FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Cowgirl Museum Upcoming Exhibition to Feature Western Photographer Nadine Levin
“Light, Landscape and Livestock: The Photography of Nadine Levin” opens March 4 in the Anne W. Marion Gallery
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (February 10, 2016) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame – the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage in their trailblazing efforts – is pleased to welcome to the Anne W. Marion Gallery “Light, Landscape and Livestock: The Photography of Nadine Levin.” The exhibition of photographs will be available for public viewing March 4 – July 5, 2016.
For over 25 years, Levin has been capturing the beauty of the world that surrounds us through her elegant photography. Often riding horseback to capture her Western images, she creates a uniquely feminine portrayal of the often masculine and traditional world. Her infrared images reveal her contemporary vision and desire to expand her art beyond that of the traditional.
“My goal is not only to capture and present these images as art, but to do it in such a way that evokes emotion,” said Levin. “Whether you look at my work and feel a sense of peace, or a longing to be in the spot that I have photographed, or just enjoyment from looking at a particular scene, I want my viewers to feel something.”
“Nadine Levin’s love of the American West is evident in her work, and underscored even more when she speaks about a particular shot,” said Dr. Diana Vela, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Associate Executive Director, Exhibits and Education. “She has an artist’s eye, and a cowgirl’s attitude and work ethic.”
Included in the show are shots from 2007 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree, Terry Stuart Forst’s 7S Stuart Ranch, the oldest ranch in Oklahoma under continuous family ownership.
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About the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire. The Hall of Fame’s purpose is twofold: to preserve the history and impact of western women living from the mid-1800s to present day, and to foster an appreciation for their ideals and spirit of self-reliance. These women are the legacy of legends — artists and writers, champions and competitive performers, entertainers, ranchers (stewards of land and livestock), trailblazers and pioneers. The Museum is considered an invaluable national educational resource for its exhibits, research library, rare photograph collection, and award-winning distance-learning programs for grades K-12 and adults.
Located at 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, the Cowgirl is open Monday (Memorial Day to Labor Day) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for children ages 3 to 12 and senior citizens (60+) and $10 for adults (ages 13+). For more information, please visit www.cowgirl.net or call 817-476-FAME (3263).
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