Located in San Angelo, Raw 1899 has long been a spot to enjoy a glass of wine and take in some of the finest art in West Texas. Their upcoming event will be no exception. They are hosting the Western Wonder Art Show and Sale featuring the photography of Texas native, Jean N. Cornell.
Cornell grew up exploring the ranch tagging along with her father, hard at work. She started dabbling with photography in high school and let her craft develop very naturally. Later she graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts focused heavily on design. The degree helped hone her skills to add a level of professionalism to what had previously been a passionate hobby.
“My passion for this show was to find the transcendent beauty of the West through my lens and bring you with me,” Cornell said. Western Wonder shares a lot with traditional Western art, “dusty roads, chuckwagon meals, wide-open quiet, and this vanishing breed called cowboys.” However, she seeks to lend a fresh perspective and “convey a strong sense of who the cowboy, the livestock, and the land really are.”
Adding another aire of the wild West to her art, her prints are on metal instead of more traditional paper or canvas. Cornell said that printing on metal puts more emphasis on the photography itself. The format cements the image in the mind of the viewer, creating an unforgettable encounter with the piece.
This amazing show runs from March 31 until April 30, 2022. For more information, see Raw 1899’s events page on their website, or follow them on social media.