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Boerne, TX
Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery, April 10-12

Jay Hester, Shut Eye, oil, 24 x 30.

Jay Hester, Shut Eye, oil, 24 x 30.

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Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, the city of Boerne is a small community on the rise. Having nearly doubled its population since 2000, it’s fertile ground to grow a fine-art market, which is exactly what Johny Rosa, owner of Texas Treasures Fine Art, hopes to do. This month the gallery celebrates its fourth anniversary show, which coincides with other local art festivities. “I like to call it the Trinity Show because it’s three shows wrapped into one,” Rosa says. “We have our anniversary show and also the city’s Parade of Artists and the Second Saturday Art & Wine show.”

Rosa’s résumé includes work at prominent galleries in Santa Fe, including running his own, but after 12 years he returned to his native Texas to bring the love of art to the Hill Country community. In 2011, he intentionally timed the grand opening of Texas Treasures with the annual Parade of Artists, as the town sees nearly 2,000 visitors that weekend. They visit local galleries, artists’ studios, and retail spaces located along the Hill Country Mile in the Arts & Design and Historic districts of downtown Boerne, as well as in other nearby communities.

On Friday, April 10, the gallery opens its anniversary celebration with extended hours, food and wine, and a chance for visitors to mingle with gallery artists who are in attendance. The anniversary show features five to 10 new works from a few new artists and from its 30-plus nationally acclaimed artists, including Barry McCuan, Curtis Wade, James N. Muir, Jay Hester, Erik Christianson, and Bill Zaner. “We’ll debut new artists’ works, and, of course, our stable of artists will bring in new works as well,” Rosa says.

Among the missions of Texas Treasures Fine Art is not only to show acclaimed fine art but also to help preserve the history of the community. Rosa encourages his artists to paint scenes of the city in the hope that future generations can see life as it once was. Rosa adds, “Our community is growing at such a high rate that we’re trying to honor and preserve its history through art here at the gallery.” —Joe Kovack

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