596 Miles

May 2, 2015 – May 10, 2015
Opening reception: May 2, 2015 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Gallery is open weekends and by appointment

596 miles is the distance from Houston to Marfa. Far beyond the horizon’s edge the vista morphs as you travel from the Gulf Coastal Plain, across the Edwards Plateau to the High Desert of the Trans-Pecos in the Basin and Range Province.

It takes time to travel such a distance. You become stretched by looking so far instead of near.

But therein lies the opportunity for discovery. There are those who sightsee and those who travel. To travel is more than seeing sights; to travel is to journey. It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

In much the same way art has the ability to stretch one’s view, to lead from one point of understanding to another and expand one’s horizon. And in much the same way it takes time, effort and patience to reach one’s destination, to reach one’s potential.

The International Woman’s Foundation in Marfa and The Art Chatter Group of Houston are two organizations separated by a great distance but sharing the common goals to provide a nurturing environment, support the exchange of ideas and dedicated to the artistic development and fulfillment of one’s promise and potential.

It is with great joy and excitement we share our work and efforts with the International Woman’s Foundation in Marfa; to participate together on this journey.