Exciting photographic journey around the Texas Hill Country
Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University presents the Summerlin Visiting Artist Series featuring artist Mike Marvins. A Houston-based photographer, Marvins will discuss and show the Hill Country photographs on the big screen showing Kerr County and other places in the Hill Country in a whole new light. This exciting photographic journey around the Texas Hill Country will take place on Tuesday, Apr 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center ballrooms at Schreiner University.
The Summerlin Visiting Artist Series is free and open to the public. Free parking is also provided. There will be a book signing along with a reception with some of his work displayed.
Marvins is a master photographer and has earned fellowship honors – the highest award – from The American Society of Photographers, The British Professional Photographers Association, and Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Ft. Worth, The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas in Austin, The Grace Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum-London, and many more. Exhibits include the British House of Commons, The Cultural Arts Center -Bejing China, The Museum of Western Art, The International Photography Hall of Fame, The Houston Museum of Natural Science and others.
“Mike has become a master portraitist of the Texas Landscape by using the same artistry to share the beauty of the Texas Hill Country,” said Earl Nottingham, Chief Photographer for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “Every photograph is a portrait in its own right and his unique palette evokes an almost ethereal feel to each location, making the viewer ponder, is this a dream, or is it Texas?”
Marvins has some coffee table books that include “Texas Big Bend; A Photographic Adventure” and “The Texas Hill Country; A Photographic Adventure” – which is the first photographic book to cover all the diverse regions of the Texas Hill Country. All the authors proceeds go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit which supports Texas State Parks, Natural Areas and Historic Sites.
Not just a program for photographers, this is about the Hill Country and this event will be for the general public and anyone interested in history of the area, discovering new places, and of course photography and art. The event will be of interest to those who enjoy nature and our beautiful Hill Country scenery in all seasons of the year.