Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Sculpture Ranch and Galleries

One afternoon as we drove outside of Johnson City, Texas we took a detour into the Hill Country.
It was a scenic drive with views of pastures filled with grazing cattle, creek beds and gurgling streams to view this 142 acres of wondrous sculptures that dotted the roadside.
The setting is peaceful
and the art pieces enchanting!
Take a drive with us as
we view some of these
special pieces
 
 
The property was purchased in 1999 by Italian artist Benini who turned a large part of these 143± acres into "The Sculpture Ranch", a showcase for international sculpture enhanced by the natural beauty and views of the Texas Hill Country.

At this time, more than 100 pieces are installed outdoors by 44 sculptors.
 

Viewing is free, just register at the main office

Check their website for hours open to the public

The galleries are filled with paintings and sculpture ~ a 50-year span of Benini's paintings and divertimenti as well as guests artists from Italy and smaller sculptures by sculptors who have largescale pieces on the hills and trails




This piece was intriguing with the hills in the background and the lake in the fore ground.
and then we walked into the gallery space.........
delightful!!


The gallery is located in the former hanger of President Johnson's helicopter that he used for
hunting. 

The gallery is spacious and the art is outstanding!
This was an oh WOW time!!







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