Yard Show exhibit at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Texas Folklife, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA) are working with landscape designer and author Jill Nokes on a new exhibition Yard Show which will open in San Angelo in September 2009 and then tour Texas venues in 2010. Nokes’ recent book, Yard Art and Handmade Places: Extraordinary Expressions of Home (2007, UT Press) has inspired this exhibit. The book features people who have transformed their homes and properties into uncommon personal displays. Yard Show will focus on several of these distinctive places and their makers with photographs, video and audio projections, sculptural elements borrowed from selected yards as well as new installations commissioned for the exhibit.