39.5 F
Fort Worth
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Culture Council Report: RED STEAGALL HONORED WITH STATUE

Council Report: RED STEAGALL HONORED WITH STATUE

Other News

Book celebrates defunct newspaper on anniversary of demise

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Vindicator in Youngstown, a 150-year-old paper that shut down last year because of financial struggles,...

D Magazine founder Wick Allison dies

D Magazine founder and longtime publisher Wick Allison died Sept. 1 after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to a story in D Magazine. Allison...

Fortress Festival team launching Fort Worth-based creative agency

The team behind Fortress Festival is launching Fortress Creative, a new full-service creative agency focused on serving brands and local businesses. The team’s current projects...

Local agencies take home national honors at AAF program

Balcom Agency wins five silver awards Balcom Agency, a Fort Worth agency founded in 1993, was awarded five ADDY awards at the national American Advertising...

Fort Worth and entertainment legend Red Steagall have long had a loving relationship, and now it is one that is being honored with a piece of art.

The city council on June 25 accepted an artwork donation from the Friends of Red Steagall. It is a bronze sculpture titled “Red Steagall, Always Ridin’ for the Brand in Fort Worth, Texas” by artist Bruce R. Greene. With site enhancements, the donation is valued at about $140,000.

The near life-size sculpture will depict Steagall on horseback. It will be placed at the Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards, contingent on approval from the Texas Historical Commission and the city’s Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission. It will become a part of the Fort Worth Public Art Community Legacy Collection.

The Friends of Red Steagall commissioned the sculpture to commemorate Steagall’s contributions to Western culture and ongoing support of the Stockyards National Historic District.

“It will add to the historic character and authenticity of the Stockyards,” District 2 Councilman Carlos Flores said.

A well-known actor, poet and musician, Steagall was inducted into the Texas Trail of Fame in 1999, the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2003.

Steagall was the inaugural poet laureate of the State of Texas in 2006.

City officials say the sculpture is an appropriate addition to the Cowtown Coliseum property and complements existing public artworks, including “The First Bulldogger, Bill Pickett” by Lisa Perry; and “Quanah Parker,” by Jack Bryant.


close






Oh hi there 👋 It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.


close






Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest News

The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021

Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight...

How the West Wins Panel Discussion set during NFR events

The National Finals Rodeo will be taking place on December 3-12 at the Globe Life Stadium in Arlington, but there are plenty of other...

NFR to feature 14 competitors with Tarleton connections

The 2020 edition of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association National Finals Rodeo has a distinct Tarleton State University flair, the university said in a...

Mooyah plans expansion with an eye on Fort Worth

Texas and burgers have a long and storied history. Plenty of cattle and all that. The Texas appetite for a burger – both old-fashioned...

Merriam-Webster’s top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would...