Artist Olin Travis was the first native Dallasite to receive training at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago, going on to paint landscapes and portraits that landed in the permanent collections of Austin's Elisabet Ney Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art and drew him comparisons to artists like Winslow Homer. (He was also a distant relative of William Barret Travis, making him at least twice as Texan as most of you.) Olin Travis: People, Places and Visions collects some 40 years of his work in a comprehensive exhibit featuring paintings created between 1915 and 1955 along with an essay by his granddaughter, Susan L. Travis. Catch it now through March 28 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. An exhibit by contemporary photographer Angilee Wilkerson runs concurrently in the New Works Space. Call 214-953-1212 or visit the-mac.org for more info.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Starts: Feb. 21. Continues through March 28, 2009