“If you want to understand today you have to search yesterday."
Pearl S. Buck
This issue pops with delights from earlier eras. Judy Peacock's story about shopping antique malls along Highway 80 points the way to early and mid-20th century treasures. The Longview Museum of Fine Arts also recalls simpler times by with their sophisticated exhibit of art quilts titled A Sense of Place that shows stunning scenes of Texas landscapes. The late Bob Luman's upbeat song titled "Let's Think About Living" offers another fun treat for the ears.
Learn more about the region's lasting gems in the County Line Magazine bimonthly eEdition which offers stories about culture and lifestyle and visit our eMagazine and calendar for updates on the latest events in the Upper East Side of Texas. — Lisa Tang
"Pamela's Petticoats," watercolor by Celene Terry of Cedar Creek Lake. Her art is available at 211 Gallery in Athens. Visit their website.
Wings Over Pegasus
The Pegasus Project is hosting Wings Over Pegasus — an airplane and equine extravaganza — at its 95-acre ranch in Murchison from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The event raises awareness about the lifesaving work the nonprofit organization does year-round to care for at-risk horses in the region. READ MORE.
THIS TIME OF YEAR
Remembering Bob Luman
Bob Luman was born in Nacogdoches on April 15, 1937, and began playing music at an early age. He attended high school in Kilgore and formed his own band during that time. After meeting and being inspired by Elvis Presley he soon became a regular on the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport. In 1960 just before being drafted into the U.S. Army, he released the single "Let’s Think About Living" which hit the Top 10 while he was in the service and started a long line of country hits. READ MORE.
LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT
Explore Highway 80 Shopping
Antique and vendor malls in the Upper East Side of Texas are a favorite destination for many shoppers. There are several antique malls along the Highway 80 route that begins in Wills Point and continues east through Mineola and Gladewater. Many vendors are also setting up tents along Highway 80 this week on April 15 and 16 so there's plenty to choose from. READ MORE.
ART + CULTURE
Texas Landscape Art Quilts Unroll 'A Sense of Place'
Longview Museum of Fine Arts (LMFA) is showing a collection of art quilts by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) through May 21.
A variety of regions provide inspiration for the exhibit titled A Sense of Place: Texas Landscape Art Quilts — from western desert habitats to the majestic caprocks to broad rolling plains and wide seascapes. Featured styles range from representational to abstract. READ MORE.