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Granbury: An Artist's Haven for Expression

For Immediate Release:
 June 24, 2014

Granbury: An Artist's Haven for Expression
                   Regional works of Cynthia Helen Brants

Cynthia Helen Brants 1924- 2006

In 1979 the late Cynthia Brants, a renowned native Fort Worth artist, relocated to Granbury, Texas seeking the quiet inspiration and haven of small town life.  It was just this subdued and tranquil pace that she hoped would allow her more time to further pursue exploration of abstraction in painting and printmaking that she had spent many years studying and teaching.  

With this wealth of education, exhibition and sales history, university teaching experience, and a view of the world not common in a small town, Cynthia helped to change the face of this community into what we see today.  She was enamored with the architecture and proceeded to lend her efforts at restoration efforts, as well as cultural endeavors by enticing several friends to purchase and restore buildings on the historic square. Her final personal project was the restoration of an old automotive repair shop into an artist's studio.  That building, Gallery 206 on Pearl Street, still houses her works of art and is currently home to the Cynthia Brants Trust.

This exhibition, presented by the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center, seeks to show the emotion and visual stimulation that Cynthia Brants found in Granbury and how this small town found a friend, a champion and an admirer in the eyes of a classically trained artist.

Please call (817) 279-1164 or e-mail for more information.