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Saddle Up-Ranching, Rodeo and Tradition

PolkaWorks is excited to announce our latest project Saddle Up—Ranching, Rodeo and Tradition! This visual exhibition features the Texas Youth Rodeo community and the role of rodeo as an anchor to ranching lifestyles undergoing the changes of contemporary economics.

Rodeo links people to land and livestock. Young wranglers test their mettle in competitive events developed from common ranching tools. Hundreds of thousands more Texans either compete in rodeos or have family members that do. And even for those not directly touched by rodeo, the romance, history and culture of this Texan sporting event touches their imaginations. Curators are Lori Najvar and Joe Vitone.

posted on 3/25/2015