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Apr 11 2014

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East Texas Oil Museum to host reception

The East Texas Oil Museum will serve as the first host of the traveling art exhibit, “Black and Gold: The Rise of an American Legacy,” April 12-25, featuring the works of national award-winning artist Lee Alban.

The regional   tour is sponsored by Good Art Company, a subsidiary of Dream Development of Fredericksburg.

A reception with Alban is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the museum.

The exhibit will feature a collection of oil paintings that capture oil field scenes based on black and white photographs from the early 1930s to the 1940s, some of which are of Kilgore.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission is $5 for children ages 3-11 and $8 for ages 12 and older.

The museum is located at the corner of Highway 259 and Ross Street on the Kilgore campus. For GPS, use 1301 S. Henderson Blvd.

For more information, call Joe White or Sara Lugeanbeal, at (903) 983-8295.

No admission fee will be charged for those wishing to view the art exhibit only.

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