Willis LeJeune’s wood carvings on exhibit at Building 98

Opening reception Saturday

MARFA - The International Woman’s Foundation presents “Found in the Woods,” work by Willis LeJeune on Saturday, May 25 from 5-9pm at Building 98, located at 705 West Bonnie Street. It is free and open to the public. LeJeune is a proud Cajun from south Louisiana, near Lake Charles. He has had a life-long interest in the art of nature. His work is both exotic and strange, created from roots, tree stumps and tree limbs that he has collected throughout Texas and the Southeastern U.S.A. There are 15 beautifully carved and polished pieces in fanciful designs, both large and small. Willis is motivated by his lifelong love of the woods in carving, polishing, assembling and creating his work from nature’s beauty. Mr. LeJeune and his wife Maria now make their home in Fort Davis. Also, free and open to the public is the new photography gallery, marfacollective.com, and the latest curation of the HIGH PLATEAU gallery. Building 98 was the officer’s club at Ft. D.A. Russell and boasts historic murals painted by World War II German prisoners of war. Tours of the national and state heritage site are $10 per adult, from Thursday - Saturday, 1:30-5:30pm and by appointment. For more information, call (432) 729-4826 or (432) 729-1852.

The Big Bend Sentinel

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