Tarleton State University honors pioneer of art with reception and exhibit on Aug. 21.

Updated: Aug 17


Special to Beneath the Surface News


The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is presenting a special exhibition and reception from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, to honor the life and work of Mark G. Davis.


Mark spearheaded the creation of Tarleton State University’s art program in 1986 and later wrote the curriculum for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art.

In 2007 he was the recipient of the O.A. Grant Excellence in Teaching Award, after spending years teaching generations of students how to paint and draw.


As Tarleton’s art program now expands into the new Department of Visual Arts and Design, Mark is being honored for his vision and contributions.

His paintings include compositions that combine flat and two-dimensional shapes with images and iconography inspired by western themes.


The event is free and open to the public.