Sid Richardson Museum presents "Night & Day: Frederic Remington's Final Decade"

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Sid Richardson Museum presents "Night & Day: Frederic Remington's Final Decade," which explores works made in the final decade of Remington’s life, when the artist alternated his canvases between the color dominant palettes of blue-green and yellow-orange. The works included range from 1900 to 1909, the year that Remington’s life was cut short by complications due to appendicitis at the young age of 48.

In these final years Remington was working to distance himself from his long-established reputation as an illustrator, to become accepted by the New York art world as a fine artist, as he embraced the painting style of the American Impressionists. In these late works he strove to revise his color palette, compositional structure, and brushwork as he set his Western subjects under an interchanging backdrop of the shadows of night and the dazzling light of day.

Throughout his career Remington revised and reworked compositions across media, from his illustrations to his oils to his three-dimensional bronzes. As part of this process of revision, Remington took extreme measures from 1907 to 1909 when, as part of his campaign toward changing the perception of his art, he destroyed well over 100 works that he felt did not satisfy his new standards of painting.

A contract made with Collier’s magazine that began in 1903 meant that many of the works he destroyed are preserved through halftone reproductions published by that journal. The inclusion of these images in this exhibition offers the opportunity to compare them with modified and remade compositions Remington produced in his final years.

The museum is extending the run of the exhibition to Sunday, April 30, to showcase a rare Remington watercolor titled Cold Day on Picket. The artwork was recently discovered by Museum Director Scott Winterrowd during a visit with Dallas collectors Duffy and Tina Oyster.

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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

Surf big waves at 2-day festival at Grand Prairie water park Epic Waters

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Surf's up at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark In Grand Prairie with the return of FlowaPalooza, taking place at the Epic, considered to be one of the splashiest, very best indoor waterparks in the U.S.

The festival, which takes place September 23-24, centers on a surf competition on the FlowRider, the world’s first and most famous surf simulating machine. This competition is open to multiple age groups and abilities. Those who don't want to compete can buy a ticket to watch the action; here's a snapshot from the 2022 event.

The first Flowapalooza at Epic Waters took place in June 2019 after Flowrider added the Grand Prairie facility to the list of stops on its FLOW Tour competition.

In subsequent years, they repositioned the date from June to the fall. The festival has grown larger every year, although this year, it's just two nights instead of three, as in prior years.

Flow Tour special events help keep the sport of flowboarding alive, and also keep FlowRiders around the world connected. There are more than 220 FlowRiders installed at water parks around the world, as well as on cruise chips. Epic Waters is home to a FlowRider Double, a two-lane attraction, making it the largest FlowRider in North Texas. (Other FlowRiders are in Plano, Arlington, Little Elm, and Dallas, at the State Fair of Texas.)

Free activities throughout the weekend will include live music on The Grand Lawn at EpicCentral, with six bands on Saturday, headlined by David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales, and four more bands on Sunday.

Also performing will be The Flying Cortes family, a five-generation troupe that takes the traditional flying trapeze to a new level by showcasing classic flying maneuvers over 30 feet in the air.

There will also be multiple food trucks available on-site, as well as a Family Village featuring free games like Robo Surfing, Zorb Ball Racing, carnival games, rock climbing, and more.

“We are passionate about providing entertainment for all ages and FlowaPalooza helps us deliver on this while offering a free event to our community,” said Lisa Miller of Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in a statement. “This epic festival is full of live music, entertainment for all, delicious food, and a range of activities.”

The festival will take place from 12-10 pm on Saturday and 12-6 pm on Sunday.

Texas earns healthy rating as 2nd best state for nurses, Forbes says

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As the United States emerges from a global pandemic and watches its workforce reach retirement in larger proportions, strong healthcare is becoming increasingly crucial.

Nurses are in great demand throughout the nation and can make significant impacts in a state like Texas, which was just named the No. 2 best state for nurses in a study by Forbes Advisor.

Texas currently employs more than 231,000 nurses, the second-highest number in the country behind California's 325,620 nurses. Florida rounds out the top three with more than 197,000 nurses employed.

There are several factors to keep in mind when considering a career as a nurse, but one has been in a lot of recent discourse: the salary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says nurses in the U.S. earn a median salary of $81,220 per year. While healthcare company Trusted Health places a Texas nurse's annual salary at $74,540 - lower than places like Florida and California, adjusted cost of living can make Texas more attractive.

"Salary is a significant factor in any professional’s career decisions, but it’s not the only one to weigh when deciding where to work," the report's author wrote. "You should also consider job availability, economic demand, and licensing processes before settling on a place to grow your career."

Regarding job availability, Projections Central estimates there will be a demand for more than 16,000 nursing positions in Texas between 2020 and 2030 - the second-best job outlook in the U.S.

Texas is also part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which can help nurses transfer their licenses from other states.

"NLC members grant RNs multi-state licenses, which allow them to practice in any NLC-participating state without jumping through the hoops of meeting a new state’s specific licensing guidelines," the report says. "NLC nurses can offer their skills to another compact state in the event of a crisis and provide telehealth services across compact states."

The full report can be found on forbes.com.