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January 10th, 2011
Buck Winn documentary to be screened in Kyle


Wimberley artist Buck Winn at work in 1945.


The Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC) will present a screening of its documentary “Larger Than Life: The Story of Buck Winn” on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Old Kyle City Hall, 101 Burleson Street. The screening is free and open to the public.

The film chronicles the life of Wimberley artist James Buchanan “Buck” Winn (1905-1979), an internationally renowned painter, inventor, muralist and architectural artist.

Winn’s local artwork includes the architectural Morning Glory sculptures at Aquarena Springs, the carved ceramic-and-glass bas-relief on the side of Flowers Hall at Texas State, and some recently restored panels from the Pearl Brewery mural now on display at the Wimberley Community Center.

The documentary is the first to give complete coverage to Winn’s major work. It was directed by HCHC member Richard Kidd and produced by HCHC chair Kate Johnson. Kidd visited 18 locations and interviewed eight individuals who had known and worked with Winn. Music in the film is by James Dick, Eugene Rowley and the Miro Quartet.

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