Like most of the Dodge City Days events, Landmark National Bank's Western Art Show is a tradition that's been around awhile and getting better every year.


Like most of the Dodge City Days events, Landmark National Bank's Western Art Show is a tradition that's been around awhile and getting better every year.
    What started out as a one-day event 16 years ago has grown into a full five-day show.
    "Jimmy Don Cox brings not only some excellent paintings but the highest quality bronzes we've had in the eight years I've been around the show,” said Jeff Oliphant, market president at Landmark National Bank.
    This year's guest artist, Jimmy Don Cox, grew up in San Angelo, Texas, and lives there now. He began drawing at an early age and is widely known in western art circles for his paintings and bronzes.
    One of the most interesting aspects of the work Cox has on display at Landmark through Friday is a reproduction process called giclee, a French term meaning "to squirt or spray a liquid.
    " The process begins with the artist's original painting, which is digitally analyzed for color and texture by computer. Then a 12-color ink jet printer sprays the painting onto artist's canvas. The result is remarkably true to the original, much more so than a print made with the four-color process on paper.
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