Pages in Time

Western Folklife Center Fireplace Nook with Sean Sexton exhibitionPages in Time:
The Journals, Drawings
and Prints of Sean Sexton


Western Folklife Center Poneer Saloon
Fireplace Nook
January through December, 2011


The journals of Florida rancher and artist Sean Sexton began as an English class assignment in 1973 during his first year in college. Sexton has kept a book for drawing and writing at hand ever since. Serving as a kind of external memory in which things as diverse as calving records to sketches and rough-hewn ingredients for poem, these journals record the dailiness of life in myriad and interesting details. This exhibition was funded by the  Nevada Arts Council.
 
Cow Buyers at Okeechobee Market, wax pencil by Sean Sexton, 1998As a rancher, Sean Sexton manages his family's Treasure Hammock Ranch, a 600-acre cow-calf operation that began in 1943. As a poet and artist, Sexton writes, paints, draws and produces etchings from the subjects of his life. He received a Florida Individual Artist's Fellowship in 2001, and has published two books, one of poetry, and a brief history, Waldo's Mountain.