Now that’s a croc!

Now that’s a croc!


Port Arthur is known for alligators sunning in marshland and Sea Rim State Park’s boardwalks.croc

John N. Agnew’s scratchboards show his love of such creatures with “Crocodilians,” in a Museum of the Gulf Coast exhibit.

His interpretations of crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials of the world are etched into clay on these boards, displayed Sept. 5-Jan. 24. He says scratchboard is well suited to the textures and details of his prehistoric subjects. Crocodilian will also include 10 preparatory sketches and paintings.

Agnew began his career in natural history museums and zoos where he designed exhibits, produced illustrations, and painted murals and dioramas in the U.S. and as far away as Moscow.

Family Fun Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19, will include a live reptile show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., arts and crafts, games and experiments and the movie “Crocodile Dundee” to be shown at noon.

While in Port Arthur, get a look at our wildlife by birding on Pleasure Island, enjoying the banks of Sabine Lake and renting a kayak at Sea Rim State Park.


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