At just seven years old, Jagger Raymond is already making a name for himself with the Cross Timbers Arts Council, and will have his very own art display open now through June 30 at the Stephenville Public Library.
“We are very proud of Jagger and delighted to feature his exhibit at the library. Jagger has been very helpful at our Ragin’ Cajun fundraisers and loves to attend art receptions at CTFAC,” said CTFAC President Kelijon Nance. “He is the son of Josh and Kelli Raymond, and is a very talented artist.”
Jagger’s art career took off after watching his father build things; taking the wood scraps for his own use.
“I am so excited and so proud that his art is going to be on display,” Kelli said in a phone interview with the E-T. “My husband is very talented — he built the majority of furniture in our house — and Jagger always wants to be like daddy, so he would use the wood scraps for his pieces. That’s kind of how he got started, from watching daddy.”
In fact, Jagger designed, built and painted wooden Christmas trees he sold to friends and neighbors.
“He actually made quite a bit of money, and we put that into his savings,” Kelli said with a laugh. “We have a huge list of Christmas trees to make this year.”
Jagger is a student at Chamberlin Elementary and enjoys baseball, football, riding bikes, spinning his bay blades with friends, hunting, exploring and archery.
He will have approximately nine pieces on display that will include woodwork and a few paintings.