THINK SMALL Edward Hopper is known for his lonely scenes of the American cityscape, not his Impressionistic images of France. So when “Edward Hopper: The Paris Years” opens on October 16, the location may strike you as fittingly incongruous: the Tyler Museum of Art (it isn’t every day that a city the size of Tyler procures an exhibit organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art). But the Hopper exhibit isn’t the only art success in small towns this month. The Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography, in San Marcos, features “Russell Lee: A Centenary Exhibition,” a display of nearly seventy vintage and modern photographs taken during and after the Farm Security Administration project. Albany’s Old Jail Art Center follows last month’s display of Michael O’Brien’s portraits of Texans (well-known and not) with another stunning show,“Grit and Glory: Laura Wilson’s Photographs of Six-Man Football.” And the Buddy Holly Center, in Lubbock, showcases singer-songwriter Butch Hancock’s “Maybe Life Is a Railroad Crossing,” an exhibit of Hancock’s black and white images depicting people from around the world in peculiar situations. (See Houston, San Marcos, Albany, Lubbock: Museums/Galleries)