Join us and welcome artist Sandy Magrath, for a meet the artist reception, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan, OK. This is a free public event – open to all members and guests. Sandy will be here to talk about her art, her dogs and the art will be available to purchase! It is a come and go event. Stay a little while, or longer if you choose.
A Texas State of Mind, featuring the art of Larry G. Lemons of Nocona, TX, exhibit will open July 4 – Sept. 22, 2019, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK.
A meet the artist reception will be 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Heritage Center.
As author John Steinbeck said, “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” Lemons created his brand around that quote.
“The icons of Texas and the great southwest make up my artistic arsenal,” Lemons said. “I have taken colorful and iconic images and wrapped them in a package that I call ‘A Texas State of Mind.’ If you look closely, you will see such universal themes as family values, patriotism, faith, humor, nostalgia and maybe more.”
Be sure to like our Facebook event on this show for more information.
The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1–5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (580) 252-6692.
“Designed by Nature,” featuring the fine art wildlife and landscape photography of Sarah Rodefeld of Maud, OK.
Exhibit Oct. 1 – Jan. 6, 2020, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK.
Sarah will be here 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, for our Holiday Open House. She’ll share the stories of how she “got the picture” of those images in her exhibit. Her work is available to purchase. She also has a variety of merchandise with her images featured – coffee mugs, puzzles, notepads and journals, keychains, magnets, and other items. Merchandise and the framed 8×10 images can go home on day of purchase.
Painted Ladies, Watercolors of Friendship
Featuring the art of Lou Baggett, Glenna Pace, Barbara Nelson and the late Jean Rich. Exhibit display, Jan. 9 – Feb. 27, 2020, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. Watercolors, collaborations, pastels and more will be on display, created by these women during nearly a decade of friendship. They met weekly to paint, until the death of Rich in 2017. They still continue to create art, participate in workshops and show their work. A reception will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.
The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center continues its annual spotlight of area high school students in March with the Youth Art Month show. The 2020 nationwide theme is “Take a Journey Through Art. This will be the 10th year for the museum to participate in the national program.
Art is submitted by the teachers on behalf of their students. A public reception will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5. All students, their families and other supporters of the program are invited to attend.
Students who are interested in having their work displayed should contact their art teacher. Teachers who would like to submit work can contact Leah Mulkey, CTHC Education Coordinator for details.
There is no cost to the students or schools to participate, or to attend the public reception. Historically, art entries range from 140 to more than 300 pieces of art submitted by more than 100 area art students. Past shows have included mosaics, scratchboard, drawings, collage, paintings and photography. Art teachers are encouraged to follow the theme, but it is not required. If you are a teacher who has never participated in the Heritage Center’s annual show, please contact Leah Mulkey in advance. Space is limited for art display.
A public reception for the annual Youth Art Month show is scheduled, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020.
Please join us to show support for our area high school student artists. Refreshments available.
“Looking Through Indian Eyes” will feature the art of Brent Learned, who is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. The show is April 2 – June 30, 2020, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK.
Learned, an Oklahoma City artist, wants people to realize after seeing his art that Native Americans still exist and they have stories to tell. He uses bold colors to tell his stories through paintings. Learn more about his work in this PBS News Hour article: https://to.pbs.org/2OtHMJF
Reception to be announced.