The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center annually hosts the Youth Art Month show that features art from students in area high schools. The 2020 show 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.
“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.
Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown
Cowboys and Cobbler Throwdown is a new event coming to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Saturday, April 4, 2020. This tasty, fun fundraiser is open to all cowboys, cattle queens, and of course, bakers, youth ages 8-18; and adults, 19 and older.
Bakers must enter their own home-cooked cobbler. Bakers are limited to two different recipes. Dutch oven cobblers, large casserole and deep dish cobblers are all acceptable, but pies will not be accepted. There is no entry fee.
Non-monetary prizes to be awarded in several different categories, including an overall People’s Choice award. Tickets for tasting will be sold for $1 each. The cobbler with the most tickets will win the People’s Choice award.
Entertainment throughout the day will include cowboy performers Gary S. Pratt of Davis, and Jay Snider of Cyril, and flutist Duane Paul of Duncan. There will be opportunities throughout the day for cowboy poetry performances. For information, contact Leah or Toni at the Heritage Center, (580) 252-6692.