“Painted Ladies, Watercolors of Friendship” – featuring the art of Lou Baggett, Glenna Pace, Barb Nelson and the late Jean Rich, will be on 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. More details and a reception to be announced later.
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 is held for students, their families and other supporters of the program. 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. The show has had anywhere 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.
“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.
June 16 – Aug. 11 (dates are tentative),
“A Colorful Dream” is a family-friendly exhibit by contemporary fine art photographer Adrien Broom. This nationally touring show is from ExhibitsUSA and has many large scale images in monochromatic colors telling the story of a young girl’s journey in a fairy tale setting. Each image began as a full-scale set in Broom’s studio, carefully constructed down to the smallest details. Encountering creatures, characters and vivid landscapes, the young girl discovers colorful worlds. With 40 photographic images and time-lapse videos, this is an exhibit that will inspire imaginations and spark creativity. Make plans to visit to experience this colorful journey during its stay in Oklahoma – only at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center!
Adrien Broom is a contemporary fine art and commercial photographer living in Brooklyn, New York. Broom’s fine art photography often alludes to themes of childhood fantasy, using young women as protagonists. Her commercial work includes music, fashion, and portrait photography. Trained as a computer animator, she has studied fine art in Florence, Italy, and art history in London, England.
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Located at 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan. Call 580-252-6692 for information. It is an official “Best Heritage Attraction,” an Oklahoma Outstanding Attraction, a National Day of the Cowboy ‘Cowboy Keeper” and a Top Ten Western Museum – True West Magazine. Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Association is a 501c3 non-profit.