June 17 – The Ellen Noël Art Museum presents Western Night from 6-7:30 p.m. on June 23, according to a press release.
Inspired by the current exhibition, Dramatic Moments by Fredric Remington, which will end on August 28th. Western Night is an event designed to showcase the exhibition in a fun and interactive way. This event is for the whole family, all ages are welcome.
Families will enjoy western-themed activities including how to saddle a horse, use a branding iron to brand a bandana (with paint), design your own brand, sing around a campfire with guitarist-led cowboy songs and more. Food and drinks will be provided.
Exhibition Information: This exhibition features an exceptional collection of large format vintage Harper’s Weekly prints by Frederic Remington. These are the images that launched Remington’s illustrative career and provided the platform from which he became one of the most celebrated fine art painters in the West. The images not only document his rise to fame and wealth, but also chronicle the convulsive events of the final decades of the Western Frontier era.
Moreover, Remington possesses a consummate skill in rendering the horse in motion, which is clearly demonstrated in these engravings. In sum, this vast body of Frederic Remington’s artistic beginnings testifies to his emerging skills and creative imagination, traits that quickly elevated him above and beyond his contemporaries.