Kevin Red Star's "Horse Shield" Official Logo of 28th Montana Cowboy Poetry
Kevin Red Star will be a special guest at the Thursday evening kick-off BBQ and Open Mic. Show at The Eagles on August 15th. Tickets for the evening are available at Don's Store in Lewistown or by calling, 406-538-4575.
"Horse Shield" by world famous Montana artist, Kevin Red Star, has been selected by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous as the official logo for this August's 28th Gathering, produced in Lewistown, August 15-18.
"Horse Shield," was selected as the 28th Gathering's official logo in honor of Kevin Red Star and "the horse," and the vital role the horse played in the early history of the Montana Territory and the west. "Horse Shield" will be featured on the 28th Cowboy Poetry Gathering's 3-day pin pass, posters, advertisements and official program book. The art of Kevin Red Star will be available at the Gathering's Poetry & Music store, open to the public throughout the event at The Eagles, the gathering's day head-quarters.
"Tea Party" by Kevin Red Star 1986 - oil on canvas - collection of Diane and Sam Stewart
UMFA Artist Talk: Kevin Red Star
Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West
Kevin Red Star, an American Indian painter featured in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts' acclaimed exhibition Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West, will give an artist talk at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The talk, free and open to the public, will be held in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium in the UMFA's Marcia and John Price Museum Building at the University of Utah.
For his UMFA talk, Red Star will discuss his development as an artist and the themes in his work. Tea Party, one of two of Red Star's works included in the exhibition, captures the tensions surrounding acculturation. "Tea Party sheds timeworn clichés to depict a Crow man and woman seated at a dinner table having tea," said Donna Poulton, PhD, UMFA's curator of art of Utah and the West. "Prominently displayed on the wall behind them is a painting of two teepees, revealing the juxtaposition of two cultures, but also, perhaps, honoring Red Star's Crow ancestors, who instead of living in government-issued cabins on the reservation, chose to occupy traditional teepees."
"Masters of the American West" Exhibition and Sale
February 2 - March 17, 2013 Autry National Center
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Los Angeles, California 90027 Website Map and Directions
About The Exhibition
The Autry National Center's Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country's most important Western art show. Each year, more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experiences inspire.
Featured work by Kevin Red Star: "Mountain Crow Indian Horse Shield"
This shield represents a faction of the Crow Indians who reside in mountain foothills. They are thus referred to as the Mountain Crow - distinct from the River Crow, who live alongside river areas. Personalized, significant emblems include seven horses and stars. The traditional dream catcher is nestled among the feathers at center top. A common belief held that the web design of the dream catcher allows nightmares to pass through, while good dreams are caught in the web, sent floating down the feathers, and on to the sleeping person.
"Snapping Turtle" Wins!
Local renowned artist Kevin Red Star received the prestigious President's Choice Williams Award for his painting, "Snapping Turtle". Earlier this month Red Star was among 70 artists featured at the "Collectors' Reserve: American art Exhibition and Sale" held at the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art - Gilcrease Museum opened in Tulsa on May 3, 1949. Collector and oilman Thomas Gilcrease (1890-1962) created this private museum. His vast collection was subsequently deeded to the City of Tulsa in 1955. The museum's more than 400,000-piece collection relates to the discovery, expansion, and settlement of North America, with special emphasis on the Western Frontier and Native American artifacts, culture and tradition.
United States Malawi Embassy Exhibition 2012 -2014
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