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Expressing the Rural West - Into the Future!

Wade Saddle by Dave Rigby

Wade Saddle
by Dave Rigby,
Item 41
$15,000

January 19 - September 8, 2014

Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery
501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada

Premiering during the 30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, this exhibition celebrates the new renaissance of western artistry among young gearmakers and visual artists. Follow the excitement of Expressing the Rural West—Into the Future on Facebook: meet the gearmakers and see their artistry!

Most of the items featured in the exhibition are for sale. See the price list. For more information, contact the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop at 1-888-880-5885 extension 234.
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Cal Brackin: Sketches of Georgie Sicking

Cal Brackin Exhibition at the Western Folklife Center

Cal Brackin: Sketches of cowgirl poet, Georgie Sicking
Western Folklife Center Wiegand Gallery
501 Railroad Street * Elko, NV

Exhibiting: January 21 - September 8, 2014

In 2013, artist Cal Brackin traveled to Elko to interview and sketch cowboy poets at the Gathering for a master's project at the University of Wyoming. Particularly inspired by meeting poet Georgie Sicking, Cal has created an eight-panel graphic narrative depicting the life history of this incredible woman. In his work, he has sought to express his impression that, "She doesn't merely exist in life, she truly lives it."

Raised on a ranch outside of Kingman, Arizona, and with both her father and stepfather as teachers, Georgie began riding at the age of two. By 16, she was on the payroll of the Green Cattle Company in Seligman, Arizona. Georgie’s poetry speaks of her experience as a woman cowboy and offers a fine blend of humor and wisdom. She has also been inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and was awarded the 100,000-Miles on Horseback award from the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association.

 

Something That a Cowboy Knows

Alejandro Solis, Sr.

Something That a Cowboy Knows
Western Folklife Center
Lower Level
501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada


The Western Folklife Center presents Something That a Cowboy Knows, a photographic essay by L.L. Griffin, a Denver-area artist and photographer. Through her photographs L.L. Griffin provides insight into the character and spirit of cowboy poets, singers and storytellers of the American West.

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