The Art of the Calgary Stampede
June 4 – Aug 6
The Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary is hosting a premiere exhibition — The Art of the Calgary Stampede.
Curated by Brian Rusted, the exhibition features original works from private collections, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Stampede and Calgary Stampede Archives, Galt Museum, Glenbow Museum, Government of Alberta, Government House Foundation and the Nickle Arts Museum.
This once-in-a-lifetime exhibit of so many great works of western art encompasses the work of great artists — many of whom are well familiar to the readers of Canadian Cowboy Country.
The exhibit, which runs from June 4 through Aug. 6, features the work of more than 60 artists ranging from the early masters such as Charlie Russell, Edward Borein and John Innes to contemporary artists Paul Van Ginkel, Adeline Halverson, Rocky Barstad and Allen Sapp. Bronzes are well-represented in the hands of the masters, Charles Beil, Jay Contway, Vilem Zach and many more.
This exhibition is a must-see for all western art enthusiasts. For more information, contact the Nickle Arts Museum, www.ucalgary.ca/~nickle/exhibit/stampede.shtml.