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Greetings from the Northern Plains

 

 

Greetings from the Northern Plains

Wiegand Gallery
Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street, Elko Nevada

January 19-September 10, 2016

 

Experience the arts of the Northern Plains in Greetings From the Northern Plains, showcasing the premier visual artists and gearmakers of the region from the Rocky Mountains to the Dakotas and from the sandhills of Nebraska to the grasslands of Saskatchewan—celebrating what it means to be connected to earth, land and big sky county, a land of prairie and woodlands that is famous for short summers and punishing winters, but also for hardy people, excellent cattle, and fine bucking horses and bronc riders.

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Classic Characters

The fireplace nook in the Pioneer Saloon

Classic Characters:
Badger Clark and Glenn Ohrlin,
with Bill Lowman

Fireplace Nook of the Pioneer Saloon
Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street, Elko Nevada

Ongoing since January 19, 2016

Enjoy two intimate displays honoring National Heritage Fellow Glenn Ohrlin and cowboy poet Charles Badger Clark, drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival collection, as well as a sampling of original pencil art by Bill Lowman.

The creative legacy of South Dakota's Badger Clark is highlighted as part of our Northern Plains theme for the 32nd Gathering, and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the publishing of Clark's Sun and Saddle Leather poetry collection.

Bill Lowman is an accomplished visual, literary and performing artist, in addition to his lifetime occupation as a rancher. Inducted into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame and as a Local Legacy in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Bill is the founder/director of the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

We also honor our friend Glenn Ohrlin, the inimitable cowboy songster, raconteur and national treasure who passed away in 2015, remembering him through a range of photos, drawings, recordings and other memorabilia.

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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