Rodeo Expressionism of Walter Piehl Jr.
|January 30 - September 10, 2006
Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street
On exhibition in the Pioneer Saloon at the Western Folklife Center are paintings by one of North Dakota's premier painters, Walter Piehl Jr., a leader in celebrating the pagentry of one of his state's most indigenous cultural events - the rodeo.
Among Piehl's favorite themes is the interaction between horse and rider in the rodeo arena. Born to a family that raised rodeo stock, Walter rode as a matter of course. He currently teaches in the art department at Minot State University.
The Walter Piehl Jr. Retrospective, a glorious full-color (softcover) book of 191 pages has been offered for sale through our Gift Shop at 501 Railroad Street, Elko: please call 775-738-7508 for availability.
This exhibition was funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council.