Something That a Cowboy Knows

Alejandro Solis, Sr. January 20 through December 31, 2007
Western Folklife Center
Wiegand Gallery
501 Railroad Street
Elko Nevada

The Western Folklife Center's Wiegand Gallery 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. The photographs are accompanied by a “virtual jukebox” and we invite you to pause for a moment and listen to cowboy songs, stories and poems from the Western Folklife Center archives. 

Ramerio Rameriz Something That a Cowboy Knows is part of the Western Folklife Center's permanent collection of exhibitions and artifacts, and was donated to the Folklife Center by L.L. Griffin. Something That a Cowboy Knows first appeared at the Arvada Center and the Colorado Historical Society, and has traveled throughout the West.
Griffin has exhibited her work at the Walker Fine Arts Gallery in Denver, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, MS Magazine, Woman's Day, Der Spiegel, Men's Journal, and many other publications.

L.L. Griffin's book, Something That a Cowboy Knows - which includes Griffin's photographs and poems, as well as a foreward by Teresa Jordan - may be available in our Gift Shop: call 888-880-5885, ext 234 to inquire.

Something That a Cowboy Knows was funded by the Nevada Arts Council.

Georgie Sicking