June 1 – September 1 | 2019
Guest Curator, Rachael Cozad
Montana Territory, watercolor, 24 x 30″
Sunday, June 2 | 12-5 pm
The artist will speak at 2 pm
Lunch with Linda Blackburn and Rachael Cozad at 12:30 pm
$12.50 | Reservations here
June 2 is the Annual Member Party, and Lunch is free for Members and invited guests.
If you would like to become a Member
(and enjoy a free lunch at the Member’s Party- AND support art exhibits and free community programming at The Volland Store), we would love to have you join us!
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You wouldn’t have guessed that Linda Blackburn hadn’t visited the Kansas Flint Hills before this exhibition.
Her Law of the Saddle (II) landscapes and interiors are right at home in the tall grass prairie, home of many tales of the great American West. But beyond the traditional and universal themes in the Western movie genre (frontier and personal justice, honor codes and social order in the courtroom or barroom) the viewer finds that the real theater here is in her brushstrokes, her color palette, and her compositions. More often than not, a subtle sense of humor permeates her scenes, even when high drama is what is supposed to be taking place. She consistently plays with scale and gesture, imbuing everything (even her rocks and mesas) with a certain stance that becomes a central part of the dialogue.
-Rachael Blackburn Cozad, Curator
Hondo (detail), 2017, acrylic on canvas, 36×48″
Summer Fun At Volland
JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 1
LINDA BLACKBURN | Law of the Saddle (II)
Opening Reception June 2. Artist talk | 2 pm
Lunch with the artist and curator | 12:30 pm
Lunch reservations $12.50 | here
Closing Reception Sept 1 | 12-5 pm
“Bison, Saddles and Cherokee Maidens”
Artist Zhang Hongtu and Poet Mary Pinard | 4-5:30 pm
Food truck available | 5:30 pm
The Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing | 7 pm
Concert tickets | $10 | advance tickets here
Charro Jerry Diaz and Company. Traditional Vaquero (Mexican cowboy) demonstration | 4 pm
“Calamity Jane” first-person narrative by Dr. Joyce Thierer of Ride into History | 2 pm
Stargazing at Volland. Jerelyn and Paul Ramirez, Kansas Astronomical Observers | Music | Stargazing | Speaker to be announced | 6 – 11 pm