Costumer to discuss cowboy clothes at Phippen Museum event today

The Phippen Museum and the Dry Creek Art Fellowship presents a special lecture by award-winning costume designer and artist Cathy Smith as part the 22nd Trappings of the American West exhibit at 1 p.m. today at 4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott. Cathy will take a humorous look at the historical evolution of the American Cowboy through his costumes, equipment and horses.

Cathy Smith is now painting the Native American West, the subject she knows and loves, though she is best known for her authentic costumes in films such as "Dances with Wolves," "Comanche Moon," "Geronimo" and "Son of the Morning Star" - for which she won the Emmy for Excellence in Costume Design.

Cathy lectures on the art and culture of the Western Plains at museums and events, from the Smithsonian to Christy's in NYC. She restores original artifacts for museums and collectors and creates custom clothing and accoutrements for film, museums, and clients worldwide.

Phippen Museum admission is $7 for adults, $5 for Students with ID and free for Museum Members and children twelve and under. For additional information, go online to www.phippenartmuseum.org.