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Sat, Dec. 07

'Wild Horses' gallops to Phippen

On Saturday, July 26, the Phippen Museum opens "Wild Horses! Equine Art at Home on the Range" in the Main Gallery and Cultural Hall. A members' reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 25.

This exhibition celebrates the contribution the horse has made to early pioneers, tribal customs, modern ranchers and as a working part of the Western expansion.

The work of 25 Western artists will fill the museum with images of horses galloping, grazing or simply waiting for its rider to jump into its saddle to ride off into the Arizona sunset.

In the Cultural Hall, Carson Thomas' miniature saddles will be on display alongside oil paintings and other work by George Phippen, cowboy artist. Several Phippen paintings are on loan from corporate and private collections, in addition to art from the Phippen Permanent Collection.

The Main Gallery will showcase some familiar and emerging artists such as Shawn Cameron, Steve Devenyns, Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, Brent Flory, Dennis Gallagher, Veryl Goodnight, Donna Howell-Sickles, Shannon Lawlor, Curt Mattson, Sarah Phippen, Cynthia Rigden, Elizabeth Lewis Scott, and D. Michael Thomas. The work of Fred Fellows CA, Bill Nebeker CA and T.D. Kelsey CA will represent The Cowboy Artists of America.

For additional information, call 778-1385 or visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.

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