Friday and Saturday, October 5th & 6th, The Whinnies!, a traveling collection of film and art celebrating and spreading the word about the special partnership between horses and humans, arrives at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.
The festival opens on Friday evening, with a show of equine-inspired art by Jackson artists Kathryn Turner, September Vhay, Kathy Wipfler and Meredith Campbell. Tara Arrowood, a California based photographer, will also have her works featured. An opening reception takes place 5-7:00 pm, and is free and open to the public. If you plan on heading to California’s Napa Valley, you can enter a raffle to win passes to the fundraising Napa Valley Film Festival.
That same evening, at 7:30 p.m.: Wild Horse, Wild Ride, a film documenting the “Mustang Makeover” follows 100 trainers adopting 100 wild horses, and preparing them for show and adoption in 100 days. Jackson-based filmmakers Alexandra Dawson and Greg Gricus will be on hand.
“The Whinnies is a celebration of the horse,” says Turner. “Through the horses’ magnificence we can experience beauty, grace, agility, intuitive knowing and delight. It is no wonder that the horse is depicted in so many varied art forms.” For more information and a full schedule of festival events, contact Liza Millet, at [email protected] or at 917-864-9395.
2012’s Award for Creativity recipients Tim Sandlin and Travis Walker will be celebrated with a public reception on Friday, October 19th, 5:30 pm, in Dancers’ Workshop Studio 5, Center for the Arts Annex. Walker is the recipient of the first annual Rising Star Award, a new award that recognizes the contributions of a younger generation of artists, art patrons and art lovers in the valley.
Remarks will begin at 6pm; artist Sam Dowd has conceptualized and created the awards this year. For more information about the Award for Creativity or the Cultural Council please contact Alissa Davies at 307.690.4757 or HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected]”[email protected]
More Western Art auction and sales results:
“Total gross art sales for the Western Visions 25th anniversary event are estimated to be over $545,000,” says Jackson’s National Museum of Wildlife Art. “Top sellers for the 25th anniversary installment of the annual Western Visions fundraiser for the museum were Tucker Smith’s Through the Aspens for $40,000; Ken Carlson’s Green Wings and Reeds for $24,000; Steve Kestrel’s Colorado Squawfish for $18,000; Lindsay Scott’s Distant Thunder for $17,000; and Adam Smith’s Coast Guard for $15,600.”
And, up and over in Cody, Wyoming, the 31st Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale realized $1,045,000 in sales. That figure is up from last year’s $923,000 tally.
The highest selling piece at the event’s show was Red Coat – Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, 1812, by Doug Hall, which sold for $29,000. Top sellers at the Quick Draw included pieces by John Potter, Clive Taylor and Larry Pirrie, which each sold for $4,750, according to press materials.
“I am truly thankful for all of the artists, patrons, staff and volunteers who made this year’s show so successful,” show director Kathy Thompson said. “It was great to see such positive energy from all of our artists and patrons.”