Fort Morgan, CO. 07/31/18. Tradition took a twist this year. The Western Art Show, a special feature of the annual Brush Rodeo Association Fourth of July festivities, had
Morgan Community College Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) Visual Arts Committee as its new coordinating partner.
Ten artists committed to the 2018 show that was open to the public July 2 through July 4, from 1:00 to 7:00 PM each day. The show was held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in the Mark Arndt Event Center. It was easily accessible for rodeo audiences as well as other visitors. No admission was charged to view the exhibit. The artists offered many of their pieces for sale.
One of the art pieces was voted the Western Art Show Best of Show. The Journey, painted by Theresa Conklin was chosen, and will be featured on the 2019 Brush Rodeo poster and in promotional materials. Mediums included drawings, paintings, photography and carvings by the following artists: Pat Ehrlich Samples, Jenny Robinson, Ken Harrell, Karol Mack, Nancy Hough, Sally Davisson and Richard Hass. Also exhibiting in the show were Theresa Conklin, Sue Hodgson, and Maria Cismowski.
MCC CACE Visual Arts brings local and visiting art exhibits to Morgan County on a regular basis throughout the year at the Gallery of Fine Art located at 300 Main Street in Fort Morgan. Co-chair Mary Zorn said, “Adopting the Western Art Show was a privilege as well as a challenge. We want it to be the best it can be. Growing the show in the years to come is our ultimate goal and we thank the Brush Rodeo Association for this opportunity to increase the exposure of visual arts in Northeastern Colorado.”
For more information about the variety of artistic and cultural activities offered through CACE, visit www.morgancc.edu/CACE.