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February 17, 2016

Contact: Andi Holland
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-237-1907, ext. 223

4th Annual "Trappings of the Cherokee Strip" Show at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

ENID, Okla. — The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) will host its 4th annual “Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” show of fine Western art and custom cowboy gear. This year, the “Trappings” show will feature 15 of Oklahoma’s best Western artists and craftsmen. The show will include some new artists as well as “Trappings” favorites who have been in one or all of the shows.

“Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” opens to the public on Saturday, February 27, and remains open through Saturday, March 26. This invitational show brings together an impressive collection of fine works of Western art and handmade cowboy gear. The show is expertly exhibited to showcase the beauty of each item. All works are available for purchase, deliverable following the close of the show.

On display this year will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, works of silver, cowboy boots, rawhide works, decorative gourds, pottery and furniture. “The ‘Trappings’ show is one of the Heritage Center’s most popular events of the year,” said Andi Holland, director of the CSRHC. “We are pleased to promote our proud Western heritage in this way and provide these remarkable Oklahoma artists with an opportunity to showcase their amazing works of art.”

Featured artists are DeWayne Colwell, Doug Cook, Brenda Dewald, Mikel Donahue, Ray Dorwart, Patty Ferguson, Harland Hackett, Barbara Jacques, Stephen Jones, Heather Kaiser, Joe Lamerton, Kathryn Leitner, Bob Rae, John Rule and Marshall Rule. Each participating artist can exhibit up to three works of art or gear. These works are of fine quality, integrity and craftsmanship that will provide years of enjoyment and become treasured collectables.

On Wednesday, March 9, at noon, the Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program will feature one of the “Trappings” show artists, Joe Lamerton. Lamerton is a talented furniture maker from Enid. He will be sharing information about his techniques, what inspires his work and how he got started making furniture. The presentation will be held in the CSRHC’s Village Church and is free to the public.

The “Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” show is included with museum admission. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors (age 62 and older). Veterans, active duty military and children five and under are free. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 S. 4th Street in Enid, Okla. For more information about the fine art and gear show or other CSRHC programs, please call 580-237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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