Monumental Christmas trees combined with more than 100 works of art by some of the 20th century’s most important Native American painters and sculptors are featured in an exhibition at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art.
The 37th Annual Holiday Forest Festival of Trees and Art of the Native American: Kevin Red Star and His Friends, celebrating the contributions of Native Americans to this country’s cultural history, will open to the public Sunday, November 24, from 1-4 p.m.
A 2 p.m. reception and gallery talk will feature the internationally recognized Crow Indian artist from Roberts, Mont., who will speak about the exhibition of 20 of his peers who are among the most recognized artists of this genre.
More than a dozen uniquely designed Christmas trees will be showcased at the museum’s annual Holiday Forest Gala, scheduled Saturday evening, November 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The gala, now in its 37th year, is the museum’s major fundraising event and features monumental trees decorated by area artists, floral designers and cultural organizations. The $50 per person gala will feature Native American cuisine, live jazz and entertainment. Reservations may be made by phoning 270-685-3181.
The Holiday Forest Festival of Trees will remain on display through December 31 and admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.
The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is located at the corner of 9th and Frederica streets and is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and weekends, 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit the museum’s website, www.omfa.us or phone 270-685-3181.