13th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium

October 22 – 25, 2015

Little & Laura  East Meets West  Jim Dunham

Thursday, October 22, 2015

9:00 am – 8:00 pm: Museum open.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Enjoy riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans, Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains Comanche and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. Additional demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, bee keeping, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they take this educational journey to the West. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 + tax for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. The Passport to the West program is available for scheduling on Friday, October 23 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. To view the Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide, click here.

4:30 pm: Gallery Walk and Exhibition Opening – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Elliott Hagege and Dean August 2012 paintingMembers and guests are invited to view Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege, featuring three of the youngest stars in the Western art world. This exhibition showcases three artists inspired by many of the same influences. Despite having much in common, and often painting side-by-side on location, each has a distinctive style.

5:30 pm: Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege Reception – Atrium
An exhibition opening reception will be held in the Museum’s Atrium. Meet Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, and Logan Maxwell Hagege who are featured in the Three Point Perspective exhibition. Refreshments will be served from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Evening Lecture with Dean, Elliott & Hagege – Bergman Theatre
Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, and Logan Maxwell Hagege are three of the youngest stars in the Western art world. Each share inspirations from the same influences, yet each with a distinctive style. Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to hear a presentation on their careers as artists.

Friday, October 23, 2015

9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Passport to the West – School Program
Enjoy riveting performances of “From East to West” by Native Americans, Laura Alcorn and Little Big Mountain. View full encampments of Southern Plains Comanche and Eastern Woodland Indians and learn the differences between tribes. Discover what Native American life was like from both the male and female perspective. Additional demonstrations of pottery making, blacksmithing, spinning, chuck wagon cooking, flint knapping, bee keeping, and life at a trading post will fascinate students as they take this educational journey to the West. This program is appropriate for grades 2 – 12. Admission is $5 for students; $3 for adults; classroom teachers are free; includes Museum admission. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your school group. To view the Passport to the West Student Field Trip Guide, click here.

10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Featured Artists Painting Demonstration with Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, & Logan Hagege – Bergman Theatre
Featuring three of the youngest stars in the Western art world, join us for this rare opportunity to watch Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott, and Logan Hagege paint the same western scene in their own unique style. Tickets are $30 for Booth Museum Members and $40 for not-yet-members. To register for the artists demonstration call 770-387-3849. For additional information, click here.

12th Annual Western Art History Symposium – Bergman Theatre brkgrn
All presentations will last approximately 45 minutes, with time for questions following each session.

2:00 pm: Western Sculpture in an East Coast Garden
Curator of Sculpture Robin Salmon will give a brief history of Brookgreen Gardens, one of the country’s premier sculpture gardens, and highlight many of the Western sculptors included in the country, including Glenna Goodacre, John Coleman, Herb Mignery and T.D. Kelsey.

3:00 pm: An Early History of Horse Training Through Art
Katrina Sanders, a California horse trainer and champion rider, will show how she uses art from the 1600s to the 1800s to understand Spanish Vaquero techniques for training horses.  She then teaches these techniques during seminars aimed at fostering communication between horse and rider.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Museum open.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Cowboy Festival, Children’s Activities and Western Marketplace on the grounds of the Museum
Enjoy entertainment throughout the day on two stages including Western music, re-enactments of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, demonstrations of traditional Native American dancing plus, living history encampments with of pioneer skills from bygone days. The Kids Corner will include fun and free activities such as art projects, hay bale calf roping, yard art, Western Town Bouncy House, and the Little Red Barn Petting Zoo featuring chickens, sheep, goats, ponies, cows, pigs, rabbits, and more! New to the Kids Corner this year is mechanical bull rides. For a small charge, children of all ages (2 – 92) can take a spin on Uncle Buck’s Mechanical Bull. Marketplace vendors will be selling Western art and collectibles, jewelry and clothing, food, pottery, and much more. Don’t forget to stroll through the festival grounds and interact with Western entertainers and characters!

Entertainment Schedule 

Music Stage (Food Court)

10:00 am:     Native American Flute – William Harjo
11:00 am:      Folk & Family – Natalie Goodwin
Noon:            Bluegrass/Folk/Country – Fish & Picks
1:00 pm:       Americana/Folk – Pickxen
2:00 pm:      Western Singer/Songwriter – Phil Helton
3:00 pm:      Americana/Folk – Pickxen
4:00 pm:      Native American Flute – William Harjo

Wild West Stage (Festival Grounds)

10:00 am:     The Cowboy Creed with Hopalong Cassidy
10:30 am:     East Meets West: Native American Life and Culture
11:30 am:      Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Noon:            Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce BrannenJanie Fricke Photo High Res 2011
12:30 pm:     Traditional Native American Dancing
1:30 pm:       Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
2:00 pm:      The Art of the Bullwhip with Potshot Parker
2:30 pm:       Quick Draw Skit with Jim Dunham
3:00 pm:       Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
3:30 pm:       Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
4:00 pm:       Traditional Native American Dancing

7:00 pm: Featured Entertainer Janie Fricke in Concert at the Grand Theatre
From an Indiana farm girl to an internationally acclaimed recording artist, Janie Fricke has never lost the pure heart and love of music that launched her career. Early smash hits such as “Don’t Worry ‘ Bout Me Baby,” “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy,” “He’s a Heartache,” and “You’re Heart’s Not In It,” lead Fricke to multiple Female Vocalist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year awards. With a career spanning five decades, 23 albums, and 36 hit singles, Janie Fricke sings on. Tickets are $25 + tax for Booth Museum Members and are available for pre-purchase August 1-31. Tickets are $30 + tax for not-yet-members and will be available for purchase beginning September 1. To purchase tickets call 770-387-1300.
Presented by South 93.5.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Museum open.

11:00 am: Cowboy Church
A non-denominational service featuring cowboy prayers and Western spiritual music.

Noon to 5:00 pm: Cowboy Festival, Children’s Activities, and Western Marketplace on the grounds of the Museum.

Entertainment Schedule

Music Stage (Food Court)OKCORRALBANNER (1)

Noon:            Native American Flute – William Harjo
12:30 pm:     Western Singer/Songwriter – Phil Helton
1:00 pm:       Innovative Bluegrass – Old Mill Road Band
2:00 pm:       Open Mic – Cowboy Music and Poetry
3:00 pm:       Innovative Bluegrass – Old Mill Road Band
4:00 pm:       Native American Flute – William Harjo

Wild West Stage (Festival Grounds)

11:00 am:     Cowboy Church with Pastor Jason Lyle
Noon:            Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
12:30 pm:     Traditional Native American Dancing
1:30 pm:       Trick and Fancy Roping with Bruce Brannen
2:00 pm:       Quick Draw Skit with Jim Dunham
2:30 pm:       The Cowboy Creed with Hopalong Cassidy
3:00 pm:       Re-enactment: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
3:30 pm:       The Art of the Bullwhip with Potshot Parker
4:00 pm:       Traditional Native American Dancing

ADMISSION

Adults – $10 + tax
Seniors (65 and over) – $8 + tax
Students – $7 + tax
Children 12 & Under – FREE
Booth Museum Members – FREE
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
Concert and School Programs require an additional fee. Please call 770-387-1300 for more information.

 

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