13th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering

March 10-12, 2016


Thursday, March 10

10:00 am – 8:00 pm: Museum Open

Naranjo and David4:30 pm: Gallery Walk with Featured Artist Michael Naranjo – Temporary Exhibition Gallery
Featured Artist Michael Naranjo will lead a gallery walk through Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands and discuss the process in which he created the pieces in this exhibition.

5:30 pm: Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands Opening Reception – Atrium
An exhibition opening reception will be held in the Museum’s Atrium where attendees can meet Featured Artist Michael Naranjo. Refreshments will be served from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

7:00 pm: Featured Artist Evening Lecture – Bergman Theatre
Booth Museum Members and guests are invited to hear Michael Naranjo who will speak about his childhood dreams of becoming a sculptor, his service in Vietnam that threatened his dream, and how that impacted his artistic career. Following his presentation, Naranjo will be available to sign the official poster of the 13th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering in the Booth Store.

Friday, March 11

9:30 am – 5:00 pm: Museum Open

10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Featured Artist Sculpting Demonstration with Michael Naranjo – Bergman Theatre
The Booth Artists’ Guild presents a Featured Artist Sculpting Demonstration with Michael Naranjo moderated by Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins. Widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary Native American sculptors, Naranjo will work a piece of clay into a masterwork, using his inner vision to guide his hands. Tickets are $20 plus tax for Booth Museum Members and $25 plus tax for not-yet-members. To register for the artist demonstration call 770-387-3849.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Home School Gathering
Home school students are invited to enjoy an activity-packed afternoon at Booth Museum’s Home School Gathering. Explore the exhibit Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees with His Hands just as the artist would. Touch the sculptures; feel the movement of the bronze; learn how Naranjo uses his intuition to create masterworks. Students will also be able to explore Ansel Adams: Before & After and be challenged by a variety of photography related activities. Reservations are suggested. Cost is $5 per student and $3 plus tax per adult. Call 770-387-3849 to schedule your group of 10 or more students.

Saturday, March 12

8:00 am – Noon: Southeastern Chuck Wagon Cook-off – Museum Festival Grounds
Referred to as “the original food truck” by Georgia Eats, the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Cook-Off is the largest competition east of the Mississippi River. Teams of cooks will prepare beans, meat, potatoes, bread and dessert just as they did during the cattle drives of the 1800s. Those interested are encouraged to purchase meal tickets in advance for $15 plus tax by calling 770-387-1300. Lunch will be served at High Noon.

9:00 am – 6:30 pm: Museum Open

small-48010:00 am – 5:30 pm: Entertainment in the Ballroom featuring Cowboy Church, Western music, Cowboy Poetry and the finals of the Writing Through Art Literary Competition.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Characters throughout the Museum and Children’s Activities.

Noon – 1:00 pm: Chuck Wagon Lunch and Live Entertainment. Call 770-387-1300 to purchase Chuck Wagon Lunch tickets for $15 plus tax.

7:00 pm: Cowboy Gathering Concert with Featured Entertainer Mary Kaye – Grand Theatre
Join us for an evening of Western music with critically acclaimed and multiple award winning singer-songwriter Mary Kaye. Renowned Western artist Maynard Dixon declared, “The spirit of the West sings in every soul.” Mary believes this and shares this spirit in every performance as her music is rooted deeply in the Western landscape, just as her life. Mary Kaye has received extensive recognition for her distinguished songwriting and her vocal abilities. These combined with her magnetic stage presence, beautiful guitar playing, and fun sense of humor make for a memorable performance. Booth Museum Members can pre-purchase tickets for $20 plus tax through January 31. Tickets for not-yet-members are $25 plus tax and can be purchased beginning February 1. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum at 770-387-1300, the Grand Theatre Box Office at 770-386-7343, or online at www.thegrandtheatre.org.

Interested Wagon Teams:
Join us for this great competition and a chance to see old friends and make new friends!



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
Chuck Wagon meal tickets, Featured Artist Painting Demonstration, Singer/Songwriter Workshop, and Singer/Songwriter Showcase are an additional fee. Please call 770-387-1300 for more information.




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