Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders
2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist
August 6 – December 9, 2019
Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Today, trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. The trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture. Jeremiah Ariaz, a product of Great Bend, Kansas, and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University, has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image from the series will be chosen as the 2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.
John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within
September 24, 2019 – March 21, 2020
John Steuart Curry is best known for his depictions of Kansas. The American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in his work. His earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists such as Frederic Remington. Curry’s parents owned a ranch in Arizona, where he camped and painted into adulthood. Through 38 works, including paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.