Tallgrass Art Gallery is so fortunate to be in Pawhuska and enjoy the beauty of Osage County. I am privledged to have the opportunity to visit with tourists visiting here as well as our namesake, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. This has been a beautiful spring week and the redbuds are blooming as the rolling hills begin to turn green.
The Osage Nation is preparing for their June dances and the cowboys are buying their summer straw hats. All sure signs that winter is on its last leg. Soon the bison will be calving, if not already, and the prairie will erupt with wildflowers. This time of year the Tallgrass does call..and we are all called to roam and fall in love again with the bison, birds and people who call the Osage home. Come visit us and see for yourself why those of us who live here feel so blessed.
We have been working for it seems like months on a magazine about Tallgrass Art Gallery, Pawhuska and Osage County Tourism. Finally this week we finished the first edition. Personally I have a new found respect for magazine publishers and editors.
It was our idea in this issue to show some of the art in the gallery, highlight some of the artists, and give travel/tourism information. Although imperfect it is a good start! We learned allot and there will be future issues.
You can download the magazine as a free ebook at http://www.blurb.com/ebooks/571827-tallgrass-trails .
Enjoy, we promise the next one will be bigger and better...
For years Pawhuska has been diligently working toward completion of the Ben Johnson Memorial. Now there is a concerted effort to finish this great project, started by Mike McCartney. Arts and Preservation in the Osage is dedicated to seeing the monument in place, gracing our community, the Osage and drawing tourists.
The monument will be 1 1/4 life size and stretch from 20 to 35 feet, depending on site location. We are so excited to see this sculpture by Oklahoma artist John Free being pursued.
In an effort to raise the funds to complete the project, maquettes of the original by Mr. Free are available. These are available from members of Arts and Preservation in the Osage or currently one can be seen at Tallgrass Art Gallery, downtown Pawhuska. It is an honor to have a piece of Mr. Free's work in the gallery.
Please support this project with a purchase, or donation to Arts and Preservation in the Osage. We are Pawhuska.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery