The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 8, 2014

Heritage Center to host show of fine art, custom cowboy gear

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is hosting “Trappings of the Cherokee Strip,” a show of fine art and custom cowboy gear, this month.

Wednesday’s Brown Bag Lunch & Learn will feature two of the artists from the show, Barbara Jacques and Stephen Jones. Both will demonstrate their techniques and share about what inspires their art. Jacques creates turquoise and silver jewelry and Jones is a sculptor. The presentation is free to the public and will be at noon in Humphrey Heritage Village Church.

“Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” is open to the public through March 29. The invitational show features 13 artists and craftsmen from across the state. Heritage Center guests have the opportunity to enjoy the collection of fine art and handmade gear. On display are paintings, sculptures, works of silver, works of leather, decorative gourds and turned wooden bowls. All works are for purchase, deliverable following the close of the show.

Other featured artists are Brenda Dewald, Ray Dorwart, Harold Hackett, Ronnie Jones, Kathryn Leitner, John Rule, Kayla Rule, Lisa Sorrell, Sam Upton and Burneta Venosdel. Each participating artist can exhibit up to three works of art or gear.

Admission to “Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” is included in museum admission. The Heritage Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information on the show or other CSRHC programs, contact the Heritage Center at (580) 237-1907 or