Thursday, April 23, 2015

Scholarship Deadline for Charlie Russell Symposium is May 1

It's not too late to register for "Montana's Charlie Russell: 21st Century Perspectives on the Cowboy Artist," a three-day symposium which will be held in Helena, June 18-20, 2015.

Nor is it too late to apply for a scholarship to help cover your expenses:

  • Tickets for the receptions and meals ($95 value)
  • $200 travel scholarship (for those outside of Helena).
Scholarship application deadline is May 1.

The Symposium is going to be fabulous. Here are the highlights:

Thursday, June 18, Educator Workshop, 10-4, featuring Visual Thinking Strategies, a hands-on art lesson, and ELA lessons exploring Russell's work. All attendees will receive a copy of the new Teaching Montana's Charlie Russell Packet, with 15 glossy prints and a CD with PowerPoints and lesson plans.

Friday includes talks by Joan Carpenter Troccoli (formerly of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art of the Denver Art Museum), George Catlin and the Native American West of Charles M. Russell

Jodie Utter ((Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX) ), The Unconventional Genius of Charles M. Russell: His Watercolor Materials and Techniques   

B. Byron Price (C. M. Russell Center, University of Oklahoma) On the Frontier of Fantasy: Charles M. Russell and Hollywood

Saturday includes a roundtable discussion on Russell’s continuing significance, a performance by Jack Gladstone, and a sneak preview of a new PBS film on Russell. 

It is absolutely worth applying for a meals scholarship because Friday lunch includes a performance by Mary Jane Bradbury as Nancy Russell (I’ve heard she’s great!) and the banquet speaker will be Brian Dippie, one of the smartest, most interesting western art historians I know.

The Thursday workshop (including lunch) is free. The remainder of the conference is also free (except for meals).

Those attending just the Thursday workshop can earn 5 OPI Renewal Units. Attend the entire conference to earn up to 18 OPI Renewal Units.

Find the full schedule and register here. Attendees must register as space is limited.

Apply for a travel scholarship or a meals scholarship here

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