The CTHC hold a double reception of artists April 22 | Community


From hand-woven art to bronze pieces, an artist duo brings their expertise to Duncan.

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center (CTHC) will introduce its newest artists, Jerry and Kathy Smyers, with an artists’ reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at the Garis Gallery of the American West.

Leah Mulkey, deputy director of the CTHC, said in a recent conversation that Smyers’ artwork had come to the attention of staff and arrangements had progressed quickly.

“Our former member of the Board and current member CHCT Glenda Cobb met Smyers and was impressed by their creations, she suggested that we have here,” said Mulkey. “Glenda was right. Their art is a great addition to our gallery “.

Les Smyers will have works include, weaving, bronzes and woodwork and will be available to meet clients and discuss their artwork.

According to a biography, Jerry Smyers learned to create wooden masterpieces at an early age and his works have been featured in national and international art exhibitions.

“His sculptures include not only animals, but (also) people and landscapes,” states a biography. “An unusual object he uses is wood. Not only does Jerry carve on it, but he also creates scenes using scrimshaw methods.

According to a statement, Jerry worked with the sculpture in wax pieces which will then be cast in bronze.

Kathy Smyers’ work, however, includes weavings on tapestries where her designs feature a traditional Rio Grande style that incorporates French tapestry techniques.

Along with works of art depicting landscapes, seascapes and flowers, Kathy’s works have also been seen in national and international art exhibitions, where they have received numerous honors.

“Saddle cover in 2018 was used during the 2018 induction ceremony held at the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame,” a biography countries.

Jerry’s pieces can be viewed at his studio, Wildwood, as well as at The Gallery in Wichita Falls, Texas, while Kathy’s pieces can also be viewed at her studio or at The Gallery in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The works of art will be exhibited Smyers until June 30 reception of the artist with refreshments CHCT is free and open to the public.

CHCT is located at 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan and current operating hours are 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday 1-5 pm

For more information about Smyers’ exhibition or artist reception, call 580-252-6692 or email [email protected] To learn more about Kathy’s art, visit Weaves by Kathy on Facebook.


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