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Unique Native American Exhibit on Display in Owensboro

indian exh Kevin Red Star reflects with OMFA patrons on his DANCERS (THE RED STAR BROTHERS), oil on canvas.

OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/14/14) – In the first collaborative effort of its kind, a collection of more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and other highly respected works of art depicting the Native American culture have been assembled for display.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts Director Mary Bryan Hood said the exhibit is a “natural fit” with the museum’s mission of promoting cultural diversity in the arts.

With the support of internationally known artist Kevin Red Star, the museum was able to procure a number of pieces – many of which are his own creation – from several sources, including the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M.

“This is a unique, one-time gathering of top artists’ works,” Red Star said about the exhibit, which depicts 22 Native American tribes.

Red Star worked with the museum on Thursday and Friday to produce a documentary describing the various artwork and the inspiration behind it.

He told SurfKY a copy of the documentary will be left with the museum for use with local groups and for other educational purposes in the future.

Red Star is no stranger to Owensboro.

His work has been displayed at other museum-sponsored events, and he was commissioned by a private individual to produce “The Journey,” a painting on display at Owensboro Health. The scene depicts the evolution of the hospital from a local medical facility into a regional complex. Ann Murphy Kinchloe said the artistic work is "on permanent loan to the hospital."

Kincheloe, a local resident, has been a long-time admirer of Red Star’s works and has purchased more than 20 pieces from him over the years. She said several of those have been given as gifts to family, but most remain part of her personal collection.

The museum's current exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 23.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News
Photo provided by Dennis Beard

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