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.
“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.
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.
Photo provided by Dennis Beard
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