Yesterday Marcie & I attended the Custer Courthouse Art Gallery Exhibit Reception featuring three local artists works. One of them, Clarrine Koeppe, is a close friend and Marcie wanted to share her work with me. Wow, she is truly a gifted artist, having won many awards including having her work shown in Washington D.C. I loved all of her work, especially the oils of her grandchildren. I would love to have a portrait of Larry & I done but we truly don't have one more inch of wall hanging space available in our rig!
Rebecca Langen had what is called 'Digital Artwork' on display and boy, would I ever like to learn this technique to apply to many of the photographs I've taken over the years. Have I mentioned that I took over 13,000, yep thousand, photos just last year! I'm actually in need of a much larger external hard drive as we speak, lol! Rebecca's work was very interesting, I especially loved the truck!
And finally, the third artist was a local woodcarver, Les McClanahan. Unfortunately, my pictures don't do his work justice as they were all housed in a large glass display case and the reflections made it difficult to get a good shot. But, I'll share a few of his lovely pieces.
I enjoyed this exhibit so much that after Marcie & I returned to the campground Larry & I went back. He enjoyed it immensely as well, including the ice cream being served. We were told that other than Mt Rushmore, it's the only other place on earth you can get it. ????? Not understanding that statement I questioned the 'dipper guy'. He meant it was only available at Mt Rushmore & out of today's 'large bucket' brought in for the Open House. Ahhhh, got it! We found it interesting to learn that it is Thomas Jefferson's 1780's Recipe and is supposedly the 'First Ice Cream Recipe in America'. It was Vanilla, quite tasty and I'm not a big ice cream fan. We were also given a nicely printed recipe card to make our own in the future. Ok, if anyone is interested I'll scan & send it to you!!
In tomorrows post I am going to share a bit of the interior of the new Courthouse. It is beautiful inside and filled with interesting framed prints of Custer & the surrounding area 'in the good old days'. There is a beautiful mural just inside the front door and two unique safes on display from Detroit. But for today, I'm going to stick to the artwork from the three artists mentioned earlier. Enjoy!