From the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous:

“Horse Shield” by world famous Montana artist, Kevin Red Star, has been selected by Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous as the official logo for this August’s 28th Gathering, produced in Lewistown, August 15-18.

Kevin Red Star is celebrating his 70th birthday this year and a fabulous life-long journey as a ‘premier Northern Plains Painter.’ Red Star’s distinctive use of brilliant color and dramatic contrast in his art has earned him national and international acclaim. Kevin draws from his Crow culture for his many historical and contemporary subjects.

“Horse Shield,” was selected as the 28th Gathering’s official logo in honor of Kevin Red Star and “the horse,” and the vital role the horse played in the early history of the Montana Territory and the west. “Horse Shield” will be featured on the 28th Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s 3-day pin pass, posters, advertisements and official program book. The art of Kevin Red Star will be available at the Gathering’s Poetry & Music store, open to the public throughout the event at The Eagles, the gathering’s day head-quarters.

Kevin Red Star will be a special guest at the Thursday evening kick-off BBQ and Open Mic. Show at The Eagles on August 15th. Tickets for the evening are available at Don’s Store in Lewistown or by calling, 406-538-4575.

Museums holding Kevin Red Star originals in their permanent collections are the C.M. Russell Museum, Museum of the Rockies, Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of Western Art in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Montana Historical Society in Helena, Northern Plains Indian Museum in Browning, Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, The Heard Museum in Phoenix, The Yellowstone Art Center in Billings, The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and museums in Belgium, China, Germany and Japan.

In the last five years, Red Star has completed residencies at the prestigious Russian Academy of Art in Moscow and at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Red Star lives near Roberts, Montana, on a five hundred acre horse ranch.

To further honor “the horse” and the role this magnificent animal played in the lives of the First Nation People, the cattle drivers, ranchers and settlers of the great, upper Rocky Mountain West, a special cowboy poetry and music session, “Horses, Horses, Horses,” will be presented on Friday, August 16th, at 1:30 at The Eagles.

For more information and event tickets for the 28th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous, please go online to:

Montana Cowboy Poetry is a non-profit Montana corporation, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history, heritage and values of the American cowboy of the upper Rocky Mountain west.

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