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Show to feature character, quality of horses

from Modified: June 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm •  Published: June 29, 2012

Brent Learned is an award-winning Native American artist. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma, he has a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Kansas. His paintings and sculptures reflect his appreciation of the culture of the Plains Indians, gallery officials said. Learned’s work is included in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the University of Kansas Art Museum in Lawrence, Kan., and in the Governor’s Mansion in Oklahoma City.

Jean Richardson, an Oklahoma native, focuses on the iconic image of the horse, which she paints in the abstract using splashes of acrylics in both jewel tones and earthen hues. Her work is included in many private and public collections. She has participated in the Art in Embassies Program, where the works of living American artists are placed in the United States Embassies around the world.