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Unique, Creative Visions: The Art of Jessie Montes

Event Type: Featuring Art

Date: 08-24-2017 -- 09:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Additional Schedule Info: Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Independence Day.

Location: Stauth Memorial Museum
Address: 111 N Aztec
Montezuma, KS 67867

Email: stauthm@ucom.net
Phone: 6208462527

Event Website: www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org


FREE EVENT!!

Info: Jessie, a western Kansas folk artist, created his artwork from corrugated paperboard (cardboard). With no formal education, no schooling in art, and no previous history of art-making, Mr. Montes created complex visual statements with simple materials. Looking for a way to relax after his son and daughter were called to duty in the Persian Gulf War, he started cutting cardboard and experimented with different designs and themes on frames for their pictures. Soon he began to fill in the frames with landscapes, designs and portraits. 3-dimensional sculptures came soon after that and his artistic career in this unique medium was launched. Using only modest tools of cardboard cut in ½” strips, tweezers, a sharp razor blade and paste, his subject matter includes a mixture of ethnic and social influences, architectural themes, and popular culture. www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org Jessie Montes (1935-2013) We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Independence Day. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this outstanding, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!