Audubon re-enactors first in series of events to be held at OMFA

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art’s latest exhibitions, “Regional Treasures: A Celebration of the Cultural Heritage of Northwest Kentucky” and Holiday Forest “Christmas in Northwest Kentucky,” both opened over the weekend.

“Regional Treasures” features art, artifacts and memorabilia from Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, McLean, Henderson, Grayson, Webster, Union, Hopkins, Muhlenberg and Breckinridge counties and will be open through March 1. “Holiday Forest” is open until Dec. 31, and the exhibition’s Christmas trees’ decorations reflect the “Regional Treasures” theme.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is hosting several Sunday events in conjunction with “Regional Treasures.” The first presentation is planned for Sunday and features John James Audubon re-enactors. Michael Strohm and Howard McDaniel, professional museum interpreters, will re-enact the lives of John James Audubon and Fishtrap, a Shawnee Indian, according to a press release from the art museum.

The afternoon will include lessons in drawing animals and plants, and the program will focus on wildlife art, ecology, conservation and Kentucky History, according to the press release.

The presentation is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Ninth and Frederica streets. Strohm and McDaniel will have a tent containing tools, art supplies and other materials used by Audubon. A Shawnee-style dwelling used by Fishtrap for hunting, fishing and food gathering will also be on display, according to the press release.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The art museum accepts a voluntary donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children 13 and younger. For more information, contact the art museum at 685-3181.



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