MelloDe McCart from Alliance, Nebraska, is our featured artist for June. She has everything from cranes to clowns, using pastel, colored pencil and colored ink. Inspired by her "cowboy grandpa," MelloDe's art is definitely western, and most certainly unique and varied.
A PRESENTATION ON CLIFF SWALLOWS
On Thursday, June 15, Charles R. Brown, Ph.D. Biology Professor at the University of Tulsa, spoke at noon at The Most Unlikely Place. Brown began studying cliff swallows in 1980, and has conducted research on them full-time since 1982. His cliff swallow research in western Nebraska is one of the longest-running field studies of birds done in North America.
Two interesting facts from what he shared are:
1. Swallows sometimes carry some of their eggs to other's nests
2.Swallows will watch to see which bird brings back the most insects and will follow that bird to find the best place to get insects.
This is only a sampling of a very interesting presentation.
"Evening in Ash Hollow - June 1847"
Painting for Friends of Ash Hollow Auction
Friends of Ash Hollow commissioned this painting by Jean Jensen for the Nebraska 150th Sesquicentennial event – “Convergence on Sacred Grounds,” – to be held July 21-23, 2017. They requested that the painting include Lakota Sioux, fur traders, pioneers, military and cowboys.