September 16 – October 23
September 16, 4-6PM Reception & Presentation by Artist
Mabel visits Palo Duro Canyon
By Kathleen VanDeMark
Mabel, one of VanDeMark’s beloved horses, spirits to Palo Duro Canyon to pay homage
to her ancestors and unveils the truth of a history left untold.
Maybel Visits is a commemoration to the horses that perished during the altercation between First
Nation peoples of the Comanche, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Kiowa tribes and the 4th US Calvary lead by Colonel R.S. Mackenzie. Archiving with symbolic imagery, this
group of 100 paintings raises awareness of this historical event.
The first virtual exhibit is called 'She Persisted' and it is a collection of objects
from the Grand Rapids Public Museum, this exhibit was intended to be part of a larger
collaboration with artworks in celebration of the anniversary of the 19th amendment.
Here is a link to the 'She Persisted' exhibit.
Museum & Gallery Director
Ferris State University
Fine Art Gallery