One of Hooshang's equine works will be exhibited March 2 through April 14 at the Western Spirit Art Show at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Old West Museum. "Equine Energy," a 36x48-inch acrylic painting, is from Hooshang's series of running horses.
The Western Spirit show will feature more than 100 artists from across the country. A special feature of opening night festivities is the Vandewark Miniature Art exhibit. Hooshang will have two small abstract sets in that show.
On the night of the opening, museum members will be admitted at 5 p.m. for a special preview and reception. The show will be open to the general public at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for museum members and $40 for non-members. Tickets and membership packages may be purchased in advance by telephoning Wendy Fanning at (307) 778-7289.
A "Quick Draw" will also begin at 7:30 p.m. with a live auction following the awards ceremony. There will be live entertainment plus an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres.
An artist development seminar will be conducted Saturday from 8:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum is advertised as the city's biggest year-round cultural tourism attraction. The museum – founded in 1978 – is dedicated to educating its visitors about the history and culture of Cheyenne Frontier Days from the event's earliest inspiration to its present celebration. Frontier Days has been held annually since 1897 and bills itself as one of the largest outdoor rodeo and western celebrations in the world. The event occurs in July and draws nearly 200,000 people.
Admission for the Old West Museum during regular hours is as follows: adults $7; children 12 and under, and museum members free; and a discounted group-admission rate.