‘Two Friends Meet’ exhibit set for Friday, Aug. 5

The public is invited to the “Two Friends Meet” exhibit reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

The free event is part of the First Friday Art Walk downtown, and the exhibit features fine art prints depicting local rancher Vernon Summer by watercolor artist Gary Hawk.

These limited-edition, fine-art prints created by Hawk, a renowned Western and wildlife watercolor artist, capture the mood, quality and simplistic lifestyle unique to local heritage. The prints were bequeathed to the Tread of Pioneers Museum by the Vernon Summer estate and feature Summer, the quintessential cowboy, working on his ranch in Sidney, south of Steamboat Springs.

The fine art prints in this exhibit were given to Summer by Hawk. Following Summer’s death in 2012, the Tread of Pioneers Museum received the collection, along with other items of historical significance from four generations of Summer heirlooms.

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