Bovine paintings to be shown in Penhold

Cows, in all their angular beauty, are the subjects of an art exhibit held — where else? — in a barn.

Cows, in all their angular beauty, are the subjects of an art exhibit held — where else? — in a barn.

Local artists Larry Reese and Vivian Bennett have been inspired to create some bovine paintings that will be shown in Penhold on Saturday, June 28.

Their joint exhibit, ’Til the Cows Come Home, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a wooden barn beside Hwy 2A. It’s located a block south of the Penhold gas station and across from the Family Restaurant (look for signs). Reese, a realistic painter who studied at Red Deer College, said cows have always appealed to him, as an artist, because of their “humourous beauty … they have all these weird angles, with their hips sticking out, and sometimes these fat bellies.” Bennett also felt the pastoral, nostalgic pull of cows and wanted to depict them in her abstracted, yet representational, style. Reese believes the useful animals are emblematic of the Prairies, and should be praised — especially in light of recent ugly cow-abuse news from B.C. “I think it’s timely that we celebrate cows.” He promises the exhibit of small and large paintings will be an udderly “moo-ving experience.”

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