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Booth Museum hosts openings for two exhibits on Thursday

Cartersville’s Booth Western Art Museum starts the new year with two new exhibits:

  • Opening Thursday, “Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles” is a show by the native Texan who is one of the more prominent female artists in Western art. Howell-Sickles is known for graphic paintings and prints of spirited cowgirls with horses, dogs, bulls and other Western animals. Her works, according to the Booth, “inhabit a realm between history and mythology.” Through April 27.
  • Already on view, “Windows of the Soul: A Portrait of America” presents more than 30 mixed-media works, including assemblage boxes, photographs, encaustic paintings and sculpture, by Johns Creek artist Susan K. Friedland. She will give an Art for Lunch talk at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 5. Through April 6.

An opening reception for both shows will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Howell-Sickles will lead a gallery tour at 4:30 and discuss her career in the Booth Theatre at 7 p.m.

Continuing its long run at the Booth: “Today’s West: Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.” It’s a bookend to the High Museum of Art’s current exhibit of historic Western art, “Go West: Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.” Both are up through April 13.

The Booth is at 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300, www.boothmuseum.org.

HOWARD POUSNER

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