Friday, October 16, 2015

Goodnight Barn restoration gets a lift from Western artists

"Rabbit Racer" by Kim Mackey

It’s an opportunity to contribute toward the preservation of an important piece of Pueblo’s past. In the process, people can take home work by some distinguished Western artists. The second Goodnight Trail Western Art Auction and Sale will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave. It’s free and open to the public; cheese and wine will be served. Twenty-eight invited artists will be featured. The centerpiece of the event will be the auction of pieces by Kim Mackey, Veryl Goodnight, Nathan Solano, Jan Mapes and Michael Untiedt. “The response has been fabulous,” said Laurel Campbell, chairwoman of the Goodnight Barn Preservation Committee. All money raised will go toward preservation of the historic barn. Built by rancher Charles Goodnight in 1871, it has been designated a national landmark. Work already has started on the long-range project; the current phase is stabilization of the building. “We see it as a challenge forever because once we get it finished, we have to maintain it,” said Campbell...more

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