|Charles M. Russell: Cowboy Storyteller|
|Time||8:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
Beavertail Hill State Park
Chris Neu; Vernon Carroll
Chris Neu - (406) 240-0155; Vernon Carroll - (406) 273-4253
|Description||Join Richard Ellis, author and history professor (retired), as he discusses Charles M. Russel!
This slideshow looks at the career of Montana's legendary artist and best loved resident. Russell was first and foremost a storyteller (with words and paintbrush) so that Will Rogers described him as the best storyteller that he had ever known. Russell's paintings frequently depicted actual events as well as the participants in those events and in so doing have had a continuous influence on cowboy artists. Ellis holds a Ph.D. in Western American History and has taught at Murray State University, University of New Mexico, and Fort Lewis College.
The park is 26 miles East of Missoula, off I-90 (exit 130)--follow signs to the park.