Sorrel Sky Artist Greg Kelsey Honored by Briscoe Western Art Museum

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Purchase award places second sculpture in museum collection

Sundance & the Wild Bunch Hit the Union Pacific

I live in one of the old stomping grounds of the Wild Bunch. My neighborhood of the Four Corners was a known hideout. This historical tale resonated with me, it is a dynamic story that was perfect material for a sculpture. - Greg Kelsey

Briscoe Western Art Museum, located in San Antonio, Texas, recently honored Greg Kelsey with the purchase of his bronze sculpture, “Sundance & the Wild Bunch Hit the Union Pacific.” Purchased with funds provided by The Jack and Valerie Guenther Foundation, the sculpture was awarded the Committee’s Choice Sculpture Award at the Night of Artists show at the Briscoe held March 27, 2015.

Briscoe Western Art Museum presents art and artifacts from across the history and cultures of the American West. Over five centuries, from the Spanish conquest to the present day, the collections of the Briscoe tell the story of the West in all its drama.

The sculpture, “Sundance & the Wild Bunch Hit the Union Pacific,” depicts the infamous hold up scene of the Union Pacific train portrayed in the Hollywood film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. As to the sculpture’s inspiration, Kelsey offered, “I live in one of the old stomping grounds of the Wild Bunch. My neighborhood of the Four Corners was a known hideout. This historical tale resonated with me, it is a dynamic story that was perfect material for a sculpture.”

This is the second of Kelsey’s sculptures to be purchased by Briscoe Western Art Museum. In 2012, “Walkara-Hawk of the Mountains,” was purchased with funds provided by The Jack and Valerie Guenther Foundation.

“Sundance & the Wild Bunch Hit the Union Pacific,” is a limited edition bronze sculpture measuring 22” h x 35”l x 25” d.

Kelsey is an active cowboy and artist and his work is reflective of western life styles, traditions and history. Kelsey keeps cattle, horses and a strict studio schedule. Greg and his family reside in Ignacio, Colorado.

Kelsey is represented by Sorrel Sky Gallery. His sculpture can be viewed in both the Santa Fe and Durango gallery locations. His work has won multiple awards, including the Award of Excellence from the American Plains Artists’ Show, People’s Choice at the CM Russell Art Auction, and Best Sculpture at Quest for the West.

Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 60 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York, painter Billy Schenck, and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse, among others.

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