Charlie Russell Heads West

Custer’s Last Stand by Charles M. Russell

The Initiation of the Tenderfoot by Charles M. Russell

Ol’ Devil Be Damned by Mike Capron

4th Annual Heritage Dinner &
Exhibit Opening of Charlie Russell Heads West

September 15 and 16, 2017

Friday, September 15
4th Annual Heritage Dinner honoring Al & Jane Micallef and Family.

6:00 – 9:00 pm
The Gage Hotel’s Ritchey Brothers Building in Marathon
Dinner catered by the Gage Hotel
Tickets: $125 per person or $1250 for reserved table of 8

The 4th Annual Heritage Dinner is sponsored by Kathy & Mac Stringfellow, Anne & Johnny Weisman and the Gage Hotel.

Saturday, September 16
Afternoon with Charles M. Russell Scholars
Morgan University Center, Espino Conference Center on the Sul Ross State University Campus

1:00-2:00 pm
Nancy Loves Charlie: Remembering the Cowboy Artist 
in Great Falls, Montana
by Dr. Michael Duchemin, President & CEO, Briscoe Western Art Museum

2:00-3:00 pm
Charlie Russell and the Movies
by B. Byron Price, Director of Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West and Charles Marion Russell Chair at the University of Oklahoma.

Presentations are sponsored by Yana & Marty Davis.

Exclusive Cigar Party
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Reata Restaurant in Alpine
Enjoy this very special event featuring the highly-rated Micallef Reserva Limitida Privada Cigar. Heavy appetizers and cash bar round out a relaxing afternoon on the patio at the Reata with your friends.
Limited number of tickets available: $75 per person
You must be 18 or older to attend.

The Exclusive Cigar Party is sponsored by Reata Restaurant and Micallef Cigars.

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Opening Receptions
at the Museum of the Big Bend
Charlie Russell Heads West
View works by Charles M. Russell and learn about his history and the people and events that shaped his career and life.
They Savvy Russell
Original works by present-day Western artists who are influenced by Charlie. Artists featured include: Wayne Baize, Teal Blake, Mike Capron, Kathryn Leitner, Kim Mackey, Tim Oliver, Lauren Pomatto, Chessney Sevier, Edgar Sotelo and Herman Walker. All works are available for purchase. Information subject to change without notice.

Exhibits are sponsored by Kay & Don Green.

Saturday presentations and exhibits are free and open to the public.
Both exhibits will remain on display through December 17, 2017.

Friends of the Charlie Russell Weekend: Dr. Ira Blanton, Leslie & David Pohl, Bonnie & John Korbell and Paula Wilson & Lonnie Rodriguez.

For more information, contact Maggie Rumbelow at 432-837-8143 or at ude.s1503481574sorlu1503481574s@wol1503481574ebmur1503481574eigga1503481574m1503481574

Al & Jane Micallef and Family

Al & Jane Micallef have called Texas home for decades. Al was born with an entrepreneurial streak. At the age of 7 he was selling his own brand of rust remover which combined sand and Ajax. He sold Christmas trees and started a dance club while in high school. By 25, he stepped in to help his friend’s parents manage their company, Detroit Silicone Rubber Co. Three years later, when the company was sold to K&M Plastics and renamed Jamak, Inc., Al became vice president and general manager. He then purchased 20% of the company. Al now is the sole owner of Jamak located in Weatherford, Texas.

Al’s other business ventures include the Reata restaurants in Alpine and Fort Worth; CF Ranch, Land and Cattle Company, Jeff Davis and Brewster Counties; Sierra La Rana, a planned housing community outside of Alpine and Micallef Cigars as well as many others.

Al, through his sponsorship of Trappings of Texas, helped to create a permanent collection of Trappings art and gear for the Museum, while supporting the artists who made those works.

Al & Jane have three wonderful children, Mike who resides in Fort Worth; Amanda who resides in Los Angeles, California and Sarah residing in Alpine, Texas.