Cowboy Ethics – A Life Well Lived
“Cowboy Ethics - A Life Well Lived” – featuring 10 mural paintings as well as drawings and sketches by Wyoming artist Zachary Pullen
The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) (June 18) presents the exhibition, Cowboy Ethics – A Live Well Lived, featuring 10 mural paintings along with a selection of drawings and sketches by nationally known Wyoming artist and illustrator Zachary Pullen. This exhibit opens in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery beginning August 10 and continues through October 20. A reception to meet the artist takes place on Sunday, August 11, from 3 to 5 PM. Pullen will present an informal Gallery Talk on his art on Sunday. The artist’s reception and Gallery Talk are offered free and open to the public. Cowboy Ethics – A Live Well Lived is a ten-part narrative about Wyoming philanthropist and businessman Mick McMurry (1946 – 2015) who through his great generosity affected the lives of numerous individuals. McMurry earned his degree from his beloved University of Wyoming and he served in the Vietnam War. Returning home to Casper (WY), McMurry started a successful construction business. However, it was the energy business where he was to make his mark. McMurry was a pioneer with his father W.M. “Neil” McMurry in the production of natural gas from the Jonah Field near Pinedale in the 1990s. Throughout the years, the McMurry Foundation was more than generous to the University of Wyoming and other charitable organizations including the McMurry Training Center in Casper, an organization dedicated to offering training for jobs in heavy industry. It is the commonplace person, the down-to-earth Mick McMurry that Pullen celebrates in his colorful, whimsical murals created for Cowboy Ethics – A Life Well Lived.