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August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a presentation and leather carving demonstration with Jim Jackson.

Jim will discuss the origin of the Master Leather Carving from North America and Japan – Design and Cultural Influences exhibit and how these beautiful items and panels featured in the exhibit connect to our local history of leather carving, as well as the importance of cultural influences and the exchange of ideas among the artisans. Distinctions will be made between carving styles and their development. Jim will give a demonstration using various carving and stamping tools after the presentation.

Registration is required.

FREE to Brinton Members
$5 for Non-members

James F. Jackson

photo of Jim JacksonJames Jackson’s interest in leather carving and the visual arts began in his father’s saddle shop in Wyoming.  Designing leatherwork led him to academic studies and a Master of Fine Arts degree and teaching. While in graduate school at the University of Wyoming he taught design classes and worked as a museum curator.  Throughout his life he has always maintained both a leather shop and painting studio. These two occupations have shaped the character of his work.  Recently he was honored with a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Master Leather Artisan of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists, the Stohlman Award for excellence as a Master craftsman, and given the Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award in 2019.  Jim currently displays his work and conducts discussions about designing leatherwork, carving processes, and regional history at The Brinton Museum’s leather shop in Big Horn, Wyoming.