Towards Home Gallery Show & Reopening of the Oregon Trail Center
May 24, 2024
Journey Towards Home to Baker County, Oregon, for the celebration of the final gallery show of artist Gary Ernest Smith – a Baker City native – and the reopening of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (NHOTIC).
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center will host Smith’s 6-week final gallery show, honoring his 6-decade career as one of the premiere artists of the American West.
NHOTIC has been closed for four years for a major facility renovation, which was delayed by about two years due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The much anticipated reopening is scheduled to coincide with Gary Ernest Smith’s journey “Towards Home.”
In 1991, Smith painted “Oregon Pioneers”, the image used for the opening of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, a Bureau of Land Management facility and the first of five interpretive centers along the Oregon Trail in Oregon that opened in time for the Historic Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial in 1993. It is fitting that his final gallery show will premiere with the reopening of the Oregon Trail Center in 2024.
“Towards Home” will be on display at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center from May 24 through July 14, 2024. For more information, go to www.crossroads-arts.org.
Watch for more information about other activities surrounding the Oregon Trail Center reopening.