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Monument Rock

Feline Fine: Art of Cats

December 07, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Venue: Stauth Memorial Museum
Address: 111 N Aztec St, Montezuma, KS 67867
Time: Tue-Sat 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. Closed Mondays & major holidays.
Admission: Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated
Contact: Kim Legleiter
Phone: 620-846-2527
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Cats have been domesticated since prehistoric times and have often been the objects of superstition as well as veneration, notably, for example, by ancient Egyptians. Today, they continue to fascinate and intrigue humans, as exemplified by the musical comedy, CATS, one of the longest running shows in the history of Broadway, and countless myths, poems and stories. Cats, carnivorous mammals of the Felidae family, comprise both the domestic breeds (Abyssinian, Burmese, Siamese, Persian, etc.), and wild breeds including the great Cats (lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs), and the smaller wild cats (lynx, bobcat, ocelot, etc.). Highly adapted for hunting and devouring their prey, cats have relatively short mussels, large eyes, sensitive whiskers, and sharp claws & teeth. Most wild cats are solitary, though lions and cheetahs live in groups called prides. Domestic breeds have coats of various lengths and colors in a variety of patterns, making them, like their wild cousins, wonderful subjects for artists. The exhibit will consist of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by leading artists from around the world who specialize in the subject of cats and which portray domestic and wild breeds of cats in a variety of styles ranging from photo-realism to painterly impressionism. Each participating artist will exhibit two to five works to demonstrate the range of her/his particular subject matter and treatment of these fascinating animals. Exhibit produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.