The Big Read invites all ages to reconnect with the Charles Portis best-seller, True Grit, and join a roundup of Western-themed fun and entertainment including author John Erickson, storyteller Marideth Sisco, artist Andy Thomas and Charles Portis scholar Jay Jennings.
"True Grit," set in the late 19th century, is the tale of Mattie Ross, who at age 14 leaves home during a harsh winter in search of her father's murderer. She seeks out a man with a quality she calls "true grit," and finds him in an unlikely federal marshal, Rooster Cogburn. Also tracking the murderer is LaBoeuf, a Texas Ranger who has an uneasy partnership with the pair.
Daily, February 22—May 16, at Sky Gallery at the Springfield-Branson National Airport, reception Wednesday, April 13, 3 p.m. open to the public. More
Daily, April 1—May 21 at the Waverly House, reception Friday, April 1, 5 p.m. The winner of the show will be announced at the reception.
Friday, April 1, 6-9 p.m. at the Park Central Branch Library with painter Andy Thomas, and a new exhibit, Horse and Western Art by Jennifer Leeper. More