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  • Quest for the West artist Greg Kelsey

    by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art | Aug 19, 2015

    Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists.  Meet Quest for the West Artist Greg Kelsey.

     Kelsey 2015
    Greg Kelsey
    Born 1971, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; lives in Ignacio, Colorado

    AN HONEST LOOK at Greg Kelsey’s sculpture reveals his intensity for both form and subject. No matter the subject, it is his belief that form is the most significant thing about a sculpture. Kelsey states, “It is a powerful combination when form and subject are both meaningful.”

    As a self-taught artist, Kelsey is a consummate student of the behavior of light on surface. He feels the mastery of different textures gives a piece life and aids the viewer in noticing what is supposed to be noticed. The form has to own its own space and command attention, whereas the detail should draw the focus of the eye while stressing power, gesture, or movement.  

    Kelsey feels his subjects have already told a story through mood, texture, and line that he, as the artist, must recognize, acknowledge, and retell.Kelsey_Sundance_and_the_Wild_Bunch_Hit_the_Union_Pacific

    Sundance and the Wild Bunch Hit the Union Pacific
    2015, bronze, edition of 25, 15 x 14 x 24 1/2 inches

    I live in one of the old stomping grounds of the Wild Bunch.  Unsigned bank notes from the Wilcox holdup appeared in Monticello, Utah and in Durango, Mancos and Cortez, Colorado. Scenes from the Hollywood movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, depicting this infamous holdup, were filmed around here.  This historical tale resonated with me, it is a dynamic story that was perfect material for a sculpture.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:
    2014    Inducted as an inaugural member of the Russell Skull Society of Artists
    2012    Briscoe Museum, Night of Artists, Committee’s Choice Award
    2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Prize
    2010    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
    2010    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award
    2010    Created sculpture for Charlie Russell Heritage Award for the C.M. Russell Museum
    2009    Elected as Sculptor Member of National Sculpture Society
    2009    Phippen Fine Art Show, First Place Sculpture
    2008    Bosque Art Classic, Gold Medal Sculpture & Jones Purchase Awards
    2007    C. M. Russell Art Show & Auction, People’s Choice—Sculpture Award
    2003    Night of the Artists, San Antonio, Texas, Best Sculpture Award
    2001    C. M. Russell Art Show & Auction, Artists’ Choice Award

    Gallery Representation:
    Coeur d’Alene Galleries, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
    Legacy Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona
    Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    Sorrel Sky Gallery, Durango, Colorado
    www.gregkelsey.com

    WANT TO REGISTER FOR QUEST OPENING WEEKEND (SEPT. 11- 13)?

    Celebrate the best of the West and meet 50 of the nation's top Western-theme artists during the 10th anniversary opening weekend festivities for the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

    Only registered guests may participate in opening weekend activities. Register now to join in the fun, make new friends, socialize with artists and seasoned and fledging art collectors, enjoy fine food and purchase art for your new or established art collection. For your convenience, four Marriott Place hotels are located directly across the street from the museum.

    Register to participate in opening weekend festivities by purchasing a weekend individual or couples package.  If you are unable to attend but wish to buy art, you may purchase an absentee buyer registration to participate in the sale. Absentee buyers must submit purchase instructions and a credit card number to the Eiteljorg Museum by Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Please check the Absentee Buyer box.

    •  WEEKEND INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE:
      $250 Member; $300 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per registrant, plus participation for one in all Quest events.

    •  WEEKEND COUPLE PACKAGE:
    $450 Member; $500 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per couple, plus participation for two in all Quest events.

    •  ABSENTEE BUYER OR PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL BID BOOKS: $150/bid book
    Are you unable to attend the sale, but interested in purchasing art? Absentee buyers may participate in the sale by purchasing a bid book and catalog for $150. Additional bid books are available for $150 each. Limit three bid books per registrant. Absentee Buyer Instructions (Click to download)

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE (Click to download)

    For registration-related questions, or for credit card registration by phone, please contact Kay Hinds at (317) 275-1341 or e-mail khinds@eiteljorg.com. Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.

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  • Quest for the West artist Doug Hyde

    by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Aug 19, 2015

    Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists.  Meet Quest for the West Artist Doug Hyde.

     Hyde 2015

    Doug Hyde
    Born 1946 in Hermiston, Oregon; lives in Prescott, Arizona

    INSPIRED BY THE LORE he learned as a youth from his grandfather and other tribal elders, Doug Hyde, whose heritage includes Nez Perce, Assiniboine, and Chippewa, expresses Indian mythology and spirit through his sculpture. Hyde attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in the early 1960s, and then the San Francisco Art Institute on scholarship. He enlisted in the Army and was seriously injured during his second Vietnam tour. During his convalescence, he learned to use power tools to cut and shape stone.

    When he returned to Santa Fe in 1972 to teach at IAIA, he brought with him the ability to transform his ideas into three-dimensional objects. Sculpting in stone and bronze remain the passion and focus of his life. In 1998, a sculpture of his was installed at the White House. In 2008, his bronze, Little Turtle, was purchased for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Cultural Resource Center.  Hyde has focused most of his efforts in the last decade to help Native American tribes tell their stories with sculptures for their cultural centers. He is also sponsoring a mentor program with these tribes to work with him in his studio.

    Hyde_Campfire_Chat
    Campfire Chat
    2015, alabaster and catlinite, 13 ¾ x 14 ½ x 9 inches

    On a cool night in Canyon De Chelly women discuss their day of watching sheep and working on rug designs.

    Notable awards and achievements:

    2014    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
    2014    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
    2013    The Gilcrease Museum, The Collectors Reserve Small Works Exhibition, Williams Award for Best Sculpture
    2013    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Keepsake
    2012    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
    2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artist of Distinction Award
    2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Patrons’ Choice Award for People
    2009    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Cyrus Dallin Award for Best Sculpture
    2008    Autry National Center, Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Best Sculpture Award

    Memberships:
    National Sculpture Society, fellow and member, board of directors

    Gallery representation:
    Berlin Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
    Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail, Colorado
    Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Legacy Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    Nedra Matteucci Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    WANT TO REGISTER FOR QUEST OPENING WEEKEND (SEPT. 11- 13)?
     
    Celebrate the best of the West and meet 50 of the nation's top Western-theme artists during the 10th anniversary opening weekend festivities for the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

    Only registered guests may participate in opening weekend activities. Register now to join in the fun, make new friends, socialize with artists and seasoned and fledging art collectors, enjoy fine food and purchase art for your new or established art collection. For your convenience, four Marriott Place hotels are located directly across the street from the museum.

    Register to participate in opening weekend festivities by purchasing a weekend individual or couples package.  If you are unable to attend but wish to buy art, you may purchase an absentee buyer registration to participate in the sale. Absentee buyers must submit purchase instructions and a credit card number to the Eiteljorg Museum by Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Please check the Absentee Buyer box.

    •  WEEKEND INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE:
      $250 Member; $300 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per registrant, plus participation for one in all Quest events.

    •  WEEKEND COUPLE PACKAGE:
    $450 Member; $500 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per couple, plus participation for two in all Quest events.

    •  ABSENTEE BUYER OR PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL BID BOOKS: $150/bid book
    Are you unable to attend the sale, but interested in purchasing art? Absentee buyers may participate in the sale by purchasing a bid book and catalog for $150. Additional bid books are available for $150 each. Limit three bid books per registrant. Absentee Buyer Instructions (Click to download)

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE (Click to download)

    For registration-related questions, or for credit card registration by phone, please contact Kay Hinds at (317) 275-1341 or e-mail khinds@eiteljorg.com. Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.

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  • Quest for the West artist Karin Hollebeke

    by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Aug 19, 2015

    Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists.  Meet Quest for the West Artist Hollebeke. 

    Hollebeke 2015

    Karin Hollebeke
    Born 1949, in Wolfsburg, Germany; lives in Vernal, Utah

    A WESTERN PAINTER and sculptor for more than thirty years, Hollebeke lives, paints, and ranches in Utah. There she experiences a frontier lifestyle as exciting as her paintings, which depict events in the Old West. She finds that ranching life helps her capture authentic details in her dramatic scenes.

    Hollebeke first became interested in art while in her teens. After her family moved from Germany to El Paso, Texas, she learned about ranch life firsthand, an experience that sparked her interest in Western art.

    To pursue her interest in sculpture, Hollebeke studied with sculptor Ed Fraughton, an opportunity she describes as “learning the basics from the best.” Tom Lovell, another veteran Western artist, influenced her painting style. She found his candor “devastating” but found that his advice helped her find her own style, which has earned her international recognition.
     
    Hollebeke_Invitation_to_a_Bronc_Bust

    Invitation to a Bronc Bust
    2015, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

    Breaking wild horses is a dangerous job, but an unruly horse can be handled with moderate safety by tying up a foot with a soft rope. It can take many bone-jarring sessions to tame a bucking bronc. On ranches, men called ‘Bronc-busters’ are hired to break in the wild horses quickly, or at least well enough for cowboys to ride and start working them on the range.

    Gallery representation:
    Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jackson, Wyoming

    WANT TO REGISTER FOR QUEST OPENING WEEKEND (SEPT. 11- 13)?
    Celebrate the best of the West and meet 50 of the nation's top Western-theme artists during the 10th anniversary opening weekend festivities for the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

    Only registered guests may participate in opening weekend activities. Register now to join in the fun, make new friends, socialize with artists and seasoned and fledging art collectors, enjoy fine food and purchase art for your new or established art collection. For your convenience, four Marriott Place hotels are located directly across the street from the museum.

    Register to participate in opening weekend festivities by purchasing a weekend individual or couples package.  If you are unable to attend but wish to buy art, you may purchase an absentee buyer registration to participate in the sale. Absentee buyers must submit purchase instructions and a credit card number to the Eiteljorg Museum by Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Please check the Absentee Buyer box.

    •  WEEKEND INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE:
      $250 Member; $300 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per registrant, plus participation for one in all Quest events.

    •  WEEKEND COUPLE PACKAGE:
    $450 Member; $500 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per couple, plus participation for two in all Quest events.

    •  ABSENTEE BUYER OR PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL BID BOOKS: $150/bid book
    Are you unable to attend the sale, but interested in purchasing art? Absentee buyers may participate in the sale by purchasing a bid book and catalog for $150. Additional bid books are available for $150 each. Limit three bid books per registrant. Absentee Buyer Instructions (Click to download)

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE (Click to download)

    For registration-related questions, or for credit card registration by phone, please contact Kay Hinds at (317) 275-1341 or e-mail khinds@eiteljorg.com. Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.

     

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  • Quest for the West artist George Hallmark

    by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Aug 19, 2015

    Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists.  Meet Quest for the West Artist George Hallmark.

    Hallmark 2015-smaller
    George Hallmark
    Born 1949, in Joshua, Texas; lives in Meridian, Texas

    BORN AND RAISED in north-central Texas, George Hallmark was an architectural designer and commercial artist before turning to easel painting. Voted the official Texas State Artist in 1988, his work can be found in many prestigious private and corporate collections, including those of Texas Instruments, the Texas Capital, MBNA, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    Hallmark’s work has been featured in Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, and U.S. Art magazines.  George is an annual participant in the Prix de West Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West show in Indianapolis, and the new West Select Show at the Phoenix Art Museum.

    Hallmark_El_Corazon
    El Corazón
    2015, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches

    Located high in the forested mountains south of Mexico City is the picturesque town of Taxco. White-washed, red-roofed houses, cascading bougainvillea, and streets that twist up and down steep hills eventually lead to the main square and the magnificent church of Iglesia de Santa Prisca. If you travel Mexico’s back roads today, you can still find colonial villages where heart, courage, spirit, love, tenderness, and benevolence are found. This is also the definition of
     el corazón, the heart of Mexico.

    Notable Awards and Achievements:

    2012    Briscoe Museum, Permanent Collection
    2011    Phoenix Art Museum, The West Select, Silver Medal Winner for Oil Painting
    2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Permanent Collection
    2011    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Sol y Sombra: The Paintings of George Hallmark
    2010    Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State, featured in the book Texas Traditions
    2010    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artist of Distinction Award
    2010    Autry National Center, Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, Western Art and Architecture Publishers’ Award
    2009    Booth Western Art Museum, commissioned for major work 
    2009    National Wildlife Museum, Miniatures and More Show, Featured Artist
    2008    National Wildlife Museum, Miniatures and More Show, Featured Artist
    2008    Salmagundi Club, Selected Member
    1988    Texas State Legislature, Official Texas State Artist 

    Gallery Representation:
    Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
    Nedra Mateucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    www.georgehallmark.com

    WANT TO REGISTER FOR QUEST OPENING WEEKEND (SEPT. 11- 13)?

    Celebrate the best of the West and meet 50 of the nation's top Western-theme artists during the 10th anniversary opening weekend festivities for the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

    Only registered guests may participate in opening weekend activities. Register now to join in the fun, make new friends, socialize with artists and seasoned and fledging art collectors, enjoy fine food and purchase art for your new or established art collection. For your convenience, four Marriott Place hotels are located directly across the street from the museum.

    Register to participate in opening weekend festivities by purchasing a weekend individual or couples package.  If you are unable to attend but wish to buy art, you may purchase an absentee buyer registration to participate in the sale. Absentee buyers must submit purchase instructions and a credit card number to the Eiteljorg Museum by Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Please check the Absentee Buyer box.

    •  WEEKEND INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE:
      $250 Member; $300 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per registrant, plus participation for one in all Quest events.

    •  WEEKEND COUPLE PACKAGE:
    $450 Member; $500 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per couple, plus participation for two in all Quest events.

    •  ABSENTEE BUYER OR PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL BID BOOKS: $150/bid book
    Are you unable to attend the sale, but interested in purchasing art? Absentee buyers may participate in the sale by purchasing a bid book and catalog for $150. Additional bid books are available for $150 each. Limit three bid books per registrant. Absentee Buyer Instructions (Click to download)

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE (Click to download)

    For registration-related questions, or for credit card registration by phone, please contact Kay Hinds at (317) 275-1341 or e-mail khinds@eiteljorg.com. Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.

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  • Quest for the West artist Logan Maxwell Hagege

    by Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Aug 19, 2015

    Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists.  Meet Quest for the West Artist Logan Maxwell Hagege.
    Hagege 2015

    Logan Maxwell Hagege
    Born 1980, in Los Angeles, California; lives in Los Angeles, California

     

    TRADITIONALLY TRAINED in a local Los Angeles classic atelier program, Hagege’s interests and ability in fine art were evident from the beginning. His studies involved spending more than six hours per day drawing and painting live models. While at the atelier program, Hagege also studied privately with Steve Huston and Joseph Mendez.

    Inspiration for his subjects began at an early age when he would visit his grandmother, who lived in the California desert, as well as his extensive travels and extended stays in various landscapes in the American Southwest. Hagege's subjects are contemporary American Indians living in the southwest as well as modern landscapes that are timeless in life and in his works. Logan’s evolution from landscape to figure, and now a combination of both, formed a natural progression in his art. He continues to push his art to its limits in his own unique style. One idea that drives his work is that evolution in art is never ending. He is constantly challenging himself with new ideas and new ways of looking at the same subject.Hagege_Land_With_No_Time

    Land With No Time
    2015, oil on linen, 40 x 40 inches

    My artwork reflects the world that I see, in my own way. In my mind, the greatest artists in history have shown us a different way to see the world, a chance to look through their eyes. I try my best to live up to the high standards that the great artists who came before me have set. This is a lifelong task that I am happy to take on.

    Notable awards and achievements:

    2014    Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Henry Farny Award for Best Painting
    2014    Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Gene Autry Memorial Award
    2013    Autry National Center, Masters of the American West, Montgomery Frames Award
    2013    Coors Western Art Show, Artists’ Choice Award

    Gallery representation:
    Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    John B. Strong Fine Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, California
    Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    Trailside Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming

    WANT TO REGISTER FOR QUEST OPENING WEEKEND (SEPT. 11- 13)?

    Celebrate the best of the West and meet 50 of the nation's top Western-theme artists during the 10th anniversary opening weekend festivities for the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

    Only registered guests may participate in opening weekend activities. Register now to join in the fun, make new friends, socialize with artists and seasoned and fledging art collectors, enjoy fine food and purchase art for your new or established art collection. For your convenience, four Marriott Place hotels are located directly across the street from the museum.

    Register to participate in opening weekend festivities by purchasing a weekend individual or couples package.  If you are unable to attend but wish to buy art, you may purchase an absentee buyer registration to participate in the sale. Absentee buyers must submit purchase instructions and a credit card number to the Eiteljorg Museum by Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Please check the Absentee Buyer box.

    •  WEEKEND INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE:
      $250 Member; $300 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per registrant, plus participation for one in all Quest events.

    •  WEEKEND COUPLE PACKAGE:
    $450 Member; $500 Non-member
    Package includes one Quest catalog and one bid book per couple, plus participation for two in all Quest events.

    •  ABSENTEE BUYER OR PURCHASE OF ADDITIONAL BID BOOKS: $150/bid book
    Are you unable to attend the sale, but interested in purchasing art? Absentee buyers may participate in the sale by purchasing a bid book and catalog for $150. Additional bid books are available for $150 each. Limit three bid books per registrant. Absentee Buyer Instructions (Click to download)

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE (Click to download)

    For registration-related questions, or for credit card registration by phone, please contact Kay Hinds at (317) 275-1341 or e-mail khinds@eiteljorg.com. Your Quest catalog and bid books will be distributed when you check in at the registration desk on opening weekend.


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