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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10499) 17 years ago
Johnie Thomas, that crazy woman, graciously purchased one of the "art" horses created by Montana artists and displayed in Billings this summer. She purchased "Crazy Horse," which is a life size fiberglass horse that looks as if it were covered in a crazy quilt! If you passed through the Billings airport this summer, it was near the first luggage carousel.

On Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., the artist and Johnnie will be at Miles City Books & News for a reception. I think there will be snacks. I suspect there will be chairs from the Preservation Office.

Come on down and see the horse!

--Amorette
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Posted by David Schott (+15319) 17 years ago
Wow, that's cool. Do you know if the horse will be kept on public display in Miles City? Any idea what became of the Miles City-born horse, "Brand Inspector's Nightmare"?

- Dave

Here are links to pictures of these two horses:

"Crazy Horse"
John Flynn/Billings
(assisted by Carol Baker and Bob Lester; Brooke, Kate and Joan Flynn; Peggy Larsen, Perrin Grubbs, Jerry Belgarde)

http://www.billingsdepot.org/horseart/horses/flynn_lg.jpg

"Brand Inspector's Nightmare"
Sue Tirrell and Mark Browning, Miles City

http://www.billingsdepot.org/horseart/horses/tirrell_lg.jpg

And a link to the "Horse Of Course" main page:

http://www.billingsdepot.org/horseart/home.html
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Posted by David Schott (+15319) 17 years ago
To answer one of my own questions, "Crazy Horse" is apparently going to be placed on display in the Miles Community College library. That's very kind of Ms. Thomas to do this.
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Posted by Joe Whalen (+183) 17 years ago
Hello David. You're to be applauded for keeping us on our toes regarding local events!

You'd also asked about the whereabouts of "Brand Inspector's Nightmare" by Sue Tirrell and Mark Browning. The horse was sold to an individual named Meridil Turch for $8,000. You may already have that much information.

I'll talk with Sue and Mark and see if they know whether the horse is located in Billings or beyond and get back to you.

Joe
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Posted by Bart Freese (+935) 17 years ago
How long before the horse is moved to MCC? And, in the meantime is it going to remain on display at Miles City Books and News?
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