Once-In-A-Lifetime Raffle Opportunity
Are you looking for a piece of artwork that is both historic and representative of not only the West but also Greer and the White Mountains? We have the perfect sculpture for you. The Butterfly Lodge Museum has recently acquired the last remaining mounted sculpture of a trio of bison originally done by Lone Wolf ( Hart Mariam Schultz).
This striking piece was recast by James Muir, nephew of the famous naturalist John Muir, who had an art studio in Greer twenty five years ago. Muir was impressed with JW Schultz and Lone Wolf’s cabin and pledged to restore the bison that were mounted on the fireplace. The originals were made of clay and had disintegrated through the years. Using old photos of the fireplace and half of a remaining buffalo, he made 3 molds and cast 12 sets of bison in bronze which he then mounted on wooden plaques.
The piece that is being raffled is the last of those 12 sets (number 7 of 12) and is signed by the artist. It is entitled “Journey of the Monarchs”. The Blackfeet of Montana who were Lone Wolf’s people called bison “monarchs“. The journey represents the migration of the bison from the plains of Texas north to Montana. It can also represent the bison’s journey from near extinction to the thundering herds of today that have been brought back to America.
Raffle tickets for this once in a lifetime opportunity to own this special artwork are available at the gift shop of the Butterfly Lodge Museum Thursday through Saturday from 10-3. You may also call the museum at (928) 735-7514, during operating hours and tickets will be available at all Museum sponsored events…through the end of August. Each ticket is $20 or 6 tickets for $100. The drawing will be held Labor Day weekend and you need not be present to win.
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