ST. GEORGE – Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, the adopted daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, will share selected life experiences as the Cowboy Princess at the St. George Art Museum on Saturday, June 6. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., Rogers-Barnett’s special art conversation will include a video entitled “Roy Rogers: In His Own Words”, after which she will share thoughts about growing up with the “King of the Cowboys” who was voted most popular Western star ten years in a row, then take questions from the audience.
Rogers-Barnett’s own career included small parts in Roy Rogers and Dale Evans productions on the big screen and on television. Like the other Rogers children, she also appeared on TV variety shows and in commercials; authored her memoirs entitled “Cowboy Princess” and a co-authored “The All-American Cowboy Grill” cookbook.
Cheryl’s professional life has included banking and finance in the entertainment industry; and, property management for a food service company with holdings throughout the U.S. and Mexico. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Western Music Association as well as the Board of the Beverly and Jim Rogers Lone Pine Film History Museum, located in Lone Pine, California.
In addition to numerous other interests and worthwhile charitable groups in which she is involved – including Child Help USA, which after thirty years still leads the national battle against child abuse – she is kept busy speaking to various groups around the country.
Rogers-Barnettand her husband, Larry, are residents of Washington, Utah. They have seven grown children, 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Art Conversations at the St. George Art Museum are regularly scheduled adult gatherings of art lovers interested in more information about artists on display, collectors or others relating to “Cowboys Come to the St. George Art Museum.” Art conversations are free-of-charge.
The St. George Art Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 47 E. 200 North. According to the museum’s mission statement, the city-owned and operated facility exists “to educate … through quality exhibitions from all periods, cultures and media … and to collect, conserve, inventory, exhibit and interpret art and artifacts from Utah and the West.”
For more information about this and other Art Conversations or the current “Cowboys Come to the St. George Art Museum,” a display of western and cowboy art, call 435-627-4525.