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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Spring has arrived and the Phillips County Museum opened its doors for the 2023 season. This week a special tribute is being given to the artist Clarence Cuts The Rope. Many households in Phillips County host one or more of his paintings.

Cuts the Rope was born in Hays and attended St. Paul’s Mission School. He spent two years in an army airborne division as a paratrooper and then returned to Phillips County. He has several siblings. Clarence once said of his father “he would have been the real artist in the family if he had the time to devote to that work instead of having to provide for a la...


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