“A Tribute to Chris LeDoux” opened at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame’s 101 Gallery on May 1, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The exhibit is made up of photographs, memorabilia, and other items from the private collection of Bill and Dona Vold Larsen. The exhibit includes photos of LeDoux’s rodeo competition, concert photographs, photos of his artwork, and other miscellaneous items. The exhibit includes two original artworks by LeDoux that are pencil drawings.
The exhibit will be up through early fall.
LeDoux was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2005 and is the only dual inductee in the Hall – inducted in bareback riding and in the notable category. LeDoux won the PRCA bareback riding world championship in 1976 and was an award-winning country music artist.
In early summer, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame will add a small exhibit to the gallery showcasing the history of Western heritage and rodeo of the Pikes Peak Region and the city of Colorado Springs to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Colorado Springs on July 31. It will be showcased with the LeDoux exhibit until early August. The Hall will then do a tribute to rodeo clowns to coincide with the rodeo clown reunion the Hall is hosting Aug. 6-8 over the Hall’s 42nd anniversary.