The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will open a new exhibit on July 2 entitled Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford. A premiere program for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m., and the exhibit will run until September 30. Derald Swineford was the chair of the Art Department at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, later called the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts (now the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma) from 1946 to 1975 and was a prolific artist in a variety of media. This retrospective focuses on the watercolors he painted of Oklahoma landscapes over a period of three decades. His appreciation of nature’s beauty is evident in his works. The premiere program on August 15 is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.