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"Generations" exhibit at downtown Oklahoma City's Red Earth Museum features art by American Indian families

by Brandy McDonnell Published: February 7, 2013
“Fire Dancer," acrylic on canvas, by Tim Nevaquaya (Comanche)
“Fire Dancer," acrylic on canvas, by Tim Nevaquaya (Comanche)

Red Earth Museum Oklahoma City, OK

“Generations,” a new exhibit on view through March 31 at downtown Oklahoma City’s Red Earth Museum, features the varied and unique artistic styles of several generations of family members from six Oklahoma families highlighted in the show. Many of the artists featured in the exhibit will attend a Wednesday, February 20 exhibition reception sponsored by the Oklahoma City Chapter of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce. The event, scheduled from 5-7 pm, is free and open to the public.

“Generations” is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and features original works of art from some of Oklahoma’s most respected artistic families including the late Doc Tate Nevaquaya and his sons Calvert Nevaquaya and Tim Nevaquaya (Comanche Nation of Oklahoma); Iris Eby (Creek), her niece Susan Howard (Creek) and her daughter Rachel Howard (Seminole); and the late Tillier Wesley (Creek) and his son Micah Wesley (Creek).

Also featured are Sharron Ahtone Harjo (Kiowa) and her daughter Tahnee Growingthunder (Kiowa/Muscogee/Seminole); Brent Greenwood (Chickasaw/Ponca), his children Anevay Greenwood (Chickasaw/Ponca/Otoe) and Me-Way-Seh Greenwood (Chickasaw/Ponca/Otoe); and Gordon Yellowman Jr (Cheyenne), his wife Connie Hart Yellowman (Cheyenne) and their daughter Cristina Yellowman (Cheyenne). The featured artists in the show have an impressive array of awards from major art shows and competitions throughout the United States including many Red Earth art competition award recipients.

The Red Earth Museum is open free to the public Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment at 6 Santa Fe Plaza next to the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. For more information, go to www.redearth.org.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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