Art: A family tradition

Art: A family tradition
(Photo credit/Dana Tiger) Designer pillows feature paintings by Dana Tiger and fabric art by Michael Deo.

Tiger family and other Native artists featured at OKC art show

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Paintings, sculptures and fabric art by members of the Tiger family and other Native American artists will be on display and for sale at Paseo Gallery One in Oklahoma City, during a show that starts Dec. 7 and continues through Jan 2.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tiger family’s Legacy Cultural Learning Community, a Muskogee-based foundation designed to teach Native culture to children.

Dana Tiger and two of her children, Hvresse Christie, painter, and Lisan Tiger Blair, sculptor, will be exhibiting their work together for the first time in the Oklahoma City gallery.

“I learned about the Paseo Arts District a long time ago, and always admired it,” said Dana Tiger, who paints watercolors of subjects she describes as “strong women.”

Hvresse Tiger draws and paints portraits of “youthful, fashionable women,” her mother said, as well as Native-themed art featuring her young sibling as a model.

Lisan Blair is the sculptor of the family and already very accomplished at age 23, Tiger said.

“I’m so excited that I get this opportunity to be there, with my children,” she said.

The family will greet visitors from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. opening night, which is the First Friday Gallery Walk, and again on Dec. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the gallery at 2927 Paseo in Oklahoma City, OK.

Tiger said she looks forward to talking to fans of Native American art. She is the daughter of Jerome Tiger, whose work became internationally known even though he painted professionally for only five years before his death at age 26.

The show will also feature original paintings and prints by such artists as Big Bow, Robert Redbird, Archie Blackowl and Woody Crumbo, and alabaster sculptures from the collection of Duane Taylor of Moon River Studio in Yukon.

Dana Tiger said clothing by apparel artist Michael Deo would also be part of the show.

Tiger recently started collaborating with Deo to create designer pillows featuring her paintings and Deo’s patchwork designs, and she said they have been selling faster than they can make them.

Paseo Gallery One is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

 

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