• From welding to beading, citizen lives interesting life

    From welding to beading, citizen lives interesting life1

    By: Darren DeLaune/Reporter Projects considered therapy for Johnson MEIGS COUNTY, Tennessee — “To me, being an artist and working on my projects is therapy,” Muscogee (Creek) citizen Holly Johnson said. “It is soothing for me.” Johnson has been doing beadwork for the last three years. Her beadwork came from her making her regalia for pow-wows.

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  • Gilcrease features comprehensive exhibit of 1960s-70s Native artist

    Gilcrease features comprehensive exhibit of 1960s-70s Native artist0

    Sterling Cosper/Manager ‘T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America’ hosted through Oct. 7 TULSA, Oklahoma — Native artist T.C. Cannon was known for breaking with convention, which reflected American culture during the time in which he made his most famous works. “Really shifting colors from what you would see in the natural world. So he incorporates

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  • National program to place Indigenous artists center stage

    National program to place Indigenous artists center stage0

    Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer 12 artists to participate in three-year program PORTLAND, Oregon — Western Arts Alliance (WAA), the Portland-based performing arts service organization, is launching Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP), a national program to create new touring and presentation opportunities for Indigenous performing artists. With a lead grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support

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  • All-tribe input, deeper meaning goal of OKC museum

    All-tribe input, deeper meaning goal of OKC museum1

    Sterling Cosper/Manager New curator discusses approach to shaping exhibitions OKLAHOMA CITY — It would be easy to argue that the process of completing the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum proposed for Oklahoma City has been arduous. Funding issues along with that of investment balance between the tribes and state, as well as a transfer

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  • Starr makes Native stories shine bright

    Starr makes Native stories shine bright1

    Sterling Cosper/Manager Broad audience captured with wide range of formats OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — In her latest projects, Native artist Arigon Starr has moved from her fictional superhero ‘Super Indian’ to tell fictional stories based on actual events. Her latest comic venture has her exploring real heroes in the graphic novel ‘Tales of the Mighty Code

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  • Pepper Henry named AICCM director

    Pepper Henry named AICCM director1

        Liz Gray/Reporter Director discusses museum, goals OKLAHOMA CITY — James Pepper Henry (Kaw/Muscogee) has been named to be the new director of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. Pepper Henry has extensive experience in museum curating. Prior to joining the AICCM, he served as executive director of the Gilcrease Museum. While at

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