Red Earth Museum focuses on importance of Eagle in new exhibition of paintings, sculpture, pottery and cultural artifact
A new exhibition entitled “The Eagle in American Indian Art & Custom” has opened at Oklahoma City’s Red Earth Museum with paintings, sculpture and pottery by some of the state’s most recognized contemporary and traditional American Indian artists. The exhibition is accompanied by numerous cultural artifacts culled from the archives of the Red Earth Museum.
Fridaylander Doug Cummings was named recipient of the 2006 Red Earth Spirit Award during a benefit auction & dinner held recently on the Fourth Floor Rotunda of the State Capitol. The evening featured a keynote address by Bill Anaotubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, and a silent and live auction for the benefit of the Red Earth Museum and Red Earth Festival.
The plans and progress of the American Indian Cultural Center, currently under construction at the crossroads of I-35 and I-40 in downtown Oklahoma City, is the focus of an event scheduled Friday, Oct. 27 at the Red Earth Museum at Omniplex located at 2100 NE 52nd Street in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Indian Art Club and Red Earth, Inc. are co-hosts of the free event that begins at 6:30 pm.
Betty Price, executive director for the Oklahoma Arts Council, has been named the 2006 Red Earth Ambassador of the Year.
Mike Larsen, award winning Chickasaw artist, has been named the 2006 Red Earth Honored One. Larsen receives the award for his dedication and skill as a Native American artist.