ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE – RED EARTH ART CENTER
Father and daughter Southern Cheyenne art duo, George Curtis Levi and Halcyon Levi, team up for an Artist Residency in the Red Earth Art Center. They are painting live in the gallery Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm through August 16. George Curtis Levi’s work includes Cheyenne style ledger drawings on historical paper along with watercolors, acrylic paintings, parfleche/rawhide work, and Cheyenne beadwork. 18-year-old, Halcyon Levi paints in acrylic and does Cheyenne style ledger drawings. Stop by to visit with them about their work, see their exhibit and watch them create new pieces in the Red Earth Art Center, lobby level of BancFirst Tower, downtown Oklahoma City.
GEORGE CURTIS LEVI
George Levi is a member of the Southern Cheyenne Tribe and is also Arapaho and Sioux. He was raised in Western Oklahoma. His work includes Cheyenne style ledger drawings on historical paper, watercolors, acrylic paintings, parfleche/rawhide work, and Cheyenne beadwork.
Inspired by the history of the Cheyenne, his work is a continuation of a part of life for him and his People. He states, “My work is about who I am and where I come from. It’s about a history that still lives on.”. Levi’s work is currently in university collections, galleries, and museums across the U.S. and the world. He travels and lectures on Cheyenne history and culture.
Halcyon Levi is an accomplished young artist that began drawing to transform her childhood stories into a visual narrative. Her art, inspired through her surrounding and home state of Oklahoma, uses a variety of wildlife, from tiny hummingbirds to large buffalos, and is evidenced in her work.
Halcyon is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe and is a 2022 graduate of Mustang High School. She plans to study Anthropology at the University of Denver in the fall. Her work is currently on exhibit at the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center in Davis, OK. Halcyon will also exhibit her work at the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts 100th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market August 2022.