In celebration of Native American Month guest artists Michael Elizondo Jr. and Micah Wesley shared with the audience what influences and inspires them to create their art. They explored topics of symbolism, cultural identity, micro-aggression and sociological events that impacted their tribes, all topics relevant in today’s political climate. These topics stimulated enlightening dialogue with students in attendance.
Artworks on display represented some of the most influential artists who helped shape the Native American Fine Arts Movement of the 20th Century including, Woody Crumbo, Creek-Potawatomi; Jerome Tiger, Creek-Seminole; David Williams, Kiowa- Tonkawa/Kiowa-Apache; and T.C. Cannon, Kiowa-Caddo. For more information about the exhibition visit the link below.
For more information, read the exhibition booklet at the link below.
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Shikoh Shiraiwa, Archives Specialist
Opening Reception - November 14, 2016
The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes the university's main campus is located on the traditional lands of the Caddo and Wichita people.
Visit the UCO Land Acknowledgement website to learn more.