Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lois Smokey

Last friday I was honored with the "Lois Smokey Award." She was one of the original Kiowa Five who studied at OU in the 1920's credited with the starting of traditional Indian art movement in Oklahoma. She was forced out because she was a woman and replaced.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Legacy Cultural Learning Community

Be sure to check out my nonprofit blog for news and events for the Youth Arts and Culture organization's happenin' place.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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My email account has been hijacked and all my email addresses were sent a request to send money to London. I"M NOT IN LONDON> Do not respond. Report this to authorities. This happened yesterday. I have been locked out of my email account. One dear friend almost lost 2,500. Call me if you need to. 918-687-7006 at Tiger Gallery.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Regis and Kelli!

Hey I guess I'm a show biz mom. I got a call from the Regis and Kelli Show people in New York. They want to talk to me about my boy. I answered a request for "Whiz Kids" by sending a photo of Lisan sculpting. They called today and I was so excited I hung up on them. (actually it was a message from them.) I'll call them tomorrow when I'm not so worked up!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Winners Galore!!!

The Five Tribes Museum in Muskogee Oklahoma hosted some happy young people this weekend. The Student Art Show awarded Lisan 1st place for "Victory and Defeat."(photo) He also won the Willard Stone Sculpture Memorial Award for "Medicine Man" and the Tooter Arrington Memorial Best in Show Award for his sculpture "Hompetv-Food." Christie Tiger won 1st for "Cultivating the Rosebuds." Roxanne Harmon won 1st for "Dadanatsoni-We're Gonna Play" and Collin Vann won third place and an Honorable Mention Award for his two basket entries. WAY TO GO LEGACY KIDS!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Gifted Young People

I started Legacy Cultural Learning Community, a youth arts non profit, to make our Native culture a daily part of our lives through programs taught by tribal members. This week, wow!, what talent we have in our Muscogee 'Creek' and Cherokee Nations. A junior at Sequoyah, on the softball team, makes good grades AND is a TALENTED artist...Roxannne Harmon. Roxy came to Tiger Gallery and made her own ball sticks and ball in the traditional Cherokee manner (no easy work!) for the game known as Stickball. We entered them in the Five Tribes Museum's Student Art Show where on March 1st at 2 o'clock we will see if she takes home a prize. This is Roxy's 2nd art competition entry. Her first was a pencil drawing of her fathers set of sticks in the Cherokee Nation JOM Art Competition. Winners will be announced next week. Let's all wish her luck. Actually, luck has nothing to do with it, Roxy is a winner due to her strong spirit and courage to step up and create great art!

Other Legacy artists who entered the competition include my son, Lisan, with three hand done sculptures. Christie Tiger entered a piece called 'Cultivating the Rosebuds', depicting the students of the Cherokee Female Seminary established in 1851 to educate the girls and women of the tribe and Collen Vann, a 7th grader, submitted two woven Cherokee baskets that he made himself.
These inspirational young people attend Sequoyah School in Tahlequah.

Friday, February 6, 2009

In time for the holiday...

Christie Tiger's award winning art "Valentine's Day Stomp Dance". Christie is my first born, 15 years ago. She draws so much she gets in trouble for it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Obama and Artistic Tribal Connections

Pencil drawing of Barack Obama with words "Yes We Can", written in the Muscogee Creek language, created by Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame artist, Dana Tiger.

The artwork honors our 44th president and the Nations ready to work with him to better our planetary condition.

Signed prints 81/2 x 11, can be purchased for $15. ALSO AVAILABLE written in CHEROKEE or CHOCTAW.
Mail checks payable to Tiger Gallery
2110 E. Shawnee, Muskogee OK 74403
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