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May 22, 2014

First Artesian Arts Festival on tap in Sulphur Saturday

Sulphur — SULPHUR - The Chickasaw Nation is hosting the inaugural Artesian Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 24, at the Artesian Plaza in Sulphur.

Planned as a community celebration of all forms of art, the festival will highlight artists and art from Southeastern tribes, such as Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee and Creek.

The festival is free and open to the public and will be conducted rain or shine.

Activities for all ages are planned, including a special area for children’s activities and a senior citizens’ arts and crafts booth.

Diversity in art media is the theme of the festival and a variety of visual art will be on display at 35 artist booths, including paintings, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, bead work, textiles and pottery.

Chickasaw artists Jeannie Barbour, Mary Ruth Barnes, Doris Davis, Tracie Davis, Margaret "Ellen" Etzler, Sue Fish, Brent Greenwood, Charles Kemp, Brian Landreth, Mike Larsen, Dustin Mater, Nancy McDoniel, Paul Lance Straughn, Dennis Underwood, Joanna Underwood, Ben White and Margaret Roach Wheeler will attend.

Cherokee artists Verna Bates, Matthew Girty, Mary Beth Nelson, Lisa Rutherford and Karin Walkingstick will be on hand. Choctaw artists Dylan Cavin, Patta LT and James Wallace, along with Chase "Kahwinhut" Earles (Caddo), Scott Roberts, Muscogee (Creek) and Rhonda Williams, (Otoe Missouria tribe) are also expected.

Master-level Native American artists such as Jeannie Barbour, Mike Larsen, Joanna Underwood, Daniel Worchester and Tim Nevaquaya will introduce their works and explain their creative methods and processes.

Artists also will demonstrate their craft, from pastel drawing to pottery and textile weaving in the ARTesian Gallery. A wide variety of entertainment and food vendors will be on tap.

Several entertainers, from traditional native flutists to red-dirt country music artists, are scheduled to perform.

For more information about the Artesian Arts Festival, contact the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts & Humanities at (580) 272-5520, by email at artistinfo@chickasaw.net, or visit http://chickasawcountry.com/events/view/artesian-arts-festival.

The Artesian Plaza is located adjacent to the Artesian Hotel and Spa, 1001 W. First Street, Sulphur, Oklahoma.

 

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