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June 24, 2013

Oklahoma City University commissions artwork from Chickasaw man


The Ada News

Oklahoma City —

When Oklahoma City University approached Chickasaw artist Brent Greenwood to capture the Chickasaw healing tradition with paint on canvas, he was honored and humbled.

Dr. Robert Henry, president of the nationally acclaimed university, which is Greenwood’s alma mater, commissioned the work designed to depict Chickasaw healing traditions.

“The fabulous painting honors the Chickasaw Nation and has a commanding presence on the third floor of the Kramer School of Nursing at OCU,” said Henry. “We love the painting and the unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaws.” The painting is titled Alikchi, Chickasaw for “healer.”

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