Art show and sale runs through Sept. 27 at Cherokee Heritage Center
TAHLEQUAH – Winners of the 20th Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show have been announced.
Roy Boney was awarded the grand prize for his graphite and charcoal piece titled “21st Century Selu.”
There are 123 pieces by 73 artists in this year’s show. They are broken down into two divisions and then multiple categories.
The traditional division is defined as “arts originating before European contact” and consists of three categories: basketry, pottery and traditional arts.
MIAMI (AP) – A new traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, which examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people recently opened in Kah-Ne-You-Ah Hall at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
The exhibition is currently open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Monday through Friday until Oct. 24.
It is available on three Saturdays: Sept. 12, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
“Chikasha Poya: We are Chickasaw,” Theme of 55th Annual Meeting and 27th annual Chickasaw Festival
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby announced “Chikasha Poya: We are Chickasaw,” as the theme for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Chickasaw Nation and Chickasaw Festival.
“Chickasaws share a unique culture and unconquerable spirit which binds us together as a people,” said Governor Anoatubby. “While we live out that culture and spirit every day, the annual meeting and festival offers a special opportunity to reconnect with family and friends to celebrate all it means to be Chickasaw.”
Activities for the 27th Chickasaw Festival begin Friday, Sept. 25, and culminate with the 55th Annual Meeting of the Chickasaw Nation Saturday, Oct. 3.
Historical Cherokee musical seeking cast of nearly 30 actors
TULSA – An original musical based on the life of one of the most influential women in Cherokee history is returning to Tulsa Nov. 5-7, when The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa hosts “Nanyehi – The Story of Nancy Ward.”
“Nanyehi” is the story of Ward, a legendary woman who was first honored in the 18th century as a Cherokee war woman, but then as a peacemaker during the American Revolution.
Tickets are $15 and go on sale Sept. 4. There is a $5 discount for Cherokee citizens and for children 12 and under that can be purchased by calling the box office at 918-384-ROCK.