TAHLEQUAH – The Encore! Performing Society will present the Louis Ballard Ballet “The Four Moons” as a tribute to Oklahoma’s five Native American ballerinas at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Northeastern State University’s Center for Performing Arts.
The five dancers – Yvonne Chouteau, Rosella Hightower, Moscelyne Larkin and sisters Maria Tallchief and Marjorie Tallchief- were reunited in Oklahoma in 1967 to dance “The Four Moons” as a part of Indian Festival.
PAWHUSKA – The Osage Nation Museum (ONM) is pleased to announce that they will be participating in a Native American Photography Exhibit with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Historical photographs by noted 20th-century photographer Edward Curtis and new works by Navajo photographer Will Wilson will be shown together when the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art opens the exhibit, PHOTO/SYNTHESIS, in the spring of 2017. The exhibit is supported by a $40,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant recently awarded to the University of Oklahoma.
PAWHUSKA – On Aug. 2, the evening before departing for Santa Fe for their Aug. 6 performances at the Lensic Performing Arts Center via tour bus, Osage Ballet Director, Randy Tinker Smith, and her lead ballet dancers gathered at Cathy Ross’s home for dinner and a chance to meet some members of the community.
Debbie Reed, Pawhuska City Councilman Steve Holcombe, his wife Susie Holcombe, Osage Tribal Museum Curator Hallie Winter and Emily Holcombe were among those who attended.
When Director Randy Tinker Smith approached Cathy Ross with the idea of hosting a dinner for the Osage Ballet professional dancers, Ross answered with a resounding, “yes!”
Special exhibit on display at Cherokee National Prison Museum
TAHLEQUAH — Throughout history, Cherokees have always placed a high priority on their relationship with the Earth and emphasized the importance of being good stewards of the land.
A new exhibit at the Cherokee National Prison Museum showcases that relationship while featuring Cherokee agricultural practices from pre-removal to present day. “Of the Earth” runs July 15 through Nov. 1. Free admission will be offered on opening day.