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Art Moves, to Feature Renowned Red Earth Artist

A Native American storyteller and artist will be discussing his work Thursday at Art Moves, presented by Devon, a program of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City.

Gordon Yellowman is an El Reno artist and story teller. He will be demonstrating his drawing techniques, presenting samples of his artwork on a full buffalo hide and discussing Native American history. The discussion will be at noon in the Chase Tower lobby.

“I am so excited for our first Art Moves event with our newest partner, Red Earth,” said Angela Hodgkinson, Art Moves Director for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. “For more than 30 years, Red Earth has done so much for our region in helping to share the art and culture of our treasured Native American tribes. I am honored that Art Moves can play even just a small role in presenting Red Earth artists to our local community. I’m also looking forward to our two upcoming Red Earth events in February.”

This special presentation will be immediately followed by a conversation with the artist at the Red Earth Museum and Gallery, located next door to the Chase Tower lobby. Both events are free and open to the public.

Yellowman has served as one of the Four Principal Chiefs of the Cheyenne-Arapaho tribes. He was also recognized at the 2010 Red Earth Festival as the Honored One. This title is bestowed upon individuals who have influenced and supported Indian art throughout their lives.

Art Moves, presented by Devon, will continue to partner with Red Earth with two presentations in February. The February schedule can be found on the Arts Council of Oklahoma City website.

For more information, visit www.artscouncilokc.com or call 405-270-4848.

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The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together through free or low-cost cultural events and a variety of arts outreach activities that impact underserved populations. Each year, Arts Council events, programs and services reach nearly one million residents and visitors to the Oklahoma City community. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council and is an Allied Arts member agency. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is sponsored by Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Devon Energy Corporation, MidFirst Bank, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, The Oklahoman, Ozarka Coffee and Water Service, and Sonic – America’s Drive-in. For more information, call 405-270-4848 or visit www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com.

Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is committed to supporting community initiatives and takes great pride in making the community a better place to live. Devon has been an annual supporter of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City for many years, supporting the Festival of the Arts, Storytelling Festival, Sunday Twilight Concert Series and Opening Night.

 

 

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