“TOGETHER WE ARE ONE” is the theme of the 25th annual Tulsa Indian Art Festival, to be held Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13 at Central Park Hall in Expo Square. The festival features a fine art market, storytelling, authentic American Indian food, a student art exhibit, cultural demonstrations and music. A project of the National Indian Monument & Institute, Inc., the Tulsa Indian Art Festival is a non-profit, all volunteer network sponsoring scholarships in visual and performing arts to qualified American Indian students. Monetta Trepp and Fran Kimmel are co-directors and founders of the festival.

 

On Premiere Night, Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith will emcee, and musician Don White will provide entertainment. Don plays and sings his own style of country blues, developed through the years of writing, recording and performing. The “new traditionalist” sings new songs in old-fashioned ways. An art auction will also be featured on Premiere Night, with Jay Litchfield as auctioneer. One of the items to be auctioned off is a silver and pewter piece with malachite stones, designed by Linda Stone Callery (daughter of famed sculptor Willard Stone). The 13” by 13” framed art demonstrates the theme “Together We Are One” – “The center stone signifies God. He created all people. The piece around the center stone represents all good things, which come from God. Around this are four pairs of feathers, a pair from each direction on Earth – North, South, East, and West, a male and female at each direction. The small stone in each feather matches the large stone in the center. A part of the Creator exists in each of us if we choose to have fellowship with Him. Through Him we can do all things.”

 

Each day of the festival will feature storytelling by the production company Mahenwahdose (Will Hill and Jehnean Washington). General Admission - $10.00 for Weekend Pass, $8.00 daily / Friday is Student and Seniors Day - $5.00. Premiere Night tickets are $35 individually or $500 for a corporate table – join us for this scholarship fundraiser (reservations required).

 

For more information contact the Tulsa Indian Art Festival at (918) 298-2300 / info@tulsaindianartfestival.com – or visit the website at www.tulsaindianartfestival.com / www.facebook.com/tulsaindianartfestival. Volunteers welcome ---> sign up with Gwenn RedCorn at e-mail volunteers@tulsaindianartfestival.com. Contact us for sponsorship opportunities -- To advertise in the commemorative Festival program, see the attached advertising rates.

 

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Students & Seniors $5.00

(Friday Only)

11:00 a.m. • Art Market Opens

11:30 a.m. • Exhibition Dancing

12:00 p.m. • Student Awards

1:30 p.m. • Exhibition Dancing

4:00 p.m. • Art Market Closes

7:00 p.m. • Premiere Night

 

PREMIERE NIGHT

Juried Art Awards / Scholarship Awards

Silent and Live Auction

Entertainment: Recording Artist Don White

$35 Individual – Reservations Required

Corporate Tables - $500

Please join us for this Scholarship Fundraiser!

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

10:00 a.m. • Art Market Opens

10:30 a.m. • Exhibition Dancing

12:30 p.m. • Storytelling

(Mahenwahdose)

2:00 p.m. • Exhibition Dancing

3:00 p.m. • Storytelling

(Mahenwahdose)

5:00 p.m. • Art Market Closes

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13

11:00 a.m. • Art Market Opens

12:30 p.m. • Exhibition Dancing

2:00 p.m. • Storytelling

(Mahenwahdose)

5:00 p.m. • Art Market Closes

 

25th ANNUAL

TULSA INDIAN ART FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY 11-12-13, 2011

CENTRAL PARK HALL EXPO SQUARE

TULSA, OKLAHOMA

www.tulsaindianartfestival.com

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