Dive into the captivating world of Carolyn Bernard Young
A distinguished Choctaw artist, who navigates the transformative tides of her artistic voyage. "Embracing Change: Journey Beyond Clay" is more than just an exhibition; it's a narrative of resilience, adaptability, and profound artistic evolution.
From her meticulously crafted clay totem sticks, which echo the stories of her rich Choctaw heritage, to her vibrant paintings birthed from the solitude of the pandemic, this exhibit showcases Young's remarkable ability to adapt and thrive amidst challenges. Chronic tendinitis and arthritis may have distanced her from the potter's wheel, but they paved the way for a new canvas of expression.
Journey through a curated selection of Young's iconic totem sticks, personal pottery collection, and her newly acclaimed paintings. Each piece, whether molded from clay or painted on canvas, resonates with Young's indomitable spirit and her deep connection to her Choctaw roots.
Join us in celebrating an artist's unwavering spirit, as Young's works stand as a testament to her determination, adaptability, and immense talent. Experience the transformation from tactile clay to vivid paint, and witness the boundless creativity of an artist who, through trials and triumphs, continues to share her stories with the world.
This exhibit is free and open to the public September 22nd through November 3rd.
Carolyn Bernard Young
Carolyn Bernard Young is a renowned Choctaw artist with a transformative body of work. Her deep-rooted Choctaw heritage subtly shaped her artistry, but it was the discovery of her grandmother's name on the Choctaw Role after her mother's passing that truly connected her to her roots. For over two decades, Young specialized in crafting detailed totem sticks and traditional Choctaw pottery. Despite facing health challenges that distanced her from clay work, she found a new passion in painting, especially during the solitude of the pandemic. This exhibit highlights Young's artistic evolution, resilience, and the profound depth of her Choctaw lineage.