Past Exhibits 2023
Out Common ThreadJanuary 18th – March 31st, 2023
An art exhibition that focuses on the indigenous tribes of South America, the Kichwa, and Central America, the Guna,
and the textiles they use. The exhibition will feature works by renowned Kichwa artist, Alejandro Vaca, from Quito, Ecuador and the vibrant molas (dulemola) of the Guna.
Showcasing textiles created by indigenous people of the Americas, providing an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the intricate and meaningful textiles created by the Kichwa
and Guna tribes. These textiles are not just works of art, they are a reflection of the culture, history, and traditions of these tribes.
Youth ArtApril 12th - 28th, 2023
This incredible event, showcased the exceptional talents of Native students aged 9 through 18 in eight different categories, including;
Competing for awards and prize money in three age divisions.
We would like to thank the James H. & Madalynne Norick Foundation, whose generous support makes this event possible.
Journey Through the HeartlandMay 8th - June 24th, 2023
Join us for a breathtaking journey through the artistic traditions and cultural heritage of Oklahoma's Native peoples. This exhibit takes you on a visual tour of the heartland, showcasing the work of talented artists who have contributed immensely to the richness and vibrancy of Native art.
From paintings and sculptures to baskets, pottery, and beadwork, each piece in this exhibit tells a story of the journey of the artist and their people. These stories are deeply rooted in the culture and history of Oklahoma's Native peoples, reflecting the challenges they have faced and the resilience and creativity they have demonstrated in the face of adversity.
Past Exhibits 2022
Thank you to all those that supported Red Earth were able to enjoy these one-of-a-kind
exhibits and events
WHAT WE WEAR: A Contemporary Expression of Indigenous FashionApril 11th – July 8th, 2022
This exhibit exemplified modern Indigenous design of clothing and adornment worn by our tribal citizens. Through the work of twelve Indigenous artists, which included jewelry, clothing, accessories, and wall art.
Traditional and contemporary clothing or regalia are as diverse as the tribes they represent--from ribbon work of the plains Osage tribe to the beaded Choctaw collar necklace or an exquisite Chickasaw finger-woven belt; they are all very unique with special meaning or purpose.
In collaboration with this exhibit Chickasaw artist Tyra Shackleford taught a two-hour class on the ancient tribal art of Finger Weaving. Students made a small finger woven piece and will have all the knowledge leaving the class to start their own belt at home.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCEJuly 12th - August 16th, 2022
18 year-old, Halcyon Levi (Southern Cheyenne) and her father George Curtis Levi (Southern Cheyenne) set up in the Gallery and worked on new pieces. They were our Artists in Residence in the Red Earth Art Center. They worked in the gallery on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 - 4:30pm and their finished work was on view and for sale in the gallery.
In collaboration with this exhibit George Curtis Levi on Saturday, June 30th, as part of a two-hour class, taught the techniques and cultural history of ledger drawing. A form of visual storytelling as there was no formal written language to record important life moments. Taking students through his process of how he continues the preservation of his tribal culture and walking them through the creation of their own ledger art drawing that tells their own story.
The Horse's LandscapeAugust 29th - November 10th
A view of the horse, their riders, the west and their natural environment that they live.
The history of the Native American west is made up of many perspectives. This show not only reflected on the image of tribal people, but of the cowboy, the horse, the landscape, the life and time of a vast period and all that it encompasses.
J. Dylan Cavin
During this show Jame Lyn Hamilton, Comanche - Kiowa artist taught a flat-stitch beadwork style. Students worked with seed-beads on felt with this traditional technique to create their own pair of beautiful, beaded earrings.