Mvskoke Voices opens to the public at Wewoka Museum after COVID-19 delay with artist reception set for Aug. 15.
By: Angel Ellis, Reporter
WEWOKA, OK – Mvskoke Voices Contemporary Native American Art, is open to the public at the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka following a delayed opening date due to COVID-19 concerns.
The first-ever joint exhibition by the Seminole Nation Museum and Red Earth Art Center features seven talented Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) artists in an invitational art show open free to the public through August 22. An Artist’s Reception is scheduled Saturday, Aug 15 from 2-4 pm at the museum.
The invitation art show includes the original art of award-winning artists Leslie A. Deer (Muscogee Creek), Enoch Kelly Haney (Seminole), Benjamin Harjo, Jr (Absentee Shawnee/Seminole), Bobby C. Martin (Muscogee Creek), Dana Tiger (Muscogee Creek), Tony Tiger (Muscogee Creek/Sac & Fox/ Seminole), and the late Tillier Wesley (Muscogee Creek).
The Seminole Nation Museum was constructed in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to serve as the Wewoka Community Center. Today, the museum has hosted over a half-million visitors representing every US State and over 100 foreign countries since opening nearly five decades ago. It has more than doubled in size to include 4000 square feet of display space, a research library, and expanded arts and crafts center and an art gallery that regularly hosts special and national traveling exhibits.
The museum is located on the entire 500 block of South Wewoka Avenue (Main Street) near downtown Wewoka. The museum’s campus is situated on land located in both the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
MVSKOKE VOICES Contemporary Native American Art is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For additional information, contact the Seminole Nation Museum at (405) 257-5580, www.seminolenationmuseum.orgor firstname.lastname@example.org