Current Realities: A dialogue with THE PEOPLE"
11.9.07 - 12.20.07

  • 11.9.07 | Opening Reception & Music
  • 11.10.07 | Community Dialogue & New Film Screenings

IAO Gallery | 811 N. Broadway |OKC, OK

"ART  HAS THE CAPACITY TO EXPLORE, INVESTIGATE AND HEAL!"

More than 60 prominent artists will offer artwork that speaks to the current realities of American Indians in Oklahoma, 100 years after statehood. This invitational exhibition will feature members of the OklaDADA group, as well as other contemporary Indian artists who have a relationship to Oklahoma. The Oklahoma state centennial creates an opportunity for the Native community to speak to the dichotomous relationship between the tribal community and the state.

 
Participating artist Richard Ray Whitman comments, "We are not in a reactionary mode with regard to the Centennial.  The state is celebrating the past 100 years according to how they understand it.  It is essential that one of the many voices expresses during the Centennial should be that of the American Indian artists."