CNC Hosts Indigenous Arts Event

Apr 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

J-NiCole-Nahmi-A-PiahSome of Oklahoma’s finest Native artists will offer an evening of paintings, poetry, and storytelling at Comanche Nation College’s (CNC) second annual Indigenous arts event. Free and open to the public, the evening’s festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 in the college’s James Cox Auditorium in Lawton, Oklahoma.

The event will feature a live painting exhibition from Comanche/Kiowa artist J. Nicole Hatfield and Chickasaw/Ponca artist Brent Greenwood. There will also be poetry and traditional storytelling by Rita Coosewoon, Dr. Kimberly Wieser, Summer Morgan, Uhduh Nauni, and Pevodah Nauni.

“The event is a unique opportunity to see a diverse group of Indigenous artists and storytellers that you will not find anywhere else,” said faculty member and event chair Dr. Sunny Hegwood.

The evening also includes Native art vendors, a silent auction, a student art exhibition, photo booth, and hors d’oeuvres. The Indigenous arts event is funded in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council. Proceeds from the event go toward funding Comanche Nation College scholarships for both American Indian studies and humanities majors at CNC. Christina Poahway and Chelsea Yackeyonny, two CNC students, received the first scholarships from this fund on March 26, 2015. For more information, please contact Sunny Hegwood at 580-591-0203 ext. 129.

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