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Return of the (Oklahoma) Native



Blackbear Bosins Intimate Embrace
  • Blackbear Bosin's "Intimate Embrace"

Slow posting today because of web problems. But catching up now with this: The J.W. Wiggins Native American Art Gallery, part of UALR's Sequoyah Center for Native American Studies, has a new exhibit, "Traditional Native American Art of Oklahoma." The work is from the 1920s and '30s in what is described as the Studio or Flat style; artists are Archie Blackowl, Blackbear Bosin, Woody Crumbo, Fred Beaver and others.

If you've never been to the Wiggins gallery — which features work the former UALR professor collected over a lifetime — you're missing out. It's Arkansas's sole showplace of contemporary Native American art, and Wiggins' collection is terrific. The Sequoyah Center is located in University Plaza at Asher and University, next to UALR's applied design classrooms. Go.

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