Category: Artists

Children’s Author Dianna Hutts Aston, author of “An Egg is Quiet” and “A Rock is Lively” shares about the moments that have inspired her

By Roseanne McKee with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Children’s author Dianna Hutts Aston has a tattoo on her left wrist of a heart with wings and above it the words “epiphania” — what her friends in Mexico call her. Aston earned that nickname…

Osage artist creates façade for Crystal Bridges arts complex

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Osage artist Addie Roanhorse took inspiration for the design for the facade of the Crystal Bridges Museum’s new performing and visual arts complex from a finger-woven belt, which is part of Osage women’s regalia….

Roanhorse delivers on gallery experience

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise A few months before the P.W. Mercantile opened, Osage artist Addie Roanhorse purchased a two-story, 105 year-old building in downtown Pawhuska with a business partner. Roanhorse converted the first floor into event space called…

Local Artist Camille Minjarez Anthony

  By: Roseanne McKee Award-winning artist Camille Minjarez Anthony, began painting as a way of dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD), but what began as a coping mechanism, has become much more. “I’ve always grown up painting as long as I could…

Osage County Tourism Gains Momentum

By: Roseanne McKee, Osage County Tourism Coordinator The Osage County Tourism Forum was held from 10 – 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Gilcrease Museum’s Helmerich Research Center, where stakeholders, tourist venue representatives and tourism specialists gathered to share and learn. There was…

American Plains Artists Signature Member Show Coming to Pawhuska

The American Plains Artists (APA) Signature Member Show will be hosted by Preserving Arts in the Osage at the Ole’ #1 Firehouse Art Center in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, March 24 – May 7. The show will open with an Invitation Only Meet and Greet event, featuring Western…

John D. Free Tribute Opens at Woolaroc Museum

By Roseanne McKee On the evening of Oct. 14, at Woolaroc Museum outside Bartlesville, Okla., family and relatives of the Western sculptor and painter, the late John D. Free, gathered. The extended Free Family Among those in attendance were sons of the artist: John,…