Category: Osage

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…

Addie Roanhorse speaks about the importance of family, her connection to Osage murders, her art and work for the Osage Nation

By: Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Artist Addie Roanhorse spoke for the first ArtNight of 2019 in February at the Bartlesville Art Association’s design center. Roanhorse, who works for the Osage Nation as a graphic designer and photographer, gave a…

American Indian Style Show – Part III

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise This is part three of a column a style show presented by Osage elder Margaret Bird to Tulsa tourists at the Community Center in Pawhuska on Oct. 26. Samantha Good Eagle wore a jingle…

American Indian Style Show – Part II

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise This is a follow-up to the last article, with additional details about the regalia featured in the style show presented by Osage elder Margaret Bird to Tulsa tourists at the Community Center in Pawhuska…

American Indian Style Show – Part I

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise “There’s no museum in the world that has all the Indian clothes. I have 50. The collection is stored in Tulsa and is insured,” said Osage elder Margaret Bird as she prepared her models…

Childhood Memories

By Roseanne McKee Republished with permission of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise One evening when I was in Tulsa with my friends Mark and Linda Simms, they took me to Coney Island — a family-owned restaurant established in 1926. They said the restaurant had special significance…