The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK, will feature the fiber artistry of award-winning Chickasaw artists, Tyra Shackleford and Margaret Roach Wheeler,
The Heritage Center first learned of Shackleford in early 2017, through the publication “Chickasaw Profiles.” She and Wheeler visited the Heritage Center and immediately the pair started brainstorming ideas for an exhibition. This will be the first time to feature textile artists.
This will be the first time they will exhibit their award-winning work together. Both artists are excited about the upcoming exhibition at the Heritage Center, and have been working overtime to produce new creations.
Shackleford's honors include, but are not limited to: a first place and best of division in the Southwest Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) Indian Market held annually at Santa Fe, New Mexico; a first place for her work in the Cultural Diverse category in the Southeastern Art Show and Market (2017); and a Best of Division, First Place and a Purchase Award in the 25th Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival (2017).
Visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TyraShacklefordArtist/
Wheeler's career, which spans a few decades, includes most recently, the honor of being one of six artists selected to collaborate the creation of Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne's outfit for Miss America. Wheeler is of Chickasaw-Choctaw descendant.
Visit her website: http://margaretroachwheeler.com/
Event is available to view
April 5th-May 19th
10:00 A.M-5:00 p.m. Monday though Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m Sunday