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Release Date: March 08, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • As part of the March 23 “Eggstravaganza” at the ARTesian Gallery and Studios, 100 W. Muskogee St., members of the community will paint ceramic eggs much like these. The event will be open to the public at no cost.

SULPHUR, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host an art-centric egg painting event open to the public at no charge 1-4 p.m., March 23, at the ARTesian Gallery and Studios, 100 W. Muskogee St.

Participants will paint ceramic eggs using acrylic paint. Refreshments will include Easter-themed cookies and punch.

Visitors will also be able to peruse the wide selection of art on the walls and in the showcases of the ARTesian Gallery and Studios.

Currently available are the works of Paula Loftin, Billy Hensley, Joanna Underwood, Mary Ruth Barnes, Brent Greenwood, Elihu Johnson and Shawn Harjo, among others. Their creations consist of photographs, paintings, jewelry, basketry, pottery and beadwork.

Five separate studio spaces are also occupied by various artists. James and Johanna Blackburn, Margaret Wheeler and Patta Butcher are current resident artists who work and sell out of the ARTesian’s studio space.

For more information, call the ARTesian Gallery and Studios, 580-622-8040.