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ONM Exhibition to Showcase Works by Gina Gray

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Unveiling and Reception Set for Sept. 28 

Pawhuska, Okla. (8/25/2017) –The Osage Nation Museum (ONM) will be holding an opening reception on Thursday, September 28th from 4:00-6:00pm for the unveiling of their next exhibition. The latest exhibition, Traditional Values/Contemporary Vision; Works by Gina Gray will run through March 31st, 2018 at ONM.
Osage artist Gina Gray (7/21/1954 – 12/20/2014) was known for her distinctive style of blending traditional context with contemporary style.  Her paintings, textiles, and mixed media pieces portray a fresh and modern vision of the Native warrior using bold lines and vibrant colors.  Gray, one of the most renowned Osage artists, won numerous awards for her work.  Her images have been featured in museums, publications, and galleries throughout the United States.  Starting her arts education at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gray continued her education at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where she perfected her skills as a commercial artist. 
Curator Hallie Winter said “The ONM is humbled to honor Ms. Gray by presenting an assortment of her work.  Our goal is to celebrate her life, commemorate her achievements, share her talent, and honor her memory with this exhibition.”
The upcoming exhibition is a cumulative endeavor, incorporating the permanent collection of the ONM and generous private collectors of Gray’s work.  The upcoming exhibit embodies the kinship Gray had with her Osage and artistic communities.  Winter said “We are delighted with the outpouring of support for this exhibition and are grateful to the private collectors who loaned their work to the ONM for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition.  Community was important to Gina and it is appropriate that the celebratory exhibition in her hometown be a community endeavor.”
An exhibition catalogue will accompany the show and will be available for the suggested donation of $20.   All proceeds from the catalogue will go to the Osage Nation Museum to help in fulfilling their mission of educating the public on Osage art, history, and culture.
About the Osage Nation Museum
The premiere destination to experience Osage history, art, and culture
Visit the Osage Nation Museum (ONM) in historic Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  Our continuously changing exhibits convey the story of the Osage people throughout history and celebrate Osage culture today.  Highlights include an extensive photograph collection, historical artifacts, and traditional and contemporary art.  Founded in 1938, the ONM is the oldest tribally owned museum in the United States.
Tradition and Harmony; Works by Gina Gray will run thru March 31, 2018.
Reception hours are 4:00-6:00pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Admission and parking are free.
Light Refreshments will be served.
Contact Information
Phone: 918-287-5441
Fax: 918-287-5227
Email: museum@osagenation-nsn.gov
Website: www.osagenation-nsn.gov/museum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OsageNationMuseum/
819 Grandview Avenue
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday; 8:30am -5:00pm
*The ONM is closed on all Federal Holidays

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