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Morphologies: IAIA and the Art of Native Oklahoma
Mon, December 2, 2019, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm| Free
Please join IAIA’s Scholarly Fellow Laura Marshall Clark on Monday, December 2, 2019 for a public presentation based on her research during her fellowship at IAIA. Clark’s research project is using the IAIA Archives and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Collection. The project, titled Morphologies: IAIA and the Art of Native Oklahoma, examines the influence between IAIA and Oklahoma artists and how they have been intertwined with one another from the start. A live paint will also take place during the event with IAIA Alumnus and artist Daniel McCoy Jr. (Muscogee Creek/Potawatomi/Seminole). Other presenters will include IAIA Oklahoma students, as they discuss their own artistic practice and scholarship.
The event will be held at the Performing Arts and Fitness Center Black Box Theater from 7–8:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served after the event. This event is free and open to the public.
About Laura Marshall Clark
Laura Marshall Clark is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She’s a scholar, published author, editor, independent curator, and Native business owner. She currently manages all aspects of the Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art touring exhibition, now exhibiting at MoCNA. Clark earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at East Central University (ECU) in Ada, OK, and a MA in Native American Studies with a focus in Indigenous Arts and Media from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman.
Clark was raised among artists of the Five Civilized Tribes in Muskogee, OK, the art influences of Bacone College, and received an early education in painting, creative writing, and other arts disciplines. After years in the corporate arena, Clark re-entered the world of Native American arts and culture, “coming full circle,” as she describes it, at the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities in Ada, OK, as manager of humanities and literary arts and instructor in the Chickasaw Arts Academy. Today, her scholarly research and writing align with projects of her management consulting company, WildHorse Consulting, LLC, serving Native American fine arts, education, tribal initiatives, and businesses.
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