2007 Library News

Today's Native American Voice in Music and Art held at the Downtown Library

Native American Indian drumming will be demonstrated at the Downtown Library, Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

 “Brent Greenwood, a Ponca/Chickasaw Native American, will give a drumming demonstration and tell its significance in the American Indian way of life,” said Downtown librarian Darlene Browers. “Brent will also discuss the etiquette for those attending pow-wows.”   

Greenwood, a singer and artist, sings in Oklahoma pow-wows. His artwork is inspired in part by his interpretation of Indians in the 21st Century.

Also on the stage with Greenwood will be artist Richard Whitman, who will share his Native American experiences through his art and the stories that symbolize his culture.

Whitman, a member of the Yuchi Tribe of Oklahoma, is a visual artist and has toured in the artist-in-residence program of the Oklahoma Arts Council.     

All are invited to this free program to be held in the 46th Star Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Downtown Library.

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