Nov. 29, 2018
Paintings, sculptures and fabric art by members of the Tiger family and other Native American artists will be for sale at Paseo Gallery One during a show that starts Dec. 7 and continues through Jan. 2.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tiger family’s Legacy Cultural Learning Community, a Muskogee-based foundation designed to teach Native culture to children.
Dana Tiger and her daughter, Hvresse Christie Tiger, 25, and son Lisan Tiger Blair 23, all of Muskogee, will be exhibiting their work together for the first time in an Oklahoma City gallery. Dana Tiger’s work has been featured for years at the Red Earth Festival.
“I learned about the Paseo Arts District a long time ago, and always admired it,” said Dana Tiger, who paints watercolors of subjects she describes as “strong women.”
“I’m so excited that I get this opportunity to be there, with my children,” she said.
Hvresse Tiger draws and paints portraits of “youthful, fashionable women,” her mother said, as well as Native-themed art featuring her young son as a model. Lisan Blair is a sculptor.
The family will greet visitors from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. opening night, which is the First Friday Gallery Walk, and again on Dec. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the gallery at 2927 Paseo.
Dana Tiger said she looks forward to talking to fans of her family’s work and all Native American art. Tiger is the daughter of Jerome Tiger, whose work became internationally known even though he painted professionally for only five years before his death at age 26.
The show will also feature original paintings and prints by such artists as Big Bow, Robert Redbird, Archie Blackowl and Woody Crumbo, and alabaster sculptures from the collection of Duane Taylor of Moon River Studio in Yukon. Some pieces will be in the show only on opening night.
Dana Tiger said clothing by apparel artist Michael Deo will be part of the show. Tiger recently started collaborating with Deo to create designer pillows featuring her paintings and Deo’s patchwork designs, and she said they have been selling more quickly than they can make them.
Paseo Gallery One is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Caption: An unnamed painting by Hvresse Christie Tiger depicts her son holding stickball sticks during a gathering of his ancestors. (Photo provided by Dana Tiger)
Caption: Designer pillows feature paintings by Dana Tiger and fabric art by Michael Deo. (Photo provided by Dana Tiger)
(Editors: For more information about the show, call Jim Barnett at 405-630-8640.)