Keeping traditions alive

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal member Lyle Simmons connects to his Nishnabé roots by making regalia and crafting traditional Potawatomi items.

Zoryan Institute features Citizen Potawatomi artist

What is Aleppo showcases Clark’s affinity for creating beautiful art out of the world’s darkness by bringing to light the gravity that issues such as warfare, genocide, politics and more have on cultures and individuals.

Traditional craftwork provides connection to Nishnabé culture

Kristy Phillips serves as a secondary educator at the Hannahville Indian School — Nah Tah Wahsh (Soaring Eagle) — teaching the Potawatomi language and Indigenous science. She also creates beautiful pieces of artwork, jewelry and more using traditional materials and methods through Neshnabkwewek run by her and her sister Kateri Phillips.

Way Back Wednesday: Original CHC murals by Beverly Fentriss

With the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center coming into the home stretch of reconstruction before the busy summer of 2016, we look back at the creation of a few pieces of art that adorned the structure shortly after its original January 2006 opening. Tribal citizen and well known Oklahoma artist Beverly Fentress created many Read More »

Lizard Light Productions blends traditional art with contemporary methods

Famed Potawatomi artist Woody Crumbo made his name in the art world with his Southwest inspired paintings. Crumbo lived in Taos, New Mexico throughout the majority of his professional career. He, like many other artists, captured what was around him. For the past ten years, a Potawatomi mother and son have been following a similar Read More »

Tribal member Matt Bearden pursues art career full time

To succeed in the art world, artists must continuously draw inspiration to fuel their passion. The famed Potawatomi artist, Woody Crumbo, lived in the desert hills of New Mexico and drew inspiration from the environment around him. In almost similar fashion, fellow CPN Tribal member Matt Bearden, explains that growing up on the Osage Plains Read More »