Altars of Reconciliation

Posted by Richard Ellwanger on 10/02/2019

Following a successful Exhibit Reception on August 3rd, 2019, the Altars of Reconciliation Exhibit was opened to the public. The exhibit is a reflection of Christian faith in Native American culture and serves to eliminate conventionalized views that Native Americans who are Christian were simply "assimilated".

Altars is an exhibit by Native American artists (pictured top left) Erin Shaw, Tony Tiger and Bobby C Martin. Each of their works, stories, sense of culture and self, and individual journeys are unique. Despite these differences, combined their works make for powerful discussion on the topic of faith and culture.

The Seminole Nation Museum will be exhibiting Alters of Reconciliation thru December 31st, 2019. During Sorghum Day (October 26th, 2019) the artists will return to give a Walk and Talk through the exhibit and will be available to answer all questions viewers might have. 

About the Artists:

Bobby C. Martin is a Muscogee (Creek) artist and educator. His studio, 7 Springs Studio, is located near West Siloam Springs, OK. Currently he is a Professor of Visual Art at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR.

Erin Shaw is a Chickasaw-Choctaw painter. She has a BFA in Studio Art from Baylor University and a MFA from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. 

Tony Tiger is a Sac and Fox artist, art educator and independent art curator. He has a MFA from the University of Oklahoma and a BFA from Oklahoma State University. He currently resides in Oklahoma City.