Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
History Center Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Birth of Woody Crumbo
The Oklahoma History Center will host a special 100th birthday celebration in honor of the world famous Citizen Potawatomi artist, Woody Crumbo. On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., a preview of Woody Crumbo's artwork will be held along with a special program honoring the life and career of this great artist. Special guests for the event will include Minisa Crumbo Halsey, daughter of the late Woody Crumbo and wife of entertainment impresario Jim Halsey. The public is invited to the celebration and admission is free.
Woody Crumbo was born January 31, 1912, on his mother's allotment near Lexington, Oklahoma. He dedicated his life and talent to the sincere portrayal of American Indian thought and culture through his art.
For the first time in 50 years, the Oklahoma History Center and Minisa Crumbo Halsey have assembled Woody Crumbo's complete American Indian Dancer series will be on display that evening. Another part of the program will feature of group of American Indian dancers, assembled by Jim Anquoe, performing the "Scalp Dance."
On June 21, 2012, the Oklahoma History Center and Minisa Crumbo Halsey will co-sponsor the new Woody Crumbo Centennial Exhibit, which will showcase the artwork of Crumbo. The exhibit will include silkscreens, etchings, drawings, and paintings by the renowned artist. Crumbo's famous 'Spirit Horse,' along with his acclaimed, 'Spotted Wolf's Last Request,' will be featured in the exhibit.
Minisa Crumbo Halsey is a talented artist as well whose work has been shown throughout Europe and is in private collections. The exhibit will include some of her latest art work in addition to that of her father.
For more information, contact Tara Damron at 405-522-0784 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.