7th Annual Fall Antiques & Arts Festival

The Museum of the Red River’s 7th Annual Fall Arts and Antiques Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 1st, 9:00 – 4:00, featuring local artists and craftsmen along with several antique dealers. In conjunction with the Festival, the Museum will sponsor a symposium focused on Southeastern Baskets, which will include a lecture on historic and contemporary basket weaving on Friday evening (at 7:15). On Saturday (from 9:00 – 4:00) there will be traditional basket weaving demonstrations. The public is invited to join nationally recognized weavers from Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Louisiana. All events will be held at The Mary H. Herron Community Conference Center and are free.

Leading the symposium will be Marshall Gettys, editor of Basketry of Southeastern Indians. Along with other scholars and weavers, he will address the characteristics and identification of native American tribal baskets and their care. The participants will also speak to and explore the state of the craft today.

Basket weaving demonstrators will include Angelica Bohanan (Oklahoma Choctaw), Eleanor Chickaway (Mississippi Choctaw), Mary Smith (Muscogee Creek), and Eveline Steele (Oklahoma Choctaw), along with master weavers Tom Colvin of Louisiana and Diane Dixon of Mississippi.

Booths are available for antique dealers and native American arts and crafts vendors. Award winning artists Chad Earles (Caddoan visual artist and graphic designer), Chase Earles (Caddoan ceramist) and Jon Tiger (Creek printmaker and painter) will showcase their art along with other talented artists from Oklahoma.

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Event Details

When November 1, 2014 9:00 am — November 1, 2014 4:00 pm
Location: Museum of the Red River
Address: 812 E. Lincoln Rd., Idabel, OK 74745
GPS: 33.8804018° N, -94.81991089999997° W
Event locations are approximate