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Summer Art Show and Sale underway at UNCP

July 28, 2004


'Heritage' - art pottery by James Locklear

The annual Summer Art Show-and-Sale is now underway at the Native American Resource Center of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The exhibit opened at Lumbee Homecoming and closes at the end of Indian Heritage Week the third week in September. The Native American Resource Center is located in Old Main.

The Summer Art Show-and-Sale regularly features works by Native American artists in various media, and this year's collection is no exception. The artists are all Lumbee, and the exhibit consists of works by some well-known local artists as well as some newer talents.

Accomplished potter James Locklear is exhibiting again with a group of ceramic works. Of special note is his realistic quartet of faces built onto a large flared-rim vessel. The piece is entitled "Heritage" and depicts Henry Berry Lowrie and three of his colleagues.

Another powerful piece by Locklear is a figurine, "Lest We Forget," of a Native American warrior under girded by an American flag.

Another well-known artist featured again this year is Alceon Jones, whose delightful colors and patterns always dazzle the eye. She has a number of quilted collages on display that are very effective.

There are also works by Loretta and Herman Oxendine. Herman Oxendine pays tribute to the spirit of the ancestors in his traditional pottery styles. His work, "Cattail Vase," is a good example.

Loretta Oxendine continues the tradition of pine needle basket making and has some excellent examples on display.

And there are several oil paintings by William Paul Locklear. Other familiar artists include: Karl Anthony Hunt (paintings), Shawn Jacobs (paintings) and Celia Hammonds (pottery).

Two newer talents emerged for this exhibit. Lisa Huggins Oxendine's paintings reflect a sensitive and spiritual nature.

Another artist new to the Show-and-Sale is Jessica Clark, whose oil painting, "Scenes from the Blue Ridge Mountains," combines various views of the landscape in a fresh and pleasing way.

"Taken as a group these artists illustrate the enormous talent which exists in the Lumbee community, which finds expression in various media," said Dr. Stan Knick, curator of the Native American Resource Center. "As is customary for our Summer Show-and-Sale, there is something for everybody - traditional and modern, realistic and abstract, serious and humorous. Thanks to all the artists who participated this year for making it another great show!"

For more information about the Summer Art Show and Sale, please call the Native American Resource Center at 910.521-6282.

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'Scenes from the Blue Ridge Mountains' - oil painting by Jessica Clark "Name Desgin I"- mixed media work by Alceon Jones