Joe Don Brave, the featured artist for the Native American Art Exhibition, will be at Fort Osage tomorrow, July 14 from 9am – 12pm. This would be a great opportunity for interviews if you are covering the event for newscasts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2018
Contact: Marshanna Hester
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec’s Fort Osage National Historic Landmark will host a Native American Art Exhibition featuring the works of Joe Don Brave July 14 through September 30.
What: Native American Art Exhibition
When: July 14 – September 30
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday
Where: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO 64088
Cost: Exhibition is included with $8 adult admission fee
$4 admission fee for youth and seniors
On-site Fred Goss – (816) 650-3278, ext. 2
Contact: Fort Osage Site Administrator, Historic Sites Division
The colors and action depicted in Joe Don Brave’s work reflect the vibrancy, creativity and liveliness of the Osage Indians. Born in Kansas City, Brave moved to Oklahoma at the age of nine where he was immersed in the customs and traditions of his Osage heritage. He credits his father’s work as a professional artist and graphic designer as the inspiration and foundation of his work. Brave is an active participant in Osage cultural programming including dances, drumming and Pow Wow events.
“My artwork revolves around the heritage, emotions, environment and expressions I have picked up through my travels and adventures along the road and from listening to the elders share their stories and experiences,” Brave said.
The prints and original paintings exhibited in the Fort Osage Education Center represent a small sample of Brave’s work. His professional experiences include studying at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and serving as a museum technician at the Osage Nation Museum in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. His career path led him to the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian Institution in New York City, where he played a key role in moving the museum to its permanent location in Maryland. While in New York, he also worked as an art handler with Sotheby’s, the Tibetan Museum of Art and the Native American Community House Art Gallery.
About Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
The Fort Osage National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec, the third-largest county parks system in the country on 22,000 acres. Located on the banks of the scenic Missouri River, services at the site include a museum, year-round living history programs, historic cemetery, curriculum-based education programs for elementary through middle school students, meeting space and a gift store.