Jacobson House showcases work of late American Indian artist

This Sunday, Jacobson House proudly unveils "The Inner Culture of Mirac Creepingbear."

Although Creepingbear died 17 years ago, he always will be remembered as a self-taught master artist who created a legacy of art through painting and sculpture in just 15 years. His paintings portray the mystic world of American Indian expression and traditions.

"Along with powerful portrayals of warriors, widows and ancient and contemporary worldviews, Creepingbear simultaneously reflected in his work an inner beauty and spirit "? an inner culture "? of individuals, images and himself," said Russ Tallchief, director of the Jacobson House, in a press release.

The opening reception for the exhibit is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jacobson House, 609 Chautauqua, in Norman.

Creepingbear's daughter, Traci, will be present to celebrate some of her father's greatest paintings.

Creepingbear's paintings are drawn from his knowledge and customs passed down to him through his family, including his Kiowa mother, Rita Littlechief, and his Pawnee/Arapaho father, Ted Creepingbear.

"Through spontaneous and dramatic expressions, Creepingbear artistically depicted a spiritual essence along with the physical presence of his images," Tallchief said.

Jacobson House is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"The Inner Culture of Mirac Creepingbear" exhibit will be on display until Nov. 25. Admission is free. For more information, call 366-1667. "?Lauren Parajon

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