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Red Earth Festival this weekend in Oklahoma City

Red Earth Festival this weekend in Oklahoma City


ABOUT 90. THAT IS THE LATEST FIRST ALERT FORECAST.>>IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO THIS WEEKEND, LOOK NO FURTHER. IT IS ONCE AGAIN TIME FOR THE RED EARTH FESTIVAL. WE HAVE TERRY STANEK, THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORD OF THE DIRECTORS, AND THEN PATTA LT, SHE IS AN ARTIST. NICE TO MEET YOU BOTH.>>NICE TO MEET YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.>>THIS IS THE 31ST ANNUAL EVENT? YOU HAVE TO BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT HERE. EXPLAIN THIS EVENT TO US.>>IT IS THE ONLY EVENT LIKE IT ANY WERE — ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE IT HAS DANCE AND ART HERE AT IT STARTS OFF FRIDAY MORNING AT 10:00 A.M. WITH A HUGE PARADE. YOU WILL HAVE PEOPLE IN FULL REGALIA ON BEAUTIFUL HORSES THAT ARE DECORATED OR HAND-PAINTED. YOU HAVE YOUR DRUMS AND THE DIGNITARIES, AND THEN YOU HAVE A — THIS YEAR WE ARE DOING A POWWOW, WHICH IS SOMETHING WE HAVE NEVER DONE, WHICH IS FAMILY DANCE.>>IT SOUNDS LIKE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE, TWEETS. TALK ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF BEHIND THIS. THIS IS TO SHOWCASE NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE?>>YES. THEY WANTED TO SHOWCASE NATIVE AMERICAN ART ON A GRAND THAT FORM — PLATFORM. WE HAVE SO MUCH TALENT IN OKLAHOMA, AND THIS IS THE VISION IN THE BEGINNING, AND RED EARTH HAS HELD THE VISION ALL THESE YEARS. ALL AREAS OF IT, CLOTHING, JEWELRY, PAINTING — >>YOU ARE ONE OF THE ARTISTS THAT GOES. IT WILL BE 30 ONE YEARS THIS WEEKEND, WHAT KIND OF ARTIST ARE YOU, AND HOW DID YOU WIN THIS AWARD? WAS IT A CERTAIN PIECE YOU CONTRIBUTED?>>I AM A WEARABLE ART, ARTIST. I STARTED OUT IN JEWELRY, MOVED TO CLOTHING. I WAS A CLOTHING DESIGNER FOR 15 YEARS. I NEVER WANTED TO WORK FOR SOMEBODY ELSE. I HAVE A DEGREE IN FASHION AND TEXTILES. I WANTED TO MAKE A STATEMENT IN MY ART, SO I DID HIGH-END NATIVE AMERICAN CLOTHING. I WAS THE LITTLE CHOCTAW GIRL THAT WENT TO PARIS. I WENT ON INTO A PAINTING, BUT ALL OF IT WAS WEARABLE. I HAD LINT IN MY BLOOD.>>I BET YOUR WORK IS FASCINATING.>>THANK YOU. IT WAS NOT A SPECIFIC PIECE THAT DID THIS. TERRY STANEK SNUCK UP ON ME AND I NEVER SAW IT COMING.>>FOR PEOPLE GOING, IT IS A COUPLE DAY EVENT, I AM SURE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE EVERYTHING. WHAT ARE THE MUST SEES AND MUST DOS?>>DEFINITELY COME ON SATURDAY, THE ART MARKET OPENS AT 10:00. WE HAVE A GRAND ENTRY IN THE ARENA, THIS IS AT THE COX CONVENTION CENTER. THE GRAND ENTRY WILL BE OUR DANCERS COMING ONTO THE FLOOR, AND A CEREMONY. IT IS A FULL DAY. WE HAVE USED ART — YOUTH AR T.>>SOUNDS LIKE THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. IS THERE AN ADMISSION COST?>>IT IS $18 AND 18 AND UNDER ARE FREE. WE HAVE A SEGMENT “ASK THE EXPERTS” WE ASKED THE PUBLIC TO BRING IN THREE ITEMS THAT THEY FEEL IS NATIVE AMERICAN AND THEY WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT. AND WE WILL HAVE A PANEL OF EXPERTS THAT WILL HELP IDENTIFY WHAT THEY HAVE.>>VERY NEAT. VERY COOL. VERY NICE TO MEET YOU. THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.

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