Community , Culture

Osage Nation Foundation selects artists for “Voices From the Drum” project

Photo Caption: A traditional drum made by drum maker Rock Pipestem. Courtesy Photo

Nineteen Osage artists have been selected by the Osage Nation Foundation for its “Voices From the Drum: An Osage Collection” project.

The 19 artists will be using a traditional drum as a canvas to demonstrate what the drum means to the Osage people, their culture, and their history. The drums were handcrafted by drum maker Rock Pipestem and provided to the artists. Once the artists begin to design their drum, their artistic process will be documented by video and included in a permanent traveling exhibit which is expected to be completed by December 2018.

The Osage artists selected are: 


Jessica Rosemary Harjo – Fairfax, OK

Jon RedCorn – Pawhuska, OK

Jen Tiger – Pawhuska, OK

Sarah Elsberry – Fairfax, OK

Dante Biss-Grayson – Farmington, N.M.

Wendy Ponca – Fairfax, OK

Alex Ponca Stock – Fairfax, OK

Kilan Jacobs – Bartlesville, OK

Norman Akers – Lawrence, KS

Ted Moore – Fairfax, OK

Joe Don Brave – Pawhuska, OK

Jonathan Lunsford – Fairfax, OK

June Carpenter – Tulsa, OK

Harleigh Moore – Stillwater, OK

Addie Roanhorse – Pawhuska, OK

Vanessa Rose Moore – Hominy, OK

Yatika Fields – Tulsa, OK

Anita Fields – Stillwater, OK

Rock Pipestem – Pawhuska, OK