"One to Six" Art Purchase
2013 Competition Deadline November 8
An art purchase award was created to support the mission and goals of the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council and the City of Lawton by purchasing original artwork to be presented to the six recipients of the annual cultural awards, thus the name, One to Six Purchase Award. Selected artwork will be resented to the six award winners at Arts for All’s Kick-Off Luncheon the first Friday in February. Past artists recipients of the “One to Six” have been Cynthia Clay, David Gill, Katherine Liontas, Eva Yeahquo-Williams, and John Hernandez just to name a few! Call the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470/581-3471 for more information.
2012“One to Six” Winner, Myron Beeson
Above photo: Myron Beeson with wife Bonnie at the Arts for All Luncheon
The City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council are pleased to announce that Myron Beeson is the recipient of the City of Lawton/Lawton Arts & Humanities Council’s 2012 One to Six Art Purchase Award. The 3-dimensional artworks selected were Humming Birds (carved and painted ostrich egg), Peace Pipe (carved wood and paint), Beaded Medallion with Feathers (carved wood and paint), Shield with Arrows (carved and painted ostrich egg) and Eagle (paint on leather).
Currently a resident of Oklahoma, Myron is from the Second Mesa, Arizona on the Hopi Reservation. His Hopi name, which his grandmother gave him at birth, is Hon-yo-si (Bear Hide). His Hopi clan is the Sun-Forehead from the village of Sipoulovi. At age 8, he began painting and drawing. He then would watch his uncles carve Katsina dolls. From that, he began to learn caring techniques for many different categories such as furniture, ostrich eggs, and flutes. In addition to his visual art, Myron plays many different types of flutes.
Myron Beeson can be contacted at 580-588-2811, P.O. Box 827, Apache, OK 73006 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the One to Six Art Purchase Award competition, call the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471.