Lydia Cheshewalla

Lydia Cheshewalla is an Osage artist living and working in Tulsa. She graduated from OU with a BFA in painting and ceramics, and has since expanded her artistic exploration into social practices. Her work focuses on blending traditional methodology and rituals with modern material and process, keeping in mind sustainability and accountability. She draws inspiration heavily from her Indigenous background, referencing both earth and the unknown through repeated symbol and motif. Her work is created fluidly and intuitively, flowing from an emotional center as an expression of her understanding and connection to the environment around her, and draws attention to the simple beauty of the natural world.

Lydia has recently started Holy Mother Art Collective alongside fellow artist Cyterica Kahl. Holy Mother was created with the purpose of creating a space for collaboration, cultivating inclusivity, generating communication, and manifesting opportunity. Through art, Holy Mother is actively working to build community and empower individuals to create spaces that serve their specific needs while growing and maintaining a network of shared resources.

Available Classes:

Garden Art Adventures (PM)

Transform our gardens into your own personal art studio. (Ages 7-9, May 28 – 31, PM)

Teaching Artist: Lydia Cheshewalla

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Get Fired Up! (AM)

Get muddy and discover the art of outdoor smoke firing with artist Lydia Cheshewalla in this special 2-WEEK clay workshop. (Ages 9-11, May 28 – June 07, AM)

Teaching Artist: Lydia Cheshewalla

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