BAXTER SPRINGS - The Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum will be opening an exhibit by Native American Artist Alex Davis at 2 p.m. September 24. The exhibit will be displayed in the museum solarium daily through October 16.
The exhibit is titled "Those Who Sleep in the Dust." Davis, who resides and works in Joplin, Mo., is a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe. He is called "Gah-ye Howes Sahgo"", meaning truth he seeks.
Davis is renowned for his depiction of Native American subjects, he conducts extensive research of his potential project before he begins his his painting. His display at the museum will consist of three original oils and seven lithographs. Copies of his prints will be available for purchase and autographed by Davis.
Davis will be honored by his tribe on the occasion. Tribal dignitaries will present a flag to the museum to be displayed in the new Native American Galleries. Children who are members of the Seneca-Cayuga Language Cultural Society will be performing traditional tribal dances.
The exhibit and ceremonies are free and the public is cordially invited to attend the event.