Houser sculptures to be installed at Okla. Capitol

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Statues, paintings and other artwork from famed Chiricahua Apache artist Allen Houser will be on display across the state this year, including five monumental-sized sculptures that are being installed at the state Capitol this week.

Installation of the five bronze statues at the Capitol will begin Wednesday at the Capitol's east entrance, where two large sculptures entitled "Morning Prayer" and "Singing Heart" will be erected. Two more will be installed at the west entrance, along with a fifth piece that will be placed on the north plaza. The five sculptures will be on display through December.

Houser, who died in 1994, was a prolific Native American artist who would have been 100 years old this year.

Additional Houser exhibits are planned in Duncan, Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Tulsa.

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