Artwork inspired by Kiowa heritage displayed
DUNCAN - The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and Garis Gallery of the American West is featuring artwork by Joy Quigley through July 8.
Quigley is a 1977 Empire High School graduate and a K-12 art teacher at the Alpena School District in Alpena, Ark.
Quigley's art is inspired by Kiowa heritage, nature and people, but she is particularly intrigued by faces. On display at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center are her original oil paintings, "Quanah Parker," "Two Hatchet" and "Mama Longhorn."
"I used old black and white photos for the portraits and the Mama Longhorn is inspired by an old cow from our family farm," Quigley said.
While she is on summer break, Quigley enjoys returning to the family farm in Empire to visit her mother, Ruth Schreiner, who still lives there.
While in town for the summer, she recently took a Native American art class in Cache taught by Eleanor McDaniel on how to make Native American cradleboards. She hopes to take another class from McDaniel before she returns to Alpena.
Quigley is a member of the Duncan Art Guild and has entered her art in its Holiday Fine Arts Show for multiple years. In 2013, she won first place in the People/Portraits category with her painting, "Two Hatchet." In 2016, she entered her painting, "White Winter," and in 2017, she entered her painting, "The Catch."