Cherokee basketry artist to be featured at Coffeyville gathering
Mike Dart is an award winning Cherokee artist specializing in the art of contemporary Cherokee Double Wall Basketry. His baskets have placed in several shows throughout northeastern Oklahoma including the First Annual Cherokee National Holiday Art Show in Tahlequah, Okla., The Art Under the Oaks Art Show at the Five Tribes Museum in Muskogee, Okla., and most recently he placed in the 2007 Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Okla., which is one of the largest Native American art shows in the Midwest.
His art is quickly becoming recognized and appreciated by many collectors and institutions within the Native American art circle.
Dart’s baskets can be purchased regularly in the Cherokee Heritage Center Gift Shop in Tahlequah, Okla., or directly from him. Price ranges are from $5.00 to $1,000.00 or higher depending on the size, shape and the time it takes him to make it, as well as the types of materials he uses. A medium sized basket would generally run $50.00 to $150.00. You may find Dart and his baskets at the Annual Coffeyville Gathering scheduled at Coffeyville Community College on April 18-19, 2008, in Coffeyville, Kansas.
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