Exhibit Launch: Lakota Wiá by Claire Heldman

Presented by Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron at Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron, Akron OH

Oct 01 2021
Exhibit Launch: Lakota Wiá by Claire Heldman

Join us for the launch of a new art exhibit: Lakota Wiá by Claire Heldman

The Institute for Human Science and Culture is honored to host a new exhibit by artist, Claire Heldman Oyate Wankan Wiá. Lakota Wiá features original art alongside unique handcrafted pieces of cultural and artistic significance made by and for the artist’s mother, Delma Heldman, to whom the exhibit is dedicated. Join us for an opening reception on October 1, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 ET. Lakota Wiá will run until January 29, 2022.

About the Artist

Claire Heldman Oyate Wankan Wiá (The People See Her Woman) is a member of the Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and a life-long resident of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She creates contemporary drawings and paintings that draw on her Native American heritage. Her work is visualized through a combination of meditation and prayer and incorporates both found materials and those of cultural significance such as cow skulls, horsehair, and leather. Heldman’s art has been shown in galleries throughout the

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Free admission, open to the public.

Timed ticketing available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exhibit-launch-lakota-wia-by-claire-heldman-tickets-169316087977

Contact: 3309728487

Email: ihsc@uakron.edu

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  • Oct 1, 2021 at 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Fri)

Additional time info:

Free timed ticketing available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exhibit-launch-lakota-wia-by-claire-heldman-tickets-169316087977

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron

73 S. College Street, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325


Free parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance.

Free parking is also available in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets, which contains several accessible parking spaces.

Metered parking is available along South College Street. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.


    • Wheelchair Access

A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the 

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