Oral history interview with Kenneth Johnson
TitleOral history interview with Kenneth Johnson
DescriptionKenneth Johnson works fine metals into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Of Muscogee/Seminole Nation heritage, Johnson was introduced to traditional Native arts and crafting techniques during his formal education in Oklahoma, but he learned the tools of the artisan trade through apprenticing in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Johnson discusses the spiritual and physical journey of his career as he has experienced both Southeastern and Southwestern cultures and motifs to express with his artful creations.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Art education; Creative process; Seminole heritage; Creek heritage
SubjectIndians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Arts--Competitions; Jewelry making
SpatialOklahoma City, Oklahoma; Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University