World-renowned Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen's third series of Chickasaw Elders Paintings "Listening to our Elders" was unveiled at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in early 2020. The third set of paintings includes 24 portraits and took two years to produce. Completion of the third set in the series now brings the total portrait count to 72. The portraits are rotated throughout the Chickasaw Culture Center.
Two books featuring the portraits "They Know Who They Are" and "Proud to Be Chickasaw," have been published by the Chickasaw Press. The books feature the first two series of portraits and feature a biography of each elder portrayed in the paintings. The Chickasaw Press is working on "Listening to Their Elders: Elders of the Chickasaw Nation, Volume III."
Enjoy this video showcasing the "Listening to Our Elders" series as displayed in the Aattifama' Room at Chickasaw Cultural Center in the spring of 2020.