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Amused Featured Artist – LaRue Baker

Lisa Larue Baker is an eclectic, a creator and a curator.
Composer\keyboardist and music producer, she has recorded seven international albums, been nominated for a Hollywood Music Award, LA Music Award, and a Native American Music Award. Her music has been used in documentaries and video games, as well. She was the first female artist signed to the Native American label Natural Visions, a division of SOAR, and her debut album in the 1990s was the first to feature a complete book of visual art and historical dialogue – Lisa writing the history, and her cousin Joan Hill-The most awarded female Native American artist- providing the numerous pieces of artwork for the booklet.
As a photographer, she has had a one woman exhibit in Los Angeles, Muskogee, Ok and Atlanta, GA. Her photo essay on historic sites in Los Angeles associated with The Doors has received recognition from the Doors’ management team, and some of her photos featured in their app on the bands history.
As a federally registered Native American (enrolled member of the Cherokee nation of Oklahoma), She is a traditional double-wall basket maker, taught by Cherokee Nation Living Treasure Basket Maker Anna Sixkiller. As a staff member of Cherokee Nations Cultural Resource Center and later Director of Language, History and Culture for the Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, she has taught thousands of children over a 20+ year time span, to make Cherokee baskets, cornhusk dolls, traditional clothing, jewelry, as well as Cherokee language and culture. She was the Director of the Keetoowah’s tribal museum, and an exhibit designer for the Cherokee Heritage Center. She has her work in both museums, as well as the collection of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum and in numerous federal government collections.
She was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas by her maternal grandparents, and has returned home to enjoy all the things life has to offer after retiring from tribal service. She is a resident artist at Amused Gallery in NOTO, and her vintage fashion collection has been featured in several national magazines and worn by many celebrities in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York.
Lisa’s work will be featured all through December during regular business hours.


December 3
11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Amused Gallery & Gifts
907 N Kasas + Google Map



Designates a NOTO sponsored event.


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