Visual Arts articles

Mailed masterpieces get stamp of approval from Underground

Sarah Hearn is a studious participant and collector of mail art, which is simply slapping a stamp on a work of art and sending it through the mail. Hearn started taking part in mail art after college as a way to keep in touch with friends, and has assembled the “Four Letter Word L*O*V*E” exhibit

Late artist’s collage work celebrated at Capitol

Beloved Oklahoma artist Brunel DeBost Faris left behind a wealth of creative talent and inventiveness. The popular collage and drawing mastermind is remembered for his teaching career at Oklahoma City University and contribution to art. His exhibit, “Selected Works,” is on display in the Governor’s Gallery, located on the second floor of the state Capitol,

Local artist finds inspiration from birds

After years of admiring the works of others, Ali Bergin finally decided to try painting. The results are colorful depictions of birds that are already being recognized for their engaging simplicity. While driving between Norman and Oklahoma City during her University of Oklahoma days, she often noticed the graffiti that decorated the highway overpasses and

Tulsa painter chose art over CIA

Michelle Firment Reid spent her childhood traveling around the world while her dad worked for the Central Intelligence Agency. Reid herself worked on graphics and disguises for the CIA during college before devoting her life to painting. “I could have eventually become a spy, but I couldn’t have done my art,” she said. “Art is

Art educators’ own work showcased at OCU exhibit

After guiding many of tomorrow’s young artists on a daily basis, three public school art educators are getting a chance to have their own work spotlighted in a new exhibit at Oklahoma City University. “Abraham Lopez, Olivia Lopez, Marty Bernich: New Paintings” is showing at the Hulsey Gallery in the Norick Art Center on the

Harding students produce arts festival

Warm up with a free art festival “” brimming with dancing, food and an altogether enriching atmosphere “” at Winter ArtsFest, to be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Harding Fine Arts Academy, a charter high school in the historic Harding building, 3333 N. Shartel.  The festival will feature Harding Fine Arts students’ paintings, drawings

Goetz paints landscapes of local, national landmarks

d. “You get an integration of the suburban look along with the buildings.” COMMUNITYThe arts community in Oklahoma City has grown considerably since her parents had their studio near the state Capitol, and she is thrilled to see her hometown evolve into an arts center. “It’s mind-blowing, it’s amazing,” she said. “The whole cultural scene

Print artist goes ‘Metaphorical’ at Los Milagros

Los Milagros Print Studio and Gallery, 2433 N.W. 16th in the Paseo district, will host an exhibit opening Friday for artist Stacey D. Miller’s “Metaphorical Illusions.” Showing in the gallery through March 13, the exhibit is a vibrant series of monotype prints focused on figures and body language Miller has been studying for the last

Art for the office focus of JRB exhibit

Not all art is intended for the home. JRB Art at The Elms, located in the historic Paseo arts district, invites visitors and art lovers alike with the debut of “Office Art,” a salute to artwork suited to the corporate world. Opening Friday with a 6-10 p.m. reception, the exhibit features works by numerous guests

Edmond artist tackles celebrity, sexuality at Mainsite

Britney Spears repackaged as a religious icon and a 14-inch stainless-steel cucumber are among Jeff Hamilton’s blunt new work debuting Friday at Norman’s Mainsite Contemporary Art gallery. A tabloid photo of Spears lopping off her locks during her infamous meltdown last year comprises the larger of Hamilton’s two pieces. The pop-tart image is surrounded by

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