Visual Arts articles

Oklahomans’ original art featured at Fred Jones

“Out of Oklahoma: Contemporary Artists from Ruscha to Andoe” “” at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm in Norman “” is part of this year’s ongoing Oklahoma centennial celebration. More than 35 paintings, sculptures and photographs are included in the exhibit, each of which was created by an Oklahoma-born or -trained artist.

Three new City Arts exhibits feature six local artists

Whether it’s with a painting of a shaman’s ritual, a photograph of a runner or a ram’s skull on a metal pedestal, three metro exhibits each offer a distinct interpretation of art and perspective under one roof. Running through Oct. 27, the City Arts Center exhibits give visitors the opportunity to view the works of

Girlie Show’ poised to be biggest ever

A few years ago, a few Oklahoma City women decided the metro needed a different art show venue “” one that showed work that wasn’t recognized by the art community: “The Girlie Show.” “It’s not all necessarily gallery material, but it’s more than a craft show,” said show organizer Dawn Harth. “We just looked around

Reception set for landscape art exhibit in Norman

Whether rain or shine, enjoy the landscape from indoors this month with an exhibit of Patricia Hurst Allen’s artwork entitled “Landscape & Memories.” A variety of Allen’s landscape paintings will adorn the walls of the Norman Arts Council gallery through November. “The memories of people in my life, and my travels, the scenes from the

Jacobson House showcases work of late American Indian artist

This Sunday, Jacobson House proudly unveils “The Inner Culture of Mirac Creepingbear.” Although Creepingbear died 17 years ago, he always will be remembered as a self-taught master artist who created a legacy of art through painting and sculpture in just 15 years. His paintings portray the mystic world of American Indian expression and traditions. “Along

Professor’s paintings re-create historical photos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, David Crismon’s paintings say it all. Each one tells a story about Oklahoma’s past that would have gone untold, had Crismon not brought the characters back to life and put them on display for all to see. In his exhibit “The Light of Day,” Crismon’s paintings are

Quartet of artists collaborate for one-painting-a-day project

Producing 100 paintings in 100 days is a daunting task, no matter how prolific an artist might be. So a quartet of painters has taken up the challenge, divvying up the labor to produce 25 apiece over a 100-day span. “All of our lives are very full, and we’re all artists,” Cynthia Wolf said. “I

Weighty works of Botero comes to Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The figures in Fernando Botero’s sculptures and paintings are fat. In Botero’s world, big is absolutely beautiful and it’s coming to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art on Saturday with the unveiling of “The Baroque World of Fernando Botero.” The traveling exhibit of nearly 100 pieces will run through Dec. 2 as it sheds light

Photographer captures childhood innocence in Paseo exhibit

Oklahoma City photographer E. Marissa Lane captured the innocence, beauty and magic of Oklahoma City children and created a collage that will be on display all month at Sauced, 2912 Paseo. Lane took most of the photographs during Paseo’s annual Midsummer Fairie Ball, but other images capture the children around her home and church. She’s

MAINSITE spotlights work of two varying female artists

Artists take many different paths on their way to unearthing inspiration for their work, and an upcoming exhibit at MAINSITE Contemporary Art features two differing routes: one obsessive, the other intuitive. DOROTHY MOSESDorothy Moses’ collection, titled “Intuition Inspiration Perspiration,” is a series of portraits and abstracts that started with background and grew organically from there.

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