Visual Arts articles

Mixed-media exhibit makes its way back to IAO

The Individual Artists of Oklahoma’s “IAO 24 Works on Paper” has traveled across the state showing contemporary pieces in a variety of media, and now is back home for its final exhibition, showing through July 27. Twenty-four pieces by 16 Oklahoma artists were juried for the show, exhibiting a range of subject matter in paintings,

Pottery exhibit benefits artist’s college education

Nineteen-year-old emerging artist Dakota Wolf will show nearly 200 pieces of pottery at his new exhibit opening Friday, and he hopes to raise some money for college in the process. The second annual “Freshly Baked II: Keep Dakota in College” exhibit and fund-raiser kicks off with opening receptions at 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.

Abstract artist’s landscapes open to interpretation

Byron Shen’s “The Harvest” is devoid of detail, instead opting for hints of land, hills and sunset. This elusiveness of abstract art is exactly what drew him to develop his landscapes. “It’s not that you can’t see a beautiful literal landscape differently, but that’s what it will always be,” said Shen, whose “Passages” exhibit is

Interesting Norman doors subject of photo exhibit

The Performing Arts Studio will display amateur and professional photos of outstanding front doors throughout the city of Norman as part of its “Doors of Norman” photo competition. Twelve of the best photos will be announced at an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and will remain on display through July 29 at

Oklahoma folk culture celebrated at festival

Showing off the state’s diversity is the aim of Oklahoma Centennial Folklife Festival. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Folklife Council, the event will be held from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N. Laird. “Folk life is an informal way of learning cultural traditions,” said

Photo exhibit shows world through photojournalists’ eyes

The most memorable events from 2006 can be seen through the lenses of some of the nation’s best photojournalists at the International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum’s newest exhibit. Sponsored by the White House News Photographers Association, “The Eyes of History 2007″ will run through Sept. 9. “We’re hoping that this exhibit comes annually

Images of women focus of ‘Heartbreakers’ exhibit

lso, my female relationships are much more complicated than my male relationships, which I think makes these more interesting.” Located at 220 E. Main in Norman, the gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 360-1162 or visit.“”Lauren Hopkins  

Free concerts part of summer arts program’s weekend celebration

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute celebrates its 30th year this weekend, inviting former instructors and visitors to join in the festivities. Visitors’ Weekend kicks off Friday night and events continue through Sunday. OSAI students, some of the most artistically talented high schoolers in the state, will perform free orchestra and chorus concerts. Visitors are invited

OKC Arts Spectacular raising funds for art education

A score of artists, musicians, students and community members will ply their skills for the sake of improving arts education for Oklahoma City Public Schools students Sunday at Stage Center. The eighth annual OKC Arts Spectacular features songwriter Jimmy Webb, Ballet Oklahoma, Lyric Academy and other acts. It’s an “entertaining” evening, said Ann McNellis, communications coordinator

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