Written by David Tamez on Tuesday December 18, 2012
The Unexplored: Emerging Artists.
“The Unexplored: an Emerging Artists” show started last Friday December 14 and continues through January 19th. The show is hosted at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main in Norman and offers fresh faces to the Oklahoma Art scene. “The underlying concept of this exhibit is to feature artists, at various stages of their young art careers, who are each approaching their successes via very divergent paths,” said Erinn Gavaghan, curator of the show and Executive Director of Norman Arts Council. The show is highlighting the work of six early career artists including: Zach Burns, Krystle Brewer, Christie Owen, Amy Coldren, Cindy Coleman, and Tim Kowalczyk. Patrons can expect to see a variety of different art forms including: photography, sculpture, jewelry design, mixed media and illustrations. A closing reception is scheduled for Friday January 11th from 6 to 10pm.
Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) debuts the inaugural exhibition “Concept/ OK: Art in Oklahoma.” Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma welcomes the public for free gallery hours now through February 16, 2013 at the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Hardesty Arts Center, 101 E. Archer St, Tulsa. The gallery is open from 1-5p.m. The exhibition features 44 different artists including 38 Oklahoma-based artists and 6 artists from out of State. Every Artist whose work is displayed in the Gallery was selected through the competitive process. 144 applicants submitted entries and the artists who were selected are vying for a cash reward of $15,000 provided by OVAC. The executive director of OVAC Julia Kirt said, “We began planning this exhibition more than six years ago to give artists direct financial support and encourage regional artistic exchange. Besides helping the participating artists, we think it is appropriate that an exhibition featuring Oklahoma artists will mark a growing arts district benefitting the whole community.” Several different art mediums will be on display and throughout the exhibition, the artists will lead educational programs about creating and brainstorming ideas.