The Art Hall in the OK Gazette!

I am excited that The Art Hall was featured in the Oklahoma Gazette for the second time. In its April 25, 2018 article, Arts & Culture Writer Ben Luschen offered a great article outlining the gallery's collaboration with the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, and the current exhibition of African travel photography by Don Nevard. Please give the article a read! 

Next Art Hall Opening - Friday, May 4th, 2018, 6-10pm

Come join us at The Art Hall on Friday, May 4th, 2018, from 6-10pm, for the next opening reception! See further info below:

The Art Hall is thrilled to host a dual event on Friday, May 4th, 2018, from 6-10pm. On this special evening, we will be celebrating the opening of our summer exhibition of photography by Donald B. Nevard, as well as hosting the Oklahoma School of Science and Math Fine Arts Program Silent Art Auction. 

Donald B. Nevard's photography encompasses the unedited imagery he captured while on photo-safaris in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia. Don is an Oklahoma City-based attorney and photographer who has traveled to Africa regularly over several years. This exhibition will be on view through mid-August, 2018.

Also during this reception, the gallery will host the Oklahoma School of Science and Math's annual Fine Arts Program Silent Art Auction. Beautiful artwork by OSSM students will be on view and available for sale, with all proceeds going to the school's Fine Arts department. The Art Hall is thrilled to partner with OSSM on this important event.

Please join us from 6-10pm for this free, all-ages event. Drinks and bites available, as always! We look forward to seeing you.

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The Art Hall is located in The Rise building, near NW 23rd Street and Walker Avenue. There are entrances on 23rd Street and from the north parking lot.

Hodge Podge: On View at the Art Hall!

Hodge Podge is on view at The Art Hall in Oklahoma City! Hodge Podge is a group exhibition of fifteen Oklahoma artists, ranging from high school student artists to established, professional artists. This show represents the diversity of talent of artists working in a variety of media. For the first time, the gallery will show sculpture and functional objects in addition to two-dimensional fine art. 

Visit the Art Hall's website for more information and to view works in the exhibition.

The show is on view until mid-January, 2018. 

3 Weeks Left of SideStories & Save-the-Date!

SideStories at The Art Hall is on view for three more weeks! Please come visit the gallery before it closes on Wednesday, September 27. We are open:

Mon-Fri 8am-9pm  Sat 10am-9pm  Sun 10am-6pm

It's already time to mark your calendar for the next exhibition opening reception at The Art Hall! This show, tentatively titled Hodge Podge, features a very diverse group of over ten local artists. For the first time, we will show sculpture, functional lighting, and other interesting media. 

Our opening will be Friday, October 6th, from 6-9pm. A VIP tour is available at 5:30pm with the purchase of a Friends of Uptown 23rd membership. As usual, we'll work with our local business friends on food, drink, and music. 

The Art Hall, 519 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit our website for more information about the gallery.

Facebook event found here.

SideStories at The Art Hall

The Art Hall is very excited to announce our next exhibition, SideStories, which I curated and which will open on June 9th. It is going to be a beautiful and strong show of work by a diverse group of twelve women artists, all from Oklahoma. There is a thematic undercurrent of storytelling among much of the work, and as a curator I aimed to include artists whose voices, or stories, may be underrepresented in some way. Hence the name SideStories - stories from the sidelines.

The opening will be Friday, June 9th, from 5:30-9pm, and we will have a performance at 7pm by Marie Casimir. The show will be on view through September. As usual, we'll have local folks do drinks etc. 

Joining the faculty at OCCC!

I am thrilled to have accepted a position as Adjunct Professor of Art History in the Division of the Arts at Oklahoma City Community College for the Spring 2017 semester. I am honored by this opportunity and can't wait to share my knowledge about how to understand, view, and analyze art with enthusiastic students. 

The Art Hall is accepting artist submissions!

The Art Hall in Oklahoma City is currently accepting artist submissions for inclusion in our group exhibition opening in January. We welcome submissions from Oklahoma artists of all backgrounds and working in all media. Please visit our website or email us at arthallokc@gmail.com for more information. Please help us spread the word! Thank you!

Save the date for the next Art Hall opening, Friday, October 14!

I'm super excited to announce The Art Hall's next exhibition featuring the artwork of Susan Morrison-Dyke and Tony Dyke, two highly talented and respected Oklahoma City artists. Please join us in celebrating this superb exhibition with a reception for the artists on Friday evening, October 14th, at The Art Hall, 519 NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City. 

Come check out this great space, have a drink and a bite, and support local art with us! As always, admission is free - as access to art should be. Please help us spread the word about our opening by sharing and inviting your friends to our Facebook event. The exhibition will be on view from October 1st until December 30th, 2016. 

You can reach The Art Hall by emailing arthallokc@gmail.com.

 

Photos from Puerto Rico

I'm pleased to share a selection of photographs from my recent trip to beautiful and vibrant Puerto Rico under my photography. I stayed near Ocean Park Beach in San Juan and traveled to El Yunque National Rainforest for a day to hike. The images represent a range of beach scenes, street art and street scenes, food, and of course, the rainforest. Enjoy!

New collaboration with the Art Hall at the Rise

Very excited to announce that I am now acting as the curator and artist liaison at the Art Hall at the Rise in Oklahoma City! This is a fantastic new nontraditional gallery space that promotes local contemporary artists and serves as both a physical storefront and an online art retailer. Located on 23rd Street in the Uptown 23rd Street District in Oklahoma City, the Art Hall is next door to the Drake restaurant and Urban Teahouse in the Rise development. I am thrilled to get more involved with the artistic talent in OKC, and to work in such a beautiful and fun space! Please contact me for more info.