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Archeology, Ceramics, Wildlife and Landscapes

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Slow down and take a day to stroll through one of Oklahoma’s various art galleries. In Tulsa, Art and Archeology runs Nov. 6-Jan. 17 at 108 Contemporary. The show highlights fiber artist Diane Savona, who uses her artworks as a means of historic preservation. At Philbrook, explore Maria Martinez: Master...

Bridging Two Worlds

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Believe it or not, Molly Murphy Adams was a science major in college. Now, she’s a Tulsa Artist Fellow.  The Montana-born artist was accepted to the 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, established by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Murphy Adams, a descendant of the Oglala Lakota tribe, found her identity as an artist through...

Life on Canvas

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Arising star in modern art, Catherine Freshley has painted hundreds of Oklahoma landscapes, and even after moving, continues to create from her reference photos of the state. In doing so, Freshley tells rich, visual stories of Oklahoma’s terra firma, and gives a voice to the state’s wide-open prairie skies. It’s no surprise that her work hangs...

Ready to Bounce Back

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Pauls Valley is a familiar rest stop on the bustling Interstate 35 between Oklahoma City and Dallas-Fort Worth. But those who venture into the city will find a community rich in history and culture, a fascinating museum, and, once a year, one of the most unique fishing tournaments anywhere. The annual Okie Noodling...

Painting the Town

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Costa Rica native and Canadian County transplant Carlos Barboza made a name for himself early on. In elementary school, a teacher refused to grade his art homework, accusing his parents of doing it for him. “My mom went to school and proved that I did it,” says Barboza. Artistic prowess...

Interlaced Generations

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Covered in heavy clothing and donning boots, Eveline Battiest Steele trudges through dense cane breaks, where waist-high poison ivy and critters sometimes dog her efforts in finding something she covets. Steele and her husband make periodic 60- to 80-mile round trips from their Broken Bow home to find mature cane along southeastern Oklahoma’s...

Exhibitions Abound

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Jewelry, photography and sculptures are part of this month’s art exhibitions in Oklahoma. Jewelry created from construction materials are featured in Building on the Body through Sept. 22 at Tulsa’s 108 Contemporary. At Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Dorthea Lange’s America, a photography exhibition about the Great Depression, debuts Sept. 13. It showcases images by many talented photographers of the era. The...

Museum Exhibitions

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State museums and galleries have an array of exhibitions, with subjects ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. The Tulsa Artist Fellowship and Gilcrease Museum present Recall/Respond, a multi-phased contemporary exhibition in a variety of media that continues through Oct. 13. Exploring 1,200 years of artistic creation, Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place at the Philbrook Museum...

At the Museums

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When he’s not performing, singer/songwriter Bob Dylan spends his time sketching, drawing and painting. Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum, in conjunction with the Bob Dylan Center, presents Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond through Sept. 15. The exhibit showcases writings, drawings and personal effects from the performer. Visit gilcrease.org for details. The Philbrook Museum in Tulsa commissioned Jason Lee (photographer, actor and...

French Masterpieces

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Starting June 22, some of the world’s finest art can be seen by traveling not to London or Paris but to Oklahoma City. Thanks to generous local donors, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosts Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit runs through Sept. 22 and is...