A Fresh Take: William S. and Ann Atherton Art of the American West Gallery, showcasing the Museum’s permanent art collection in 10 newly reinstalled exhibition spaces. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd, 478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org.
A Vivid Paradox, exhibit featuring new works by local artists JUURI and Amanda Bradway. DNA Galleries, 1709 N.W. 16th, 525-3499, dnagalleries.com. A Walk Through Italy, featuring the work of Sandra Mayfield, Ph.D, University of Central Oklahoma, Nigh University Room, Edmond, uco.edu. Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!, accessorize your home with original works of art and yourself with jewelry by Dusty Buckley. The Studio Gallery, 2642 W. Britton, 752-2642, thestudiogallery.org.
Art After 5 Roof Terrace, join downtown workers, adventurous concert and film goers and the art crowd for cocktails on the skyline, 5 p.m., Aug. 22. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, 236-3100, okcmoa. com. THU Art Gone Wild: Paintings by OKC Zoo Animals, works of art by the Oklahoma City Zoo’s talented residents. In Your Eye Studio & Gallery, 3005-A Paseo, 525-2161, inyoureyegallery.com.
Beautiful Beasts: The Unseen Life of Oklahoma Spiders and Insects, featuring photographer Thomas Shahan. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua, Norman, 325-4712, snomnh.ou.edu.
Crossing Bloodlines, an American story of the Estelusti people depicted through photographic images. Oklahoma Black Museum & Performing Arts Center, 4701 N. Lincoln, 213-8077.
Dog Days of Summer, featuring oil and photography works from the individually varied styles of all 14 artists in the gallery. Contemporary Art Gallery, 2928 Paseo, 601-7474, contemporaryartgalleryokc.com.
Doors of No Return, display of castles and forts in Africa by Owasso photographer Douglas Henderson. North Gallery, state Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln, 521-2931, arts.ok.gov.
Faces of Betina Steinke, featuring the work of renowned portraitist Betina Steinke. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63, 478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org
Halo Amok, interactive, rodeo-inspired puppet installation by acclaimed fine artist Wayne White. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, 236-3100, okcmoa.com.
Hopituy: Kachinas from the Permanent Collection, six types of Hopi kachina figures as depicted in more than 175 objects from woodcarving, basketry and painting. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, Norman, 325- 3272, ou.edu/fjjma. Industrial Zen, Eastern philosophy converges with abstract expressionism. Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo, 604-6602, paseooriginals.com. Invisible Eve, Yousef Khanfar’s black-and-white portraits of women convicted of nonviolent crimes in Oklahoma. Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, 1400 Classen, 235-4458, oklahomaheritage. com. Laurie Frick: Walking, Eating, Sleeping, artwork exploring the intersection of technology and creativity. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing, 951-0000, cityartscenter.org.
Life in Black and White: Ink Drawings, compelling black-and-white images by Oklahoma artist Renee Lawrence created with technical pens. Jann Jeffrey Gallery, 3018 Paseo, jannjeffrey.com.
Nancy Werneke Photography Exhibit, featuring abstracts, landscapes, cityscapes and portraiture. 50 Penn Place Gallery, 1900 N.W. Expressway, Suite 113-R, 848-5567, 50pennplacegallery.com.
Oklahoma at the Movies, celebrating Oklahomans’ involvement with the motion picture industry. Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi, 522-5248, okhistorycenter.org.
Oklahoma City! Sooner or Later…, guided history of the Oklahoma City Police Department presented through photos, documents, historical items and text. Oklahoma City City Hall, 200 N. Walker, 528-6322. Paint N’ Cheers, creative social art classes, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 30. Paint N Cheers, 1614 N. Gatewood 524-4155, paintncheers.com. FRI Pinot’s Palette, sip on your favorite beverage while painting your very own masterpiece, 7-9 p.m., Aug. 29-30; 2-4, 7-10 p.m., Aug. 31. Pinot’s Palette, 115 E. California, 602-3850, pinotspalette. com. THU–FRI
Reigns Supreme: The Little Black Dress, featuring the Textiles Collection. Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi, 522-5248, okhistorycenter.org.
Reverie, the women of Fringe bring to light the visions that were borne of the dark. a.k.a. Gallery, 3001 Paseo, 606-2522, akagallery.net. Second Friday Circuit of Art, monthly celebration of art with everything from dancing, painting, photography, music and more, 6-9 p.m., Aug. 9. Norman Arts Council, 122 E. Main, Norman, 360- 1162, normanarts.org. FRI
Silent Witnesses, photography exhibition on the global reality of land mines. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1100 N. Lindsay, 271-4000, ouhsc.edu.
Small Works Show, diminutive yet exciting pastel paintings that include a variety of subject matter. Adelante! Gallery, 3003 Paseo, 214-587-7686, adelantegallery.com.
The Children’s Art Show, featuring mixed media work from children ages 5-13. Firehouse Art Center, 444 S. Flood, Norman, 329-4523, normanfirehouse.com.
The Fine Art of Video Games, including local artists’ multimedia that cover the spectrum of video game history. Istvan Gallery, 1218 N. Western, 831-2874, istvangallery.com.
The Glass is Half Full, realism in oil paintings exhibit with Mike Wimmer art. Gallery Grazioso, 301 W. Oklahoma, Guthrie, 282-6467, thegallerygrazioso.com.
Timothy Rose’s 2013 Abstract Art Event, abstracts that engage emotions by a classicallytrained painter. Summer Wine Art Gallery, 2928 B Paseo, 831-3279, summerwinegallery.com.
Tipsy Artist, wine and paint party, 7-10 p.m., Aug. 30; 6-9 p.m., Aug. 31. Tipsy Artist Studio, 101 1/2 S. 2nd, Suite B, Guthrie, 822-0481, tipsyartist. com. FRI–SAT
[Un]Bound: 3D Printmaking, three-dimensional installations and multimedia work curated by Curtis Jones. Artspace at Untitled, 1 N.E. 3rd, 815- 9995, artspaceatuntitled.org.
Under the Mango Tree, Skip Hill’s latest exhibition focusing on his most recent escape to Brazil, Mainsite Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main, Norman, 360-1162, mainsite-art.com.
VEKS, new art exhibit at The Womb, Womb Gallery, 25 N.W. 9th, 596-3999, wombgallery. com.