|Untitled by Regina Murphy|
February 18 - April 14
Oklahoma artist Regina Murphy's prolific art career has spanned more than 40 years. At age 91, Murphy's new exhibit, A Retrospective, now on display in the state Capitol's East Gallery, features a sampling of her vast portfolio from different periods of her career.
Murphy's passion for art is illustrated by the evolution of her style and experimentation with subject matter and various media including pastel, oil, watercolor, and acrylic painting.
"I experiment often with different techniques and subject matter," Murphy said. "This variety holds my interest and keeps me always looking forward to the next project."
Murphy continues to be diligent about creating artwork, spending most weekdays working in her studio. After many years of "plein air painting" (painting on site in the open air), she now only paints in the studio – usually from photographs or recollection.
Read more about Regina Murphy's exhibit, A Retrospective.
Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Weekends 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (weekend visitors enter through west doors)
Oklahoma State Capitol
Tuesday, February 26
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The media and public are invited to meet the featured Capitol gallery artists during a free reception. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information about Capitol exhibitions, contact Curator of Education and Capitol Galleries Alyson Atchison at(405) 521-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Oklahoma Arts Council
The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The Council’s mission is to lead, cultivate and support a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans. The Council manages the artwork in the public spaces of the Capitol.