OKGazette.com - Visual Arts http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-109-1-visual-arts.html <![CDATA[Cultural preservation - Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism’s new educational series saves the past for the future.]]> There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about Native American cultural artifacts in Oklahoma and how to appropriately display them and preserve them with the utmost respect for the sacred history of the items and the tribes from which they came.]]> <![CDATA[Blazing art - The Trail of Tears Art Show illuminates contemporary Native American culture.]]>

Trail of Tears Art Show

Through May 25

Cherokee Heritage Center

21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill


(888) 999-6007


<![CDATA[Old wood, new tricks - A local artist breathes new life into materials previously thought to be useless.]]> Sometimes it really is a case of the old adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” For Paul Bagley’s art, you could say, “One man’s discarded materials become another man’s priceless work of art.”]]> <![CDATA[Family matters - Oklahoma City Museum of Art puts family first with an all-ages celebration.]]>

Free Family Day

noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive




<![CDATA[Handle with care - Next up in OKC’s ongoing investment in the arts: an art handler for its now-sizable collection.]]> Oklahoma City’s investment in public art continues as the city looks to contract with an art handler to work with its growing collection.]]> <![CDATA[Flying in unison - A nonprofit organization seeks to benefit special needs children and local artists with a high-flying fundraiser.]]>

Wings of Art 

7-10 p.m. Saturday

Istvan Gallery

1218 N. Western Ave.




<![CDATA[Objets d’art - Two exhibits at Science Museum Oklahoma’s Satellite Galleries explore the meaningful life of objects.]]>

Wunderkammer/Totemic Taxonomy

Through Sept. 15

Satellite Galleries

Science Museum Oklahoma

2100 NE 52nd St.




<![CDATA[New order - New Orleans museum curator brings her experiences of saving artwork after Hurricane Katrina.]]>

New Orleans Museum of Art: Restoring Hope After Hurricane Katrina

Noon-1 p.m., March 26

Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library

Friends of the Library Event Room

300 Park Ave.




<![CDATA[Tapping tradition - Jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip-jigs, slides and more all comprise the hauntingly old genre of traditional Irish music. ]]>

Hill Irish Dance’s School’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance Fundraiser

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday

First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City

600 NW 13th St.


<![CDATA[Full Houser - Norman’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art salutes the work of an Oklahoma trailblazer.]]>

Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition 

Through May 18

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

555 Elm Ave., Norman




<![CDATA[Charging forward - The aptly titled <i>Momentum</i> emphases risk-taking and innovation, bringing local art into exciting new territory.]]>


8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday

Farmers Public Market

311 S. Klein Ave.




<![CDATA[Inspired funding - A new crowd-sourced funding website is helping Allied Arts harness its creativity.]]> Allied Arts is getting creative about funding with a new initiative that harnesses the power of social networking.]]> <![CDATA[Unordinary people - <i>Art 365</i>, the latest exhibit from Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, is anything but commonplace.]]>

Art 365

5-8 p.m. Friday

Through May 10

[Artspace] at Untitled

1 NE 3rd St.




<![CDATA[Arbuckle up - Few artists can capture the Oklahoma landscape quite like Skip Thompson, though her latest exhibit looks inward as much as it does outward.]]>

From Within

Through March 30

Governor’s Gallery

Oklahoma State Capitol

2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.




<![CDATA[Sense of 'Selfie' - A new exhibit explores the history and significance of self-portraiture, or selfies, if you prefer.]]>

Selfie: An Exhibition on Identity
6-10 p.m. Friday
Through March 15
Mainsite Contemporary Art
122 E. Main St., Norman

<![CDATA[Make me a match - Local artists and venues are teaming up for $ell Out, an opportunity to connect with OKC’s best and brightest.]]>

$ell Out

7-9 p.m. Feb. 10

[Artspace] at Untitled

1 NE Third St.



<![CDATA[Shining through - This year’s ArtNow event features the electric cloudscapes of local artist David Holland.]]>

ArtNow: “Shine”
Through Feb. 7
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center 
3000 General Pershing 

<![CDATA[The space between - Mainsite’s new exhibition blurs the line between art and design. But did that line even exist in the first place?]]>

Balance: Art + Design
Reception: 6-9 p.m., Jan. 23 
Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 24-25 
Mainsite Contemporary Art 
122 E. Main St., Norman 

<![CDATA[Monochromatic masterpieces - In Your Eye Gallery’s latest exhibition is proof that sometimes art is a black-and-white proposal.]]>

Black and White

Jan. 4–Feb. 1

In Your Eye Studio & Gallery 

3005-A Paseo St. 



<![CDATA[Coming home - OKC native Jamie Pettis has traveled far and wide but was drawn back to her home state for her new exhibit.]]> There’s just something magnetic about Oklahoma City, but one natural-born wayfarer and multidisciplinary artist didn’t realize it until she headed west three years ago.]]>