Two dozen artists proving paper is anything but stationary 

slice of atlas also found the panhandle town of Beaver, which makes up the last of the map mountains and gives the piece its name. Dahlvang has long been involved in "24 Works on Paper," first joining when it was exhibited at the Omniplex and continuing to enter when it moved at IAO.

"They gave me hope in the way they leaned to the more creative side of artistic expression," he said. "I didn't have to paint flowers in a still life to be considered good. Nor did I have to paint a black Labrador holding a duck in its mouth to be considered an accomplished artist. Though there is nothing wrong with good technical ability and traditional subject matter, I just prefer to create evocative imagery, most of the time with a humorous spin on it."

24 Works on Paper takes place through Aug. 8 with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, 811 N. Broadway.

"?Allison Meier

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