Museum of the Western Prairie displays art exhibit on loan from Melton Art Reference Library in Oklahoma City “Oklahoma Pride: The Net 50 Years in Oklahoma Art”


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It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Over the last century, Oklahoma’s history has been captured in countless photos, paintings, and art pieces recounting the tales of days gone by.

On loan from the Melton Art Reference Library in Oklahoma City, a new art exhibition—“Oklahoma Pride: The Net 50 Years in Oklahoma Art”— is going to be on display at the Museum of the Western Prairie.

Museum Director Jennie Buchanan describes the exhibition as a showcase of “the work of Oklahoma artists in the wake of World War II who took a new look at creative expression and progressive politics. The use of different materials, textures, surfaces, and unconventional elements will be represented through painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The exhibit features artwork by Eugene Bavinger, T. C. Cannon, Doel Reed, Willard Stone, Derald T. Swinford, Jack Vallee, and the use of different materials, textures, surfaces, and unconventional elements will be represented through painting, printmaking, and sculpture.”

The exhibit features artwork by Eugene Bavinger, T. C. Cannon, Doel Reed, Willard Stone, Derald T. Swinford, Jack Vallee, and others.

The exhibit is scheduled to open Thursday at the museum at 6:30 p.m. with a premiere program beginning at 7 p.m. expected to feature Suzanne Silvester, the owner of the Melton Art Reference Library, and Amena Butler, the curator of the exhibition, along with two artists featured in the exhibit. The event is free and open to all members of the public.

For more information contact Jennie Buchanan at 580-482-1044.

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