Mixed media art on display in OCCC gallery

Fifty pieces of artwork created by more than 30 local artists is currently on display in the OCCC Art Gallery as part of the Oklahoma Watermedia Association 2010 Mixed Media Collage Juried Exhibition, said Janice Mathews-Gordon, OWA vice president.

The exhibit, which is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, will remain in the gallery until July 22.

Mathews-Gordon said mixed media is defined as any type of art, sculpture or canvas that uses two or more types of materials, such as wood and string.

Works displayed in the gallery include sculptures, canvases and baskets.

“Because the exhibition is juried, the art that is on display is the best of what was entered,” she said. “All of these pieces offer something interesting and unique (to the viewer).”

“Haberdasher,” a sculpture Corazon S. Watkins made of a wooden drawer and clock parts, won the Best of Show award June 18.

After the conclusion of the exhibit, “Haberdasher” and the other 49 creations will be made available for sale to the public.

Michael McMillian, gallery curator, said he is pleased with the display.

“It’s really great to have so many interesting pieces of art here at OCCC,” McMillian said.

For more information about the exhibit, or to inquire about purchasing a piece of art, contact Mathews-Gordon at 405-848-8883 or e-mail art@mathewsgordon.com.

In addition, more information about OWA can be found by visiting the OWA website at www.watercolorok.com.

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