Where to see art in Tulsa this month.
“Broken Open: Exposing the Visible Edge”
Featuring pastels by Debbie Wagner, miniature constructions by Becky Hyberger and painted gourds by Mira Mickler Moss.
These three Kansas artists present very different media — pastels, miniature constructions and painted gourds. Come see how they merge their individual art forms into one show.
A note on each artist:
“Each painting, whether still life or landscape, forms a story caught in the moment.” — Debbie Wagner
“In miniature art, everything has the potential for becoming something else. From cotter pins to radiators, beads to bottles, earrings to faucets and nail heads to doorknobs, nothing is as it seems.” — Becky Hyberger
“Although more tedious, with little margin for error, I choose to work with the translucency of dyes in order to maintain the gourd’s natural integrity … it is important to remember that the gourd itself first inspired the end result. As in nature and life, each gourd’s imperfections individualize its uniqueness.”
— Mira Mickler Moss
April 3-25; opening reception, April 3, 6–9 p.m. TAC Gallery, 9 E. Brady St., 592-0041, www.tacgallery.org
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Art Studio Tour Get behind the scenes and see local artists in their personal studios. This self-guided tour is a special opportunity to witness the creative process and ask questions of artists. It will increase your appreciation of local artists and the talent that our community harbors. There are nine studios on the tour with 11 artists (some share space).
April 4-5, noon–5 p.m. each day. Tickets include a map and cost $10 in advance and $5 at the door. Ticket outlets include Dwelling Spaces, 119 S. Detroit Ave.; Circle Cinema, 8 S. Lewis Ave.; online at www.TulsaArtStudioTour.org; or by phone at (405) 232-6991.
OVAC Art Studio Tour Kickoff Celebration and Exhibit Get a sneak peek at the work of artists on the tour, meet the artists, purchase tour tickets and bid on celebrity collaborative artwork.
Exhibit runs April 3-May 27; kickoff celebration, April 3, 5-8 p.m. Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave., 585-3456, www.circlecinema.com.
Rendezvous 2009 Exhibition and Art Sale While the exhibition of Western artwork will be on display April 18-June 21 at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road, Rendezvous features several other opportunities to enjoy. Among them are:
Master Class with Joe Anna Arnett and James Asher Create your own masterpiece under the tutelage of experienced artists. Chose from oils with Arnett or watercolor and gauche with Asher.
April 15-16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (918) 596-2768.
Art Talks Gerald Balciar will discuss and lead a lively discussion on his style choice. He will illuminate the artistic choices made to create his wildlife and nature sculptures.
Sonya Terpening’s talk will focus on involving the viewer in a painting’s action. She will use her paintings of ordinary people and events as illustrations of her topic.
April 17; 10:30 a.m., Balciar;
1:30 p.m., Terpening
Evening with the Artists and Art Sale An enjoyable evening filled with wonderful Western art that you can purchase for your home. This sale features nearly 30 of today’s most distinguished Western artists. It is not every day that you can spend the evening with the creator of your art piece.
April 17, 6 p.m., art sale opens; 6:45 p.m., remarks; 7:30 p.m., art sale draw. For reservations, call 596-2760.