On Display: Ken Brown
See the Sand Spring artist's graphite and charcoal drawings this month at The Hive.
The opening reception for the Coffee Bunker’s Veterans Art Show, featuring Ken Brown’s “Tulsa Time” and the work of other veterans, is 6-8 p.m., Feb. 8, at the Hive, 115 S. First Street, Jenks.
Sand Springs artist Ken Brown’s graphite drawing “Tulsa Time” is one of his favorites because it combines some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including Tulsa’s oldest house, now located at Owen Park, into one imagined perspective.
A U.S. Army veteran, Brown specializes in graphite and charcoal. He found art nine years ago, “as a type of self-therapy to help me get through pain and health issues after a car wreck, but I’ve always secretly worked as an artist: carpenter, hair stylist, etcetera,” he says.
He now teaches art classes at Philbrook Museum of Art, volunteers at the Coffee Bunker and mentors young student artists through Operation ART, a program of Operation Aware. His award-winning work has been shown nationally since 2016, including at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Brown is represented locally by Ziegler Art Gallery. His work will be on display at the Veterans Art Show from Feb. 8-27 at the Hive, 115 S. First St., Jenks. Exhibit hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
For more information about this artist, visit kenbrownpioneer.com.