Canceled due to COVID 19
March 24, 2020 – April 17, 2020
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 24, 4:30 pm
Artist talk begins at 5pm
The Lightwell Gallery
OU School of Visual Arts
University of Oklahoma
520 Parrington Oval, Rm. 202
Norman, OK 73019 http://art.ou.edu
located on the second floor of the OU School of Visual Arts in the Fred Jones Jr. Art Center (FJC)
“Rural” and “Urban” are defined by the current address of each artist, but the artist’s current address does not necessarily indicate their origins. Once the artists are selected, the discovery begins: where did they grow up? what were the influences that led them to become artists? how are their early experiences revealed in their work today? or are they? This is the fun of the exhibition. Join us in the journey, and learn each artist’s story.
Throughout the exhibit, we will look at the lives of these artists, their life’s work today, and the ways in which Rural and Urban are alike, unique, and significant.
Closing Reception | March 1, 2020
Artist Panel at 2 pm
Norman Akers, Geraldine Craig, Rena Detrixhe, Alison Mary Kay, Holly Wilson
Saralyn Reece Hardy, Moderator
Marilyn Stokstad Director of the Spencer Art Museum at the University of Kansas
Refreshments. Free admission
Spectrums Within Under Our Skin is 144 girls made from Crayola Crayon. There are 12 different girls, each girl is made from the 12 colors I see when I look at the color spectrum. I wish we could see the light within us all and the variations that make each of us that light passing through a prism showing the many spectrums within us all. We are more than a classification in terms of a position between two extremes, we are all the colors and an untold number of possibilities.
“Spectrums Within Under Our Skin”
100″ x 70″ x 2″, 2018
The Volland Store presents: Rural | Urban Invitational Art Exhibit II
October 20. 2019 – March 1, 2020
The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma, KS
Canceled due to COVID 19
Finding Form, Encaustic in the Third Dimension
By Holly Wilson June 29 – July 3, 2020
Colored wax on a flat surface is just the beginning! We are going to look at materials and form to bring your ideas to life, allowing you to create fascinating structures that leave the two-dimensional plane.
Material is an important part of our visual language, so you will want to carefully choose the materials you wish to speak with. Along with your ideas, you will bring a variety of materials including wood, cardboard, metal, fired clay pieces, dried plasterwork, fiber, string, paper, objects from nature, or treasures you have held onto (a complete list of suggestions to follow). You will learn interesting ways to weave these objects into your work.
Experiment with how the materials may be dipped, painted, wired, glued, hammered, but most of all, waxed. You will start by making your own encaustic medium with pigment application. Encaustic is a wax-based paint composed of beeswax, resin, and pigment, which is kept liquid on a heated palette, and then applied to an absorbent surface. In addition to safety practices, you will learn a range of techniques including fusing, using transparencies, glazing, layering, building up texture, line making, carving, image transfer, mold making, and resin application with different surfaces. Returning students will learn new methods and may choose to work on advanced projects.
Skill Level: All levels Tuition: $755 Lab Fee: $120 – This workshop’s $120 lab fee includes encaustic wax, pigments, two wood panels, art resin, and the use of propane torches, alcohol lamp, and two metal tools. You will be asked to bring additional materials. Materials List: Coming Soon Enrollment limited to 8 students
Canceled due to COVID 19
Big Stories in Small-Scale & Wearable Art Casting
Holly Wilson July 6 – 10, 2020
I am a strong believer in creating small things that carry a big story. Whether you want to create wearable art or small-scale sculptures, the methods are the same. In this workshop, you will create unique pieces carved or built up from wax, or cast directly from nature using leaves, pinecones, pods, etc. You will learn the process of “lost wax” casting – both gravity and centrifugal methods. This workshop will include an introduction to the materials, methods, and safety measures of casting, as well as how to produce and finish small bronze or sterling silver work. You will also be introduced to several mold-making processes. Returning students will be shown new methods and may choose to work on advanced projects.
Skill Level: All levels Tuition: $755 Attendance: You must attend all required instructional sessions to understand and follow safety guidelines. Lab Fee: $130 – This workshop’s $130 lab fee includes casting wax, investment, sprue wax, shared use of patinas, sealing wax, mold material, kiln, metal working tools such as flex shafts, grinders or files, wax carving tools, and a small alcohol lamp, safety goggles, and dust masks. You will be asked to bring additional materials. Sterling silver is not covered and will need to be purchased by students prior to class. Materials List: Coming Soon Enrollment limited to 8 students