As part of the gallery's educational outreach for 2012 the gallery director and staff of Paseo Originals Art Gallery have been working with the students and faculty at OPSU to bring a taste of the panhandle to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Panhandle State University is in Goodwell, OK, a little town along the railroad tracks in the middle of the Oklahoma panhandle. Often looked at as a small town with little ideas, OPSU has come to realize that it has much to offer. The sub-culture of the panhandle has a rich heritage and is founded on family values which are inherently responsible for the success of this little college on the prairie. It seems much easier at times for these artists to draw and express themselves than to explain the complexities that are life out there on the steppe. Artistic merit is not measured by recognition, size, or resources. Rather, it is the ability to grow and expand out of range. Each student comes in with a common goal and they grow in their own direction by virtue of a shared life experience. A simple life, in a small town, with big ideas and big dreams... they are off radar but on point. The exhibit will be open to the public from April 5th through April 29th, 2012. The gallery will host an opening reception for the event on April 6th from 6-10pm where the artists will be in attendance accompanied by live music, wine and hors d'oeurvres. The Paseo Originals Art Gallery will also host an artists/curators lecture on Saturday April 7th at 1:00pm. The exhibit and associated events are free and open to the public.
Apr 6 – Apr 29, 2012