Officials of the Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at the University of Oklahoma City have released the gallery’s program for the upcoming academic year, starting with an etching exhibition titled “Connect: Collect” currently on display until the 15th. October. There will be an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 including an artist talk and a demonstration starting at 5 p.m.
Entrance to the gallery is free for the public during their regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The gallery is located inside the Norick Art Center on Blackwelder Avenue and NW 26.
“Connect: Collect” is an annual international print exchange for artists working in traditional processes that seek to connect them over long distances to create original print editions to exchange and display as a collection.
“With the proliferation of digital printing, printmaking is an often misunderstood and unknown art form that can be undervalued and confused with digital reproductions,” said Heather Lunsford, director of the School of the Visual Arts of the OCU. “This does a disservice to the artist and the public, as the prints represent an accessible means for individuals to collect and enjoy a variety of original works of art. With this project, we hope to bring together printmakers from across the country to showcase the growing contemporary art scene in Oklahoma City. “
The exhibition includes “Holding Patterns. While carrying. Motifs. ”The project asked artists to“ respond to the moment ”and make original prints on the theme of outfit patterns. The 2021 exchange artists were inspired by motif and place, movement and migration, repetition and routine to create woodcuts, etchings, serigraphs, lithographs and linocuts.
Other exhibitions during the academic year will include:
- From August 16 to October 5, Elizabeth Suarez presents “Orgullosa” as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month (in the art gallery)
- From October 7 to December 10, William Walker Larason show “Fly your cares to the wind” in honor of the National Coming Out Day (in the Art Hall Gallery)
- From October 21 to November 5, Carolyn Cardenas shows “Small World & Contradictions”
- From January 4 to February 22, 2022, Calvin Pressley shows “Through to the Other Side” as part of Black History Month (in the Art Hall Gallery)
- From February 23 to August 12, exhibition by Sam Charboneau “Domestic Inquiries” (in the Art Hall Gallery)
- From January 10 to April 1, Jessica Lichtenstien’s program “… Do They Make a Sound? “
- April 7 to May 30, collective exhibition “Creaturealm”