Skip to main content

Art gallery announces 2021-22 season

Growth Patterns
“Growth Patterns” by Marilee Salvator

Officials at the Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at Oklahoma City University have released the gallery schedule for the upcoming academic year, beginning with a printmaking show titled “Connect: Collect” currently on exhibit through Oct. 15. There will be an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9, including an artist talk and demonstration beginning at 5 p.m.

Admission to the gallery is free to the public during its regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The gallery is inside the Norick Art Center at Blackwelder Avenue and NW 26.

“Connect: Collect” is an annual international print exchange for artists working within traditional processes that seeks to connect them across long distances to create original print editions to be exchanged and exhibited as a collection.

“With the proliferation of digital printing, printmaking is an often misunderstood and unfamiliar art form that can be undervalued and confused with digital reproductions,” said Heather Lunsford, OCU School of Visual Arts director. “This does a disservice to both artist and audience, as prints represent an accessible way for individuals to collect and appreciate a variety of original artworks. With this project we hope to bring together printmakers from across the country to highlight the growing contemporary art scene in Oklahoma City.”

Roadkill Diaries
“Roadkill Diaries” by Stephanie Berrie

The exhibit includes “Holding Patterns. Holding. Patterns.” The project asked artists to “respond to the moment” and make original prints based on the theme of holding patterns. The 2021 exchange artists drew on pattern and place, movement and migration, repetition and routine to create woodcuts, etching, screenprints, lithographs and linocut.

Other exhibits during the academic year will include:

  • Aug. 16 to Oct. 5, Elizabeth Suarez show “Orgullosa” as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month (in the Art Hall Gallery)
  • Oct. 7 to Dec. 10, William Walker Larason show “fly your cares to the wind” in honor of National Coming Out Day (in the Art Hall Gallery)
  • Oct. 21 to Nov. 5, Carolyn Cardenas show “Small World & Contradictions”
  • Jan. 4 to Feb. 22, 2022, Calvin Pressley show “Through to the Other Side” as part of Black History Month (in the Art Hall Gallery)
  • Feb. 23 to Aug. 12, Sam Charboneau show “Domestic Inquiries” (in the Art Hall Gallery)
  • Jan. 10 to April 1 Jessica Lichtenstien show “…Do They Make a Sound?”
  • April 7 to May 30, “Creaturealm” group show