Art in the Gardens
“Works by Regina Murphy: Celebrating 94 Years of a Life Filled with Love, Beauty, Grace & More”
- Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 5-7pm
- Crystal Bridge Souuth Lobby
- Exhibition through July 17
The Fine Art Series at Myriad Botanical Gardens is pleased to “Works by Regina Murphy: Celebrating 94 Years of a Life Filled with Love, Beauty, Inspiration & More” June 4-July 2015.
The exhibit will be on view in the South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge, free to the public, during regular Crystal Bridge hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. A FREE public reception and meet and greet with the artist will be from 5 -7 p.m., Friday, June 12,. Much of the work is available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Gardens.
Regina Murphy is a longtime resident of Oklahoma City. She has studied at Oklahoma City University and Louisiana Tech University as well as with many nationally known artists. Accomplished in all mediums, Regina holds a signature membership in both the National Watercolor Oklahoma and Kansas Watercolor Societies. She has served as an officer and is a member of the Oklahoma Art Guild, Individual Artists of Oklahoma, The Paseo Arts Association and the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition. She is a founding partner of Studio Six, a collective art studio and gallery in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District.
Murphy’s work is included in many private and corporate art collections throughout the United States including those of the late Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Arthur and Patty Newman, Dee and Joseph Wambaugh; Integris Medical Center, Oklahoma City; Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City; Merrill Lynch, Oklahoma City; Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Oklahoma City and the State of Oklahoma Permanent Art Collection.
Sculpture Addition to the Children’s Garden
Thanks to a signature grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is delighted to announce that the commission of a charming “Prairie Dog” sculpture from renowned artist, Nancy Schȯȯn. Look for this latest public art addition to the Children’s Garden.
Story Teller Chair
Thanks to a generous gift from Gail and Bill Beals, local Oklahoma artist Don Narcomy has created a one-of-a-kind kind mystical throne that will sure to bring delight to children and families for many years of storytelling and reading in the Children’s Garden.
Gold Fish Sculpture
Located on the east side of the Crystal Bridge.
Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp created the 14-foot red abstract sculpture as a means to connect the organic forms of nature with urban architecture and the environment. You can find this sculpture on the north west corner of the Gardens.
“Roots” by Don Narcomey
Roots was purchased as a permanent sculpture in the Myriad Gardens to commemorate the 25th anniversary.