Art in the Gardens
O. Gail Poole: Flora and Felines art exhibit
- Exhibition run: April 4-May 27, 2016
- South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
- Exhibit is FREE to the public
Gail Poole (1935-2013), while now revered as an Oklahoman in the canon of American Masters, privately enjoyed a whimsical, illustrative style. ‘Flora & Felines’ is an exhibit of Poole’s fantastical cats and flowers, purrfect for the awakening of spring at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The original paintings are owned by the Estate, which has licensed the first public offering of large-format, limited edition canvas giclées of Poole’s whimsy. A portion of proceeds will benefit Oklahomans for the Arts, to help ensure the arts have a solid place in Oklahoma’s future and the Myriad Gardens.
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.