Art in the Gardens
OKC Zoo Hosting Seventh Annual Art Gone Wild Animal Art Show at the Gardens
At the Oklahoma City Zoo, animal art is created with wild style and our ambassadors of awe will amaze you with their talents! The Zoo is excited to host its seventh annual Art Gone Wild animal art show at its new location, the Myriad Gardens, 301 West Reno, Oklahoma City. The exhibition will be on display from August 6-31 in the Crystal Bridge, south lobby. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art Gone Wild is a collection of original art pieces created by a variety of the Zoo’s animals artists (with some assistance from their care givers). Painting styles vary by animal. Some animal artists use traditional paint brushes while others choose untraditional techniques and paint with their flippers, trunks, paws, tails and even noses!
The Zoo’s exhibition gives guests the opportunity to view and purchase these unique works of art, with all net proceeds benefiting one of the Zoo’s local conservation initiatives.
Art by Zoo animals is part of the animal enrichment process of providing a stimulating environment which addresses an animal’s social, psychological and physical needs.
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.