Art in the Gardens
Art Exhibit: “Interpreting Clouds” : Works by David Holland
- Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 5-7pm
- Exhibition runs September 1-October 15, 2015
- South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
- Reception is free and open to the public
- Proceeds from sales benefit the Myriad Gardens
Dramatic cloudscape paintings of Oklahoma’s tumultuous skies by Oklahoma City artist David Holland will be featured in the art exhibition “Interpreting Clouds” at the Myriad Gardens Crystal Bridge South Lobby Gallery September 1 – October 15, 2015. A reception for the artist will be held at the Crystal Bridge on Thursday September 10 from 5 to 7 pm that is free and open to the public. Holland uses rich saturated color and vivid detail in his paintings to share his fascination for the ever-changing storm clouds that roll across the state. He interprets the powerful character and dynamic motion of clouds through iconic paintings that capture the essence of the stormy weather that distinguishes Oklahoma’s skies as unique. All works are for sale.
Next temporary exhibit:
Works by the Mid-Del Art Guild
- October 20-November 11
- Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 5-7pm
- South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
- Reception is FREE
Over 80 works of varied styles from 34 artists of the Mid-Del Art Guild will fill the South Gallery at the Myriad Gardens Crystal Bridge from Oct 20 through Nov. 11. A free public reception Oct. 22 from 5 to 7 pl cebrate the opening of the show that features both corporate and home décor art work.
Mid-Del Art Group is local artists from beginners to accomplished professionals meet on the first Monday of every month except September from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Tom Steed Community Learning Center on the campus of Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma at Interstate 40 and Hudiburg Drive. The meetings consist of demonstrations by renowned artists who represent different genre such as Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture, Pastels, Pencil, Wood Carving, Basketry, Collage, Jewelry, and more. Workshops are offered by most of the artists. and members of MDAG receive a discount for this one-on-one instruction. The guild is open to professionals and hobbiests alike and promotes the arts throughout the community.
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.