Art in the Gardens
Whether it’s engaging children in arts and crafts projects, presenting a fine arts series, commissioning public art pieces or recruiting community members and groups to paint gnomes, the arts are a big part of what we do here at the 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 in early summer 2014!
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.
Oklahoma Native Living in Japan Sends 1000 Paper Cranes for Tornado Victims
When Candice Elaine heard about the destruction and tragedy caused by central Oklahoma’s May tornados, she knew she had to do something. Elaine, a childhood friend of Sen. David Holt, works in Japan, at the FEN Foreign Academy, and decided to rally her students for healing. She then contacted Holt, who helped her find a venue to display the cranes. She and students from three schools created a Senbazuru, or group of 1,000 cranes, in honor of everyone in Oklahoma, especially the children affected by the tornadoes.
On display in the Crystal Bridge through the end of September, the cranes provide an artful representation of wishes from the hearts and souls of many, and is installed with the hope that it will bring joy, inspiration, health and wellness to everyone who passes by and witnesses its magnitude. For more visit here.
Fine Art Series
Gallery Exhibit: Selections from the JRB Art at the Elms Gallery
Reception, Thursday, November 21, 5-7pm
Gallery Exhibit: Selections from the JRB Art at the Elms. Dr. Joy Reed Belt, the indisputable Queen of the Paseo Arts District has assembled a selection of works from her incredible stable of artists. All works are available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gardens. A public opening reception will be held Thursday, November 21, from 5-7pm.
November 21 – January 2
Free to the public