In the Direction of the Sun Art Exhibit to Open

In the Direction of the Sun Art Exhibit to Open

In the Direction of the Sun Opening Reception

  • Saturday, February 15, 1-3 pm
  • Visitor Center, Crystal Bridge Conservatory south lobby
  • Exhibit run: February 15-March 23, 2020

Two distinctly different Oklahoma City artists, Kyndall Rainey and Danny Joe Rose III will display their work collectively in an exhibit titled, In the Direction of the Sun inside the Crystal Bridge Visitor Center at Myriad Botanical Gardens. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 with an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists, purchase an original piece of art and enjoy complimentary brunch beverages.

Rainey is a mixed media artist who studied at the Kansas City Art Institute before completing her degree in art education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Currently, she teaches middle school art at Crossings Christian School and showcases her artwork in various galleries and festivals. Much of Rainey’s work focuses on nature, conservation, and personal identity. Using recycled materials and various paint mediums, she creates textured landscapes with a perspective that draws the viewer in.

Rose earned a degree from the Art Institute of Dallas and has exhibited in both national and international group exhibitions. He has had solo exhibitions at Jen Mauldin Gallery, Beagle Studio, Artspace at Untitled, and the Charles W. Eismann Center for Performing Arts among others. Recently joining Oklahoma Contemporary as a studio educator, Rose also has been a visiting educator at Oklahoma City University School of Visual Arts, Chandra Kumala International School and Artspace at Untitled. Rose has been artist-in-residence at the Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology, Artspace at Untitled, the Moon Mansion Dallas, Paseo Plunge and Oklahoma City University.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18 Rainey will hold an artist talk and demonstration from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Rose will give an artist talk on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Visitor Center.

In the Direction of the Sun will be on display through March 23. Regular hours of the Visitor Center Crystal Bridge are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artist Bio: Danny Joe Rose III

Danny Joe Rose III holds a B.F.A from the Art Institute of Dallas. His work has been included in both national and international group exhibitions. Danny has had solo exhibitions at Jen Mauldin Gallery, Beagle Studio, Artspace at Untitled, The Charles W Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and others. Danny has been a visiting educator at Oklahoma City University School of Visual Arts,  Artspace at Untitled, Chandra Kumala International School and he recently joined The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center as a Studio Educator. He has been an Artist-In-Residence at The Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology, Artspace at Untitled, The Moon Mansion Dallas, The Paseo Plunge, and Oklahoma City University. His work is represented by Semos Mauldin in Dallas, TX and Objets Trouvé in Oklahoma City, OK.

Artist Bio: Kyndall Rainey

Kyndall Rainey is a mixed media artist based in Oklahoma City. She studied fiber art at the Kansas City Art Institute before completing her B.A. in art education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Currently, she teaches middle school art at Crossings Christian School and showcases her artwork in various galleries and festivals. Much of Kyndall’s work focuses on nature, conservation, and personal identity. Using recycled materials, and various paint mediums she creates textured landscapes with a perspective that draws the viewer in.