See the Kris Kanaly Exhibit through October 29

See the Kris Kanaly Exhibit through October 29

Enjoy Kristopher Kanaly’s imaginative, experimental paintings which will be on display September 19 through October 29. Kanaly designed Scissortail Park‘s limited edition poster to celebrate the Park’s Grand Opening. This is a limited collection of 500, all signed and numbered. Posters are available for purchase throughout the duration of the exhibition. He is also the designer of the Park’s logo.

BONUS Show: Doug Hoke Photography of Scissortail Park

“Photographing Scissortail Park while it was still under construction, but showing the potential of the Park was the ultimate challenge. To capture the beauty and emotion that will be Scissortail Park required all of my experience. By using creative framing and picking the right time of day or night, I feel I was able to get the sweeping landscapes and design details that hopefully will get the people’s imagination and get them excited to visit Scissortail Park.”

About Doug Hoke

A photographer for over 45 years, 42 years with The Oklahoman, and currently Director of Photography, Doug has also done work for Sports Illustrated, corporate, marketing and advertising clients. He graduated in 1980 with a BA in photojournalism at University of Central Oklahoma. His photos have won contests, been exhibited in galleries and recently he was a finalist for the Skirvin artist-in-residence program.

Crystal Reverie exhibit in the Crystal Bridge by Rachel Hayes

Crystal Reverie exhibit in the Crystal Bridge by Rachel Hayes

Crystal Reverie exhibit in the Crystal Bridge by Rachel Hayes

  • Crystal Bridge at Myriad Gardens
  • August 17 – October 21, 2019
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
  • Free with Crystal Bridge admission
    • Free for members, $8 adults, $7 seniors/military/students

Artist Statement

I create art installations with textiles outside in nature, responding to and highlighting attributes in sites ranging from canyons, deserts, forests, lakes, and even my own backyard. I am excited to present work at Myriad Botanical Gardens, where my work is slightly protected from the elements of wind and water, yet still harnesses the sun while engaging with the natural world. The architecture of the Crystal Bridge and all the beautiful colors and textures found inside are both distinguished collaborators and muse. I use translucent materials that adapt easily to the environment in which I use them, as well as put emphasis on it. For me it is important to let the fabric drape as it naturally wants, let the layers of color build-up, let the sunshine through, let shadows happen, and to let the work and the environment meet in the middle. Sometimes an installation becomes a portrait of the textile piece, and other times the installation becomes a portrait of the surrounding landscape. I am open to letting it be both.

Artist Bio

Rachel Hayes received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in Fiber, and her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Award in Painting and Sculpture; Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship in Sculpture; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in Sculpture; Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture; and a Charlotte Street Fund Award.

Hayes has attended: the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, New York; Sculpture Space Residency, New York; Art Omi International Artists’ Residency, New York; and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program in Roswell, New Mexico.

She has shown her work at the Sculpture Center in New York; Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; Roswell Museum of Art, New Mexico; Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, New Hampshire; and with BravinLee Programs. Hayes has completed commissions for Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto, California; Bloomberg Headquarters in New York; and for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District in Washington D.C. Recently, Rachel has collaborated with the Italian fashion house Missoni, culminating with a solo exhibition. Her work has been covered by The New York Times, The Cut, Interior Design, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Art Forum, and Art Papers, and she was featured in the new documentary Being Missoni.

She is currently a fellow with the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, established by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.