Art in the Gardens
BLOOM AND GROW
By Katelynn Noel Knick
- Exhibit run: May 31, 2019 – July 15, 2019
- Located in the Visitor Center, the south entrance to the Crystal Bridge
- Free to view during regular hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
- Opening reception Thursday, May 31, 5:30-6:30pm
- Open to the public
The title “bloom and grow” refers to the folk song Edelweiss celebrating the Austrian flower. I spent a lot of my youth attending a Girl Scout summer camp in western Oklahoma. Singing was a tradition after every meal on the back porch of the dining hall and every week at our closing campfire ceremony. I remember singing this song and feeling like it was a lullaby to nature, an ode to growth, and a warm welcome to a familiar friend.
My artwork uses color and movement to share my personal narrative exploring humor, memories, and feelings. Ambiguous clusters of marks and colors, thin lines that draw lingering connections, and lumpy overlapping forms all collectively create associations, sensations, and feelings that inform and connect our shared experience.
Katelynn Noel Knick is an artist living and creating in Oklahoma City, OK. Originally from Tulsa, Katelynn received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma where she studied painting and sculpture. She has exhibited regionally at AHHA Tulsa, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Resonator Art Institute, and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in Art Focus magazine, Oklahoma Gazette, The Coastal Post, and Inspiring Conversations OKC Podcast.
Katelynn is also an active arts organizer. She co-founded the emerging artist collective, Art Group, and has curated various pop-up shows in houses, alternative art galleries, and non-traditional venues.
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 northwest corner of the Gardens.