Art in the Gardens
In the Direction of the Sun Opening Reception
- Visitor Center, Crystal Bridge Conservatory south lobby
- Exhibit run: February 15-March 23, 2020
View one-of-a-kind works by local artists Kyndall Rainey and Danny Joe Rose III on display in the Crystal Bridge Visitor Center. Meet the artists, purchase an original piece of art, and enjoy $3 mimosas from Double Shot Bar Services, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. 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.
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.
Jarica Walsh: Dreaming in Blue
- Artist’s reception, Saturday, May 2, 1-3pm
- Crystal Bridge Conservatory Visitor Lobby
- Exhibition on display April 30, 2020- June 22, 2020
Artist’s statement: “I am heavily influenced by an early connection with circles, a compulsion to collect scraps of paper, and the constant desire to spend time alone with trees. I am a multidisciplinary artist, working mostly in ceramics. My sculptural works seek a balance and harmony of shape and pattern, reflecting our connection to the earth and the universe. I am motivated by the core principles of optimism, appreciation, and inclusion. These concepts are driving forces across my artistic practice.”
Sculpture Addition to the Children’s Garden
“Friendship” Sculpture: Well-known Boston artist, Nancy Schön, has captured the true nature of friendship in this bronze sculpture of two prairie dogs on display in the Children’s Garden.
Story Teller Chair
“Storyteller’s Chair” Sculpture: Oklahoma City artist, Don Narcomey, created this Sculpture with bois d’ arc wood (Osage Orange), an extremely hard and decay-resistant wood used in the past for fence posts and bows to shoot arrows. It is a magical addition to storytime in the Children’s Garden.
Gold Fish Sculpture
“Goldfish” Sculpture: This Texas Cream Limestone sculpture measuring approximately 18” x 4’ x 5’ 10” displayed on the lake level is a Fancy Tail Goldfish. This sculpture was created by Oklahoma City artist, Kendall Howerton.
“Gateway” Sculpture: 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 in the northwest corner of the Gardens.