Kristopher Kanaly 

  • Visitor Lobby of Crystal Bridge
  • Complimentary refreshments will be provided
  • This event is FREE and open to the public

Join us for an opening reception and 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.

 

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.

 

Permanent Sculpture

MBG muskrats

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.

Don Narcomey Storytelling chair

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.

mbg gold fish

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

“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.