Paseo District gallery JRB at the Elms is kicking off 2013 with its annual New Year’s Day luncheon and an art opening from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
This year’s event will launch an exhibit of paintings by Ford Beckham.
Beckman’s work is in several notable private and public collections, including the Panza Collection, Italy; Saatchi Collection, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Israeli Museum, Jerusalem; Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover; Stadi Museum, Frankfurt; Essl Collection, Vienna; Denver Art Museum; and the Armand Hammer Foundation.
Beckman first rose to prominence amid the wave of Post Neo-Expressionist artists in the late 1980’s that came to define “New Art” in New York. His instant popularity thrust him into the limelight of the early ’90s art scene. His work was shown at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and in galleries throughout Europe. His paintings were often hung beside those of Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly. Beckman has been exhibited and collected by some of the best of his generation worldwide.
The Whitney Museum recently acquired three of Beckman’s POP Clown Paintings for its permanent collection, and the Armand Hammer Foundation has commissioned Beckman, who attended Oral Roberts University in the 1970’s, to create the art for the new Armand Hammer building on the ORU campus which will be completed in 2013.
JRB Art at the Elms also will celebrate Beckman’s new exhibit during the First Friday Gallery Walk from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 4.
The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 27. For more information, go to http://jrbartgallery.com.
Best Bets for Dec. 7-9, 2012: OKC Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” Josh Abbott Band, Paseo Gallery Walk & Eric Church
Here are my picks for the Best Bets in entertainment this weekend in Oklahoma, as listed in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman. For more events, go to www.wimgo.com.
1. Watch Oklahoma City Ballet’s staging of the seasonal favorite “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 14, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 16 at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Information: 848-8637 or www.okcballet.com.
2. Hear Texas country standouts Josh Abbott Band with special guests Green River Ordinance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern. Information: 677-9169 or www.diamondballroom.net.
3. Meet Santa Claus, view art from local artists and take part in holiday refreshments during the monthly Paseo Gallery Walk from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Paseo Arts District. Children can get their photos taken with St. Nick for free Friday night at Rainbow Fleet, 3024 Paseo. Information: 525-2688 or www.thepaseo.com.
4. TULSA — Listen to country music star Eric Church with special guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: (866) 726-5287 or www.bokcenter.com.
Paseo Arts Association honoring five artists, art patrons tonight at Sixth Annual Artist Awards Ceremony & Banquet
The Paseo Arts Association is recognizing five Oklahomans for outstanding accomplishments in the visual arts tonight at its Sixth Annual Artist Awards Ceremony & Banquet.
The annual event was developed by the Paseo Arts Association in 2007 to celebrate and recognize artists and art supporters who have made a strong contribution to the visual arts in our state. We believe that the act of recognition serves to inform and educate the public about Oklahoma’s rich visual art history and its increasingly vibrant and robust contemporary visual arts culture.
Yvonne Kauger has been selected to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Kauger, an Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice since 1984, has been a formative influence in the arts in Oklahoma. Kauger was a co-founder of the celebrated Red Earth Festival and the founder of the Gallery of the Plains Indian in Colony, OK. Throughout her career, she has been a strong and passionate advocate for art in public places, Native American art, and for the historic preservation of artworks. Outstanding in her judicial work as well, Kauger is also a member of the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame.
Painter Jean Richardson will be honored as 2012’s Artist of the Year. Among the most collected and successful artists in the state, Richardson’s blend of intense colors, energetic brushstrokes, and ever-present horses combine abstraction with Western mythos in an immediately recognizable style. Richardson’s work has been exhibited and collected across the state, region, and country.
Eric Lyons is the recipient of one of 2012′s Emerging Artist Awards. Lyons explores both painting and photography in his art, bringing both a wry sense of humor and an appreciation of the everyday to his work. A teaching artist at Putnam City West high school and a longtime volunteer with Rainbow Fleet, Lyons is remarkable not only for his own creative work, but for his dedication to fostering self-expression and a love of art in others.
This year’s second Emerging Artist Award goes to Grace Grothaus of Tulsa. Grothaus works in new media, combining traditional artistic media with technology to create intricate sculptural landscapes. She has participated in numerous exhibitions statewide and was one of five artists chosen for the competitive 2012 ART 365 project coordinated by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Most recently, Grothaus was selected – out of four artists recommended – as the only Oklahoma artist to represent our state at the 2012 Creativity World Biennale in Rio de Janeiro this November
Collin Rosebrook is the awardee for the Michi Susan Award, honoring an artist who mentors and encourages other artists. Rosebrook owns and operates one of the longest continually running galleries in the Paseo Arts District, Paseo Pottery. A noted ceramicist and metal sculptor in his own right, Rosebrook can often be found in his studio leading pottery classes for all different skill levels. Rosebrook has earned a reputation among other artists of an artist who is truly generous with his time and skill, and genuinely supports others in any way he can. Rosebrook has also served as chairman of the Paseo Arts Festival for the past 12 years, setting aside his own artwork to support this annual event.
For more information on the Paseo Arts District, go to www.thepaseo.com.
A version of this feature appears in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
“Forever Family” art exhibit benefits OKC Educare
Opening Friday (tonight) during the monthly Paseo Gallery Walk, the new exhibition at In Your Eye Studio & Gallery features paintings by Oklahoma City artist Sue Hale and prekindergarten students at the nonprofit school for at-risk children.
Michelle Kelley considers her children more than survivors and much more than victims.
They are champions.
“They’re champions because honestly of the work that we’ve gotten through Sunbeam and Educare. They are going to be completely different people than they were headed to be when we got them,” Kelley said. “A lot of people will try to attribute that to me, but I’m telling you … I did not have the skills to get them where they needed to be. I just didn’t have it. But Educare did and Sunbeam did.”
In 2010, Kelley began fostering — and later adopted — Izzy, who just turned 7, and Noah, 4, through Sunbeam Family Services, a nonprofit that serves central Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens. The siblings started their critical early childhood education at Oklahoma City Educare, a special school for at-risk children ages birth to 5, for which Sunbeam is managing partner.
Oklahoma City painter Sue Hale captured the Kelleys’ uplifting story in “Forever Family,” the title painting of her new art exhibition benefiting OKC Educare. The fundraising exhibit opens Friday night during the monthly Paseo Gallery Walk at In Your Eye Studio & Gallery.
“I think Oklahoma City Educare is just critical to this community,” said Hale, one 12 gallery artists at In Your Eye. “You know, every child is an artist. In fact, if you ask them, they all raise their hands.”
For the third year, the artist is making her annual showcase at In Your Eye a benefit for a worthy nonprofit. Hale became close friends with Kelley and Kelli Dupuy, Sunbeam’s director of marketing and development, during their long tenures at the Oklahoma Publishing Co., giving the painter a close-up view of the specialized schooling and care OKC Educare offers its 212 students.
“It is a national model and … we are working at children who are at risk for school failure, which means a lot of different things. We’re working with children who come from backgrounds of generational poverty, domestic violence, chronic unemployment. We serve children in foster care, we serve children with behavioral needs and identified special needs, all those different factors that really serve as barriers to success for students,” Dupuy said.
“Our whole point is to get at-risk children who would fall through the cracks, we want them to be able to get that high-quality early childhood education so that whenever they get into kindergarten, they can compete with children who come from homes with more resources.”
Throughout November, Hale will exhibit about 20 paintings in a wide range of sizes, along with hand-painted trinket boxes, prints and greeting cards, with all sales benefiting Educare. In addition, several other In Your Eye artists have donated pieces that will be sold to benefit the educational program.
Plus, the gallery will showcase this month about 20 paintings created by 4- and 5-year-olds in OKC Educare’s prekindergarten classes. All proceeds from sales of the student artwork also will go to the school.
“I love this. This has potential,” Hale said, looking at several canvases adorned with bright streaks of paint or abstracted flowers. “That is stunning. It’s stunning. And look at this …”
“It’s a great program, and I really have a soft spot in my heart for these kids.”
Since both her children attended Educare classes, Kelley can attest to the power of the program, especially for Izzy, who was 4 when she came to live with her future forever mom.
“We discovered pretty quickly … she had been traumatized and had not gotten any counseling, trauma intervention, anything. I also realized that she could only count 6 and only knew pink and purple. Well, she was a year from starting kindergarten,” Kelley said.
“Thankfully, we were at Educare, and Educare helped me really hit all of the things we really needed to hit at once. … Within nine months, she was ready to start kindergarten.”
For Hale, her friend’s inspirational family story was worth sharing, so she painted their portrait.
“I wanted to do something that shows foster care … that people can take these kids into their hearts and really make it work,” Hale said.
The artist worked from a photograph of Izzy’s fifth birthday party to create her portrait of the mother and her two children happily perched atop a hay bale.
“She had never had a birthday party before and … that was the first time I think that she had been celebrated as a person,” Kelley recalled.
“It was just a really sweet day and sweet picture for Sue to pick for that. … It’s just a real honor to be a part of this whole thing.”
“Forever Family”: Paintings by Sue Hale and OKC Educare students
When: Through Dec. 2.
Where: In Your Eye Studio & Gallery, 3005 Paseo A.
Opening reception: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday during the monthly Paseo Gallery Walk.
Information: 525-2161 or www.inyoureyegallery.com.
Today’s featured event:
Experience “a night of light instead of fright” Sunday at the Paseo Arts District’s annual Magic Lantern Celebration, organized by Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan. From 3 to 6 p.m. today, children can make their own costumes, and from 6 to 7 p.m., they can wake the dancing fairies in the Jack o’ Lantern Labyrinth. Information: 525-2688 or www.thepaseo.com.
For more Halloween events, click here. For even more events, go to www.wimgo.com.
From Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
Halloween brings an array of fun and frights across Oklahoma
State merrymakers can celebrate the spooky season with Frankenstein, Harry Potter, Irma Vep or even our own fearless freaks, The Flaming Lips.
From venerable haunted houses to the new Pumpkinville, an uncanny array of Halloween-theme events and attractions are scaring up fun across the state over the next few days. For even more spine-chilling and family-friendly options, go to www.wimgo.com.
The Flaming Lips’ Freak Night: Hear the Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rockers, along with special guests New Fumes and Stardeath and White Dwarfs, play a free show at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre, 2101 NE 50. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The event is touted as “the largest costume party in the Midwest.” To read more about Freak Night, click here. Information: 364-3700 or www.zooamp.com.
Haunt the Zoo for Halloween: The Lips won’t be the only wild things celebrating Halloween at the OKC Zoo this weekend. Spend a fall evening with exotic animals, intricately carved jack-o’-lanterns and eco-friendly candy from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday-Wednesday at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50. Information: 424-3344 or www.okczoo.com.
HallowZOOeen, Tulsa: Tour the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E 36 St. N, with your treat-or-treaters from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday. Information: (918) 669-6600 or www.tulsazoo.org.
Pumpkinville: Check out the new autumn wonderland in the Children’s Garden at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Wednesday. Activities include pumpkin decorating, more crafts, hourly cider pressing, story times and more. Adults and children are encouraged to come in costume for the Pumpkinville Halloween Party for youngsters from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Information: www.myriadgardens.org.
Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s “Phil’s Monster Bash:” Get dressed up and hear a family-friendly Halloween-theme concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Information: 842-5387 or www.okcphilharmonic.org.
Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s “Frankenstein:” See the modern adaptation by Dorothy Louise has author Mary Shelley interacting with her characters as she creates them. A co-production with St. Gregory’s University, showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Civic Center’s CitySpace Theatre, 201 N Walker. Information: 297-2264 or www.okctheatrecompany.org.
Lyric Theatre’s “The Mystery of Irma Vep:” Watch Charles Ludlam’s sidesplitting spoof skewer Gothic horror, Victorian melodrama and classic movies at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Lyric at the Plaza, 1725 NW 16. Information: 524-9312 or www.lyrictheatreokc.com.
Reduxion Theatre’s “Night of the Grand Guignol:” Celebrate the season in the gory and titillating style of the French theater that gained underground fame for its live naturalistic horror shows in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. and midnight Saturday at the Broadway Theater, 1613 N Broadway Ave. To know more, click here. Information: 651-3191 or www.reduxiontheatre.com.
Magic Lantern Celebration: Experience “a night of light instead of fright” Sunday at this annual Paseo Arts District event, organized by Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan. From 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, children can make their own costumes, and from 6 to 7 p.m., they can wake the dancing fairies in the Jack o’ Lantern Labyrinth. Information: 525-2688 or www.thepaseo.com.
A version of this feature appears in Monday’s Life section of The Oklahoman.
Swedish photographer brings landscapes to Oklahoma City
Hakan Strand’s “Focus on Light,” an exhibit of black-and-white images that emphasize serenity, simplicity and seclusions, is on view this month at Visions in the Paseo art gallery.
“I used to work as an anesthetist in a trauma center. Very stressful environment, I mean, 100 percent, the whole day. So in the beginning, I actually took the camera with me to go out and have some peace and quiet. But I liked it so much, I was thinking one day, ‘This is what I really want to do. And I’ve been working hard for many, many years.’ And now my dream came true, and I have never looked back, not a single day,” Strand said, standing amid a collection of his photographs on exhibit at gallery in the Paseo Art District.
“When you work like this, I mean, it has to take time. You have to work slowly. You can’t do anything fast, that’s going to ruin the result. And I like the slow way of working. It’s wonderful.”
Strand, who grew up 10 miles outside Stockholm and has lived in the Swedish capital for more than 30 years, began transitioning from his medical career to his new vocation as a professional photographer in 1991. He has made his living as an artist for about six years, primarily showing his black-and-white photographs around Europe.
“I’ve had a few group exhibitions in the United States before, but this is my first solo exhibition,” Strand said. “It’s great for me to come over here to the United States and have an exhibit. I’m quite thrilled about that. And hopefully it’s going to be more.”
“Focus on Light,” which also happens to be his first Oklahoma exhibit, is on view through Oct. 30 at Visions in the Paseo. Gallery owner Glenn Fillmore said his wife and fellow photographer Cindy Viol discovered Strand’s work through social media and brought it to his attention.
“It helps if you have a wife that spends a lot of time on Facebook,” Fillmore said with a laugh. “That’s how she found him and she loved the work and then showed it to me and I did, too.”
While it may seem odd to see Swedish landscape photographs in an Oklahoma gallery, Fillmore said international exhibits bolster the state’s entire cultural scene, inspiring local artists and educating as the public.
“A lot of Oklahoma galleries look for Oklahomans, which is understandable. I do (exhibit) a lot of Oklahomans in here, but I think we need to do more,” he said.
“A lot of folks in Oklahoma aren’t used to photography as a fine art, but they think and know that black-and-white photography is something special. So I thought it would be a big draw, and it has proved to be exactly that. We had a lot of people come down just to see this show.”
For Strand, the show’s title, “Focus on Light,” carries significant meaning.
“The most important thing when you take landscape photography, according to me at least, that’s the light. To find a good light, that helps you to create the nice moody feeling in the pictures,” Strand said the day after his exhibit debuted during the monthly Paseo Gallery Walk.
“I also think the black and white emphasizes that. It’s much easier to create the feeling and mood of the picture in black and white,” he added. “But I don’t like to speak too much about my own photography or to interpret to the viewers. I’d rather let the viewers do their own interpretation … because people see photos so differently.”
Strand’s work mostly depicts landscapes in Sweden and elsewhere in Scandinavia such as Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. The Swedish artist, 53, has an affinity for
snow, water and secluded places.
“I like to simplify. I don’t have so many things in the photos. You see, I only have the sky, water and the ground and one tree,” he said, pointing to one of his wintry landscapes. “I like big, clean surfaces in the picture, and I really work hard on the composition to … have as few things as possible in it.”
A few of his more recent photos feature a cemetery in France, snowy Central Park in New York and reflections on the water of a canal in Venice. Accompanied by his son, Strand spent a week in Oklahoma before the opening of his exhibit, traveling Route 66 and taking photographs.
“I’ve never been in this part of the country before,” he said. “It’s beautiful down here.”
In response to his high-stress former job, Strand prefers to capture his images early in the morning or late in the evening when the light is dim and serenity is practically guaranteed. He uses long exposures — often 20 to 40 minutes — that render water eerily glasslike and clouds strangely mobile.
“The difference is when you have the low-light situation, it gives you a depth in the pictures. Because when the sun is strong, it flattens out everything. You don’t have any shadows, no contrast. It usually gives a pretty dull photo actually, especially when you do landscape photography,” he said.
“And it’s so peaceful and quiet in the morning, and nobody bothers you. You can work slowly and take your time. I really enjoy that.”
“Focus on Light”
What: Black-and-white landscape photos by Swedish artist Hakan Strand.
When: Through Oct. 30.
Where: Visions in the Paseo Gallery, 2924 Paseo.
Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Information: 557-1229 or www.visionsinthepaseo.com.
Visions in Paseo opens exhibit of photos by Swedish artist Hakan Strand during this weekend’s Paseo Gallery Walk
Visions in the Paseo art gallery, 2924 Paseo, is celebrating the debut of a new international exhibit of during this weekend’s Paseo Gallery Walk.
Devoted exclusively to photography, the gallery will feature this month black-and-white landscapes by Swedish artist Hakan Strand, who captures his early-morning images using long exposures that render water eerily glasslike and fog particularly mysterious.
Strand, who hails from Stockholm, will be present for this weekend’s opening festivities. His exhibit, titled “Focus on Light,” is opening at 6 tonight with an artist reception. A “Meet the Artist” reception is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The exhibit will be on view through Oct. 30. Admission is free.
Strand took his love for photography to the professional level in 1991. One of his favorite subjects is the Faroe Islands, an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Scotland and Iceland. He feels a certain attraction to the countries around this part of the world, which include Norway, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
“The landscapes in these countries are incredibly beautiful. The fickle and dramatic weather, plus the light and fog in this region, is perfect for black and white photography. There is a special atmosphere in these countries which appeals to me,” he said in a news release.
“I often travel along the coastlines and pass many small fishing villages. Some visitors may perceive these residents to be reserved and maybe a bit harsh, at least in the more remote areas, but under the surface there is a hospitality which I have never before encountered. I have on several occasions been offered food, warm drinks, a place to sleep, and protection from violent storms. A hospitality which I have been very grateful for.”
Despite the added expense and hurdles sometimes involved, Visions in the Paseo owner Glenn Fillmore told me in an interview this summer that international exhibits bolster the entire Oklahoma cultural scene, inspiring state and local artists as well educating as the public.
“I want to bring a New York photographer here, too. I want to show Oklahoma what’s happening in the rest of the United States and what’s happening in the world,” Fillmore said.
For more information, call 557-1229 or go to www.visionsinthepaseo.com.
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel, in partnership with the Paseo Arts Association, has named Romy Owens its first artist in residence.
Owens, an Oklahoma City-based artist, will create original artwork in the hotel’s studio space overlooking Broadway this month and remain at the hotel for one year, according to a news release.
The Skirvin’s new artist-in-residence program is an exciting development for Oklahoma City’s visual arts community. While artist residencies—places that provide creative space and time to artists of all disciplines—have been growing in popularity throughout the country, this partnership represents the first of its kind for the state of Oklahoma, according to the release. It is an opportunity that has valuable potential for Owens, the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, and the Oklahoma City community at large.
Not only will Owens have the opportunity to visit with guests as she creates her renowned original artwork, she will also be able to fully involve hundreds of hotel visitors, guests, and employees in her work through her interactive Photobooth series. For more on Owens’ art, go to www.romyowens.com.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our first artist to the program,” said Martin van der Laan, general manager of The Skirvin Hilton Hotel, in the release. “The program is poised to gain both local and national attention and we’re proud it has attracted talent such as local artist Romy Owens. Owens was one of three finalists chosen by our selection committee, consisting of leaders in the local art community, the Paseo Art Association and the Skirvin Hilton. The juried panel was impressed with her creative skills, engaging personality and unique point of view. We are very eager to introduce Owens and her work to our guests and residents of the city.”
Owens’ distinctive work combines photography and sewing to create richly textured surfaces that make playful use of color and line. Earning her master of arts in photography from Oklahoma City University in 2005, she has spent the past few years actively involved in the local arts community as both an artist and curator. Her work has gained local and regional acclaim, and her artwork is included in numerous public and private collections.
“I am so thrilled, and so grateful, for this opportunity,” says Owens in the release. “I have a full year of exhibitions ahead of me, and I look forward to creating my work in this unique space. I can’t wait to see how this residency will impact my process, and to display my work for visitors from around the city, state, and world.”
“I believe that Romy Owens is an excellent choice as the inaugural artist for this program,” adds Jennifer Barron, Executive Director of the Paseo Arts Association, in the release. “She is one of the most disciplined and professional artists I’ve had the pleasure to work with, and her process is incredible to watch. She is also an engaging and gracious person, and I have no doubt that she will connect easily with guests at the Skirvin. Hopefully, visitors to her studio will come away with a greater understanding of the creative work of a full-time artist.”
Art lovers have two prime opportunities to see samples of Owens’ work this weekend. Owens’ hand-stitched photos in her “The Keanus” series — each photo is named after a Keanu Reeves movie character — are on view through Sunday at as part of Photofest 2012 at JRB Art at the Elms in the Paseo. For more information, go to http://jrbartgallery.com.
Also, Owens is among the 150 Oklahoma artists to contribute a 12-inch-by-12-inch work to the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s 12×12 Art Fundraiser, which is 7 tonight at 50 Penn Place. For more information on the 12×12 event, click here.
For her 12×12 entry, the Oklahoma City artist took an otherworldly Hipstamatic cell phone still of Marco Brambilla’s “Civilization,” a video artwork installed in the elevator of the Standard Hotel in New York City, and had it acrylic mounted. Here is the video, just to give you an idea of what she was working with to create her striking photo:
The third Paseo FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) event is coming up Wednesday at The Boom, 2218 NW 39.
FEAST is a unique way to fund artists’ projects through a series of social dinners. At each FEAST, patrons purchase a ticket, which covers supper and a ballot. Diners spend the evening dining, hearing artist project proposals and conversing with the artists behind each idea. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the night, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of that evening’s door money.
Tickets are $30 each. A ticket buys dinner and a ballot, with proceeds going to the winning artist.
Wednesday’s presenting artists:
Gregory Jerome (Reality)
It will be an evening of lively presentations, great food, and lots of fun.
The first Paseo FEAST event took place on March 13 at Picasso’s on Paseo. Photography artist romy owens was the grant recipient at this event, earning more than $1,700 for her project, “An Imagined Motherhood.”
The award from the June 12 event went to poetry collective Red Dirt Wayward poets, in support of their trip to compete in a national competition.
For more information, go to www.thepaseo.com.