Teaching Artists Exhibition on display at NOC

January 31, 2023 | Headlines

TONKAWA —  “Teaching Artists Exhibition,” featuring the work of 12 area educators is on display in the Eleanor Hays Art Gallery, located in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center on the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa campus.

Gallery director Audrey Schmitz said that a reception with the artists is set for Saturday, Feb. 4 from 3 to 4 p.m.

  Schmitz curated the exhibition with a vision of recognizing and celebrating the quality and diverse styles of art being produced by educators.  A “teaching artist” is defined as a practicing professional artist who has a dual career as an educator and who may work in many settings, from schools and art centers to hospitals and online venues. 

 Those who have work displayed are Brandon Beichler, Charla Enns and Steven Goodwin of Enid; Betty Hancock, Cushing; Ashley Heitschmidt, Blackwell; Jena G. Kodesh, Red Rock; Alena Jennings, Mindy LittleCook and Theresa Sacket of Ponca City; Carol Morgan and Leah Pappan of Newkirk, and Jason McNaughton, Norman.

Caryl Morgan, Watercolor, Round Hay Bales

  Over 65 works of art include oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, digital imagery and photography, monoprints, pastels, mixed-media sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. 

Styles range from realistic subject matters to fantasy and expressive abstract works. All of the artists demonstrate technical mastery and experimentation with media and reveal a shared celebration of color. Viewers will find the diverse works strategically grouped to create visual experiences capitalizing on related properties of color, line, shape and composition. The majority of the art is available for purchase.

  “Teaching Artist Exhibition” remains in the gallery through Feb. 28. 

 The gallery is open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during evening and weekend events in the KPAC Auditorium. Admission is free. Contact Schmitz at 580-628-6670 or audrey.schmitz@noc.edu for more information.

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