Mar
16
Sat
2019
Canvas Painting: Buffalo Plains @ A Pigment of Your Imagination LLC
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Buffalo Plains Canvas Painting Event

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam…or come in and paint a canvas of one to place on your wall.

Instructor led step-by-step guided event
Gallery wrapped 16 x 20 canvas, easel, apron, brushes and paints provided for the class
Bring your friends and enjoy a fun time together
Bring your favorite munchies and sips.


When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:00 PM thru 8:30 PM
Where: A Pigment of Your Imagination, L.L.C.

10 NW Sheridan Rd Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
Mar
18
Mon
2019
Art Camp 2019 @ A Pigment of Your Imagination LLC
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm

Spring Break Art Camp 2019

Spring is coming, really, it is! Join us for our Spring Break Camp Imagination the week of March 18th through the 22nd!
We offer unique and fun projects that encompass glass fusing, canvas painting, pottery painting.
The classes are being offered in the afternoon.
Ages 6 to adult. Younger children may be admitted to the class if an adult stays with them to assist the child.

March 18th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Glass Fusing – Work with various glass pieces to create your own dragon fly garden piece.

March 19th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Mixed-Media Canvas Painting – Enjoy a musical theme and learn new and fun techniques to enhance your art.

March 20th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Using pottery painting, we’ll design an adorable sloth on a plate.

March 21st, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Fun with fused glass, make a basket of posies draped into a candle holder.

March 22nd, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Fairy in a garden canvas painting.


When: Monday, March 18, 2019 1:00 PM thru 3:00 PM
Where: A Pigment of Your Imagination, L.L.C.

10 NW Sheridan Rd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
Mar
19
Tue
2019
Spring SunCatchers @ Lawton Public Library
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

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CRAFTERNOONS: SPRING SUNCATCHERS

Tuesday, March 19; 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ages 3 – 18
Make a suncatcher for your window.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:00 PM thru 2:45 PM
Where: Lawton Public Library

110 SW 4th Street
Lawton, OK  73501
For More Info:

580.581.3450
Mar
27
Wed
2019
Hog Bonanza @ Stephens County Fair & Expo Center
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Hog Bonanza

Venue: Stephens County Fair & Expo Center
1618 S 13th Duncan, OK  73533
Dates: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Times: 10:00:00 – 4:00:00

 

 

Mar
29
Fri
2019
PRCA Extreme Bulls! @ Comanche County Fairgrounds
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 30 @ 9:00 pm

PRCA Extreme Bulls!

40 of the top PRCA Bull riders will be back in Lawton for TWO nights! Friday March 29th and Saturday March 30th!!
Show starts at 7:30pm both nights and doors will open at 6:30pm.
All tickets are general admission $20.00 each and kids 8 and under are FREE!
New this year is a Rodeo Dance following Saturday nights show in our Annex Building!
Tickets for the dance are $20.00 each or $10.00 if you present your extreme bulls ticket!
This will be two very exciting nights you won’t want to miss!!

You can purchase tickets now at our Coliseum office or at both Crutcher’s locations!

Crutcher’s Lawton Location
313 SW C Ave
Lawton, OK  73501

Crutcher’s Duncan Location
3049 N US-81
Duncan, OK  73533

 

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Canvas Painting: Rose Blossoms @ A Pigment of Your Imagination LLC
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Rose Blossoms Canvas Painting Event

Spring is here, enjoy painting those beautiful blossoms!

Instructor led step-by-step guided event
Gallery wrapped 16 x 20 canvas, easel, apron, brushes and paints provided for the class
Bring your friends and enjoy a fun time together
Bring your favorite munchies and sips.


When: Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:00 PM thru 8:30 PM

Where: A Pigment of Your Imagination, L.L.C.
10 NW Sheridan Rd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Butterfly Elephant Canvas Painting @ A Pigment of Your Imagination
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Butterfly Elephant Canvas Painting Event

This little guy is so adorable.  Come and enjoy painting this whimsical design with us.

Instructor led step-by-step guided event
Gallery wrapped canvas, easel, apron, brushes and paints provided for the class 16 x 20 canvas
Bring your friends and enjoy a fun evening together
Bring your favorite munchies and sips.

Used With Permission Under License – The Art Sherpa LaBS


When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:00 PM thru 8:30 PM
Where: A Pigment of Your Imagination, L.L.C.

10 NW Sheridan Rd Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
Apr
25
Thu
2019
Pride Gallery Reception @ Southwestern Medical Center
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Pride Gallery Reception

The Pride Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for the exhibit: “Storyteller/Naramui Pet?” by Comanche artist Ed Hoosier.

The stories told by Ed’s art are varied, detailed and emotional. His work varies in subject from historically significant events, to symbolism and humor. He often depicts the Native American’s relationship to contemporary society – using great detail and dramatic color. His work is true to
Native American culture and heritage.

The exhibit will be on display through July 26,2019.

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:00 PM thru 6:30 PM
Where: Pride Gallery
Southwestern Medical Center
5602 SW Lee Blvd. Lawton, OK 73505
For More Info: Diana Brown, Pride Gallery Curator
PH: 580-581-3881

May
4
Sat
2019
Dog Days! @ Comanche County Fairgrounds
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Dog Days at the Lawton Farmers Market

Mark your calendars and watch for details! The always popular Dog Days at the Lawton Farmers Market is coming up on May 4 with half price shots, and fun doggie events! Have doggie stuff and want to donate to the doggie bags? Have a doggie biz and want a booth? Message us here on FB!

When: Saturday, May 04, 2019 8:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where: Lawton Farmers Market – SUMMER MARKET

Comanche County Fairgrounds
920 SW Sheridan Rd. Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
Two Hearts Adoption Drive @ Lawton Animal Welfare
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Two Hearts Adoption Drive
Are you looking for the perfect furry friend to give a furever home?  Lawton Animal Welfare has the event that you don’t want to miss. Come on down to 2104 SW 6th St, Lawton, OK. During this One Day a Month we have reduced our Normal Adoption Fees down to only $15.00, plus a $5.00 Administration Fee. That’s right you can come down and get a life long companion and save a life for 20, 20, 20….ONLY $20.00

 WE’LL SEE YA DOWN HERE!!!!!!


When: Saturday, May 04, 2019 10:00 AM thru 2:00 PM
Where: Lawton Animal Welfare

2104 SW 6th St Lawton, OK  73501
For More Info: Lawton Animal Welfare

580-581-3219

May
10
Fri
2019
Arts For All @ Shepler Square Park
May 10 – May 12 all-day
Arts For All @ Shepler Square Park

Friday, May 10 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 12 11:00am – 5:00pm

The Arts For All Festival, now in its 45th year, is southwest Oklahoma’s largest free juried arts festival, drawing people from Oklahoma and Texas for a weekend of art, entertainment, and tantalizing foods. The festival will feature over 90 artists (from Oklahoma, Texas, and from throughout the U.S.), and include two stages of live entertainment, a youth art area, and multicultural food vendors. Come to the Arts for All Festival and browse through artist booths filled with fine art, photography, pottery, sculpture, painting, and jewelry.

Two stages of local and international performance artists will be offering free entertainment to festival-goers at this year’s event. Each year, there is an expert lineup of quality performers showcasing their skills for the enjoyment of the crowds. Entertainment will include shows by various dance troupes, youth programs and music groups. Also, the festival will feature a children’s art area, allowing kids to perform and participate in the arts.

A visit to Lawton’s Arts for All Festival would not be complete without a trip through the delectable food court. Always featuring an impressive selection of international cuisine, the food court features something for every appetite including Italian, Asian, Pacific, German and Latin dishes. Enjoy tried-and-true fair favorites such as corn dogs, funnel cake and turkey legs, or try something new and order a gyro, Italian roast beef sandwich, deep fried pickles or a German entree.

The popular Wine Garden can be found within the heart of the festival grounds and will feature Oklahoma wines, and an entertainment stage featuring the smooth sounds of jazz and blues music. Make your way to this area of the Arts for All Festival and sample Oklahoma wine, or simply relax while enjoying the area filled with bistro tables and chairs. Wines will be available throughout the day and evening.

Spend a sunny afternoon at the Arts for All Festival and enjoy the beauty of visual art, shop for unique gifts or sample a wide array of delicious food. There truly is something for everyone at this year’s Arts for All Festival.

May
11
Sat
2019
Paws for a Cause @ Great Plains Coliseum Annex
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Paws for a Cause @ Great Plains Coliseum Annex

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:  Show map Great Plains Coliseum Annex 920 SW Sheridan Road Lawton, OK

5500833

Contact: Magic 95Phone: 580-536-9530Email: gm@kmgz.com

Our 7th Annual pet-related event will take place at the Great Plains Coliseum. Admission is free, and well-behaved pets are welcome!

Pause For A Cause is where you will find the leading veterinarians, groomers, pet stores, pet sitters, dog washes, kennels, shelters and rescue organizations from around southwest Oklahoma all together in one place for the purpose of “Helping Pets in our Community.”

If your business or organization is interested in being a part of this great event, please go to our Facebook page, Paws For A Cause, and register today!  You can help by being a T-Shirt Sponsor, Booth Vendor, Major Sponsor, or a Sponsor!

All registration fees must be paid by April 15, 2019.  If you have any questions please call or email Magic 95.

May
23
Thu
2019
Student Photography Exhibit @ Great Plains Technology Center
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Student Photography Exhibit

Photo students at the tech center have been working hard again!  Come show your support and see a collection of their best photos from class.

This class was a seven day challenge.  They were challenged to produce an “art show worthy” photo from seven different challenge assignments.

*Vote for your favorite photos and students earn tuition discounts off their next class plus a one-on-one mentor session with me!*
Voting will be at 7:30sh

The show will be inside the cafeteria in the “Round Room”.  Enter through the main entrance.

Light drinks and snacks served.  See you there!


When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:00 PM thru 8:00 PM
Where: Great Plains Technology Center

4500 SW Lee Blvd Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
For More Info: (580) 355-6371
May
24
Fri
2019
Peruvian Horse Show @ Stephens County Fair & Expo Center
May 24 @ 8:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm

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Peruvian Horse Show

Venue Stephens County Fair & Expo Center

Dates Friday, May 24, 2019 – Sunday, May 26, 2019

Times 8:00:00 – 5:00:00

Contact Naomi Scull

Telephone (405) 613-9841

Sooner State Judge: Rolando Garcia Bertoncini
Camino Real Judge: Janic Arllentar
NAPHA Show Steward: Joyce Russell
Contact: Naomi Scull
(405) 613 9841

Venue Stephens County Fair & Expo Center

Address 1618 South 13th Duncan, OK 73533

Bison: Ancient, Massive, Wild @ Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
May 24 @ 10:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

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Bison – Ancient. Massive. Wild

  • Venue Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
  • Dates Friday, May 24, 2019 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Times 10:00:00 – 5:00:00
  • Contact Toni
  • Telephone (580) 252-6692

Bison exhibit coming to Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

DUNCAN, Okla. – A nationally touring exhibit “Bison: Ancient. Massive. Wild.” will open May 24, at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, OK. This exhibit explores the significance of the bison from pre-history, to their relationship with the Plains Indians, near extinction, and current iconic status.

As you visit this exhibit, you’ll explore the significance of bison in the cultures of Plains Indian peoples – particularly as a resource for food, clothing, shelter and tools. Bison is a North American species whose story stretches from Plains Indian hunters to entrepreneurial industrialists to dedicated conservationists to today’s producers and enthusiasts.

You’ll also learn the difference between the species of buffalo and bison. Explore how the name “buffalo” became common, which involves quite a few theories. The American bison has been called a “buffalo” for more than 200 years.

Several pieces of historic bison art will also be on display in CTHC’s Garis Gallery of the American West. Head on down the road this summer to see Bison: Ancient. Massive. Wild., the exhibit, May 24 to July 27, 2019. Also on exhibit this summer, Oklahoma artist Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest paintings, May 1 – June 30; and Texas artist Larry Lemons, July 4-Sept. 22.

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, OK, 580-252-6692 or email: info@onthechisholmtrail.com.

It is an official “Best Heritage Attraction,” an Oklahoma Outstanding Attraction, a National Day of the Cowboy ‘Cowboy Keeper” and a Top Ten Western Museum – True West Magazine. Chisholm Trail Heritage Center Association is a 501c3 non-profit. www.onthechisholmtrail.com

  • Venue Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
  • Address 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway Duncan, OK 73533
May
25
Sat
2019
Tour de Quartz @ Museum of the Western Prairie
May 25 @ 10:00 am – Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm

Tour de Quartz

May 25 – June 30, 2019,  Museum of the Western Prairie Exhibit

The Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of eight artistic disciplines and taught by nationally renowned artists. Abstract painter Geoffrey Todd Smith served as drawing and painting instructor. Paul Taggart, photojournalist and filmmaker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, and National Geographic, led the photography students. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in the Tour de Quartz.

The exhibition of twenty photographs and nineteen paintings will be on display in The First Gallery of the Museum of the Western Prairie from May 20 through June 30.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm 

Location: Museum of the Western Prairie – 1100 Memorial Drive, Altus, OK  73521 
Jun
8
Sat
2019
Fun Art Event @ A Pigment of Your Imagination
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Second Saturday Fun Art Event

Something a little different and a lot of fun!  Join us for our Second Saturday Fun Art for Kids.
Each month we’ll do a different project:  pottery, glass fusing, canvas/multimedia or clay projects.
All supplies (including glazing, firing) are included in the price.
These classes are designed for FUN!
Learn new techniques, too.
Cost: $20 per person
Ages 5 (younger age may need a parent’s assistance) and up.

When: Saturday, June 08, 2019 2:00 PM thru 3:30 PM
Where: A Pigment of Your Imagination, L.L.C.

10 NW Sheridan Rd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
Jun
11
Tue
2019
Tuesday Crafts @ Lawton Public Library
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

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Tuesday Craft

June 11 – July 16
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ages 5 – 18 & caregivers

Lawton Public Library
110 SW 4th St
Lawton, OK  73501
580.581.3450
https://lawtonok.gov/departments/library/events-classes/summer-library

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Tuesday Crafts @ Lawton Public Library
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

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Tuesday Craft

June 11 – July 16
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ages 5 – 18 & caregivers

Lawton Public Library
110 SW 4th St
Lawton, OK  73501
580.581.3450
https://lawtonok.gov/departments/library/events-classes/summer-library

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Tuesday Crafts @ Lawton Public Library
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

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Tuesday Craft

June 11 – July 16
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ages 5 – 18 & caregivers

Lawton Public Library
110 SW 4th St
Lawton, OK  73501
580.581.3450
https://lawtonok.gov/departments/library/events-classes/summer-library

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Tuesday Crafts @ Lawton Public Library
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

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Tuesday Craft

June 11 – July 16
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ages 5 – 18 & caregivers

Lawton Public Library
110 SW 4th St
Lawton, OK  73501
580.581.3450
https://lawtonok.gov/departments/library/events-classes/summer-library

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Tuesday Crafts @ Lawton Public Library
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

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Tuesday Craft

June 11 – July 16
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ages 5 – 18 & caregivers

Lawton Public Library
110 SW 4th St
Lawton, OK  73501
580.581.3450
https://lawtonok.gov/departments/library/events-classes/summer-library

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Tuesday Crafts @ Lawton Public Library
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

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Tuesday Craft

June 11 – July 16
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ages 5 – 18 & caregivers

Lawton Public Library
110 SW 4th St
Lawton, OK  73501
580.581.3450
https://lawtonok.gov/departments/library/events-classes/summer-library

Feb
27
Thu
2020
LPO Instruments Transformed III/Edgar Cruz @ Museum of the Great Plains
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Thursday, February 27, 2020
LPO Instruments Transformed III/Edgar Cruz

Once again our wonderful area artists have taken unusable instruments and transformed them into works of art.  Come listen to Oklahoma’s most versatile solo guitarist, Edgar Cruz, play and have some refreshments while viewing the art works.  You can bid on these art works at the event or online at www.lawtonphil.com  We will have the close of the auction on Friday, March 6, 6:30 at the Leslie Powell Gallery, 620 SW D. 

When:  Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:30 PM thru 8:30 PM
Where:  Museum of the Great Plains, 601 NW Ferris, Lawton
For More Info:  Patty Neuwirth

Feb
28
Fri
2020
Jackson County Junior Livestock Show @ Jackson County Expo Center
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

Jackson County Junior Livestock Show

Welcome FFA members, 4-H members, families and friends


75th Jackson County Junior Livestock Show

February 28–March 2, 2020
Jackson County Expo Center
300 Todd Lane, Altus, OK

2020 Jr Livestock Show Complete Catalog

Mar
6
Fri
2020
LPO Instruments Transformed III/Auction @ Leslie Powell Gallery
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LPO Instruments Transformed III/Auction

LPO will announce the winners of our musical art works.  Come join us and see who has won our musical artworks while enjoying refreshments.

When: Friday, March 06, 2020 6:30 PM thru 8:30 PM
Where: Leslie Powell Gallery 620 SW D Ave Lawton, Ok 73501
For More Info: Patty Neuwirth

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Beginning Quilting @ Quilt N Bee
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

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Beginning Quilting

Beginning quilting class and learn all the basic skills needed. This class will meet 3 times and there will be homework in between classes. Students must have access to a sewing machine in order to complete the class.

Students will learn accurate cutting, piecing and half square triangles. All the basics will be covered and you will be able to so everything you want to do in the future.


When: Saturday, March 07, 2020 10:00 AM thru 2:30 PM
Where: Quilt N Bee

506 C Ave Cache, Oklahoma 73527
Sep
18
Fri
2020
Livestock Show @ Stephens County Fair & Expo Center
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 10:00 pm

Draw an Easy Cow Face · Art Projects for Kids

Oklahoma Youth Expo presents the EYO livestock show

Venue
Stephens County Fair & Expo Center
1618 S 13th St
Duncan, OK  73533

Dates
Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, September 20, 2020

Times
12:00:00 – 12:00:00

The Oklahoma Youth Expo presents the EYO livestock show September 18 – 20, 2020.

The Oklahoma Youth Expo is excited to launch the Exposition for the Youth of Oklahoma Fall Classic livestock show, set to be held September 18 through 20, 2020 at the Stephens County Fairgrounds in Duncan, Oklahoma.

This youth livestock show is open to all Oklahoma youth livestock exhibitors who were eligible to show at the Oklahoma State Fair. Show rules will be similar to that of the Oklahoma State Fair and will be released soon on okyouthexpo.com. Entries will open August 14 and be due August 28, 2020.

Species eligible to show at the EYO include prospect steers, breeding beef heifers, market barrows, breeding gilts, market wether sheep, breeding ewes, market wether goats and breeding does.

“Amid the cancellation of the Oklahoma State Fair, our team at the Oklahoma Youth Expo believes it is critical to provide an opportunity for our ag youth exhibitors to have a venue to exhibit their livestock,” said president of Onward Endowment, Tyler Norvell. “Therefore we have launched the EYO, the Exposition for the Youth of Oklahoma Fall Classic.

“The hard work and dedication our ag youth put towards their livestock projects needs to be recognized and rewarded,” Norvell said. “We hope to see you in Duncan in September.”

A full schedule for the Exposition for the Youth of Oklahoma Fall Classic can be found here.

The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives is the official Title Sponsor of the EYO and we are thankful for their commitment to Oklahoma’s ag youth.

Premiums have not been set at this time. If you are interested in sponsoring the EYO Fall Classic, please contact Tyler Norvell at tyler@okyouthexpo.org.

In addition to the junior show, there will also be an open heifer show. Questions can be directed to Richie Oakes at 580.572.8395.

We encourage all participants to download the Oklahoma Youth Expo app, which can be found on the App Store and Google Play for the most current information.

For more information on the Exposition for the Youth of Oklahoma visit okyouthexpo.com/eyo.

— Written by JD Rosman

The Oklahoma Youth Expo is the largest youth event in the state of Oklahoma. As a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, more than 7,000 exhibitors, their educators and families travel to Oklahoma City each spring from all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties to exhibit their livestock projects. Throughout the course of the ten-day event, OYE has a $25 million impact on Oklahoma City. For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo visit okyouthexpo.com.
For more information, contact:
JD Rosman
Vice President of Communications
405.252.0146

Tyler Norvell
President of Onward Endowment
405.235.0404
tyler@okyouthexpo.org

CALL BEFORE ATTENDING EVENT.  EVENT MAY BE CANCELLED WITHOUT NOTICE.

Sep
28
Mon
2020
Japanese Artwork Exhibition @ The Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery
Sep 28 @ 10:55 am

A Guide To Traditional Japanese Art Forms

Japanese Artwork Exhibition

The Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery is proud to announce the dates for a new art exhibition, along with a closing reception for the exhibition. Beginning on Monday, 28 September, the gallery will be exhibiting all of Leslie Powell’s Japanese prints that were collected by Powell in the 1940s. Additionally, artwork by Japanese children, which was acquired through an art exchange in 1966, will also be on display.

The Japanese prints are part of the Leslie Powell Foundation’s permanent collection upon Mr. Powell’s death in 1979. All of the prints in the collection are woodblock prints, or reproductions of such prints. Almost all prints belong to the field of ukiyo-e, literally pictures of the floating or fleeting world. Most of the prints date from the early 20th century of Japan’s Meiji period (1868-1912) or Taisho period (1912-1926) or early Showa period (1926-1989). While many of the prints of this collection are displayed at the gallery consistently throughout the year, others are not readily available for viewing, so they will be made available to view by the public for this exhibition.

In 1966, children in Lawton participated in an artwork exchange with children in Japan. The artwork by the Japanese children was displayed in an exhibition at the McMahon auditorium in conjunction with the Camp Fire Girls Festival of Arts and Crafts that year. Since that time, the artwork has been held privately, going through several hands of ownership and used as examples for teaching by several professors at Cameron University. The Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery is now the caretakers of this artwork and will be showcasing these pieces during this exhibition. The paintings in this collection were created by children from ages 6 to 15.

The Japanese exhibition will be on display Monday, 28 September through Friday, 30 October. The gallery will be hosting a closing reception on Saturday, 24 October, 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Due to abundance of caution in relation to COVID-19, the reception will be a walk through type event where guests are invited to come in a take their time viewing the art. However, there will not be any food or drinks provided. If necessary, the number of guests may be limited to a certain number inside the gallery, if there are state or local restrictions on gathering sizes. Additionally, guests will be required to correctly wear a mask while inside the gallery.

The Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and promote the arts in the Lawton community as well as Southwestern Oklahoma. The gallery hosts six art exhibitions per year in addition to lectures and musical performances. More information can be found at the gallery’s website, www.lpgallery.org , and its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lpartgallery   << Less


When: Monday, September 28, 2020 10:55 AM
Where: The Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery

620 SW D Ave
For More Info: Matthew D. Hughes

Oct
1
Thu
2020
Virtual Paint Class @ Virtual Class
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thankful For You Virtual Paint

Stay safe at home and virtually join us for a paint at home session! Don’t have paints and supplies? No worries, just inbox us here and we can handle that too. A great way to do a little much needed self care, time to yourself, doing something relaxing!

When: Thursday, October 01, 2020 7:00 PM thru 10:00 PM
Where: Visit Candy’s Canvas on Facebook details

or call (580) 563-9126