First Art Show at In Your Eye Studio and Gallery, Paseo Arts District

I joined In Your Eye Studio & Gallery in April this year, thanks to my friend (and super talented artist), Chad Woolbright. He has been one of their 12 resident artists for years.

When they happened to have a rare opening this spring, Chad happened to catch a glimpse of my Instagram feed. Thus began a perfect fit. I’ve been a part of the dynamic co-op gallery since April.

Of the 12, we have 2-D and 3-D artists: 1 jewelry artist, 1 metal sculptor, 1 ceramicist, 2 photographers, and 7 (mostly) painters. On August 1st, ceramicist Jean Keil (also a newbie) and I opened our show, “Spacial Recognition”, at the gallery. Jean and I loved fusing our creative visions to create a carnival of color and shape.

Take a look at the piece David Dean wrote in the OK Gazette. David and I hit it off immediately. He shares my enthusiasm for the evolving art scene here, and we share the experience of moving back home after living away on a coast for a while.

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see the show! We had an amazing turn out. First Fridays in The Paseo are always fun, and this was even more special.

The show is up through this last week of August!! Get a sample here…

A corner of the Tracy Reese dress I wore.

My nephew Jaicks brought me handmade flowers.

Check it out Thursday, Friday, or Saturdays from 12-5 at In Your Eye Gallery, next to Picasso Cafe in The Paseo Arts District. Stop by!! (We have loads of note cards and gift items from local resident artists, too!)

Guthrie and My First Instameet

Back in January, my childhood schoolmate and current photography cohort, Leigh Love, and I went to Guthrie with countless other Instagram devotees (including Colorado-transplant neighbor Alison and I-only-know-him-via-his-photos-and-the-interwebs-and-he-rocks Darren). We had coffee at the legendary Hoboken Coffee Roasters where they spin Billie Holiday and the Head and the Heart one after the other (and mean it) with quality beans and teas and snackage. This place is quintessential Guthrie and wholeheartedly Oklahoman with the kind of maker-meets-curator vibe that think tanks can’t buy. GET THERE NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T. Stop there on your road trip. Make an afternoon day trip there from OKC. Whatever it takes, go. Good peeps.

We also traipsed around town (which is so full of photo ops I could go back weekly to visit and continue to mine it) and ended up at Hoof & Horn where we all couldn’t believe our luck with the ethereal afternoon light plus trike. I especially loved seeing the street art remnants from last year’s super amazing Gentlemen of the Road music festival. Enjoy this little sample of our day!

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Coffee at Hoboken Coffee Roasters

The State Capital building, Guthrie, OK

Hoof & Horn, Guthrie, OK

Gentlemen of the Road Festival street art, Guthrie, OK

Hoboken Coffee Roasters, Guthrie, OK

POPS (Arcadia, OK) and Route 66

A while back, Miss Kelly Beall and I hit the road to visit POPS on the baddest road in all the land, Route 66. Getting to work with Design Crush has resulted in some of my very favorite Oklahoma road trips and adventures since I’ve been back home.

Check out POPS: a super sweet intersection of design/architecture (Rand Elliot), endless clouds, tasty burgers, + some soda shelf art straight outta Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees” video. After POPS, we hit up Fort Reno and stopped at random Fireworks stands, which made for some prime photos during off season (which is pretty much all year, tough business).

Now that I’ve started this blog, I have a place to share these adventures with you weekly. Even if it’s catching you up on past adventures, like this. (And of course, I post often on Instagram, too. Follow me there.)

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