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FREE Exhibit: Chiyoko Myose: Sojourning

Exhibit | June 2 - Aug. 12

From June to August, Oklahoma Contemporary will host a solo exhibition of fiber installations by Chiyoko Myose, a Japanese artist who has been living in Wichita, Kan., for the past 20 years. With her works, Chiyoko expresses her experiences of living in a foreign country, considering herself as a sojourner, a person who stays in one place temporarily, like a traveler. The works explore cultural, social, philosophical and spiritual themes. Four installation pieces will have a common theme of “relationship,” from relationships between individuals to world peace.  The exhibition will also include a piece that invites members of the community to contribute to the artwork by tying knots with threads. Each new knot is a reminder that we are all connected and we should treasure that connection. The exhibition will feature a new work, created especially for this show at Oklahoma Contemporary.

Additionally, Daniel Racer, a composer and professor at Friends University, has composed a chamber music piece in response to Chiyoko’s installations, and his music will be performed in the galleries during the exhibition.

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FREE Exhibit: Showroom | Showcase: Shane Darwent and Elspeth Schulze

June 7 - Sept. 3

In response to the construction of our new arts center taking place next door, Shane Darwent and Elspeth Schulze will create a garden out of building materials within the Showroom. The result is a witty and thoughtful take on the nature of construction and what we consider “art.” Join us for the opening 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday June 6 to meet the artists and discuss their work.

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FREE Exhibit: Guerrilla Art Park

June 9 - Sept. 3

The third edition of Guerrilla Art Park features interactive pieces that focuses on leisure and play. Come play at Campbell Art Park with Darci Lenker’s Oklahome badminton net or relax in Emma Difani’s Above and Below mini-sanctuary of nature-in-the-city. Additional Awesome’s installations play with shadows and Risa Ross re-imagines a childhood toy larger than life.

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Performance: Honey

June 14-16 and 21-23

Oklahoma Contemporary is partnering with Fresh Paint, an aggregate of Oklahoma City performing artists, to produce the world premiere of this interdisciplinary performance piece, inspired by narratives of desire and intimate moments between strangers. Created from real-world interviews, this space-shifting experience explores the burden of our wants and needs in a capitalist world.

Honey is being developed with artists based in New York and Oklahoma. Katherine Wilkinson, producing artistic director of the Gale Theater Company in Austin, will direct.

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The Art of Brunch

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, June 16

Dine outdoors, among the art, at Oklahoma Contemporary's The Art of Brunch, presented by Kirkpatrick Bank.

Last year, more than 300 guests made the event OKC's new brunch tradition. Join us at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16 for bottomless mimosas alongside a chef-curated menu while we brunch under the trees of Campbell Art Park. Get a VIP tour of Guerrilla Art Park's sculptures, relax with a poptail in the West Elm lounge, and enjoy live music, art-making and creative elements from local artists.

Proceeds from The Art of Brunch help ensure Oklahoma Contemporary art exhibitions remain free to the public and open year-round.

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FREE Share at the Showroom and Opening Reception: Guerrilla Art Park

6 p.m. Thursday, June 21

This special edition of Share at the Showroom, our monthly dive into the creative community in OKC, starts at 6 p.m. with the opening reception for our annual outdoor sculpture exhibition Guerrilla Art Park. Following the reception, the featured artists will give a short tour and talk about their work.

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FREE Family Make + Take

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14

Daniel Racer, a composer and professor at Friends University, has composed a chamber music piece in response to Myose's installations. Racer, Cindy Thompson and Kay Buskirk will perform Sojourning Threads as part of a free day of Myose celebration.

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