Oklahoma Contemporary
Installation view of the exhibition
Ceramic artworks -- a bust, a small head vessel and a delicate teapot -- sit on a white shelf

Skulls, Skies, and Sublime Threads

Skulls, Skies, and Sublime Threads: The Studio School Instructor Exhibition

March 21 - May 5, 2022
Education Wing

A small embroidered work of a metal building in front of a brilliant sunset hangs on the wall with other 2-D works

Oklahoma Contemporary’s Studio School encourages artistic expression in all forms. From painting, drawing and fiber arts to ceramics, music and writing, we offer adults and teens the thrill of making things by hand.

This exhibition showcased the talent and diverse practices of Studio School’s instructors. Fiber artist Darci Lenker elicited maximum wonder through miniscule thread painting, and composer Jacob Frost transformed ignored sounds like air conditioners or keyboard typing into musical compositions. Amy Young combined traditional weaving with unexpected materials to explore queer adolescent development, and ceramicist Chrystal O’Boyle used ceramic glaze as a metaphor for exploring vulnerability.

The artists’ interests and materials varied, but their artwork was a collective endorsement for the power of prioritizing creativity in our community.

Learn more about Studio School’s teaching artists and discover our classes and workshops.

Images: Installation view of Skulls, Skies, and Sublime Threads, including Chrystal O’Boyle's Say Ahhh (2021) and Head Cup (2021) along with Marissa Childers' But First, Tea (2021).

Installation view of Skulls, Skies, and Sublime Threads, including Darci Lenker, Oklahoma Contemporary Winter Sunset (2021).

Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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