Come hungry and leave inspired during Saturday's family-friendly event at Oklahoma Contemporary
Got an appetite for printmaking? Oklahoma Contemporary has the perfect recipe for you. From art-forward confections to food-inspired prints, this week's family-friendly Second Saturday event at your new arts center is the perfect way to explore the fun, funky and delicious side of the art form in celebration of our ongoing Ed Ruscha: OKLA exhibition.
Why “reprint?” This Second Saturday theme was planned for March, but canceled due to weather. We’re excited to repurpose it for May!
Programs include artist demos by design cookie artist Kaleo Maclay. "Her work is so detailed and beautiful – she really creates mini cookie canvases," said Oklahoma Contemporary Manager of Youth and Family Programs Christine Gibson. "She'll be demoing her process, taking inspiration from Ruscha’s Trademark. We’ll also have pre-iced and packaged cookies for visitors to decorate/design using edible markers."
In addition to Maclay's irresistible creations, experimental printmaker and Studio School instructor Virginia Sitzes will be on hand to dazzle the crowd with edible-inspired art demos, printmaking on food items like tortillas and bread with chocolate and mustard. The day will also feature collaborative activities and printmaking projects – including an art project inspired by Ruscha’s Chocolate Room, in which 100 pounds of Hershey's chocolate were screenprinted and applied to sheets shingled on the walls. (Spoiler alert: Come ready to get your hands dirty. The collab artwork uses Hershey's kisses as a medium!)
Second Saturday visitors can also expect plenty of delectable treats from Café Contemporary. From entrees to light snacks, seasonal drinks and more, the friendly crew from our onsite eatery will be outdoors serving up their spin on contemporary comfort food. "Everyone can find something that they're looking for," owner Avery Cannon said. "Whether they're just wanting to get a cookie or a cup of coffee or if they want to completely have a full-on dining experience — we can accommodate anything."
Oklahoma Contemporary encourages visitors and families to bring a blanket, wear your masks and enjoy the festivities on our North Lawn and throughout the arts campus. Space is limited, and free timed tickets are required to attend this event. Reserve yours here.
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