Sunday, August 21, 2011

100 Paintings in a Year: A Portrait of Okmulgee by Anne Spoon

Anne Spoon, Okmulgee
Anne Spoon, Portrait of Sarah, oil on canvas
Opening her studio to the community, Anne Spoon will paint 100 oil portraits of her fellow Okmulgee residents over the next year.  Envisioned as a public project, Spoon will make a downtown store front her studio and allow visitors at all times.  Her project received a Community Arts Partnership Grant from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.
Anne Spoon, Dr. Osborn, who has served more than 30,000 children
in Okmulgee, oil on canvas
As she paints, she will gather audio recordings of those being painted talking about their lives an experiences living in a small Oklahoma town.  At the end of the twelve-month project, she will open an exhibition of all one hundred paintings with an old fashioned ice cream social.  She hopes the exhibition will travel to other venues also.

Spoon is partnering with the Okmulgee Main Street. Read more about Spoon on her website:

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition provides artist project grants for growing artists’ careers, creative projects and exceptional continuing education. The next application deadline is October 15. Find guidelines and application here

1 comment:

romy owens said...

what a neat project.