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February 14, 2014

MAINSITE gallery hosting a tantalizing trio of artistic endeavors

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“My show includes things I made along with a story line from when I was hiking and cycling across rural Scotland,” she said. “There are photos of small scale cut-paper sculptures with floral patterns that were integrated into the landscape.”

Found objects such as feathers and lichen are woven into the visual narrative. Some of her works on display will be woodblock and silkscreen prints.

“My artistic inspiration predominantly comes from natural environments,” Latham said. “Light, weather and outdoor sounds make me want to create.”

“Buddha Tuesdays” is the name of a show that was conceived by artist and Westminster School art educator Linda Lou Warren. The established and well-known painter is also leader and spokesperson for a central Oklahoma art collective that includes Lacy Saak, Charlotte Gibbens and Kay Evans.

For two years these women have been meeting regularly on Tuesdays and focusing their talents on making various images suggested by an ancient sage and teacher from the Himalayan foothills. Before that they were ladies who lunch.

“I suggested that we make Buddhas instead,” Warren said. “We’d done yoga together and there’s the association with peace, kindness and it’s a popular icon that’s evocative of our friendship for each other.”

In that way the group’s previous lunch dates were replaced with Buddha Tuesdays where they channeled their creativity and personal talents into producing art. These pieces form the show.

“Everyone had their own vision,” Warren said. “They all look different from each other.”

The collective followed no established rules so the “Buddha” bit is somewhat misleading.

“Kay’s work looks to me like it came straight from New Mexico,” Warren said. “Charlotte’s are always animals and Lacy’s are very fancy, they look like they have lace all over them.”

Warren painted “sky images” of Buddha using acrylic on canvas for the gallery walls but much of the work is small fired clay sculptures.

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