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  • Mabee Gerrer Museum

  • Talk scheduled for Friday evening.
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  • The MGMoA Curator of Collections, Delaynna Trim, will be giving a gallery talk about the current exhibit, Organic: Exploring Nature Through Art, on Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. The gallery talk will touch on how nature can be symbolic in art.
    This exhibition presents nature through the lens of various cultures and civilizations from the ancient Greek to Pueblo tribes to modern interpretations of nature. Visitors will encounter nature as expressed through pottery, basketry, paintings, etchings, and embroidery.
    “This exhibit is much more than just landscapes and pretty flowers. It delves into the meanings behind some of the flowers and trees that artists choose. Also explored is how we have been drawn to nature and its grandeur for generations.” said Delaynna Trim, Curator of Collections at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art.
    The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on the campus of St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur St. in Shawnee. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free until August 31st thanks to the generous support of the Kickapoo Casino, St. Gregory’s Abbey, and the Ad Astra Foundation. Visit www.mgmoa.org for more information.
    This exhibition is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, ArtWorks, Allied Arts, the Avedis Foundation and the Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wissinger Memorial Fund. For accommodations on the basis of disability or more information on this exhibit, call the museum at (405) 878-5300.
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