“Oh, Tulsa!” Art exhibitions open Friday evenings

Dee Duren, NewsOn6.com

TULSA, Oklahoma – A major Tulsa arts event kicks off on Friday when “Oh! Tulsa” begins its run. The exhibition will open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Living Arts Center on the corner of Brady and Detroit.

The opening offers food, drink and the opportunity to meet and chat with around two-thirds of the artists whose works are on display.

“Oh, Tulsa!” is the brainchild of Tulsa artist and actress Melanie Fry, who said the exhibition started when she got the idea to hold a small art exhibition.

“I was like, ‘hey, let’s have an art show,'” she said. “It started out with 10 of my friends and before I knew what was going on it grew to about 100 artists.”

All of the featured artists are current or former residents of Tulsa.

“This is one of the largest art exhibitions in Tulsa history with approximately 100 artists and 150 works,” said Fry. “It’s everything – jewelry, silk, paintings, sculptures. It’s a wonderfully varied show.”

Fry’s contribution to the show is a portrait of Cy Tuma, a Tulsa newscaster in the 1950s and 60s who appeared on KOTV and KTUL.

The exhibition runs until August 25th. On opening night, guests can also visit the Brady Arts District for the Art Walk, which takes place every first Friday of the month.

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