Every four months, our team highlights a member of the Oklahoma art community. The local Featured Artist assembles a gallery throughout amshot’s downtown office for visitors, clients, and employees alike to enjoy.
amshot’s next art opening, exhibITion: The Only Way Out Is Through, will feature artwork from romy owen’s latest series, The Mandalas—intricate webs that present possible portals to another dimension.
The opening will take place at amshot, 428 Dean A. McGee Ave., on Thursday, January 26 from 5pm to 8pm.
romy owens is an artist and curator living in Enid, Oklahoma. Her notable works include Sugar High (2021-22), Under Her Wing was the Universe (2017-2020), Current Studio (2016-18), The Unbearable Absence of Landscape (2014-15), and An Imagined Otherhood (2013-14).
Of exhibITion: The Only Way Out Is Through, romy says, “Myriad conditions around us are in a steadfast state of repetition: cycle of life, songs trapped in our minds, weather patterns, galaxy formation. We tend to repeat our thoughts and actions in a cycle of dwell. Active, consistent meditation brings an awareness for practitioners to the repetitive workings of their mind as they proceed on the path of healthy awareness. That is what this series provides for me, a meditative escape, as I seek to find patterns that will unlock the portal to leave behind what no longer serves me and move forward unencumbered.”
The opening of exhibITion: The Only Way Out Is Through will benefit Calm Waters, a local organization providing services to help children and families cope with grief caused by death, divorce, or other significant loss. All ticket sales and 10 percent of art sales benefit Calm Waters. The brewery sponsor for the opening is OKC-based Vanessa House Beer Co.
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Admission to the gallery is free, and a suggested $5 donation to Calm Waters provides snacks and beer + wine (if 21+)
Valid 21+ photo ID required for beer from Vanessa House Beer Co and wine
428 Dean A McGee Ave.
OKC, OK 73102
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Art lovers of all ages!
As a local business, amshot’s core values challenge the office to empower our community, and local art plays an important role in the Oklahoma City community. At amshot, technology is our business tool and our creative outlet, so our team wanted to support local artists who also use their creative passion as a career.
For attendees, a local art gallery in OKC brings strangers together, inspires us to see the beauty in the world, and encourages even the busiest of us to stop and smell the roses. For the art community, they provide a venue to exhibit art, an opportunity to expand their network, and a platform to highlight artists.
With this in mind, amshot created exhibITion, an art exhibit to promote local artists, give back to the organizations that are making a difference in our backyard, and enjoy the company of fellow art-lovers. Here’s how we do it: