Art Guild exhibit open through Thursday

Art Guild exhibit open through Thursday

Your chance of seeing works from the Tulsa Artists Guild at the Hive is going away soon.

Art has been on display since the beginning of the month and will run until Oct. 31. Those interested can view the art Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“TAG is a very eclectic group,” exhibits chairman Marilyn Golla-Gass said. “You will find oil paintings, you will find watercolors, you will find pencil drawings, encaustic, acrylic, and three-dimensional works.”

The showing is one of two the Tulsa Artists Guild holds each year. With the number of respectable art venues dwindling, the guild doesn’t have showings as often as it would like.

There are less and less places to have an exhibit that is a good place. Some people say we could put it in a hair salon or here or there; not a good place to put an exhibit and that (the Hive) is just a nice place.”

Art from the Tulsa Artists Guild is currently being showcased at The Hive. The exhibit is open Monday-Thursday from 1-5 p.m. Photos/Kyle Salomon

The Hive doubles to house the Jenks Chamber of Commerce as well as the gallery. It’s known to be one of the premier places to hold a gallery.

“It’s a fabulous place to show art,” Golla-Gass said. “There aren’t many and that (The Hive) is really great. The lighting is wonderful, the space is great, the people are great to work with.”

The Hive frequents art shows but representatives say ‘Showing Our Colors’ is unique in that it appeals to all.

“Tulsa Artist Guild’s ’Showing Our Colors’ exhibit is truly diverse in medium, including bronze statues, segmented woodworking, clay on board and photography,” Jenks Chamber of Commerce Director of Communications Lane Castleberry said. “October’s exhibit is a great example of how creativity manifests itself in different ways. I believe TAG has done a terrific job providing a diverse and talent-filled show with something for everyone.”

Tulsa Artists Guild has been around for roughly 20 years. Those who wish to be a member must be sponsored and submit work to be evaluated and voted on by members of the guild.

Once a new member is in, they’re put to work.

“As a member you are expected to be on one of the committees and work,” Golla-Gass said. “It’s not a huge group so everyone has to pitch in and do their work.”

Golla-Gass has been part of Tulsa Artists Guild for a decade now. She has work currently showing at the Hive.

Visitors may note the unusual style that is portrayed in three of her works. Golla-Gass is one of the few in the region who practices encaustic art. Encaustic is a combination of beeswax, demar crystals and oil pigment.

Once the layers are painted on, Golla-Gass burns it with a heat gun or torch.

“I took a class in Canada and went to a conference,” she said. “You don’t see a lot of it around here.”

Hayden Tucker

Hayden Tucker is the Sports Editor and Director of Media for the Jenks Tribune. He has three years of experience in newspaper journalism before joining the Tribune. Tucker was born in McAlester, then moved to the Oklahoma City area in 2010 where he lived for nine years prior to moving to Jenks.

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