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Western Oklahoma Public Art Project Underway

August 28, 2009

“The Beauty and Pride of Western Oklahoma” is being woven by volunteers as part of a public art tapestry taking place at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
Volunteers are invited to help on the project. Work times are set for the following times:

  • Tuesday, September 1, 5-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1, 4-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 19, 5-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 1, 4-6 p.m.

E.K. Jeong of the SWOSU Art Department said the project is taking place in Room 415 of the Art Building on the SWOSU campus. She said the public is invited to watch the weaving in progress during the above times and also participate in the following workshops and open studios:

  • Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Tuesday, October 13, 4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 5-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 12, 10 a.m.-noon

SWOSU is sponsoring the making of the tapestry to represent the life, traditions and symbols of western Oklahoma. Once the tapestry is completed, it will be a traveling display that will be available for display throughout western Oklahoma.

The project is sponsored by the generous funding from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Weatherford Arts Council, City of Weatherford and SWOSU.
For more information, contact Jeong at (580) 774-3035 or ek.jeong@swosu.edu.

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