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SWOSU Arts Students accepted into "Evolve" Exhibition this Saturday

April 21, 2011

Novae artwork
Novae, artwork by three SWOSU students, will be on display this Saturday, April 23, at Sustainable OKC's Evolve from 7 to 11 p.m. at IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan, in Oklahoma City. Their work was constructed entirely of materials using existing artwork that was recycled into the piece.

The collaborative artwork of Southwestern Oklahoma State University art students Martin Lopez of Elk City, Michael Miller of Weatherford, and Kyle Johnson of Woodward was recently accepted into Evolve, an exhibition by Sustainable OKC in Oklahoma City.

Their work, entitled "Novae," was constructed entirely of materials using existing artwork that was recycled into the piece.

Sustainable OKC's Evolve will be held this Saturday, April 23, from 7 to 11 p.m. at IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan, in Oklahoma City.

According to Johnson, the title of the piece, Novae, reflects both its appearance—three separate, yet related spheres that might resemble heavenly bodies—and the fact that supernovae "recycle" themselves by forming new stars from the materials of dying stars.

Lopez, Miller and Johnson began the project with classmates in Art 3013, International Green Design, under the direction of SWOSU Assistant Professor E.K. Jeong. The three artists expanded the class project into the Award of Merit recipients at the 2011 Fiberworks at the IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City.

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