Celebration Set May 27 for Western Oklahoma Tapestry


Area residents are encouraged and invited to attend a celebration of the completion of a huge western Oklahoma tapestry on Thursday, May 27, on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford. 

The year-long project has resulted in a 7 foot high by 14 foot wide tapestry that will be traveling to cities across western Oklahoma. The project, directed by E.K. Jeong, was woven by the hands of many volunteers.

The free come-and-go celebration will be held from 12 noon until 5 p.m. in Room 415 of the SWOSU Art Building. Jeong encourages everyone to stop by and view the tapestry.

“The huge tapestry now projects its final image, the result of nearly 300,000 warp-and-weft crossings,” Jeong said. 

The public art project will be available for cities to display. Any organization or city that is interested in hosting the tapestry exhibit should contact the SWOSU Art Department at 580.774.3756 or Jeong at ek.jeong@swosu.edu.