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12x12' art show previewed

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The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition is putting one square foot in front of the other to raise money at its 18th annual "12x12 Art Show & Sale." More than 150 Oklahoma artists took on the challenge to prove that bigger isn't always better by creating their own masterpieces to fit the 12-inch-by-12-inch dimension limitation.

These small wonders will be on display at "12x12" on Sept. 29 at the Fred Jones Industries Building, 900 W. Main, but OVAC is offering a sneak peek of part of the exhibit now through Sept. 24 at the Bank of America gallery space in the lobby of Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson.

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Satisfying even the most eccentric of taste buds, the exhibit's featured artists used a variety of different styles in their works, including:
" painting,
" sculpture,
" photography,
" jewelry,
" drawing and
" ceramics.

The artwork will be sold through a silent and blind auction on Sept. 29. Funds raised will support OVAC programs such as curated exhibitions, grants and young artist events. Last year's show raised more than $45,000, with more than 700 people attending. Approximately 800 visitors are expected this year.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the Sept. 29 event, call 232-6991 or visit visit their site.

"?Lauren Parajon

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