A Fresh Take: William S. and Ann Atherton Art of the American West Gallery, showcasing the Museum’s permanent art collection in 10 newly reinstalled exhibition spaces. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd, 478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org.
A Vivid Paradox, exhibit featuring new works by local artists JUURI and Amanda Bradway. DNA Galleries, 1709 N.W. 16th, 525-3499, dnagalleries.com. Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!, accessorize your home with original works of art and yourself with jewelry by Dusty Buckley. The Studio Gallery, 2642 W. Britton, 752-2642, thestudiogallery.org.
Art After 5 Roof Terrace, join downtown workers, adventurous concert and film goers and the art crowd for cocktails on the skyline, 5 p.m., Aug. 22. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, 236-3100, okcmoa. com. THU Art Gone Wild: Paintings by OKC Zoo Animals, works of art by the Oklahoma City Zoo’s talented residents. In Your Eye Studio & Gallery, 3005-A Paseo, 525-2161, inyoureyegallery.com.
Beautiful Beasts: The Unseen Life of Oklahoma Spiders and Insects, featuring photographer Thomas Shahan. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua, Norman, 325-4712, snomnh.ou.edu. Crossing Bloodlines, an American story of the Estelusti people depicted through photographic images. Oklahoma Black Museum & Performing Arts Center, 4701 N. Lincoln, 213-8077.
Dog Days of Summer, featuring oil and photography works from the individually varied styles of all fourteen artists in the gallery. Contemporary Art Gallery, 2928 Paseo, 601-7474, contemporaryartgalleryokc.com. Doors of No Return, display of castles and forts in Africa by Owasso photographer Douglas Henderson. North Gallery, state Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln, 521-2931, arts.ok.gov.
Drop-In Art: Pinwheels, guest artists interact with families to create works of art, 1-4 p.m., Aug. 24. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, 236-3100, okcmoa.com. SAT
Halo Amok, interactive, rodeo-inspired puppet installation by acclaimed fine artist Wayne White. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, 236-3100, okcmoa.com.
Hopituy: Kachinas from the Permanent Collection, six types of Hopi kachina figures as depicted in more than 175 objects from woodcarving, basketry and painting. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, Norman, 325- 3272, ou.edu/fjjma.
Industrial Zen, Eastern
philosophy converges with abstract expressionism. Paseo Originals Art
Gallery, 2920 Paseo, 604-6602, paseooriginals.com. Invisible Eve, Yousef
Khanfar’s black-and-white portraits of women convicted of nonviolent
crimes in Oklahoma. Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, 1400
Classen, 235-4458, oklahomaheritage.com.
Laurie Frick: Walking, Eating, Sleeping, artwork
exploring the intersection of technology and creativity. Oklahoma
Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing, 951-0000,
Life in Black and White: Ink Drawings, compelling
black and white images by Oklahoma artist Renee Lawrence created with
technical pens. Jann Jeffrey Gallery, 3018 Paseo, jannjeffrey.com.
Nancy Werneke Photography Exhibit, featuring
abstracts, landscapes, cityscapes and portraiture. 50 Penn Place
Gallery, 1900 N.W. Expressway, Suite 113-R, 848-5567,
Oklahoma at the Movies, celebrating
Oklahomans’ involvement with the motion picture industry. Oklahoma
History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi, 522-5248, okhistorycenter.org.
Oklahoma City! Sooner or Later…, guided
history of the Oklahoma City Police Department presented through
photos, documents, historical items and text. Oklahoma City City Hall,
200 N. Walker, 528-6322.
Paint N’ Cheers, creative social art classes, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 24; 2 p.m., Aug. 25. Paint N Cheers, 1614 N. Gatewood. 524-4155, paintncheers.com. SAT-SUN
Pinot’s Palette, sip
on your favorite beverage while painting your very own masterpiece, 7-9
p.m., Aug. 22; 7-10 p.m., Aug. 24, 1-3 p.m., Aug 25. Pinot’s Palette,
115 E. California, 602-3850, pinotspalette.com. THU–SAT