The Coleman Theatre recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by middle school and high school students who participated in this year’s Summer Art Academy at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College sponsored by the NEO Development Foundation and the Department of Fine Arts.
Teaching artist Jordan Murdock led four days of painting sessions, which included projects based on the work of master artists, collaborative plein-air landscapes (created outside on the campus grounds), watercolor paintings inspired by illuminated manuscripts, and two murals each composed around a selected word and its connotations.
Darcie Shultz, Coleman Theatre manager, who will be teaching dance for NEO’s Fine Arts Department this semester, invited the students to display their paintings in the Coleman lobby and mezzanine for two weeks in July and August. Younger children who participated in the Miami Arts & Humanities Council’s “Art for Fun” camp also had their work in the exhibit.
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