New art gallery to open in Pawhuska

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
New art gallery to open in Pawhuska

Tallgrass Gallery, located on 521 Kihekah Ave., in historic downtown Pawhuska, will open on Aug. 1.

Officials with the gallery have put together a collection of art by nationally known artists and new entries into the art world.The first exhibit focuses on wildlife and Western art and also features a few surprises.

The show will include work by Oklahoma artists working in oil, metal sculpture, bronze and art jewelry.

The gallery will also represent nationally known oil painters, like Carolyn Mock and Joni Johnson, and a new comer in the art gallery world, Rod Bailey.

According to Bruce L. Carter with Tallgrass Gallery and Wild West Metalsmiths, several other artists have also contributed to the show’s opening, making “it an amazing first exhibit for the new Tallgrass Gallery.”

An artist reception open to the public will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 7.

“Metal sculpture by Stephen Schwark and reclaimed wood art by Rootworks will also be shown. Art Jewelers Bruce Carter and Kenyon Taylor will be showing new pieces produced for this show, ” said Carter. “Jack Buzbee, a local photographer, will be showing his work for the first time in a gallery setting.”

Tallgrass Gallery is focused on art produced in the north central part of Oklahoma and represents only Oklahoma artists, he added.

“We are always seeking the opportunity to see work by artists in the area. As an artist-operated gallery, we work with artists to show and promote their work to local art buyers, as well as the many tourists that visit Pawhuska and the Nature Conservancy’s Tallgrass Prairie Preserve,” said Carter.

The gallery plans to hold future classes, including silversmithing, enameling and painting classes, as well as monthly art evenings.

For more information, go to www.tallgrassgallery.weebly.com, call 580-304-8731 or e-mail wildwestmetalsmiths@gmail.com.