This week the gallery was visited by four amazing young emerging artists. They came to Pawhuska to plein air paint, visit the gallery and go to Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Through our conversation I was able to see some of their art. Impressed by the talent and quality of work doesn't even start to describe it.
After some discussion, the gallery will be representing these young artists in the future, two painters and one sculptor, as well as helping advance the career of the mural artist among them.
I'm always taken aback by the quality of art I see in Oklahoma. It can be difficult for an emerging artist to jump start their career, with no resume of shows, galleries or achievements. I appreciate when someone points a talented person my direction so we can assist them in their career in the arts. They wil beginning showing and their art careers in the Tallgrass, in Pawhuska. What an honor for me, the gallery and the town.
I can't stress enough the importance of supporting and developing young artists for the future of all the arts. Dance Maker Academy, the Osage National Musuem, Tallgrass Art School and Gallery are dedicated to helping young people discover their talents, then develop them to their fullest potential.
Support the arts, support artists and support galleries/organizations that help make this all possible.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery