The annual Momentum art show displaying artwork created by young Oklahoma artists will take place March 4-6 at the Plow in Bricktown.
Exhibiting art as well as film, live performances and more, the event is meant to help artists age 30 and under become known within the community as well as encourage the appreciation of art.
The spotlight artists for this event are Klair Larson, Haley Prestifilippo and Gloria Shows. These artists not only received monetary help to create art but also received three months of artistic guidance from guest curators.
Spotlight artists are selected months before the event and given $2,000 to create art exclusively for the next Momentum event. These spotlight artists are featured through highlighted displays and performances throughout the event.
Not all the art shown will be only from spotlight artists. The event portrays the creations of several local artists who were chosen by guest curators as the best out of hundreds of submissions.
Former Rose State College student Randall Barnes will be part of the event planning committee. In previous years, art from a RSC student has been displayed and sold at Momentum.
The event is not only great for entertainment, but also for art collectors.
There are about 80 pieces of art that are going to be on display. Certain pieces of art may be purchased at the venue, depending on the artist. The website for the event shows previews of the work from the spotlight artists.
There will also be free gallery nights March 6-7 at 2-7pm and artists will be at the venue to talk about their art before ending the event at 6pm7 at 6pm artists will talk about their art before ending the event.
For more information on applying, volunteering or joining the organization, visit www.MomentumOklahoma.org. The application and selection of spotlight artists and artwork begins early in the year, so it is recommended that artists interested in being a part of the event should begin looking into the event as soon as possible.
Tickets for the show can be purchased at the door for $15 or can be reserved in advance for $10 by calling the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition at 405-879-2400.