We are Individual Artists of Oklahoma.

 

IAO is committed to sustaining and encouraging emerging and established
artists in all media who are intellectually and aesthetically provocative or
experimental in subject matter or technique.



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UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

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**We will be closed on July 4-9 due to Independence Day** 

May-June exhibitions at IAO:

May 19-July 2

Urban Landscapes by Bob James
In the main gallery of IAO, Bob James' photographs are "images of nothing in particular; [they are] pranks, playful lies." 
A Dialogue in Paint by James Daniel Gaar
James Gaar has explored both photorealism and abstract expressionism throughout his career. His paintings, on display in the main gallery, explore both opposite ends of the visual arts spectrum.
Limited Processing: Nathan Evans, Laura Kent, Bryon Perdue, Jr.
This group exhibition in the project space explores information systems, connections, memory and experience through two dimensional mixed media works.

 

Pride Poetry Reading

Tuesday June 21, 7-9pm
Free to the Public
In honor of June as Pride month, IAO will host an LGBT themed reading. Featured poets from the LGBT community will read work. There will be an hour for LGBT poets to read work in an open mic format. The public is invited to hear our community's poets and celebrate diversity during Pride month.

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Monthly Film Screening: Pride Month

Thursday June 23, 7-9pm
Free to the Public
IAO is excited to announce a monthly film screening program. These screenings will have featured works invited by our film committee, as well as an open screening. Filmmakers are invited to bring 5-10 minutes of work to show for feedback and discussion. Our first film screening will be in honor of Pride, and will feature LGBTQ artists, both regional and local. We invite LGBTQ+ filmmakers to bring work for screening. 

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IAO Annual Members Meeting

Wednesday July 13, 6-8pm
IAO Members are invited to join the board for our annual meeting. Members will hear and discuss the plans for next year, and vote on the new slate of officers. Join as an IAO member here: http://www.individualartists.org/get-involved/join-iao/

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IAO Fundraiser Benefiting After School Art Program

Sunday July 17, 6-9pm
$25.00 Suggested Donation at the Door
IAO hosts a weekly after school program for students from Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma's only elementary school specifically serving homeless children. These hands-on activities allow the students to explore the arts in a gallery setting. 100% of proceeds raised will go directly to supplies and materials used in the after school program. The evening will feature a silent auction and refreshments provided by local restaurants including Putnam wines, craft beer and heavy appetizers compliments of The Loaded Bowl, Urban Johnnies, and Bolero Spanish Grill and Tapas Bar. Live music will be provided by jazz artist Katie Bradford.  

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Monthly Film Screening

Wednesday July 27, 7-9pm
Free to the Public
IAO is excited to announce a monthly film screening program. These screenings will have featured works invited by our film committee, as well as an open screening. Filmmakers are invited to bring 5-10 minutes of work to show for feedback and discussion. This month is open theme.

 

Oklahoma Voices: Monthly Poetry Reading


IAO is excited to host Oklahoma Voices' monthly poetry reading the first Sunday of every month in our project space. The July reading is cancelled due to the July 4 holiday. However, please mark your calendar and attend our next poetry reading, August 7, 2:00 p.m. Todd Fuller is the featured poet, followed by open mic. IAO will provide a cash bar for water, sodas, wine, and beer. See you in August!

 

Race Poetry Reading

Thursday August 25, 7-8pm
Free to the Public
IAO hosts a special poetry reading on the issue of race and heritage with poets of color. There will be featured poets from the community, as well as an open mic. IAO hopes this reading will expand a dialogue on race and identity politics.

 

 

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"A DIALOGUE IN PAINT" BY JAMES DANIEL GAAR

IAO Main Space Gallery

Opening Reception May 20, 6 - 9 p.m.
Closing Reception June 17, 6 - 9 p.m. 
Exhibition on display through July 9

 

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"URBAN LANDSCAPES" BY ROBERT JAMES

IAO Main Space Gallery

Opening Reception May 20, 6 - 9 p.m.
Closing Reception June 17, 6 - 9 p.m. 
Exhibition on display through July 9

 

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"LIMITED PROCESSING," THE WORKS OF NATHAN EVANS, LAURA KENT AND BRYON PERDUE, JR.

IAO Project Gallery

Opening Reception May 20, 6 - 9 p.m.
Closing Reception June 17, 6 - 9 p.m. 
Exhibition on display through July 9


 

ABOUT INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS OF OKLAHOMA

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Individual Artists of Oklahoma is a statewide arts organization that exists to promote progressive arts programming and education in the state of Oklahoma. The IAO Gallery, located in historic Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City, is open to the public admission-free year round, and offers artists who work in innovative mediums, topics, or methods an opportunity to exhibit their work.

 

IAO offers a variety of free programming to the public year round, with an emphasis on developing a forward-looking arts community. Each year, through this programming, IAO is able to enrich the community in which we live, enhancing the lives of tens of thousands of adults and children, artists and patrons alike.

 

Individual Artists of Oklahoma is a 501c3 non profit organization.