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Female artists are showcased in 'Luminosity'

Six Oklahoma female artists handle “Luminosity,” with a light touch, in a group show at Paseo Art Space, 3022 Paseo.

Cut-out female figures in pale blue garb enjoy a “Twilight Frolic” between dark trees on ornate fabric in an oil which has a Renaissance feel. “Twilight Frolic” is by Enid artist Twyleen Tepe, who also depicts small cat heads, and a blonde, baring her teeth at us, in “It’s Okay to Be Angry.”

Oklahoma City photographer Sam Charboneau supplies us with a year of monthly, mostly dark, slightly surreal “Self Portraits.”

Light, airy and fanciful are the semi-abstract watercolor and ink heads, necks and shoulders of women, on white paper, by Caroline Cohenour. Cohenour is an Oklahoma City artist, as is Virginia Sitzes, who combines wood with printmaking and spray paint, in her small wall hangings. A cut-out crescent provides “Moonlight” for a small rounded pinkish house, in front of a mountain shape, in one wall work by Sitzes.

Kendall Schultz creates a grid of dripping blocks in her acrylics, sometimes adding color and pattern, or leaving them almost empty, as in “Repetition.” Schultz is an Edmond artist, while Madeleine Schmidt is a Tulsa artist, who manages a Tulsa-based gift and home design store.

Schmidt keeps her collage compositions simple, relying on painted, cut, and glued paper, in such works as “Pink Hallway,” “Sewing Machine” and “Green Couch.”

The group show is highly recommended in its run through March 28 at the gallery home of the Paseo Arts Association.

Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 525-2688 or go to www.thepaseo.org for information.

— John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman

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