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Art notes: Momentum Exhibition, “The Spaces Between,” Arts Integration Awards, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, and pianist Daniel Kelly and vocalist Nicole Zuraitis

Momentum annual exhibition features 56 artists

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition will feature three spotlight artists and 53 survey artists in its annual Momentum Exhibition. Selected works will be on display March 3-27 at Mainsite in Norman and April 2-23 at Living Arts of Tulsa.

The exhibition supports Oklahoma artists age 30 and younger through financial backing, curatorial guidance and professional development. Through Momentum Spotlight, the three selected artists receive an honorarium of $1,000 each to create new projects. Spotlight artists are Amber DuBoise-Shepherd, Andrea Duran-Cason and Marium Rana.

For more information and complete list of artists, go to

UCO exhibit ‘The Spaces Between’ explores boundaries

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma’s Melton Gallery will host a free, public opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 11 for “The Spaces Between” exhibit, a group art exhibition featuring Eyakem Gulilat’s documentary photo series and short films from the Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival investigating the personal and political nature of shared spaces.

A gallery talk with Gulilat is 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 25. A closing reception is 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 22. An outdoor film screening to celebrate the Cine Latino Film Festival is at sunset April 30 in Plunkett Park across from the gallery.

Events will be viewable in person and on Instagram livestream @ucomeltongallery. For more information, go to or

Artist fellows receive yearlong award packages

TULSA — Tulsa Artist Fellowship recently awarded 22 Arts Integration Awards to Tulsa Artist Fellows who have completed their fellowship term and are dedicated to deepening their community engagement work in Tulsa.

The yearlong award package includes a $25,000 stipend, $10,000 in project resources, as well as free living and studio space.

The Arts Integration Awards are project-based and reviewed by a panel of regional arts and socially engaged professionals. For more information and a list of award winners, go to

Pianist, vocalist put jazz spin on Shakespeare

CHICKASHA — Award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly, alongside vocalist Nicole Zuraitis, continues the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s online season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 with reinterpretations of texts from Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.

“Shakespeare in Jazz” combines Kelly’s original jazz songs with famous monologues from Shakespeare, interpreted through Zuraitis’ dazzling vocal performance. The event is free, but attendees must register at by 2 p.m. the day of the event.

At noon Feb. 19 Kelly will host a digital workshop in collaborative composition for anyone interested in learning more about the process of teaching through interdisciplinary approaches.

For more information or to register, go to or call 574-1213.

Museum to host high school juried art show

SHAWNEE — The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is hosting a High School Juried Art Exhibition March 9-26 for grades 9-12. Categories include painting, graphics/photography, digital art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, weavings and cultural crafts.

Students must be enrolled in a school or homeschool group and live in Oklahoma. Students are allowed to submit up to three entries.

All entries must be submitted at The entry deadline is Feb. 25. For questions, email or call 878-5605.

— Erica Smith, for The Oklahoman