Gardiner Gallery Exhibitions

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Artists who want to submit their work for consideration: Please contact Gallery Director Teresa Holder.


OSU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition


Angie Piehl, Moribund, Grapahite on Archival Paper, 30" X 22"

SEPTEMBER 26th - OCTOBER 7th, 2011
Reception: 5—6 pm 
Thursday, September 29 

This exhibition surveys recent work from all current and emeritus faculty in the Department of Art. The compelling display features work over a diverse range of themes and media, including drawings, sculptures, metalwork and digital design. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity for students to view the talents of their mentors, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis.


Divided Vision: David Morrison and Bonnie Stahlecker


David Morrison, Iconic Bracelet, No. 4, Lithograph, 2009, 14" X 18"
Bonnie Stahlecker, The Weight of Words, Carved and stained basswood with relief painted lead attached, intaglio printed paper, 2011

AUGUST 29th - SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2011
Reception: 5-6 pm
Artist Lecture: 6-7 pm 
Thursday, September 22nd

This exhibition showcases recent work by the artist couple Bonnie Stahlecker and David Morrison, who are well known for their achievements in the art of book making and printmaking. Stahlecker’s books have been described as “image condensed as object,” while Morrison frequently captures the sensibility of life cycles, echoing the ongoing relation between man and nature.


African Art Exhibit Reception & Panel Discussion

A panel of OSU scholars will discuss outreach opportunities in Africa following the closing reception of "Building A Collection: The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harms Collection of African Art" at 6 p.m. on Aug. 25.

The free, public event is at the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater.

"The main goal of the discussion is for the panelists to share their enthusiasm about Africa with our students," said Shawn Yuan, associate curator and director of Gardiner Art Gallery. Panelists include Michael Dicks, agricultural economics professor; Michael Morris, business professor; and students in the master's international program with the Peace Corps.

The exhibition highlights the gifts of more than 250 African art objects from 1963 alumnus Larry and Mattie Harms. It represents a cross-section of cultures from the region south of the Sahara Desert. Art ranges from traditional wood carvings to postmodern textiles and sculpture.

A closing reception takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.

The OSU Department of Art is one of 24 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU. To learn more about the exhibit, phone (405) 744-9069.


Building a Collection: The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harms Collection of African Art


Antelope Headdress (Chiwara), Bambara, Mali, Wood, H.: 3', 20th Century, The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harnms Collection

JULY 25th — AUGUST 26th, 2011
Reception: 5-7 pm 
Thursday, August 25th

For over 35 years, Larry (OSU '63) and Mattie Harms have collected African art. This exhibition highlights their recent gift of over 250 objects to Oklahoma State University, showcasing its diversity and depth. Each went to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer in the mid-1960s, and they met and married in Niger. They continued their work and commitment to Africa over the following 25 years, he with the Agency for International Development, and she with the U.S. Department of State. Their work—and their collecting—focused on the countries of the Sahel (the region south of the Sahara Desert) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The exhibition includes objects representing a wide cross-section of cultures from this region, with an emphasis on the Bambara and Dogon of Mali. Ranging from traditional carvings to postmodern textiles and sculpture along with maps and photographs, the exhibition offers insight into the unique experience of two avid collectors as well as into the art of sub-Saharan Africa.


In collaboration with Stillwater Family Center for Autism Presents: Jaymee Muns Exhibit



A student at the Stillwater Junior High School, Jaymee Muns is on the profound end of the autism spectrum. From the beginning, the ability to communicate effectively has presented a great deal of difficulty for Jaymee. The impassable barrier between Jaymee and the world can be daunting and although others use words to breach this communication barrier, Jaymee has built her bridge through art. Sharing this passion with others can help increase awareness and understanding of people on the autism spectrum. We would like to share a glimpse of the world through her eyes.

May 9th—13th 
Reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12th


Annual Juried Student Exhibition



A competitive exhibition of OSU student work from all levels of undergraduate study in the Department of Art. April 13 - 29, 2011 
Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday April 17th 2 - 4 pm 
Awards to be announced at 3pm.


Graphic Design Portfolio Exhibition


March 30-April 8, 2011
Reception Sunday April 3

Works by senior Graphic Design BFA students scheduled to graduate in May 2011.


BFA Studio Capstone


March 9-25 
Reception 5-6 pm 
Gallery Talk 6-7 pm Thursday, March 10

Works by senior Studio Art BFA students scheduled to graduate in May 2011.