Above: Works by students on display in the Gardiner Gallery at OSU
Tour de Quartz Exhibition
June 9 - June 25 2014
Gardiner Gallery of Art
Oklahoma State University
Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2013 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). During their two week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of the nine artistic fields and taught by nationally renowned artists. Former faculty members include winners of the Academy, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy awards and the Pulitzer Prize. The 2013 drawing and printmaking students were taught by Jose and Cynthia Rodriguez of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Troy Word, an OSAI alumnus who now lives in Massachusetts, led the photography students.
The Tour de Quartz student artists, as well as literary and performing artists, are selected by competitive statewide auditions. Every accepted student automatically receives full scholarship to the program.