Tag Archives: Art

Local Artist’s Works on Display!

Have you been by the Library lately? We have a local artist’s works in our display case on the second floor. Anna Kharabora is a recent Tulsa Tech graduate, her topic of study was Graphic Design/Advertising. So come on over to the library and take a look at some of her work! Ms. Kharabora is truly gifted, using a variety of art mediums.

If you would like to submit a photo and have Ms. Kharabora sketch it, please submit a photo at the front desk and we will be more than willing to pass it on to her.






Posted by Tamara

New Exhibit in the Visitor’s Gallery!

AnkeThe exhibit was installed on May 6th and will run through June 2nd.  The featured artist this month is Anke E. Dodson. Her style: realism; her media: from watercolor, to acrylic, to monotype, to mixed media (Anke utilizes a broad range of media); her subject matter: from architectural, to landscapes, to seascapes, to cityscapes, she paints them all; her surfaces: watercolor canvas, clayboard, aquaboard, yupo, rice paper, and watercolor paper.

Anke has studied painting in watercolor and pastels with nationally known artists and in recent years added the art of printmaking (more specifically, monotypes).

Anke was invited to teach a monotype workshop in conjunction with the “Rauchschenberg at Gemini” exhibition at the Philbrook Museum of Art in June of 2011 and had a solo exhibition at the gallery of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Tulsa in October of 2011.  Included in the PAC exhibit were a large number of monotypes portraying the change of seasons on the prairie.

This NSU exhibit also includes a large number of monotypes.  So, stop by the Visitor’s Gallery on the Broken Arrow campus of Northeastern State University to enjoy the wonderful art of Anke Dodson.  You’ll be glad you did.

New Artwork!

 Check out the new art!  This commissioned piece is hanging in the window of the Visitor’s Center Gallery in the Administrative Services building on the Broken Arrow campus of Northeastern State University.  The piece is titled “The Lighting of a Fire,” and it was created by Katie Pernu (her explanation of the piece is below).  Positively stunning (especially on a sunny day)! 

“The Lighting of a Fire”

I have been not only an artist, but a teacher and a learner for years… my whole life really. I think when a large piece of artwork is custom made for a university setting, such as the gallery at NSU BA, and when it will become a prominent feature of a university space, it is hard for it not to be about education, at least in the eyes of its viewers. In the case of this piece, it was designed with education in mind. Education changes lives, gives direction and guidance, points out strengths and weaknesses, and provides most of us with the means to make a living.

The image of the sunburst represents the light, the energy, the power and the opportunity we receive from a well-rounded and in-depth education. We not only receive these things from education but we can become these things to our communities through our education.

As we progress through each level of school, we become increasingly specialized in what we choose to study. We begin school together, learning the basics, taking the same classes. We gradually move outward from this tightly knit beginning, this central core, finding things that interest us, working with like-minded folks, finding out how our strengths can become more than just interests. As we specialize, we become more adept at using these strengths to support ourselves and our families and to contribute to our communities, giving back what we have taken in. Science, math, language, music, athletics, visual art and all of the many majors and careers stemming from these areas, make life better for all of us. We also know others will make choices in their own studies that fill in where we are weak. My daughter-in-law is a tax accountant. I know I couldn’t do that job but I am glad she and others like her are out there! We can all make life richer for each other and ourselves when all our strengths work together and when we all are able to receive a good education. All these areas are codependent. One is no more important than another. This is all represented by the spiral in the center of the circle and the “rays” extending outward from it.

I am not going to reveal every bit of the symbolism in this piece but I will tell you there are parts that represent civilization, nature and history. There are sections that stand for our mistakes and successes and pathways we have chosen because of them. Perhaps when it is finished, you can study it a while and see what is revealed to you…  Katie Pernu

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
William Butler Yeats

Posted by Tom R.

Check Out the Visitors’ Gallery!

If you haven’t been stopping by the Visitors’ Gallery on a regular basis, then you are missing out on some really great art.  Dr. Jenlink (our campus Dean) is working really hard to ensure that we always have artwork of some kind on exhibit.

This month we once again have art on display (and for purchase) courtesy of Bill Taitano and the Classical American Art Gallery.

Artists on display, now through January, include:

  • Lee Reams
  • Dr. Paul Krauter
  • Vicky Sparkman
  • Karen Lamb
  • Marcellous Mitchell

Feel free to stop by and peruse the wonderful art work.  I’ve got my eye on a couple.

Posted by Tom R.

High School Student Creativity!

We have a new exhibit in the Visitor’s Center Gallery (in the Administrative Services building on the Broken Arrow campus) — this month we are highlighting the creative efforts of:

  •  the 12th Grade AP Studio Art class of Broken Arrow High School, and
  • the photography of the Multimedia and Image Management Career Tech Class.

Stop by and check out this wonderful art.

Posted by Tom R.

New Art Hanging!

If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit the Visitor’s Center Gallery in the Administrative Services building, then you may want to swing by one of these days to check out the new art exhibit that was hung last Friday.  Thanks to Classic American Art, we now have art on display from such notable artists as Jon Tiger, Dana Tiger, Edward Cameron, Richard T. Rowe, and Marco Sassone.  And still to set up on the second floor, the works of Matthew Bearden (from Hominy). 

Posted by Tom R.

Check Out the Art in BA!

Social Justice for Women Art Exhibit
Building G 2nd Floor North Foyer
May 3 – 14
NSU Students enrolled in Dr. Pennington-Zoellner’s Sexism and Violence Against Women Course created collages to represent their gender identity and dedication to ending sexism and violence against women.  Their work will be displayed in a Social Justice for Women Art Exhibit in Building G, 2nd floor, North Foyer.

Posted by Tom R.