The Nesbitt Gallery opens the second show of its 2012-13 season with an exhibition of Oklahoma artist Paul Walsh’s paintings with an artist’s reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13.
Every Oklahoma landscape presents an opportunity for artist Paul Walsh to create a new painting.
“Oklahoma is the perfect theater for acting out my visual play,” Walsh writes about his work. “Our open prairies with its valleys and the sky gives it all scale and opens up before our eyes and encourages us to just enjoy.”
Walsh, of Roff, Okla., is scheduled to be in attendance to meet the public and answer questions about his work. The reception, as well as the gallery, is free and open to the public.
Walsh, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has spent most of his adult life teaching art in Oklahoma. After teaching 35 years at Sulphur High School, Walsh retired in 2002 but is an adjunct instructor at East Central University in Ada.
The show will run through Nov. 9.
The gallery, located on the first floor of Davis Hall, is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
More information about the reception and the gallery can be obtained by calling 574-1374.