Don’t miss (E)Motion of the West, opening at Paseo Arts Space on New Year’s DAY (Friday, January 1). Artist Cody Rains is among the highlighted features of the Friday Gallery Walk, 6-10 p.m. along Paseo Drive (heart of the neighborhood bounded by Walker Avenue on the east, Shartel Avenue on the West, N.W. 28 Street on the South and N.W. 30 on the North.
Paseo Arts Association leaders describe Cody as “a contemporary artist living and working in Oklahoma City. His current area of study is in large-scale portrait and figurative paintings that examine the human experience. Within his work, Cody aims to capture both the emotional state of his subjects and of himself.”
Cody’s work, he said in comments sent to The City Sentinel, “is inspired largely by my heritage, experiences, and affinities that point toward the American West. Each canvas is my interpretation of the energy, motion, and emotion found in western culture, landscape, and people.”
All those who love small businesses, entrepreneurial spirits AND artistic souls are encouraged to check out these Paseo galleries, artists and eateries: Paseo Pottery, Diane Coady Gallery, Brayer & Brush, Bonedust Cowgirl, Shakespeare on Paseo, A Jeweler’s Art, The Project Box, Contemporary Art Gallery. ReModern OK, and Bombs Away Art Co.
Also in the Historic District are these excellent establishments: Paseo Grill, Picasso Cafe, Sauced, Red Rooster, JRB Art at the Elms, Summer Wine Art Gallery, Marla Cook’s, Fine Millinery, Betsy King Shoes, Paseo Art Space, Studio Six Gallery, StudioSix Gallery, SixTwelve, Paseo Art Works, Craig’s Emporium, Kathy’s on Paseo, Max the Barber, The Purple Loft, In Your Eye Gallery, Paseo School of Art, The Craft Room, and Paseo Gallery One.
For more information, visit thepaseo.com.
NOTE: Editor Pat McGuigan contributed to this report. The City Sentinel, in print and online, is a proud supporter of the Paseo Arts Association.