The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for June will take place on Friday, June 1, 6- 10 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have over 20 galleries featuring more than 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone.
Fresh from the annual Arts Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, the Paseo Art Space is excited to welcome artist Cory Cart and his exhibition Corrosive Nuances for the month of June. This body of work focuses on the juxtaposition of new versus old, bold colors versus neutrals, and sleek versus gritty textures.
After welding with his dad on occasion while growing up in Oklahoma, Cory landed in New Orleans where he began searching for a new technique to work into his process. He wanted to explore working with metal and welding but didn’t have a studio to accommodate this type of work. Thus, he explored how to incorporate iron into his bold and vivid abstract paintings. These paintings reflect how the world around us is continually evolving as the corrosive textures he adds to his paintings often change colors based on the effects of environmental elements.
Mallory Eagle is a country and Americana artist whose traditional sound is heavily influenced by her Oklahoma roots. Having been exposed to bluegrass from a young age, Mallory says, “Banjo is a part of my heartbeat.” Catch her performance with Adam Duran 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at June’s First Friday Gallery Walk before she takes the leap and moves to Nashville!
The coming gallery walk will also feature a variety of food trucks that will be sure to hit the spot! Hall’s Pizza Kitchen will be serving up delicious, homemade, wood-fired pizza in a traditional style. Zebra Snow will cool things down with their many flavors of shaved ice!
The Paseo is Oklahoma City’s Unique Arts Destination, located between NW 27th & 30th Streets and Walker & Hudson. Each First Friday, Paseo galleries offer special themed exhibits, refreshments, guest artists and a variety of live entertainment- all within walking distance. Five restaurants and a handful of shops round out the Paseo’s distinctive atmosphere.