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Tour de Quartz exhibit closes
June 29, 2019
From May 25 to June 29, the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Tour de Quartz, a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in Tour de Quartz. The exhibition of 20 photographs and 19 paintings will be on display in the First Gallery of the museum.
During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of eight artistic disciplines and taught by nationally renowned artists. Abstract painter Geoffrey Todd Smith served as drawing and painting instructor. Photojournalist and filmmaker Paul Taggert, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, and National Geographic, led the photography students.
The Museum of the Western Prairie is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. For more information, please call 580-482-1044.