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October 15, 2019

Contact: Jennie Buchanan
Museum of the Western Prairie, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-482-1044

“Reflections of the Wichitas: Oils and Watercolors by Katherine Liontas-Warren” Exhibit and Premiere Program at Museum of the Western Prairie

ALTUS, Okla. — The Museum of the Western Prairie is opening a new exhibit on October 22 entitled “Reflections of the Wichitas: Oils and Watercolors by Katherine Liontas-Warren.” A premiere program for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, October 24. The gallery will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. This program, hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society, is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

This exhibition showcases more than two dozen pieces by Katherine Liontas-Warren. Each piece celebrates the majesty of the landscapes found in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Liontas-Warren’s work will provide the backdrop for an exploration this rare piece of the past—a remnant of the mixed-grass prairie; an island where the natural grasslands escaped destruction because the rocks underfoot defeated the plow.

Katherine Liontas-Warren is a professor of art at Cameron University in Lawton and has been a resident of Oklahoma since 1984. She teaches drawing, watercolor and printmaking. She has a master of fine arts degree from Texas Tech University and a bachelor of science degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

“I continue to paint the Wichita Mountains Refuge with unrelenting curiosity and passion, while also hiking the terrain and quietly absorbing her beauty without painting,” said Liontas-Warren. “These memories of passing time stir my imagination and bring it to life, inspiring me to think more deeply about the mysteries of life while capturing a fleeting moment from day to night.”

“Reflections of the Wichitas: Oils and Watercolors by Katherine Liontas-Warren” will run until January 21, 2020. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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