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May 6, 2019

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

“Tour de Quartz” Exhibit at Museum of the Western Prairie

ALTUS, Okla. — From May 25 to June 30, 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.

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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