Word from the artist
“I make art to share a story, to connect with strangers, to hopefully give back that inspiration I’m borrowing.”
The Paseo Arts Association (PAA) is pleased to announce Sam Charboneau as its first artist in residence in the organization’s new Paseo Arts and Creativity Center (PACC). Charboneau, a photographer, will create a new body of work in her PACC studio for one year.
In May, the PAA made the move from their previous home at 3022 Paseo next door to 3024 Paseo. With quadruple the square footage, they now have the space to provide the resources and programs to artists that there was great need for in the historic arts district. Two galleries and a curated gift shop make up the front of the building, but the real magic will happen in the back half of the building that is dedicated to ten low cost artist studios and a photography studio. The new PACC Artist in Residence program offers an artist a free studio space for one year. Details about the application process for 2021 will be released in the fall.
Shadow on the Glare, a reference from Plainview: I, a poem by Oklahoma Centennial State Poet Laureate N. Scott Momaday. Shadow on the Glare will feature photo and video works that critically respond to Bright Golden Haze’s themes of light and place — in this case, focusing particularly on the landscapes of Oklahoma. In conjunction with the inaugural exhibition in the main gallery, Shadow on the Glare showcases the resonance between our local artists and their globally recognized peers.
An exhibition featuring six female Oklahoma artists, “Luminosity,” will open in the Paseo Art Space on
First Friday. Visitors to the gallery during this Women’s History Month will find the walls filled with
surreal photography by Sam Charboneau, watercolor and ink by Caroline Cohenour, collage and
paintings by Madeleine Schmidt, abstract paintings by Kendall Schulz, prints mounted on wood by
Virginia Sitzes and oil paintings on fabric by Twyleen Tepe. Strange and surreal scenes from
Charboneau and Tepe will draw you in to examine the details of their elegant and haunting works.