NORMAN, OK – The Firehouse Art Center presents the artwork of Corazon Watkins and Carolyn Faseler, which will be on display at the FAC Gallery March 11 through April 18, 2011.  The FAC Gallery is located inside the Firehouse Art Center at 444 S. Flood in Norman.  Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  A reception will be held on Friday, March 11, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the FAC Gallery.  The gallery exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

 

Corazon Watkins is a mixed media artist from Norman.  She has been featured in solo art exhibitions in the Governor’s Gallery at the Oklahoma State Capitol, as well as various other galleries in Oklahoma, Africa and the United Arab Emirates.  In addition, she has been part of group exhibitions for Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO), Mainsite Gallery in Norman, City Arts Center, and the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa.  She holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma, has served as a curator and juror for numerous art exhibitions, and has had artist residencies in Spain, Costa Rica, Vermont and Illinois. 

 

Of her current work on exhibit at the Firehouse Art Center, Watkins says, “Acceptable or not, each piece in this exhibition is an expression of things I believe and cherish.  I used quotations from various people as titles of my work.  Found objects collected from estate and garage sales made it possible to complete a body of work that, I hope, will make the viewer appreciate life – their past, present and the future.” 

 

Carolyn Faseler is a Norman mixed media painter.  Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Leslie Powell Gallery in Lawton, the Governor’s Gallery at the Capitol, Mainsite Gallery in Norman, the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and many others.  She has received awards for her artwork by the Oklahoma Watermedia Association, the Goddard Art Center in Ardmore, and the Brownsville Art Show in Brownsville, Texas.  She has been a part of artist residencies in Vermont and Costa Rica, holds a Masters of Arts in Painting from Fort Hays Kansas State University.

 

Faseler says of her current artwork, that while painting quickly with acrylics and layering collage, unexpected aspects will be exposed organically.  “Going to extremes helps me express my intentions….”  

 

The Firehouse Art Center is funded in part by select grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council, Norman Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department, as well as a corporate sponsorship from Republic Bank and Trust.  Memberships to the Firehouse Art Center are available by calling 329-4523.  

 

For additional information about the gallery exhibit or the Firehouse Art Center, call 329-4523 or visit www.normanfirehouse.com.

 

ABOUT THE NORMAN FIREHOUSE ART CENTER – The Norman Firehouse Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization that enriches Norman and surrounding communities by offering the highest quality visual arts education, experiences and exhibits.

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Jennifer Skinner
Public Relations Coordinator
Firehouse Art Center

CONTACT:

Jennifer Skinner

Firehouse Art Center

Phone: (405) 366-2208

Fax: (405) 292-9763

jennifer@normanfirehouse.com

www.normanfirehouse.com