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Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art Opens Mask Exhibit by Oklahoma Artist G. Patrick Riley
By Tourism Industry Partner
SHAWNEE – The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is hosting the exhibition, Magical Mystery Masks: The Art of G. Patrick Riley, from September 9 until October 23, 2011. Many of the masks in this exhibition were created recently with inspiration from pieces in the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art’s permanent collection. There are masks inspired by Oklahoma’s only Egyptian mummy, Tutu, which Patrick remembers visiting as a child. Other masks were inspired by paintings in the main gallery. Oklahoma artist and art educator G. Patrick Riley has been a leader among Oklahoma artists for over 40 years. His works are included in the collections of the Oklahoma State Capital, the Oklahoma Supreme Court, the John F. Kennedy Center, the Arkansas Arts Center, the AT&T Collection, and Lady Gaga. “Patrick is a great friend to the museum and his connection to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art goes back to his childhood days. This is a very special exhibition in that so many of the pieces were specifically created for us and this exhibition,” said Dane Pollei, Director of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on the campus of St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur St. in Shawnee. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors age 65 or older, $3 for students and children ages 6 to 17, and free for children age 5 and younger. This exhibition is funded in part by the Inasmuch Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Allied Arts, and the Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wissinger Memorial Fund. For accommodations on the basis of disability or more information on this exhibit, call the museum at (405) 878-5300. ### FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Delaynna Trim (405-878-5300)