Oklahoma City - Maysville photographer, Gigi Renee Webb documents her reflections of life in a small town in her new show in the North Gallery at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Titled Rural America, the exhibit runs through November 27. The gallery is free and open to the public and is located on the first floor.

Experimenting with the camera in her youth and learning to use images to tell stories led Webb to seek a career in the fine arts. Webb’s current exhibit conveys the story of the people, places, and culture of small town Oklahoma. Using elements of exposure, digital processing, and her knowledge of camera techniques to add a surrealist touch she hopes to communicate her view while invoking thought.

“I use the camera as a way to create art that will touch memories,” said Webb. “My hope is that the emotional response will inspire others to reflect on their lives with a sense of passion.”

Webb has over twenty years of experience with photography, and has worked as a digital photography instructor presenting workshops at Pauls Valley Alternative Academy, Mid-America Vo-Tech, Garvin County Camera Club, and the Pauls Valley Arts Council.

Webb is a member of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, International Photography Hall of Fame, Pauls Valley Arts Council, and Artists of the Arbuckle. She is a resident artist at the Stark Art Gallery in pauls Valley and has recently exhibited at Adalante! Gallery and Visions in Oklahoma City’s Paseo District.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council. For more information contact Alyson Moses at (405) 521-2020 or alyson.moses@arts.ok.gov.

About the Oklahoma Arts Council
The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts in Oklahoma. The Council’s mission is to lead, cultivate and support a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans.