SHAWNEE – The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art will be hosting Off the Wall 2011, a fun, fast-paced way to receive great Oklahoma art and support the museum, on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. 

 

For $50, you receive admission for two to the event and one ticket for a piece of art by an Oklahoma artist.  The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with traditional and folk musical entertainment by Karen and Ed Petitt. You may also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and drinks provided by the MGMoA volunteers.

 

At 7:30 p.m., the pace speeds up with the drawings for the artworks which include paintings, sketches, lithographs, photographs, pottery and other works of art created by local artists.  To keep everyone guessing, the artists have been asked to sign the pieces on the back, so you will only know who created your artwork after you have chosen the piece.  Special guest, Ken Busby, Executive Director of Tulsa Arts and Humanities Council will emcee the event. 

 

Each time a ticket is drawn, you will have just 30 seconds to choose a piece of art “off the wall.” If you want a better chance to get the art piece that you especially like, the $50 ticket may be upgraded by paying $25 or $50 more.  Random drawings of tickets begin with the upgraded $100 tickets.  To purchase a ticket, visit www.mgmoa.org/offthewall or call (405) 878-5604. All proceeds benefit the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art 2011-2012 Special Exhibition Season.

 

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.

 

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