OKLAHOMA CITY – Science Museum Oklahoma just got brighter. It’s all because of a new colored pencil gallery hanging in the museum’s Satellite Galleries. The new gallery, titled “The Spectacular Colored Pencil,” will kick off July 2nd with a free artists’ reception from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


“This exhibit has quite a bit of local flavor,” said Trevor Taylor, Cultural Efficacy Aficionado. “The pieces presented in this gallery come from a diverse group of Oklahoma artists and because of the work the Oklahoma Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America is doing it really makes the medium more accessible to a wider group of people. That diversity really shows up when all the art is together in one place and I think people are going to enjoy the variety of the exhibition.”


The Spectacular Colored Pencil gallery will run from July 2 to October 2. It is sponsored by the Oklahoma Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. The gallery contains nearly 60 unique pieces of art and features regional and local artists with a wide variety of styles and pieces. The artists’ reception to open the event is open to the public and will last from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on July 2. No admission fee is required to attend.


“This is the second annual showing of this gallery, and it has been really impressive to see how it has evolved from last year,” said Jenn Tylbon, Chaos Coordinator at Science Museum Oklahoma. “What these pieces do is transform any space into a colorful escape and it is a wonderful addition to our Satellite Galleries.”


For more information Science Museum Oklahoma guests can call 405-602-6664, or visit www.sciencemuseumok.org for more information.

About Science Museum Oklahoma
Science Museum Oklahoma reveals the wonder and relevance of science in our everyday lives. Get up to your elbows in science with acres of hands-on experiences, thousands of space, aviation and cultural artifacts and new exhibits always on the horizon. Blast off beyond the Milky Way in the Planetarium Theater and feel the heat from live explosions in Science Live. And you’ll love traveling to new worlds while watching IMAX movies in the dome theater. Let your inner-child run wild!