Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fwd: Urban Art Anniversary Party

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In celebration of the one year anniversary, Istvan Gallery will premier a new art installation Nov. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will include entertainment, light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Istvan Gallery is located inside Urban Art, a collaboration among three entities: Istvan Gallery, Blue Sage glass blowing studio and Art Fusion.   The celebration will continue on Saturday and Sunday with an Urban Art Open House from 11-5 each day.  The Open House will feature Glass Blowing Demonstrations at Blue Sage, artisan fused glass work from Art Fusion and the excellent exhibit and sale of art in the Istvan Gallery.


The featured artists for the anniversary event are Tünde Darvay from Transylvania and Nathan Lee from Oklahoma City. Although Darvay and Lee are from different parts of the world, they share an ability to combine natural and mundane objects into works infused with creativity and magic.

Nathan Lee is a self taught artist who discovered painting while seeking a musical career in New York. He began documenting his urban surroundings on masonite and creating graffiti-inspired art. He now works primarily as a mixed media sculptor. He has displayed his art in several solo exhibitions including at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma gallery and the Kirkpatrick Center. Lee is also the founder of Inclusion in Art, an organization committed to promoting racial diversity within Oklahoma's art community.

Tünde Darvay has been living in Oklahoma since March 2004. The Transylvanian native has shown her artwork in Romania and Hungary and considers her work to be visual representations of the fusion between Transylvanian and American culture. Darvay counts the unique rural landscapes of Transylvania as her biggest artistic influence.



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