Rose State Students Showcasing Work During Oklahoma Contemporary Art Exhibition Published May 3, 2018

Latin dancers dancing in the street during a festival“Images of Community” to showcase curated work by Rose State Photography Students

An art exhibition curated by Rose State College Art History students will open May 3 at Oklahoma Contemporary. The exhibition, titled “Images of Community” will feature photography taken by Rose State College photography students, in addition to a selection of professional artists. The exhibition will focus on the diversity, closeness, and beauty of community, all viewed through the viewfinder of a camera.

“I spent time with the Rose State students discussing how to curate an exhibition, and my colleagues at Oklahoma Contemporary shared other aspects of presenting exhibitions, such as installations and marketing,” said Jennifer Scanlan, curatorial and exhibitions director at Oklahoma Contemporary. “’Rose State College: Images of Community’ was curated entirely by the students, however. We are excited about this partnership, which engages the students directly in the exhibition process, and we hope that it may lead some of them to consider a career in the arts.”

"Images of Community" will open May 3, at 6:30 pm at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. The exhibition will run from May 3 – May 15 and is free to attend.

Latin Dancer in street in cowboy attireOklahoma Contemporary, as known as The Contemporary Arts Center, was formed in 1989 as the City Arts Center. Formed by Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers, Oklahoma Contemporary is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the community with quality, accessible and affordable arts programming and education. Oklahoma Contemporary is located within State Fair Park at 3000 General Pershing Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK  73107.

For more information on “Images of Community,” visit the Oklahoma Contemporary website at