- Meet the Artists:
- Charles Smith
- Carmen Lugo: Animal
- Artist Talk with Carmen Lugo.
- Opening Reception for World Through My Eyes with Biloxi High School.
OOMA After Hours is The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art’s evening centered around opening receptions and artist talks. It’s your chance to meet current exhibiting artists and see their art for free! Our current exhibiting artists are ceramicist Charles Smith, whose work is on display in the Beau Rivage Casino Gallery of African American Art, and mixed media visual artist Carmen Lugo, whose work is on view in the IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery. OOMA After Hours this January 24th will also coincide with the opening of the second run of our World Through My Eyes program‘s exhibition featuring Biloxi High School students who worked with Carmen Lugo to create the works that will be on view in the Mississippi Sound Welcome Center. Carmen Lugo will also be giving an artist talk relating to her exhibition entitled “Animal.”
Charles Smith is a well-known Mobile, AL, potter who began his career in the early 1970s. He has exhibited all over the country, including the National Museum of American Art in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the American Craft Museum in New York City. His most recent work uses bold colors such as black and tan. [Click Here for More Info]
Carmen Lugo is a visual artist who works in mixed media, acrylic, and encaustic. A “mark maker” by nature, Carmen’s work often contains bold lines, scratched and obscured words, and a stream-of-consciousness style of painting. An appreciation of all things fleeting and discarded and gravitation towards evocative color and imagery results in work that often contains themes on impermanence, nature, human nature, and emotion. [Click Here for More Info]