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Artists’ Reception: Against the Grain and The Love of Color @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A multimedia exhibit featuring furniture, glass, and paintings in the Crystal Bridge south lobby is set to open March 14. The exhibit is free for the public to view during regular Crystal Bridge hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. There will be an artists’ opening reception on Thursday, March 14, 5 to 6:30 pm. The public is invited. A percentage of proceeds from sales will benefit the Myriad Gardens Foundation. The furniture show “Against The Grain” runs through April 28. “The Love of Color” will be on exhibit through May 28.

Against the Grain: Furniture Works of Art by Marking Tree Design and Glass Art from Fusion Glass

Exhibit run: March 14 to April 28, 2019

Zach True Hammack is an Oklahoma artist whose upbringing centered on a family-owned lumber business in Oklahoma City called Arrowhead Lumber. Building on Hammack’s love for art and design, in addition to a passion for their family’s Native American heritage, he began Marking Tree Design gradually over three years.

A “marking tree” is a form of technology, like arrowheads, created by American Indians. The sapling of a tree is formed by tying down the top of the tree causing the tree trunk as it aged to grow horizontal instead of vertical. These trees were used to point to trails and water sources and would last as a part of the landscape for future generations guiding them to safe passage or water in unknown territory.

This use of nature, without misusing or causing harm, is a recurring theme throughout Native American folklore and is something reflected in Marking Tree Design’s work. Salvaging and reclaiming wood to use in furniture and through sales not only adds aesthetic value to Marking Tree’s products but also lends tradition and backstory to every piece that is created and sold.

The studio is located in the newly developed West Penn District (1615 North Portland) in Oklahoma City. Clients include both residential and commercial. Hammack’s work is a permanent part of the Visitor Center, which was renovated and reopened in November 2018. Those pieces include the counter to the guest services desks, benches, and tables.

Glassworks on exhibit have been created by Art Fusion, located in the Plaza District, owned by Tracey and Rick Bewley.

The Love of Color: Featuring Paintings by Nancy Jukin

Exhibit run: March 14 to May 28, 2019

Nancy Junkin was born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma. As a child, she loved art instruction and would spend hours painting with oils and creating abstract designs. After graduating from The University of Oklahoma in 1970 with a BA in English, Nancy taught first grade in Noble, Oklahoma then left the state to live in Texas for 12 years. Upon returning, Nancy moved to Edmond, Oklahoma. After her children were grown, along with working as an investment consultant, Nancy pursued her interest in and love of art by taking classes at the University of Central Oklahoma toward an M.F.A. She left graduate school to work with an interior design firm, enhancing her eye for design and color. During that time, Nancy continued drawing and painting and has been actively painting and showing for over 15 years. Currently, Nancy lives in Oklahoma City and works with oil and acrylic paints, occasionally incorporating mixed media.

The Love of Color by Nancy Junkin is presented by The Howell Gallery, located at 6432 N. Western Avenue. Howell Gallery represents over 50 nationally and regionally recognized artists together with new emerging artists. Visit our website at howellgallery.com

Mar
15
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Myriad Gardens Give-Back Night At OKC Blue Game
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, March 15 for the first-ever Myriad Botanical Gardens Give Back Night with the Oklahoma City Blue at Chesapeake Energy Arena! Tickets are only $20 per person and include a hot dog, drink, and free parking close to the arena. A portion of the profits will benefit the Myriad Botanical Gardens 501(c)3.

Purchase your tickets online here or by calling the Thunder offices at (405) 429-7740. Parking information will be emailed the week of the event to registered ticket holders and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Mar
16
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Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens Reopens @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens Reopens

  • REOPENS Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 11am-5pm
  • Open Spring Break Week, Monday through Friday, March 18-22, Noon-4pm
  • Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 11am-5pm

Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens a permanent feature in the Pavilion next to the Children’s Garden. Cost is $2 per ride, and it is free for Family PLUS members. The token machine for the carousel takes credit cards and cash. It will take debit cards only if the debit card can also serve as a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

Mar
17
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Painting in the Gardens: The Lucky Hat
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Painting in the Gardens: The Lucky Hat

  • Sunday, March 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • The Garden Classroom
  • $20 members; $25 nonmembers
  • Members call (405) 227-0230 to get your rate
  • Nonmembers register here

Join Wine and Palette in the Garden Classroom to create a unique piece of art on 11” x 14” canvas. Participants will have a single starting point, and all will be provided with the instruction and proper steps to create a work of art that can be created only by you. This event is recommended for all including children.

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Go Green, St. Patrick’s Day sponsored by BC Clark Jewelers  @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Go Green, St. Patrick’s Day sponsored by

BC Clark Jewelers 

  • Sunday, March 17, Noon-3pm
  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell, Sheridan Lawn
  • Music is FREE
  • $5 wristband, best for ages 4-10

May the luck of the Irish be with you as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The fun begins with a performance by the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums. Guests can enjoy food trucks, vendors, an Irish Step performance, and fun fiddling tunes. Each paid participant’s wristband includes access to the Sheridan Lawn for crafts, games, and activities suited for ages 4-10 years-old.  All guests can learn about Irish heritage, find out where our silly leprechaun hid the Gardens pot of gold and most importantly don’t forget to wear green!

Painting in the Gardens: The Lucky Hat

  • Sunday, March 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • The Garden Classroom
  • $20 members; $25 nonmembers
  • Members call (405) 227-0230 to get your rate
  • Nonmembers register here

Join Wine and Palette in the Garden Classroom to create a unique piece of art on 11” x 14” canvas. Participants will have a single starting point, and all will be provided with the instruction and proper steps to create a work of art that can be created only by you. This event is recommended for all including children.

Mar
18
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Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens Spring Break Hours @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm

Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens Spring Break

  • Open Spring Break Week, Monday through Friday, March 18-22, Noon-4pm
  • Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 11am-5pm

Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens a permanent feature in the Pavilion next to the Children’s Garden. Cost is $2 per ride, and it is free for Family PLUS members. The token machine for the carousel takes credit cards and cash. It will take debit cards only if the debit card can also serve as a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

Mar
19
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Little Saplings @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Little Saplings

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

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Spring Break Pop-Ins @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spring Break Pop-Ins

Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Join us in the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the coming of spring with hands-on activities such as fruit and vegetable stamping, making weather wind sticks and seed planting. For groups of 10 or more call Lily Peppers at (405) 445-5162.

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Botanical Balance FREE Yoga @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 19 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Botanical Balance FREE YOGA presented by Fowler Toyota, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 pm and Saturdays, 8 am
  • Check in at the Visitor Center and find out location which changes depending on the season
  • Instructors provided by This Land Yoga
  • Bring a mat, water, and an “open mind”
  • Recommended for ages 16&Up

Tuesday night at Myriad Botanical Gardens has been a place for yogis of all levels to center and recharge. Thanks to our new presenting sponsor Fowler Toyota, and our generous ongoing sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center, yoga will be offered twice weekly of free.

Practicing yoga in the Gardens has the added benefit of connecting you with nature. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. The Gardens offer a space of beauty and tranquility to help relieve stress and quiet your mind.

Mar
20
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10 am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.

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