Sunrise, Downtown OKC, by Flickr user Paul L. McCord, Jr. Click image to visit on Flickr.
60 Artists to Hit the Streets of Downtown
Downtown OKC – For one hour this Saturday, 60 artists will be on a mission to capture their perspective of what Downtown Oklahoma City is all about. The event is in preparation for 60 Artists : 60 Minutes, an exhibition in The Underground Invited Artists Gallery this summer.
On June 6 from 11:00 a.m. to noon, 60 people will meet on the corner of Robert S. Kerr and Robinson. Each preselected participant will receive one disposable point and shoot camera and one hour to photograph Downtown as they see it. From the 1,620 photographs taken, the best one from each roll will be selected, printed, and ultimately included in the 60 Artists : 60 Minutes exhibition on display from July 23 to October 15.
The search for artists was done via the social networking sites Facebook and Myspace, and through word of mouth. All 60 artists were selected on a first come, first served basis. The only requirement for participation is that the photographer has to live in the OKC metro area and be age eighteen and older.
“It only took 24 hours to get 60 participants,” said show curator Romy Owens. “The artists are all really excited about this show. 60 Artists : 60 Minutes offers all artists equal parameters: same time limit, same equipment and same presentation. It will be intriguing to see what they come up with.”
The Invited Artist Gallery, located in The Underground, is made possible through a sponsorship by Devon Energy Corporation. Entrances to the gallery are located at the corner of Robert S. Kerr Blvd and Robinson, and inside Leadership Square. The Invited Artists Gallery sits underneath the intersection of Robinson and Robert S. Kerr with entrances from all adjacent buildings. The Invited Artist Gallery is produced by Downtown Oklahoma Inc.
For more information on the Underground or Downtown OKC, Inc, please visit DowntownOKC.com or call 405-235-3500.
Read NewsOK's article about the shoot here.
Update: Another article about the shoot, from the Journal Record.