Thursday, December 13, 2012


Istvan Gallery Presents a Pop-up Show Featuring
Brooke Rowlands and Ty Kelly
December 14, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We will be featuring Brooke’s fantastic mixed media interpretation of Magnolias, Fuchsia, and other Flora and Ty Kelly’s colorful and whimsical interpretation of the world. This is great chance to increase your personal collection or find a perfect gift for the art collector in your life.

                                                                                                                            Brooke Rowlands

"Ever since I have picked up a pencil I have always gravitated towards flowers and the delicate yet powerful nature of them. My inspiration comes from many things, but the main source of my love of art comes from my Grandmother. As a child she showed me that she used to press flowers into books and showed the ones she kept over the years throughout her childhood in Germany.

The style I would like to accomplish is more on the contemporary side, with abstract mixed in, tied together with illustrations. I generally like to draw/sketch out my flowers to be the main attraction in my pieces.

The flowers are always black and white drawn to the roots of my abstract background splashed with vibrant colors.

My media range from Acrylics, Printing based paints, charcoal, graphite, and ink. I have painted on canvas and many mediums before, but currently I have been Delving more into Mixed Media with collage, Monotype Printing, and Watercolors."

Ty Kelly

Ty Kelly was born 1971 in Casper, WY and moved to Oklahoma City, OK in 1994. He has been painting since the early age of eleven but only became concerned about making it into a career once in Oklahoma. Soon after he began studying art from the renowned Russian artist, Igor Koutsenko, who influences many of the images throughout Ty’s art. You have to know the rules before you break them, and this is where Ty learned them.

Today Ty’s style is a mixture of whimsical fantasy and skewed perceptions. He has a wide range of mediums that he has worked with, such as oils, watercolor, pastels and pencils to name a few. He currently resides in Oklahoma City, were he conceptualizes and produces his whimsical body of art. Ty has done numerous commissions for private collectors, and currently exhibits his art throughout the United States.

“Through my art, I am inviting children into the art world, with images that appeal to them and to the child in us. I am striving to create a world that sparks the imagination. I have deliberately broken the rules of perspective to free the viewer’s mind into a state of wonder. In this way, I’m breaking the boundaries of the imagination, not merely bending them, making the impossible seem a little more likely.  Enjoy my imaginary world!"
Refreshments will be available.  All work is currently up and available for purchase. The show will continue through the end of January, 2013. 
Stop by on your way to LIVE ON THE PLAZA!  You DON'T want to miss Hipster Santa!

End of the World Exhibition and Party at Maya Trading and Istvan
Thurday December 20,
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Come out for the "End of the World" exhibition opening! Presented by Maya Trading Co. - in conjunction with Istvan Gallery - will have artwork that celebrates the end of the Maya calendar's fifth cycle which will take place on 12.21.2012! This might be the last thing you do!

We will have a large-scale installation/capsule for attendees as well as dancing by a local Matachines dance troupe! Will be a fun way to spend your last minutes on Earth!

AK Westerman, Nathan Lee, Rick and Tracey Bewley and Dusty Gilpin's work continues to be on display and for sale through January 2013.

1218 North Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73106-6824 • Phone: (405) 831 2874 •
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