Oklahoma City, OK (May 16, 2022) – Oklahoma City’s Unique Arts Destination, the Paseo Arts District is located between NW 27th & 30th Streets and Walker & Hudson. Each First Friday, Paseo galleries offer special themed exhibits, guest artists and a variety of live entertainment - all within walking distance. Ten restaurants and several of other shops round out the Paseo’s distinctive atmosphere. The Paseo Arts Association (PAA) is pleased to feature two exhibits in the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center (PACC) – The work and art sale of Michi Susan in Gallery I and II and Aathra Abdullah in Gallery III. An opening reception will take place Friday, June 3, 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Last year, the Paseo Arts Association (PAA) received a donation of Michi Susan’s art, who had passed away in 2020. To honor her work and contribution to the creative community, they will be hosting an art exhibition and sale on June 3 during the First Friday Gallery Walk. A cocktail preview with light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will take place just before the reception between 5:00 to 6:00pm. RSVP is encouraged, but not required.

Fellow Paseo Arts Association Program Manager, Theresa Hultberg, states “The artwork we are displaying from Michi Susan's estate is a beautiful representation of her innovative and imaginative portfolio. We are excited to celebrate her life through her artwork this June in remembrance of her inspirational role in our Paseo community." It will be an evening that many won’t want to miss.

Gallery III showcases the oil paintings of Aathra Abdullah. Born into a large family in Baghdad, Iraq, she has had the opportunity to travel throughout the Middle East visiting Malaysia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Oman and Turkey. Abdullah’s time traveling and witnessing three wars first hand changed how she saw the world. Through her work, she seeks to show the beauty inside her childhood memories as well as the inspiration and hardship of the heroes she has encountered throughout her life.

Both exhibits will run through June 25 in the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center (PACC) at 3024 Paseo.    

For more information, call the Paseo Arts Association at (405) 525-2688 or email amanda@thepaseo.org. Visit thepaseo.org/join for membership information.