Oklahoma City, OK (October 20, 2022) – As November approaches, the Paseo Arts District prepares for November’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Each First Friday, patrons come to indulge in an evening of special themed exhibits, guest artists, and live entertainment, all within walking distance. Ten restaurants and other merchants round out the Paseo’s distinctive atmosphere. In light of the upcoming festivities, the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center is proud to present two exhibitions in November: “Solo” in Gallery I and “The Small Art Show” in Gallery II. An opening reception will be held on November 4 and both exhibits will run until November 26. 

Gallery I will showcase “Solo”, a collection of 50-100 photographs by Maria Chaverri. These photos come from Chaverri’s solo travels and display over 20 locations, including areas of Oklahoma. Each photograph has a unique composition to portray self-worth through exploration. To enhance the experience, certain pieces will have a QR code that links to a YouTube video series entitled, “Tertulia” which will give more details behind the images. According to Chaverri, “Without staging or excessive editing, I use my own two feet and open heart to transport the viewer directly to the location.” 

Gallery II will showcase “The Small Art Show,” a juried exhibition hosted by the Paseo Arts Association. It is a collection of small, original work, perfect for the beginning collector. Each work is no larger than 15 inches and are made of various mediums of art. This year’s exhibition is juried by Behnaz Sohrabian, an Iranian born artist with who began her professional art career at just the age of 10. Sohrabian will also host a drawing demo in the Paseo Arts & Creativity Center on Saturday November 12. 

Along with the new exhibitions, November’s First Friday will feature Pets on Paseo from 5:00-8:00pm in the grass lot at the corner of 29th and Dewey. There will be animal rescue services, food and drinks.  For more information, please call the Paseo Arts Association at (405) 525-2688 or email amanda@thepaseo.org. Visit thepaseo.org/join for membership information.