Oklahoma City, OK (January 24, 2022) – Each First Friday of the month, the community is invited to two opening receptions at the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center, home to the Paseo Arts Association, which coincides with the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk. The opening receptions at the PACC will be on Friday, February 4, 6-9pm, each exhibition is on display through the end of the month. All guests are encouraged to wear a mask indoors, practice social distancing and use provided hand sanitizer. 
This month, the Paseo Arts Association is thrilled to feature the second annual exhibition by Poetic City, a black founded 501c3 nonprofit, in Gallery I of the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center. Poetic City is a high energy and inclusive performance arts entity that supports all forms of creative expression. This year they introduce “Perception” a show that represents how artists see the world today from technology, health, spirituality, human engagement, social awareness, education and much more. Poetic City’s goal is to recognize that love and ambition come in all shapes and sizes, they work to coordinate and promote professional platforms for those seeking a creative outlet for their passion. “Perception” is curated by artist and photographer Sunee Rice and Poetic City founder and 2021 PAA Emerging Artist of the Year, Bleek Blakely. The exhibition includes vibrant paintings and 3D work by 15 artists. 

Members of Poetic City will also be performing at the Paseo Plunge in the Paseo Arts District in conjunction with their opening reception at the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center. “Perspective” will be a live drama performance featuring 10 performers. “The Paseo Arts Association is excited to partner with the talented members of Poetic City each year, we cannot wait to see what they do next!” says PAA Program Manager, Theresa Hultberg. The PAA’s vision is to build bridges through involvement with local arts groups4 like Poetic City, to create an environment of collaboration and learning in the creative community and provide space for artists to share their work and message with the public. The PAA moved into new facilities at the PACC in May of 2020, now offering 25 exhibitions per year in two working galleries, 13 artist studios, a photography studio and gift shop featuring the work of local artists and vendors. 
For more information, call the Paseo Arts Association at (405) 525-2688 or email amanda@thepaseo.org. Visit thepaseo.org/join for membership information.