Oklahoma City, OK (August 11, 2022) - 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 shops round out the Paseo’s distinctive atmosphere. This month’s First Friday is September 2, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

Gallery I showcases the work of Katelynn Noel Knick - an artist, mentor and educator based in Oklahoma City. She co-founded the emerging artist collective Art Group OKC in 2017, is an active member of the Factory Obscura artist team and founded the emerging artist platform ARTFRIENDS. Knick has exhibited solo projects at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Myriad Botanical Gardens, ahha Tulsa as well as MAINSITE Contemporary Art. Her show, SISTER SISTER, shares a glimpse into the grieving process Knick experienced after the sudden loss of her sister. This body of work transmutes grief into color, emotions into movement, and vulnerably shares what it’s like to lose someone you love.  

Gallery II features Photofest, which is a juried exhibition, open to all types of photography-based artwork, including traditional and digital processes and mixed media work that features photography. Program Manager, Theresa Hultberg, states “We are thrilled to host another Photofest showcasing the extraordinary talent in Oklahoma with an exhibition that has a little something for everyone. Visitors will get to experience photography subjects ranging from nature and landscape to current events and conceptual styles.” This year's juror is Jason Wallace. Wallace received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University and has since won over 15 awards throughout the festival and photography shows he has been a part of. He offers a variety of photography work ranging from fine art to commercial images. Wallace will announce awardees at 7:00 p.m. in the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center.  

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