"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
A juried art exhibition to bring the power of art to the issue of literacy.
Art will be on exhibit & for sale through November in a Virtual Gallery and at the following metropolitan libraries:
- Ronald J. Norick Downtown Oklahoma City Library, 300 Park Ave.
- Midwest City Library, 8143 E Reno Ave.
Support Local Artists & Literacy Efforts
All artworks featured in the exhibition are available for sale, with 60% of the sale price going to the artist and 40% going to the OKC Metro Literacy Coalition to help offset the cost of the exhibition and to support local literacy providers.
All sales are final. Purchased artwork must remain on display at The Art Hall through Oct. 31, 2022, at which time the buyer must arrange to pick up artwork.
Lisa Lampton Allen
Sarah Cate Bass
Judith Briggs Coker
Anna Beth Ferguson
Ruth D. Miano
About Artists for Literacy
Artists for Literacy seeks to influence community, public and private sector support for literacy — the capacity to understand, interpret and communicate effectively in order to participate in one's community and wider society. This exhibit will engage local artists to answer the question, “What if I couldn’t read?” through creative submissions for public exhibition.
- In Oklahoma County, an estimated 12% of the population do not have basic literacy skills.
- Only 17% of 8th graders and 12% of 4th graders in OKC public schools read proficiently.
- By the end of the 2020-21 school year, K-12 students were an average four months further behind in reading.
WHAT IF YOU COULDN'T READ? A person who cannot read struggles to find work, to pay bills, to vote, to access health care and to secure housing. The impact of illiteracy is passed down through generations, with a mother's ability to read being one of the greatest predictors of a child's future academic success.
When individuals learn to read, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment and ultimately change their lives and their family's well-being.
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!
The Grand Gallery (Presenting Sponsor):
The Art Hall
Irish Realty - Mr. John Kennedy
Bluebird Consulting - Mr. Steve Mason
Chickasaw Community Bank
Ecole de Literacy:
Mr. and Mrs. Kraettli Epperson
Mr. and Mrs. William Shdeed
Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Schonwald, Jr.
Betsy Hyde Berry
Midwest Insurance Brokers