Oklahoma City University News
Artist Mike Wimmer Hosts Art Social Parties
Oklahoma City University’s artist in residence Mike Wimmer will host art socials in the university’s studios this fall. The events are free to the public.
The drawing and painting socials will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Oct. 18 and Nov. 19 in the Norick Art Center at N.W. 26th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. They will include live music and models in costume, and refreshments will be served. Participants should bring their own art supplies.
All ages and artistic abilities are welcome.
Wimmer, who was recently named chairman of the OCU Art Department, painted many of the works in the state Capitol Building. He started working on a national scale primarily as a children’s book illustrator.
His other projects include creating a more kind and gentle Mr. Clean illustration for the popular cleaning products company, the cover art for Disney’s “Lion King” soundtrack, commemorative can designs for Planters Peanuts and an ornament featuring Will Rogers to hang on the White House Christmas tree as Oklahoma’s representative decoration.
For more information about visual arts at Oklahoma City University visit www.okcu.edu/petree/visualarts.