A new art show, Verbode Urban Core Artists, features the work of Christie Owen, Denise Duong, Jason Pawley, Kerri Shadid, Mat Hoffman, Matt Glazner, Nathan Lee, and Reian Williams. The collective of professional artists are from Oklahoma and work in a variety of media and styles.
Verbode Urban Core Artists is an artist-run curatorial and event collaborative founded in 2016 by Verbode real estate owner, Sarah Bytiqi and artist, Christie Owen in Oklahoma City. The real estate group provides Christie with a showroom for the year and hosts quarterly openings. Christie elected to invite her fellow artists to participate as an initiative to attract more attention and support for local artists.
Christie Owen organizes, promotes and curates visually stimulating and dynamic art exhibits that reflect the flourishing creativity of the Oklahoma art community. The mission of these art exhibits is to develop new relationships and encourage networking through an understanding and appreciation of art’s vital role in our community.
Sarah Bytiqi offers the space at Verbode as a home for art and to engage a diverse cross-section of the public by hosting free and open to the public exhibits in an alternative space.
Verbode Urban Core Artists will donate a portion of all art sales from the show to The Homeless Alliance. Verbode is a residential real estate brokerage located in the TAP Architecture Building in downtown Oklahoma City. Visitors can view the exhibit Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm between July 25, 2019, and September 18, 2019.