We interrupt our regularly scheduled posts this week to announce a wonderful opportunity for you, our readers, to help support an upcoming exhibition of the work of Loraine Moore, curated by OSU graduate students in Art History. A student of Doel Reed who matched and even surpassed his talent in etching and aquatint, Moore worked in Oklahoma City from her graduation until her death in 1988. A painter, printmaker, and mentor to several well-known artists, Moore won awards regionally and inspired devoted collectors.
This summer, the Gardiner Gallery is proud to host “Between Reality and Imagination: The Works of Loraine Moore,” from June 17-August 7, 2015. Curated by Jessica Provencher, Kimberly Morton, Michelle Rinard, Sarah Pons, and Teresa Kilmer, in cooperation with the OSU Museum of Art, the exhibition is the first ever major retrospective of Moore’s work. The students are currently raising money to support a hard copy of the fully-illustrated exhibition catalogue, to be donated to area libraries and museums as well as being made available to exhibition visitors.
Please consider visiting the students’ fundraising site on RocketHub, and making a contribution to their project! And if you haven’t seen Moore’s work before, you might enjoy this essay about one of Moore’s prints, in the permanent collection of the OSU Museum of Art and featured in the recent exhibition, “Sharing a Journey.”