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When:
July 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2019-07-25T16:30:00-05:00
2019-07-25T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Amshot
428 Dean A McGee Avenue
Tech Company Features Jessica Legako in Art Exhibition
Oklahoma City-based tech company amshot spends most days focusing on IT
services and software development, but once per quarter, local arts and charity
take center stage at its downtown office.
exhibITion: Far Away Lands, a collection of contemporary works by Oklahoma artist
Jessica Legako, will be showcased on July 25 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the art show,
sale, and reception. Her works will remain in amshot’s office throughout the
summer.
Benefiting Oklahoma Women in Tech (OKWIT), the event is co-sponsored by COOP
Ale Works. It will take place at 428 Dean A McGee Avenue.
It might seem unusual for an IT company to be promoting local art and culture, but
Michael C. Thomas, CEO of amshot says, “our organization is committed to
combining art, fun and community service as a core part of our business.”
The proceeds of each exhibITion art show benefit a local charity, giving art-lovers
more reason to attend. Each show has attracted upward of 150 persons — some are
there for the artist, some are there for the art, some for the community, “and some
for the beer,” jokes Thomas, as a local brewery provides beer to attendees 21+ for a
$5 donation to the selected charity.
“I’ve been a longtime fan of Jessica’s work, and I’ve commissioned pieces from her
over the years,” said Rick Alliss, COO of amshot. “I’m really excited to feature one of
my favorite local artists right in our office.”
Legako’s works portray texture, movement, distance, and depth, primarily using
intricately layered oil paint on wood or canvas surfaces. She draws inspiration from
her childhood, dreams, aspirations, and nostalgic memories, playing off the
relationship between the image she creates and the wood grain it is created on.
In addition to selling the art on display at the July 25th event, Legako will also be
debuting a collaborative line of canvas bags, pouches, and totes with local
upholstery studio Thready or Knot.
“exhibITion is amshot’s way of providing another outlet for promoting local artists in
downtown Oklahoma City,” said Thomas. “It’s all about combining art, fun, and
community service.”