The Museum Broken Arrow Debuts High School Students ExhibitThe Museum Broken Arrow opens a new special exhibition March 1 titled, “In My Own Backyard.” The exhibit features artwork exclusively created by Broken Arrow High School students. Visitors can experience the exhibit through March 17 at The Museum Broken Arrow, 400 S. Main St. in Broken Arrow.
“My students were asked to explore Broken Arrow in a new and exciting way,” said Jennifer Brown, visual arts educator at Broken Arrow Public Schools. “They took photographs around the town and then in the classroom, created wonderful, unique paintings! The paints, canvas and brushes were part of a grant awarded to my classroom by the Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation.”
“In My Own Backyard” features these unique interpretations of Broken Arrow’s landscapes, architecture and sites. The exhibit opens with a reception on March 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. sponsored by First National Bank.
“We love having the students’ work featured in this special exhibit showcasing our town in a unique and creative light,” said Lori Lewis, executive director of The Museum Broken Arrow. “The students did an amazing job on this project and deserve to be recognized for their hard work.”
The Museum Broken Arrow also offers a series of permanent collections in the main gallery telling the history of Broken Arrow and its residents. Museum admission is $5 per adult or $8 for two adults. Members and children under the age of 18 are admitted for free. For more information on this exhibit or to plan your visit, go to BrokenArrowMuseum.org.
The Museum Broken Arrow is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in historic downtown Broken Arrow near the site of the original Katy Train Depot. The Museum’s mission is to preserve the local history of the city and its residents and to serve as an educational opportunity for future generations. In addition to showcasing local history, the Museum also offers events, educational opportunities and facility rental. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (918) 258-2616 or visit BrokenArrowMuseum.org.