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Oklahoma State University

Work with Anita Fields, artist-in-residence

In conjunction with From the Belly of Our Being, artist-in-residence Anita Fields will work with the community in the museum's artLAB to create a collaborative art piece that explores how mothers care for us as the Earth cares for us. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to this artwork by forming a simple human figure that represents their mother, a mentor, or a significant role model. The resulting work, a site-specific ceramic installation exemplifying themes of interconnection and common ground, will remain on view in the artLAB for the duration of the exhibition.

Each figure will become a piece of a large clay table scene that symbolizes how we are nurtured and provided nourishment for our hearts, bodies and minds. By using the medium of clay, the earth itself, we pay homage to Mother Earth, provider of our existence.  

Participation is free and open to anyone, but online registration is required.


Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 15, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Sign up here take part in this unique ceramic hand building exploration. Open to the public, but space is limited. Appropriate for first graders and up. A professional development certificate is available for educators. 


Saturday, October 15, 12:30 pm
Before the workshop begins, participants are welcome to join at 12:30 to walk through gallery for an exclusive tour of the exhibition.


This project is supported in part by the following: an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Jeanene and Ron Hulsey, Mary Ann and Ken Fergeson, the Chickasaw Nation, the Oklahoma Arts Council, OSU/A&M Board of Regents, and the OSU Museum of Art Advocates. ­­In addition, the OSU Museum of Art would like to extend a thank you to Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, Minn., and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, NM.