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Artist Mike Wimmer Hosts Art Social Parties

Oklahoma City University’s artist in residence Mike Wimmer will host art socials in the university’s studios each month through April. The events are free to the public and are appropriate for all ages and artistic skill levels.

The drawing and painting socials will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25 and April 29 in the Norick Art Center at N.W. 26th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. They will include live music and models in costume, and refreshments will be served. Participants should bring their own art supplies.

Wimmer, chairman of the OCU Art Department, painted many of the works in the state Capitol Building. He started working on a national scale primarily as a children’s book illustrator.

His other projects include creating a more kind and gentle Mr. Clean illustration for the popular cleaning products company, the cover art for Disney’s “Lion King” soundtrack, commemorative can designs for Planters Peanuts and an ornament featuring Will Rogers to hang on the White House Christmas tree as Oklahoma’s representative decoration.

For more information about visual arts at Oklahoma City University visit www.okcu.edu/petree/visualarts.

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