OC Art Instructor's Work Showcased at Photo Slam

The public is invited to get a quick glimpse into the workings of 12 Oklahoma photographers during the upcoming Photo Slam on May 19. Oklahoma Christian adjunct art instructor Narciso Argüelles is one of the photographers whose work will be highlighted at the Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Argüelles is an artist and educator. He currently appears in the award-winning documentary Panic Nation where his art work and photography are featured. His art has been exhibited all over Oklahoma and around the world including a two-person show at the [Artspace] at Untitled Gallery; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Gallery, Intar Gallery in New York City; the Ninth Biennale of Sydney, Australia; and the First Johannesburg Biennale in South Africa. 

Arguelles’ fine art photography includes experimentation with printing surfaces, sometimes called Digital Alchemy. Some prints are done on aluminum and copper.  In addition to fine art photography, Arguelles occasionally does commercial photography work. His most recent work includes CD cover photography and promo photos for a local hip-hop artist. Argüelles’ goals include the promotion, preservation and celebration of Mexican, Chicano, Latino and Indigenous art. Argüelles currently teaches photography, drawing, 2-D, and art history/appreciation at Oklahoma Christian University and OCCC.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located at 415 Couch Dr. It is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Amy Blakemore: Photographs 1988-2008, on display at the museum through June 19, 2011. The photographers were selected from a pool of applicants by Keith Ball, an accomplished Oklahoma City photographer.

The event is open to the public; however, advance reservations are recommended. Please call 405-236-3100, ext. 213, or email reservations@okcmoa.com. Admission to the event is included in the price of Museum admission, which is just $5 after 5 p.m.