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EKPHRASIS: Art & Poetry edited by Liz Blood

Shannon Smith, An Invocation for Healing, 2019, watercolor on paper with acrylic detail, 16” x 12”

Shannon Smith is an African American portrait artist based in Oklahoma City. Smith’s work has been featured in local and regional shows and galleries including at Oklahoma Contemporary, Current Studio, DNA Galleries, The Paseo Plunge, and CFA Studio in Albuquerque. Smith recently created the cover art for Oklahoma Today magazine. Her work can be seen at shannonnicoleart.com.

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Jasmine Elizabeth Smith is an emerging poet from Oklahoma City. She is working towards her MFA in poetry at the University of California in Riverside, where she explores the migration of African Americans in various historical contexts and eras. She is a Cave Canem and Gluck Arts Fellow. Her work has been featured in POETRY and Black Renaissance Noir.

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Art Focus Oklahoma Summer 2019  

Over the last year, our Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellows have honed both their writing and curatorial skills through the Fellowship...

Art Focus Oklahoma Summer 2019  

Over the last year, our Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellows have honed both their writing and curatorial skills through the Fellowship...

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