Skip to main content
Skip navigation
Spring 2021:
  • Enter the library via the South or East Entrance.
  • The Market may be accessed from the East Entrance - check Market hours
  • Masks and Social Distancing are required while in the library.
  • 4th floor is closed.
For more information visit our COVID-19 Response page.

 

Art Exhibitions

Give Now
Online exhibit of Don't Touch My Hair: An Ode to Black Girls Everywhere

Nevertheless She Persists: Honoring Women

March 1 - 31, 2019

In March the Library highlighted Women’s History Month with an exhibit and two guest speakers. UCO Prof. of Political Science Dr. Youngtae Shin presented, “Women’s War,” a comparative study of women’s political activism in the West and East during the early to mid-twentieth century. In her presentation Dr. Shin argued that Western ideas of liberty and women’s suffrage cannot be properly applied to understand the women’s movements in Asia, particularly in Korea and Japan. She discussed non-Western perspectives, which are too often overlooked, or even completely ignored, by Western-dominated global communities.

Following Dr. Shin was Mickayla Fisher, Manager of UCO’s Women’s Research, and BGLTQ+ Student Center, who presented “Red State Resistance: A Discussion of Reproductive Justice.” Fisher shared a documentary projects she produced that shed light on topics that are also often disregarded: sexual conduct, reproductive rights and women’s health issues.

Also on display was the artwork of several UCO female artists: three staff members and three student workers, as well as a powerful image by award-winning Creek/Cherokee artist Joan Hill. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Outreach Center and the Friends of Chambers Library. For more information about the event find the program booklet at the link below.

Click images to view larger

Jean Longo, "Botanical."  nd. Mixed media. On loan from artist.

Joan Hill, "Talahina 'Tiana' Rogers Houston, Cherokee wife of Sam Houston." nd. Oil on canvas. Archives & Special Collections, Max Chambers Library, University of Central Oklahoma. The Melton Art Reference Library Collection, Gift of Suzanne Silvester.

Samantha Yeoh Chen, "Reflection." nd. Oil on cardboard. On loan from artist.

Samantha Yeoh Chen, "An Abundant Moment in Time." nd. Oil on canvas. On loan from artist.

Jean Longo, "Seahorse and friends." nd. Linoleum print. On loan from artist.

Lese Salaswat, "Elephant Dancing." 2012. Reclaimed barn wood. On loan from artist.

Lese Salaswat, "Elephant Battle." 2003. Homemade charcoal on mulberry paper. On loan from artist.

Luci Seem, "What She Means to Me." nd. Marker on board. On loan from artist.

Luci Seem, "Spirit Dove." nd. Acrylic on canvas. On loan from artist.

Amena Butler, "Koi." 2017. Mixed media. On loan from artist.

Cierra Rain Vaughn, "Genesis." nd. Linocut print. On loan from artist.

Cierra Rain Vaughn, "Fairy of the Night." nd. Pen and ink with airbrushed paint. On loan from artist.

Curators
​Shikoh Shiraiwa, Archives Specialist
Amena Butler, Graduate Assistant (Museum Studies)


Opening Reception - March 6, 2019

Dr. Youngtae Shin,
UCO Professor of Political Science 

Guests of event

Guests of event

Guests of event

Guests of event

Dr. Youngtae Shin,
UCO Professor of Political Science 

Dr. Youngtae Shin,
UCO Professor of Political Science 

Dr. Youngtae Shin, Mickayla Fisher, 
Liz Tabak,
Shikoh Shiraiwa, and Amena Butler

Guests of event

Guests of event

Guests of event

Guests of event

Shikoh Shiraiwa, Archives Specialist

Guests of event

Guests of event

Shikoh Shiraiwa, Archives Specialist

Mickayla Fisher,
Manager, Women’s Research Center and
BGLTQ + Student Center 

Mickayla Fisher, 
Manager, Women’s Research Center and 
BGLTQ + Student Center

Guests of event

Guests of event

Dr. Youngtae Shin,
UCO Professor of Political Science 

Dr. Youngtae Shin,
UCO Professor of Political Science 

Guests of event

Dr. Youngtae Shin,
UCO Professor of Political Science 

Dr. Youngtae Shin,
UCO Professor of Political Science 

Guests of event

Guests of event

Brett Sharp,
UCO Professor of Public 
Administration, and guests

Brett Sharp,
UCO Professor of Public 
Administration, and guests

Dr. Youngtae Shin and guests

Dr. Youngtae Shin and Shikoh Shiraiwa

Dr. Youngtae Shin, Shikoh Shiraiwa,
an
d Archives STLR Interns 
Lyazzat Galiloll & Michael May