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Explore ‘New Horizons’ at Bacone College’s Faculty Art Show

Bacone College’s Faculty Art Show, “New Horizons,” is open now through December 5 at the Bacone College Merritt D. Betts Library, 2299 Old Bacone Road, in Muscogee, Oklahoma.

There is no charge for admission to the exhibit, which features works by Bacone Art Director Tony Tiger, and adjunct professors Matt Jarvis, Troy Jackson and Amy McGirk.

Tiger, who teaches drawing, painting, American Indian art and crafts and printmaking, earned his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oklahoma State University. His art is fueled by the rediscovery of being—the idea that we are more than mere reflections in a mirror, “we are soul and spirit.” His form and subject matter comes from history, nature, heritage, and his lineage.

Jarvis, an adjunct professor of photography at Bacone College, holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. His work has been exhibited all over the world, and he continues to publish his photography in magazines and books. The two pieces on display represent both sides of his practice: fine art and documentary photography.

Jackson is an adjunct professor of art and alumnus of Bacone College. He completed his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Arkansas, his Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern State University and an associate’s degree at Bacone College. He has served as president for the Tahlequah Art Guild along with two consecutive presidential terms with the Cherokee Artists Association and is on the advisory board for the Cherokee Art Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Troy teaches sculpture, figure drawing, and art fundamentals at Bacone.

McGirk is an adjunct professor of art at Bacone College. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts at Yale University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours, which is located on the northeast corner of the York Street and Shawnee Bypass intersection. Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.