Sept. 5-28, M-F 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and during Chapman Music Hall events PAC Gallery PRESENTED BY: Marjorie Atwood Currently based in Oklahoma, Marjorie Atwood is a contemporary painter who has studied art in New York and San Francisco. Through the use of her signature gold and silver leaf backgrounds and exceptional use of pattern, Atwood incorporates the female figure in various forms that represent mythical and contemporary woman in various states of existence. “My paintings are about storytelling and beauty. The themes in my work often explore the power of feminine energies and their impact on the world around them. Beauty in art can be a refuge from human chaos and devastation, from the helplessness that the process of mortality inflicts on our efforts to do what we know we must do but feel we can never do adequately. Beauty can hold our gaze, allowing us to see an issue or problem. I believe that two of the most important things about being an artist are being open and being curious.” When not working in her Tulsa studio in the historic Kendall Whittier neighborhood, Atwood can be found teaching art at Tulsa Girls Art School.