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Artists Day - Ed Ruscha

Today is Artists Day! This theme was inspired by artist Ed Ruscha and our love of creativity! Ed Ruscha is from Oklahoma City and, like many artists, is incredibly creative! He uses unusual materials to create works of art, while also using unique ways to show his art. He’s used cheese, coffee, and even gunpowder for some pieces! Ruscha completed a 30-foot-by-12 foot painting, Picture Without Words, for the auditorium of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1997. Learn more about Ed Ruscha by following this link here!

You can also check out these Oklahoma Hall of Fame members artists: Willard Stone and Charles Wilson.

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Move Time! Ed Ruscha loves to use unusual materials in his paintings, including food! Well, food is also seen as an art form. We thought we’d share our favorite movie about the art of cooking, Ratatouille! You can find this movie on Disney Plus and YouTube.

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Story Time! Art comes from everywhere! Whether it's a portrait or even just a few lines, art is art. Follow along with the story of The Dot. This book is read out loud and follows the story of a budding artist! Follow this link to hear it read aloud!

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Arts and Crafts! There are so many different ways to express yourself with art! Well we wanted to give you a chance to create a masterpiece in your own home! We have a few links for you to follow with varying levels of difficulty starting with the easiest. Our first video is a tutorial on how to paint cherry blossoms with birds! Next is a tutorial on how to paint tulips! The final tutorial is how to paint a rose!

Make and Eat it! Rainbows are fun, but what if we could eat them? Well with this rainbow bread recipe you can! Follow this recipe to see it done!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home expressing your creativity! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Artists Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

We'd love to see the art you make! Share with us by emailing your name and a picture of your project to pics@oklahomahof.com. We can't wait to see your awesome crafts!

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