Barbara Mansell Johnson Barbara has had a passion for creativity from an early age. Her creativity has come in various expressions in the form of visual art, writing, singing, and public speaking.
In 1978 she began oil painting lessons and continued to paint for personal expression until 1990 when she founded Ms. B. Art Gallery. She stopped painting and started representing artists from around the world. Barbara received a great deal of joy from constantly seeing art arrive at the gallery. Almost immediately after retiring Barbara returned to painting. The abstract form had never been a part of her art efforts - but the instant she started painting contemporary art - she found her freedom of expression. Barbara has chosen to present the wide range of color afforded in abstract and contemporary - letting the message of the art speak to the buyer.
Steven Paul Judd Steven Paul Judd, Kiowa/Choctaw, is known primarily as a filmmaker; with writing partner Tvli Jacob he penned and/or directed American Indian Graffiti: This Thing Life (2003), Search for the World’s Best Indian Taco (2010), and Shouting Secrets (2011). Yet he is also a prolific visual artist whose mashups of Native experiences and disposable American pop culture are sly and often downright funny. His creations include paintings, prints, poster art, photography, and t-shirt designs.
Event Type(s): Visual Arts
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Barbara Mansell Johnson and Steven Paul Judd
Southwest Oklahoma City Library