March 28 - May 20, 2020
Dear Friends of 108|Contemporary,
The health and safety of our staff, visitors, and artists is our top priority. Therefore, in order minimize the spread of COVID-19, 108|Contemporary is closing temporarily.
The gallery will be closed, effective immediately, for the next eight weeks. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and may make other decisions as necessary.
We hope you have experienced our current exhibition, Abstraction: Susan R. Michael & Sarah Atlee. If not, we invite you to view the work of these two Oklahoma quilt artists on our website: https://108contemporary.org/event/abstraction/.
The artist talk by Diane Savona, originally planned for Friday, April 3, is now scheduled to take place on Friday, June 5 at 5 pm, followed by a reception for the artist from 6 to 9 pm. Savona’s workshop has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Such decisions are hard to make because we believe that during difficult times people need the arts more than ever. However, our top priority must be the safety of our community. We must do our part to “flatten the curve” of this pandemic.
As you do your part by staying home, please remember that you can access Craft Kits from 108|Contemporary online! Recent studies show that participating in craft making relieves stress, which we could all use help managing right now. You can find the instructions for all 31 of our Craft Kits (and more information on the artist’s work which inspired the kits) on our website at https://108contemporary.org/craft-kits/. The materials needed for the projects are easily found at home or at your local art and craft supply store. We are grateful for the support of Ascension St. John for making the kits possible in our gallery.
We appreciate your understanding as we adapt to these challenging times. We will continue to communicate the status of our programs and facilities over the coming days. Please stay healthy! We look forward to welcoming you back to 108|Contemporary soon.
The Staff & Board of 108|Contemporary