Oklahoma Artist Milton Trice Showcases Works at Heritage Hall's Embree Art Gallery

On Tuesday, March 3, Milton Trice brought his vibrant, larger-than-life paintings to the Heritage Hall Embree Art Gallery for an exhibition that also featured the adorned book art of Gail Trice. The exhibit – attended by members of the school and greater Oklahoma City communities – was the latest installment of the School’s Guest Artist Program.

A self-taught visual artist, M. Trice creates experimental, broken plane paintings that invite the viewer to walk into the scene. According to Trice, “If you combine multiple surfaces, bend and break them, you can give a bigger jump to your figures. You feel like you can pick them up or be there. I call it, ‘Being There.’”

During the event, Trice shared details about his personal journey as an artist, what led to his technique and style, and his lifelong pursuit to perfect his craft. Trice also talked about his book Stereo Realism: The Hidden World. In the coming weeks, as part of the Guest Artist Program, Trice will visit Heritage Hall Upper School art classes for more in-depth discussions and demonstrations.

Upper School Art teacher Trish Winnard developed Heritage Hall’s Guest Artist Program in 2017 with an aim of bringing local artists to work with students and to showcase the diverse artwork being created in the Oklahoma City area. Since its inception, the program has welcomed local artists Margaret Reynolds Hoge (Heritage Hall Class of 1974), Lyn Kopta, and Kevin Thomas.  

“My vision for this program was to provide additional educational opportunities for our students and to give the Heritage Hall Art Department visibility in the school community and beyond. I am delighted that the program and our beautiful Embree Art Gallery attract exceptional artists like Milton and Gail, who share different media and perspectives with our students and give them an even deeper appreciation of art,” observed Winnard.

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