Oklahomas Rusted Route 66 Photography Exhibit
OKLAHOMA ROUTE 66 MUSEUM TO HOST OKLAHOMA’S RUSTED ROUTE 66 PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
During the months of November through March, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum will be hosting a photography exhibition by Oklahoma photographer Lindy Spencer. The photography exhibition, Oklahoma’s Rusted Route 66, is a collection photographs taken along Oklahoma’s stretch of Will Rogers Highway focusing on the beauty and artistic qualities of rust. The exhibition will begin November 2, 2012, and run through March 30, 2013.
Lindy Spencer has been involved in photography long before the days of digital cameras. Her interest of photography developed while in elementary school on family vacations using a small Kodak camera and later a Polaroid. As her love of pictures grew, so did her desire to learn more about photography. Now living in Arcadia, Spencer uses a Canon Rebel t3i to capture her art with the subject matter ranging from her extended family to the landscapes and architecture of Oklahoma. Currently, Oklahoma’s Route 66, its numerous attractions, and the rust documenting the passage of time acts as her inspiration. She often photographs Route 66 while on day trips across the state with her husband enjoying the freedom of motorcycles and the open road. The theme of rust exposes the color, texture, and design of oxidation not normally noticed by the average eye.
The special exhibition is an organized effort by the Oklahoma Historical Society, Friends of the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Inc., and the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. It will be available for viewing in the museum’s Now & Future Room. Fall and Spring hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. From December through January, the museum will be closed on Sundays and Mondays as well as the first week of January. Admission for visitors touring the galleries is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for groups of 10 or more, $1 for students 6-18 and children under 5 are free. For additional information contact Pat Smith at (580) 323-7866 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.