DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State University will have the Minnie M. Baker Art Show and Dessert Reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

The public come and go event will take place in the Centre Gallery at the VPAC, 1614 N. 1st Ave.

Baker was a renowned artist and educator whose contributions to the Durant community, the state of Oklahoma and the field of American Art are immeasurable.

She was born in Ardmore, earned her bachelor's degree from Southeastern and her master's degree from Iowa State University. She continued graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma and attended several prestigious schools. She died in 1983.

Her teaching career included public schools in Oklahoma and Washington, D.C., along with 21 years at Southeastern, where she served as chair of the Art Department and was named Associate Professor of Art Emeritus.
Her art work included portraits of Southeastern President Kate Galt Zaneis.

Baker's work is represented in numerous permanent collections, including Southeastern and Durant's Three Valley Museum.