Alan Burris will be the featured artist during Wednesday's Gallery Gourmet and Talk at The Goddard Center.

Burris is a local artist and Murray State College art instructor. He will give a presentation on current exhibits in the Goddard Center galleries from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Attendees will be provided a light lunch. This event is also free and open to the public.

The exhibit features works from four Oklahoma artists represented by the esteemed JRB Art at The Elms in Oklahoma City's historic Paseo Arts District and will be on display until June 29. The works of Carol Beesley, Harolyn Long, Thomas Batista, and John Wolfe will be discussed during the Gallery Talk.

Beesley, professor emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, captures the changing moments of light on land, water, and sky in her collection of richly colored landscapes.

Long, an Ardmore native, has known since she was 13 that her love of clay would last a lifetime. Japanese and Pre-Columbian art are her primary influences, and all pieces are slab constructed white stoneware that have been Raku fired.

Batista was born in Venezuela but made his way to Oklahoma and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Art from Oklahoma City University. His work portrays colorful, abstract scenes from nature and can be found in collections worldwide.

Wolfe's belief that, "a successful piece of art depends solely on the painting or sculpture being able to evoke a response…" is evident in his powerful use of color and design.

"We are pleased to offer the Gallery Gourmet and Talks to the community. It's an excellent opportunity to enjoy a light lunch and get a respected artist's perspective about the works on display," said Leila Lenore, Goddard Center Director.

To ask questions, call the Goddard Center at (580) 226-0909.

The Goddard Center is located at 401 1st Ave S.W.

This exhibit and gallery talk is made possible in part by funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.