In a celebration of art in Oklahoma, the Goddard Center's current exhibit, Made in Oklahoma, coincides with the upcoming Oklahoma Arts Council Conference in Ardmore on Oct. 23-24. The exhibit features Oklahoma artists Jim Dodson Jr., Don Holladay and Stacey D. Miller, and 24 Works on Paper. A formal reception for the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and the artists will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

"This is an excellent time for these Oklahoma artists to have their work on display at the Goddard Center," said executive director Leila Lenore. "The OAC reception at the Goddard Center will give these artists the opportunity of having their work seen by some of the most influential people in the Oklahoma Arts industry today. Rarely do artists get such extensive exposure in one place."

Ardmore artist Jim Dodson Jr. is among the artists featured. He is a sculpture artist whose theme is "Old World meets New World" with a modernistic approach using recycled farm and agricultural equipment in his work. The materials include steel, bronze, copper, and titanium among others. Dodson's work ranges from tabletop to life sized (or monumental) and can be found in personal collections and airport entrances.

The Goddard Art Galleries are open and free to public viewing during normal business hours.

The Goddard Center is located at 401 1st Ave. SW. Contact the business office at (580) 226-0909 for additional information

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