Broken Beauty | The Individual and Collaborative Works of Angie Ellis and Jenny Perry

Oct. 2 – Jan. 4, 2021
Artist Reception Oct. 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oklahoma artists Angie Ellis, of Chattanooga, and Jenny Perry, of Frederick, are bringing their mixed media art to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. The exhibit, Broken Beauty, will be on display from Oct. 2 through Jan. 4, 2021.

Ellis and Perry are the first artists to be on display in CTHC’s newly upgraded Garis Gallery of the American West. This unique exhibit features the mosaic work of Perry, and the mixed-media work of Ellis. Their work features watercolor, vintage paper, gold leaves, paint, texture, and more.

Perry, who has been making mosaics since 2001, said she enjoys creating them because they give her a sense of peace. “I love the way the inside of a chunk of marble looks when it is cleaved in half and the way the surface of a mosaic seems to almost dance in the changing light,” Perry said.

Ellis, a self-taught artist, said her work is influenced by the Wichita Mountains and the plains surrounding her childhood home in Southwest Oklahoma. She said the farm life she has “lived and loved since childhood” is what her art represents.

An artist reception for Jenny Perry and Angie Ellis is scheduled for Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Center. Entry for the artist reception is free and open to everyone.

A mixed media collage

A mixed media collage, work in progress by Oklahoma artist Angie Ellis.

Angie Ellis

Angie Ellis

jenny perry - frida mosaic

Frida by Jenny Perry, mixed media mosaic artist.

Jenny Perry

Jenny Perry