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      'Luminous Objects' Exhibit Lights Up First Friday Art Crawl

      First Friday Art Crawl is lit up with an illuminating new gallery at the Living Arts space in the Brady District today.

      'Chandelier & Other Luminous Objects' was the artistic challenge placed before contemporary Oklahoma artists two years ago.

      The overwhelming support and intrigued art lovers brought the challenge back for the Brady Arts District art crawl.

      Three dozen chandeliers are featured at the exhibit, including floor and wall installed artworks.

      Geoffrey Simpson, a local artist who works with stained glass, was one of the artists who rose to the challenge to exhibit a light piece.

      "There's a lot of great examples of light being turned into art and what you can do with light," said Simpson.

      Simpson says the exposure to art involving light could give Tulsans a better idea of exploring what they can do at home, rather than purchasing lights from big box stores. Ultimately, Simpson says the point of the show is to share what he loves to do with exhibit goers.

      "For me it's a great experience," said Simpson. "It's not a contest, because no on really wins or loses, but to be able to share my art with other people, that's what brings me joy as an artist."

      The exhibit will be open through September 25 at the Living Arts space at 307 E. Brady St.

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