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Quartz Mountain magic

Teen artwork from the 2019 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

Abigail Aghaebrahimi. Edmond North High School. Lola. Digital archive print, 18x24.

Since 1977, the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI) at Quartz Mountain has touched the lives of young people across the state through intensive, hands-on training from some of the world’s leading artists. The two-week residential academy nestled in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains provides world-class training in the disciplines of acting, chorus, creative writing, dance, drawing and painting, film and video, orchestra and photography. All accepted students automatically receive a full scholarship to the program.

The Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2019 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork, which is exhibited at some of the state’s finest galleries and institutions—including a monthlong stop at the Gilcrease Museum in September.

For more information on the Oklahoma Arts Institute (including upcoming fall workshops for adults) visit oaiquartz.org.