The women artists of Oklahoma group, Fringe, will have a new gallery space at Verbode, a residential real estate brokerage located on Automobile Alley in downtown Oklahoma City. Verbode will host quarterly art shows over the next year highlighting the work of Fringe member artists. The collaboration between Verbode and Fringe makes local art accessible to a broader audience.

Verbode is hosting the first show, Chromatic Ritual, until June 1, and features the work of Sarah Day-Short, Debra Ashley, and Alexis Austin. Sarah Day-Short is a mixed media abstract artist specializing in highly saturated, colorful acrylic paintings with metallic elements. Debra Ashley layers glass to create simple, elegant forms with contrasting dimensions of color and light. Alexis Austin paints on different types of textiles, resulting in intriguing, textural artwork.

Sarah Day-Short, Alexis Austin, and Debra Ashley at Chromatic Ritual

Fringe is a collective of professional women artists in Oklahoma working in a variety of media and styles. Fringe members nurture and empower one another while gaining visibility and creating opportunities for women artists.

Fringe artists will donate a portion of all art sales from all four shows to The Homeless Alliance. The gallery events are made possible by the generous support from Citizens Bank of Edmond.

Verbode is located at 415 North Broadway, Suite 101 in Oklahoma City, in the TAP Architecture Building. Chromatic Ritual opens March 29, 2018, and closes June 1, 2018. Visitors can view the show Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information about Fringe and its member artists, visit fringeok.com. For more information about Verbode, visit verbodegroup.com.

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I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com