OKLAHOMA CITY—The Skirvin Hilton Hotel announced Marissa Raglin as its sixth artist-in-residence. Raglin, an accomplished visual artist, will work from the historic hotel’s studio space for one year to showcase her artistic talents.
In its sixth year, the Skirvin Paseo Artist Creativity Exposition, or S.P.A.C.E., is a unique urban artist-in-residency program in which emerging visual artists who are members of the Paseo Arts Assn. can apply for a yearlong on-site residency in Oklahoma City’s premier downtown landmark hotel.
The Skirvin’s selection committee, consisting of leaders in the local art community from the Paseo Art Assn. and representatives of The Skirvin Hilton Hotel, selected Raglin from a distinguished pool of artists.
Currently working in analog collage and resin, Raglin creates ethereal, whimsical collage works. She can be found knee-deep in vintage illustration books and magazines plucked from thrift stores and half-priced book shops. Raglin earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2012. In 2014, she picked up an X-ACTO knife and began working to create collage works on paper. Raglin is a 2015 Artist Inc. Live OKC Fellow and works as the Director of Museum Experience at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum.
Guests Can Participate in Art Making
During her residency program at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Raglin will create a new body of collage work. She also encourages guests of all ages to stop by the studio to make their very own postcard using vintage imagery. Once the work is created, Raglin will photograph all works and upload images to her website. Guests can follow along at www.cutpasteok.com.
“We are thrilled to welcome Marissa as our new artist in residence,” said Gerald Rappaport, General Manager of The Skirvin Hilton Hotel. “From abstract mosaics, violin making, poetry and encaustics, to paintings and illustrations, it’s exciting to see our program continue to evolve and bring such creative and ambitious talent to the Skirvin and downtown Oklahoma City. I am confident both our hotel guests and area residents will enjoy this unique and personal artist-in-residence experience.”