Northwestern Visual Arts Program to Welcome OU Artists for Talk, Demonstration, Exhibition

February 26, 2024

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Wisdom Family Foundation Visual Arts program will play host to representatives from the University of Oklahoma art program on March 6 during an artist’s talk and demonstration.

The talk will take place at 3 p.m. in the Science Amphitheatre and is open to the campus community and public.

The demonstration of a glass slumping technique will take place in Jesse Dunn Annex 325 at 6:55 p.m. during the Fundamentals of 3D & Sculpture class. Space is limited, so the priority is for visual arts students. The remaining space is open to the public. Please RSVP interest in attending to Thomas Cornell, assistant professor of visual arts, at (580) 327-8111 or

Leading the artist talk will be Leticia Bajuyo, an assistant professor of sculpture in the School of Visual Arts at OU, and Emma Moorman, who is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Art in Sculpture at the university.

Bajuyo is a Filipinx-American interdisciplinary artist and object maker based in Oklahoma. She creates drawings, sculptures, and installations that highlight the impact of desire. Her interest in unpacking value perceptions finds their roots in her autobiography growing up bi-racial in a small town named Metropolis on the border of Illinois and Kentucky. The time and space of quiet landscapes outside and the multi-national dialogues inside her family’s home influenced the development of her critiques of consumer capitalism, fickle her studio practice, Bajuyo seeks community and welcomes collaboration by participating in artist collectives including the Filipinx Artists of Houston, Land Report Collective and Project Vortex.

Moorman is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Visualization with a focus in 3D animation and graphic design from Texas A&M University. She became interested in sculpture during an undergraduate sculpture class at Texas A&M where she learned how to weld and began fabricating large steel sculptures. So far during her time at OU, she has had the opportunity to reconnect to her love of materials and is beginning to explore themes of memory and identity through her work.

More about these artists may be found at and

In conjunction with the artist talk and demonstration, an exhibition of work from the OU artists will be displayed from March 7 - April 5 in a new gallery space for the visual arts program. The location is in Jesse Dunn in the area formerly known as the formal dining room that sits adjacent to the kitchen. The room number is 218. A reception is planned outside the gallery space on March 7 at 5 p.m.

Cornell explained that the work in this exhibition will primarily be sculptural and is being curated by Bajuyo. It will include artwork from a mixture of faculty, graduate students and recent alumni of the OU program.

The gallery space will be open for viewing the exhibition Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“With this exhibition, we hope to establish a sense of fraternity between two institutions dedicated to the intellectual and creative growth of students across Oklahoma,” Cornell said.

To learn more about Northwestern’s visual arts program and major, visit


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