Paul Moore

Paul Moore and David Phelps

July 18, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt

This month JRB Art at The Elms is featuring the bronze sculptures of Paul Moore and David Phelps, both of whom currently live and work in Oklahoma. Paul's work is influenced by the history of the Great American West and his Native American Heritage. David's work is strongly tied to his memories, experiences, and feelings from having grown up on a family farm in Robert's Island, California. The following works selected by the Gallery are strong examples of each artist's skill and aesthetic.

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ART REVIEW: Native artist's work on display at JRB through July

June 11, 2020 - John Brandenburg

One feels a little surrounded — in a good way — by the sculptures of Paul Moore in a show at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker Ave.

Available by appointment, the bronzes by the noted Oklahoma artist and Muscogee (Creek) Nation member are on exhibit through July.

A herd of bison, driven off a cliff, seem to defy gravity as they fall to their deaths, in Moore’s “The Buffalo Jump” or “Pishkin.”

In a gallery note, he said the practice, used as early as 12,000 years ago, was necessary for survival, before the introduction of the horse.

— John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman

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Featured Artist - Paul Moore

June 9, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt

The Sun Dance is a religious ceremony that is practiced by many of the Native American peoples. In the "Offering to the Sun", I am showing part of the Blackfoot ceremony. It consists of four to five days of dancing, praying, fasting, and offerings. The dancers are pierced in the chest and fastened to pegs and rawhide thongs which are attached to a center pole and in some cases pierced in the back and attached to buffalo skulls. 

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An Update from JRB Art at The Elms

June 5, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt

Due to the number of inquiries we have received today, we wanted to give everyone another update on our plans for this First Friday.

The First Friday Gallery Walk will not be happening in its usual fashion again this month. However, there are still ways to get involved in everything going on in Paseo, in person or from the comfort of your own home!

JRB Art at The Elms will be virtually presenting Paul Moore's stunning sculptures and Beth Hammack’s beautiful abstract paintings during the month of June on our website. As of now, we are are open by appointment only and ask that everyone wear a mask while in the Gallery. To schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us via phone, email, Instagram, or Facebook message!

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Paul Moore in the Studio

May 26, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt

In preparation for his upcoming exhibition, renowned Oklahoma sculptor, Paul Moore, invited the staff of JRB Art at The Elms to his studio to help select bronzes that will be displayed in his show, which opens Monday, June 1, 2020. In addition to showing us his work, he also showed us his phenomenal personal collection of Native American artifacts.

The Gallery continues to be open by appointment. All appointments can be made via phone, email, or social media. We encourage you to see this wonderful exhibition by one of the most talented sculptors!

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