Gathering Place Reveals First Collaborations With Artists
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Gathering Place Reveals First Collaborations With Artists

Gathering Place has announced plans for collaborations with renowned national and international artists Mark Dion and Jen Lewin.

Officials at the $465 million riverfront park, scheduled to open Sept. 8, will rotate these art installations as part of its programming initiatives.

“Alongside other programming initiatives, installations in the park by many talented local and internationally recognized artists will keep visitors excited to see what’s next,” Kirsten Hein, the park’s vice president of programming, said in a statement.

Dion’s work examines how dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge and the natural world. He is creating a space within the ONEOK Boathouse called the “Cabinet of Wonder,” a vast collection and arrangement of marvelous things, from the rare to the curious.

“The Park speaks to all the parts of each person by activating all the senses,” Dion said in a statement. “It appeals to both the physical nature of visitors, challenging their bodies through sport, play and rambling, as well as their intellect through the programming. That is where the art comes in. The visual art is there to stimulate thinking, motivate a sense of beauty and foster creative and critical thought.”

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