On STASH’s featured wall for October is “Versus”, a teacher and student duel show. “Versus is influenced by the way that street artists “battle” each other in a friendly way using their sketch books which they call “black books”, explains Narciso Argüelles, the show’s curator (and the teacher half of the wall). The wall will be split up the middle; half the work of instructor Narciso Argüelles, and half of his student Sarah Byars.

The opening party for Versus is Friday, October 12 from 6-10pm. In addition to this fun art show, STASH will host music by Early Beat, and Big Truck Tacos will be in our lot.

More about the artists:

Narciso Arguelles lives in Oklahoma where he is committed to community involvement as an artist and educator. He currently appears in the award winning documentary Panic Nation where his art work/photography is featured. Argüelles’ art has been exhibited all over Oklahoma and around the world including at Artspace at Untitled Gallery; Intar Gallery, NYC; the Ninth Biennale of Sydney Australia; and the First Johannesburg Biennale in South Africa.

image by keisha register

Argüelles’ grew up on both sides if the Mexican and U.S. border. He currently teaches photography, drawing, 2-D, and art history/appreciation at Oklahoma City Community College, The Oklahoma City Museum of Art and South Santa Fe High School.

Sarah Byars lives in Norman, Oklahoma where she attends the University of Oklahoma. She is currently in her Junior year pursuing a degree in Art History. She has exhibited art at IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City and is part of the Ephemera Art Collaborative.

Join us on October 12 from 6-10 pm for Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk. And remember, the music is complements of STASH, but the musicians and other artists have to pay the bills. Support local artists in whatever way you can.