Welcome to The Hive, where creativity gathers. The Hive is a place for artists, dreamers, and makers. It’s an art gallery. It’s a rehearsal space. It’s a blank canvas for anyone who needs a creative outlet. It’s also a place for the community to gather. With over 3,000 square feet of rentable space, The Hive is the perfect venue for events of all sizes. Stop by 115 S. First St. in Jenks and see what all the buzz is about! The Hive gallery is open from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on select weekends. Check the Hive’s Facebook page for the latest details!
ABOUT THE HIVE
The Hive is a 6,000-square-foot arts facility and event space located in historic downtown Jenks. The space features room for two to four artists in residence, and more than 3,000 square feet of event and gallery space. The Hive was built to provide a creative outlet right here in Jenks for all the talented individuals in our community – whether they live here, work here, or just love to visit. If you’re an artist who would like to find out about our residency, or if you’d like to host an event here, please call 918-299-5005. We’d love to hear from you!
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: CHRIS HOPKINS
Chris Hopkins is the Hive’s current artist in residence.
He has been a professional visual communicator for 15 years in fields including animation, graphic design, motion graphics and illustration.
Chris is in his third year as an animation instructor at Tulsa Tech’s Riverside campus. Previously, he taught graphic design and multimedia at OSUIT in Okmulgee for six years.
He holds an associate’s degree in art from Tulsa Community College, as well as a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in business management from St. Gregory’s University.
Chris has worked as an animator at Wolverton Animation, art director at IBEAM Broadcasting and multimedia art director at the Tulsa Zoo.
Chris and his wife Retha live in Jenks with their two children, Tyme, 14, and Sophie, 9.
Visit www.wchrishopkins.com to view his portfolio and learn more about his work.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: CHRISTOPHER WESTFALL
Christopher became interested in drawing and painting at an early age. He entered his first juried art festival as a teenager. After earning a degree in commercial art, Christopher worked in advertising doing graphic design and illustrations for a multitude of clients. After several years of working for agencies and as a freelance illustrator Christopher took a extended hiatus from doing commercial artwork.
While following other creative endeavors Christopher still painted occasionally all the while developing his own style of putting paint on canvas. With the encouragement of his wife Cheryl, Christopher slowly began to show his work again and was soon invited to exhibit in a local fine art gallery. His paintings steadily became more popular with collectors. In the beginning of 2005 Christopher took the leap to become a full time fine art painter. His paintings can now be found in many private and corporate collections across the United States.
Christopher currently lives in Tulsa, OK with his lovely wife Cheryl and his son Max.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: ALLISON KEIM
Working in an abstracted, gestural style, Allison’s work is often etherial and organic. She draws inspiration from the environment of her home state of Oklahoma to create a composition revolving around an unforgettable moment or complex emotion. In addition to making original abstract paintings, she also works with clients to create custom work.
“My work comes out of me in a very organic way with the intention of creating a visual story. I want people to engage in my art through their own experiences, but I mostly want the work to be enjoyed. My palate is soft and the transitions in my work are both subtle and rigid, often inspired by Oklahoma weather and regional landscapes. I incorporate a variety of media into my paintings and usually add oil pastels and graphite towards the end of the process. Overall composition is determined by the relationship of positive and negative space, which evolves through the intuitive placement of color. I don’t consider my work to be complicated, but it is incredibly personal as it is an honest documentation of my perception of the world.” -Allison Keim