The Skirvin Hilton in partnership with the Paseo Arts Association has chosen Oklahoma City native Kerri Shadid as its featured Artist in Residence.
As the Skirvin Hilton's Artist in Residence, Ms. Shadid's live studio space is open to hotel guests and visitors. The Artist-in-Residence program encourages the public to interact with the artist and witness the evolution of each piece first-hand, while supporting the artist's work and talent.
Shadid is a full-time poet and visual artist who writes spontaneous, whimsical poems for her visitors. She also practices process-oriented art forms such as marbling, bookmaking, and book binding.
The aesthetics of word and voice are key in Shadid’s work, using language and poetry to make our existence artistic. Her written works contain elements of magical realism, the surreal, and wabi-sabi, a Japanese tradition celebrating the transient and flawed.
We are thrilled that she has decided to practice her art & craft in the Skirvin Hilton’s studio space.