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Colors come to fore

October 26, 2016 - John Brandenburg

Colorful realistic-expressive paintings and stylized “aerial landscapes” contrast nicely with a relative lack of hue, in three solo exhibits.

The shows by Carol Beesley of Norman, Bob Nunn of Dallas, and John Wolfe of Oklahoma City, are at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

Iranian-born artist Behnaz Sohrabian makes Oklahoma her second home

August 16, 2016 - Ben Luschen

Though the move reunited Behnaz Sohrabian with her brother and sister, the Iranian-born artist felt like she touched surface of a new planet when she arrived in Oklahoma, a place she now calls her second home.

Sohrabian is one of three artists featured this month at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N. Walker Ave. Her exhibit, The Creator, runs through Aug. 28. John Brandenburg’s Noble Figures and Janet Massad’sDuets also are on display.

Three artists featured in August at JRB in Oklahoma City

August 3, 2016 - Staff Reports

JRB Art at The Elms will present three solo shows in August, featuring work by Behnaz Sohrabian, John Brandenburg and Janet Massad.

The exhibitions will open with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5, during Paseo's First Friday Gallery Walk, and continue through Aug. 28.

Semiabstract paintings, memorable ceramics shown at JRB in Oklahoma City

July 10, 2016 - John Brandenburg

A dynamic field where moving rectangular shapes coexist and compete for space is found in acrylic-collages by Janice Mathews-Gordon. The Oklahoma City artist is showing semiabstract “State of Mind” acrylic paintings at JRB Art at The Elms.  Also on view are stoneware-porcelain ceramics of Kansas City, Mo., artist Bernadette Esperanza Torres.

Contemporary photos contrast with classic Western paintings, bronzes in Oklahoma City exhibit

June 16, 2016 - John Brandenburg

Contemporary photos that use historic techniques contrast with classic Western oils and bronzes, in new exhibits by photographer Christa Blackwood and painter-sculptor Harold T. Holden at JRB Art at The Elms.

Artists offer unexpected views in exhibits at JRB in Oklahoma City

September 22, 2015 - John Brandenburg

Art review: The acrylic and oil on metal work in David Crismon’s “Dislocated Histories” exhibit is at JRB Art at The Elms. Also on display are shows by two other artists. All are recommended viewing.

Three shows at JRB in Oklahoma City reveal distinctive styles

August 11, 2015 - John Brandenburg

On view at JRB Art at the Elms in Oklahoma City are the eye-catching acrylic landscapes of Jim Keffer and mixed media works by Robert Peterson and Michael Hatcher.

Southwest colors, World Renowned artists saddle up to JRB Art at The Elms for brunch

June 10, 2015 - Christine Eddington - Oklahoma Gazette

The summer heat is setting in, but something cool is happening at JRB Art at The Elms. Internationally acclaimed artist Billy Schenck will be at the gallery from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Sunday for the Prix de West brunch

Schenck's work is part of the Best of The West exhibit and is featured along with Oklahoma artists Joe Andoe and Bert Seabourn.

A Joy For Life - A Conversation with Dr. Joy Reed Belt

June 9, 2015 - Lauren Hammack - Slice Magazine

I’ve never known anyone named “Joy” who didn’t personify her name. Dr. Joy Reed Belt is no exception. A conversation with the ebullient Dr. Belt is exactly that: a joy. The joy-joy-joy-down-in-my-heart kind of joy.

The principal of Joy Reed Belt & Associates, Inc., an Oklahoma City based executive search firm, Belt is a licensed professional counselor, a voracious reader and amasser of books (paper and digital), an enthusiastic, lifelong learner and the owner and director of JRB Art at The Elms, an award-winning gallery (and arguably the brightest jewel) in the historic Paseo Arts District crown.

Oklahoma artist Holly Wilson tells big stories through little people

May 24, 2015 - Brandy McDonnell

Her range is going to get bigger,” said Joy Reed Belt, owner of JRB Art at The Elms, where Wilson's first photography exhibit is on view this month.