How to Survive COVID-19 -- Illustrated by the Artwork of D.J. Lafon

March 24, 2020

By Joy Reed Belt

Inspired by The New Yorker - While we recognize the severity of the health crisis, we thought you might enjoy some humor.

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JRB Art at the Elms Presents Karen Mosbacher & George Bogart

March 4, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt


Opening Reception - Friday, March 6, 2020, 5 - 9 pm

Artist Talk & Demo by Karen Mosbacher - Saturday, March 7th at 2pm


Karen Mosbacher: “I Paint Music – Music for Your Eyes”

George Bogart: “Inside Outside”

Oklahoma City - On March 6, 2020, during The Paseo’s First Friday Gallery Art Walk, JRB Art at The Elms will host an Exhibition Opening for two extraordinary artists: Karen Mosbacher, who  will be exhibiting three sets of paintings entitled: “I Paint Music—Music for Your Eyes” in the Main Gallery, and George Bogart (1933 - 2005), Professor Emeritus of the University of Oklahoma, will be exhibiting a collection of paintings entitled, “Inside Outside” in the iconic Ship Gallery.

Both exhibitions will run through April 25th.

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Painting, drawings and sculptures

February 19, 2020 - John Brandenburg

Published: Sun, January 19, 2020 1:07 AM Updated: Sun, January 19, 2020 1:24 AM

-by John Brandenburg

First Friday reception: A reception was held at JRB Art at the Elms recently and Joy Reed Belt was hostess for the Paseo's First Friday opening featuring the paintings, drawings and sculptures of D.J. Lafon. The works from Lafon’s estate were recently acquired by the gallery. The selections displayed were “Business Man,” “Farm,” “Portrait” and “Political,” all from several series of paintings from the artist who died in 2011.

Pictured in the photograph at the reception are Yousef Khanfar and Joy Reed Belt.                          [DOUG HOKE PHOTOS/THE OKLAHOMAN]



JRB Art at The Elms Presents "D.J. LAFON"

February 6, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt


First Friday Paseo Art Walk, 5-9 pm, Friday, February 7, 2020

"Art & Legacy of D.J. Lafon" Panel Discussion, 2 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2020

In honor of D.J. Lafon, JRB Art at the Elms is hosting a panel discussion of his life with Architect - Alan Lafon, D. J. Lafon's son, Attorney and Author - Kent Frates, and Photo Journalist and Artist - J. Don Cook.  They will discuss their personal ad professional relationships with the late artist (1929-2011). 

Kent Frates and Lafon worked together on the book, "The Captain and His Crew," a poem written by Frates and illustrated by Lafon.  Signed copies of this book will be available for purchase. 

You won't want to miss this event!  Saturday, Feb 8th at 2 pm.

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Art Review: D.J. Lafon's Remaining Works on Display at JRB Art

January 9, 2020 - John Brandenburg

JRB exhibit features the remaining works of D.J. Lafon

Published: Thu, January 09, 2020, 2:01 AM
-By John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman

D. J. Lafon (1929-2011) was an artist whose realistic detail was rivaled only by satiric and surreal expressive elements in his work.

A superb show at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker, reflects the gallery’s recent acquisition of “all remaining works” in his estate.


JRB Art at The Elms Presents "D.J. LAFON"

January 1, 2020 - Joy Reed Belt

EVENTS:  Opening Reception, Friday, January 3, 2020, 5 – 9 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY – The new year 2020 brings wonderful news. JRB Art at The Elms recently acquired all remaining works of art from the estate of well-known Oklahoma artist D.J. Lafon (1929 – 2011). The exhibition of many of the works opens First Friday, at JRB Art at The Elms on January 3, 2020.

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Review: Artist's Landscapes on Display at JRB Gallery

December 21, 2019 - John Brandenburg

By John Brandenburg
For The Oklahoman
Published: Sat, December 21, 2019 5:00 AM

A self-taught Guthrie artist achieves a vivid, folk art-like edge in his southwest landscapes at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

The artist is Jim Keffer, whose “Moments” acrylics are on view with semi-abstract acrylic paintings by Jean Richardson.  Both shows run through Dec. 31. 


Parties Extra! Joy Reed Belt

December 20, 2019 - Helen Ford Wallace

Video |            Published: December 20, 2019

It's a busy time in the Paseo District, especially at JRB Art at the Elms. Joy Reed Belt chats with Helen Ford Wallace about holiday events and upcoming changes.

To access The Oklahoman publication click here.

JRB Art at The Elms Presents "KEFFER & RICHARDSON"

December 1, 2019


Opening Reception, Fri, December 6, 2019, 6 – 9 pm 

Artist Talk with Jean Richardson, December 8 at 2 pm

Artist Talk with Jim Keffer, December 14 at 1 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY – Christmas is a time of meaning, wonder, and tradition, it is also the season to appreciate creativity in all forms. In December at JRB Art at The Elms Gallery in the Paseo Arts District, Jean Richardson and Jim Keffer will be featured during the district’s First Friday Walk. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will present the modern primitive style of Jim Keffer and the iconic, abstract, and focused contemporary acrylics of Jean Richardson.

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Artist Reception

November 24, 2019 - John Brandenburg

Published: Sun, November 24, 2019 1:07 AM Updated: Sun, November 24, 2019 1:30 AM
by John Brandenburg, THE OKLAHOMAN

Reception: The First Friday art walk and opening reception at JRB Art at the Elms in the Paseo Arts District featured three artists: Katherine Kerr Allen mixed media paintings; George Oswalt’s large realistic oil paintings; and Karam’s heavily textured three-dimensional works.

On the party list: Guests included Mark White, Francesca Giani, Zeb Gautreaux, Nancy Anthony, Alyce Page, Ron Page, Candy Yaun, Breene Kerr Jr., Helen Dailey, Pat Dailey, Erin Cooper, Tim Cooper, Alan Atkinson, Miles Mixon, David Allen, Sally Bentley, Kenyon Morgan, Ralf Janknecht, Sheridan Conrad, Lisa Woltman, Kelley Barnes, Fahd Sultan and Jennifer Song.