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Redlands Community College hosted Mike Wimmer artist talk and reception

Redlands Community College hosted Mike Wimmer Artist Talk and Reception on Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery located in the Multi-media building on campus.

According to Redlands Art Professor and Curator of the Art Gallery Nick Bayer, “Mike Wimmer is an Oklahoma treasure and you can’t miss this opportunity to see work spanning his entire career. Mike will talk about his career and give insight into his creative process. This is a great chance to see world class art in your own backyard.”

Mike Wimmer was born in Muskogee, Okla. and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma. He also studied with Don Punchatz at The Sketch Pad Studio in Arlington, TX. Wimmer completed his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Currently, Wimmer serves as the Chair of the School of Visual Arts in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at the Oklahoma City University.

Wimmer has illustrated many children’s books including, “Will Rogers, and American Legend,” “Theodore,” “George,” and “Abraham,” by Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. He has also been featured in an Emmy Award winning production of the television series “Gallery” which runs on OETA. Wimmer’s work is featured in the collections of the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Wimmer’s personal motto is “Learn It, Live It, and Teach It.”

He has produced artwork for some of the largest corporations in the world: including Disney, Proctor & Gamble, RJR Nabisco, Kimberly Clark, and has had the honor of painting the portraits of some of America’s most prestigious citizens. His work has recently been seen on packages of Celestial Seasons Teas, and has painted some 300 covers for major publishers in the United States.