Exhibit 4 Press Release

Urban-Core-Artists Exhibit 4 press release

Verbode Urban Core Artists: Local art show to benefit The Homeless Alliance opens at Verbode on November 21

Exhibit 4 Press Release

A new art show, Verbode Urban Core Artists, will feature the work of: Behnaz Sohrabian, Christie Owen, Klint Schor, Marilyn Artus, Matt Goad, Paul Medina, And Scott Henderson. The collective of professional artists are from Oklahoma and work in a variety of media and styles.


The opening reception is on Thursday, November 21 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Verbode, 415 North Broadway, in Oklahoma City. The reception is free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to meet the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and libations.


Verbode Urban Core Artists is an artist-run curatorial and event collaborative founded in 2016 by Verbode real estate owner, Sarah Bytiqi and artist, Christie Owen in Oklahoma City. The real estate group provides Christie with a showroom for the year and hosts quarterly openings. Christie elected to invite her fellow artists to participate as an initiative to attract more attention and support for local artists. Christie organizes, promotes and curates visually stimulating and dynamic art exhibits that reflect the flourishing creativity of the Oklahoma art community. The mission of these art exhibits is to develop new relationships and encourage networking through an understanding and appreciation of art’s vital role in our community. Sarah Bytiqi offers the space at Verbode as a home for art and to engage a diverse cross-section of the public by hosting free and open to the public exhibits in an alternative space. 


Verbode Urban Core Artists will donate 20% of all art sales from the show to The Homeless Alliance. The event is sponsored by CHUBB, HUB, Brian Harvey – High Net Worth Division and Valor Bank. In-kind donations are from Hive Design Team, Vanessa House Beer Company and Uncovering Oklahoma. Participating local pop-up vendors include Jewelry Designs from LaVeryl Lower and Debbie Whitacre.


Verbode is a residential real estate brokerage located in the TAP Architecture Building in downtown Oklahoma City. Visitors can view the exhibit Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm between November 21, 2019 and December 20, 2019.


For more information about Verbode Urban Core Artists, visit urbancoreartists.com.




Media Contact:

Christie Owen