Congratulations to Bixby Central Intermediate's Zoe Hong on her artwork featured at Philbrook Museum of Art! What an inspiration she is! Let her lesson be one to us all!

One of the artists in the show, Zoe Hong, said the image she submitted for “The BIG Show” had its roots in her family’s experiences during the past few years.

The image, done primarily in pencil with tiny splashes of red, yellow and orange, shows the figure of a girl holding onto a briefcase from which scatter pieces of paper as she floats above the roofs of buildings, surrounded by a host of butterflies.

“We’re moving, and that’s a little scary,” said Zoe, a 10-year-old who attends Bixby Central Intermediate. “And we lost several members of our family in the last year or so. That’s why I called this piece ‘Close Your Eyes, and You’ll Never See the Beauty.’ I want to tell people, ‘Don’t be scared. Try new things. It will all work out in the end.’”

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