Patrick Riley sees the world through different eyes. And often, it’s through the eyes of one of his intricate masks.
“You look at our own faces, we are a mask,” he said as he wore one of his colorful leather masks. “I see some of the kids I’ve taught at schools, and the only part you can recognize as they get older is the eyes. The rest of the mask is always changing.”
His decades of experience in mask making have turned him into one of the region’s renowned artists in the medium. Riley is part of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Artist in Residency Program and has more than 30 years of experience in making masks. And he will bring his talents to the Newcastle Public Library at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22.
Learn more about Riley’s story here .
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