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Artist's Route 66 Collection on Display in Tulsa Soon

Western Doughty

  The revival of Route 66 has led to a fascination with the exterior of the many motels that line the historic highway, but one Tulsa artist hopes a new exhibit will remind people that not everything that goes on inside the rooms should be romanticized.

Western Doughty's Route 66: Room #116 is a collection of about 75 images depicting everyday experiences that take place at a motel along Route 66 that tends to attract an assortment of travelers: transients, cross-country drivers, families and Route 66 enthusiasts.

The show is scheduled to open at Living Arts in Tulsa on Jan. 3 and run through Jan. 23.

More than three dozen of the images from the project have been posted to Doughty's website. The images are striking and formidable. A few images contain nudity or violence.