2nd Friday Norman Art Walk: April 10, 2015
Participating Nonprofit Organizations:
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) debuts the latest OU MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring artists Kim Rice and Brittney Guest.
The Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) has partnered with the faculty of Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s art department to present an exhibition featuring their multi-disciplinary wor, include artists J. Bryon Test, Brent Shoulders, Larry Wiggins, Yvonne Sangster and David Elder.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) celebrates the closing of the Ladies of Norman, a lovely group art exhibition showcasing the work of Pamela Lenck Bradford, Norman Brown, Carolyn Faseler, Beverly Herndon, Doré Hill, Julie Klopfenstein, LaVon Scanlan and Betty Wood. Camille Harp will be performing for your musical entertainment.
Dreamer Concepts: A Community Art Space (428 E. Main) will host a demo by featured artist Kerri Shadid, who is currently the Artist In Residence at the Skirvin Hotel in Downtown Oklahoma City. Dreamer Artist In Residence Marc Vinciguerra will be sculpting live again and entering into the second phase of his monumental scultpure Triptyque. Come see his extremely elaborate scultpure technique in person.
Pioneer Library System hosts a community book discussion as a part of the Big Read from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lowry Room of the Norman Public Library (225 N. Webster). The discussion will be centered around A Wizard of Earthseaby Ursula K. LeGuin and lead by Matthew Price, co-owner of Speeding Bullet Comics, co-writer The Posthuman Projectand columnist and editor for The Oklahoman.
The Environmental Control Advisory Board is showcasing the winners of the Water’s Worth It poster contest atLoveworks (127 W. Main).
Sooner Theatre (101 E. Main) presents a musical comedy production of Catch Me If You Can. Tickets are available for $20-$25.
Firehouse Art Center is collaborating with Visit Norman (309 E. Main) to showcase the work of Firehouse photography students.
The 2nd Friday Food Truck Park at Main & Peters in the LoveWorks Lot (corner of Main & Santa Fe) will feature:The Saucee Sicilian, The Healthy Hippo, La Gumbo Ya Ya, Gypsy Juice, Phil-Me-Up Cheesesteaks and Pinky’s Rolling Fresh will all be set up for your enjoyment, offering up a variety of tasty street food.
Big Truck Tacos and The Loaded Bowl will be parked out front of STASH (412 E. Main).
Galleries, Shops, Studios & More:
Dope Chapel (115 S. Crawford) debuts We, A Lens To The Eternal, the first show of a two-month, international tour feturing the printmaking, new media, sculpture, performance, zine and paintings of Eric Piper and Danny Gonzalez. They’ll give an artist talk at 6:30 p.m.
STASH (412 E. Main) hosts lovely art and great food trucks. Hand drawn artwork by artists and best friends Abby Bishop and Megan Jones will be on display. Grab dinner with The Loaded Bowl or Big Truck Tacos. Audra and the Whippoorwhills will join in for live music.
First Fidelity Bank (131 E. Main) his hosting a kids event for the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk. The first 20 kids to arrive will receive a free painting lesson from Brittany Harris, owner of Simply Art by Brtinnary. They’ll start the session around 6:30, but get your kid there early to nab a spot.
Scissortail School of Art (123 E. Main) is hosting a silent auction of class art projects from McKinley Elementary.
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) welcomes featured artist and photographer Francisca Jensen and featured musical guest Frank Lawrence.
Studio Ink (220 W. Main) features a bright, fun and detailed collection from Jacob Sargent, as well as work by Jenny Patten.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) showcases the work of Bryan Rainbow, along with the usual treats and refreshments.
Artifactory (313 E. Main) is open with unique finds and art for your viewing pleasure.
Ashtanga Yoga Studio & Third Eye Gallery (120 E. Tonhawa) welcomes Keegan Hulsey, an interdisciplinary artist whose symbolist work centers on spiritual and socio-political subject matter, and his new exhibit In Perspective.
Sandalwood & Sage (322 & 324 E. Main) will host fractal imaginings of graphic artist Jeff Dufour and the classical notes of violinist Gus Weaver. Dufour is a California native who just recently relocated to Norman, embracing digital design that is inspired by nature and the sacred geometry of life.
Coredination Pilates (128 E. Main) hosts featured artist and photographer Angela Deen.
The Artist Studios above MAINSITE (122 E. Main) have new works by Bill and Juanita Williams up for viewing.Modern Love welcomes you into their new studio space to enjoy refreshments, music and incredible art. They’ll also be offering up prizes to those who visit their first 2nd Friday event.
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is showcasing a variety of local artists and more!
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites everyone UP to celebrate its 5th anniversary, including treats and new works by gallery artists Pam Bell, Nancy Brown, Bird & Dion Burnett, Louanne Duckworth, Kiki Hiott, Heidi James, Sylvia Miller, Steve Mouche, Sherrie Phillips and Ally Richardson.
Robinson’s Repurposed (325 E. Main) has items given an artistic touch by makers from all over town.
Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) has work by local artists on display and music in the air.
WCH Handmade will be showcasing jewelry and art in front of new apparel shop Champions On Display (223 E. Main).
2nd Friday Concerts & Performances:
Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series. This edition features the heartfelt indie rock of Chase Kerby & The Company Men, along with twin-led folk outfit Annie Oakley and math rockers Foxburrows. The show takes place at Breathing Rhythm Studio (315 Comanche) and starts at 7 p.m. It’s free and all-ages!
Norman Arts Council and Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) are collaborating to bring you Random Noise, an eclectic series bringing you even more free music during the art walk. This month features the smooth electronic sounds of Sardashhh and Aw Cmon. It’ll start at 7:15 p.m. and wrap up before 9!
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) is open with free Art Walk Karaoke!
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will bring the dance party with Norman’s favorite outlaw country tribute band Empty Bottles. Go honky tonkin’!
Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) has El Drifte playing this 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk, followed by karaoke at 10 p.m.