2nd Friday Norman Art Walk: January 9, 2015
Participating Nonprofit Organizations:
Dreamer Concepts: A Community Art Space (428 E. Main) is open and featuring work by Bryan Cook, Beatriz Mayorca, Christie Owen (work pictured), Dinah Cies and Greer Inez.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) ushers out the abstract expressionism-inspired exhibit Re-Action Painting from Norman painter Don Holladay, featuring an ecletic variety of works he has created in the past few years. MAINSITE also displays works by NAC Individual Artist Award winner Rebecca Bruehl in the Library Gallery and an installation by Jay McMillen in the Water Closet Gallery. Free snacks and refreshments by LOCAL.
The Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) will start 2015 with an exhibition by former art educator and professional painter Paul Walsh. His Painting on the Edge of Woodland and Prairie consists of forty recent regional landscapes that depict rural, south central Oklahoma.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) returns with People, Plants and Places, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by John Wolfe. Recently featured on OETA’s Gallery, his sculptures are assemblages of found objects combined with terra cotta clay heads and hands created for each specific piece. His paintings celebrate familiar scenes of everyday life.
Galleries, Shops, Studios & More:
Dope Chapel (115 S. Crawford) goes big with its first exhibition of 2015, featuring acclaimed Brooklyn artist Alexander Heir, whose strange, other-worldy pictures have adorned record jackets and xeroxed flyers across the international punk underground. His clothing line Death/Traitors has become a staple of the punk and hip-hop scene, with acts like Three Six Mafia, F**ked Up and Odd Future supporting the brand.
STASH (412 E. Main) plays host to the 4th Annual Zydeco All-Star Band and Gumbo Cookoff, in support of the Norman Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, February 14 in Downtown Norman. They will also showcase the work of mixed media artists Drew Michael Hooper.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) features new works by Norman favorite Ruth (Borum) Loveland, also serving up special drinks and treats.
The Studios at 420 Main (420 E. Main) are looking forward to seeing your happy faces. They also invite you to meet new resident artist Debby Kaspari, along with a few guest artists there for the month.
The Loop for Homeschooling Families (225 E. Gray) is proud to announce our Instructor’s Showcase, highlighting classes for the general public and homeschooling families that include African drumming, unicycling, juggling, hoop dancing, private music lessons and more. They’ll host a teen glow party after, from 9 to 11 p.m.
Sandalwood & Sage (322 & 324 E. Main) will host McMichael Music Student Songwriters from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., along with new items from various local artists, snacks and drinks.
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) continues to host The Meaningfully Meaningless Mindscape in Minature, an intuitive exploration of the terrains of the subconcsious by artists Eric Piper and Steve Blesch.
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is showcasing a variety of local artists and more!
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) features the photography of Kansas native and current Stillwater resident Jessie Furnish. She’s joined by musical guest Frank Lawrence.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites everyone UP to see what’s new in the gallery!
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.
2nd Friday Concerts & Performances:
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 we’ve got an outstanding bill featuring beloved Norman singer-songwriter (and Hayes Carll sideman) Travis Linville, along with the lovely acoustic indie folk of Chelsey Cope. It’ll start at 7:15 p.m. and wrap up before 9!
Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series, this time changing things up with a bill of Oklahoma punk heavyweights in celebration of the Alexander Heir exhibition at Dope Chapel (115 S. Crawford), where the show takes place. Catch The Copperheads, Brother Gruesome, Shishio and The Buzz Kills (out of Texas) for free, starting at 9 p.m. All-ages!
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) has McAlester Americana artist Levi Parham and Norman blues rockers White Mule, with the show starting at 10 p.m.
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) is alive with free Norman Art Walk Karaoke with all your indie, pop and rock favorites available for selection!