2nd Friday Norman Art Walk: March 13, 2015
Participating Nonprofit Organizations:
Dreamer Concepts: A Community Art Space (428 E. Main) will host the opening reception for Dreamer 56: Art Education Experience featuring works created by 4th and 5th graders from Lincoln Elementary School. The gallery will also be home to the opening for featured artist, poet and bookbinder Kerri Shadid. She is the current Artist-in-Residence at the Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) ushers out its two current exhibits.Abstract Abstract is a group exhibition championing contemporary abstraction … gone small. It includes both local and national artists, including Josh Aster, Chris Kuhn, Lester Monzon, Brad Stevens and curator Tim Stark. Also on the walls is Evanescent Iridescence, a solo show by Chickasha artist John Bruce featuring an arry of paitings and altarpieces inspired by color, texture and the Southwest. Norman Arts Council Individual Artist Ellen Moershel is featured in the Library Gallery, while students from Scissortail School of Art will have pieces on display in the Water Closet Gallery. There will be a artist (John Bruce) and curator (Time Stark) talk taking place at 6 p.m.
The Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) and the FAC gallery will feature an exhibition of artwork produced by members of the Healing Studio program, alongside paintings from their instructor, Jane Lawson. This annual exhibition is a special opportunity to showcase the talent and creative expressions of the inspirational individuals — exhibiting varying degrees of cognitive, physical or learning learning challenges — who take part in weekly Healing Studio sessions.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) celebrates the Ladies of Norman with 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.
Leadership Norman is sponsoring an art raffle to benefit Variety Care. Buy your tickets to win a chance at a hand-painted, limited edition work by Rick Sinnett at MAINSITE! A winner will be drawn at 8 p.m.
Introducing the 2nd Friday Food Truck Park at Main & Peters in the LoveWorks Lot! The Saucee Sicilian, The Healthy Hippo 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:
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) is showcasing the work of Bryan and David Rainbow in both their offices and the lobby of the Financial Building. Bryan focuses on imaginative works inspired by nature and texture, while David uses his skills as a welder to transform metal remains into striking sculptures. Frank Lawrence will be on hand to provide the soundtrack to the evening as always!
STASH (412 E. Main) gets back to its roots with a photography installation by Samantha Lamb that portrays her love for Oklahoma as her way of saying goodbye before starting a new farm and phase of her life in Tennessee. And get out your best duds and swing dresses for an Okie Barn Dance featuring live music from a collection of local musicians.
Dope Chapel (115 S. Crawford) invites you to unlock the power of friendship and love with the spirit of Kawaii, transforming Dope Chapel into a MystiKawaii Kloud Kastle filled with stuffed animals, adorable art, colorful costumes, majestic melodies, and of course, cupcakes. Music provided by Troller, Mary Davidson, Ssleeperhold, Aw Cmon, Julius the Robot, Glashiers and SimStim with art from Derrick Adams, Maria Alexandra, Jenna Bryan, Alli Campbell, Laurie Grace, Ed Gruber, Steve Loggins, Laura McPheeters, Eric Piper, Manda Shae and Tracy ShiQuiang.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) is celebrating their third birthday with lots of fun and delicious refreshments. They’ll also be displaying the work of Oklahoma City collage artist Marissa Raglin, whose work was seen at this year’s Momentum.
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will have over 20 original posters from past shows created by local artists, many of them musicians, including Ali Harter, Kierston White, Erin Lofties, Brad Fielder and Josh Pitt. At 10 p.m., high-energy modern bluegrass act Bread and Butter Band will perform.
Artifactory (313 E. Main) is a new shop and studio here in Downtown Norman. Make them feel welcome, and check out the art, vintage goods and art class offerings.
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) is hosting the hairy potter. Locally famous and nationally known potter, poet, philosopher and teacher Dan Harris is their featured artist. Musical guests The Ladies at Play will green up your St. Patty’s Day spirits with their vivacious Celtic exuberance.
Coredination Pilates (128 E. Main) is happy to present the work of featured artist Kellen Carter.
The Artist Studios above MAINSITE (122 E. Main) have new works by Bill and Juanita Williams up for viewing.
The 419 Art Room (131 E. Gray) is open with new works by artist Adam Heilman.
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is showcasing a variety of local artists and more!
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) has HEART on display, new watercolors on paper by Roshni Robert, breaking from her illustrative work most people know her for. The exhibit focuses on color and shape assembled into a variety of abstractions.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites everyone UP to see what’s new in the gallery, including works be featured up and coming arist Kris Fairchild.
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 Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series, this time feature Oklahoma hip-hop favorite Jabee, Stillwater indie rock band Admirals and the whimsical, genre defying Bowlsey. The show takes place at Opolis (113 N. Crawford) and starts at 9 p.m. It’s free, but 21+ only!
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 an especially cool lineup, featuring Burger Records-affliated garage rockers Kim & The Created (in the midst of a national tour), along with Oklahoma City punk outfit Community Pools. It’ll start at 7:15 p.m. and wrap up before 9!
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) is excited to host high-energy, modern bluegrass act Bread and Butter Band. The show starts at 10 p.m.
Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) has Reverend Red with Duane Mark playing this 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk!