2nd Friday Norman Art Walk: November 14, 2014
Participating Nonprofit Organizations:
Dreamer Concepts: A Community Art Space (428 E. Main) is open at their new location, showcasing the work of emerging artists like Twig Capra, Lauren Florence, Erin Schalk, Josh Webb and Andrea Wijkowski.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) displays Can You Hear Me Now — featuring new work from Oklahoma artist & sculptor Holly Wilson — and Dialogos E Intrepretaciones: the Americas, a print exchange featuring artists from across North & South America. MAINSITE is also showcasing the work of NAC Individual Artist Award winner, woodworker, musician and furniture designer Hunter Roth in the Library Gallery as well as Norman photographer Casey Kim in the Water Closet Gallery. A special artist talk with Holly Wilson will kickoff at 5 p.m. before the closing reception. There’s also free refreshments and snacks from LOCAL.
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) is hosting its annual Holiday Gift Gallery. This festive, yearly expansion of the Firehouse’s gift shop into the gallery exhibition space provides an opportunity for the FAC to highlight and support local artists by showcasing their work for sale to the public. The Holiday Gift Gallery inclues a wide assortment of original and handmade artwork on high-quality crafts, including ceramic vessels, blown-glass, vases, wooden toys, jewelry, textiles and more.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) is open with an Art Chat and reception for its fourth annual Small Works Show, which features works from Rick Fry, Almira Grammer, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn and John Seward.
Jacobson House Native Art Center (609 Chautauqua) is pleased to announce a new exhibit featuring the work of three of Oklahoma’s most prominent contemporary artists: Virginia Stroud, Robert Taylor and Merlin Little Thunder.
Kid’s Corner (Corner of Main & Peters) comes back — weather permitting — from 6-8 p.m. this November thanks toTRiO, who is arranging free art activities for families to enjoy. TRiO assists low income and first generation students on their pathway to post secondary education. They serve 4 high schools and 6 middles schools in the Austin area. They specialize in financial literacy, college exploration, college application processes, and financial aid processes. They are visiting the University of Oklahoma to teach their students about OU, the admissions process, and the community of Norman. As part of their visit here, they have partnered with the Norman Arts Council for community service.
Galleries, Shops, Studios & More:
LOCAL (2262 W. Main) is showcasing the glass work of Rick & Tracey Bewley, the husband-and-wife pair behind the new Norman Public Arts-sponsored sculpture on the corner of Main and Porter.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) welcomes featured artist Bethany Young, an Oklahoma native and photographer who captures her love of the state’s landscapes with her work printed on wood.
STASH (412 E. Main) opens up with new featured artist Trisha Thompson Adams, along with new work from Annah Chakola of Boho Gypsy and a special art auction to benefit Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. They will also host this month’s 2nd Friday Concert Series show, featuring John Calvin Abney, Idabel and Stranded at the Station.
Dope Chapel (115 S. Crawford) has a sketchbook/journal/notebook/diary show, featuring a massive collection gathered from artists across the country. They end the night with Shishio’s record release show, featuring an assorted group of Oklahoma bands and noisemakers like Askanse, Weak Knees, Repioneers and Sardashhh.
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) is exhibiting posters produced following a pilot project on the molecular gastronomy of coffee conducted by first year Honors students at the University of Oklahoma.
Third Eye Gallery and Ashtanga Yoga Studio (120 E. Tonhawa) has Tiffany Edwards and the Boop Collection. Edwards is inspired by mythology, nature and the universe.
Sandalwood & Sage (322 & 324 E. Main) has musical guests Jahruba and friends drumming & strumming the night away. Lori J & Lana K — the Sterling Sisters — are back and will have their own special brand of Native and Oklahoma Jewelry in sterling silver and beads and as always light refreshments.
Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will feature Tulsa native Charles Caleb Burgess. His aerosol and acrylic pieces bring richness to everyday life through rhythm and non-traditional color. Join them for snacks and refreshments and sign up for a free print giveaway!
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is featuring new work by husband and wife Hoka Skenandore and April Holder of Shawnee. The Native American artists will be joined by acoustic music and more.
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) is excited to showcase new work by Gloria Lamar. Lamar worked at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for over a decade. She now focuses on her art work, winning awards at Midsummer Nights Fair and Mayfair in recent years.
Bell’s Mystical Beginnings (529 E. Main) is hosting their 2nd Friday Drum Circle with girls from A Mirage Dance Company. There are specials on Oracle and Tarot Readings and free 10 minute healing energy sessions as the store showcases local artists and provides free refreshments.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites everyone UP to see what’s new in the gallery!
2nd Friday Concerts & Performances:
Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series, this time featuring some of the most gorgeous folk music the state of Oklahoma has to offer with John Calvin Abney, Idabel and Stranded at the Station. The show is free, all-ages and starts at 7 p.m. at STASH (412 E. Main) in the STASH Annex.
Norman Arts Council and Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) are collaborating to bring you Random Noise, an eclectic series bringing you even more music during the art walk. This month we’ve got the guitar-driven indie pop of Bored Wax, along with the Death Cab for Cutie-inspired Plain Speak. It’ll start at 7:15 p.m. and wrap up before 9!
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) is happy to present the gypsy jazz, blues-inspired noise of the Ardent Spirits along with Okie-centric balladeer B.A. Fielder at 10 p.m.
Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) plays host to a free performance by Heartbreak Rodeo from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) is alive with a record release party for The Bourgeois, also featuring psych rockers Helen Kelter Skelter and indie poppers Gum. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 10. $5 at the door.