2nd Friday Norman Art Walk: November 2015
Participating Nonprofit Organizations:
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts the closing reception forCultural Connections: Arezzo in Norman, the first in a series of exhibitions that will bring international artists to Oklahoma while also sending Norman artists across the globe to share our heritage and history in new places through art. Enrique Moya Gonzalez, Sara Lovari and Massimiliano Luchetti had flown to Oklahoma to work on-site and for the opening reception. They shared their talent, culture & friendship, but have since returned to Italy. There will be free refreshments and small bites on hand. Norman Arts Council Individual Artist winner Corazon Watkins will have work on display in MAINSITE’s Library Gallery and Katelynn Knick has an installation in the Water Closet.
The Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) will be hosting its annual Holiday Gift Gallery from 6-9 pm during the Art Walk and will continue this exhibit until December 24th. For almost 30 years, the FAC has hosted this show to highlight regional artists by showcasing their work for sale to the public in a festive extension of the year-round gift shop. The Holiday Gift Gallery includes a wide assortment of original and handmade artwork and high-quality crafts made by regional artists, 90% of whom reside in Oklahoma. Shoppers have the opportunity to find special gifts while supporting local artists.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) welcomes in the holiday season with Small Works V, an exhibition featuring the work of artists Carol Beesley, Tony Grider, Almira Grammer, Don Holladay, Marilyn LeFlore, Brad Price, Corazon Watkins and John Wolfe. An opening reception, coordinated with 2nd Friday Art Walk on November 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. will feature an art chat with and demonstrations by the artists.
The Norman Public Library (225 N. Webster) will be doing a comedy battle for the November 13th Adult Story Time – think readings from works by Tina Fey, David Sedaris, etc. This event will once again be held in the Campbell Gallery Room, which will also be featuring works from local artists. Starting in November, this event will begin at 6:30 and will conclude by 8:00 pm.
Visit Norman (309 E. Main) presents a collaboration with Firehouse Art Center to showcase the work of Firehouse photography students in the Visit Norman offices.
The 2nd Friday Food Truck Park (Peters between Main and Gray) will feature a variety of Oklahoma food trucks offering up all sorts of delicious street food in Downtown Norman, including Paddy Cakes, Snow’smores, La Gumbo Ya Ya, Healthy Hippo, Odie May’s Concession, Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks and Pitchfork Kitchen & Bakery.
EDO (East Downtown) will host a selection of food trucks around STASH (412 E. Main) and Robinson’s Repurposed (325 E. Main).
Galleries, Shops, Studios & More:
The Social Club (209 E. Main) proudly presents works by Oklahoma City artist, Melissa Jacobs. In her work, she explores themes of women’s issues and femininity such as, the experience of girlhood, self-representation, domestic life, traditional gender roles, portrayals in popular culture, gossip, and power.
Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host Works of Clay & Mixed Media by Annette Sinesio, a University of Oklahoma MFA graduate, and special guest Sugalite Naturals-vegan personal care products from skin care to sundries, made in Oklahoma in small batches with essential oils from 6–10 pm. Singer/Songwriter Felina Rivera will also be performing from 7-9:30 pm. Annette Sinesio’s works will be on display through November.
Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will feature over 20 local artists for an ’80s themed art show. Refreshments will be served.
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host Barby Osborn as their artist for November and have musical guest Frank Lawrence.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) hosts up-and-coming photographer Alilia Wright. Her works are hanging in the stairwell leading up the Gallery on he second floor. She is a sophomore at Norman North who has been interested in photography since she received her first camera at the age of four. She now looks to photography to reveal thoughts and feelings as a moment in time is captured forever.
STASH (412 E. Main) welcomes featured artist Amber Black. Her “Midnight Mermaids” are inspired by an awakening of wonder and discovery of magic in the world, reminding us to look for the beautiful things happening all around us.
Coredination Pilates (128 E. Main) is hosting photographer Alanna Moore for the November Art Walk.
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) spotlights featured local artists.
The Artist Studios above MAINSITE (122 E. Main) will showcase new works by Bill and Juanita Williams along with two additional artists, Jean Peace and Sandy Wallace.
Robinson’s Repurposed (325 E. Main) will host a variety of farmers and makers just outside of their store on the 300 E. Main Block.
Artifactory (313 E. Main) opens up their shop and studio for the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk. Come check out all the festive classes they have scheduled for the upcoming holiday season. Also, lots of unique vintage items arrive daily. Make the Artifactory your one stop shop for all things vintage and creative.
Scissortail School of Art (123 E. Main) will have student art on display and will showcase fall session #2: The Art of Science. They will also have a few local artists showing and selling their handmade art.
North Wind Studio (422 E. Main St.) will be having a soft opening for their shop featuring wood and metal art and home decor, as well as live chainsaw wood carving in our parking lot by artist Ethan Elgersma. Mention you saw this and get 15% off your next carving!
2nd Friday Concerts & Performances:
Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival team up each month to present the 2nd Friday Concert Series. This punk rock edition of the series features Video out of Austin, Texas — fresh from releasing a new album on Jack White’s Third Man Records — along with Oklahoma’s own Sex Snobs and The Electric Church. The free show takes place atOpolis (113 N. Crawford). Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m. The show is 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 Bowlsey with Askanse. It’ll start at 7:15 p.m. and wrap up before 9.
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) hosts a free, non-smoking show with Erik the Viking and Carter Sampson. It all starts at 10 p.m.
The STASH Annex (412 E. Main) hosts Dojo Fest, the launch of photography and music publication Dojo Zine featuring the likes of Deerpeople, Wildings, Love Cobra, O Fidelis and more playing a free show. RSVP at http://dojozine.com/rsvp/.
Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) will feature Red Dirt artist Kyle Martin.