2nd Friday Norman Art Walk: October 10, 2014
Participating Nonprofit Organizations:
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) debuts 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. There’s also free refreshments and snacks from LOCAL.
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) cotinues to showcase Concepts & Models, the inaugural exhibition by the Nowhere Medium, a collective of individuals collaobrating in multimedia. The show features a variety of experimental pieces that were created as concepts for future artworks currently in production for Nowhere Medium’s next scheduled shows, evolving with each showing, no two experiences destined to be the same.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will feature Places … Spaces Between, the work of Almira Hill Grammer. She just recently showed work in the Oklahoma State Capitol Governor’s Gallery and is happy to present her newest richly colored paintings depicting barns and landscapes in The Depot. There will also the Terry Shaw Memorial HOOTENANNY to remember Shaw, who organized the initial Hootenanny at the Depot in 2013. Guitars, banjos, tambourines and your vocals are encouraged.
Galleries, Shops, Studios & More:
The Social Club (209 E. Main) is excited to present the work of multi-talented artist Kathryn Wakefield of Confetti Riot. She will be showcasing her colorful weavings at the art walk.
STASH (412 E. Main) has the work of Tara Forth of Frameworthy Designs, specializing in beautifully crafted stationery, illustration and design.
Dope Chapel (115 S. Crawford) will be open, showcasing the work of local artists, including performance pieces by Sally Hensel, Evan Clayburg and Lindsey Allgood.
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.
Shevaun Williams & Associates (221 E. Main) is back with Women in Focus: An Exhibit of Shevaun Williams’ Portraits for World Literature Today Magazine, celebrating the power, beauty, talent and determination of women around the globe. The exhibit leads into the 2014 Neustadt Festival of International Literature & Culture. Vaness Rudloff will also exhibit photographs from Beauty and the Books, a portfolio-book of images taken at Arundel Bookstore in Seattle, along with “poetry on demand” by Oklahoma poet Kerri Shadid. There will be free refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.
LOCAL (2262 W. Main) hosts the midway reception for Dark Ladies: The Sparky Surreal, featuring work by Cacky Poarch, Tammy Brummell and Michael Wilson.
Third Eye Gallery and Ashtanga Yoga Studio (120 E. Tonhawa) is presenting a new exhibition from Oklahoma favorite Skip Hill, pieces that fuse Hill’s signature international soul style with yoga motifs, poses and inner peace.
Sandalwood & Sage (322 & 324 E. Main) is back with its 6th Annual Dia de los Meurtos event, featuring Sugar Skull decorating, South American edibles and a community offrenda. Light a candle for someone dear who has passed, write a note and post it on the community board, or bring a photo or memento to share.
Studio Ink (220 E. Main), previously Studio E, has featured artist David Rogers, a new in-house studio and tattoo artists as well. There will be snacks, refreshments and a $50 gift certificate giveaway.
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) highlights featured artist Barry Magnin and is offering limited edition designs on tees for only $5, printed while you wait!
Scissortail School of Art (123 E. Main) has work created by the children and adults taking fall art classes.
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) has new works by the children of All Saints Catholic School and teacher Melissa Manning, along with musical guest Frank Lawrence.
Bell’s Mystical Beginnings (529 E. Main) is hosting their 2nd Friday Drum Circle with girls from A Mirage Dance Company. There will be readers on site for oracle or tarot readings, along with free 10 minute healing energy sessions, work from local artists and free refreshments.
Norman Insurance Emporium (527 E. Main) welcoming the work of Jon Stone Photography.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites everyone UP to see what’s new in the gallery, including jewelry made by their artist of the month Pamela Gray.
2nd Friday Concerts & Performances:
Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the second outing for the 2nd Friday Concert Series, this time featuring the psych-folk pop stylings of Oklahoma favorite Deerpeople, joined by dream pop purveyors Moonbather out of Dallas and surf-inspired indie rock outfit Bored Wax. The show is free and first come, first serve atOpolis (113 N. Crawford). Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9.
Norman Arts Council and Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) are collaborating to bring you even more music during the art walk. This month garage rockers The Pizza Thieves will bring the noise. It’s free and starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) has the Hey Diddles String Band performing, starting at 10 p.m.
Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) has a performance by Peter Erickson from 7 to 9 p.m.