EVENT LISTING FOR MAY 11, 2018
FOWLER HONDA BIKE VALET:
Ride to 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk on your bike and park it in front of MAINSITE Contemporary Art (122 E. Main) at Fowler Honda's Bike Valet and you'll receive a free drink ticket to McNellie's Abner Ale House to enjoy in the midst of your art walk fun!
GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:
A Small Vintage Affair (219 W. Main) will have Ophelia Lamplighter taking pet photos! Looking for a few photos for your pet? Stop by & see the photo studio set up at the back of the store! If you have a photo taken, they will call you after a quick edit & you can see if your photos! They also do photos out of the studio if you have a special place you have in mind! They’ll be open until 9 p.m.
Anti Gravity Dance & Fitness (102 S. Crawford) will be having local artist Tiffany Sizemore display her work inside, and weather permitting they will be having outdoor aerial performances on silks and lyra. Treats and drinks will be served!
Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open celebrating May Art Walk!
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will be showing work from artist Annie Terrill, an artist with a broad portfolio encompassing many elements and styles, including paintings and mixed media.
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) is hosting artist Sandra Ryden, along time Norman resident and a psychotherapist by profession. Her love of drawing began before elementary school and it was at the Firehouse Art Station that she at long last began painting with her mentor, Carol Armstrong in 2007. Her primary medium is watercolor but oil painting also remains a strong interest. She is inspired both by traveling in this country and abroad, as well as her love of gardening. Subjects of painting include landscapes, botanicals, still life and natural elements with a bit of whimsy. As always, Frank Lawrence is their guest musician.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will host the opening reception for the exhibit of Jeff Tabor:Recent Paintingsfrom 6 to 9 p.m. This exhibit will continue through July 1, 2018. There will be live music in the portico with The Norman Jazz Collective featuring Collin Ferrell, Jonathan Curtis, Collin Spriggs and Andrew Richardson playing a variety of jazz standards, ballads, Latin, and contemporary jazz.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) will feature up and coming artist, photographer Daniela Kratchounova! Come see her beautiful and innovative photographs. They will be open and showcase the artwork of 11 local artists whose work includes photography, glass art, jewelry, paintings, fiber art, wood and stone carvings, and metal sculpting. Come visit UP stairs above Syrup!
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will be showing the photographs of Taelor Paige. Paige’s work shows the detail and expanse of Alaska in landscape and flowers. Many of the pieces highlight the foreground in an image that shows depth, drawing the viewer in, as though they are now a part of the scene itself. There will also be a small showing by watercolor artist Roshni Robert. These images will also focus on landscape of the Pacific Northwest and the abstraction of weather. Both artists present these views of their respective homes through the tender approach that homesickness lends. Melancholy is underlying in these renderings of natural beauty and great care is taken to remember each place and notice each blooming flower.
Greenlove Wellness Center (112 W. Main) will feature the work of Oklahoma City artist and musician Justin Hogan as a part of their grand opening celebration taking place from 5 to 9 p.m. that day.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) is open with the closing reception for the OU MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring filmmaker Mark Scott, sculptor Danielle Weigandt and multimedia artist AnnaVittoria Conner.
Pinot’s Palette (228 E. Main) will have an 80’s themed Black Light paint party featuring a painting that one of their own artists, Jon, created. They are offering 30% off for Art Walk when guests use code MayArtWalk at checkout! Click here to register.
Rusty’s Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will have a meet the artist poetry book release and reading from Bethany Grissom and live music from Avery Langworthy.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) will have artist, Ruth Loveland, an artist living in Norman, OK. She has exhibited work in Chicago, New Orleans, Kansas City, and Oklahoma. Her current work consists of mixed media two dimensional work, but her background is in oil painting, conceptual drawing, writing and collecting projects. She is very interested in Mycology and all things mushroom, including growing, foraging, eating, and learning more about the fungal kingdom. Prairie Bloom Body Care will host a pop-up shop in store, and The Social Club will also serve drinks and treats like usual.
The Space (317 E. Main) opens for their Maker's Market @ The Space showcasing a curated selection of local makers and artists. Not only will they have some of the best local makers popping up, they are excited to be hosting the electic creations of local artist Jera Winters Also, the amazing ladies of Norman-based profMagazine will also be joining in the fun to meet and greet Normanites. Grab their first print edition while you can!
STASH (412 E. Main) hosts its Flower Power Market featuring new and favorite vendors selling hand-crafted and vintage items. Come hungry! The Loaded Bowl, Holey Rollers and Crepes & Tater Cakes return to EDO. The Brewhouse will serve their original craft beers. Their featured artist is Jamie Stevens, a self-taught oil painter living in Norman. Tequila Songbirds, known for their high-energy folk performances and melodic songwriting, will perform at STASH during the May Flower Power Market. Be sure to swing by for makers, food, art and fun 6 to 9:30 p.m.!
Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will feature Jess Stone in May. She will have her paintings, as well as, hand made jewelry! Missy Fowler will also be there with her hand spun yarn and cute creatures. Refreshments will be served!
Urban Alley is finally gearing back up with a giant mural by Coleen Sovick! So be sure to check out her work too!
Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will feature secrets of successful art revealed as you watch gallery artists painting from 6 to 8 p.m. Be a winner! $1.00 a ticket for a chance to win "Three Wolves," a limited edition, matted, print ready to frame by Peggy D. Farris, a value of $595.00. Free drawing for two small original, 6 X 6 paintings by Peggy D. Farris. Drawings at 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be on hand, and the gallery will remain open from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Healthy Hippo, I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care, Dircks Consessions, Blue J’s Dessert Truck, Murphy’s Cook Shack, The Meating Place, That Pie Place, Snow Smore, Yum Pig, & Yum Yum Bites are scheduled to appear at this month’s 2nd Friday Food Truck Park, located on Main & Jones, just east of The Depot.
TOLY Food Truck Park (227 W. Main) is Norman’s first dedicated food truck park and will feature a variety of eateries during the 2ndFriday Norman Art Walk.