EVENT LISTING FOR OCTOBER 11, 2019
GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:
2nd Friday Art Walk Outdoor Participants include Ashcraft, Kieran Crawford & Simone Stillman, Crystal Gazers, Dayla’s Decorative Designs, Dirty Soul Glass, Fairman Creations, Robbi Fox, Iced Paintwater, Inverted Selections, Kiss My Glass, Michael Isbill, Mack Havik, Lisa Prather and Joseph Willis !V!
2nd Friday Art Walk Street Performers include Ashtanga Yoga/OKC Bhakti Yoga, Hannah Butler, Brad Fielder, Happiness in Motion, Harper Valley Hypocrites and Heddy Oczlon!
Artifactory (106 E. Main) will be open with featured artisans, refreshments and tons of new merchandise!
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will feature artist Mackenzie Mullins, a narrative illustrator graduating from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Visual Arts. Her methodology consists of digital painting, comics, and printmaking (for spice). Her body of work consists of the idea of the self (be it her own self or that of a character) thrust through a mythological filter. Essentially, she explores relatable, human, inter-personal relationships in fantastically inspired worlds. “…if just one person can feel seen or understood through my work, I’d be satisfied. I want to create new versions of the stories I’ve grown up loving, and be able to spread those concepts and ideas to someone else who needs to hear them, and hopefully, that someone will see themselves in what I do.”
Bison Witches (211 E. Main) will have Camille Harp and Clint Hardesty performing together starting at 7 p.m.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) has Figures & Landscapes: The Art of Carol Armstrong continuing with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk. Armstrong is a Delaware Cherokee Indian Artist who has been painting and teaching professionally for over 35 years. The 2016 recipient of the prestigious Oklahoma Governor’s Art Award, Carol is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and is known throughout the Western and Contemporary Art communities for her emotive figurative and landscape oil paintings. “My true love is painting the figure in everyday scenes, Armstrong said. “I am telling stories of the American West.” They will also host guitarist Gunter Hammett providing live music from 7 to 9 p.m.
D. M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will feature artist Walt Disney with musical guest Frank Lawrence.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) is a cooperative art gallery featuring 12 artists whose work includes paintings, sculpture, fused glass, fiber art, photography, jewelry, and mixed media whimsical pieces. This month, we are also featuring guest artist, painter Cher Duncan. Come visit us and have a glass of wine at 123 East Main above Syrup!
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will continue their show, quilts by Catherine Raymond. She has this to say about her work: “Many of the pieces I use are hand dyed cloth. They are antique hand woven cloth from Japan. Slow stitching and cheese cloth batting is a method developed by Jude Hill. It is this method I employ to tell my quilt stories.”
GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) is excited to announce their fall, front porch music series! Johnny Manchild and The Poor Bastards will be serenading passersby and patients alike from 7 to 9 p.m. They are also hosting the art of Craig Smith presented by Tyson Meade (Chainsaw Kittens). This is an evening not to be missed. Swing by and say hi!
Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) is excited to have art from Robert Dohrmann and, of course, music!
The Holistic Counsel (114 W. Main) hosts monthly patient drives during each art walk and also features original mixed-media pieces by artist Royce Garrison.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts the opening reception for Between Pastures & Skies: Art from the Ranch, the culmination of a vision born from the unique creative relationship and special friendship of the artists Irmgard Geul and Skip Hill, featuring select original mixed-medium works, paintings, drawings, installations, photos and videos produced by the artists over the last five years in their studios on a picturesque 120-acre horse ranch in Oklahoma. Artist Tammy Brummell will have abstract paintings on display in The Library Gallery, as well.
Neighborhood Jam (102 W. Main) will host Breakfast with Benefits from 5 to 9 p.m. 20% of the sales will go to the Norman Philharmonic.
Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) will host artist, Julia Curran. This amazing St. Louis print artist creates highly saturated, brightly colored, hyper grotesque/ hyper beautiful homages to the sacred feminine. Her work will be on display and for sale in this one-night-only, one-person exhibition.
Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host Jazz with Wes McMichael and friends and a place to light a candle, leave a note and celebrate your beloved departed for a pared down version of our annual Dia de los Muertos. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Women's Resource Center will be out in the community as much as they are able throughout the month including in front of Sandalwood & Sage during the Art Walk.
Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Steven Harris playing the piano from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.!
The Social Club (209 E. Main) will serve free fall treats and hosting 405 Brewery slinging a new delish "beer-tail" (beer + cocktail) on Art Walk! Our featured artist for the month is Norman artist, Amanda Cole. Amanda's artwork is highly influenced by nature and the uniqueness of it all. Her abstract landscapes provide a mix of clean lines and bold colors that layer the canvas.
STASH (412 E. Main) will have the ever-popular Flower Power Market featuring new and favorite makers selling hand-crafted, home grown, and vintage items. They will turn the east block into a pop-up shopping party with local art, handmade products, and fresh foods, all ready for purchase. Families, friends, and kids of all ages are invited to share in this popular event which features food trucks and a backdrop of music as well as a celebration of all things local. Come hungry; Loaded Bowl, Midway Deli, Holey Rollers and Whole Latte Pie return to EDO. Weavings of the Southwest are on its featured art wall. The shop's owner Rebecca is back from extensive travels to the four corners, Navajo Nation, and Northern New Mexico, where she's gathered a collection of colorful one-of-a-kind Native American and Hispanic Rio Grande blankets, rugs, wall hangings, and bags. Start at STASH and bring a friend, or two, 6 to 9:30 p.m.!
Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will host Mishmash, showcasing a group of artists that are identifiable by their collective hodgepodge of odd materials, curious concepts, and penchant for experimental practices. Part of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Extended Media program which incorporates installation, performance, kinetics, bio-art, as well as other experimental and dialogical practices, advanced student, Coleen Sovick and Associate Professor, Jordan Vinyard, have come together with Erin Edelman from Studio Ink to highlight the playful, absurd, and startlingly unique realizations these artists take on. Artist and animator, Jared Deusterhaus, from Virginia CommonWealth’s kinetic imaging program will co-curate the show, ultimately resulting in a profound group of work that will be exhibited at Studio Ink during Norman Art Walk.
TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) will have live music and Phil Me Up Cheesesteak Truck will be in full swing for a fun and festive Art Walk at TOLY Park! They welcome all families to come down and play games, enjoy local brews and awesome cocktails. It is fun and safe for all ages, pet-friendly too.
The Vintage Rose (219 W. Main) will be open with snacks and sales. Come shop in our festive fall atmosphere then catch all the fun next door at TOLY.
Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will host an art opening with special guest artists: David Padgete, David Rainbow and Elizabeth Dobes. They will also have special book signings, along with gallery artists: Kevin Stark, Enoch Kelly Haney, Irmgard Geul, Gayla Hollis, Eric Speigel,, Kathy Shumate, Todd Jenkins, Robert Rapp, Marilyn LeFloreand owner Peggy D. Farris.