EVENT LISTING FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2019
GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:
A Small Vintage Affair (106 E. Main) will be open as usual with new art vendors!
Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open! Loaded with great gifts for your Valentine, you will want to be sure to stop by and see all the new “treats” we have in store!
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will feature Robbi Fox, a migratory artist who celebrates the human condition through acrylic and mixed media portraiture. She studied Anthropology and Psychology at the University of North Texas. Her work has been exhibited in D.C., Texas, and Oklahoma. Her work explores the full scope of human emotional expression and celebrates individuals who embrace their authentic selves.
Bill & Juanita Williams (122 E. Main, above MAINSITE) feature new paintings & fabric works, along with complimentary treats!
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) presents Resistance, works by Don Holladay continues through February 24th. A closing reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Music will be provided by classical/jazz guitarist Larry Hammett from 7 to 9 p.m.
EMBER (318 E. Gray) presents the Afendras, Barbour, Kolarik and Lee families with First Impressions. The families believe we are all designed with a creative spirit and feel it’s important to instill a value for art at an early age. As the culminating event for a unit study on art, their children are showcasing some of their favorite original pieces at the 2nd Friday Art Walk. It is their hope that this experience grows a hunger in the children’s hearts for more! Come take a look and celebrate art with them!
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. for the 2nd Friday Art Walk.
They are a cooperative art gallery of 12 artists an art includes paintings, jewelry, fiber arts, photography, sculptures, folk art, and glass. Come on UP above Syrup.
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) is showing the work of KT Murray. They are a printmaker, from Norman, using bright imagery and pattern, creating pictures of both wide expanse as well as the minutia of amoebic shape. Together these pieces reveal themselves more and more over time as shapes, words and colors emerge with each viewing.
GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) is excited to be hosting Tyson Todd Meade (of Chainsaw Kittens fame) and his provocative art for the first quarter of 2019. As many pieces have already been sold, Tyson will be bringing in new pieces weekly. Make sure to swing by and catch his ever-evolving art exhibition. Tyson will also be curating all of our art for 2019 so stay tuned! They will also be joined by singer-songwriter Abbigale Dawn to capture hearts and minds with her soundtrack to the evening.
Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will be hosting Colourmusic for an in-store performance celebrating their latest album release.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) opens with a new exhibition Echoes & Resonance,featuring works by Latvian artists Liena Bondare and Paulis Liepa. Bondare's work seeks to reveal hidden meanings in everyday objects, actions, and rituals. She uses common social structures such as playgrounds and characters from popular culture to challenge her viewers, and herself, to look beyond their attachments and bring fresh analysis to the otherwise overlooked details of their world. The more interpretations her work generates, the better she feels about its effectiveness. The graphic work of Paulis Liepa bridges the space between fine art, printmaking, and graphic design seamlessly and leaves viewers questioning exactly how to quantify what they are seeing. Blending the domestic with the fantastic, Leipa utilizes shape, object, color, type, and texture equally to build images that seem simultaneously contemporary and timeless.
Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This month features a Red River exchange of Oklahoma and Texas indie rock talent, including Husbands, Pearl Earl, Hall Johnson and Lacey Elaine. The concert is free and all-ages.
Oil & Clay Studio (410 E. Main) will host a make-and-take Valentine's activity for the community. This is a donation based activity and begins at 6:30 p.m. until supplies last.
OU Fine Arts Library (500 W. Boyd) is hosting The Phenomenological Library: Sculpture students from the School of Fine Arts explore the experiential and architectural features of the Fine Arts Library to imagine and create sculptural situations that animate the site. In conjunction with sculpture coursework taught bu Assistant Professor in Sculpture, Daren Kendall. They are open 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) welcomes Latvian artist Vilnis Putrāms, who makes his Oklahoma debut with the installation "Grey Shades of Eastern European Identity." An exhibition designer by trade, Putrāms will transform their humble space into a multi-media spectacle exploring personal identity and its relationship to the world at large.
Robinson’s Repurposed (114 S. Porter) will be joining in on the festivities with a variety of eclectic and super cool art works.
Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Marco Tello, an outstanding accoustic guitar player from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) will be continuing their Community HeART Installation this month's Art Walk. Help fill our heart mural and bring our community together one love letter at a time this Valentine's season! Share the love with a simple act of kindness by sending someone a note of encouragement, inside joke, or just let someone know you are thinking about them! Then wait patiently until Valentine's Day. It will sit with all the other notes as part of the installation until the week of Valentine's Day then we will be sure to drop them in the mail so they make it to your loved ones in time!
Studio Ink (220 E. Main) is featuring Amber Webb in February with her series on the modernization of Catholicism through art.
STASH (412 E. Main) hosts Flower Power Market featuring new and favorite vendors selling hand-crafted and vintage items. Locals are invited to participate in “Love Notes to Norman.” STASH encourages friends and families to come out on art walk and to write a valentine to Norman. “Tell our city how you feel—what do you hope for and love about Norman?” asks STASH’s owner, Rebecca Bean. “We’ll have handmade valentines and supplies on hand. Come help fill our featured wall with your thoughts for Norman.” Come hungry; Midway Deli and HOLEY ROLLERS return to EDO for our February Art Walk. The Brewhouse will serve fresh craft beers including their signature IPA, amber, and wheat varieties.
TOLY Food Truck Park (227 W. Main) will have Middle Earth Kids Art and Craft Table. The bar will be open, and they will have food trucks! Park opens at 5 p.m.; join them before Art Walk and stay late with heat lamps to keep you warm!