EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART December 13, 2013:
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) remains open with its annual Firehouse Holiday Gallery, offering a wide range of fine art and seasonal crafts from local artisans that make for wonderfully unique holiday gifts.
The Performing Arts Studio (200 S. Jones) continues with the third annual Small Works Show, featuring art from Carolyn Faseler, Rick Fry, Skip Hill, Don Holladay, Tim Kenney, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, Corazon Watkins and Betty Wood. Enjoy refreshments and jazzy holiday music by A Shade of Blue along the way.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm) returns with Art á la Carte, featuring free food, hot drinks, live music from Sherree Chamberlain, ornament decorating and a Holiday Grab Bag Sale at Muse, the museum store.
Jacobson House (609 Chautauqua) hosts its Holiday Art Market from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The market features paintings and prints by Native artists from across Oklahoma, including Sharron Ahtone Harjo, Sherman Chaddlesone, Chad Earles and more.
Dreamer Concepts (324 E. Main) celebrates its 7th birthday during the opening of Dreamer 52: Artists After Hours.
The Moore-Lindsay Historical House (508 N. Peters) hosts its Christmas Open House, featuring free carriage rides to Main Street, free holiday food, carols by the Norman Community Choral Society and local jewelry and bakery vendors.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts the opening reception for Noise Makers, a group exhibition studying the relationship between music and visual art featuring works by Justin Camilli, Matt Goad, Chad Mount, Denny Schmickle and Aaron Whisner and an audio-visual installation from Norman New Wave band Depth & Current. Norman Individual Artist Sarah Engel-Barnett will be showcasing her latest photography collection in The Library Gallery, while Anna Thomas presents Place Make in the Water Closet Gallery.
Kids’ Corner (located at the parking lot adjacent to LWPB Architects & Planners, or inside in case of inclement weather) is back with a performance of holiday chamber music selections by the violin students of Sonder Music, Dance & Art instructor Rebecca Panayiotou along with hot cocoa and Christmas cookie decorating.
GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:
STASH (412 E. Main) features the work of artist Samantha Lamb, whose passion for farm life and lovely light shape her photography. STASH also hosts the album release party for the Fowler VW-sponsored A Blackwatch Christmas Vol. III (Holly-Tonk & Jingle Beats) in the Annex featuring performances by many of the artists who contributed tracks to the album. Free refreshments and vinyl records will be on hand! Mariposa Coffee Roastery will also be serving up hot drinks in their mobile coffee shop.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) is proud to present the work of artist and singer-songwriter Jack Scott. Three DJs will be spinning Christmas tunes to go along with holiday beverages and sweet treats.
Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) showcase the paintings and drawings of Chris and Tricia Castro.
First Fidelity Bank (131 E. Main) houses the 9th Annual Tree Photo Contest, sponsored by The Norman Park Foundation. The reception will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and the public is invited to view approximately photographs of Oklahoma trees while enjoying live acoustic music, refreshments and an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Main Street Memorables (531 E. Main) will feature the jewelry of artist Tracy Williamson (of Wild Horse Moon). Horse lovers will adore her unique designs and handmade, romantic prairie fashions.
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) welcomes featured artist Danja MacNeill, who will display a wide variety of mixed media pieces.
Shevaun Williams & Associates (221 E. Main) will be showing new photographs by Vanessa Rudloff, new images by Shevaun Williams from New York, Paris and London and painting by Mike Simmons, proceeds from which will benefit the Anderson Chance Smith medical fund. Shevaun Williams will also be having part two of her archived print sale.
Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) features new art from J.J. Bradford, including mixed media pieces and photography that captures things about everyday life you might see but not appreciate the details of. There will also be free, live music in the air.
The Diner (213 E. Main) opens up for special, 2nd Friday dining hours and also hosts a book signing by local author Molly Levite Griffis.
Scissortail School of Art (123 E. Main) hosts an artist market, featuring one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from local artist and crafters Lindsey Martin, Jenny Boehs-Wright, Garrett Shockey, Whitney Womack, Kathy Sala-Rutherford and Doug Clark.
Je’s Bend (123 E. Main) is open with handsewn gifts available for purchase.
Bell’s Mystical Beginnings (207 W. Main) is welcomed to the neighborhood and features art from several local artists, including Lauren Kelly and more.
Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will show art celebrating three years of live music in the bar by J. Chris and Marissa Johnson. Chris’s drawings and Marissa’s photographs beautifully document the community of creativity that has grown in this space with the inception of a live entertainment program. During 2nd Friday Late Night, live music will be provided by JV’s Fillin Station and Brian Cagle, two “house favorite” local acts.
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) highlights a local artist’s work, is selling a $5 limited-edition Art Walk shirt designed by local artists and a new, life-size Bigfoot wood cut-out by Barry Magnin to pose and take pictures with. Refreshments also on hand!
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) is having a holiday special, featuring good food, great art and 10% off all items in the Gallery, which include pieces by Pamela Bell, Sylvia Miller, Sherrie Phillips, Heidi James, Louanne Duckworth, Dion Mayes-Burnett, Ally Richardson, Kiki Hiott, Steve Mouché, Bird Burnett and Dan Harris.
Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) hosts musical guests John and Leah McGaha. The Norman-based husband and wife duo combine a unique blend of instrumental, Celtic Holiday music. Bead for Life will also be on hand, selling their handmade paper beaded bracelets made by Ugandan women for one night only.
Third Eye Gallery at Ashatanga Yoga Studio (120 E. Tonhawa) hosts a collaborative exhibition featuring art by kids from ages 3 to 18. The wintery reception for the whole family will include magic, Acro Yoga, hula hooping and refreshments.
Tres Cantina (305 E. Main) is showing the photography of Rick Evan.
Tribes (131 N.W. 24th) hosts its 24th Annual Native American Art Calendar Signing & Holiday Show from 7 to 9 p.m. Calendar artists include Richard Ray Whitman, Benjamin Harjo Jr., Micah “WereWulf” Wesley, Troy Anderson, Norma Howard, Steven Judd, Brent Learned, Dylan Cavin, Dolores Purdy, Harvey Pratt, George Levi, David Kaskake and Carol Pate.
2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) features a performance by Oklahoma favorite singer-songwriter Sherree Chamberlain and indie rock outfit Tallows. Cover is $8.