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View the 2nd Friday Art Walk Guide for August 2014.

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Pictured: Julie Plant at Third Eye Gallery/Ashtanga Yoga Studio
EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART August 8, 2014:
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) hosts an exhibition of work done in the children’s art classes (ages 5-13) over the summer break. Meet the lil’ artists behind the whimsical, colorful art pieces. 
 
The Depot (200 S. Jones) ushers out This Is Our Oklahoma Land, a solo exhibition of photographys by Kim Baker celebrating the landscape of Oklahoma, with a closing reception. There will be live music by Mark McClellan & Friends and refreshments on hand. 
 
­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) presents the opening reception for Elise Deringer’s A Softer Storm and Mohammad Javaheri’s Line of Flight. The two solo exhibitions were finished in the artist studios located above MAINSITE over the course of the past year. Deringer’s work is centered on loose recollections of landscapes created through a variety of materials like paint, ink, dyes, salt, stone and sand, while Javaheri creates large scale oil paintings showcasing movement with layered, kinetic brush strokes. The Library Gallery showcases new work by James Hammontree, an Oklahoma City artist and musician who performs with bands like Power Pyramid and Sex Snobs. Printmaker and illustrator Tiffany McKnight will have pieces on display in the Water Closet Gallery.
 
GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:
STASH (412 E. Main) features photographer Bethany Young and her wood print images of the Oklahoma landscape. They’ll have Big Truck Tacos and The Loaded Bowl out front in their food truck lot. 
 
Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) presents Norman post-rock outfit Tumbling Nebulae, starting at 7:30 p.m.
 
Dope Chapel (115 N. Crawford) has a solo exhibition and installation by Ross Adams, the frontman of American Hate and mind behind Tall Hill Creative. There will be live music at 9:30 p.m.
 
Third Eye Gallery and Ashtanga Yoga Studio (120 E. Tonhawa) present the opening reception for Altar of My Easel, featuring the large, vibrant, original paintings of Julie Plant.
 
Studio E (220 E. Main) hosts the Mid Del Art Guild, an eclectic group of local artists that run the spectrum from landscapes to political pieces. Food and drink will be available for your enjoyment as well!
 
The Social Club (209 E. Main) is alive with new work by featured artist and illustrator Chris Castro and tasty treats and beverages. 
 
Scissortail School of Art (123 E. Main) is having a student art show and Children Artist Market, with Norman’s finest little artists selling their handmade art and crafts. They will also have super hero capes for sale, the proceeds from which go towards scholarships for Fall & Winter Art Classes. 
 
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is open and featuring a variety of works by Norman artists.
 
Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) is featuring the work of “upside-down artist” Dana Helms, along with a demonstration by the artist. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. 
 
The Studios at 420 Main (420 E. Main) are featuring the paintings of guest artist Deniz Fulya Aktas. Their second Music at the Mural concert will be showcasing local musician Tanner Miller. Upstairs residents have new work to see as well. 
 
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) presents featured artist Leona Boone, along with musical guest Frank Lawrence on the front patio. 
 
Ahimsa Yoga & Beads (219 W. Main) is holding a Candlelight Yoga & Mediation at 6 p.m. and giving away one month of yoga, along with a food truck located out front. 
 
Bell’s Mystical Beginnings (207 W. Main) will be open late with Tarot and Oracle Readers available. There’s free Healing Touch Energy Therapies, art from local artists on display and a drum circle that the community is invited to participate in.
 
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites everyone up to see new work from the gallery’s resident artists, including Heidi James and more.
 
2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:
 
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) invites you up to take a crack at your favorite song with Tone Def Parade Karaoke. Doors open at 8 p.m. and cover is free.
 
Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) presents Kierston White’s Don’t Write Love Songs album release party at 10 p.m. She’ll be joined by Eliza Bee and JV’s Fillin’ Station. 
 
 

 

Pictured: Julie Plant at Third Eye Gallery/Ashtanga Yoga Studio

EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART August 8, 2014:

PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:

Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) hosts an exhibition of work done in the children’s art classes (ages 5-13) over the summer break. Meet the lil’ artists behind the whimsical, colorful art pieces.

 

The Depot (200 S. Jones) ushers out This Is Our Oklahoma Land, a solo exhibition of photographys by Kim Baker celebrating the landscape of Oklahoma, with a closing reception. There will be live music by Mark McClellan & Friends and refreshments on hand.

 

­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) presents the opening reception for Elise Deringer’s A Softer Storm and Mohammad Javaheri’s Line of Flight. The two solo exhibitions were finished in the artist studios located above MAINSITE over the course of the past year. Deringer’s work is centered on loose recollections of landscapes created through a variety of materials like paint, ink, dyes, salt, stone and sand, while Javaheri creates large scale oil paintings showcasing movement with layered, kinetic brush strokes. The Library Gallery showcases new work by James Hammontree, an Oklahoma City artist and musician who performs with bands like Power Pyramid and Sex Snobs. Printmaker and illustrator Tiffany McKnight will have pieces on display in the Water Closet Gallery.

 

GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:

STASH (412 E. Main) features photographer Bethany Young and her wood print images of the Oklahoma landscape. They’ll have Big Truck Tacos and The Loaded Bowl out front in their food truck lot.

 

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) presents Norman post-rock outfit Tumbling Nebulae, starting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Dope Chapel (115 N. Crawford) has a solo exhibition and installation by Ross Adams, the frontman of American Hate and mind behind Tall Hill Creative. There will be live music at 9:30 p.m.

 

Third Eye Gallery and Ashtanga Yoga Studio (120 E. Tonhawa) present the opening reception for Altar of My Easel, featuring the large, vibrant, original paintings of Julie Plant.

 

Studio E (220 E. Main) hosts the Mid Del Art Guild, an eclectic group of local artists that run the spectrum from landscapes to political pieces. Food and drink will be available for your enjoyment as well!

 

The Social Club (209 E. Main) is alive with new work by featured artist and illustrator Chris Castro and tasty treats and beverages.

 

Scissortail School of Art (123 E. Main) is having a student art show and Children Artist Market, with Norman’s finest little artists selling their handmade art and crafts. They will also have super hero capes for sale, the proceeds from which go towards scholarships for Fall & Winter Art Classes.

 

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is open and featuring a variety of works by Norman artists.

 

Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) is featuring the work of “upside-down artist” Dana Helms, along with a demonstration by the artist. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

 

The Studios at 420 Main (420 E. Main) are featuring the paintings of guest artist Deniz Fulya Aktas. Their second Music at the Mural concert will be showcasing local musician Tanner Miller. Upstairs residents have new work to see as well.

 

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) presents featured artist Leona Boone, along with musical guest Frank Lawrence on the front patio.

 

Ahimsa Yoga & Beads (219 W. Main) is holding a Candlelight Yoga & Mediation at 6 p.m. and giving away one month of yoga, along with a food truck located out front.

 

Bell’s Mystical Beginnings (207 W. Main) will be open late with Tarot and Oracle Readers available. There’s free Healing Touch Energy Therapies, art from local artists on display and a drum circle that the community is invited to participate in.

 

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites everyone up to see new work from the gallery’s resident artists, including Heidi James and more.

 

2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:

 

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) invites you up to take a crack at your favorite song with Tone Def Parade Karaoke. Doors open at 8 p.m. and cover is free.

 

Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) presents Kierston White’s Don’t Write Love Songs album release party at 10 p.m. She’ll be joined by Eliza Bee and JV’s Fillin’ Station.

 

 

 

08

Jul

Nice little pre-Art Walk Block Party presented by The Norman Transcript to celebrate their 125th Birthday!

Nice little pre-Art Walk Block Party presented by The Norman Transcript to celebrate their 125th Birthday!

07

Jul

View the July 2014 2nd Friday Art Walk Guide Here

02

Jul

Pictured: Norman Printorium at Dope Chapel
EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART July 11, 2014:
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) features an exhibition of recent work from its faculty members. Mediums range from painting, fiber, printmaking and stone carving to jewelry, sculpture, ceramics and drawing. 
 
The Depot (200 S. Jones) is thrilled to debut This Is Our Oklahoma Land, a solo exhibition of photographys by Kim Baker, celebrating the landscape of Oklahoma. There will be live music and refreshments as well. 
 
­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) celebrates GLITCH/ANALOG and Concept Me with a closing reception. GLITCH/ANALOG investigates the intersection of traditional and digital formats, featuring pieces by Brian Dunn, Dillon Votaw, M Paul Kirby and more. Concept Me is a self-portrait exhibition curated by artist Tony Tiger, featuring: Erin Shaw, Marwin Begaye, Holly Wilson and more. Stuart Whitis will have work on display in The Library Gallery with Elliott Robbins showing new works in the Water Closet Gallery. Free refreshments and appetizers from LOCAL will be on hand.
 
GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:
STASH (412 E. Main) debuts Self Analogous by Tanya Mattek, in which an instant camera was turned over to people who took their own photo for a twist on the ubiquitous selfie. Mattek runs the People in the Trenches social media sites. Big Truck Tacos will also be dishing out their Tex-Mex favorites out front. 
 
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) welcomes Conspicuous Caffeination, a variety of abstracted landscape paintings created by John Bruce, fresh from a solo exhibition in New Mexico in May. 
 
Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) presents Norman post-rock outfit Tumbling Nebulae, starting at 7:30 p.m.

LOCAL (2262 W. Main) is hosting an Norman Arts Council Inventory Show, featuring selections by local and regional artists including Skip Hill, John Seward, John Hadley, Billy Reid, Joshua Boydston and more.
 
Dope Chapel (115 N. Crawford) is hosting Norman Printorium 2014, an international print show featuring work from across the globe, including pieces by Xenia Fedorchenko, Joseph Velasquez, Sean Starwars, Curtis Jones, Eric Piper, Al Paldrok and many more. Tape Gun Records is presenting a concert feature Slow Machine and friends as well.
 
Let’s Work It Out (114 E. Main) makes its 2nd Friday debut with featured artist and printmaker Ginna Dowling.
 
Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) is open and featuring art by J. Chris and Marissa Johnson starting at 7 p.m., followed by a concert with Wink Burcham, Ali Harter and Brad Fielder at 9 p.m. 
 
The Blow Out Lounge (566 Buchanan) brings the art walk to Campus Corner. Featured artist Jessica Rae Stone will have a variety of pieces on display, along with self-made jewelry. There’s also featured makeup artist Ashley Tolman, who has worked with the likes of Snoop Dog and Norman’s own David Boren. She will be giving live demonstrations with some portfolio pictures on display. Café Plaid is providing refreshments as well.
 
Studio E (220 E. Main) opens Around Oklahoma by Thomas Tucker, a series of photographs taken across the Sooner State. There will also be snacks, refreshments and more featured local artists on hand. 
 
The Social Club (209 E. Main) is open with refreshments and treats, along with the work of featured artist Charlsey Studdard. 
 
Gold Room Style + Wax (104 S. Porter) is staying open late offering specials, giveaways, beverages and hosting a Caribbean food truck and sno-cone truck Snow Stop.
 
Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) has Peter Erickson playing from 7 to 9 p.m. to go along with a live painting demonstration by Charles Burnell and a book signing by author Bill Eckel.­­
 
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is proud to present highlighted artist Dennis Smith, along with limited edition t-shirts printed live all evening.
 
Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) is featuring Jay McMillen, an Oklahoma artist who specializes in 3D photography and paintings. They will also be serving appetizers and refreshments through the evening. 
 
The Studios at 420 Main (420 E. Main) will be alive and jumping with live music at the mural by Sleaze Dizeaze. Graphic artist Micah Petrone will showcase his work as this month’s guest artist, and resident artists have new work on display in the shop.
 
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) welcomes featured artist Douglas G. Gordon, along with musical guest Frank Lawrence out on the sidewalk!
 
Ahimsa Yoga & Beads (219 W. Main) is open for the art walk, offering a free commUNITY Meditation in its yoga studio at 8 p.m. along with gluten free cookies and punch. They will also be offering a Pre-Walk Slow Flow Yoga class at 5 p.m. 
 
Bell’s Mystical Beginnings (207 W. Main) will be open late with Tarot and Oracle Readers available. There will also be healing touch energy therapies, art from local artists on display, free refreshments and drum circle that the public is invited to join in on.
 
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites you up to see what new creations its resident artists — including Kiki Hiot, Ally Richardson, Heidi James, Nancy Brown, Sylvia Miller and many more — have been working on! 
 
2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:
 
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) brings the laughs with the Steve Reynolds Comedy Program. Doors open at 8 p.m. with live stand-up starting at 9. Cover is $5.
 

 

Pictured: Norman Printorium at Dope Chapel

EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART July 11, 2014:

PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:

Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) features an exhibition of recent work from its faculty members. Mediums range from painting, fiber, printmaking and stone carving to jewelry, sculpture, ceramics and drawing.

 

The Depot (200 S. Jones) is thrilled to debut This Is Our Oklahoma Land, a solo exhibition of photographys by Kim Baker, celebrating the landscape of Oklahoma. There will be live music and refreshments as well.

 

­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) celebrates GLITCH/ANALOG and Concept Me with a closing reception. GLITCH/ANALOG investigates the intersection of traditional and digital formats, featuring pieces by Brian Dunn, Dillon Votaw, M Paul Kirby and more. Concept Me is a self-portrait exhibition curated by artist Tony Tiger, featuring: Erin Shaw, Marwin Begaye, Holly Wilson and more. Stuart Whitis will have work on display in The Library Gallery with Elliott Robbins showing new works in the Water Closet Gallery. Free refreshments and appetizers from LOCAL will be on hand.

 

GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:

STASH (412 E. Main) debuts Self Analogous by Tanya Mattek, in which an instant camera was turned over to people who took their own photo for a twist on the ubiquitous selfie. Mattek runs the People in the Trenches social media sites. Big Truck Tacos will also be dishing out their Tex-Mex favorites out front.

 

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) welcomes Conspicuous Caffeination, a variety of abstracted landscape paintings created by John Bruce, fresh from a solo exhibition in New Mexico in May.

 

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) presents Norman post-rock outfit Tumbling Nebulae, starting at 7:30 p.m.

LOCAL (2262 W. Main) is hosting an Norman Arts Council Inventory Show, featuring selections by local and regional artists including Skip Hill, John Seward, John Hadley, Billy Reid, Joshua Boydston and more.

 

Dope Chapel (115 N. Crawford) is hosting Norman Printorium 2014, an international print show featuring work from across the globe, including pieces by Xenia Fedorchenko, Joseph Velasquez, Sean Starwars, Curtis Jones, Eric Piper, Al Paldrok and many more. Tape Gun Records is presenting a concert feature Slow Machine and friends as well.

 

Let’s Work It Out (114 E. Main) makes its 2nd Friday debut with featured artist and printmaker Ginna Dowling.

 

Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) is open and featuring art by J. Chris and Marissa Johnson starting at 7 p.m., followed by a concert with Wink Burcham, Ali Harter and Brad Fielder at 9 p.m.

 

The Blow Out Lounge (566 Buchanan) brings the art walk to Campus Corner. Featured artist Jessica Rae Stone will have a variety of pieces on display, along with self-made jewelry. There’s also featured makeup artist Ashley Tolman, who has worked with the likes of Snoop Dog and Norman’s own David Boren. She will be giving live demonstrations with some portfolio pictures on display. Café Plaid is providing refreshments as well.

 

Studio E (220 E. Main) opens Around Oklahoma by Thomas Tucker, a series of photographs taken across the Sooner State. There will also be snacks, refreshments and more featured local artists on hand.

 

The Social Club (209 E. Main) is open with refreshments and treats, along with the work of featured artist Charlsey Studdard.

 

Gold Room Style + Wax (104 S. Porter) is staying open late offering specials, giveaways, beverages and hosting a Caribbean food truck and sno-cone truck Snow Stop.

 

Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) has Peter Erickson playing from 7 to 9 p.m. to go along with a live painting demonstration by Charles Burnell and a book signing by author Bill Eckel.­­

 

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is proud to present highlighted artist Dennis Smith, along with limited edition t-shirts printed live all evening.

 

Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) is featuring Jay McMillen, an Oklahoma artist who specializes in 3D photography and paintings. They will also be serving appetizers and refreshments through the evening.

 

The Studios at 420 Main (420 E. Main) will be alive and jumping with live music at the mural by Sleaze Dizeaze. Graphic artist Micah Petrone will showcase his work as this month’s guest artist, and resident artists have new work on display in the shop.

 

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) welcomes featured artist Douglas G. Gordon, along with musical guest Frank Lawrence out on the sidewalk!

 

Ahimsa Yoga & Beads (219 W. Main) is open for the art walk, offering a free commUNITY Meditation in its yoga studio at 8 p.m. along with gluten free cookies and punch. They will also be offering a Pre-Walk Slow Flow Yoga class at 5 p.m.

 

Bell’s Mystical Beginnings (207 W. Main) will be open late with Tarot and Oracle Readers available. There will also be healing touch energy therapies, art from local artists on display, free refreshments and drum circle that the public is invited to join in on.

 

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites you up to see what new creations its resident artists — including Kiki Hiot, Ally Richardson, Heidi James, Nancy Brown, Sylvia Miller and many more — have been working on!

 

2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:

 

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) brings the laughs with the Steve Reynolds Comedy Program. Doors open at 8 p.m. with live stand-up starting at 9. Cover is $5.