EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART March 14, 2014:
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) is exhibiting work from students from the Healing Studio at FAC. The community is invited to attend to meet the inspirational and uplifting student artists and instructors who take park in the weekly Healing Studio, a program intended to nurture and provide an outlet for the creative expressions of individuals with varying degrees of cognitive, physical and learning challenges.
The Performing Arts Studio & Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) debuts the Generations exhibit, a father-son art show featuring Brad and Nathan Price. Brad is an instructor in the Art Department at Oklahoma Baptist University and his son Nathan is a graphic designer, visual artist and musician living in Tulsa. There will be live painting demonstrations and refreshments on hand.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm) is collaborating with Norman Public Library’s Big Read event, featuring a community book discussion of Charles Portis’ True Grit beginning at 7 p.m. The discussion will be moderated by Bob French and feature Kathryn Ramsay, Steven Garrison and Nathan Brown.
Dreamer Concepts: An Art Space for Emerging Artists (324 E. Main) ushers out Dreamer 53: The Art Education Experience, featuring a Wilson Elementary School students’ vividly colorful designs based on the paintings of Aboriginal Austrailians, with a closing reception.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts the closing reception for Selfie and Buddha Tuesdays. The former showcases over 30 self-portraits from local and national artists, while the latter features a collection of work from Linda Lou Warren, Kay Hoke Evans, Lacy Saak and Charlotte Gibbens born out of weekly lunch dates turned art making sessions. Norman Arts Council Individual Artist winner and printmaker Erin Latham will showcase some of her latest creations in The Right to Roam, while Mitchell Richards will showcase his Bigfoot-embellished, thrift store landscape paintings in the Water Closet Gallery. There will be free refreshments available from LOCAL as well!
GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:
STASH (412 E. Main) is excited to present new work from Norman artist Jackie Miller, along with live music and food from Big Truck Tacos and The Loaded Bowl.
Dope Chapel (115 N. Crawford) makes its first 2nd Friday Art Walk appearance with Zero Equals Zero, featuring sculptures and paintings by Anna Thomas. Photography by Allison Campbell, Felix Blesch and Heather Eck will also be on display.
The Studios at 420 Main (420 E. Main) are featuring Garret Bollig, Dustin Caballero, Tom Farris, Kristina Haden and Scott Rupe.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) is proud to present work from Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, an illustrative paper goods and homewares store. Bloomfields’ 52 Weeks of Dogs Project — a yearlong illustration project capturing a different dog breed every week — was featured on Dog Milk, Design Crush and more. It’s also Social Club’s 2nd Birthday, and they are celebrating with cake, refreshments, a special performance by DJ Chrome Pony, the Archive Photo Booth and giveaways!
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will be highlighting the work of several different local artists, selling a limited edition Art Walk shirt designed for local artists and serving up free refreshments.
LOCAL (2262 W. Main) is helping to present the Big Spring Fling at the Normandy Creek Shopping Center, featuring bounce houses, live music, sidewalk sales, demos, kids crafts and more!
Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) hosts nature photographer of Kansas City transplant Jessie Furnish with appetizers on hand.
Sonder Music, Dance & Art (225 E. Gray) presents Ghost Jinks, an exhibit from Allie Campbell also featuring a performance by Shameless Friend.
Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) features a free live performance by singer-songwriter Justin Randon
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) welcomes painter Darline Hobbs with musical guest Frank Lawrence.
Bell’s Mystical Beginnings (207 W. Main) will have art from local artists on display, also playing host to a drum circle and belly dancing. Tarot and Oracle Readers will be available as well.
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) is exhibiting small, inexpensive drawings and sketches from beloved Norman artist Skip Hill.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) welcomes you up to visit their resident artists and see their latest creations!
2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) is featuring Norman’s favorite hip-hop outfit ADDVerse Effects. $8 cover.