EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART June 14, 2013:
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) unveils the 2013 FAC Faculty Show, featuring art from Firehouse instructors covering a vast variety of mediums, including painting, fiber, stone carving, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, glass and more.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm) will have a live performance by OU School of Music’s Eric Walshap along with deadCENTER short films Teached Vol. 1 and The Orderly, along with its permenant collection of art and current exhibitions. The museum is also currently accepting tornado relief donations for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma through the end of June.
The Performing Arts Studio (200 S. Jones) celebrates the artistic tradition of Geatches Studio with the work of eighteen artists — including John Brandenberg, Jim Cobb, Tom Delheimer, O. Gail Poole and more — who have worked at the studio since it opened over 50 years ago. Cowboy Jim Garling will also play his brand of cowboy tunes, along with campground cooking by Rick Fry, dutch oven demos and delicious free samples on the lawn.
Dreamer Concepts (324 E. Main) is hosting a Wine & Palette class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Advanced registration is encouraged and costs $40.
Norman Public Library (225 N. Webster) will host a Pioneer Library System-sponsored Art Walk Culture Talk, which highlights collections in the library and ties them in with local and global culture. June’s Talk centers around jazz music with guest speaker and singer/songwriter Jay Wilkinson. It starts at 6 p.m. in the Gallery Room.
Jacobson House (609 Chautauqua) welcomes you to view its collection of art and get one of their famous Indian tacos.
Written Words Oklahoma City (corner of Main and Peters) will host a community art project that encourages participants to share what matters most in life by filling in the blanks and sharing on a chalkboard.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) debuts Interruptions, a solo exhibition from installation artist and sculptor Matthew Boonstra, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. The work of printmaker and Norman Arts Council Individual Artist Award winner Michael Joy Wilson will be on display in The Library and Discernible Discourse, a group show featuring pieces from Amanda Christine, Sarah Morgan, John Steen, Ashley Sword-Buster and Liz Wilson, will be up 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 activities sponsored by Rose Rock School and performances by Hill Irish Dance School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Big Truck Tacos (parked at STASH, 412 E. Main) is serving up its now famous Mexican street food from 6 to 9 p.m. (weather permitting).
GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:
The Social Club (106 S. Crawford) features artist and printmaker Nathan Strayhorn, along with drinks from Mariposa Coffee Roastery. 10% of the evening’s sales will go to benefit victims of the May tornados.
Studio 360 (109 N. Crawford) comes alive with Rock the Art Walk, featuring performances by McMichael Music Rock Clinic Bands from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. They will also be accepting non-pershiable food donations for Serve Moore.
Massive Downtown (301 W. Main) welcomes the black and white photography of Erin Smith, featuring images of Oklahoma, Ireland and New Mexico.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) features new work from the gallery artists. 10% of all sales will go on to benefit victims of the May tornados, and select pieces will be sold with all proceeds going to relief organizations and charities.
Joy’s Palace (300 E. Main) features free performances by New York City’s Paul Paris Trio at 6:30 p.m. and Otis Watikins at 8 p.m.
STASH (412 E. Main) celebrates Jesse Whittle’s What Lies Beneath, a collection of abstract forms and exuberant colors, with an opening party and reception. Crepes by Karen will be on hand for some sweet treats, and STASH’s backroom plays host to a tornado relief benefit show featuring The Jerry Ghouls, Travis Traps and Mike Turnup.
The Artist Studios above MAINSITE (122 E. Main) features new watercolors and oil paintings by Bill Williams and work by Skip Hill, as well as Maggy’s Thread’s new line of spring and summer hats, handcrafted by Juanita Williams. Go meet the artists and see where they work!
Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will be open with complimentary food and beverage.
Perspectives (230 E. Main) displays the work of Sharon Rae’s Photography.
Bison Witches (211 E. Main) has DJ Mike B spinning through the night.
Tres Cantina & Grill (305 E. Main) showcases the work of featured artist Jodie Hall.
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) features art by Bobby Askins and music from Moore High School students and identical twin sisters Grace + Sophia, as well as Frank Lawrence.
Downtown Sound (115 S. Crawford) becomes a giant blanket fort, appropriately called Fort Kicka** featuring art by Alicia Smith, Justin Brooke, Bonnie Amspacher, Madelyn Wells and Elle Bits.
2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) hosts a free show presented by Dual Tone featuring Denton goth pop act Vulgar Fashion along with Norman’s own post-punk outfit Depth & Current and one-man-bandstand Quilted Cherry Podium. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit a couple who lost their home in the Moore tornado.