07

Apr

Read here: http://issuu.com/normanartscouncil/docs/april_2014_art_walk_guide

02

Apr

EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART April 11, 2014:
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
START Norman (227 W. Main) makes its long awaited debut as a part of the April 2nd Friday Art Walk! Through a series of art exhibits, installations and temporary improvements to the 200 W. Main Block of Downtown Norman, Norman Arts Council is exploring the concepts of walkability, bikeability, green space, enhanced retail offerings and art experience in order to welcome people to Main Street. Space: threshold: the promised land featuring work from Marwin Begaye, Sarah Hearn, Erin Latham, Ellen Moershel, Alexandra Knox and many more debuts Friday night with a Better Block Weekend in place for the entire weekend. 
 
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) invites you to enjoy Artist Matthew Kaney’s exhibit All Fun & Games, an innovative exhibition featuring the video arcade game as a medium of visual art. He present satirical commentary on contemporary political issues through this collection of work. 
 
The Performing Arts Studio & Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) closes out 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. The paintings are being sold in an ongoing silent auction that closes with the exhibit. There will be live painting demonstrations and refreshments on hand. 
 
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm) returns with Art á la Carte, featuring live music by The Company, deadCENTER short films Dotty and Jamon, refreshments and a gallery talk by artist Shan Goshorn through Our People, Our Land, Our Images from 5 to 7 p.m. with the talk starting at 6:30 p.m.
 
­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) is proud to present the OU MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring the thesis work of artists Sarah Engel-Barnett, Christopher Fleming, Qiang Tracy Shi and Jessica Wilson, along with NAC Individual Artist Jamie Lim. Free refreshments from LOCAL will be available as well!

Brent Swift Design & Build (301 S. Porter) hosts Ringa Singa 2014, an art auction benefit for Rose Rock School, also featuring music by Beau Jennings and food by Moto Chef.  

GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:
STASH (412 E. Main) welcomes American folk artist Rick Sinnett, the artist behind the series of murals along the famous Route 66 and a master printmaker. Big Truck Tacos and The Loaded Bowl will also be on hand!
 
Dope Chapel (115 N. Crawford) is back with featured artist Spencer Tracy!
 
GOLD ROOM Style + Wax (104 S. Porter) invites you over to get acquainted with the new salon with specials, giveaways and cupcakes!

The Social Club (209 E. Main) hosts a joint show with artists Aaron Cahill and Erin Robinson. Cahill’s graphic design-based work champions geometry for a futuristic style while Robinson is inspired by nature, animals and forest elements for a folky, rustic tone. DJ NGHBRS will spin records and Mariposa Coffee Roastery will be on hand!
 
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. 
 
Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) is happy to present new work by photographer Marvin Lee, fresh from an exhibit at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Appetizers and refreshments will be available!
 
Tres Cantina & Grille (305 E. Main) hosts a Norman High and Norman North High School Art Show.
 
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) welcomes the work of Barby Osborn, along with music from Frank Lawrence out front!
 
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, Healing Touch Energy Therapy and Chakra assessments will be available as well.
 
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) is exhibiting a solo show from Steve Blesch, featuring his new large series of small drawings.
 
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) is celebrating its 4th Anniversary, offering a 10% gallery-wide discount and invites everyone up for birthday cake and other goodies!
 
2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:
 
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) features some of the best and brightest of Oklahoma rap with Hip-Hop at the Art Walk, a free outdoor show presented by Campus Activities Council Concert Series, Opolis and Norman Arts Council. Johnny Polygon (L.A. by way of Tulsa), ADDverse Effects, Josh Sallee, Blake Bass and Sardashhh will all perform, starting at 7 p.m. and wrapping up by midnight.
 
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) is happy to present Noir at the Bar, organized by J. David Osborne. It’s a country grit poetry/crime novel reading featuring Paul J. Garth, Shane McKenzie, J. David Osborne, Robert Spencer and Troy James Weaver. A musical interlude will be provided by Dostoevsky (Nathan Lofties and Sarah Reid) with a book sale and signing to follow!

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

PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:

START Norman (227 W. Main) makes its long awaited debut as a part of the April 2nd Friday Art Walk! Through a series of art exhibits, installations and temporary improvements to the 200 W. Main Block of Downtown Norman, Norman Arts Council is exploring the concepts of walkability, bikeability, green space, enhanced retail offerings and art experience in order to welcome people to Main Street. Space: threshold: the promised land featuring work from Marwin Begaye, Sarah Hearn, Erin Latham, Ellen Moershel, Alexandra Knox and many more debuts Friday night with a Better Block Weekend in place for the entire weekend.

 

Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) invites you to enjoy Artist Matthew Kaney’s exhibit All Fun & Games, an innovative exhibition featuring the video arcade game as a medium of visual art. He present satirical commentary on contemporary political issues through this collection of work.

 

The Performing Arts Studio & Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) closes out 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. The paintings are being sold in an ongoing silent auction that closes with the exhibit. There will be live painting demonstrations and refreshments on hand.

 

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm) returns with Art á la Carte, featuring live music by The Company, deadCENTER short films Dotty and Jamon, refreshments and a gallery talk by artist Shan Goshorn through Our People, Our Land, Our Images from 5 to 7 p.m. with the talk starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) is proud to present the OU MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring the thesis work of artists Sarah Engel-Barnett, Christopher Fleming, Qiang Tracy Shi and Jessica Wilson, along with NAC Individual Artist Jamie Lim. Free refreshments from LOCAL will be available as well!

Brent Swift Design & Build (301 S. Porter) hosts Ringa Singa 2014, an art auction benefit for Rose Rock School, also featuring music by Beau Jennings and food by Moto Chef.  

GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:

STASH (412 E. Main) welcomes American folk artist Rick Sinnett, the artist behind the series of murals along the famous Route 66 and a master printmaker. Big Truck Tacos and The Loaded Bowl will also be on hand!

 

Dope Chapel (115 N. Crawford) is back with featured artist Spencer Tracy!

 

GOLD ROOM Style + Wax (104 S. Porter) invites you over to get acquainted with the new salon with specials, giveaways and cupcakes!

The Social Club (209 E. Main) hosts a joint show with artists Aaron Cahill and Erin Robinson. Cahill’s graphic design-based work champions geometry for a futuristic style while Robinson is inspired by nature, animals and forest elements for a folky, rustic tone. DJ NGHBRS will spin records and Mariposa Coffee Roastery will be on hand!

 

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.

 

Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) is happy to present new work by photographer Marvin Lee, fresh from an exhibit at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Appetizers and refreshments will be available!

 

Tres Cantina & Grille (305 E. Main) hosts a Norman High and Norman North High School Art Show.

 

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) welcomes the work of Barby Osborn, along with music from Frank Lawrence out front!

 

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, Healing Touch Energy Therapy and Chakra assessments will be available as well.

 

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) is exhibiting a solo show from Steve Blesch, featuring his new large series of small drawings.

 

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) is celebrating its 4th Anniversary, offering a 10% gallery-wide discount and invites everyone up for birthday cake and other goodies!

 

2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:

 

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) features some of the best and brightest of Oklahoma rap with Hip-Hop at the Art Walk, a free outdoor show presented by Campus Activities Council Concert Series, Opolis and Norman Arts Council. Johnny Polygon (L.A. by way of Tulsa), ADDverse Effects, Josh Sallee, Blake Bass and Sardashhh will all perform, starting at 7 p.m. and wrapping up by midnight.

 

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) is happy to present Noir at the Bar, organized by J. David Osborne. It’s a country grit poetry/crime novel reading featuring Paul J. Garth, Shane McKenzie, J. David Osborne, Robert Spencer and Troy James Weaver. A musical interlude will be provided by Dostoevsky (Nathan Lofties and Sarah Reid) with a book sale and signing to follow!

07

Mar

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.

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.

05

Feb

View 2nd Friday Art Walk Guide: February 2014

03

Feb

EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART February 14, 2014:
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) hosts the closing reception for FAC Talent, a juried selection of work from adult students representing a range of talent in each field of the visual arts taught at the Firehouse Art Center. 
 
The Performing Arts Studio & Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) returns for the closing reception of Three Artists All Over the Place, featuring the work of local painters Heidi James, Sylvia Miller and Patricia Foster. The evening will include live musical entertainment courtesy of John Calvin and free refreshments.
 
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm) is back with Art á la Carte, featuring deadCENTER short films and the ongoing 100th Annual Student Exhibition. 
 
Dreamer Concepts: An Art Space for Emerging Artists (324 E. Main) debuts Dreamer 53: The Art Education Experience, featuring a Wilson Elementary School students’ vividly colorful designs based on the paintings of Aboriginal Austrailians. 
 
­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts the opening 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 from LOCAL on hand as well!
 
Support Norman Music Festival by participating in the Stupid Cupid Pub Crawl! It’s $20 for a card that can be redeemed for a shirt upon completion of the crawl, which goes through the Bluebonnet, Red Brick Bar, The Garage, Tres, Scratch, Abner’s Ale House, S&B Burger Joint and wraps up at Bison Witches. 
 
GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:
STASH (412 E. Main) hosts a special Share The Love event, aimed at raising funds and awareness for the Norman Animal Shelter. STASH’s Annex will host over 30 artists for a silent art auction benefiting the shelter, along with music from Tracy Reed, Matt Johnson and $69 Guitar. The Instabus will be out front to snap photos to remember the night by, and you can grab food from the Loaded Bowl and Big Truck Tacos. STASH featured artist Lauren Miller and her romantic, beautiful illustrations can be found inside. 
 
The Studios at 420 Main (420 E. Main) will feature a variety of Norman artists in the newly open studios!
 
The Artist Studios above MAINSITE (122 E. Main) are open, featuring new oil paintings from Bill Williams and fabric and textile pieces from Juanita Williams.
 
The Social Club (209 E. Main) welcomes featured artist Roshni Roberts, who specializes in “quiet drawings” of nature and whimsy. Check out and participate in the Community heART Installation of Valentine letters while you are there!
 
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. 
 
Sublime Signs Creative Studio (123 E. Main) has artisan soap and body products available to pamper your Valentine’s sweetheart. View original art and fine prints while you are there!
 
Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) is showcasing the work of 6 OU art students, including Sara McMican, Alli Campbell, Katelynn Knick, Dona Morgan Greer, Courtney Creedon and Angela Rodrigez. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. 
 
The Project Room (123 E. Main) will host face painting and mask/jewelry making by Create Peace OK to promote the 3rd Annual Norman Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff on February 15 and the 20th Annual Norman Mardi Gras Parade on March 1. 
 
Scissortail School of Art (123 E. Main) features a Valentine’s Artist Market with Mardi Gras mask making for a $5 donation. 
 
Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) features a free live performance by singer-songwriter Tanner Miller.
 
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) displays the work of featured artist Larry Carter, a lifelong doodler who began painting just four years ago. Frank Lawrence will be on hand as the evening’s musical guest. 
 
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) is pleased to announce the addition of two new artists: potter Janelle Gray and jeweler Pam Gray. Go UP and check out their work, along with the rest of Gallery 123’s resident artists. 
 
Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) is inviting you to Rock Your Valentine with the 6th Annual Sandalwood & Sage Rocks 2nd Friday, featuring a load of minerals, fossils, crystals, cut stones and polished goodies. Refreshments will be provided, as well as a free 10 minute Healing Touch Session with Jan Reed. 
 
2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:
 
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) opens with a Valentine’s Couples Dance with Brainwasher at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door.  
 
Joy’s Tea Palace (300 E. Main) is open to the public at 10 p.m. for the Karaoke Contest and Finals with cash prizes. 

EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART February 14, 2014:

PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:

Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) hosts the closing reception for FAC Talent, a juried selection of work from adult students representing a range of talent in each field of the visual arts taught at the Firehouse Art Center.

 

The Performing Arts Studio & Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) returns for the closing reception of Three Artists All Over the Place, featuring the work of local painters Heidi James, Sylvia Miller and Patricia Foster. The evening will include live musical entertainment courtesy of John Calvin and free refreshments.

 

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm) is back with Art á la Carte, featuring deadCENTER short films and the ongoing 100th Annual Student Exhibition.

 

Dreamer Concepts: An Art Space for Emerging Artists (324 E. Main) debuts Dreamer 53: The Art Education Experience, featuring a Wilson Elementary School students’ vividly colorful designs based on the paintings of Aboriginal Austrailians.

 

­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts the opening 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 from LOCAL on hand as well!

 

Support Norman Music Festival by participating in the Stupid Cupid Pub Crawl! It’s $20 for a card that can be redeemed for a shirt upon completion of the crawl, which goes through the Bluebonnet, Red Brick Bar, The Garage, Tres, Scratch, Abner’s Ale House, S&B Burger Joint and wraps up at Bison Witches.

 

GALLERIES, SHOPS & STUDIOS:

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts a special Share The Love event, aimed at raising funds and awareness for the Norman Animal Shelter. STASH’s Annex will host over 30 artists for a silent art auction benefiting the shelter, along with music from Tracy Reed, Matt Johnson and $69 Guitar. The Instabus will be out front to snap photos to remember the night by, and you can grab food from the Loaded Bowl and Big Truck Tacos. STASH featured artist Lauren Miller and her romantic, beautiful illustrations can be found inside.

 

The Studios at 420 Main (420 E. Main) will feature a variety of Norman artists in the newly open studios!

 

The Artist Studios above MAINSITE (122 E. Main) are open, featuring new oil paintings from Bill Williams and fabric and textile pieces from Juanita Williams.

 

The Social Club (209 E. Main) welcomes featured artist Roshni Roberts, who specializes in “quiet drawings” of nature and whimsy. Check out and participate in the Community heART Installation of Valentine letters while you are there!

 

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.

 

Sublime Signs Creative Studio (123 E. Main) has artisan soap and body products available to pamper your Valentine’s sweetheart. View original art and fine prints while you are there!

 

Ball and Morse (111 N. Peters) is showcasing the work of 6 OU art students, including Sara McMican, Alli Campbell, Katelynn Knick, Dona Morgan Greer, Courtney Creedon and Angela Rodrigez. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

 

The Project Room (123 E. Main) will host face painting and mask/jewelry making by Create Peace OK to promote the 3rd Annual Norman Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff on February 15 and the 20th Annual Norman Mardi Gras Parade on March 1.

 

Scissortail School of Art (123 E. Main) features a Valentine’s Artist Market with Mardi Gras mask making for a $5 donation.

 

Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar (207 E. Main) features a free live performance by singer-songwriter Tanner Miller.

 

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) displays the work of featured artist Larry Carter, a lifelong doodler who began painting just four years ago. Frank Lawrence will be on hand as the evening’s musical guest.

 

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) is pleased to announce the addition of two new artists: potter Janelle Gray and jeweler Pam Gray. Go UP and check out their work, along with the rest of Gallery 123’s resident artists.

 

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) is inviting you to Rock Your Valentine with the 6th Annual Sandalwood & Sage Rocks 2nd Friday, featuring a load of minerals, fossils, crystals, cut stones and polished goodies. Refreshments will be provided, as well as a free 10 minute Healing Touch Session with Jan Reed.

 

2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:

 

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) opens with a Valentine’s Couples Dance with Brainwasher at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door.  

 

Joy’s Tea Palace (300 E. Main) is open to the public at 10 p.m. for the Karaoke Contest and Finals with cash prizes.