2nd Friday Circuit of Art
Date(s) - 12 Apr 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2nd Friday Circuit of Art – a monthly, citywide celebration of art – is a collaboration between artists, art organizations, and businesses, brought to you by the Norman Arts Council. Whether you like dance, painting, photography, or music, there will be something for you to see and hear during the 2nd Friday of this month in Norman. All events are free and open to the public.
EVENTS FOR 2ND FRIDAY CIRCUIT OF ART April 12, 2013:
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:
Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood) presents a jewelry and metalsmithing exhibition of internationally known artists Charles Lewton-Brain and Charleen Weidell.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm) debuts Stirring the Fire for Museum Association members with an opening reception for the general public planned for the following day.
The Performing Arts Studio (200 S. Jones) presents a collaborative exhibit from Norman artists Carolyn Faseler, Corazon Watkins and Betty Wood titled Dreams, the subject matter being dedicated to the complicated nighttime experiences and intrepretations thereof, along with a pair of performances by the University of Oklahoma Steel Drum Band at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Dreamer Concepts (324 E. Main) debuts Dreamer 48, which features the work of University of Oklahoma painting students Robert Ahboah, Matt Anderson, Andrea Duran, Michael Hatcher, Alexa Healey, Theresa Hultberg, Meghan Murphy, Elliott Robbins and Anna Thomas.
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. April’s Talk focuses on Native American contributions to literature and poetry with special guests Susan Shannon and Joe Dale Nevaquaya, starting at 6 p.m.
Jacobson House (609 Chautauqua) hosts Electric Buffalo, an evening of contemporary pop art, comedy and food featuring DJ TaylorMade and DJ Khani Deep with the famous Caesar Family Indian Tacos available.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) debuts the OU MFA Thesis Exhibit, featuring the work of graduating University of Oklahoma masters students Brent Richardson, Erin Shaw, Jacquelyn Sparks, Spencer Ulm and Stuart Whitis. The Water Closet Gallery will feature photos of the behind-the-scenes work of the OU MFA Program.
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 Sonder Music, Dance & Art and Rose Rock School! Engage in child-friendly art exercises from 6 to 8 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) debuts work of collage artist Ty Lee, who uses found images to push past conventional lines of thinking and creating.
Sonder Music, Dance & Art (225 E. Gray) continues hosting Blue Bunny, Russian Cat, a collection of paintings coming out of the sillier side of artist Roshni Robert’s brain.
Studio 360 (109 N. Crawford) comes alive with performances by McMichael Music Rock Clinic Bands from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Massive Downtown (301 W. Main) welcomes multimedia artist M Paul Kirby with pieces from his This is My Grandmother and I Love Her series and more.
Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) is celebrating its third anniversary with drinks, cake and a ten percent off gallery wide sale.
Unlabeled Apparel (1272 N. Interstate) invites you to enjoy the work of Melissa Kennedy, an University of Oklahoma graduate and nature photographer
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) debuts a works on paper exhibit Madcap Doodles from Alli Campbell and friends.
STASH (412 E. Main) hosts a special preview of Keisha Register’s Wallpaper Project, a collection of photograph portraits that celebrate the Norman community, along with new work from Bella Vita Jewelry and crepes by Karen.
Joy’s Palace (300 E. Main) gets down with a free blues concert and tea.
D5 Architecture (301 E. Main) hosts the Sooner Rotary Club, who will have a display of their members’ artwork
Third Eye Gallery (120 E. Tonhawa) is proud to present Born Into Wisdom, a new exhibition of photographs by internationally-acclaimed artist Linda Schaefer whose Come and See: A Photojournalist’s Journey into the World of Mother Teresa features a selection of 160 photographs taken while she worked with the Missionaries of Charities throughout India. Open from 7-9:30 p.m.
The Artist Studios above MAINSITE (122 E. Main) features new watercolors 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) has a trunk show of imports from Nepal.
Bison Witches (211 E. Main) has DJ Mike B spinning through the night, as well as jewelry by WCH Handmades outfront.
D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) welcomes the colorful work of conceptual and portrait artist Barby D. Osborn.
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) welcomes the bold, funky work of artists Barry Magnin and Derrick Adams.
2ND FRIDAY LATE NIGHT:
The Blue Bonnet (321 E. Main) gets taken over by The Wandering Madman, who will perform for free at 10 p.m.
The Abner Ale House (121 E. Main) will get rocked by an acoustic show from Norman alt-country act Radio Apathy at 10 p.m.
Opolis (113 N. Crawford) sees the return of Norman psych pop act Evangelicals with Tulsa’s The Low Litas at 8 p.m. Cover is $7.
For more information, visit the 2nd Friday website.
Mainsite Contemporary Art Gallery