Our Mission: The Norman Arts Council directly engages the community through the support of public art, events, and arts education and provides funding, marketing, and resources to artists and organizations.

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About the Norman Arts Council Arts Organization Directory Understanding the Guide Arts Events & Programming Artist Directory Cinematic Artists of Norman Norman Studio Artists Association SongWriters Association Norman Visiting Artist Directory

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The 2012 Norman Arts Resource Guide. If you or your organization would like your arts event or programming listed in this guide, please complete the arts programming submission form on the Norman Arts Council site at Please submit this form for each arts event or program you will offer from January 1, 2012-December 1, 2012. The deadline for inclusion in the 2012 Norman Arts Resource Guide is November 18, 2011. If you submit an event after this date, please allow 2-4 weeks for the event to be posted. © 2012 Norman Arts Council.



Arts Organization Directory
a Ares Studio Artworks Academy of Performing Arts Awen Academy of Ballet and Ballroom b Ballet Flamenco Espanol Folclorico Co. Bill Williams’ Studio Blackwatch Studios Breathing Rhythm Studios c Cimarron Opera Cinematic Artists of Norman (CAN) Classical Ballet Academy d Downtown Art & Frame Downtown Arts Market Downtown Sound Music Cooperative Dreamer Concepts, Studio & Foundation Dustbowl Arts Market f Fine Arts Academy - First Baptist Church Firehouse Art Center Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art French & African Language & Culture Center g Galaxy of Writers Gallery 123 Geek House Productions Gilliam Music Gray Owl Coffee Guestroom Records Gymboree Play & Music j Jacobson House Native Art Center Jazz in June 405-579-2441 405-397-1824 405-255-7713 405-326-2848 405-701-2511 405-821-3770 405-364-8962 405-360-1162 405-321-6913 405-329-0309 405-701-0048 405-701-0048

405-321-1753 405-329-4523 405-325-3272 405-217-4071

818-538-6681 405-321-0080 405-701-2929 405-701-5974 405-307-8454 405-366-1667 405-325-3388



Julia’s Academy of International Dance m Maggy’s Thread Designs Main Street Photo & Video Marjorie Kovich School of Ballet Massay’s DanceStar Productions Mayfair (Assistance League of Norman) McMichael Music Medieval Fair Merrybelle’s Gifts, Art & Tea Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar Midsummer Nights’ Fair Modern Dance Arts Moore-Norman Technology Center n Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Norman Area Music Teachers Association Ballet Children’s Chorus Community Choral Society Groovefest Music Alliance Music Center Music Festival Music Institute Public Arts Board Public Library School for Strings Studio Artists Association (NSAA)

405-310-4699 405-446-6434 405-292-6686 405-364-1818 405-364-1759 405-321-9400 405-360-1199 405-325-8610 405-701-2955 405-579-3387 405-329-4523 405-329-8982 405-364-5763 405-329-2889 405-364-1818 405-329-0170 405-573-0688 405-514-0781 405-420-9850 405-321-8399 405-420-9850 405-292-8400 405-360-1162 405-701-2688 405-818-9504 405-360-1162 405-447-3417 405-325-5793 405-325-6673 405-325-0567 405-307-9320 405-650-2333

s Sam Noble Museum of Natural History Sandalwood & Sage Scissortail School of Art Slanty Shanty Records Sonder Music, Dance & Art SongWriters Association of Norman (SWAN) Sooner String Project Sooner Theatre STASH t The Art Therapy Center The Crucible The Deli Third Eye Gallery Thunderbird Clubhouse Tribes 131 Indian Art & Gift Gallery w Walrus Audio World Literature Today z Zanzibar Records

405-325-0598 405-366-7243 405-637-9033 405-474-9734 405-360-1162 405-325-0919 405-321-9600 405-701-1016 405-364-2008 405-579-2700 405-329-3534 405-503-7779 405-321-7331 405-329-4442

405-325-7677 405-474-7964

o Opolis Productions OU Department of English OU Film & Video Studies OU Fine Arts District OU School of Dance p Performing Arts Studio r Ruth Ann Borum-Loveland Studio

If you know of an Arts Organization that should be listed, please forward information on to the Norman Arts Council at or by calling the Norman Arts Council at 405-360-1162.



Understanding the Guide
The Arts Organizations and their arts events and programming are listed in the following section. Each organization is listed prior to the corresponding events. For questions on events and programming, please contact the organization in charge of each event. All Arts Organizations, their events, and any arts-related programming include mailing address, contact information, and event information. Nonprofit organizations are designated with an asterisk (*). Each event includes informational iconography related to the following: • age - (each age group has a corresponding color) early childhood elementary middle school high school adult (18+) senior (60+) • type of art music dance visual art theatre film language arts early childhood arts culinary arts other • cost for event cost associated with event no cost associated/free event If there is a cost associated for the event, information on financial assistance is provided if applicable.

Arts Events & Programming
(a-z by organization)

Contact: 405-397-1824, (3251 Market Place, Suite 130, Norman, OK)

• Classes - Dance, Music, Theatre, Theatre (K-2), Theatre (3rd-7th), Theatre (7th - 12th) (Music/Dance/Theatre, , )

Contact: 405-255-7713, (2203 W. Main St, #16, Norman, OK 73069)

• Classes - Ballet, Ballroom: Private and Group Instruction: Rhythm/ Latin, Smooth, Country-Western (Dance, , )

• Spanish Dance Theater (Dance, , )

Contact: Pandora Tadefa Everett, 405-326-2848,, www. (PO Box 668, Norman, OK 73070)

Presenting Dances of Spain and Mexico in authentic costuming/song with wooden shoes, castanets, candles and swords. Historical connections in an educatuonal presentation are included with each show. Shows are free and are appropriate for all ages. Grants are available for schools or other educational entities wanting to present show at a specific location and time. Dance scholarships available for children and young adults wishing to pursue performance opportunity.


Contact: 405-321-6913, (2433 Wilcox Drive, Norman, OK)

• Classes - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern Dance, Lyrical, Pointe, Pilates, Leaps and Turns (Dance, , )




Contact: Shari Ransley, 405-364-8962,, www.cimarronopera. org (PO Box 1085, Norman, OK 73070)


Contact: Katie Stephens,, DowntownSound (115 S. Crawford, Norman, OK 73069)

• Opera Theatre Camp (Music,

Cimarron Opera’s Opera Theatre Camp provides young singers the opportunity to rehearse and perform an entire opera from start to finish. Over the course of three weeks, students ages 8-18 will learn proper operatic vocal production, set design, staging, costumes and more. Most of all, they will have fun! Partial scholarships are available based on financial need.



• 2nd Friday Art Shows (Visual Arts,

We have a free, public art show every second Friday of the month! Swing by and support your local artists and art community.



Contact: Amber Clour, 405-701-0048,, www. (324 E Main Street, Norman, OK 73069)

• Festival of Spirituals (Dance,

Predating the foundation of Cimarron Opera by 5 years, The Festival of Spirituals has been a Palm Sunday Norman tradition since 1970. Developed by the late Thomas and Carol Brice Carey to keep aspects of African-American heritage alive, a selection of new and familiar spirituals are presented by community, student and guest singers. Our host for the 42nd Annual Festival on April 1, 2012, will be First Presbyterian Church of Norman, which has graciously supported Cimarron Opera for 40 years. There is no charge for admission to the Festival of Spirituals; it is our gift to the community.



• Downtown Arts Market (Other,

For more information on the Downtown Arts Market, contact Dreamer Concepts, Studio & Foundation. The Annual Downtown Arts Market occurs in October with exact date and time to be determined. The Market will be held on the SW corner of Main Street and Santa Fe, just West of Native Roots Market. The family friendly event is filled with live music, Oklahoma wineries, kids arts zone and artwork and crafts created by artists from all over the state of Oklahoma.



• Summer Films in the Alley (Film,

• Custom Performances (Music,

Cimarron Opera offers customized performances suitable for any gathering. Cimarron Opera will work with event organizers to create a performance tailored to your specific needs. Please call for details and pricing.



For more information on Summer Films in the Alley, contact Dreamer Concepts, Studio & Foundation.



• Dustbowl Arts Market (Other,

• Scholastic Opera Tour (Music,

Cimarron Opera offers a tour of John Davies’ adaptation of the classic story of The Three Little Pigs to elementary schools and libraries throughout Oklahoma. Set to music adapted from Mozart’s most famous operas, brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw while their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on “huff-proof, puff-proof” home construction. As they attempt to elude Wolfgang Bigbad, they discover that going to the library and reading books is a pretty smart thing to do after all! Cimarron brings opera to you, with four costumed singers and our own set. Call for pricing information. Special pricing available for Title I schools.



Contact: Dana Scott,, (319 White Street, Norman, OK 73069)

Dustbowl is an art and handmade market that focuses on local commerce, building community and celebrating originality. At our Fall market we have a kid’s area designed to educate children with crafts and activities.



• Holiday Gift Gallery (Visual Arts,

Contact: Douglas Shaw Elder, 405-329-4523,, www. (444 S. Flood Ave, Norman, OK 73069)

Open from November 9 - December 24, 2012 during regular MonSaturday hours, with evening hours on November 9th and December 14th. The Holiday Gift Gallery offers unique gift items for purchase, in a warm, festive atmosphere. Shoppers can sip apple cider and listen to holiday music as they peruse our artisans’ creations. Hundreds of gift items are available ranging from fine art to stunning craft pieces. A





variety of artistic mediums are represented, including painting, pottery, jewelry, blown glass and sculpture. Several different types of Christmas ornaments are also available. There is no charge for “window shopping,” but be prepared to open your wallets to some unique and very tempting gift items. Member discounts apply to these purchases as they do to all purchases made in the gift shop and gallery throughout the year. During this time, the Firehouse opens the exhibit gallery to bring in artwork from a broader selection of artists than we are able to represent in our gift shop during the remainder of the year. This exposes patrons to a larger variety of artwork and techniques and shows our support and advocacy for all mediums and styles. In addition to the expanded quantity of artwork available for gift-giving, there are also special seasonal items available for patrons.

• Midsummer Night’s Fair (Visual Arts,

The Fair is open July 13th and 14th from 6-11 p.m. each night. The Midsummer Night’s Fair is the Firehouse’s “thank you” to the community. We recruit a variety of artists to exhibit their work, for purchase, to the public; bands, free of charge, entertain the crowds each evening; and Firehouse instructors and students demonstrate techniques learned in the classes offered at the Firehouse. Children of all ages are invited to participate in two art activities during the fair. One is painting on the Firehouse Art Wall, where each child can paint their own imaginative creation on a 1x2 foot panel, and their work will remain on display in Lions Park for six months. A second activity is offered under the main tent where children may create sculptures or work on other types of art with the encouragement & guidance of Firehouse faculty and staff.



• Children’s Summer Art Show (Visual Arts,

Opening reception, August 10, 2012. Exhibit closes August 31, 2012. In this exhibit, the Firehouse showcases the artwork of students, ages 5 - 13, who participated in five class sessions during the summer quarter. This exhibit provides an excellent overview of the variety of artwork done by elementary and middle school aged children in classes taught at the Firehouse Art Center. It provides the community an opportunity to learn what tools are available to train their children in various artistic mediums and the Firehouse a chance to demonstrate how art education influences children in positive ways.



• 30th Annual Chocolate Festival (Visual Arts,

• Firehouse Faculty Art Show (Visual Arts,

Opening reception, July 6, 2012, 7 - 9 pm. The exhibit opens July 6th and closes August 3, 2012. The exhibit showcases artwork from faculty who teach the variety of classes offered at the center. This exhibit provides an excellent overview of the talented faculty who teach at the Firehouse Art Center. In addition to showcasing examples of faculty art work, community members will have an opportunity to meet faculty, discuss their techniques and learn what tools are available to train themselves and/or their children in the variety of artistic mediums available at the Firehouse.



This event, taking place on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is the annual fundraiser for the Firehouse Art Center. More than 30 area restaurants/caterers donate in excess of 30,000 delectable chocolate treats to help the Firehouse raise funds to support their art education programs. The public is invited to purchase tickets that will entitle them to try 10 or 15 samples from the different vendors available at the festival. Children participate in the art activities free of charge. Scholarships for future classes will be awarded to 1-3 children selected as outstanding artists from that day. Although this is a fundraiser for the organization, our goal is to educate participants about the classes, exhibits and other activities offered at the Firehouse Art Center. We highlight the variety of opportunities for creative and educational experiences at the Firehouse, educate people about Firehouse involvements in community and public school programs and advocate for the arts within the community. We provide free art activities for children during the Festival and have Firehouse teachers on hand to guide the children through one or more projects during their visit to the Chocolate Festival Art Day.



• Luncheon in the Grass (Visual Arts,

Takes place on Sunday, May 20, 2012 (late afternoon, time TBA). Jointly sponsored by the Firehouse, the Jacobson House and the Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum, and the Norman Arts Council. The collective purpose is to engage the community with available art and culture. There are activities for all ages and live music during the event. The Firehouse Art Center guides children in painting their own visions on panels of the “Art Wall,” where each child can paint their own imaginative creation on a 1x2 foot panel, and their work will remain on display in Lions Park for six months.




Contact: Michael Bendure, 405-325-3272,, (555 Elm Ave, Norman, OK 73019)

• 98th Annual OU School of Art & Art History Student Exhibition (Visual Arts, , )

Jan 20 – Feb 12 (opening reception Jan 20 @ 7 pm) This competitive juried show returns to the museum and highlights the diverse works of art created by art and art history students from the University of Oklahoma. Multiple awards with cash prizes are presented to students, including the top award, the T.G. Mays Purchase Award, which is offered to a student whose work of art becomes a part of the FJJMA’s permanent collection.



Regular admission is $5 or less per person. Opening receptions are free and open to the public. Education is always key at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art! Most opening receptions include free guest lectures from art historians or curators, and the museum plans special programs around each exhibition or collection each semester.

Regular admission is $5 or less per person. Opening receptions are free and open to the public. Education is always key at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art! Most opening receptions include free guest lectures from art historians or curators, and the museum plans special programs around each exhibition or collection each semester.

• Highlights from the Permanent Collection of Photography, Part 1 (Visual Arts, , )

Jan 27 – Apr 29 (no opening reception) This exhibition surveys the history of photography beginning with 19th-century photographers, such as Nadar and Eadweard Muybridge, and concluding with recent works by contemporary photographers such as Luis Gonzales Palma, Xie Hailong and David Levinthal. More than 100 photographs from the museum’s extensive collection will be on exhibition. Regular admission is $5 or less per person. Education is always key at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art! The museum plans special programs around each exhibition or collection each semester.

• Vernet to Villon: Nineteenth-Century French Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Art (Visual Arts, , )

• A Century of Magic: The Animation of Walt Disney Studios (Animation Cels from the Collection of Janis Scaramucci and Domer ‘Jay’ Scaramucci) (Visual Arts, , )

Mar 3 – Sep 16 (opening reception Mar 3 @ 4-6 for children, 7-9 for public) The animation of the Walt Disney Studios had a profound impact on the American imagination over the course of the 20th century. A Century of Magic: the Animation of the Walt Disney Studios surveys many of the major animated films beginning with the first feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and concluding with Fantasia 2000 (1999). This exhibition, from a private collection, includes more than 80 cels used in the original production of the animated films and offers visitors the opportunity to view the artistry of the animators’ work. Regular admission is $5 or less per person. Opening receptions are free and open to the public. Education is always key at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art! Most opening receptions include free guest lectures from art historians or curators, and the museum plans special programs around each exhibition or collection each semester.

June 8 – Sep 16 (opening reception June 8 @ 7/6 pm) Marking the first time Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art has lent an exhibition to Oklahoma, the FJJMA is the sole venue for a new exhibition of drawings and watercolors representing each of the major 19th-century movements: Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and PostImpressionism. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Ingres, Delacroix, Manet, Degas, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of the Stuart Family Foundation. Regular admission is $5 or less per person. Opening receptions are free and open to the public. Education is always key at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art! Most opening receptions include free guest lectures from art historians or curators, and the museum plans special programs around each exhibition or collection each semester.

• Production Laboratory (Film, , )

Contact: Nate Foll, 818-538-6681,, www. (122 E. Main St, #4, Norman, OK 73069)

Geek House Laboratory - Geek House Productions will offer private instruction in all aspects of film and video production to individuals ages 11 and older. Please contact or call 818.233.7234 to pre-register or for any inquiries. Classes will start in January.

• Classes (Early Childhood Arts, ,

• Oklahoma Clay: Frankoma Pottery (Visual Arts,

Apr 20 – Sep 16 (opening reception Apr 20 @ 7/6 pm) In 1927, John Frank came to the University of Oklahoma and founded a ceramics program where he taught for 11 years. While teaching at the university, he established Frankoma Pottery, using local red dirt clays with colors and designs symbolic of the Southwest and Great Plains. His tableware fit the modern mode of living and was well crafted at prices that even families of modest means could afford. This exhibition surveys some of the most iconic pieces Frankoma produced and the frontier spirit of Oklahoma that inspired Frank’s work.



Contact: Director, Julie Sondag, 405-307-8454,, (255 34th Ave. SW, Norman, OK 73072)

Gymboree Play & Music specializes in parent/child arts and music education and offers classes for families with children ages 6 weeks through age 5. Music classes feature global music, movement, singing, hand-held instrument exploration and more. Arts classes offer a variety of learning stations for sensory experience and fine motor crafting depending upon developmental needs. Preschool curriculum is also




available for children ages 3-5 years. Families are welcome to try a free preview class.

• Kiowa Language and Culture for Families (Language Arts, , )

• Midwestern Woodlands Appliqué Design Sewing Classes (Visual Arts, , )

Contact: Kricket Rhoads-Connywerdy, 405-366-1667,, (609 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73069)

Leslie Deer Muskogee-Creek will teach applique classes on Tuesday evenings in March. The appliqué class participants will create designs from the relocated tribes to Oklahoma. The appliqué designs represent Oklahoma tribes such as Sauk and Fox, Otoe and Iowa and Creek to name a few. Participants will learn how to manipulate cloth to create the patterns seen in the natural environment of the woodlands. The participants will learn that the patterns can reflect not only the tribe but the clan or personal style as well. Through the appliqué designs the instructor will teach how the woodlands tribes weaved traditions from their ancestral homelands to the new land of Indian Territory. These classes will require registration and small class size.  This is funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council. The participants will be charged a $60.00 fee to cover the cost of supplies only but limited scholarships are provided by the artist upon request and are on a first come first serve basis. The educational component of this class is to teach the the art of woodland designs in applique cloth patterns worn by the woodland tribes of Oklahoma.

Kiowa Language and Culture classes are on Thursdays from February to June 6:30 to 8:30pm.  The children’s portion is from 6:30-7pm and the adult lessons are from 7-8:30. Dane Poolaw and Carol Willis will teach the language, writing, and history of the classes and Donny Ahaitty will teach Kiowa sign-language. The purpose of these courses is to promote the endagered Kiowa language, develop a uniform system of writing, and provide historical and traditional instruction through songs, sign language, and fellowship. Special presentations will occur once a month featuring Dorothy Whitehorse Delaune with Kiowa cultural history and stories in Kiowa, Joseph “Joe Fish” Dupoint with Kiowa songs and their meanings, and Dr. Gus Palmer Jr. with stories and writing system.  The program will end with a traditional meal in honor of participating elders. The Kiowa Language and Culture classes are sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council. The primary purpose of the Kiowa Language and Culture classes is to promote linguistic and cultural development through instruction and fellowship, and work to promote a unified system of writing and the continuation of the Kiowa language including the traditional form of Kiowa sign and promote a healthy family learning environment.

• Powwow Songs and Traditions (Music,

• Southern Plains Style Beading Classes (Visual Arts,

Beading classes will be held Tuesday evenings in June. The instructor is a full blood Comanche/Kiowa and is well versed in the traditional and family designs and colors of his people, the original inhabitants of the Oklahoma area, as well as the beadwork styles of other Oklahoma tribes such as the Cheyenne, Apache, Osage, Ponca, and others. Based on the designs and colors of the ancient porcupine quill patterns, the designs are very specific to each tribe. Many designs are representative of not only specific tribes but also certain families as well as gender. Participants will learn the proper designs worn in different areas of life as well as the beading technique that correlates to certain clothing worn during specific ceremonials. Classes sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Humantities Council. The participants will be charged a $60.00 fee to cover the cost of supplies only but limited scholarships are provided by the artist upon request and are on a first come first serve basis. The educational component of this class is to teach the various styles relating to the Southern Plains tribes of Oklahoma, as well as the cultural relevance of the beadwork to each tribe.



Lead by John Hamilton (Kiowa) with Tonya Cozad (Kiowa) Wednesday nights 7:30-8:30pm February through June.  This class offers the opportunity to learn the correct way to behave around a powwow drum and will now include assistance for women participants. The lead singer with his female counterpart will start the evening with proper powwow singing etiquette. Each participant will learn what to do during singing sessions. The lead singers will help others learn the proper way to conduct oneself which in itself describes and defines cultural roles & mores. This is sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council. This is rarely done in a public setting creating a rare and unique opportunity to attract Natives and non-Natives to practice proper powwow etiquette. Each of the singers come from a long line of family singers and are respected all over the United States. They know 100s to 1000s of songs & their the meanings.



• November-December Holiday Activities (Visual Arts, , )

In November, the Jacobson House will have a featured Native Oklahoma artist who will provide several pieces for display, as well as provide a lecture about the art, style, views, mission, goals, and the deeper meaning behind the art.  The exhibit opening on November 9 will include a Taste of Oklahoma Indian Taco sale. The December Art Market will begin Friday, December 7, from 6pm-9pm, beginning with A Taste of Oklahoma Taco Sale and an opportunity to meet local Native Oklahoma artists and purchase various types of holiday



art gifts. The event will continue Saturday, from 10-5, with booths set up by the artists, and will end on Sunday, December 9, from 1-5. The educational components of November’s featured artist include the exposure to new and different styles of art and the exposure to a different culture. The educational component of December’s Art Market includes discussing diverse styles and mediums of art with Oklahoma Indian artists from across the state.

part by Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council. The primary focus of the 180-4-89er Day Perspective exhibit is to collaborate with other Norman organizations to provide instruction and a hands-on experience for students and their families as well as the general public to gain a unique persepective of Oklahoma’s history through art, dance, music, food, and fellowship.

• Caddo Art and Cultural Exhibition (Visual Arts,

August through October the Jacobson House will feature Caddo art and pottery Tuesday through Friday 10-5 and Saturday 1-5, with Caddo language and culture classes on Monday evenings. The Caddo culture has miraculously survived and through the perserverance of a few tribal members has brought about the resurfacing of Caddo art, language, culture, and history, which deserves to be taught and shared with the public, as the Caddos are original inhabitants of Oklahoma and, having survived both physically and culturally, are a strong people. The primary educational purpose is to promote the Caddo culture through art and language as well as song, dance, and fellowship.



• Hide Art to Fine Art (Visual Arts,

Running from January 17-April, the Hide Art to Fine Art exhibit’s primary function is to explain the progress from collecting and preserving historical data and major events to the flat style demonstrated by the Kiowa 5 members, which was more art for art’s sake. In addition to paintings and photographs, we will feature movies by Kiowa filmmaker Steven Judd and have a poetry reading, lecture, and book signing by renowned author N. Scott Momaday. The combination of all three mediums will exemplify the progression from hide art to the flat style, and will solidify the importance of the journey and is funded by the Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council. The primary purpose of the Hide Art to Fine Art exhibit is to educate the general public on the contributions of the Kiowa artists to the fine art world in the Norman community and internationally.



• Cheyenne/Arapaho Exhibit (Visual Arts,

June - July 2012 Cheyenne/Arapaho Exhibit: Meet Featured artists June 8th 6-9pm Brent Learned, Merlin LittleThunder, Harvey Pratt, and Jacobson House’s artist-in-residence Michael Elizondo during the 2nd Friday Art Walk reception. The purpose is to showcase the diversity of Cheyenne-Arapaho art to the public.



• Pony Moon Gala (Visual Arts,

• 180-4-89er Day Perspective (Visual Arts,

The 180-4-89er Day Perspective event will take place from March-May, with the culminating Art Market event on Saturday, May 5 from 10-5 and Sunday, May 6 from 1-5 in conjunction with Norman’s May Fair. One component of the 180-4-89er Day Perspective will include Jacobson House artists-in residence, Michael Elizondo, Sharon Ahtone-Harjo, and Kevin Connywerdy, providing educational visits to Norman fourth grade students sharing a Native American view of Oklahoma’s history and providing a hands-on art project opportunity for the students to solidify the information. The second component is an exhibition of artwork on display at the Jacobson House, with the best of the 180-4-89er Day student produced art included. The fourth grade students and their families will be invited to tour the Native Art Collection at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at no charge, followed by a Taste of Native Oklahoma, Spring Art Market, and traditional Gourd Dance where the public can meet local Native artists at the Jacobson House and participate in traditional activities and Native cuisine, as well as cross promote with the Assistance League of Norman’s May Fair art activites.  The 180-4-89er Day Perspective will be presented in collaboration with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the Assistance League of Norman, and Norman Public Schools.  this project is funded in



Under new leadership, the Jacobson Foundation is pleased to reinstate the Pony Moon Gala. The Pony Moon Gala is a dinner event that will honor key contributors to Native American Art, with special recognition going to Doris Littrell, Virginia Stroud, and Robert Taylor. The event will also raise funds for the Jacobson Foundation and assist in the support of Jacobson House cultural activities. A collection of Oklahoma Native American art owned by the Jacobson Foundation Board Chair will be on display to serve as a reminder of what the Jacobson House and Pony Moon Gala promote and the goals of the Foundation. The event will be held the evening of Saturday, May 19, at the David L. Boren Student Union building on the Health Sciences Center Campus located at 1106 North Stonewall, Oklahoma City. To reserve a table or plate, or to request further information, contact the Jacobson House at 405-366-1667. The Pony Moon Gala is a fundraiser intended to promote the goals and mission of the Jacobson House. The Pony Moon Gala, though not explicity educational, will serve as a medium in promoting the Jacobson House and its goals in educating the public on Native American art, culture, and history. Through this honorary event, the Jacobson Foundation will honor those with the same mission and goal: to promote and encourage Native American art, culture, and perspective.



• Taco Tuesdays: Taste of Native Oklahoma (Other,

Taco Tuesday starting Tuesday March 19 through the end of June and resuming September 11 through December 17, 11a-2p. Menu: Indian Tacos -

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Vegan Whole Wheat Frybread Veggie Option - Cowboy bread too! Meat Pies, Grape Dumplins Desert, Corn Soup, .50 cent Drinks. There are opportunities for volunteers to recieve a free lunch after volunteering to help with Taste of Native Oklahoma Benefits. People who are not familiar with Native cuisine can come taste some of the traditional dishes of Native Oklahoma peoples and purchase artwork by Indigenous Oklahomans in the national and state registerd home of Oscar Brousse Jacobson as well as learn about the unique diversity that Oklahoma has to offer.

9:30pm.  It is a wine and snack share, and for $25 you will be able to take home 2 to 3 pieces at the end of the night.  It’s a great way to make art and meet other people in the community. MerryBelle’s Studio Share offers artists and crafters a place to work on their projects at monthly, weekly or hourly rates.   MerryBelle’s Private Art Parties are available for all ages and reasons, whether its for fun, birthday’s, showers, etc. A variety of arts and crafts are available to choose from for each individual party.


• Choral Society Rehearsals (Music, , )

Contact: Debra Levy Martinelli, 405-325-3388,, (PO Box 2405, Norman, OK 73070)

Contact: Nancy Peterson, 405-573-0688,, (PO Box 474, Norman, OK 73069)

• Jazz in June Music Festival 2012 (Music,

Now in its 29th year, Jazz in June is an Oklahoma tradition. For three consecutive evenings each summer, world-class musicians take the stage in Norman, filling the air with jazz and blues, plus swing, bebop, salsa, alternative country, contemporary American music and more. The 2012 Jazz in June festival is scheduled for June 21-23. Events also include post-concert blues and jam sessions and a daylong jazz and blues clinic. All Jazz in June events are free and open to the public. Jazz in June includes a daylong music clinic for people of all ages and levels of musical expertise. The clinic is taught by the festival’s performers. The clinic is free and open to the public.



The Norman Community Choral Society invites you to join us for rehearsals beginning in January. We rehearse each Monday evening at 7:30 p.m., at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, corner of Highway 9 and Imhoff. We are a non-profit group made up of people from all walks of life who love to sing. No auditions are required, although some knowledge of music is helpful. Members pay semester dues; however, assistance is available if the cost presents a financial difficulty. The choral society’s mission includes educating its members and the community about choral music.



Contact: Ann Marie Eckart, 405-325-8610,, (Reaves Park)

Contact: Aimee Rook, 405-514-0781,, (2215 Forest Circle, Norman, OK 73069)

• Medieval Fair 2012 (Other,

The 36th Annual Medieval Fair commences March 30, 31 and April 1, 2012 in Reaves Park, Norman, OK from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Reaves Park is located on Jenkins Avenue just north of Highway 9 East. This living history fair is packed with educational exhibits, craft demonstrations, 7 stages filled with entertainment, wandering performers, delicious fair food booths, and enough arts and crafts booths to satisfy a shopaholic.



• Norman Groovefest Human Rights Music Festival (Music, , , )


Contact: J.J. Bradford, 405-701-2955,, www.facebook. com/pages/MerryBelles-Gifts-Art-Tea/157799317618313 (230 E. Main St, Norman, OK 73069)

• Merry Mixed Media/Studio Share/Private Art Parties & More (Visual Arts, , )
Merry Mixed Media is the first Friday night of every month, 6:30-

Norman Groovefest promotes community through arts, music, and human rights awareness. The music festival is 27 years strong and most often semi-annual. The Spring event has evolved into an art show and the fall event at Andrews Park in Norman remains strong through a generous community of artists and local business. Sponsors include Fowler VW, Rose Rock School, and The Art Therapy Center. Oklahoman musicians, vendors and volunteers are essential to our free human rights music festival in the park. Submit requests to join the fun to groovefest@gmail. com Raising Human Rights Awareness at Groovefest varies with educational intensity. Listening to music, lyrics, and carefully selected speakers while connecting with a creative community presents a rich opportunity to consider different perspectives as well as our rights and responsibilities in society. The Tye Dye Fundraiser is a hands-on experiential learning opportunity and the chalk art contest offers everyone a chance to express their ideas visually.



• Norman Groovefest Human Rights Art Show (Visual Arts, , )

Artists of all ages may submit 2D and 3D artwork with artist statement inspired by the Declaration of Human Rights or violations of Human Rights in Oklahoma, in the U.S. or globally past or present. Selected works will show from April 1 to May 1, 2012 at the Form and Function Lab in Norman. Outstanding 2D pieces may be considered for the 2012 Norman Groovefest Music Festival Poster and T-shirt. Artist statement <200 words and images will be accepted via email until March 10. Only framed and ready to hang pieces will be included in the final selection. Official reception will be April 13th. Show closes May 1. The show will provide an opportunty for artists and the community to consider and learn about the local and global, individual and communal, human rights experience through research, inspiration, and the creative process.

Norman Public Library, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Science Museum of Oklahoma. At Norman Music Festival 4, families created fun and amusing musical instruments with recycled products. This project allowed us the chance to encourage children to discover the technical aspects of making a musical instrument work as well as the significance of recycling. Each year the children and family programs at the Norman Music Festival become more informative and exciting, and we always look forward sharing music and fun with the entire family.

• Music Lessons for All Ages (Music,

Contact: Fred Goff, 405-292-8400,, www. (2795B Broce Dr, Norman, OK 73072)

• Norman Music Festival (Music,

Contact: Steven White, 405-420-9850,, www.normanmusicfestival. com (219 E. Main Street, Norman, OK 73069)

Norman Music Festival (NMF) is a three-day, multi-genre, music festival established in 2007 through the Norman Arts Council as a showcase of Oklahoma talent and to provide a viable and energetic festival in downtown Norman, Oklahoma. Our mission is to provide the community, the region, and the nation with an outstanding, FREE music experience. The festival has grown each year, and in 2011 more then 200+ independent artists from across Oklahoma and the U.S. performed on five outdoor stages and as many as 10 indoor bar and restaurants and at the historic Sooner Theatre. In four years NMF has successfully grown into the largest music festival in the state of Oklahoma, and receives national attention as a premier showcase for both established and next-generation talent. NMF5 is anticipating more than 160 musical bands, and 20 street artists of varying performance styles showcasing their talents at the 2012 event. The Dustbowl Arts Market joins the festival on Saturday providing an opportunity for local artist to showcase their handcrafted art. The Lion’s Club of Norman has joined with NMF and provides children and family entertainment as well as carnival rides for NMF participants. The weekend culminates with performances by national recording artists on two major outdoor stages in front of thousands of appreciative fans on Saturday night, April 28th. Facebook/ NormanMusicFestival Twitter/NormanMusicFest. The Norman Music Festival provides entertainment for music fans of all ages. This year the Wild Prairie Family Park and Stage, formally called the Little Rockers Stage, will offer several educational components in conjunction with the music festival on Saturday, April 28th. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy learning about and playing musical instruments and creating art in a safe, fun and controlled environment. This year’s Sponsors include the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the



The Norman Music Institute offers music instruction to people of all ages and all music skill levels. From the very beginner to the advanced student we have instruction that will allow you to reach your goals on any instrument. We have a concert hall for our students to perform in regularly and lessons that make learning to play a lot of fun. This is where you want to be if you want to learn to play an instrument. Check out the Norman Music Institute where we say “Learn. Play. Perform.”




Contact: Kelli Ingels, 405-818-9504,, www.

• Classes - Suzuki violin, viola, and cello program for ages 4-adult. (Music, , )


Contact: Holly Jones, 405-325-6673,, (540 Parrington Oval, Rm. 122, Norman, OK 73019)

• Tuesday Noon Concert Series (Music,

The Tuesday Noon Concert series is a cooperative effort between the OU School of Music and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Set aside part of your lunch hour for these 30-minute concerts performed by OU music students and faculty. Admission to the museum is free on Tuesdays. Noon Tuesday, Feb. 7 Tuesday Concert Series: Gaye LeBlanc Harp Studio FJJMA – Free Noon Tuesday, Feb. 21 Tuesday Concert Series: Karathanasis Computer Music Studio FJJMA – Free Noon Tuesday, Feb. 14 Tuesday Concert Series: Paula Conlon Native American Flute FJJMA – Free Noon Tuesday, March 6 Tuesday Concert Series: Hal Grossman Violin





Studio FJJMA – Free Noon Tuesday, March 13 Tuesday Concert Series: Lance Drege Percussion Studio FJJMA – Free Noon Tuesday, March 27 Tuesday Concert Series: Valerie Watts Flute Studio FJJMA – Free Noon Tuesday, April 3 Tuesday Concert Series: Jeongwon Ham Piano Studio FJJMA – Free Noon Tuesday, April 10 Tuesday Concert Series: Brian Dobbins Tuba/ Euphonium Studio FJJMA – Free Noon Tuesday, April 17 Tuesday Concert Series: Carl Rath Sooner Bassooners FJJMA – Free

• Boggess Artist Concert Series (Music,

The Boggess Artist Concert Series is dedicated to Mildred Andrews Boggess, a professor of organ at the University of Oklahoma from 1938 to 1976, who taught a generation of organists the highest standards of their art. 3 pm Sunday, Jan. 29 Boggess Visiting Artists: Ken Double, Organ and Skip Stine, Trumpet SCH For a list of upcoming organ concerts and events of interest, please visit American Organ Institute website, All Boggess Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! Tickets for Boggess Series events are $9 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff and senior adults.



• Lightwell Gallery Art Exhibitions (Visual Arts,

The Lightwell Gallery contributes significantly to the academic function of the School of Art and Art History and to provide and enhance educational opportunities for our students. Through invitational and an annual international juried exhibition, the Lightwell also serves as a forum to connect the school, its students, and the larger Norman and Oklahoma City community to a variety of nationally and internationally recognized artists operating around the world today. The gallery holds exhibitions throughout the semesters and these are only a selected few that are listed: Jan. 17 – Feb. 12 98th Annual SoA&AH Student Exhibition FJJMA – Free Time TBD Thursday, Jan. 19 98th Annual Student Exhibition Opening Reception FJJMA – Free April 30 – May 11 SoA&AH Capstone Art Show LWG – Free Time TBD Sunday, May 6 SoA&AH Capstone Art Show Opening Reception and Awards LWG – Free The Lightwell Gallery is located in the School of Art & Art History at 520 Parrington Oval in the OU Arts District. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the University of Oklahoma’s School of Art & Art History please visit



• Masala World and Ruggles Native American Music Concert Series (Music, , , )

The Masala World Music and Ruggles Native American Music Concert Series proposes programs of non-classical Western and world music of all genres, including Native American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Brazilian, Japanese, Celtic, Israeli, African and Balkan music, as well as gospel and bluegrass. Each concert is designed to entertain and educate those 12 years and older. 8 pm Saturday, Feb. 11 Masala: Steel Drum Band Festival SCH (tentative) 8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 22 Ruggles: 8 pm Saturday, March 10 Masala: Iranian Nowruz Music Festival: Hossein Omouni and Ensemble SCH All concerts are performed in Catlett Music Center in either Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall (SCH) or Morris R. Pitman Recital Hall (PRH) unless otherwise specified. Tickets for Masala Series Concerts are $9 for adults and $5 for faculty, staff, seniors and students. For tickets, please call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101. Unless otherwise mentioned, all concerts are located in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in the OU Arts District!

• University Theatre Mainstage Productions (Theatre,

The University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and University Theatre Spring 2012 season features the addition of an Opera production along with the established Drama, Musical Theatre and Dance mainstage performances. Spring 2012 mainstage productions include Young Choreographers’ Showcase, Jan. 26 through 29; the Aussie play Mary Stuart, Feb. 10 through 18; Mozart’s grand opera Don Giovanni, March 1 through 4; Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, March 7 through 11 and the family must see Seussical the Musical, The Box Office is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and one hour prior to curtain on any performance date. The Box Office is located inside Catlett Music Center, 500 West Elm at Boyd. Event times and locations can change. For up to date information, please call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.



• Norton Lecture Series (Music,

Please join us for this year’s Norton Lecture Series, featuring research presentations by University of Oklahoma faculty from the fields of Musicology, Music Theory, Ethnomusicology, and Music Education. Topics will range from African influences on Native American Dance; film score criticism; music and mathematics in childhood development; philosophical analysis of Strauss; cultural study of music in 1930s film; and analysis of period influences on early Italian opera. Lectures are free and open to the public. Share the joy of music with your friends and family. Each lecture is designed to entertain and educate those 12 years and older. 5 pm Wed., March 14 Norton Lecture: Mark Lucas Adolescent Males’ Attitudes About Singing in Choir CMC 131 – Free 5 pm March 28 Norton Lecture: Charlene A comparison study of the fifth grade OCRT scores between students participating in orchestra and students not involved in the orchestra program CMC 131 - Free





5 pm Wed., April 11 Norton Guest Lecture: Brooke McCorkle Searching for Wagner in Japan CMC 131 - Free Each lecture is located in Catlett Music Center.

• Norton Visiting Artist Series (Music,

The Norton Visiting Artist Series showcases visiting artists from around the world in all areas of music. Visiting artists will sometimes hold master classes in their specialty for students in the School of Music; these classes are free and open to the public. Share the joy of music with your friends and family. Each concert is designed to entertain and educate those 12 years and older. 8 pm Friday, Feb. 10 Norton Visiting Artists: Two Seconds, Steel Drum Duo Darren Dyke and C.J. Menge, Percussion Steel Pans PRH 8 pm Thursday, Feb. 23 Norton Visiting Artist: Joel Schoenhals, Piano SCH 3 pm Sunday, March 11 Norton Visiting Artist: Suzanne Leon, Violin and Stephanie Leon Shames, Piano Chamber Recital PRH All concerts are performed in Catlett Music Center in either Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall (SCH) or Morris R. Pitman Recital Hall (PRH) unless otherwise specified. All Norton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.



8 pm Thursday, April 5 Sutton: OU Percussion Orchestra and OU Steel Drum Band SCH 8 pm Saturday, April 14 Sutton: School of Dance, OU Choirs and Norman Philharmonic Haydn’s The Creation SCH 3 pm Sunday, April 15 Sutton: School of Dance, OU Choirs and Norman Philharmonic Haydn’s The Creation SCH 8 pm Wednesday, April 18 Sutton: Wind Symphony and Symphony Band SCH 8 pm Tuesday, April 24 Sutton: OU Jazz Bands SCH 3 pm Sunday, April 22 Sutton: President’s Concert OU Symphony Orchestra and OU Choirs SCH 3 pm Sunday, April 29 Sutton: Collegium Musicum GH All concerts are performed in Catlett Music Center in either Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall (SCH) or Morris R. Pitman Recital Hall (PRH) unless otherwise specified. All Sutton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! Tickets for Sutton Series events are $9 for adults and $5 for all students, OU faculty/staff and senior adults. For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.

• Sutton Concert Series (Music,

The Sutton Music Series features OU students, faculty and ensembles comprised of students or faculty. The concert series showcase faculty or student ensembles, such as the OU Symphony Orchestra or University Chorale. The artist series feature a student or faculty member performance. Share the joy of music with your friends and family. Each concert is designed to entertain and educate those 12 years and older. 8 pm Monday, Jan. 23 Sutton: Mark Neumann, viola PRH 8 pm Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 Sutton Artist Series: Irv Wagner, Trombone SCH 8 pm Tuesday, Feb. 6 Sutton: Suzanne Tirk, clarinet PRH 8 pm Saturday, Feb. 11 Sutton: Gregory Lee, Violin with Stephanie Leon Shames, Piano PRH 3 pm Sunday, Feb. 12 Sutton: OU Symphony Orchestra – World Premieres SCH 3 pm Sunday, Feb. 19 Sutton: Accademia Filarmonica and OU Chorale Music of Beethoven SCH 8 pm Monday, Feb. 27 Sutton: Concert Band and Symphony Band SCH 8 pm Tuesday, Feb. 28 Sutton: Wind Symphony SCH 8 pm Monday, March 5 Sutton: Eldon Matlick, Horn PRH 8 pm Thursday, March 8 Sutton: University Singers Spring Choral Concert SCH 8 pm Tuesday, March 13 Sutton: OU Jazz Bands SCH 8 pm Wednesday, March 14 Sutton: Holmberg String Quartet PRH 3 pm Sunday, April 1 Sutton: OU Symphony Orchestra Fantasia SCH 8 pm Tuesday, April 3 Sutton: OK Chamber Players PRH



• Master Classes with Opera Great, Marilyn Home (Music, , )

7 pm Tuesday, March 27 Marilyn Horne Masterclass PRH – Free and open to the public 7 pm Friday, March 30 Marilyn Horne Masterclass PRH – Free and open to the public The University of Oklahoma welcomes back legendary opera mezzosoprano, Marilyn Horne, widely considered to be one of opera’s greatest singers. Horne will serve as a visiting faculty member within the OU School of Music, holding private lessons and master classes for OU’s voice students. They are free and open to the public, granting opera fans and music lovers a rare opportunity to see the outstanding singer up close, working with students in a small, intimate environment.


Contact: Rebecca Herrin, 405-325-0567 ext. 19,, dance (560 Parrington Oval, Rm 1000, Norman, OK 73019)

• Summer Wind Youth Ballet 2012 (Dance,

June 17-30, 2012 - The OU School of Dance hosts Summer Wind youth Ballet, a two-week training program for dance students ages 11-14 and 1518 years old. Curriculum includes a variety of dance classes and seminars taught by School of Dance faculty and guest artists. This comprehensive ballet program is aimed at educating the complete young dancer and concludes with an on-stage performance featuring class technique and rehearsed repertoire. Norman Auditions –





Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 – Registration: 3:15 p.m., Audition: 4:00-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Mar.4, 2012 – Registration: 2:15 p.m., Audition: 3:00-4:30 p.m. Both auditions will be held at the OU School of Dance, 560 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019 for a full training schedule.

• Spike’s Club: Grossology (Culinary Arts,

• Saturday Youth Program (Dance,

Intensive classes in ballet and modern dance offered as a supplement for serious young dancers ages 10-18. Classes will be taught by OU School of Dance faculty in the Fine Arts Center on OU’s Norman campus. Spring 2012 – February 4 - March 3 Fall 2012 – September 15 – November 17 For audition information please contact Rebecca Herrin at 405-325-0567 ext. 19.



• Warrior Spirits: Oceanic Arts (Visual Arts, , )

Contact: Jen Tregarthen, 405-325-0598,, (2401 Chautauqua Avenue, Norman, OK 73072)

Tuesday, January 10 & Thursday January 12 (Registration deadline: January 3) - Join us as we explore the science of gross! We will use our senses to investigate the slimiest, dirtiest, most bizarre things in science! Find out if you are a “super taster,” learn about the strangest and creepiest animals in the world and even make your own slime! Each session meets once a week for six weeks and focuses on investigating our natural world and discovering the amazing stories unfolding all around us. Students explore our galleries, study museum objects from our collections, play games, get creative with craft and science projects and have fun! Participants will receive a special Spike’s Club T-shirt (one shirt per school year). Space is limited and preregistration is required. $35 for members, $45 non-members. To enroll, please call (405) 325-1008. Member registration begins Monday, November 21st; Non-member registration begins Monday, December 5th.



• Spring Break Escape! (Other,

Feb. 4 through May 13, 2012 - The objects in this exhibit were created and used by the indigenous peoples of present-day Papua New Guinea and West Papua, Indonesia. The island of New Guinea is one of the most diverse places in the world with over 850 distinct languages spoken and hundreds of cultural groups. Geologists collected many of the objects featured in this exhibition during surveys in the 1970s assessing petroleum and mineral resources, and US soldiers contributed items collected while Allied Forces manned listening stations in New Guinea during World War II. Warrior Spirits reflects the diversity of the island regions, highlighting ceremonial traditions such as the dramatic fire dances practiced in the Highlands of West Papua and the ritualized veneration of ancestors among the Sepik River groups of New Guinea. The exhibition features weapons including carved shields, war-clubs, spears and bows and arrows, plus carved daggers made from the bones of cassowary birds – a large flightless bird native to New Guinea and prized for its aggressive territorial nature. The exhibition is augmented with maps, graphics, and audio and video elements that will allow visitors a glimpse into the fascinating world of New Guinea.

Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 5.p.m., Daily Engage your senses as you spring into the natural and cultural history of Oklahoma! Daily activities include crafts, auditorium shows, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more! All programs are free with museum admission. Check out the museum website for more information and a full schedule of events, available March 1, 2012. Free activities with paid admission.




Contact: Lindsey Martin, 405-637-9033,, www.facebook. com/scissortailartschool (123 E. Main St, Suite 2 (Form+Function Lab), Norman, OK 73069)

• After School Art Classes (Early Childhood Arts,

• Sam Noble Museum Adult Volunteer Program Orientation (Other, , )

Saturday, January 7, 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, January 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Be part of the excitement! Join our wonderful team of volunteers and see the museum in a new light. Become a docent in one of our worldclass galleries, work with children in the interactive Discovery Room or see what opportunities wait behind the scenes! The Adult Volunteer Program is open to all interested individuals ages 16 and over. For more information, please call (405) 325-1652 or check out the museum website

Winter Classes - January 10-March 1 Tues and Thurs 3:30- 4:30 Ages 5-10 This eight-week program keeps the creativity flowing.   Small nearby field trips to galleries and studios and plenty of creative outlets will enhance your child’s knowledge and know how of many different forms of art. $140 Please e-mail for any questions and to stay updated on all future events.





• Music Store (Music, , )

Contact: Lauren Sonder, 405-474-9734,, www.sondermusic. com (225 E Gray St, Norman, OK 73069)

The Store at Sonder Music, Dance & Art specializes in unusual, handmade, vintage, and fair trade music instruments and accessories. We also carry staples of the trade, including strings, cables, tuners and much more.

twists. Hill Irish Dance School: Irish dancing helps develop confidence, creativity, fitness and a love of the arts. Introduction To Ballroom Dance: Experience the exciting rhythm of Cha Cha Cha and smooth style of Foxtrot.

• Third Friday Celtic Night (Music,

• Art Exhibits (Visual Arts,

We feature artists in our gallery space, holding regular art openings in conjunction with Norman’s 2nd Friday Circuit of Art.



Held on the third Friday of the month, 8:00-10:00 PM - All are welcome to join in on the jam (traditional Celtic tunes) - Celtic dancers are invited to dance to live music - Listeners are welcome!



• Youth Art Classes (Visual Arts,

youth Art Classes (ages 8-13): Expressive Painting: Students explore non-traditional methods of painting, using techniques such as splatter painting, blowing paint through a straw, and painting on a wet surface. Color theory and symbolism are introduced as expressive tools. Drawing Faces: This class introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing faces. Concepts of shape, line and contour are explored while drawing faces of people and creatures alike. Scholarships may be available.



• Monthly Jazz Jam (Music,

Held on the last Wednesday of the month, 10:00 PM - Musicians should be familiar with jazz standards and practices - Listeners are welcome! Enjoy wine and cheese while listening to Norman and OKC musicians play soulful standards



• Music Together Family Classes (Music,

• Oklahoma Composers Salon Concerts (Music,

The Oklahoma Composers Association’s ongoing Composer Salon Concert series features music by area composers. After each piece, the composer answers audience questions about the work. Previous series have served to highlight the incredible diversity of music being produced in our midst, including academic composers, instrument builders, electroacoustic music, jazz, improvisation, singer-songwriters, church music, children’s music, and more. There is no style of music-making that is not welcome, and every evening presents a variety.



Children can attend Music Together Family Classes from birth through kindergarten. This class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.



• Oklahoma Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra (Music,

• Youth Dance Classes (Dance,

Dance Around The World (Grades K-2): Dance Around The World teaches children about arts and culture through dance, by incorporating story, crafts, costuming and language into the class. Hill Irish Dance School (Ages 5-18): Irish dancing helps develop confidence, creativity, fitness and a love of the arts. Scholarships may be available for Dance Around The World and Irish Dance classes.



The purpose of the Oklahoma Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra is to create an educational ensemble for plucked string players comparable to public school marching band and orchestra. Participation in the Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra is open to students ages 10 and up who play plucked or hammered string instruments (acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, dulcimer, etc.). The orchestra plans to develop a regular performance schedule, including performances at public schools and public events.



• Rock Clinic (Music,

• Dance Classes (Dance,

Bellydance 101 & 102: Learn this Middle Eastern dance form with some modern and upbeat



Rock Clinic gives students the opportunity to play with other musicians of like age and experience, in a supportive environment. Students are encouraged to engage in songwriting as well as to perform and record. Financial assistance may be available. Please contact us for details.





• Jazz Clinic (M, 45, Y)

Jazz Clinic is open to intermediate-to-advanced level music students (high school and adult), as well as professional musicians. Musicians prepare two jazz standards in advance, then work with clinicians on jazz improvisation and styling at the clinic.

• Private Music Lessons (M, 123456, Y)

Our creative and supportive learning environment encourages students to get the most out of their lessons. Offering lessons in piano, guitar, bass guitar, voice, drums, percussion, violin, viola, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, clarinet, saxophone, harmonica, trumpet, theory, songwriting and composition.

• 5th Annual Love of Ledger Art (Visual Arts,

Contact: Leslie Zinbi, 405-329-4442,, (131 24th Ave SW, Norman, OK 73069)

Love of Ledger Art features works by leading Ledger Artists. Creating traditional and Contemporary works on historical ledger paper dating to the early 1800’s. Along with lectures and a presentation of original historical works on loan. Opening Reception with Artists: Friday, Feb. 10th 7 - 10 pm



• 23nd Annual Holiday of Miniatures (Visual Arts,

The 23nd Holiday Show & Book Signing will feature works by over 18 of the Nation’s most noted American Indian artists. Presenting miniature works on Historical Ledger Paper to contemporary and abstract, pottery, beadwork and hand created ornaments. Opening reception with Artists: Friday, November 9th 6:30 - 10 pm Show continues thru January 10th.




Contact: Terri Stubblefield, 405-325-7677,, www.worldliteraturetoday. com (630 Parrington Oval, Suite 110, Norman, OK 73019)

• Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature & Culture (Other, , )

2012 Puterbaugh Festival - The next Puterbaugh Festival (March 6-9, 2012) will feature Irish playwright Marina Carr, including performances of her play By the Bog of Cats with the OU School of Drama. Read Carr’s biography, the synopsis of her play By the Bog of Cats and the syllabus for the Puterbaugh course surrounding the festival. There will be events all week including music, storytelling, and film.

If you or your organization has an arts event or arts programming that you would like listed, please forward information on to the Norman Arts Council at nac@ or by calling the Norman Arts Council at 405-360-1162.



Artist Directory
cinematic artists of norman (CAN) CAN is an Artist Community of the Norman Arts Council and its mission is to strengthen the Norman film making community by offering valuable resources and outlets. Our priority is to produce quality work that meets the standards of the Norman Arts Council and Cinematic Artists of Norman. We strive to ensure that the local film making community continues to grow and thrive by building and maintaining good relationships with other agencies and groups who support local filmmaking and art. Overall, we will become better filmmakers by bridging the gap between concept and creation. Blake, Judith - mailto: England, Josh - Gentle, Ezra - Kane, Hilary - Ketrick, Cassandra - Pierson, Lacey - Startz, Angela - Tucker, Temple - norman studio artists association (NSAA) NSAA is an Artist Community of the Norman Arts Council and it exists to cultivate awareness of, participation in and education about the visual arts in Norman, Oklahoma, and the surrounding communities. NSAA is also dedicated to the cultivation and support of the needs of working artists in the area. Borum Loveland, Ruth Ann - Burchett, Sharon - Elder, Douglas Shaw - mailto:



Fernandez, Tamey - Fine, Jerre B. - Gilman, Karyn - mailto: Hils, Jonathan - Hiott, Kiki - mailto: Holladay, Don - Schofield, Sue - Spivey, Chase - Urquhart, Audra - Watkins, Corazon - Williams, Bill - Williams, Juanita - songwriters association norman (SWAN) SWAN is an Artist Community of the Norman Arts Council and is designed to promote and support the creation of original music in the greater Norman community. Whether you’re a seasoned songwriting veteran or are just getting started, this group is the perfect venue to discuss songwriting techniques, song & lyric structure, and perform finished work. Barrett, Tod J. - Henson, David - Standridge, Gregg -

To become a member of one of the Norman Arts Council’s Artist Communities, visit the Join Us page on the Norman Arts Council site at



Visiting Artist Program 2011-2012 Artist Directory
Courtesy of the Norman Public Schools - Department of Fine Arts Alegria Real - Latin-American Folkloric Music CONTACT: Christina Audas PHONE: 405-694-6422 EMAIL: Margarita Baños-Milton - Dance, Choreography PHONE: 405-701-8737 OR 405-570-4927 EMAIL: Darleen Bailey Beard - Writing PHONE: 405-329-7385 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Marwin Begaye - Visual Art PHONE: 405-625-1631 EMAIL: Byron Berline - Musical Performance PHONE: 405-282-6646 or 405-317-2129 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Pamela M. Bradford - Visual Artist PHONE: 405-360-1588 or 405-473-4915 EMAIL: Heather Burns - Afro-Cuban Dance PHONE: 405-464-3680 EMAIL: Janey Crain - Visual Art PHONE: 405-872-1748 Douglas Shaw Elder - Visual Art PHONE: 405-329-4523 or 405-625-3538 EMAIL:



Howard Hanger Jazz Fantasy - Jazz Quartet, Jazz Education CONTACT: Earl Hefley PHONE: 405-844-8303 or 405-850-9918 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Joyce Harris - Visual Art PHONE: 405-364-2285 EMAIL:, Beverly Herndon - Oriental Brushwork PHONE: 405-329-4006 or 405-306-0128 EMAIL: yolande Hirst - African Dance and Culture PHONE: 405-217-4071 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Gwendolyn Hooks - Creative Writing PHONE: 405-672-6085 or 405-823-5412 EMAIL: WEBSITE: www. Kevin King - Visual Art PHONE: 405-692-0007 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Jahruba Lambeth - African Drumming, Storytelling PHONE: 405-321-1781 or 405-706-3927 EMAIL: Debbie Langston - Visual Artist PHONE: 405-848-9609 EMAIL: Lavina McKinzey - Visual Art PHONE: 405-321-7861 EMAIL: Lynn Melton - Visual Art PHONE: 405-872-5012 or 405-615-5206 EMAIL:

Christopher Nick - Visual Art PHONE: 405-943-5245 or 405-535-0385 EMAIL: Stacy Nyikos - Writing PHONE: 918-298-2302 or 918-409-4063 EMAIL: Kathy Paganoni - Visual Art PHONE: 405-573-2602 EMAIL: Cynthia Hudson Reed – Plays of Shakespeare PHONE: 405-307-8788 or 405-863-4254 EMAIL: G. Patrick Riley - Visual Art PHONE: 405-831-3905 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Geoffrey L. Smith - Media Arts, Video Production PHONE: 405-447-1362 OR 405-210-3953 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Pandora Tadefa-Everett - Flamenco Dance Presentation, Workshop PHONE: 405-326-2848 or 405-447-4034 EMAIL: WEBSITE: Jessica Taylor - Dance PHONE: 405-808-2960 EMAIL: David Titus - Storytelling PHONE: 580-695-0782 or 580-353-4710 EMAIL: Melissa young - Visual Art, Storytelling, Drums, Percussion and Harp PHONE: 405-364-0168 OR 405-659-4612 EMAIL:



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