OKLAHOMA CITY – The pairing of one of Oklahoma City’s finest festivals with the new free daily arts initiative by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City will offer a lunchtime treat for downtown workers and visitors.

 

Art Moves, presented by Devon, now in its third month, is pairing with deadCENTER Film Festival to showcase some of its best short films on Monday, Dec. 12 from noon to 1pm at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library auditorium on the 4th floor. The free event is open to the public. Food and drinks are allowed.

 

“The selections deadCENTER chose for Art Moves offer something for everyone,” said Kim Haywood, Festival Director for deadCENTER Film Festival. “From whimsical animations, to thought-provoking documentaries, to hilarious comedies – you’ll leave the theatre having viewed some of the best short films the festival has played over the past few years.”

 

Founded in 2001, deadCENTER Film Festival has supplied some of the best film selections Oklahoma City has seen. In 2011, more than 13,000 attended the festival.  

 

“We are so excited to be partnering with the fine folks at deadCENTER,” said Angela Hodgkinson, Art Moves Director for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. “We’re offering, for the first time at Art Moves, one of the most loved art forms – film. The short films dead CENTER has picked out for us are going to be fantastic! It’ll be the perfect midday break.”

 

Art Moves, presented by Devon, will be pairing with deadCENTER more often to showcase some of its offerings as the film festival nears in June.

 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Art Moves program to help promote art to our downtown community,” Haywood said. “The work that the Arts Council of Oklahoma City does in our city is inspiring, and we couldn’t think of a better fit to help us raise awareness and appreciation for independent film arts.”

 

For more information, visit www.artscouncilokc.com or call 405-270-4848.

 

The remaining December schedule for Art Moves, presented by Devon is:

 

Th., 8 - Robinson Renaissance – Brian Mitchell Brody, jazz saxophone (Holiday)

Fri., 9 - Chase Tower Lobby – Chad Slagle, red dirt guitarist

Mon., 12 – Downtown Library Auditorium – Dead Center Film Festival, short film selections

Tue., 13 – OKCMOA – Wayne McEvilly, classical piano

Wed., 14 – City Hall Front Steps – Cimarron Opera Carolers (Holiday)

Th., 15 – Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens – Erica Thomas & Terri Hlubeck, vocalist & piano (Holiday)

Fri., 16 – Robinson Renaissance – OK Chorale Group (Holiday)

Mon., 26 – Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens – Arabesque & Friends, traditional Irish trio (Holiday)

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Tue., 27 – Leadership Square – Reduxion Theatre’s Kyle Gosset “Songs of Shakespeare”

Wed., 28 – Chase Tower Lobby – Nancy Peterson, weaving demonstration

Th., 29 – City Rescue Mission – Jahruba, African drumming and reggae band

Fri., 30 – The Underground – OK Chorale Quartet, a cappella group

 

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The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together through free or low-cost cultural events and a variety of arts outreach activities that impact underserved populations. Each year, Arts Council events, programs and services reach nearly one million residents and visitors to the Oklahoma City community. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council and is an Allied Arts member agency. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is sponsored by Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Devon Energy Corporation, MidFirst Bank, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, The Oklahoman, Ozarka Coffee and Water Service, and Sonic – America’s Drive-in. For more information, call 405-270-4848 or visit www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com.

Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is committed to supporting community initiatives and takes great pride in making the community a better place to live. Devon has been an annual supporter of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City for many years, supporting the Festival of the Arts, Storytelling Festival, Sunday Twilight Concert Series and Opening Night.