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2nd Friday Circuit of Art in July Scheduled in Norman
By Tourism Industry Partner
NORMAN, Ok. – The Norman Arts Council invites all to attend the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art in July as events take place throughout the city. Art walkers can choose one or more of the various events taking place indoors or out from 6:00pm – 9:00pm Friday, July 8.
The must attend event is the annual Midsummer Nights’ Fair at Lions Park presented by the Firehouse Art Center. The fair will feature artists, musicians, food and fun for all ages. Attendees can then venture indoors to the FAC Faculty Show or travel over to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art for art activities, Blues music in conjunction with KGOU & the Weekend Blues, and a film presented by deadCENTER Film Festival. All are also encouraged to visit the Jacobson House as they host the Kiowa Youth Art Competition.
For those inclined to visit the downtown arts district, there is much to see and hear. The Norman Arts Council has moved into the MAINSITE Contemporary Art Gallery and invites guests to join the staff and board of the NAC as we close the exhibit of Carol Beesley, Debby Kaspari, and Alan Atkinson.
The Performing Arts Studio presents the work of Jim Cobb once again as well as a signing and reading by poet Alvin Turner from his newly released book, Hanging Men, in which he reveals the human elements—hubris, fear, desire, greed—behind the sensational and sensationalized 1909 vigilante hangings of four men who were slated to stand trial for the murder of a local businessman in Ada, OK.
Dreamer Concepts, Studio & Foundation opens its doors for Dreamer 35: the Thunderbird Artist Collective. STASH presents a mother and daughter show with the works of Chelsea & Asia Scudder. MerryBelle’s Gifts, Art & Tea features the work of Jenny Wright and Tom Farris as well as providing art activities for children in the Scissortail School of Art. Sandalwood & Sage welcomes guests for refreshments as they travel along the circuit.
Just around the corner on Gray Street, Sonder Music, Dance & Art showcases the new retail store featuring handmade, specialty, vintage and fair trade instruments and accessories. Sonder also welcomes guests to view the current exhibit Stars of the Cigar Box Guitar, Sarah Engel and Stewart Street Stringworks present an array f made and found homebuilt instruments, as well as photographs relating to the resurgence and significance of homebuilt musical instruments in the modern era.
Heading one block north to Tonhawa, attendees can visit the newly opened Third Eye Gallery in the Ashtanga Yoga Studio. The Third Eye Gallery will feature “Progressions” the work of Sarah Capshaw.
These and many other events take place during the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art only in Norman, Oklahoma.
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 from 6:00 p.m. until at least 9:00 p.m.