CulturalConnections: Norman In Arezzo Exhibition Opens

Posted on May 26th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

La seconda parte della vetrina internazionale Cultural Connections prende vita ad Arezzo.
Gli artisti Douglas Shaw Elder, Tim Stark e O. Gail Poole (oggi rappresentato dalla figlia Nicole Poole) esporranno le loro opere presso la “Casa dell’Energia” (ex Bastanzetti – in Via Leone Leoni) e nel centro studi della University of Oklahoma in Arezzo (P.zza San Francesco, 18).
Insieme a loro gli artisti aretini Enrique Moya Gonzalez Artist, Sara Lovari, Massimiliano Luchetti, che già hanno esposto nella città gemellata di Norman (USA).
Questo progetto è reso possibile grazie al supporto della città di Norman del OU College of International Studies della The University of Oklahoma, Antico Caffè Novecento, Energia Nuova e Amici Della Musica Arezzo

La mostra aprirà i battenti il prossimo 27 maggio alle ore 18:30. Sono previsti concerti di musica dal vivo, ricco buffet-aperitivo e la possibilità di scambiare connessioni culturali con artisti e studenti americani.
Non mancate, sarà una grande festa internazionale!

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The second half of the Norman/Arezzo Cultural Connections exchange showcases Oklahoma artists Douglas Shaw Elder, Tim Stark and the late O. Gail Poole in Italy at the CEUCA, Via Leone Leoni s.n.c. and University of Oklahoma, Piazza San Francesco, 18.

An opening reception will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at CEUCA in celebration of the sister cities’ art exchange. The … Read More »


Cross Country Treks on the Tracks Inspires Tim Stark Solo Exhibition

Posted on May 24th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

For artist Tim Stark, a ride down the railroad is an opportunity to connect the past to the present. In 2009, he traveled from Seattle to Boston via Amtrak, finding the experience so transformative that he booked another cross-country trip from Los Angeles to New York City five years later.

86 hours of travel time from coast-to-coast on that latter journey culminates in where to wonder, where to wander, a collection of works that bring to life the mix of blurry and clear moments whirling through the countryside between each stop. The exhibit debuts with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main, Norman.

“The main inspiration behind this body of work is my cross country train rides,” Stark said. “The crossings are a unique chance for me to view, contemplate, document and be mindful of the land that I pass through, while being connected through a mode of transportation that is at once connected to America’s history and to its contemporary reality and identity.”

The view from the window is a natural complement to Stark’s approach, landscapes that mix the ethereal and concrete that celebrates movement with vivid colors, inspired by … Read More »


Norman Arts: May 2016

Posted on May 12th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

A look at Norman Arts news for the month of May 2016, including Norman Open Studios, Summer Breeze and a full 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk Guide.


The Mosaic Project artist returns for second weekend of hands-on workshops

Posted on April 27th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

The Norman Public Arts Board (PAB) on behalf of the City of Norman and Norman Arts Council, conceived the vision of “The Mosaic Project” as a community-based art project, all of us working together to create a unique piece of public art. The purpose was to foster community engagement in the creation of the mosaic, inclusive to all that wish to participate. The mosaic is looked to be a bridge to connect the city, the community working together — side-by-side — for the beautification of the city.

Artist Laura Robbins will return for her second visit to work with the community on Friday, April 29 from 2:00 – 8:00 and Saturday, April 29 from 11:00-5:00. This workshop will be held at the Scratch Annex (formerly Dreamers Concept) at 428 E. Main.

We will glaze clay pieces that were previously created during our March workshop. Laura will also assist participants in helping to create the glass border of the mosaic. The community-created pieces with be incorporated into the finished mosaic

The final mosaic will be approximately 6’ x 12’ with an additional fundraising panel of 6’ x 2’ and will be installed on the East wall of the Lions Park Pavilion building surface. The … Read More »