Norman Arts Council Unveils Lineup for Undercover Artists Workshops

Posted on February 16th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Everyone has an artist lurking within. Undercover Artists is a series of art workshops — led by some of Norman’s finest artists — debuting in 2017 that celebrates the creativity of amateurs and practiced artists, alike. The workshops, inviting all skill levels and a variety of ages, are equal parts fun and informative, a collaborative community experience that will let that inner artist come to the forefront for a spell (or maybe unleash a new, long love affair).

Enoch Kelly Haney, Skip Hill and Shevaun Williams will lead the first batch of workshops.
All photos are courtesy of Shevaun Williams.

Enoch Kelly Haney | Sculpting
6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017
$20 | 13 & up | Click here to Register!

The Undercover Artists series kicks off with Enoch Kelly Haney, the former state senator, chief of Seminole Nation and renowned artist known for “The Guardian,” the 22-foot bronze sculpture that adorns the Oklahoma State Capitol dome. Haney will instruct and demonstrate the clay sculpting techniques he used in creating that famous sculpture for participants ages 13 and older from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main, Norman. Materials and tools will be provided with the registration fee of $20. … Read More »

Norman Arts: February 2017

Posted on February 8th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

A look at what’s happening in Norman Arts, including ONE: A. Fool’s Ball, Ginna Dowling’s new exhibition at MAINSITE, a Fowler Toyota Art Supply Drive and more!

Get your tickets to ONE: A Fool’s Ball, an Evening of Fun and Frivolity Supporting Norman Arts Council!

Posted on February 2nd, by NAC in Art. No Comments

April Fools!  If you thought ONE: Noche Cubana was sizzlin’ last year, get ready for a night of foolish fun and frivolity!  This year’s theme is a little mischievous with food, drink, and plenty of surprises – it will be a whimsical night you will not want to miss!!

The evening features a silent auction and blind raffle with fabulous art and tons of decadent, shiny, pretty things you know you can’t live with out! The party starts at 7 p.m. and runs through 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main, Norman!

The lush VIP lounge will be open to all sponsors and VIPs with exclusive access to a premium bar serving up specialty cocktails. Sooner Legends Catering keeps you sated with quirky and playful noshes.

Sponsors and VIPs are invited to continue the merriment at the Fool’s Ball After Party!

As always, ONE celebrates the entire arts community in Norman and raises money to support the operations of the Norman Arts Council.

Don’t be A. Fool and miss out on the most coveted event in Norman!




Ticket Levels

Hearts Sponsor – $2,500
Includes logo recognition on all event materials, 10 VIP tickets ($100 value each), 10 tickets to the After Party

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Ginna Dowling’s Inherent Language of Life Opens Friday, February 10 at MAINSITE

Posted on January 30th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Language is whatever we make of it. Norman printmaker and visual storyteller Ginna Dowling understands and celebrates that fact with Inherent Language of Life, a solo exhibition that asked the community to develop its own language through instinctual symbols and debuts with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main.

Dowling’s work focuses on the use of symbols, visual references and layers that convey a literal or symbolic story within a body of visual art. She floats and stacks transparent mediums, layers of form, color, light, shadows and reflections on walls, windows, floors and paper. For Dowling, the transmission of meaning is enhanced with each shadow; depth created and adding context and content not otherwise obtainable in traditional storytelling.

Dowling, boasting an MFA in printmaking from the University of Oklahoma, has fostered a lifelong love affair with art through constant exposure through her family.

“My influences begin with a long list of artists in my family,” Dowling said. “I am the fifth woman artist within three consecutive generations. I grew up in a family where brushes soaking in water, the smell of damp clay, playing in a studio and the sound of … Read More »