The Sooner Theatre Announces 2015-16 Seasons

Posted on August 28th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Launching the 2015-16 season, The Sooner Theatre continues its tradition of bringing in outstanding performing artists and for producing musical theatre shows that audiences have said rival Broadway. The Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St. in Norman, is thrilled to announce its 2015-16 Main Event Concert Series and Sooner Stage Presents season of entertainment.

The Main Event Concert Series features an incredible lineup of concerts kicking off with fierce songwriter and musician, James McMurtry, November 6, 2015. Then, we turn right around and bring back acclaimed singer/songwriter Patty Griffin, whose last concert here sold out in less than two weeks, on November 14, 2015. The Sooner Theatre ends our season with a fan favorite in the bluesy sounds of Delbert McClinton, March 10, 2016.

And, mark your calendars now – we were able to reschedule Krystal Keith, whose concert was cancelled last May due to inclement weather to May 5, 2016.

The Sooner Stage Presents musical theatre series will feature a timeless Broadway classic, a festive sing-a-long revue for the whole family and a new musical hit, bringing them to life on stage. Sooner Stage Presents productions include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Home For The Holidays: A Musical Celebration and Sing-A-Long for the whole family and Bonnie & … Read More »


Norman Public Arts Board Seeks New Bike Rack Designs

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

Norman Public Arts Board Bike Rack Project

DEADLINE: Due Monday, October 12, 2015

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SPONSORED BY: Fowler Volkswagen of Norman

The Norman Public Arts Board is seeking designs for Phase 3 of the Artist Designed Bike Racks Project, due Monday, October 12, 2015. This third phase of the project will place artist designed bike racks in historic downtown Norman’s arts district and Campus Corner, joining 13 other artist-designed bike racks that have brought color and intrigue to Downtown Norman.

“This project is a great example of how the city, nonprofits, private citizens and businesses can all come together around the arts to increase the quality of everyday life,” said Jonathan Fowler, vice president of operations for Norman-based Fowler Holding Company and member of the Norman Public Arts Board. “A bike rack is more than just a bike rack when its creation has the power to bring people together.”

The long-term goal of the Artist Designed Bike Racks Project is to increase the use of bicycles for transportation around Norman while also supporting the state’s evolving arts culture.

“Artist designed bike racks are a natural fit for downtown Norman,” said Larry Walker, Chair of the Norman Public Arts Board.  “There is a great culture of biking for transportation … Read More »


OU School of Art & Art History kick off another academic year with its annual Tee Party

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

The OU School of Art & Art History will once again kick off the academic year with its Seventh Annual Tee Party. The School of Art and Art History, the Printmaking Department, and Print Club will sponsor this free event from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 at the OU School of Art and Art History.

This year’s Tee Party will be held in conjunction with The Silence of Yourself, an exhibition of artwork that will feature drawings, sculptures, and an installation by Austin-based artist Alexandra Robinson. The opening reception for The Silence of Yourself will be held in the Lightwell Gallery on the second floor of the OU School of Art & Art History and will run from 5:00-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.

Event-goers can look forward to meeting artist Alexandra Robinson as well as free printmaking demonstrations and a chance to bring home a piece of original artwork by an OU School of Art & Art History student or faculty member at the Sixth Annual Tee Party.

Remember to bring a blank t-shirt, pillowcase, apron, or tote bag to be printed. The OU Print Club will also have a variety of blank t-shirts available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Print Club in their efforts … Read More »

OU School of Dance Announces Nutcracker Children’s, Youth Class Auditions

Posted on August 20th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

The OU School of Dance (SOD) will hold open auditions on Saturday, August 29, in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center room 3002 for children and teens interested in performing in Oklahoma Festival Ballet’s (OFB) performances of The Nutcracker. The production will run December 4-6 and 10-14, and the first weekend of performances will feature accompaniment by the OU Symphony.

Performing in The Nutcracker is an exciting and inspiring opportunity for young dancers across central Oklahoma. Students are given the opportunity to perform in a cast of nearly 100 other dancers with full costumes and set, accompanied by live musicians, in the newly renovated Rupel J. Jones Theatre. Rehearsals with the renowned SOD faculty and OFB dancers will begin Saturday, September 12, and will be held as designated at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center and/or the Fine Arts Center at 563 Elm Ave.

Children and teens who wish to audition must complete an audition application and pay an audition fee of $15, payable with cash or check only. Girls are asked to wear a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers with hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail. Boys must wear a t-shirt and tights or shorts and ballet slippers. Dancers are advised … Read More »