OU School of Dance Announces Summer Performances

Posted on June 15th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Oklahoma Festival Ballet, the resident ballet company of the OU School of Dance (SOD), will present a mixed-bill performance to culminate the SummerDance course program. The program, entitled Something Old, Something New, Something Barber…, will include choreography and staging from Dean of Fine Arts Mary Margaret Holt and OU School of Dance faculty Clara Cravey Stanley and Ilya Kozadayev, and will feature SOD alumnus Nathan Young, currently of Nashville Ballet, as a guest artist. Performances will take place June 30 and July 1 at 8 p.m. and July 2 at 3 p.m in Room 3002 of the Reynolds Performing Arts Center. Each performance will be followed by a champagne, Perrier, and dessert reception.

Dean of Fine Arts Mary Margaret Holt will restage Barber Adagio, choreographed in response to the Murrah Building Bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995. The piece, set to the moving and beautiful music of Samuel Barber, is meant to convey a sense of hope, rebirth, and renewal. Holt will also choreograph a new ballet, entitled 3M3 to the music of Marvin Lamb, Professor of Composition in the OU School of Music. Writes Holt, “I first heard [Lamb’s] Pavanne at a faculty concert earlier this year and asked his … Read More »


Norman Arts: June 2016

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

A look at all things Norman Arts for the month of June 2016, including a full 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk preview, a feature on artist Tim Stark and a guide to Jazz in June!


Mix It Up with Artist Skip Hill at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Posted on June 1st, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Noted local artist Skip Hill will serve as both art collaborator and social celebrity during Media Mixer, a new hands-on event scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Throughout the evening, Hill will work with visitors to create a collage project in a casual environment designed for artists and art lovers alike.

“The museum’s first-ever Media Mixer promises to be a great time,” said Jessica Farling, director of public engagement. “Skip Hill is a wonderfully fun person to be around, and his mesmerizing and colorful artwork has garnered a lot of attention lately. Attendees are sure to have a great time engaging with him during the evening.”

Media Mixer offers visitors the opportunity to work one-to-one with an established local artist while socializing and networking. A pianist will provide additional entertainment, and complimentary beverages will be available.

“In a time when wine and painting events are all the rage, Media Mixer is a unique alternative that connects local art enthusiasts with one of Norman’s best-known art celebrities,” Farling said.

Media Mixer is open to those 21 and up. Tickets are $15 for the public and are complimentary for current Museum Association members. Tickets are … Read More »


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 »