OU Museum to Host ‘Toast to the Arts’ Fundraiser Jan. 30

Posted on January 23rd, by NAC in Art. No Comments

“Toast to the Arts,” a public fundraiser for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s student activities and special programming,is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the museum.

“This will be an unforgettable evening, with guests viewing pieces from the museum’s permanent collection while enjoying good music, sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres, and fine wine,” said Stephanie O’Hara, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association Board president. “Guests will be transported around the world and will receive a keepsake ‘passport’ and wine glass as they travel through the museum and explore the pairings.”

Wines will be provided by sommelier Bruce Upthegrove and Republic National Distributing Co. Food will be provided courtesy of LOCAL restaurant and O Asian Fusion. Live music will be performed by harpist Gaye LeBanc and noted local DJ Adrian Buendia.

Tickets for the event are $50 for Museum Association members and $60 for not-yet members. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at tdenton@ou.edu or by calling (405) 325-0843. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is located in the OU Arts District on the corner of Elm Avenue and Boyd … Read More »


Small-Scale Abstraction Paintings, Altarpieces by Oklahoma artist John Bruce Go on Display at MAINSITE

Posted on January 22nd, by NAC in Art. No Comments

MAINSITE Contemporary Art is debuting two new exhibitions — Abstract Abstract and John Bruce’s Evanescent Iridescence — from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, February 13. The gallery is located at 122 E. Main, Norman, Oklahoma, and the exhibitions will run through March 14 with an artist/curator talk and closing reception scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Abstract Abstract is a collection of small-scale abstract works, curated by Tim Stark, that includes 40 pieces by 11 artists from across the country: Josh Aster, Elise Dietrich, David Kelley, Chris Kuhn, Jacob Melchi, Ellen Moershel, Lester Monzon, Stark, Brad Stevens, Greta Svalberg and Sungwon Yun. It serves to spotlight the breadth and depth of small-scale abstraction in contemporary painting, challenging artists to work quickly and decisively while giving a focus on craft and detail rarely seen in extra large abstraction.

“Abstraction is often thought of as the movement that changed modernism through visually and physically breaking down the constructs of classical and early modernist art. It also responded to the rapidly developing world and changed the way in which people viewed and understood art and their surroundings,” Stark said in his curator’s statement. “As a result, abstraction began to grow in popularity and … Read More »


2nd Friday Norman Art Walk Guide: January 2015

Posted on January 6th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

A look at everything happening at the January 9 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk happening in Downtown Norman.


2nd Friday Norman Art Walk Guide: December 2014

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

A look at everything happening at the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk on December 12, 2014 in Downtown Norman.