Thunderbird Clubhouse Artists Exhibit Works during 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk

During the upcoming 2nd Friday Art Walk on April 14, a collection of artwork created by members of the Thunderbird Clubhouse will be on exhibit at Fusion Fitness and Yoga, 323 E. Main St. in Downtown Norman’s Walker Arts District.

Along with a raffle for a special Thunderbird painting, pieces of work will be on display between 6 and 9 p.m. These pieces will be available for purchase. All proceeds during the “Art of Recovery” event will be donated back to the clubhouse. Joie Johnson will be performing during the event which will also feature light finger foods and beverages.

Members of the Leadership Norman 2017 class along with the Thunderbird Clubhouse Artists Collective and the clubhouse board have planned the special art exhibit. Leadership Norman members include Bell, Stefanie Brickman, Michelle Britz, Rachael Dewberry, Shavonne Evans, Lainey Phillips, Joshua Sauer and Daren Wilson.

“The artists will be in attendance to educate guests on the impact that Thunderbird Clubhouse has had on their lives and their art,” Merleyn Bell, Leadership Norman member and one of the event organizers, said.

Event sponsors include Republic Bank, Dewberry Law Firm, Fowler Automotive, Moore Norman Technology Center, Valliance Bank, World Literature Today along with James and Janet Harp.

The 2nd Friday Art Walk is a program of the Norman Arts Council and takes place in Downtown Norman every month. For more information about the 2nd Friday Walk in April, visit

The Thunderbird Clubhouse is a nonprofit organization that specializes in creating a new future for adults recovering from mental illness through the positive power of meaningful work, community, choice and hope. More information about the Thunderbird Clubhouse is available at