Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Jeff Tabor Recent Paintings

Through July 1, 2018 @ The Depot

Jeff Tabor - Our Backyard

An exhibit of “Jeff Tabor Recent Paintings” will open in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, with a reception on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm, and will continue through July 1, 2018.  There will be live music in the portico with The Norman Jazz Collective featuring Collin Ferrell, Jonathan Curtis, Collin Spriggs and Andrew Richardson playing a variety of jazz standards, ballads, Latin, and contemporary jazz.  

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Brad Price Composition and Painting Workshop

June 28 & 29, 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm @ The Depot

Brad Price Painting

Brad Price will teach a two day workshop at The Depot, 200 S. Jones, on June 28 & 29, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day with a break for lunch.  

Thursday will focus on composition, with Brad explaining the principles of composition and showing students how to apply that knowledge in creating landscape paintings of their own.  A landscape photograph will be projected on the wall for reference.  Paper and pencil will be provided for sketching. The final sketch will be on the canvas in pencil before the first day ends.  Some may have time to begin their painting. 

Friday will focus on painting the student’s original compositions using the media of the student’s choice.  Students will bring their own paints and brushes.  Table easels and small canvasses will be provided.

Tuition for the two days is $120.  Contact The Depot at 405-307-9320 for additional information and to enroll.  

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Closing Reception - Jeff Tabor Recent Paintings

Sunday July 1, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00pm @ The Depot

Jeff Tabor - Our Backyard

A closing reception will be held for “Jeff Tabor Recent Paintings” in The Depot Gallery, 200 South Jones, on Sunday afternoon, July 1, from 2 to 4 pm.  This reception will be the last opportunity to view this exhibit of Tabor’s work, which is especially priced with Norman art patrons in mind.  

Jeff Tabor, who lives and owns Art Exchange Gallery in Santa Fe, has exhibited extensively in the United States, winning awards for his work in competitions and art shows.  His media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and printmaking. 


Summer Breeze Concert - Brandy Zdan

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park


Brandy Zdan has been performing since she was 15 and spent nearly a decade making gothic-folk music as one half of the Juno Award-nominated Twilight Hotel in her native Canada. When she moved to the States, landing in Austin, she joined the all-girl Americana outfit, The Trishas, where she acted as lead guitarist and utility player (lap steel, accordion), before moving on to a solo career.  She could now be described as a multi instrumentalist Pop-rocker!  "One woman tour de force" - Lone Star Magazine. "Fetching pop/rock melodies" - SPIN

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Poetry Reading - J.D. Whitney

Sunday July 8, 2018, 2:00pm @ The Depot

J D Whitney

J. D. Whitney will read from his works at the July 8 Second Sunday Poetry Reading at The Depot, 200 S. Jones. The free reading begins at 2:00 pm.

J. D. Whitney's poems have been published in such literary magazines as Poetry, Orion, and Origin. His books include The Nabisco Warehouse, SD, Sweeping The Broom Shorter, Grandmother Says, and books 1 & 2 of All My Relations. After many years of teaching in Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin Marathon County and College of Menominee Nation), he and his wife Lisa Seale are retired in Norman OK.

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Gallery Opening - Tim Kenney - A Burst of Color
with music by guitarist Tate Slatton

Friday, July 13, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00pm @ The Depot

Tim Kenney Painting

Tim Kenney is noted for his thick textured and colorful paintings.  “A Burst of Color,” an exhibit of Kenney’s work, will open in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Flood, with a reception from 6 to 9 pm on July 13 in conjunction with Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk.  The exhibit continues through September 1.  Music for the evening will be provided by guitarist Tate Slatton beginning at 7 pm.


Reading - Noah Milligan

Sunday July 15, 2018, 2:00pm @ The Depot

Noah Milligan

Noah Milligan's debut novel, An Elegant Theory, was shortlisted for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize and a finalist for Foreword Review's 2016 Book of the Year. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Central Oklahoma, and his short fiction has appeared in Windmill: The Hofstra University Journal of Literature and Art, Rathalla Review, MAKE Literary Magazine, Storyscape Literary Journal, and elsewhere. A collection of short stories, Five Hundred Poor, will be released by Central Avenue Publishing in June 2018.


Summer Breeze Concert - The Mulligan Brothers

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park


The band's sound is a combination of familiar genres that ends up not quite fitting in with any of them. The instruments are acoustic and a fiddle is featured, but they're not a bluegrass ensemble. The arrangements are stripped down, but they're not quite Americana. Their lyrics are heartbreakingly intimate, but they're not quite folk. Songwriter Ross Newell contributing lead vocals and guitar,  Ben Leininger on bass and vocals, and Greg DeLuca on drums and vocals, together with recently added “sister” Melody Duncan on fiddle, gently weave heartfelt tales of loss and love, blending imagery in their stories as the band easily offers fluid sound


Wonderful Watercolors Painting Workshop with Connie Seabourn

July 18 & 19, 2018, 9:30am - 4:00pm @ The Depot

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Whether you're just beginning watercolor painting or you want to add some powerful paint manipulations and techniques to your personal bag of watercolor tricks, this workshop is for you.

Connie Seabourn works in acrylic, watercolor, pastel & prints, but is perhaps best known for her delicate watercolors. “Most of my work is ethereal, dreamy and narrative” says Seabourn, who became a full-time artist in 1980. She has exhibited extensively, is in many notable collections and has won numerous awards.

An experienced teacher, Connie studied art at Oklahoma City University & Central State University before receiving her B.F.A. at the University of Oklahoma.

Tuition for the two days is $120.  Contact The Depot at 405-307-9320 for additional information and to enroll.


Summer Breeze Concert - Caleb McGee and the Underdogs

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park


Caleb McGee is a blues singer who approaches his genre with a punk rock ethos.  Caleb McGee & the Underdogs, long-time regular performers at the Deli, have traveled to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge, reaching the semi-finals; and have played Norman Music Festival and Jazz In June.  Every Monday night, Caleb hosts open mic night at The Bluebonnet Bar in the Walker Arts District in Downtown Norman.  The Blues/R&B/Roots Rock & Roll Band Members include Justin Logan - Drums, Vocals, Michael Rose - Bass, David Leach - Keys, Matt Hargis - Lead Guitar and Caleb McGee - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar.


Summer Breeze Concert - Delhi 2 Dublin

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park


Delhi 2 Dublin is a Canadian world music group formed in 2006 in Vancouver.  They play a fusion of Bhangra, Electronic, Funk, Dub Reggae, Hip Hop, Celtic music and a mash up of other genres.  Since 2008 their touring has grown from mostly Canadian dates to a growing US and international presence. Their first tour outside North America was in Taiwan in August 2009.  They have since played all over the world while continuing to play larger North American festivals such as Electric Forest (MI), Shambhala (BC), Calgary Folk Festival (AB) and the Santa Cruz Music Festival (CA).  The band also keeps up quite a recording pace, producing a new album bi-annually and a remix album alternating years.


Summer Breeze Concert - Harpeth Rising

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 7:30pm @ Lions Park


Harpeth Rising is three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique: Chamberfolk.