Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Don Holladay - "Resistance"

Through February 24, 2019 @ The Depot

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Don Holladay Art

Norman artist Don Holladay tells us that “Paul Tillich once wrote about the danger of modern man losing his humanity and becoming a thing amongst the things he produces. Creating art using non-traditional materials—burlap, string, house paint, joint compound, sand, collaged photographs, gravel and the like-- gives me a sense of resisting such fate.” Don Holladay has been painting since 1973. In the early 1990’s he studied printmaking at the University of Oklahoma under Dan Kiacz. His studio includes an etching press and many of his images originate from the printmaking process. His pieces are found in university, private and corporate collections.

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Watercolor Workshop - Cletus Smith

January 17-18, 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm @ The Depot

 
Cletus Smith Watercolor Painting

Taking a class with Cletus is an exercise in learning about color and point of view and perspective. It's about personal attention, hands - on instruction and specific techniques.  It's also about laughing and new friendships and developing the creative gifts of the students. A Cletus Smith class is alive with conversations, demonstrations and technical pointers that help the students improve their skills in a relaxing comfortable atmosphere. Students may paint the class demo or work on their own inspiration, while taking advantage of the advice, expertise and abilities of an educator and painter who has made a successful career with his talent and by expressing his creative side.

The fee for the 2 day workshop is $125. Phone the Depot at 405-307-9320 to enroll.

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Winter Wind Concert - Eliza Gilkyson

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot
Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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This performance has been rescheduled from the original date due to illness. If you already have tickets, they will be honored for the new date. If you can't make the March 3 performance, please contact The Depot for a refund.

Eliza Gilkyson is a 2-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and recognized with countless Austin Music and Folk Alliance awards. Eliza’s music has always offered a vivid reflection of the times we live in, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”

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Whistle Stop Concert - Griffin House

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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American Songwriter proclaims that “If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House.”  It is a true, and nowadays rare, musician who writes lyrics so vulnerable and authentic that an audience is irrevocably captured by the powerful experience of sharing the journey. With Griffin House’s upcoming album, So On and So Forth, it is clear the artist digs deep and offers up his narrative after much reflection.  It is an album that is essentially an autobiographical account of personal mistakes, change, and growth that offers listeners a chance to reflect on their own experiences and connect with another’s story.  We welcome Griffin House to his third concert at The Depot.

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Gallery Reception - Don Holladay - "Resistance"

Friday, February 8, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00pm @ The Depot

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Don Holladay Art

A second reception for “Resistance,” art works by Don Holladay, will be held in conjunction with Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk.  Creating art using non-traditional materials—burlap, string, house paint, joint compound, sand, collaged photographs, gravel and the like—allows Holladay to mentally connect with inspirational artists of the past, ones who resisted traditional methodology and chose to experiment with new materials. The show also contains figurative images created in different ways. Several were done as monotypes using the etching press in his studio. Don Holladay has been painting since 1973. Many of his images originate from the printmaking process.

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Poetry Reading - Benjamin Myers

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Benjamin Myers was the 2015-2016 Poet Laureate of the State of Oklahoma. He is the author of three books of poetry and of numerous essays and scholarly articles. His poems have appeared in The Yale Review, Image, 32 Poems, Measure, The Christian Century, and many other journals. His essays and reviews may be read in First Things, Books and Culture, World Literature Today, Oklahoma Today, and The Imaginative Conservative, as well as in various scholarly journals. He is a frequent lecturer at conferences and literary festivals around the country.  He has been honored with an Oklahoma Book Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. Dr. Myers teaches poetry writing and literature at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he is the Crouch-Mathis Professor of Literature.

      

Winter Wind Concert - Ryanhood

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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The acoustic-duo, Ryanhood, featuring Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals and Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, together with their airtight vocal harmonies, prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.” Ryanhood was named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards and they were recently named the “Discovery of the Year” by John Platt at WFUV New York City. They were a featured act at Australia’s National Folk Festival in April 2018. And their star is still on the rise. Their sixth and newest album, Yearbook, is led by their signature two-part vocal harmonies, decorated with flares of guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and centers on songs about being young, growing old, and making peace with the passing of time.

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Winter Wind Concert - Seth Glier

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Seth Glier’s fifth album, Birds, is the latest entry in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and a pair of Independent Music Awards while touring with artists including Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams. The songs on Birds range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it. Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded Birds in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roosting just outside those windows, became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the Birds,” he says “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.” Seth Glier was selected as the Member’s Choice Concert for Winter Wind by vote of Depot Members.

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Winter Wind Concert - The Brother Brothers

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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“The Brother Brothers have been in this together for life, and their familial connection comes through in the music, harkening back to some of the greatest family harmonies ever made. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied music careers under their belts, the brothers have finally teamed up to bring their experiences together. They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements.

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Whistle Stop Concert - Abbie Gardner

Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her live show is truly unique - as both an award winning songwriter and interpreter of folk styles, a captivating vocalist, and a world class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Her latest CD, Wishes on a Neon Sign, was released in January 2018, and features twelve original songs, including a co-write with Chris Stapleton. She has opened for Lori McKenna, Hot Rize and Martina McBride.

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