Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - "Noble Laundry Paintings"

Sunday, July 10 - August 29, 2015 @ The Depot

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Brandenburg web John Brandenburg, a longtime Norman artist known for his use of vivid color and organic forms, will share his “Noble Laundry Paintings” in an exhibit at The Depot, 200 South Jones, opening with a reception on Friday, July 10, from 6 to 9pm and a second reception on August 14 from 6 to 9pm. The exhibit will remain in The Depot Gallery through August 28.
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The Honey Dewdrops - Whistle Stop Concert

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.
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Debby Kaspari “News from the Woods” - Gallery Opening

Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm @ The Depot

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Kaspari Paintings Debby Kaspari’s plein air drawings and acrylic paintings portray how time and nature transformed the abandoned places she found during a residency in Massachusetts’ Harvard Forest. Trees have taken root, birds have built nests, and houses, mill foundations, and cellar holes have reverted to habitat. These portraits of lost places are made more vibrant by the wildlife occupying them. The exhibit in The Depot Gallery runs through October 30.
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Terry Shaw Memorial Hootenanny!

Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm @ The Depot

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Hootenanny med Stop by The Depot between 6 and 9 pm, enjoy the Debby Kaspari “News from the Woods” art exhibit, AND join us for the third annual Terry Shaw Memorial Hootenanny! Guitars, banjos or tambourines are encouraged. Words and chord progressions for hundreds of folk and rock songs from the 60’s to current times will be projected for all to follow and sing along. Refreshments are served and a good time will be had by all again this year!
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Richard Dixon - Second Sunday Poetry

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Richard Dixon Poems and essays by Oklahoma City poet Richard Dixon have been published in Crosstimbers, Westview, Uncle Walt’s Corner of the Long Islander, Texas Poetry Calendar, and numerous anthologies. He has been a featured reader at several poetry venues regionally as well as at Second Sunday.
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Artist Talk - Debby Kaspari

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 1:00pm - 4:00pm @ The Depot

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Kaspari Paintings An afternoon reception for “News From the Woods,” paintings by Debby Kaspari, will feature a talk by the artist beginning at 2:00 pm, with the reception continuing until 4:00 pm. Enjoy beautiful art and light refreshments as you visit with the artist and gain understanding of her paintings.
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Painting Demonstration - Debby Kaspari

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm @ The Depot

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Kaspari Paintings A Sunday afternoon with Debby Kaspari will feature her “News From the Woods” gallery exhibit highlighted by a painting demonstration by Kaspari. The Depot Gallery will remain open until 4:00 pm serving light refreshments for those who wish to leisurely enjoy the exhibit. Regular gallery hours are 9 to 2 Mon. - Fri. “News From the Woods” continues through August 30.
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Jimmy LaFave - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, October 4, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Although Jimmy LaFave has lived in Austin for over 20 years, many people think of him as being from Oklahoma, because of his strong musical ties to the state and what he often refers to as its “red dirt music.” It was in this landscape that he began to define his sound and soak up a combination of his experiences among authentic songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.
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2nd Friday Reception - Debby Kaspari

with Music by Debby Kaspari, John Arnold, and Bob French

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm @ The Depot (music begins at 7:30pm)

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Kaspari Paintings Debby Kaspari will be present to visit about her paintings and their inspiration at this closing reception for her “News From the Woods” exhibit. A second highlight of the evening will begin at 7:30 with the music of Bob French and John Arnold, joined by Debby on banjo, playing the music she loves. The “News From the Woods” exhibit will continue in the Depot Gallery through October 30.
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David M. Parsons, Texas Poet Laureate 2011 - Second Sunday Poetry

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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David M. Parsons David M. Parsons, 2011 Texas Poet Laureate, holds eight Writing Awards from the Lone Star College System and was inducted into The Texas Institute of Letters in 2009. He has published five books of poetry: Editing Sky (winner of the 1999 Texas Review Poetry Prize and a 2000 Violet Crown Book Award Special Citation), Color of Mourning, Feathering Deep, David M. Parsons New & Selected Poems, and Reaching For Longer Water.
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Rebecca Loebe - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, October 25, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Rebecca Loebe, known for her unique powerful voice and well-crafted songs, was ranked #9 on Alternate Root magazine’s annual listing of the 30 Best Female Singers in America in 2013. Rebecca has toured nonstop since 2009 as a headliner and as support for The Civil Wars, Ellis Paul, Mary Chapin Carpenter and others. In 2014 she performed in 35 US states, Canada, Europe and Japan, resulting in a passionate fan base around the world.
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Annie Oakley - Whistle Stop Concert

Sunday, November 1, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Annie Oakley is an all-girl Americana band founded by Oklahoma City singer-songwriters Sophia and Grace Babb. Their music and compelling harmonies have a soulful, indie-folk feel that has been described as coming “straight from the heart.” The Americana music the sisters write and play combines elements of folk, bluegrass, country, indie, and soul.
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Ken Hada - Second Sunday Poetry

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Ken Hada crop Ken Hada’s five poetry collections include National Western Heritage Award-winning Spare Parts, and The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill. Both of these titles were finalists for the Oklahoma Book Award, and Spare Parts was featured four times on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Most recently Ken collaborated with his son’s guitar compositions to release a cd titled Like Father, Like Son: A Narrative in Poetry & Guitar.
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MilkDrive - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, November 8, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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MilkDrive is a musical extravaganza that joins genres and generations. A talented and progressive blend of bluegrass, jazz, and folk, the band has been categorized and re-categorized over the years -- but why not put aside labels and simply listen to what Ray Benson heard when he dubbed these guys “some of the finest musicians in the world.” MilkDrive is an audible treat for the senses with refreshing arrangements decked with strong, tight harmonies.
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Heather Maloney - Whistle Stop Concert

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Heather Maloney’s new music has a definite edge, but it also has a classically trained voice that delivers well-crafted lyrics over a technical arrangement — a combination we’ve recently seen getting mainstream appreciation once more. Suddenly, the term “singer-songwriter” carries serious weight again. Chalk it up to a revival of everything 90s and Maloney’s influence from “those bleeding hearts,” as she calls them, referring to artists like Fiona Apple, Tori Amos and Aimee Mann.
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Small Works Show V with Art Chat and Demonstrations - Gallery Opening

Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm @ The Depot

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Almira Grammer "Spaces Between" Oklahoma artists Don Holladay, Marilyn LeFlore, Almira Grammer, Tony Grider, Brad Price, Corazon Watkins and John Wolfe will exhibit their work in “Small Works V” which runs from November 9 through December 23. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk on November 13 from 6 to 9 pm featuring an Art Chat with and Demonstrations by several of the artists.
     

Peter Bradley Adams - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, November 22, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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The music of singer-songwriter and guitarist/pianist Peter Bradley Adams is timeless, spacious and evocative -- simultaneously simple but profound. Peter’s work "...fuses intimate, emotionally powerful lyrics with graceful, low-key roots-based indie folk on his fifth solo effort, The Mighty Storm (All Music Guide - 2014) Adams is “... possessed of a coherent musical vision and emotional resonance that stands above the crowd.” -- Minor 7th (2014)
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Michael Fracasso - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, December 6, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Michael Fracasso, an Austin singer-songwriter whose music spans country and rock, sings in a high tenor that evokes the "high lonesome" sound of early country. He has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan and was on the “Best of 2011” list in publications including Third Coast Music, San Antonio Express News and Austin Chronicle. Fracasso “..remains one of Austin’s most distinctive voices.” (Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle)
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Small Works Show V - 2nd Friday Reception - Holiday Music

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm @ The Depot

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Corazon Watson "Morning Ritual" A second reception featuring the work of Oklahoma artists Don Holladay, Marilyn LeFlore, Almira Grammer, Tony Grider, Brad Price, Corazon Watkins and John Wolfe will celebrate original art for gift giving, plus holiday music and refreshments. “Small Works Show V” continues through Dec. 23.
     

Jessica B. Isaacs - Second Sunday Poetry

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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jessica isaacs crop Jessica Isaacs’ first full-length book of poems, Deep August, won the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry. Her poems are published in various journals and anthologies, including Short Order Poems, Cybersoleil Literary Journal, Sugar Mule’s Women Writing Nature, The Muse, and Elegant Rage. Isaacs serves as Professor of English and Assistant Division Chair of Language Arts and Humanities at Seminole State College.
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Claudia Schmidt - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, December 20, 2015 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Claudia Schmidt, a powerful vocalist and adventurous artist who combines lively folk, jazz, blues, traditional ballads and breathtaking originals with playful humor, was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion. More than thirty years and 16 albums later, Claudia continues to perform to her legions of fans. Her incredible voice and charismatic stage presence makes her a marvel in concert. This is the 2015 “Depot Members Choice” concert.
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Horseshoe Road - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, January 17, 2016 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Get ready for a high energy, uplifting musical experience that blends captivating virtuosity and heartfelt sincerity. With an eclectic musical style ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz to Western Swing, Country, Rock and Gospel, Horseshoe Road blends them into an earthy genre of music they call, Heartland Acoustic. Full of surprises, the group's passion for music can be seen in their performance.
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Carrie Newcomer - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, January 31, 2016 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Carrie Newcomer's music has always explored the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Her ability for sharp observation of the world lead the Dallas Morning News to rave, "She's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true.'"  "A soaring songstress" says Billboard.
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Eliza Gilkyson - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, February 14, 2016 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Eliza Gilkyson is a two-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who is 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. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including 2014’s Songwriter of the Year.
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Ellis Paul - Winter Wind Concert

Sunday, March 6, 2016 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters.Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A ​celebration of heroes.​ ​The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love..., intimate, passionate and enduring.
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