Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Lauren Midgley - "A Thin Place"

Through February 29, 2020 @ The Depot

Lauren Midgley Photograph

Lauren Midgley tells us that “In ancient celtic heritage, the veil between this world and the eternal is said to be only three feet apart, also tells of places where the veil between these worlds is more narrow.  This is ‘a thin place’ where truth abides, both beautiful and violent.” Midgley utilizes photography as a means to seek out these thin places through exercises of deepened creativity.  Aiming to create a place for conversation around intersections of art, mental health, and the spiritual life, she employs advanced digital manipulation techniques to produce art that ignites wonder, explores hard questions and offers a safe space to acknowledge the heart collectively.

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Painting Workshop - Brad Price

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 6:00pm @ The Depot

Brad Price Painting

In an all day workshop on Saturday, January 25, 2020, Brad Price will teach his color-expressionist method of painting. Students will be given the opportunity to paint two paintings following Price’s step by step instruction. The workshop will begin at 9 am and run through 6 pm with a break for lunch. There is limited space in this much requested workshop, so it is advised that prospective students enroll early. The workshop tuition is $120. Phone 405-307-9320 to enroll.

Students should have a basic knowledge of painting in order to enjoy this workshop. Oil or acrylics may be used. Students should bring their own painting materials. Two 11 x 14 canvases will be provided. The Depot has table easels, or students may bring their own.

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Winter Wind Concert - Chely Wright

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and activist. On the strength of her 1994 debut album, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. By 2010, Wright's seven albums and 19 singles had sold over 1,500,000 copies and 10,000,000 digital impressions in the United States, charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts, and earned a gold album certification. This year, a new EP, titled “Revival” was released in May, and in August Wright made her return to the Grand Ole Opry. Now she is coming to The Depot!
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Pop-Up Concert and Gallery Exhibit - Nuclear Okra, Jay Arnold

Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ The Depot

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The Depot is pleased to host a free Pop-Up Concert by flute and guitar duo, Nuclear Okra, featuring Larry Hammett and Miranda Arana, at 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The Duo will be surrounded in the gallery by the art of Miranda’s father, Jay Arnold. The art remains on gallery walls through Friday, March 6.

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Poetry Reading - Jennifer Kidney

Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ The Depot

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Long-time Norman resident, Jennifer Kidney will be reading her work at the Depot at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Don't forget to set your clocks ahead!) The reading is free and open to the public.

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Winter Wind Concert - Dori Freeman

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Dori Freeman first broke out in 2016, with a stunning debut produced by Teddy Thompson and a sparkling voice that seemed to come from out of nowhere. Her songs were brittle, cracked, infused with heartbreak and seeming to speak for women everywhere, channeling Appalachian women in a way that harkened back to Loretta Lynn.

“The purity of Dori Freeman’s voice and the directness of her songwriting reflect not only her Appalachian hometown — Galax, Va. — but also a determined classicism, a rejection of the ways modern country punches itself up for radio and arenas.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times


Whistle Stop Concert - The Accidentals

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Female–fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals, (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks.

Billboard Magazine says, “The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops” and Pop Matters Magazine say’s, you can’t define them by comparison to any one band, comparing them to a mash up of influences including, “Beatles, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Ani Difranco, Neko Case, and Brandi Carlile."


Whistle Stop Concert - Ellis Paul

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller -- all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as well. Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and James Taylor are also listed among his influences, and their spirits seem to occasionally grace his work. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic tales of lives that were obviously witnessed by a most-talented voyeur.