Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Carol Armstrong

Through November 2, 2019 @ The Depot

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“Figures & Landscapes: The Art of Carol Armstrong” opens in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones Avenue, with a reception in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 pm on September 13. The exhibit continues through November 2. Regular Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Admission is always free.

Carol Armstrong is an award-winning Oklahoma artist who has been painting and teaching professionally for over 35 years. The 2016 recipient of the prestigious Oklahoma Governor’s Art Award, Carol is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and is known throughout the Western and Contemporary Art communities for her emotive figurative and landscape oil paintings. “My true love is painting the figure in everyday scenes. I am telling stories of the American West.”

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Winter Wind Concert - Jeff Black

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Jeff Black's songs have earned Grammy recognition, radio chart-topping stats and numerous BMI awards. Although flying below the radar as a performer himself, he has been recognized by NPR as a musical pioneer in the digital age. Black has forged a reputation as a true folk troubadour entertaining audiences globally for over three decades. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed. Boston's WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years.
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Gallery Reception - Carol Armstrong
with music by Gunter Hammett

Friday, October 11, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm @ The Depot

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Carol Armstrong painting

The second reception for the Carol Armstrong exhibit, which continues in the Depot Gallery through November 2, will also feature music from 7 to 9 pm by guitarist Gunter Hammett. Carol is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and is known throughout the Western and Contemporary Art communities for her emotive figurative and landscape oil paintings. She is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Oklahoma Governor’s Art Award. Carol lives and teaches in Norman.

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Poetry Reading - Richard Dixon

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Oklahoma city poet Richard Dixon is a long-time transplant from the coal mines of southwestern Pennsylvania who says he “came to writing by way of a dairy farm.” A retired high-school special education teacher and tennis coach, he has had poems and essays published in Crosstimbers, Westview, Uncle Walt’s Corner of The Long Islander, the Texas Poetry Calendar, Cybersoleil and Dragon Poet Review, as well as numerous anthologies, including the two Woody Guthrie compilations: Travelin' Music and Elegant Rage.

      

Winter Wind Concert - Smokey & The Mirror

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Smokey & The Mirror is husband & wife duo Bryan and Bernice Hembree. Based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Smokey & The Mirror have toured nationally/internationally over the past decade. They tour most often as a duo, but also play many shows as a four-piece band. Whatever the configuration, the interplay of their two unique voices coupled with engaging, accessible songs, form the foundation of Smokey & The Mirror. It is obvious that they truly treasure what they do, exuding a sense of positive energy right out to the audience.
      

Reading and Book Signing - Noah Milligan

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00pm @ The Depot

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Norman writer Noah Milligan will read from his new novel, Into Captivity They Will Go, to be released on October 1st. Set in rural Oklahoma, the book tells the story of Caleb Gunter, a young boy whose mother has convinced him he is the second coming of Jesus Christ. 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. His books will be available for purchase and signing.

      

Gallery Reception - Small Works IX

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

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Small Works is one of the most popular exhibits in the Depot Gallery each year. It features the work of 10 artists who have previously shown in the gallery, with each exhibiting 6 pieces in the smaller format. In the spirit of holiday giving, shoppers may take their purchases at the time of purchase, making this a perfect opportunity to give the gift of original art. This year’s artists include: Carol Beesley, Julie Marks Blackstone, George Bogart, Douglas Shaw Elder, Skip Hill, Don Holladay, Debby Kaspari, Regina Murphy, Cletus Smith and Sue Moss Sullivan.

      

Winter Wind Concert - Slaid Cleaves

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

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Slaid Cleaves' songwriting has never been more potent than on his new album Ghost on the Car Radio, released in June. It is his first release since 2013's Still Fighting the War, which was praised as "one of the year's best albums" by American Songwriter and "carefully crafted...songs about the struggles of the heart in hard times" by the Wall Street Journal. The New York Daily News called his music "a treasure hidden in plain sight," while the Austin Chronicle declared, "there are few contemporaries that compare. He's become a master craftsman.” Described as "terse, clear and heartfelt" (NPR Fresh Air), Cleaves’ songs speak to timeless truths.
      

Winter Wind Concert - Susan Gibson

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Susan Gibson’s naturally buoyant melodies and warmly reassuring, conversational singing and writing voice light up any song, room, or mood. Her refreshingly clear-eyed perspectives on matters of life, love, work, and loss illuminate a spirit-charging current of resiliency. She's had that in her all along, from her days in the beloved Amarillo, Texas-based Amerciana band the Groobees back in the ’90s and from the get-go of her solo career in 2003. It was all there at the very beginning, when in college she wrote "Wide Open Spaces" which (with a little help from the Dixie Chicks) became one of the biggest country songs of all time. Come hear for yourself!
      

Winter Wind Concert - Radoslav Lorkovic

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

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Drawing from a multitude of influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul, Radoslav Lorković has taken on an unusually broad musical spectrum and refined it into his distinctive piano and accordion style. His tenure on the R&B and folk circuits has culminated in five critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of, and performances with, many well known artists. His thirty year touring career has led him from the taverns of the upper Mississippi River to the castles of Italy...and to Woody Fest and again to The Depot.
      

Gallery Reception - Small Works IX

Friday, December 13, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm @ The Depot

free
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One of the most popular exhibits in the Depot Gallery each year, Small Works features the work of 10 artists who have previously shown in the gallery, with each exhibiting up to 6 pieces in the smaller format. This year’s artists include: Carol Beesley, Julie Marks Blackstone, George Bogart, Douglas Shaw Elder, Skip Hill, Don Holladay, Debby Kaspari, Regina Murphy, Cletus Smith and Sue Moss Sullivan. In the spirit of holiday giving, shoppers may take their purchases at the time of purchase, making this a perfect opportunity to give the gift of original art. Small Works IX continues through December 21.

      

Winter Wind Concert - Nobody's Girl

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Nobody’s Girl is a new trio formed by award-winning songwriters Betty Soo, Grace Pettis and Rebecca Loebe. Luscious harmony singers, effortless instrumentalists, seasoned touring artists – they recognized what each can accomplish individually could be made all the stronger by collaboration. The harmonies are thrilling. The songs are powerful and spare. The stage presence confident and assured. Now, the spark has been set, the fire lit and their individual and collective fans are eating it up.
      

Winter Wind Concert - Peter Bradley Adams

Sunday, February 9, 2019, 7:00pm @ The Depot

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Peter Bradley Adams introduced himself as a member of Eastmountainsouth, the duo he put together with fellow songwriter and vocalist Kat Maslich-Bode. The demos the duo made, produced by Adams, blended pop and folk with subtle electronic touches, making it a pioneering effort in the realm of folktronica with a satisfying blend of ancient folklore and modern technology. Adams launched his solo career with Gather Up (2006), a brooding, autumnal album recorded in his apartment. Its hushed melancholy won rave reviews and led to Leavetaking (2008), an understated folk rock album that featured the hit “The Longer I Run”, followed by Traces (2009), and Between Us (2011).
      

Winter Wind Concert - Chely Wright

Sunday, February 23, 2019, 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!