Poetry Reading - Yun Wang

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:30pm @ The Depot

free 
Yun Wang

Poet and cosmologist Yun Wang grew up in rural southwest China. She is the author of two poetry books: The Book of Totality and The Book of Jade, winner of the 15th Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Her two poetry chapbooks are Horse by the Mountain Stream and The Carp. Wang’s poems have been published in numerous literary journals, including the Kenyon Review, Cimarron Review, Salamander Magazine, Green Mountains Review, and International Quarterly. On leave from OU, Wang is a senior research scientist at California Institute of Technology, where her research focuses on exploring the nature of dark energy.

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Gallery Opening - Pamela Husky - "Landscapes in Fiber"

Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00pm @ The Depot

free
Pamela Husky Art

Pamela Husky is a fifth generation Oklahoman. Her work in tapestry and feltmaking has received state and national awards. A 20 year teaching career including Oklahoma Arts Council Artist in Residence and University of Central Oklahoma Art Department Faculty. Pam earned a Master of Liberal Studies degree from OU in art education and art history. She has been a fiber artist for 37 years. Her home and studio are located on Lake Eufaula.

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Wonderful Watercolor Workshop - Connie Seabourn

May 17 through May 18, 2017, 9:30am - 4:00pm @ The Depot

 
Connie Seabourne Painting

Because there were more folks interested in the March workshop than could be accommodated, a second watercolor workshop with Connie Seabourn has been scheduled. Whether you are just beginning watercolor or have some experience and want to add some powerful paint manipulations and techniques to your personal bag of tricks, this workshop is for you. Connie Seabourn became a full time artist in 1980, has considerable teaching experience, has exhibited extensively, is in many notable collections and has won numerous awards. Her work was exhibited in The Depot Gallery in early 2016.

Tuition is $120. Contact The Depot to enroll.

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Poetry Reading - Terri Cummings

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2:00pm @ The Depot

free 
Terri Lynn Cummings

T L (Terri Lynn) Cummings, a 2015 Woody Guthrie Poet, had her first poetry book, Tales to the Wind, published in 2016 by Village Books Press , Her poems appear in Songs of Eretz Poetry, Dragon Poet Review, Red River Review, Illya’s Honey, Eclectica, Ancient Paths Online, Melancholy Hyperbole, and Screaming Mamas. Terri has studied poetry, fiction, and non-fiction at Creative Writing Institute, and she holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology/Sociology from Oklahoma State University. While Terri and her husband travel the world, she continues to explore social and cultural humanity.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Jabee

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Jonathan Blake Williams Jr, better known by his stage name Jabee, is an Oklahoma City hip hop artist and actor who began to rap at age seven. Jabee has performed at SXSW where, in 2014, he met Sway Calloway and was offered a spot on Sway In The Morning. He earned a regional Emmy in 2014. His album "Black Future” was released in August 2016 with the first performance at the grand reopening of Oklahoma City's historic Tower Theatre. Jabee was recently awarded Best Rap / Hip Hop Artist of 2016 by the Oklahoma Gazette.

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Art Chat - Pamela Husky

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2:00pm @ The Depot

free
Pamela Husky Art

Award winning fiber artist Pam Husky will discuss and demonstrate the feltmaking techniques which result in the beautiful “Landscapes in Fiber” that are displayed on the walls of The Depot Gallery through June 30. She has been a fiber artist for 37 years. Pam earned a Master of Liberal Studies degree from OU in art education and art history and had a 20 year teaching career included Oklahoma Arts Council Artist in Residence and University of Central Oklahoma Art Department Faculty.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Terry Buffalo Ware and the Shambles

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Norman's own Terry “Buffalo” Ware and The Shambles bring their distinctive brand of instrumental surf/rock/r&b/Okie Twang to Lions Park. The Shambles include: Ware, guitar; Bob French, guitar; T. Z. Wright, keyboards; Marlin Butcher, bass; Michael McCarty, drums; and Gregg Standridge, guitar. Their sets feature many of Ware's original compositions as well as selected covers. Ware performed with Jimmy LaFave from 1997-2000 and Ray Wylie Hubbard prior to that. Since 2000 he has been a freelance guitarist backing established artists including Eliza Gilkyson, Wanda Jackson, Don Conoscenti and numerous others, including John Fullbright on the 2013 Grammy pre-telecast.

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Gallery Reception - Pamela Husky - "Landscapes in Fiber"

Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00pm @ The Depot

free
Pamela Husky Art

A second reception for Pamela Husky's “Landscapes in Fiber,” will be held in conjunction with Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk and will feature live music from 7 to 9 pm. Husky's work in tapestry and feltmaking has received numerous state and national awards during her 37 year career. Her unique and beautiful landscapes in fiber will remain on display in the Depot Gallery through June 30.

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Poetry Reading - Bayard Godsave

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2:00pm @ The Depot

free 
The Depot

Bayard Godsave is the author of Lesser Apocalypses, a short story collection published by Queen’s Ferry Press. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English & Foreign Languages at among other places, the Cream City Review, Cimarron Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Confrontation, the Evansville Review, South Dakota Review, Pleiades, and Gettysburg Review.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - The Railsplitters

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Fresh off the success of their first album, and taking first place in Rockygrass’ Best New Band Competition, Colorado natives The Railsplitters got busy touring the US. With their finger on the pulse, The Railsplitters are pushing the genre forward with an adventurous spirit, carrying on the tradition of breaking boundaries with their high energy bluegrass sound. Lauren Stovall and the rest of the ‘Splitters suggest that using your roots to evolve is really at the heart of the genre.

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Summer Breeze Concert - John Calvin Abney

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Oklahoma-based songwriter John Calvin Abney has, in the past two and a half years, played over 400 shows, driven over 100,000 miles and released his critically acclaimed debut album Better Luck, plus two EPs. Abney approaches his music with a fresh innocence and tuneful confidence that propels his melodies and delivers heartfelt emotion. An accomplished musician and great performer, Abney has risen toward toward the top of the Oklahoma musical landscape.

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Summer Breeze Concert - The Crane Wives

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

The Crane Wives is a female fronted indie rock group who feature three-part vocal harmonies, narrative lyricism, and a passion for songcraft that creates organic music that is equally accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves. The grand Rapids, Michigan band formed in late August of 2010 and has released four full-length albums.

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Summer Breeze Concert - The Cave Singers

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Former Pretty Girls Make Graves member Derek Fudesco teamed up with Pete Quirk (of Hint Hint) and Marty Lund (of Cobra High) and began playing in the Seattle area as The Cave Singers. Given the rising popularity of meditative, folky indie acts in the early 2000s, forming a twangy, rootsy folk trio was probably the least surprising move Derek Fudesco could have made. Following the band's first full-length LP, Invitation Songs, the band was joined by former Blood Brothers bassist Morgan Henderson. The Cave Singers released their crowd funded fifth album, Banshee, in February 2016.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Boyd Street Brass

Sunday, August 6, 2017, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Boyd Street Brass, a 7 piece horn band based in Norman, OK, formed in Winter 2013, was modeled after traditional New Orleans street bands, but has since developed a unique and diverse sound, blending funk, swing, Latin, and pop music. In April 2015 their debut album Sup Sucka, was released featuring 14 original songs. The Boyd Street Brass perform a mix of instrumental and vocal tunes featuring Jay Wilkinson, including original songs by Jay as well as covers of other brass bands.

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Summer Breeze Concert - John Fullbright

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free 

Okemah native John Fullbright's 2012 debut release, From the Ground Up, propelled him to the musical forefront. "... a killer debut, pairing sharply worded stories that resonate with confident performances that pop." said The Washington Times. The album peaked at #10 on the Billboard Top Folk Albums chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Americana Album. The Wall Street Journal review of Songs, Fulbright’s 2014 release, says “Songs is a warm, winning and plainspoken Americana album that builds on the authority and charm of From The Ground Up by its clarity and simmering intensity.” Fullbright was selected by members of The Depot as the “Members Choice” Concert for 2017.

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