Now Showing in The Depot Gallery - Julie Marks Blackstone and Sue Moss Sullivan - "Knotty Women, Twisted Sisters"

Through June 30, 2019 @ The Depot

free
Julie Marks Blackstone - Nandi Zulu Queen

Sue Moss Sullivan began working in the fiber medium over 45 years ago. Her work, which includes traditional weaving and mixed media, captures her passion for the history of textiles and her desire to push traditional techniques to become innovative art.

Julie Marks Blackstone teaches a variety of mediums at OBU, but is perhaps best known for her textile/fiber art, with her "Knotty Girl" works created using a French Knot embroidery technique with embellishments, and her weavings.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Byron Berline Band

Sunday, May 19 , 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Byron Berline Band

Summer Breeze 2019 opens with an exciting evening of traditional bluegrass and Western swing music with three time national fiddle champion Byron Berline and his band; Billy Perry, Thomas Trapp, Greg Burgess, Richard Sharp and Steve Short. After moving to Los Angeles in 1969, Berline soon became one of the most popular fiddlers in the music business. He returned to his home state of Oklahoma in 1995 where he opened the Double Stop Fiddle Shop in the town of Guthrie for the purpose of "visiting, trading and jamming" with folks who enjoy their music. As a natural progression the band was formed to entertain regularly in the Music Hall above the Fiddle Shop. The Byron Berline Band is in great demand around the state, as well as surrounding states, and have extended their music through Europe. We welcome them back to Summer Breeze after too long an absence.

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Art Talk - Sue Moss Sullivan and Julie Marks Blackstone

Sunday, June 2, 2019  - 2:00pm @ The Depot

free
Sue Moss Sullivan Little Rascal

Artists Sue Moss Sullivan and Julie Marks Blackstone will give an art talk, discussing their work and techniques.

Sue Moss Sullivan began working in the fiber medium over 45 years ago. Her work, which includes traditional weaving and mixed media, captures her passion for the history of textiles and her desire to push traditional techniques to become innovative art.

Julie Marks Blackstone teaches a variety of mediums at OBU, but is perhaps best known for her textile/fiber art, with her "Knotty Girl" works created using a French Knot embroidery technique with embellishments, and her weavings.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Adam & Kizzie

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Adam & Kizzie

Adam & Kizzie Ledbetter, known as Adam & Kizzie, hail from Oklahoma City. They became friends in high school, rapping, singing, and dancing in and after school. Kizzie went off and traveled the world in Disney performances, while Adam performed at home with his Jazz Quartet New Growth. In 2011 they reunited and soon became husband and wife. Sharing their very different musical interests, Adam’s focus expanded from Jazz to Hip-Hop, while Kizzie’s influences stemmed from Music Theatre to Pop/R&B. Their curiosity and ability to draw from Gospel, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and many varieties of Pop music soon found them charting their own unique path. As a duo, they were pushed by necessity to learn new methods, using live looping and layered vocals to create new music. After two acclaimed records, the duo have found the sublime zone that fully expresses what they do.

      

Gallery Reception - Julie Marks Blackstone and Sue Moss Sullivan - "Knotty Women, Twisted Sisters"

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 6:00-9:00pm @ The Depot

free
Julie Marks Blackstone - Nandi Zulu Queen

Sue Moss Sullivan began working in the fiber medium over 45 years ago. Her work, which includes traditional weaving and mixed media, captures her passion for the history of textiles and her desire to push traditional techniques to become innovative art.

Julie Marks Blackstone teaches a variety of mediums at OBU, but is perhaps best known for her textile/fiber art, with her "Knotty Girl" works created using a French Knot embroidery technique with embellishments, and her weavings.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Levi Parham

Sunday, June 16 , 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Levi Parham

Levi Parham's music draws on the rich songwriting traditions of Oklahoma, his home state. With influences from the worlds of blues, folk, soul, rock and country music, it's Parham's "soulful, gritty and tender voice” (The Boot) that brings it all together into a sound that CMT described as "enticing" with "a melancholy feel.” In June 2016, Parham released an album titled These American Blues that reached #25 on the AMA charts, and was #1 in the EuroAmericana Charts. In his new album, It's All Good, Parham reminds everyone not to sweat it when faced with the circumstances much out of one's control. "I ain't scared, I ain't worried, I've got friends and they'd be here in a hurry” Parham assures us. Norman friends will be without doubt be there for Levi in Lions Park.

      

Workshop - Connie Seabourn - "Wonderful Watercolors"

June 19 & 20, 2019 - 9:30am-4:00pm @ The Depot

 
Connie Seabourne Watercolor

Connie Seabourn will teach her popular “Wonderful Watercolors” workshop at The Depot on Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 & 20, 2019, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm each day. Tuition is $120. Phone The Depot at 405-307-9320 to enroll. A materials list will be provided at time of enrollment.

Whether you're just beginning watercolor painting or you want to add some powerful paint manipulations and techniques to your personal bag of watercolor tricks, this workshop is for you. Connie has received outstanding reviews from students in her previous workshops.

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Summer Breeze Concert - Making Movies

Sunday,  June 30, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Making Movies

Singer and guitarist Enrique Chi, founded Making Movies with his brother Diego. Another pair of brothers, Juan-Carlos and Andres Chaurand, round out the Kansas City Latin band. The group’s second LP, I am Another You, is a bold mix of sounds: psychedelia, experimental rock, son cubano, cumbia and various rhythms descended from Yoruba, an African tradition that slaves carried to the New World as part of religious rites that evolved into Santería. Different styles of music have filtered down from common roots. “We are all immigrants” Enrique Chi says. “That kind of lineage affirms my belief that we’re all connected in spirit,” “We all come from tribal African people, if you go all the way back. So to me, the message of the band is part of this whole continuum: that music itself is a vehicle for truth."

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Seth Glier

Sunday,  July 14, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Seth Glier

Seth Glier attended Berklee College of Music for a year before dropping out to be able to tour full-time. Since then, he has averaged over 200 shows a year, and shared stages with artists such as James Taylor, Mark Knopfler, The Verve Pipe, Edwin McCain and Ani DiFranco during a burgeoning career that has included as a mainstage artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival, a Grammy nomination and a pair of Independent Music Awards. Seth Glier’s fifth album, Birds, is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. Grier will return to Norman with some great electronic additions to his recent rave reviewed Winter Wind performance.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Kyshona Armstrong

Sunday,  July 28, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Kyshona

Kyshona Armstrong started out enabling others to enjoy the healing properties of songwriting. When describing the positions she held during her decade or so in the mental health field, she punctuates each chapter with the same phrase: "That got kinda heavy” and "You've gotta know when to tap out.” So Armstrong got on the college singer-songwriter circuit, blending skills of empathizing and entertaining, and then moved to Nashville in January 2014 Armstrong now embraces repetitive internal rhythms that emerge in some of her songwriting — likening them to both gospel spirituals and the viscerally simplistic utterances of her former patients — and she's delivering her roots-soul originals with articulate warmth and newly claimed authority. Kyshona was such a hit at Winter Wind last year, that she has been invited back, with a backup band, for the Summer Breeze crowd to enjoy.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Greyhounds

Sunday,  August 11, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Greyhounds

Rising out of the Austin, Texas music scene, the Greyhounds, a duo comprising guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell, feature a unique sound that mixes R&B, soul, funk, and the Bakersfield country of Buck Owens into a style that has been described as "Hall & Oates meets ZZ Top," and the duo's exciting live shows have earned them a large and loyal fan following. The pair met in the late '90s, and immediately began writing and playing together, placing tunes with artists like Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks while building up a songwriting catalog and gathering new fans with each show. The Greyhounds signed a three-album deal with a reconstituted Ardent Records (by this point officially called Ardent Music) and released Accumulator early in 2014. Two years later, the group released Change of Pace, a record that emphasized their soulful side.

      

Summer Breeze Concert - Homegrown Volume I

Sunday,  August 25, 2019 - 7:30pm @ Lions Park

free
Summer Breeze

A project inspired by the wealth of musical talent in our own state, Homegrown Volume I will bring together a diverse array of Okie musicians to perform an epic Summer Breeze jam. We've called upon Terry "Buffalo" Ware and Kyle Reid to organize the talent for this show so you know it's going to be good! Stay tuned for more details.