Important Announcement

The Depot Gallery and office will be closed until at least April 14, 2020. We will reassess at that time. Phone messages will be checked regularly and calls returned. We do this out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our community.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Whistle Stop Concert - Ellis Paul

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

 

Note: This concert has been cancelled. Those that have purchased tickets in advance will be contacted regarding refunds. Ellis has scheduled a number of online concerts and we encourage you to (virtually) attend and donate if possible during these trying times for musicians. Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Ellis Paul calendar: https://www.ellispaul.com/calendar/

Ellis Paul Facebook events: https://www.facebook.com/ellispaulmusic/events

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.

      

Gallery Reception - Lucas Simmons - "Seasons Turning"

Friday, April 10,  2020, 6:00-9:00pm @ The Depot

free
Lucas Simmons "Hibernacula"

Lucas Simmons has always been interested in creating things, but began to pursue art in earnest during college. During graduate school, Lucas began creating narrative paintings that explore the relationships between man, nature and technology. He has become increasingly intrigued by the spaces that humans inhabit, the artifacts that populate those spaces and thinking about both of those things as potential addendum to the archaeological record. He is interested in the mythologies that inform our interaction with the natural world and the ideologies that contribute to rural America’s status as an increasingly post-wild landscape.

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Poetry Reading - Ron Wallace

Sunday, April 19,  2020, 2:00pm @ The Depot

free
Ron Wallace

Ron Wallace, an Oklahoma native of Scots-Irish, Choctaw, Cherokee and Osage descent, was the 2018 winner of The Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry for his book Renegade and Other Poems. Wallace is currently an instructor of English at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and is the author of eight books of poetry; three of which have been finalists in the Oklahoma Book Awards. He has been recently published in “Oklahoma Today”, ”San Pedro River Review”, “Red River Review”, “Oklahoma Poems and their Poets”, “Concho River Review”, “Oklahoma Humanities Magazine”, “Poetry Bay”, and a number of other magazines and journals. Wallace is a 2016 “Pushcart Prize” nominee and the winner of the 2016 Songs of Eretz Poetry Review Prize.

      

Sketchbook Journaling Workshop - Debby Kaspari

April 20-21, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm @ The Depot

 
Debby Kaspari

This workshop combines nature and urban sketching with the written word. Kaspari has been “keeping sketch journals for about 40 years and has plenty of ideas and techniques to share.” Debby Kaspari is a representational artist and illustrator with a special interest in birds and nature. Her illustrations appear in books, field guides, science journals and magazines. Her easel work is shown and collected nationally. Museum and gallery venues range from Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, with work exhibited in Birds in Art, Art of the Animal Kingdom, and Society of Animal Artists’ Art and the Animal.

Tuition is $120 for the two day workshop.