Discounted ticket packages for Depot concerts (excluding Whistle Stop concerts) are now available for purchase. The "Pick 5" package allows you to select any 5 Winter Wind shows for a 5% discount with no online ticketing fees. The "Pick 10" package allows you to select any 10 Winter Wind shows for a 10% discount with no online ticketing fees.
View our full lineup here: http://www.pasnorman.org/wwscheduleandtickets
Ticket packages are available here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?subscription=depot
Cletus Smith will teach a watercolor workshop at The Depot on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 29 from 9:30 until 4:30 each day, with a lunch break.
A Cletus Smith workshop is alive with conversations, demonstrations and technical pointers that help the students improve their skills in a relaxing comfortable atmosphere. A professional artist and educator, Cletus taught painting at the University of Central Oklahoma for 18 years and has received numerous awards and recognitions for his paintings and his work as an instructor.
Workshop tuition is $120. For additional workshop information, or to enroll, phone 405-307-9320 or visit The Depot at 200 S. Jones, Norman.
Noted writer, actor and director Paul Austin will be featured at the October 9. 2016, Second Sunday Poetry Reading at The Depot, 200 South Jones. Mr Austin will read from his works beginning at 2:00 pm. There is no admission charge. All are welcome.
Over his decades long career, Paul Austin has written for and about the theatre in essays, poetry and plays. His work has appeared in such publications as This Land, Sugar Mule and Newport Review. Late Night Conspiracies, a collection of his writings, was performed with jazz ensemble at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre where he is a long time member. He is currently working on three collections: Actors; Mother and Son; and Persons of Influence.
Paul Austin has acted and directed On and Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, summer stock, and regional theatres around the nation, as well as acting for television and film, including roles on West Wing, Law and Order, and the films, Palookaville, Thirteen Conversations, Tune in Tomorrow, and Sommersby. Among recent stage appearances were the title role in Krapp’s Last Tape and Foreman in Vaclav Havel’s Audience. Oklahoma audiences have seen him on the OU stage as Neils Bohr in Copenhagen, to celebrate the Centennial of the OU Physics Department, and The Cherry Orchard.
He was for many years the Artistic Director of The Image Theatre in New York, where he produced plays and taught acting. In addition to teaching privately in NY, he has also taught at the University of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute and was a tenured faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College for twenty years. Mr. Austin recently received the Teachers who Make a Difference award from the Creative Coalition at the Sundance Film Festival.
He is married to Oklahoma native, the novelist Rilla Askew. Since a year ago August, Mr. Austin and Ms. Askew, who teaches Creative Writing at OU, have made their home in Norman.
Events at The Depot are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council and by generous corporate and individual donations. For additional information about Depot events and programs, phone 405-307-9320.
The Depot will soon move our concerts inside to the intimate setting of our Depot home at 200 S. Jones. Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concerts will follow close on the heels of Summer Breeze beginning in October and continuing into April.
We are pleased to announce we're continuing our collaboration with Jazz in June, Inc., co-producing four concerts highlighting America's rich musical traditions.
Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased on-line, by visiting The Depot at 200 S. Jones, or by phoning 405-307-9320.
Online tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=depot
Ticket packages (Pick 5 and Pick 10) available here: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?subscription=depot
Our events page has short bios and videos for each artist:
|Oct 2, 2016, 7:00pm||John Fullbright (SOLD OUT!)||$25|
|Oct 13, 2016, 7:00pm||Tony Lucca & Alex Dezen w/ Christian Lopez*||$20|
|Oct 16. 2016, 7:00pm||Susan Gibson||$20|
|Oct 30, 2016, 7:00pm||Kevin and Dustin Welch||
|Novr 6, 2016, 7:00pm||Kim Richey||$20|
|Nov 20, 2016, 7:00pm||Slaid Cleaves||$25|
|Dec 4, 2016, 7:00pm||Sam Baker||$25|
|Dec 18, 2016, 7:00pm||Victor & Penny^||$20|
|Jan 8, 2017, 7:00pm||Caitlin Canty||$20|
|Jan 15, 2017, 7:00pm||The Hot Nut Riveters^||$25|
|Feb 12, 2017, 7:00pm||John Gorka||$20|
|Feb 22, 2017, 7:00pm||Emily Scott Robinson and Caroline Cotter*||$15|
|Mar 5, 2017, 7:00pm||Jake Armerding||$15|
|Mar 19, 2017, 7:00pm||The Claudettes^||$20|
|Apr 2, 2017, 7:00pm||Adam & Kizzie^||$20|
* Whistle Stop Concert
^ Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert
The Depot accommodates audiences of 100, allowing a more personal interaction between audience and artist. The concerts feature outstanding established artists, excellent sound and complimentary refreshments in a lovely, gallery setting.
Concerts and other events at The Depot are made possible in part by grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous donors and businesses in the community.
An exhibition in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, will celebrate artist Cletus Smith and the beautiful paintings that result as he finds inspiration in scenes “Where the Roads Lead.” An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on September 9, 2016, from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk. A second reception will be held on October 14, from 6 to 9 pm, also in conjunction with 2nd Friday. “Where the Roads Lead” continues through October 31.
Cletus Smith's passion is the landscape. “Nature offers an unlimited choice of colors, shapes, textures and lighting.” he says. “I need to feel something about the subject, a collection of darks and lights, or a special feeling of atmosphere…perhaps even a certain recollection of a time or a particular place.” Smith feels equally comfortable working in watercolor or oil.
A professional artist and educator, Cletus has spent his life in the studio or the classroom surrounded by his paints, brushes, and interesting photos taken where the roads lead him in his travels. A native Oklahoman with an art degree from Oklahoma City University, Cletus taught painting at the University of Central Oklahoma for 18 years. He continues to conduct lecture demonstrations and workshops throughout the southwest and has judged numerous art shows throughout the area.
Smith will present a free lecture demonstration at The Depot on Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome. He will teach a watercolor workshop on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 29. For additional workshop information phone 405-307-9320. Workshop tuition is $120. Call or visit The Depot to enroll.
Numerous awards and recognitions have been given to Cletus Smith for his paintings and his work as an instructor. He is represented by galleries in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. His work is included in the State of Oklahoma Art Collection. For additional information visit www.cletussmithartist.com.
Exhibitions in The Depot Gallery are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous individual donors. Gallery hours are 9 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday and by appointment. For additional information about programs at The Depot phone 405 307-9320.