“Generations” New Exhibit at the Depot Gallery
“Generations,” a father-son art exhibit with Brad and Nathan Price featuring recent works in oil, acrylic and mixed-media, will open in the Depot Gallery, 200 South Jones, Norman, on March 1 and continue through April 31. There will be receptions for the artists in conjunction with Norman’s 2nd Friday Circuit of Art on both March 14 and April 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Both receptions will include painting demonstrations by the artists.
Norman artist Brad Price is an instructor in the Art Department at Oklahoma Baptist University. Son Nathan Price is a graphic designer, visual artist and musician living in Tulsa, OK.
The bold brushstrokes and colors in expressionist works by Brad Price are inspired by the Southwest landscape and its rugged beauty. His works in oil are emotive and colorful with strong directional lines. He invites the viewer to enter and view the world that he has seen and experienced. Currently, the landscape of Northern New Mexico is his primary focus.
The Mayor of Santa Fe, chose one of Brad’s paintings for the cover of the Centennial Issue of the Santa Fe Visitor’s Guide. During the Oklahoma Bicentennial his works were exhibited at the Oklahoma State Capital. He has been the cover artist for the magazine, “Santa Fe Circle.” His work is widely collected.
Brad Price is represented by Meyer Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe and Indigo Gallery in Madrid, New Mexico . In Oklahoma he is represented by Downtown Art and Frame and the Depot, both in Norman. He also sells through his website at www.bradprice.net.
Nathan Price is a visual artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Though born in Fort Worth, Texas, Nathan grew up in South America. He paints in an abstract style using the mediums of ink, acrylic and oil. He has an affinity for the faces of both animals and people. Every painting is an adventure, an experiment and an expression.
Nathan is currently designing and illustrating for the popular guitar pedal company, Walrus Audio of Norman, OK. Well known in the music industry, his artwork embellishes album cover art for many bands, local and national, including: Dead Sea Choir; Brian Haas; Matt Chamberlain; Ngheims; MARSH; Blackwatch Studios; Fowler VW Christmas Album; The Brilliance; and Sherree Chamberlain.
In addition to his visual art, Nathan is a consummate drummer, studio musician and producer. He is associated with Church Studios in Tulsa, and Black Watch Studios in Norman. Find out more about Nathan D. Price at www.nathanpriceart.com
The paintings in “Generations” will be offered for purchase in an ongoing silent auction which will close at exhibit close. Bids will start at one half the retail price.
Exhibits in the Depot Gallery are a program of the Performing Arts Studio and are made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council. For additional information about this and other PAS programs, visit phone 405 307-9320. Gallery hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Sunday Jazz presents The Dennis Borycki Group
Sunday Jazz at the Depot welcomes The Dennis Borycki Group on March 9 for a 7:30 pm concert. Tickets are $10 for adults ($7 for students) and are available at the Norman Depot, 200 South Jones Avenue.
With his keyboard wizardry, Dennis Borycki brings a wealth of musical creativity and sonic adventure to jazz fans in the Oklahoma City area. His current collective of players known as the Dennis Borycki Group explore the colorful and varied boundaries of the jazz world, both in their individual creative writing styles, as well as their interpretations of the modern jazz classics. The group moves seamlessly through colorful Latin grooves, hard swinging standards, sensitive ballads, and catchy jazz funk with an intuitive communication that is easily recognizable in onstage smiles and nods. “The overriding aim of this musical troupe is to have fun, and bring the audience along for the ride”, says Borycki.
Currently on the faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma, Dennis teaches jazz piano and improvisation at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond. With degrees in classical organ from The University of Oklahoma and San Jose State University, Dennis’ background covers a wide musical landscape, and serves him well when working with his students. Past musical collaborations include touring with Grammy winning Nashville country artist, Jerry Reed, as well as performances with artists including Dave Douglas, Kenny Garrett, and Donny McCaslin.
Dennis is excited about the musicians currently playing with the Dennis Borycki Group saying, “This is an extremely talented group of friends with whom I am privileged to share the stage and unfold these musical tapestries for our audience”.
On tenor and alto sax is Chris Hicks. Chris has played both sax and guitar with Reba McEntire, Restless Heart, and other Nashville artists, and is currently the Director of Production at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Oklahoma City. Chris is a prolific composer, as well as a master of sax and guitar, and a studio production guru.
Mitch Bell, who along with Chris works at the ACM as the Director of Performance, will be playing guitar with the group. Mitch’s command of the jazz guitar idiom is virtually unmatched in the Oklahoma City area, and his original compositions are both challenging to play, as well as quite interesting to hear. Mitch also plays regularly around OKC in his retro dance group, 80’z Enuf, and is a graduate of the UCO jazz program in Edmond. He includes guitarists Peter Bernstein, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Lage Lund as musical influences in his playing.
Edwin Canito Garcia holds down the bass duties for the group, and is also a graduate of the UCO jazz program. Ed has a special connection to Latin and Salsa music, and has worked both in New York and Oklahoma with notable salsa artists. He currently lives in Tulsa where he runs a productions studio and plays jazz around the area, as well as with his group Mezclave Salsa.
Michael Bremo rounds out the group on drums and percussion. Michael is a native of Aruba, a graduate of Codarts, The Conservatory of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and is currently a student at the UCO Jazz Lab majoring in Music Production. Bremo has played internationally with world class musicians such as Alex Han, Alex Pernell, and Oscar Stagnaro. He brings with him a wonderful, warm Caribbean sensibility, both in his conversation and his musicianship. The musical craftsmanship of Garcia and Bremo together bring the colors of salsa and island rhythm to the atmosphere of group.
Tickets are available at the Norman Depot prior to the concert or at the door. Office and gallery hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday.
For additional information on this and other Performing Arts Studio programs, phone 405 307-9320.
Sunday Jazz at the Depot is made possible in part by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council and by donors Mark Williams, Nancy McClellan and Fred Schneider.
Richard Dixon Featured at Second Sunday Poetry
Second Sunday Poetry will feature Oklahoma City poet Richard Dixon reading from recent work at the Norman Depot, 200 South Jones Avenue, beginning at 2:00 pm on March 9. There is no admission charge.
Dixon is a longtime transplant to Oklahoma from the coal mines of southwestern Pennsylvania. A retired high-school special education teacher and tennis coach, he now works part-time at a municipal tennis center where he is known to swing a mean racquet. Dixon “came to writing by way of a dairy farm” he says.
His poems and essays have been published in Crosstimbers, Westview, Uncle Walt’s Corner of the Long Islander, and the 2012 Texas Poetry Calendar. His work has also appeared in numerous anthologies including two Woody Guthrie compilations: Travelin’ Music (2011) and Elegant Rage (2012.) He has been the featured reader at several poetry venues.
Enjoy “Generations”, the paintings of father and son Brad and Nathan Price, while attending poetry in the Depot Gallery, made possible in part by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council.
For further information about this and other Performing Arts Studio programs phone 405 307-9320.