Uncork Your Inner Artist with Brad Price while having a wonderful time during a second wine and palette event at The Depot on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Participants will complete an 11” x 14” oil painting, with refreshments and all necessary supplies included in the $100 fee. Price is generously donating his services for this fundraising event, making more than 80% of the enrollment fee eligible as a tax deductible donation toward improved lighting in The Depot Gallery. To enroll, phone 405-307-9320.
Brad Price is a romantic, a backpacker, an impressionist, and a lover of high places. Through painting he makes an emotional visit to the scene he is painting. His style emphasizes contrast and bold complementary color. He is represented by Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe and by other galleries throughout the southwest.
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Brad attributes much of his development as a painter to his admiration and study of New Mexico’s early masters. The brush strokes are bold and directional in nature. They set up a rhythmic movement that directs the eye, guiding the viewer through the composition. His paintings are a total experience placed on canvas.
According to Price, art is experience and the sharing of experience. It is creating something new and beautiful for the world, and then sharing that moment with others. Come share in this delightful afternoon with Brad and let him help you “uncork your inner artist” to create your something new and beautiful, and help light up the art in the Depot Gallery while doing so.
The Depot is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization offering excellent and innovative fine arts programs for the enrichment and education of the community. Programs include the Depot Gallery, Summer Breeze and Winter Wind Concert Series, Poetry Readings, workshops and other educational opportunities, all made possible with the assistance of grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, generous sponsors, program revenues, memberships, and income from rental of The Depot for private events.
Join us at The Depot for our very first film screening! American Folk will be presented on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 8:15pm. Tickets for the showing are $10. Soundtrack CDs will be available for purchase.
A Film By: David Heinz
Starring: Folk singers Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth, featuring Krisha Fairchild
Run time: 99 minutes | PG
When their plane from Los Angeles to New York is grounded on the morning of September 11, 2001, strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) are unexpectedly thrust together amidst the chaos of that historic day. With little in common but both needing to get to NYC urgently, they accept help from Joni's family friend Scottie (Krisha Fairchild) who lends the duo a rusty old 1972 Chevy Van. The shock and stress of 9/11 quickly threatens to derail their cross country journey until the pair discover what they do have in common: a love for old folk songs. Armed with a pile of guitars left in the van from Scottie’s touring days, Elliott and Joni raise their voices together (and with those they meet on the road), re-discovering the healing nature of music and bearing witness to a nation of people who, even while mourning, manage to lift each other up in the wake of tragedy.
With a refreshing gentleness and beauty, AMERICAN FOLK lovingly chronicles the spaces between the suffering and fear, where music has the power to connect. Musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth give nuanced and thoughtful performances, with voices that are uplifting and achingly gorgeous. Filmed over 3,500 miles in 14 states, AMERICAN FOLK serves as a love letter to the natural beauty of America, to the style of music that has shepherded us through historically tough times and to the kindness of all of the "folk" that make America what it is.
Noted writer, actor and director Paul Austin will be featured at the April 8 Second Sunday Reading at The Depot, 200 South Jones. There is no admission charge for the 2:00 pm reading. 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, Oklahoma Review 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 has finished work on two collections: Mother and Son and Notes On Hard Times. He has been a featured reader in many venues in New York and Oklahoma.
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, The Cherry Orchard and the title role in Galileo’s Torch.
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 was a recipient of 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. They make 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, The City of Norman, and by generous corporate and individual donations.
“My Wildest Dreams” by Broken Arrow artist Micheal W. Jones will be featured in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, with a March 9, 2018 opening reception from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk. A second reception will be held on April 13. The exhibit continues through April 27. Regular gallery hours are 9 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday and also by appointment. There is no admission charge
Since the age of 12, Micheal Jones has been an artist. He has studied, practiced, painted created relentlessly from the moment he decided to follow that life.
By the age of 16, Micheal had sold his first work in regional museums and galleries, and within a few years, was hanging one man shows in every available venue, from banks, museums, and community buildings, while building an ever-growing base of patrons. Micheal quickly earned his Master’s Degree in art, and later studied with notable figures of contemporary watercolor Robert E. Wood and George Emmet Calvert, all the while developing his own personal style. The paintings in “My Wildest Dreams” are watermedia.
Throughout his life, Micheal has worked at a steady pace, teaching, creating, and exhibiting his unique style of painting and printmaking, with no sign of slowing down. His website declares that "every night I dream of painting and every day I paint.”
He has had numerous one-man shows of his work, including a retrospective in the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Northeastern State University president's gallery, and two comprehensive exhibits at the Leslie Powell Foundation, and has exhibited from Los Angeles to New York in such prestigious juried shows as Watercolor West, The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, The National Watermedia Exhibition, The Eight-State Regional Watermedia and Seven-State Regional Watermedia Exhibitions, as well as National Watercolor Oklahoma Exhibit.
A Renaissance man at heart, Micheal is also skilled in the art of mezzotint. He has been accepted in the International Mezzotint exhibition "Manipulating Light" in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the "Out of Darkness" International Mezzotint exhibition in Yekaterinberg, Russia. He currently has a second set of mezzotints on display in the Ekaterinberg Museum of Art.
Exhibits in The Depot Gallery are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous individual donors.