Tuesday, September 29, 2015


From staff sources
September 29, 2015

The Modernist Spectrum: Color and Abstraction

Now on view!

The Modernist Spectrum: Color and Abstraction joins the story of abstract art after World War II, at a time when it was not only ascendant, thanks to Jackson Pollock and the Abstract Expressionists, but also associated with America's global identity as a newly emergent geopolitical and cultural superpower. The works on view in The Modernist Spectrum explore the invigorating ways in which postwar American artists, especially those associated with the Washington Color School, made it new, producing novel work that sought to reinvent abstract art through an alternatively rigorous and playful manipulation of color, line, and shape. 

This Week at OKCMOA

Thursday, October 1

Galleries open | 5 to 9 p.m.
Broke Brothers start at 6 p.m. 
Roof Terrace open until 10 p.m.
Free for Members | $5 for Non-Members

Listen to Me Marlon, 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Drop-in Yoga, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, October 3

Drop-in Yoga11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Masking Tape Self Portraits, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 4

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a proud partner of Adventure Road! Plan your adventure at 

415 Couch Drive | Oklahoma City, OK  73102 | (405) 236-3100 | www.okcmoa.com  


From staff sources


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From staff sources

Wednesday, September 30
Dustbowl Gypsies, country/western swing
Chase Tower, Noon-1
Get ready for a hootin' and hollerin' good time with the Dustbowl Gypsies! If you're a fan of the Texas Playboys, Carl Story or the Bluegrass Okies, you're in for a treat because one of these fellers played bass for 'em a while back!

Thursday, October 1
Art Moves Anniversary
The Oklahoman, Noon-1
Art Moves is turning four! Join us outside The Oklahoman building downtown for an exciting performance by local bluegrass outfit Bread & Butter Band and a special four-year anniversary mask being made by Patrick Riley! It's an Art Moves you won't soon forget!

Friday, October 2
Tap Bandr&b/soul
Myriad Gardens Great Lawn Band Shell, Noon-1
Tap brings that old-school soul we all love. From Al Green to more contemporary stylings, Tap Band's set will uplift your Noontime lunch.


Check out our September schedule

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What's Art Moves?
Art Moves is an Arts Council Oklahoma City initiative that provides free arts events in Downtown OKC each work day from Noon-1:00. Events may include artist demonstrations or musical performances and take place in various downtown locations. The daily line-up features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more!

405-270-4848 | info@artscouncilokc.com | www.artscouncilokc.com
400 West California
Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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From staff sources

The Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma book discussion series at Oklahoma City University will continue with “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in Walker Center room 151.
The discussion series is titled “Hope Amidst Hardship.” It is made possible through a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
“Wonder” is about a boy who is born with a facial deformity and must attend public school for the first time after years of being homeschooled. At his new school he struggles with verbal and physical abuse from bullies.
At each session in the five-part series, a humanities scholar makes a presentation on the book in the context of the theme. Small group discussions follow with experienced discussion leaders. At the end, all participants come together for a brief wrap-up.
Those who are interested in participating are encouraged to preregister and borrow the reading selections and theme brochure by calling Harbour Winn at (405) 208-5472, e-mailing him at hwinn@okcu.edu or dropping by the Dulaney-Browne Library room 211 or 207.
Winn, director of the Center for Interpersonal Study through Film & Literature at OCU, hopes the series will help participants find a “commonality of hope and perseverance.”
Recognizing ourselves in others, even as we read of hardship, is a major reason we find reading enjoyable,” Winn said.  “Hardship comes in many varieties, and the books in this series offer varied examples but present a common theme: there is hope along the way. Sometimes this hope comes from deep within ourselves. Sometimes it comes from others in unexpected ways.
Remaining dates and books in the series include:
Oct. 13 — “Where the Heart Is” by Billie Letts
Oct. 27 — “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd
Nov. 10 — “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

Thursday, September 24, 2015


From staff sources

Join us for the summer's last Sunday Twilight Concert, presented by Devon Energy, featuring Horse Thief!

This youthful band is a purveyor of a panoramic yet nuanced sound, flowing from intimate to anthemic, the mood from vibrant to contemplative, with frontman Cameron Neal's lyrics ranging from confessional to metaphorical. The result evokes the wide-open spaces of America's Midwest but infuses the sense of grit and wonderment with edgier emotions.
Horse Thief originally founded in Denton, TX, moved to Oklahoma City to attend the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, from which they recently graduated. The band subsequently signed with the Flaming Lips' management and soon came to the attention of Bella Union. Though Fear In Bliss was conceived at Horse Thief's Oklahoma headquarters, the band decided to record the album in LA, "to leave our comfort zone of Oklahoma", and producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver) has helped the band fuse their renowned stage performance with studio quality.

Horse Thief closes out the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon Energy! Thank you for all your wonderful support! Please give us your feedback here.

The concerts take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the Great Lawn Stage at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Bring a blanket, picnic, and the whole family! 
The 35th annual Sunday Twilight Concert Series is presented by Devon Energy with additional support from Oklahoma Arts Council, Allied Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Magic 104.1 - KMGL.  For more information please visit www.artscouncilokc.com

Arts Council of Oklahoma City | 400 West California | Oklahoma City | OK | 73102

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Poster courtesy of OCU 

From staff sources

 The Oklahoma City University Film Institute’s series will continue its 34th year at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 with Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu” in the Kerr McGee Auditorium of Meinders School of Business. The school is located at N.W. 27th Street and McKinley Avenue.
Admission to all films in the series is free. The series is supported in part by the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund and endowments through OCU and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
Africa’s most illustrious living filmmaker, Sissako directed the Oscar-nominated “Timbuktu” to blend politics and poetry in a lyrical examination of the repercussions of the jihadists in northern Mali. In the film, Kidane lives peacefully with his family not far from fundamentalist leaders. Sissako uses meticulously composed imagery, imaginative metaphor and a measured, impressionistic narrative to render Kidane’s family life. The director never demonizes the zealots as monsters — they remain recognizably human, albeit profoundly and cruelly misguided.
The theme of this year’s season is based on Viktor Frankl’s classic book “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Harbour Winn, director of the series, said the theme is intended to help participants come to understand the purpose of suffering.
“The films in this series stress the importance of an individual’s attitude to existence,” Winn said. “Even when life seems restricted by external forces, we can choose the attitude with which we live and make meaning, to find value.”
A discussion session follows each film screening for those who wish to participate.  The remaining dates and films in the series are:
* Oct. 18, Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Ugetsu”
* Nov. 1, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s “Two Days, One Night”
* Jan. 24, Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow-Up”
* Feb. 7, Ritesh Batra’s “The Lunchbox”
* Feb. 21, Asghar Farhadi’s “About Elly”
* March 6, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan”
For more information about the series, call (405) 208-5472 or visit okcu.edu/film-lit.