FINE ARTS BRIEFS
Capitol gallery exhibit
On view through April 21 in the Oklahoma State Capitol's Governor's Gallery, 2300 N Lincoln, is “Structural Integrities,” an exhibit featuring landscapes by Almira Hill Grammer. The Norman artist explores landscapes studded with barns, silos and vintage buildings.
For more information, call 521-2020.
Arts, Arts, Arts becomes Art Squared
The University of Oklahoma's Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts will present its annual fundraiser, titled “ARTS2,” on Thursday at the Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N Western. OU students will perform during the evening, which begins with a 6:15 p.m. reception followed by a 7:30 p.m. program.
Dean Rich Taylor will unveil two new opportunities for arts patrons: the Dean's Circle, a group of arts patrons who provide financial support to the College, and the Chord, a group designed for young professionals. Tickets are $100.
For more information, call 325-7376 or go to8 www.ou.edu/finearts.
Circus-themed art show
On view through March 31 at the In Your Eye Gallery, 3005-A Paseo, is “The Dog and Pony Show,” an exhibit of circus-inspired paintings by Oklahoma artists Diana J. Smith and Kristen Vails. Smith's images capture playful dogs performing athletic feats. Vails' paintings evoke the spirit of the equine world.
For more information, call 525-2161 or go to www.inyoureyegallery.com.
EDMOND — On view through April 11 at the University of Central Oklahoma's Melton Gallery is an exhibit featuring works by new UCO art faculty member Michael Litzau. Curated by Charleen Weidell, the exhibit features intricate drawings and detailed mixed media works that examine the artist's fascination with the Green Bay Packers.
For more information, call 974-5201 or go to www.uco.edu/cfad/events.
String quartet in recital
Chamber Music in Oklahoma continues its 2012-13 concert series with a performance by the Borealis String Quartet at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8005 Dorset Drive.
The quartet-in-residence at the University of British Columbia, the Borealis will perform Haydn's “Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1,” Shostakovich's “Quartet No. 8” and Grieg's “Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27.”
For more information, call 974-2415 or go to www.cmok.org.
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present the Holmberg String Quartet in concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Catlett Music Center's Sharp Concert Hall, 500 W Boyd.
OU's faculty string quartet features violinists Hal Grossman and Gregory Lee, violist Mark Neumann and cellist Jonathan Ruck. Part of OU's Beethoven String Quartet Series, the concert will feature Beethoven's “String Quartet in C Minor Op. 18 No. 4” and the “String Quartet in E-Flat Major Op. 127.”
For more information, call 325-4101.
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music and Sutton Concert Series presents the University Singers in “Sing Me to Heaven,” a program featuring works by Durufle, Tavener, Chilcott and Vaughan Williams.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Catlett Music Center's Gothic Hall, 500 W Boyd. Mark Lucas and Christopher Ganza share conducting duties. For more information, call 325-4101 or go to http://music.ou.edu.
Russian pianist to perform
WEATHERFORD — Russian pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky will perform in recital at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Weatherford High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 N Washington. His program will feature works by Hispanic, Russian and American composers. Admission is free.
For more information, call (580) 774-7052.
A comic opera
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma University Theatre and the School of Music concludes its run of Verdi's comic opera “Falstaff” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center, 560 Parrington Oval. The opera focuses on Falstaff's attempts to woo two married women but the merry wives of Windsor thwart him at every turn.
For more information, call 325-4101 or go to www.ou.edu.
Annual spring show
Oklahoma City University's American Spirit Dance Company will present its annual spring show at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, as well as 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday in OCU's Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Auditorium, 2501 N Blackwelder. The production will celebrate Broadway, St. Patrick's Day and Ralph Ellison. Featured will be rapid-fire tap, jazz and musical theatre dance.
For more information, call 208-5227.
Ballet company performs triple bill
TULSA — The Tulsa Ballet will present “Balanchine & Beyond,” a triple bill that opens Friday and continues through March 24 at the University of Tulsa's Lorton Performance Center, 550 S Gary Place.
The program will feature “The Four Temperaments” with music by Paul Hindemith, “Classical Symphony” set to music by Sergei Prokofiev and “there, below” with music by Vaughan Williams and Purcell. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, call (918) 749-6006 or go to www.tulsaballet.org.
Rick Rogers, Fine Arts Editor