Fine arts news briefs Sept. 9.

Fine arts news briefs for Oklahoma Sept. 9.
Published: September 9, 2012
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Several noted art professionals will be part of a free panel discussion at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. Titled “Visibility & Vitality: Contemporary Art Criticism,” the event will feature Sylvie Fortin, curator, writer and editor; David Pagel, art critic and art department chair at Claremont Graduate University; and Gregory Volk, art critic, curator, writer and associate professor of art at Virginia Commonwealth University. The event was organized by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Shannon Fitzgerald will moderate.

For more information, call 236-3100 or go to www.write-curate-art.org.

Art exhibit

Opening Friday at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 706 W Sheridan, is “Inner Interpretations,” an exhibit that explores the undefined realm of the dreamworld. Featured artists are Corazon Watkins, Carolyn Faseler and Betty Wood. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. “Inner Interpretations” will remain on view through Oct. 6.

For more information, call 232-6060 or go to www.iaogallery.org.

Artists receive awards

— The Norman Public Arts Board and the Norman Arts Council recently named two local artists to create new works as part of the West Main Street Sculpture Project. The sculptures will be installed this fall in the 200 and 300 blocks of West Main. Jonathan Hils, a professor of Art at the University of Oklahoma, has created a work titled “Silver Lining,” inspired by Norman's status as a weather research hub.

Craig Swan, a member of the Firehouse Art Center faculty, created “Sun Dial,” a steel structure piece that features cutouts of scissor-tailed flycatchers.

For more information, call 360-1162 or go to www.normanarts.org.

Solo show

— Works by Edmond artist Judy Breymeyer are on view through Oct. 31 at the Frontier Country Museum, 500 N Grand. Titled “The Essence of Nature,” the exhibit features landscapes of the Rocky Mountains and the Missouri Ozarks.

For more information, call 969-3660.

Music

Noted band to launch series

The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band will open Oklahoma City University's 2012-13 Distinguished Artists Series Sept. 16 with a 3 p.m. concert in Petree Recital Hall, 2501 N Blackwelder. The group's appearance is part of its golden anniversary tour.

For more information, call 208-5227 or go to www.okcu.edu/tickets.

Special event

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and the Myriad Botanical Gardens will kick off a new health initiative to encourage the public to use the Gardens as their outdoor walking track. Titled “Walking Wednesdays,” the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the band shell, located just off Sheridan. The first 50 people arriving will receive free pedometers.

For more information, call 297-3995 or go to www.myriadgardens.org.

— Rick Rogers