Fine arts news briefs.

Fine arts news briefs for Oklahoma.
Modified: June 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm •  Published: June 10, 2012



Japanese ceramics on view

Opening Tuesday with a 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. reception at City Arts Center, 3000 Gen. Pershing Blvd. at Fair Park, is “Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women from Japan.” The exhibit features 87 contemporary ceramic works by 25 Japanese artists. “Soaring Voices” will remain on view through Aug. 25.

For more information, call 951-0000 or go to


Auditions open for ‘Mockingbird'

The Poteet Theatre, 222 NW 15, will hold auditions for its September production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 10 a.m. Saturday. Based on the novel by Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird” deals with issues of class, courage, compassion and gender roles in the American South. The drama calls for a large, racially mixed cast, including a girl, aged 7-11, and a boy, aged 10-15. Production dates are Sept. 14-30.

For more information, call 609-1023 or go to

Collaboration stages ‘Te Ata'

The Chickasaw Nation and Oklahoma City University are collaborating on a production of “Te Ata” (“Bearer of the Dawn”), a play by Chickasaw playwright JudyLee Oliva. Inspired by the life and legacy of noted storyteller Mary Frances Thompson Fisher, “Te Ata” celebrates human kindness and respect for the natural world through American Indian culture.

Performances begin Thursday and will continue through June 24 at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The production will then be staged July 5-8 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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