FINE ARTS BRIEFS
Opening Friday at Artspace at Untitled, 1 NE 3, is “E.CO,” an exhibit featuring images by 20 European and Latin American photographic collectives. Presented by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, the Embassy of Spain and the Spain-USA Foundation, “E.CO” offers a visual essay centering on the environment.
The collection includes 184 photographs that reflect the interests and concerns of each group and nation, as well as the working process of each collective. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. “E.CO” will remain on view through Jan. 5.
For more information, call 815-9995 or go to www.artspaceatuntitled.org.
Furniture as art
NORMAN — On view through Nov. 17 at the Mainsite Contemporary Art Gallery, 122 E Main, is “Bespoke 2012: The Mainsite Furniture and Lighting Show.” The exhibit explores furniture design as art. Works by 11 artists are included in the exhibition. A closing reception is planned Nov. 9.
For more information, call 292-8095 or go to www.mainsite-art.com.
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma's School of Art & Art History will hold its seventh annual “Fuego Friday Iron Pour” from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Visitors can watch students extract molten iron to cast scratch blocks or plaque molds created by students and donors. Assisting will be 30 students from Oklahoma State University and East Central University.
Also participating are three student organizations: the Red Clay Faction, the New Media Collective and the Print Club. The Red Clay Faction will offer two ceramic firing demonstrations, the New Media Collective will install an interactive soundscape, and the Print Club will be printing and selling T-shirts to raise funds for the School of Art & Art History.
For more information, call 325-2691.
NORMAN — Opening Tuesday at the University of Oklahoma's Lightwell Gallery, 520 Parrington Oval, is “Fish,” a multimedia art exhibition curated by OU professor and artist Cedar Marie. The exhibition explores one of the planet's diminishing food resources and includes sculpture, photography, video, painting and other media by national and international artists.
A free public reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Guests can sample a variety of locally sourced, sustainable and seasonal food donated by Local of Norman. Pepe Delgado's will offer fish hors d'oeuvres.
Guggenheim Fellowship artist Ray Troll will give a free public lecture at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Troll's paintings and drawings offer a humorous commentary about the fishy behavior of humans. The exhibit “Fish” will remain on view through Nov. 7.
For more information, call 325-2691 or go to www.art.ou.edu.
Demonstration of art
EDMOND — Artist Kelli Folsom will present an oil painting demonstration at the Edmond Art Association's October meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Edmond Fine Art Institute, 27 E Edwards.
For more information, call 826-4903 or go to www.edmondart.org.
Time for Three, a trio featuring two violinists and a double bassist, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S May. Part of OCCC's Cultural Arts Series, Time for Three combines elements of classical, country and western, gypsy and jazz music.
For more information, call 682-7579 or go to www.occc.edu/cas.
Exploring the local landscape
Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 706 W Sheridan, is offering a potluck dinner and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Part of “IdeaLab: Orange Balloon,” the installation was created to explore the geographic landscape of Oklahoma City and the connections shared by its inhabitants.
For more information, call 232-4840 or go to www.iaogallery.org.
Celebrating Harry Potter
Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52, will offer its “Bright Night of Harry Potter” beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and running through 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Participants can enjoy Quidditch matches, wizards' duels, a potions class and giant chess games.
For more information, call 602-6664 or go to www.sciencemuseumok.org.
Artists from the Paseo Arts District will help children create their own Halloween costumes at a workshop scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Following is a “Spin and Sparkle” costume parade from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants can go from studio to studio as they gather costume pieces. The event will be held at the north end of the Paseo at NW 30 and Dewey. Activities are free, but donations are encouraged.
For more information, call 525-2688 or go to www.thepaseo.com.