FINE ARTS BRIEFS
Art in miniature winter sale
The National Cowboy Museum & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63, will have its annual “Small Works Great Wonders Winter Art Sale” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The popular event features works by 111 artists, including many who participate in the museum's Prix de West Invitational.
With more than 200 works of art available, the “Small Works Great Wonders” event is designed to encourage a broader audience for Western art, including beginning collectors. Works can be viewed online at www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.
For more information, call 478-2250.
High schoolers' artwork on view
On view through Nov. 18 at Oklahoma City University's Nona Jean Hulsey Art Gallery, 2501 N Blackwelder, is the 2012 “High School Print & Drawing” show. More than 100 prints, drawings, paintings, collages and photographs created by students from 27 Oklahoma schools are on view.
For more information, call 208-5230 or www.okcu.edu/petree/visualarts/.
Down the yellow brick road
The Poteet Theatre, inside St. Luke's United Methodist Church at 222 NW 15, will open its production of “The Wizard of Oz” at 8 p.m. Friday. Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum and the MGM screenplay, “The Wizard of Oz” tells the story of Dorothy and her traveling companions on the way to the Emerald City. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 8. One 3 p.m. matinee is scheduled Dec. 9.
For more information, call 609-1023 or go to www.poteettheatre.com.
‘Excavation' world premiere
The Jewel Box Theatre, 3700 N Walker, will present the premiere performance of “Excavation,” winner of the theater's 2012 play competition. Written by Rob Barron, “Excavation” explores the stories of a 19th century British archeologist and a young boy living in present-day New York.
Their lives intertwine in a heartwarming excavation of life. Performances begin Thursday and will continue through Dec. 9 with curtain times at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, call 521-1786 or go to www.jewelboxtheatre.org.
Oklahoma City University will present “Woyzeck,” a drama by Georg Buchner that deals with the dehumanizing effects of doctors and the military on a young man's life, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Black Box Theatre, 2501 N Blackwelder.
For more information, call 208-5227.
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Drama will present the world premiere of “And When We Awoke There Was Light and Light” at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Lab Theatre, 640 Parrington Oval. Laura Jacqmin's play follows the journeys of two teenagers who struggle with honesty, identity and decisions about what kinds of adults they will be.
Katie, a high school senior headed to Harvard, works to bring her online pen pal from war-torn Uganda to the United States. She soon learns that her new friend hasn't been completely honest about his past. “And When We Awoke” won the $25,000 Wasserstein Prize which recognizes outstanding emerging female playwrights.
For more information, call 325-4101 or go to www.ou.edu/finearts.
Chamber Music in Oklahoma continues its 2012-13 season this week with a 4 p.m. concert Sunday at Christ the King Church, 8005 Dorset Drive. The Parisii Quartet, an ensemble formed in 1983 by four graduates of the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris, will perform works by Chausson, Ravel and Franck.
For more information, call 974-2415 or go to www.cmok.org.
UCO presents opera excerpts
EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will present an evening of opera scenes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E Fifth. The evening will feature scenes from operas by British composers.
For more information, call 359-7989.
OU concert Honors Veterans
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma's Wind Symphony and combined choirs will present a Veteran's Day Patriotic Tribute at 4 p.m. Sunday in Catlett Music Center's Sharp Hall, 500 W Boyd. William Wakefield, Richard Zielinski, Mark Lucas and Larry Mallett will share conducting duties.
The program will feature Randall Thomson's “Testament of Freedom,” Morton Gould's “American Salute,” Ray Luke's march “The Oklahoman,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “It's a Grand Old Flag,” “Yankee Doodle” and an Armed Forces salute. Phil Fenn will narrate Aaron Copland's “Lincoln Portrait.”
For more information, call 325-4101 or go to www.ou.edu/finearts.
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present a concert featuring sacred music by Claudio Monteverdi at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in Catlett Music Center's Gothic Hall, 500 W Boyd. Part of the Sutton Concert Series, the program will feature Monteverdi's “Vespers” of 1610 and the “Selva Morale e Spirituale” of 1642. Both works are set in the grand Venetian split-choir style with echoing voices and instruments. Eugene Enrico will conduct the singers and a chamber orchestra.
For more information, call 325-4101 or go to http://music.ou.edu/.
NORMAN — Alexis Gideon will be performing the third installment in his critically-acclaimed multimedia opera series, “Video Musics III: Floating Oceans” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mainsite Contemporary Art gallery, 122 E Main.
“Video Musics III: Floating Oceans” is a 38-minute stop-motion animation video opera based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany, and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. A Q&A session will follow the screening.
For more information, call 360-1162 or go to www.normanarts.org.
Alzheimer's lecture offered
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, welcomes Jordan J.N. Tang for a 6:30 p.m. lecture Wednesday, “Fighting Alzheimer's disease with Art and Science.” Tang, who is also a visual artist, holds the Puterbaugh Chair in Medical Research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, where he heads the protein studies research program.
His lecture will present a brief overview of the science and medicine being developed to treat Alzheimer's patients and the important role the arts play in the treatment of this disease. The lecture is free and open to the public.
To reserve a space, call 278-8237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran's day poetry reading
SHAWNEE — Oklahoma Baptist University's English Department Reading Series will present a Veteran's Day poetry reading featuring Jason Poudrier at 7 p.m. Monday in the Geiger Center. Poudrier is an Iraqi Freedom veteran and Purple Heart recipient.
For more information, call 585-5401.