NORMAN — Two new pieces of public art will be dedicated in a special ceremony Friday as part of this month's Second Friday Circuit of Art festivities.
“Silver Lining,” by Jonathan Hils, and “Sun Dial,” by Craig Swan, have been installed in the 200 and 300 blocks of W Main.
Mayor Cindy Rosenthal and Norman Public Arts Board Chairman Larry Walker will speak briefly about the importance of public art in a dedication ceremony set for 6 p.m. at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E Main. Hils and Swan will be on hand to answer questions about their creative choices for the permanent installations.
“Silver Lining” is a silver cloud formation shaped by a manipulation of Norman's downtown streets and laid out as a weather vane. “Sun Dial” is a steel piece, brick red with a chemical patina, which features cutouts of scissor-tailed flycatchers that cast shadows on the surrounding sidewalk.
Other art walk activities include an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave., for the Small Works Show, an exhibit featuring a variety of artists that will run through Dec. 28.
The exhibit showcases paintings by Bert Seabourne, Gay Faulkenberry, Linda Tuma Robertson, Don Holladay, Brad Price, Jim Cobb and Sue Messerly, and the Romanian reversed glass iconography of Christopher Cunningham and Rodica Focseneanu Cunningham.
Dreamer Concepts Gallery will host a book signing for Nicole Garber, author of the recently released “Satan Like Spam,” from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 324 E Main. The book is the second in a fantasy series about a teenage heroine named Rae.
The Firehouse Art Center, 444 S Flood Ave., will host an opening from 6 to 9 p.m. for its Holiday Gift Gallery, which features one-of-a-kind works by local artists available for seasonal gift-giving. The gift gallery will remain open for shopping 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 22, besides opening for another art walk 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14.
Jacobson House, 609 Chautauqua Ave., will celebrate the opening of “Uncommon Brothers,” an exhibit of Cheyenne art, with an Indian taco sale from 5 to 8 p.m. and a lecture at 7:30 p.m. by artists Merlin Littlethunder and Michael Elizondo.
For a complete listing of art walk events, go to www.2ndfridaynorman.com.