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Oklahoma art and theater notes for May 4
Oklahoman Published: May 4, 2014


Percussion pedagogy conference set

— The University of Oklahoma School of Music will host the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy May 18-20 in the Catlett Music Center.

The OU Percussion Orchestra will open the conference with a free concert at 7 p.m. May 18 in Sharp Concert Hall. In addition, two free percussion recitals will be held at 2:30 and 7 p.m. May 19 in Pitman Recital Hall. For more information, call 325-2081.

Summer camp is all about games

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre’s summer camp sessions this year have the theme “Game On,” featuring everything games, from adventures in Candy Land to Super Mario Bros. Camps are for ages 3 to 13. Each of the 12 weeks has its own theme, with several options for campers, ranging from theater to dance to filmmaking and more. Times are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with optional before and after care. For more information or to register, go to or call 606-7003.

Gallery features three artists

JRB Art at The Elms is featuring three artists in concurrent solo exhibitions throughout May and during the three-day Paseo Arts Festival Memorial Day weekend.

Titled “Better Than Wallpaper,” Beth Hammack’s work consists of large abstract paintings. The layered masterpieces use her signature technique of drawing, painting and applying texture. John Wolfe offers 15 mixed media sculptures called “Sentinels.” These figures are created out of carefully curated parts of furniture, ceramic elements and steel. Doug Hoke, an award-winning news photographer and director of photography for The Oklahoman, presents “North of Reno,” consisting of black-and-white photographs of architectural elements of buildings downtown.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is at 2810 N Walker. For more information, call 528-6336 or go to

Concert pianist makes OKC debut

Stephen Beus will present his Oklahoma City debut recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Unitarian Church, NW 13 and Dewey.

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