FINE ARTS BRIEFS
Landscapes on view
“Special Places,” a collection of vibrant landscapes by Regina Murphy, will be featured in the annual “Christmas at The Elms” exhibit at JRB Art at the Elms, 2810 N Walker. The exhibit opens Friday with a 6 to 10 p.m. reception and will remain on view through Dec. 28. Also on view is an assortment of small works by 50 gallery artists.
For more information, call 528-6336 or go to www.jrbartgallery.com.
Floral art offered
Opening Friday with a 6 to 10 p.m. reception at the Visions in the Paseo Art Gallery, 2924 Paseo, is “Flowers in Portrait,” an exhibit featuring floral portraits by David Gill. The works combine photo realism with digital fantasy. “Flowers in Portrait” will remain on view through Jan. 1.
For more information, call 557-1229.
Free museum admission
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, is offering free admission from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Various activities organized around the “American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell” exhibit are planned.
Guests can hear the Red Dirt Rangers perform and watch magician Jim Green. Also planned are hands-on activities incorporating cubist collages, zany hats, O'Keeffe flowers and cityscapes. The Metropolitan Library System will offer storytelling sessions for kids.
For more information, call 236-3100 or go to www.okcmoa.com.
Basket, jewelry exhibit
“Baskets and Baubles,” an art show featuring the basketry and jewelry of Andrea Kissinger, will open Friday with a 6 to 10 p.m. reception at In Your Eye Studio & Gallery, 3005-A Paseo. The exhibit will be on view through Dec. 30.
For more information, call 525-2161 or go to www.inyoureyegallery.com.
Focus on animals
Animal images by Linda Hiller, Ladd Adams, Sheila Minnich, Charlotte Moore and C.J. Bradford are being featured through Dec. 30 at the Summer Wine Art Gallery, 2928-B Paseo. Public receptions are planned from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16.
For more information, call 831-3279 or go to www.summerwinegallery.com.
Exhibit opens Wednesday
Opening Wednesday at the Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo, is “Paper, Trinkets, Baubles & Things,” an exhibit featuring works by Kate Rivers and Francene Levinson. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will remain on view through Dec. 30.
For more information, call 604-6602 or go to www.PaseoOriginals.com.
Holiday art on sale
NORMAN — The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, will hold its annual holiday mystery discount bag sale from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Discounts ranging from 15 to 40 percent will be offered on sale items.
For more information, call 325-3272 or go to www.ou.edu/fjjma.
Free admission to art museum
NORMAN — Visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, will no longer be charged admission thanks to a $60,000 gift from the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department. Considered one of the top five university art museums in the country in terms of its appraised value, the museum's collection is valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. For more information, call 325-3272 or go to www.ou.edu/fjjma.
Christmas Vespers offered
Students from Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass School of Music will celebrate “Songs of Comfort and Joy” at the 34th annual “Christmas Vespers” at 8 p.m. Friday, as well as 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel, 2501 N Blackwelder.
Participants include the University Singers, Ad Astra Women's Chorus, the University Men's Chorus, the Chamber Choir, the OCU Symphony Orchestra and university organist Melissa Plamann. Randi Von Ellefson, Judith Willoughby and Ben Nilles will share conducting duties.
For more information, call 208-5227 or go to www.okcu.edu/ticketoffice.
A holiday concert
The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will present “A Christmas Festival” concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Cherokee Hills Baptist Church, 5700 NW 63. Mark Belcik will conduct a program that will feature Leroy Anderson's “Sleigh Ride” and “A Christmas Festival.”
For more information, call 822-9550 or go to www.okcband.org.
John Blackwell and the Oklahoma Choral Artists will present “A Family Christmas Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Del City High School, 1900 S Sunnylane. This marks the choral ensemble's fourth annual fundraiser for the Mid-Del Food Pantry.
Also participating are the Del City High School Choir, the Edmond Youth Chorus and the Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble. The program will feature Leroy Anderson's “Sleigh Ride,” Antonio Vivaldi's “Gloria in Excelsis,” Lee Dengler's “Christmas Sanctus,” a Christmas bell medley and George Frideric Handel's “Hallelujah Chorus.”
For more information, call 751-1392.
Raise a glass to the maestro
EDMOND — Valery Kuleshov, artist-in-residence at the University of Central Oklahoma, will be featured in a “Toast to the Maestro” fundraising concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E Fifth. Proceeds will benefit the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design.
The silver medalist at the 1993 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Kuleshov will perform works by Schumann, Scriabin and Rachmaninov. UCO piano major Casey Cross will be featured in works by Debussy and Liszt.
For more information, call 974-3778 or go to www.cfad.edu/cfad/events.