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Fine arts briefs for Feb. 9.
Oklahoman Published: February 9, 2014

Fine arts briefs

Gallery exhibit features selfies, Buddha sculptures

Selfies are smartphone-snapped images which reached worldwide ubiquity in 2013, but self-portraits have been a staple of visual artists' practices for centuries.

“Selfie: An Exploration on Identity” is a group exhibition featuring both local and national artists who have created introspective works through a variety of mediums and methodologies.

The other half of the main gallery space will feature “Buddha Tuesdays.” The artists will be displaying small Buddha sculptures, corpse drawings, painted clay canvases and a variety of other items.

The opening reception is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Mainsite Contemporary Art, 122 E Main, in conjunction with February's Second Friday Circuit of Art. The exhibit will run through March 15 with a closing reception from 6 to 10 p.m. March 14.

Mainsite Contemporary Art is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, go to

OU to stage ‘Drowsy Chaperone'

The Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre and University Theatre collaborate to bring the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” to the stage. The production will open at 8 p.m. Friday, with six additional performances at 8 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 20-22, and matinees at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 in the Rupel J. Jones Theatre, 563 Elm Street. This production is rated G.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 senior adult, OU faculty and staff, and military and $15 for students. For tickets, call the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 325-4101.

Choral society presents Brahms Requiem

Canterbury Choral Society announces their third concert of the 45th “Sapphire” season. The 125-member adult chorus is set to take the stage on March 8 for Brahms Requiem at the Civic Center Music Hall at 8 p.m.

Dr. Randi Von Ellefson will conduct this piece with the singers of Canterbury, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Oklahoma City University Chamber Choir, with Judith Willoughby conducting the OCU singers.

After the concert, Braum's will serve ice cream to patrons. For more information, call 232-7464 or go to

OU Symphony Orchestra concert today

The School of Music and Sutton Concert Series present the OU Symphony Orchestra's “The Force of Life” concert at 3 p.m. today in Sharp Concert Hall in the Catlett Music Center, 500 W Boyd Street.

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Shames, the symphony will perform Igor Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements and Carl Nielsen's Sinfonia Expansiva (Symphony No. 3).

For tickets, call 325-4101. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students. For a full calendar of events, go to

Wilson Elementary students display art

Dreamer Concepts collaborated with Wilson Elementary School to bring an Art Education Experience to Wilson fourth- and fifth-graders. The students produced vividly colored designs based on the paintings of the Australian Aboriginal people.

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