Dance center plans open house
The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet is enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. Students will share the facility with Oklahoma City Ballet’s professional company, allowing them to observe company classes and rehearsals. Students also will be able to audition for several full-length productions.
The Dance Center invites families to tour its facility and meet the director from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 16. For more information and registration forms, go to okcballet.com/school, call 843-9898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery 66 opens new exhibit
BETHANY — Gallery 66 is exhibiting the work of Anji Bryner through Aug 27. Bryner is a native Oklahoman. She received her bachelor of fine arts degree in photography from University of Oklahoma in 2007. A self-taught painter, she has created art since she was a child. She works primarily in oils, but incorporates other media into her work.
Bryner has been featured in several solo exhibitions as well as numerous group exhibitions and juried events locally and nationally. In 2010, she appeared on “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” as a mural artist.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery 66 is at 6728 NW 39 Expressway. For more information, call 314-2430 or go to gallery66ok.com.
State art projects receive grants
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mid-America Arts Alliance has awarded $207,800 in Artistic Innovations grants to support the creation and presentation of new work within its region. In Oklahoma, four awards were given, each $15,000.
The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa was selected for Woven Matters. Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition was selected for Momentum Spotlight. Perpetual Motion Dance was selected for Rebound. Tulsa Symphony Orchestra was selected for Muskogee Song Cycle.
For more information, go to maaa.org.
Gallery showcases C.J. Bradford
The Summer Wine Art Gallery is exhibiting the work of C.J. Bradford. Bradford is an award-winning, nationally renowned professional artist. His work appears in private collections throughout the country. Working primarily in pen and ink, he also is known for his softly tinted watercolors.
The inspiration for his work comes from a lively imagination, a love of symbols, and the lessons and stories he receives from his study of the Bible.
Bradford has been accepted into some of the country's most prominent fine art festivals. His artwork has appeared on the covers of “Sunshine Artist” and “Senior Voice” magazines. He is also a graduate of University of Oklahoma.
The Summer Wine Art Gallery is at 2928 B Paseo. For more information, call 831-3279 or go to summerwinegallery.com. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Carpenter Square presents ‘Fibs’
Carpenter Square Theatre presents Albert Bostick’s one-man show “Fabulous Fibs, Fables, and Folklore.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 at 800 W Main. Suitable for the entire family, the show shares the wit, wisdom and laughter of Africans and African-Americans through their folklore, proverbs and melodies that grew out of slavery and continue into modern life.
Theater regular season ticket holders and flexible punch card holders will be admitted free. Tickets for the general public are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 232-6500 for reservations.
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