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Oklahoma fine arts news in brief

Oklahoma fine arts news in brief
Oklahoman Published: July 27, 2014

Art notes

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, call 843-9898 or email

Gallery 66 opens new exhibit

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

State art projects receive grants

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.

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