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Oklahoma fine arts notes

Published: November 24, 2013

OCU artist teaches portrait classes

Mike Wimmer, Oklahoma City University's artist in residence, will teach classes on painting portraits and human figures in the spring 2014 semester. The classes are available to the public on an audit basis. Classes will be in OCU's Norick Art Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 15 through May 2. Painting the Portrait will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and Life Painting 1 and 2 will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. For more information or to register, call Carol Hanson at 208-5226 or email

Museum taking Western entries

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is calling for entries for the 53rd Annual Western Heritage Awards to be held April 12. The competition recognizes the best in Western literature, music, television and film. Creators are invited to compete in 16 Western categories. The cost is $50 per entry. Submission deadlines are Saturday for literary entries and Dec. 31 for entries in music, television and film. For more information, go to

‘Wonderful' show set

Carpenter Square Theatre presents “It's a Wonderful Life, a Radio-On-Stage Show” by Tony Palermo, adapted from Frank Capra's 1946 film. The classic holiday story plays Friday through Dec. 21 at 800 W Main. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 6-7; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12; 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19; and 8 p.m. Dec. 20-21. Reservations are recommended. For tickets and information, go to or call 232-6500.

Gallery exhibits metallic art

— The city's newest art gallery features two artists who specialize in metallic art sculptures, Chase Coburn and Jeff Shaw. Coburn uses a holographic style of metallic art. Inspired by molecular expressions, his contemporary art has a twist of mosaic style look and stain glass shine. Shaw uses random pieces of copper wire. Many of his pieces are made with hundreds of tiny copper wire rings he forms and solders together to create intricate linear or geometric figures. Gallery 66 is at 6728 NW 39 Expressway. For more information, contact Susan Hollars at 314-2430 or

Holiday dance show set at OCU

The Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management presents “Home for the Holidays: A Gift of American Dance” at 8 p.m. Dec 5-7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8 in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center at Oklahoma City University. An array of new dances will be intertwined with perennial audience favorites. For more information or tickets, call 208-5227 or go to

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