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Santa Fe Depot events in Norman announced

A hootenanny, art opening and poetry reading are among upcoming events at the Santa Fe Depot in Norman.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: October 10, 2013

The Performing Arts Studio will feature a hootenanny and celebrate the opening of a new exhibit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave., as part of this month's Second Friday Circuit of Art event.

Participants are encouraged to bring guitars, banjos and tambourines for a singalong. An overhead projector will be used for lyrics so everyone can join in the singing. Requests from the audience will be honored.

Visitors also can take in the depot's latest exhibition, “Art in Mosaic,” by Jacqueline Iskander. Iskander's works will remain on display through Oct. 30.

For a complete schedule of art walk events, go to

Poetry set Sunday

On Sunday at the depot, poet Karen Kay Knauss Bailey will give a free reading of her works. The reading at 2 p.m. will feature poems from her chapbooks, as well as those featured in other publications.

Bailey grew up on a farm in Caddo County, where her family managed a large orchard. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She has enjoyed careers in teaching, music and fine art — producing unique fiber sculptures that have been exhibited across the United States.

Bailey also established Sundance Studios, performs in the vocal duo Heart & Soul and has devoted decades to research of her family history. She has written two poetry chapbooks and been included in three collections of poems.