Sunday, October 25, 2009

Oklahoma City Museum of Art is hosting London, UK's Dutch Italianates exhibition from October 8, 2009 to January 3, 2010.

The exhibit covers the masterpieces of the 17th century Dutch Renaissance in thirty-nine different art pieces.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art's website states, "It presents Dutch artists who chose to capture views of the Italian landscape of the seventeenth century as seen through their own eyes or imaginations. "

The company which is bringing the Dutch Italianates to OKC is known as the International Arts and Artists which is dedicated to "increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. "

"Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, UK seeks to encourage the enjoyment of the visual arts in as original and accessible a way as possible, while preserving and interpreting its unique heritage as a world-class gallery. Dulwich Picture Gallery was founded in 1811 through the bequest of Sir Peter Francis Bourgeois R.A., painter, collector and art dealer," the Oklahoma City Museum of Art website states.

Form more information on the Dutch Italianates visit To purchase tickets of e exhibit please visit

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Th Norman Gallery Artists Association accepts new artists in the local Norman area.

The Association meets for an hour every month and membership dues is $30 per year.

Norman Gallery Web site states, "The concept for the organization of the Norman Studio Artists Association is to provide new types of support directly to the visual artists living and working in Norman Oklahoma."

The Association partners with the Norman Arts Council to make Norman the art destination for Oklahoma, as states on the website.

All members are encouraged to give any input or ideas and put them on the agenda.

For more information about the association or becoming a member, contact Rick Fry at 405.360.1162.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Norman Arts Council hosts The 2nd Friday Circuit of Art each month to show various art pieces by artists in the Norman area.

The event happens on the second of every month and tourists are able to hop on a trolley and go around to visit the new and ever popular new art pieces.

"Patrons are encouraged to ride the CART Trolley to different locations in Norman, including Norman Gallery Association members and local supporting businesses, and enjoy musical and circus entertainment during the ride," the Norman Arts Council states on their website. "At each venue they can get off and enjoy a different arts event and a variety of unique and interesting cultural happenings."

The price is only 50 cents a ride which would be two dollars for the whole evening. The event lasts from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This event is in coordination with the Norman Gallery Association, CART, and the Fred Jones Museum of Art.

"The entire city of Norman becomes and art district, culminating in a wonderful experience of music visual art, and lots of fun," Norman Council website states.

Call 405.360.1162 for more information or e-mail

Friday, October 2, 2009

The city of Norman's Arts Council is hosting the Norman Art Explosion October 29, 2009.

"The night kicks off in October at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner provided by the Pink Elephant. Following dinner, guests are invited to the Sooner Theater for performances starting at 7:30 p.m., showcasing just a few of the best of the Norman Arts Council’s roundtable artists and other arts organizations," Norman Arts Council's Web site states.

The council has hosted numerous benefits such as Dinners and Dance ala Art.

"Over the years, the Norman Arts Council has granted over $2 million to dozens of Norman nonprofit organizations and serves over 13,000 Norman Public School children with the Arts-in-Education programs. Although the council is funded in part through the City of Norman’s hotel/motel tax, many of the city’s most popular programs would not be possible with out financial support from the community," Norman Art's Council's Web site states.

The council says they are hosting the benefit to bring awareness of art to the Norman area.

Tickets are $75 and for more information about this event call 405.360.1165.