2nd Friday Norman Art Walk Set for Jan. 10

Start your new year out right by supporting the arts!

The first 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk of the year will take place Jan. 10. This free, monthly celebration of arts creativity is held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Walker Arts District of Downtown Norman.

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is made possible by the Norman Arts Council and a collection of sponsors, including Republic Bank & Trust, Fowler Automotive, the City of Norman, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and Kirkpatrick Foundation.

The lineup of events can be found at 2ndFridayNorman.com.

Get Acquainted With the Area’s Libraries

It’s a new year and it’s a new chance to get acquainted with the libraries of the Pioneer Library System.

January brings a variety of activities for all ages, including:

The Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Ave., is taking inspiration from Mr. Rogers for its new Sunday Story Time “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” at 2 p.m. on Sundays beginning Jan. 5. For all ages..

Make a resolution to get in shape with the Southwest Oklahoma City library and its series “Barre for Beginners,” taking place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 6, 13 and 27, and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21. The hybrid workout combines elements of yoga and Pilates.

Norman West, 300 Norman Center Court, welcomes the Sallee Jazz Quintet for its lunchtime concert series, Lunch and Listen, at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 22. 

Norman Central, 103 W. Acres St., is hosting a Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. In honor of National Puzzle Month, teams of four will be provided with matching 400-piece puzzles and compete to complete the puzzle first.

“A New Moon Rises” Exhibit Continues

The Moon is not in the same place as when astronauts last stepped foot on it. “A New Moon Rises,” featuring amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken between 2009 and 2015 by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, continues through March 15 at the Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave.

The images provide unique visual data to help answer our questions about the Moon’s formation, its continuing geological evolution, and its relationship to Earth and the solar system.

“A New Moon Rises” includes over 50 photographs, three videos, one interactive, and files to produce seven additional images, five 3-D models of craters, labels and environmental wall vinyl. Displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in 2016, the exhibition was organized by the museum and the LROC team at Arizona State University. 


“Renegades”Exhibition to Open at OU Art Museum

“Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture,” an exhibition that showcases the School of Architecture after World War II, opens Jan. 24 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The exhibit runs through April 5.

At the time, most architecture schools in the the United States either followed the classical tradition of the French Beaux Arts model or the German Bauhaus model, centered on abstraction and materiality., but the OU School of Architecture, under the leadership of Bruce Goff (1904-82), Herb Greene (b. 1929), Mendel Glickman (1895-1967), Elizabeth Bauer Mock (1911-98), and others, stood apart from these two trends and created an authentically American approach to design.

The exhibition includes over 150 drawings, documents and objects, many of which are drawn from the newly created American School Archive in the OU Libraries Western History Collection.

Learn more at OU.edu/FJJMA/Exhibitions1/Renegades.