OKGazette.com - Visual Arts http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-109-1-visual-arts.html <![CDATA[Heat wave - Celebrate summer with the season’s finest amenities: hot dogs, ice cream and local art.]]> If you like art, ice cream, nice sounds and summertime aesthetics, then get ready to smile big and text your friends about the closing reception for the wonderful exhibit going on at Istvan Gallery Friday night.]]> <![CDATA[Moadus operandi - A family art show features two generations of Moads, plus a few of their friends.]]>

Mix of Six Art Show
6 p.m. Thursday
Fine Arts Institute of Edmond 
27 E. Edwards St., Edmond 

<![CDATA[Chickasaw château - Bricktown’s newest attraction, Exhibit C, houses some of the finest art and merchandise the Chickasaw Nation has to offer.]]> The Chickasaw Nation is one of the largest and most powerful tribes in Oklahoma, with land holdings covering 18 counties rich with both natural and cultural attractions. The tribe makes its home in the southeastern part of the state, which — unknown to many — holds a wealth of tourism opportunities.]]> <![CDATA[A Keene eye - Local shop Guestroom Records has become synonymous with Steve Keene’s album-minded paintings, which appeal to music and visual art enthusiasts alike.]]> If you wander into Guestroom Records in either Oklahoma City or Norman and aren’t too focused on the jaw-dropping amount of vinyl on display, you’ll notice a particular artist takes up a lot of space on the walls. Steve Keene’s vibrant paintings are frenetic renderings of beloved records, from Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York to Mission of Burma’s ONoffON. They are, without a doubt, one of the store’s best-selling items, with hundreds of his paintings sold to local music and art fans.]]> <![CDATA[Con you dig it? - The 23rd installment of SoonerCon features a dazzling array of niche, genre-oriented fare.]]>

SoonerCon 23
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Reed Conference Center
5800 Will Rogers Rd., Midwest City 

<![CDATA[Digital witness - A new exhibit explores the role of media new and old in an increasingly tech-driven world.]]>


Through July 12

Mainsite Contemporary Art

122 E. Main St., Norman




<![CDATA[Men at work - ]]>

The Manly Show
6 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday 
Istvan Gallery
1218 N. Western Ave.

<![CDATA[Contra dancing - Put on your comfortable shoes because it’s the weekend and time to contra dance.]]>

Flamingo Fling

8 a.m.- midnight Friday, 10 a.m. -11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Epworth Ballroom

Epworth United Methodist Church

1901 N. Douglas Ave.



Registration starts at $85

<![CDATA[Crafty cuts - Over the past few years, Etsy Craft Parties have seen a steady rise in popularity, and two Oklahoma City residents are bringing the party here.]]>

Etsy Craft Party
7-10 p.m. Friday
Dry/Shop Blowdry Bar and Boutique 
1212 N. Walker Ave. #101 

<![CDATA[Fragments of time - A joint exhibit in The Paseo Arts District explores the artistic connection between a mother and her daughter.]]>

Figments & Fragments
Through June 28
In Your Eye Studio & Gallery 
3005-A Paseo St. 

<![CDATA[Alive with color - Evelyne Boren, this month’s featured artist at Acosta-Strong Fine Art, paints from a diverse and bountiful palette.]]>

Evelyne Boren exhibition
5-8 p.m. Thursday 
Through June 30 
Acosta-Strong Fine Art 
6420 N. Western Ave. 

<![CDATA[Aim high! - The Annie Oakley Society’s annual luncheon honors trailblazing women.]]>

The Annie Oakley Society Luncheon and Awards Banquet

11:30 a.m. June 12

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St.



$150 for non-members

<![CDATA[Stretch, breathe, repeat - Oklahoma City YogaFest at Paseo will celebrate all things yoga.]]>

Oklahoma City YogaFest at Paseo

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Old Trinity of Paseo

3000 N. Lee Ave.



<![CDATA[High flyers - A weekend air show will feature free family fun and a pilot who almost didn’t make it.]]>

Discover Aviation & Airshow Spectacular

9 a.m. Saturday

Sundance Airport 

13000 N. Sara Road, Yukon




<![CDATA[Street talkin’ - The Paseo Arts District is rich with expressionist history, which is celebrated in the 38th annual Paseo Arts Festival.]]>

Paseo Arts Festival
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday
The Paseo Arts District
NW 30th & Paseo St.

<![CDATA[Natural selections - The Nature in Art Series depicts the natural world from a uniquely local perspective.]]>

Nature in Art Series
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, ongoing 
The Nature Conservancy
408 NW 7th St.

<![CDATA[Eye spy - The work of artist Rufus Butler Seder explores optical trickery and motion picture magic.]]> Lifetiles
6-9 p.m. Friday
Satellite Galleries
Science Museum Oklahoma 
2100 NE 52nd St. 
<![CDATA[Getting Tipsy - This Mother’s Day, The Tipsy Artist wants you to get in touch with your inner artist — and perhaps get a little tipsy.]]>

Tipsy’s Mother’s Day Family Tree

2-5 p.m. Sunday

Tipsy Artist Paint Palace

124 W. Oklahoma Ave., Guthrie




<![CDATA[Weathering the storm - A new exhibit explores the powerful and iconic photography from last year’s historic tornadoes.]]>

Not Just Another Day in May

Thursday through May 31

Leadership Square

211 N. Robinson Ave. 




<![CDATA[Artistic types - State-funded arts organizations will rally May 7 at the Capitol to help educate lawmakers about the value of continued support.]]>

Legislative Arts Day

9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7

Oklahoma State Capitol Building

2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.