Artist of the Quarantine: Ann Dawkins

"My work is a visual investigation of the disconnection one can feel with their body.

Children's authors read their books online

We've been self-isolating for weeks now, and we're all starting to get stir-crazy, but we have to admit that parents and caretakers of small children have most likely been feeling that way since day three.

Paseo's First Friday art walk goes virtual

Artists in The Paseo Arts District haven't given up on First Friday just because COVID-19 has forced us all to stay home and avoid contagion.

Artist of the Quarantine: Rubén

"My work is influenced by nothing more than moments that I enjoy; inspired by color, composition and emotion. These are people, places and things.

Artist of the Quarantine: Tony McMillan

"At first I wanted to do a series of black and whites. But as time went on in quarantine, I felt like I needed color and some life much like adding a plant in your house for fresh air.

Artist of the Quarantine: NGHBRS

"I pulled a few old pieces that I did for my show at DNA Galleries last year.I was exploring themes of isolation. In our new climate, I thought these pieces took on new meaning," said Aaron Cahill, a.k.a. NGHBRS.

Artist of the Quarantine: Marissa Raglin

"I create ethereal, whimsical collage works of art.

Norman Arts Council releases Norman-themed coloring pages

With all the uncertainty and extra stress surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is trying to find things to do to keep us busy and stay sane.

Quarantine reading

Local bookstores, comic book shops and libraries work to get books to customers and patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the good things about social distancing and being quarantined is it gives us time to read. As an avid reader myself, I've found it heartwarming to see the ways everyone is trying to get readers the books they need while in seclusion.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art goes virtual

Since we can't go to Oklahoma City Museum of Art for the foreseeable future, OKCMOA is bringing the museum to our computers.

Moving forward

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s Momentum exhibition gives emerging artists a helpful push.
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s annual exhibition Momentum “focuses on everything emerging and first,” said executive director Krystle Brewer.

Empathetic edge

Margaret Cho finds the sweet spot between compassion and cruelty at Bricktown Comedy Club.

Politically direct

Stand-up comic Hari Kondabolu makes his Oklahoma debut at The Paramount Room.
In a 2017 interview with Antigravity magazine, stand-up comic Hari Kondabolu said he wanted to get more personal with his material.

Jazz messengers

OKC’s Jeremy Thomas Quartet opens for Kamasi Washington at Tower Theatre.
On the short car ride home from his brother’s choir concert, Jeremy Thomas, 13 at the time, heard something that changed his life.

Seldom herd

Exhibit C’s Home on the Range features 20 contemporary artists’ perspectives on the buffalo’s importance to Native American culture.

Survivors’ guilt

Carpenter Square Theatre’s production of The Library finds cruelty and catharsis in the aftermath of a school shooting.

Home cooking

Lyric Theatre’s Having Our Say reveals 20th-century America through the eyes of two centenarian sisters.
Monique Midgette remembers her grandmother’s house — the sights, the sounds and the smells.

Golden thread

The Art Hall’s Tiny Little Fables: The Enchanted features collages by Louisiana artist Nonney Oddlokken and works by OKC artists Nicole and Aztrid Moan.

War requiem

Glory Denied, presented by Painted Sky Opera, is a complicated tragedy based on an actual prisoner of war.

American dream

Controversial Tony Award-winning musical Miss Saigon brings a 42-person cast and a three-ton helicopter to OKC.

Proudly hailed

Her Flag 2020 commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with a national collaborative art project.


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