Photo famous

Local photographer Melissa Marshall never expected to quit school, take pictures around the world or amass a large Instagram following.
Melissa Marshall liked her photography class so much she stopped going to school. 

Wig unboxed

A local thespian’s retirement plan is thwarted by a transgender German rock ’n’ roll icon.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch first pinged on Matthew Alvin Brown’s radar when the actor and Fellowship Students frontman was barely breaching his 20s.

Gardens inspiration

Susan Morrison-Dyke and Anthony Dyke took cues from nature for their latest exhibit.
Inspirations from Nature, an exhibition of paintings at Myriad Botanical Gardens, probably isn’t what you think.

Opera tricks

An updated stage production of The Phantom of the Opera includes more spectacle than was possible when the musical debuted.
Like the disfigured sewer-dwelling organist it’s named for, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera helped mold the career of a young performer bewitched by the possibilities of a life onstage.

Romance language

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble performs pieces by two famous Romantic Russian composers.
In its two previous concerts this season, Oklahoma City’s Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble paid tribute to the underappreciated viola and gave listeners a tour of Beethoven’s Vienna.

Period piece

The second Menstruation Art Show will showcase works about body positivity, femininity, nature and more while raising money for Homeless Alliance.
Oklahoma City artists are gathering paintings, prints, sculptures and more for the second-ever Menstruation Art Show Jan. 12 at BlackMint Collective, 800 W. Sheridan Ave.

Categorizing art

An exhibit at Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores the definition and diversity of sculpture art.
The newest exhibition at Oklahoma City Museum of Art offers more questions than answers, even for its curator.

Rewarding clay

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s ceramics sale features everyday objects made by the arts center’s ceramics program.
Buying unique, thoughtfully constructed, locally made holiday gifts might be cheaper than you think.

Artistic inheritance

An exhibit and sale at Gallery One at The Paseo features work by two generations of the Tiger family.
Gallery One at The Paseo’s current exhibit is a collection of works by the Tiger family.

Tribal tribulation

Post Plymouth explores the native identity of four key artists.
Nov. 1, Exhibit C opened its doors to Post Plymouth, an exhibition showcasing Native American life in a contemporary fashion of cultural persistence in the wake of assimilation.

Modern history

An exhibit at FJJMA explores the links between art history and modern art.
If you’d rather look at the pictures than read this article about an art exhibition, some of the educators at University of Oklahoma might understand.

Western front

An exhibit at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum examines Western soldiers in World War I.
Before he was killed in action in Northern France on July 4, 1916, American poet Alan Seeger wrote:

Creative minds

An exhibit in Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space explores art made by people with dyslexia.
Dyslexia doesn’t actually cause people to see letters backwards, but it might help them see the world in a different way.

Hidden seams

Artist Jason Cytacki provides an alternative look at everyday life and objects in his Reruns exhibit at Mainsite Contemporary Art.
Artist Jason Cytacki has gone from painting scenes inspired by the Westerns he watched on TV as a child to drawing the TV itself.

Night notes

Painted Sky Opera stages the first opera written specifically for television that tells a classic tale from a different perspective.
On a chilled winter night, Molly Johnson guided travelers toward a barricaded side door of a darkened church in north Oklahoma City.

Beyond borders

Neighbors Project, a large-scale photography exhibit in downtown Oklahoma City, explores the differences and similarities between Americans.
When photographer John Raymond Mireles moved to a new neighborhood, he thought of a more original way to meet his new neighbors than borrowing a cup of sugar.

Holiday party

Christmas at The Elms closes out a year of art at Art at The Elms and provides perfect gifts for the holiday season.
This December, JRB Art at The Elms commemorates the 15th year of one of Oklahoma City’s most illustrious holiday traditions, Christmas at The Elms.

Cultural colors

An exhibit at 21c Museum Hotel explores the intricacies of pop culture.
Beaming with color and vibrant décor, the walls of the museum located in 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City offer viewers a unique way to explore a variety of issues prevalent in our modern social structure.

Orchestral transition

Trans-Siberian Orchestra presses on following the death of its founder.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Dec. 5 with a production of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.

Artful afternoon

Sonic Free Family Day lets everyone in the door at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Thanks to a donation from a drive-in restaurant known for its cheeseburgers and chili dogs, scores of 19th-century British artworks, some appearing outside the U.K. for the first time, can be viewed for free noon-5 p.m.

Comfort and joy

Pianist Jim Brickman brings his Joyful Christmas tour to OKC.
Award-winning pianist Jim Brickman is coming to town Dec. 11, and though he won’t be carrying presents on a sleigh guided by a band of reindeer, that doesn’t mean he’s coming empty-handed.

Breakdancing Nutcracker

A local take on The Nutcracker replaces ballerinas with hip-hop dancers and does away with the classical soundtrack.
Before she’s transported to the Land of Sweets, Clara spends Christmas Eve in a well-appointed parlor with her friends and extended family, decorating a luxurious tree and receiving beautiful handmade gifts.

Holiday haul

The Depot Gallery offers an exhibition full of small artwork perfect for gifts.
Small Works VIII, an exhibit featuring new works from prominent Oklahoma artists and a perennial holiday favorite, makes art available to those in search of a heartfelt gift for the holidays.

Cowboy craftsmen

Two associations join forces for an art exhibition highlighting contemporary cowboy culture.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is hosting the 53rd annual Cowboy Crossings exhibition, an art show that captures the imagery and sentiment of the Old West while expressing its resilience as a rich piece of American history that continues to endure in modern times.

Holidays: Jingle smells

Oklahoma Children’s Theatre presents a holiday play fun for both children and adults.
Friday, Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells returns to Oklahoma Children’s Theatre just in time for the holiday season.

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