Orange issues

Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black, speaks at Oklahoma City University on Tuesday.
Piper Kerman, bestselling author of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, will deliver a free lecture hosted by Oklahoma City University (OCU) on Tuesday.

Renegade architect

An exhibit at OU explores the transformative legacy of organic architect Bruce Goff.
The Bavinger House in Norman was one of 10 buildings designed by architect Bruce Goff to be designated on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, but the building was unceremoniously torn down in 2016.

Bubonic rock

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s When We’re Gone sets a morality play to a pop-punk score.
Beginning Sept. 29, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will introduce the world premiere of When We’re Gone, a coming-of-age musical with a pop-punk twist.

COVER Fun factor

Factory Obscura is Oklahoma’s first collaborative art experience and promises visitors a second immersive experience with Beyond.
A multitalented artist is currently seeking a home in Oklahoma City.

Added texture

Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s first performance of the season focuses on an often-ignored instrument.
What’s the difference between a radio and a viola?

Brain traffic

Alexis Austin’s exhibit at OCCC was inspired by things in everyday life.
Alexis Austin stood in a gallery filled with her paintings, looking at them.

Open book

E. Scott Jones reconciles his faith and sexuality in his new memoir.
Sept. 4, Literati Press released the memoir of Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones, an openly gay pastor serving as senior minister of First Central Congregational Church in Omaha, Nebraska.

Painting people

Red Earth Art Center showcases favorites from its permanent collection.
Rather than rain-coated roses or bristly kitten noses, Red Earth Art Center is pairing some of its long-held works with new acquisitions for an exhibition titled A Few of Our Favorite Things. “Within the past year, we’ve had numerous individuals in the community that have contacted us with artwork they have had in their private collections that they gifted to our art center,” said Red Earth co-director Eric Oesch.

Operatic sci-fi

Painted Sky Opera takes cues from modern sci-fi and performs a classic Italian opera.
Drawing inspiration from a 1927 silent film and a 21st-century young adult sci-fi novel, Painted Sky Opera will present a controversial 19th-century Italian opera based on a banned French play.

Motel tales

Carpenter Square Theatre’s latest production is made up of seven short plays set in a motel.
Seven tales unfold at Carpenter Square Theatre this September in The Gorges Motel.

Aesthetic passion

Mainsite Contemporary Art’s latest exhibitors share a passion for art but veer in different directions artistically.
Mainsite Contemporary Art is currently showcasing the work of Debby Kaspari, Don Holladay and Christopher Ryan Mackie, three local artists who differ significantly in their creative approaches.

Weekend Pride

Norman hosts its first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride Festival with a weekend of activities and a Sunday parade.
When planning for Norman’s first LGBTQ+ Pride Festival began, organizers intentionally eschewed a traditional June date during national Pride month because a majority of University of Oklahoma (OU) students are not in session.

Virtually flying

A Gazette reporter battles his ego inside iFly’s wind tunnel to sample a virtual reality fight.
Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette reporter Ben Luschen was invited to sample iFly Oklahoma City Indoor Skydiving’s virtual reality flight option.

Divine comedy

Pollard Theatre Company opens its new season with An Act of God.
Pollard Theatre Company opens its 32nd season Friday with An Act of God, a thought-provoking comedy directed by Timothy Stewart.

20th-century treasure

An exhibit at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum takes a closer look at the influence of Native American artists
Sept. 1, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum opens one of its most meaningful and illustrious exhibitions to date.

Laugh passport

Jewel Box Theatre’s The Foreigner earns the laughter with both words and actions.
There are comedies, and then there is the “laugh fest,” a distinctive sub-genre that leaves the audience in stitches from laughter.

Smashing success

Chaos Studio brings experiential art to an up-and-coming district.
Creation and destruction go hand in hand, not so much two sides of the same coin as essential stages of an unending cycle.

Wild life

Two exhibits exploring birds, animals and insects debut at JRB Art at the Elms.
A Paseo Arts District gallery will be filled with winged insects this month.

New growth

Tim Kenney’s late-in-life shift toward art earns a new exhibit in Norman.
A chance call from his nephew in Santa Fe, New Mexico, led Norman resident Tim Kenney into an unusual career path at age 52: abstract impressionist painter. 

Shine through

Visual art and poetry exist as one in Angie LaPaglia’s Shameless exhibition.
In a literal sense, poetry can be seen as just another way to organize words on a page.

High culture

Armstrong Auditorium’s Performing Arts Series celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Nearly 20 years ago, the Philadelphia Church of God started its Performing Arts Series in an attempt to elevate the cultural landscape of Edmond without preaching or proselytizing. 

Artistic Celebration

An art show at Integris Cancer Center offers those suffering from cancer an outlet.
Surviving cancer can be a difficult experience to convey to other people.

Permanent trademark

A Greg Burns exhibit at Oklahoma History Center highlights the artist’s ability to capture the feeling of a moment.
The ability to capture the essence of a certain setting is a unique talent few artists possess.

Achieving resonance

Resonator Institute’s new downtown Norman location furthers the nonprofit’s artistic goals.
A staple of Norman’s artistic community migrates closer to the city’s epicenter this month.

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