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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The art "month"--unfinished business



Intermission music at Reduxion during Tom Jones
(Turn up the volume, for this and the closing video)

My "art month" spanned more than just June, starting in late April. What astounds me is how much interesting things there are going on in this city and state. I took photos and videos of much of this, and

I meant to write about it all. I only managed to post about Frank's watercolor lessons--closest to the heart, I guess. I think I could have written full time on this month, but writing also wears me out.
The other lesson we keep talking about is how much we drive downtown. It's getting close to time to move.
Herb Ritts--Madonna
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art--Photorealism exhibit, late April
  • Herb Ritts photography, Beauity and Celebrity, late May.
  • Reduxion Theatre's Tom Jones, late May
  • Frank Francese workshop, early June
  • First Friday at Paseo, art  and music, early June
  • Prix de West at Cowboy Hall of Fame, art and demonstrations and lectures,  mid-June
  • Visited Woolaroc, Gilcrease, Cowboy Hall and Fred Jones Jr, Working on Western art story, all of June
  • Faith Hope Love art and musical benefit fund raiser at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with opera, Amazing GGrace, bagpipes, Leona Mitchell, Thomas Studebaker, Jeffrey Wells and more, late June
  • Painted, and wrote. 
  • Missed poetry readings at Beans and Leaves, and Mark Zimmerman's night photography class exhibit opening downtown. 
  • Following is a clip of Jeffrey Wells. I'm not a fan of opera, but I am now.

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