June Art Walk with Jewelery Market, Car Crash for Mental Health, Silent Auction to Benefit Norman Residents | news – Low Calorie Diets Tips

Participants in the June Art Walk can attend a closing ceremony of an interactive art exhibition, take home some creations by Normandy-based artists and help raise money for a Normandy resident.

The monthly showcase of Oklahoma creatives in Downtown Norman will again take over the Walker Arts District on Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This 2nd Friday Art Walk features an interactive mental health art opportunity, storytelling works and a market in East Downtown.

The Virtue Center will conclude its month-long Smash the Stigma event at the property just north of Benvenuti’s, 105 W. Main St. The exhibit features a car for people to write messages about mental health and addiction.

Led by spray paint artist Andy Jacobs, visitors to the art walk can come and smash the car to break free from stereotypes and shame often associated with addiction or mental health issues.

Erinn Gavaghann, executive director of the Norman Arts Council, said the interactive piece is an example of the healing power of the arts.

J-Byrd Home Boutique will feature the work of local artists and makers. Shop co-owner Debbie Steele said among this month’s featured artists is Dana Everett, who will be exhibiting and selling paintings by Willie Nelson, Teddy Roosevelt and John Bon Jovi.

Maya Raza, a self-taught watercolor artist and educator, has a passion for nature-themed works. She will have three works inspired by her travels around the world, including a sunflower, a wolf and a robin.

Everett and Raza will have prints available for purchase, Steele said.

Lazy Circles Brewing Co., 422 E. Main St., invites Art Walk attendees to participate in a silent auction for multiple works by local artists. Proceeds will go to Logan Poolaw, who is currently in remission from kidney cell carcinoma but is struggling with the effects on her body, according to a statement from the brewery.

The brewery will donate 10% of its beer sales for the day to Poolaw and her father to help with their ongoing recovery.

Oklahoma State University professor Liz Roth continues with last month’s “Understanding Place: Perspectives” at MAINSITE, 122 E. Main St. Roth’s works pieces from a current project to render various landscapes within the 40th North Parallel , such an event flyer.

Roth said exploration forever changed how she looks at land and understands a landscape. Both can be seen until July 9th.

Gray Owl Coffee, 223 E. Gray St., will be home to local sculptor and artist Bill Boettcher and his illustrations from his book CAN YOU DRAW? Collection.

Ashok and Urmila Shrestha are back at Sandalwood and Sage, 322 E. Main St. for a trunk show featuring handmade items from Nepal. The Import Trunk Show takes place on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Flower Power Makers Market returns to East Downtown on Friday night. Hosted by STASH, 412 E. Main St., the market features jewelry, homeware, arts and crafts, all locally made.

Art Walk visitors can also head to STASH to see the work of artist Gregg Standridge. The longtime woodworker shows current projects with wood inlays inspired by his own drawings.

Rebecca Bean, owner of STASH, said she’s ready to welcome back a diverse group of makers and creatives after a two-year hiatus.

Bean said the market will have a celebratory atmosphere with live blues music, food trucks and free face painting, and children of all ages and dogs are welcome.

“This will probably be our last big summer party until the cool fall weather hits,” Bean said. “We hope this surprisingly mild June weather will bring out a large and supportive crowd. These artisans have been around for years and bring their best to this event which is one of the most popular parties we throw all year.”

A closing reception for Corey Fuller’s graphic exhibition entitled “Next Exit” is planned for the North Room of the Depot, 200 S. Jones Ave. Next Exit is a collection of graphics created as part of a poster installation on Route 66, the event flyer reads.

For more information on the Art Walk this week’s 2nd Friday, visit www.2ndfridaynorman.com.

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