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LIVE on the Plaza-September 10th, 7-11pm

LIVE on the Plaza 2nd Fridays!

THIS Friday,9/10 7-11 pm
1700 block NW 16th

Quick Peek for LIVE on the Plaza, September 10th,  2010
Artist Market: 1715 nw 16th, live music by The Shining Lights

Velvet Monkey Salon: artist reception Ashley Smith

Collected Thread: Two Year Annversary: Documentary at9pm

DNA Galleries: German artist Sebastian Otto

Convergence:  Rethread OKC

Coffy’s Cafe: Open Mic

Bad Granny’s Bazaar: artist Sarah Gray

PhotoArt Studios: Open house

JuJu Gallery: Wooden Ink: The art of Samantha and Chris Provin

Midwest Media: Artist Reception

Chaparney: Artists Suzanne Thomas and Cynthia Curry.

No Regrets Tattoo: open house

Warpaint Clothing: open house

Rescue Corner: Greyhounds, Pugs, Mastiffs, Rottweilers and Weimaraners

Be sure not to miss this month’s Live on the Plaza for another FREE showcase of unique local art and music! From 7 – 11 pm on September 10th, Oklahoma City’s Plaza District is hosting its monthly artwalk to exhibit a new collection of local aspiring artists, musicians, and creatives.

Collected Thread celebrates their two year anniversary! At 9pm, the store will debut the documentary Proceed and Be Bold, showing the life and work of letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Check out a trailer of the documentary here!

DNA Galleries host works by  Sebastian Otto in his first ever US solo exhibit. Sebastian resides in Hannover / Lower Saxony, Germany. Dylan and Amanda Bradway met him while visiting Germany for Dylan’s show at Nice/Nice Exhibition Space where Sebastian is a co-owner. His work is filled with child-like characters with solemn expressions and exaggerated features that are serene and enchanting. Come helps DNA support international artists in Oklahoma City!

Coffy’s Café is hosting an open-mic night for all you poets, storytellers, and musicians needing an outlet for your fountain of creativity! Stop in for gluten-free treats or tasty drinks, and feel free to use the array of instruments provided in-store for the public to enjoy.

Be sure to stop by Bad Granny’s Bazaar to see the work of local artist Sarah Gray, as well as browse the store full of sales!

The Velvet Monkey will be displaying pop art by artist Ashley Smith as well. Visitors will be free to roam the array of vintage clothing, magazines, and various cool accessories located in the back as well.

For the dog lovers, greyhounds, pugs, Rotts and Weim’s will be setting up ‘Rescue Corner’ on 16th St & Blackwelder. Visitors are invited to come and meet the dogs and learn about the process that goes into rescuing, rehabilitating, and adopting these sweet pups.

At Juju Gallery, come view Wooden Ink: The art of Samantha and Chris Provin, as well as the handmade art and craft throughout the studio.

Don’t forget to stop by Warpaint Clothing to see their new selection of awesome handmade t-shirts and fashion accessories. Created with 2 parts love and 3 parts creativity ensures that you won’t find any other pieces like these anywhere else.

The Plaza Artist market boast local artists at 1704 nw 16th. Bella Vita Jewelry, House of Smash, Promise Art, Garrett Shockey, JASWORX, Jennifer Jewel, Dreaming Hazel and Handmade with Heart! Stop by for local, handmade art!

Throat dry? Stomach growling? Then stop by the Pops 66 truck to sample their legendary array of sodas, or grab a tasty burger and some fries.

September 7, 2010 at 3:31 am Leave a comment

LIVE on the Plaza this Friday! 8/13 7-11pm

Quick Peek for LIVE on the Plaza, Aug 13th  2010
Artist Market: 1704 NW 16th
Velvet Monkey Salon: open house
Collected Thread: Open house
DNA Galleries: Artwork by Michael Combs
Convergence:  ReThread OKC
Coffy’s Cafe: Open Mic
Bad Granny’s Bazaar: Back to School Style, MASCOT live music 8pm
PhotoArt Studios: Open house
JuJu Gallery: author Dennis Mcdonald and artist Felix Matos
Midwest Media: Artwork by Holly Wilson
Chaparney: Open house

No Regrets Tattoo: Two Year Anniversary!

-Music by DJ Neu
-Live graffiti by Dusty Gilpin from tree and leaf

-$40 OKC/405 tattoos
Warpaint Clothing: open house
Rescue Corner: Greyhounds, Pugs, Mastiffs, Rottweilers and Weimaraners

Be sure not to miss this month’s Live on the Plaza for another FREE showcase of unique local art and music! From 7 – 11 pm on August 13th, Oklahoma City’s Plaza District is hosting its monthly artwalk to exhibit a new collection of local aspiring artists, musicians, and creatives.

The Convergence Collective will host ReThread, a clothing donation event for Plaza neighborhood kids. Please bring donations of new and used clothing, jeans, and backpacks, and check out the ReThread Shop which will open Saturday 10-2 for the community in need.

Be sure to stop by Bad Granny’s Bazaar to hear live music by Mascot, starting at 8 pm.  Between the live music and the array of thrift store oddities, there is enough fun to get lost there for hours. Great back to school deals for the vintage inspired.

Artist Michael Combs will be featuring work at DNA Galleries. This is a must-see collection; his paintings are beautifully illustrative, lingering into the surreal. Also be sure to shop the locally made merchandise throughout the store.

Coffy’s Café is hosting an open-mic night for all you poets, storytellers, and musicians needing an outlet for your fountain of creativity! Stop in for gluten-free treats or tasty drinks, and feel free to use the array of instruments provided in-store for the public to enjoy.

The Velvet Monkey will be displaying work by locals artists as well. Visitors will be free to roam the array of vintage clothing, magazines, and various cool accessories located in the back as well.

For the dog lovers, greyhounds, pugs, Rotts and Weim’s will be setting up ‘Rescue Corner’ on 16th St & Blackwelder. Visitors are invited to come and meet the dogs and learn about the process that goes into rescuing, rehabilitating, and adopting these sweet pups.

Throat dry? Stomach growling? Then stop by the Pops 66 truck to sample their legendary array of sodas, or grab a tasty burger and some fries.

Happy 2 to No Regrets Tatoo! Check out live graffiti by Tree and Leaf’s Dusty Gilpin, live music by DJ Neu and $40 405/OKC tattoos! Celebrate a great two years and many more in the Plaza District!

At Juju Gallery, come spend Friday the 13th with special guest horror author Dennis Mcdonald and artist Felix Matos at JuJu Gallery. PLus featuring new accessories from Tulsa designer VitalStyle Creations!

Midwest Media & Marketing is excited to host artist Holly Wilson, a local artist whose figurative work transports us to places found, remembered and felt through two and three dimensional works in a variety of mediums. Be sure not to miss this unique collection from this talented local artist.

Don’t forget to stop by Warpaint Clothing to see their new selection of awesome handmade t-shirts and fashion accessories. Created with 2 parts love and 3 parts creativity ensures that you won’t find any other pieces like these anywhere else.No Regrets Tattoo will be hosting an open house and welcomes guests to come and take a look around.

The Plaza Artist market boast local artists at 1704 nw 16th. Bella Vita Jewelry, House of Smash, Promise Art, Garrett Shockey, JASWORX, Jennifer Jewel, Dreaming Hazel and Handmade with Heart! Stop by for local, handmade art!

August 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm 1 comment

LIVE on the Plaza: July 9th!

Quick Peek for LIVE on the Plaza, July 9th 2010

Artist Market: 1704 NW 16th

Velvet Monkey Salon: Artwork by Heather Slate

Collected Thread: Open house

DNA Galleries: Artwork by Brooke Rowlands

Shop Good / Convergence:  Mid Del Art Guild

Coffy’s Cafe: Open Mic

Bad Granny’s Bazaar: The Judges, 9 pm.

JuJu Gallery: A night with the art of Custom Cranium

Midwest Media: Artwork by Jerrod Smith

Chaparney: Open house

No Regrets Tattoo: Open house

Warpaint Clothing: New spring fashions

Rescue Corner: Show-and-tell provided by Homeward Bound Pug Rescue, and Hounds of the Heartland

Open house for Plaza District office space: 1629 Marion

Be sure not to miss this month’s Live on the Plaza for another FREE showcase of unique local art and music! From 7 – 11 pm on July 9th, Oklahoma City’s Plaza District is hosting its monthly artwalk to exhibit a new collection of local aspiring artists, musicians, and creatives.

Convergence, located in the back of Shop Good, is excited to host Oklahoma’s own Mid Del Art Guild! This team of artists whose work permeates virtually all mediums from watercolor to oil, and embraces all styles from abstract to realism, will be displaying their work for the public to enjoy. And up front, visitors can explore the unique products Shop Good has to offer along with the knowledge that all their purchases ensure donations to various charities around the world!  http://mid-delartguild.org/gallery.htm

Be sure to stop by Bad Granny’s Bazaar to hear live music by The Judges, starting at 9 pm.  Between the live music and the array of thrift store oddities, there is enough fun to get lost there for hours.

Artist Brooke Rowlands will be featuring her work at DNA Galleries. This is a must-see collection; her paintings are beautifully experimental, a modern twist on the simplicity and serenity offered by floral and landscape scenes. Aside from the featured artist, visitors are of course free to roam the various other works available at the gallery. 

Coffy’s Café is hosting an open-mic night for all you poets, storytellers, and musicians needing an outlet for your fountain of creativity! Stop in for gluten-free treats or tasty drinks, and feel free to use the array of instruments provided in-store for the public to enjoy.

The Velvet Monkey will be displaying work by aspiring young artist Heather Slate, which includes paintings, drawings, portraits, and more. Visitors will be free to roam the array of vintage clothing, magazines, and various cool little trinkets located in the back as well.  To see a sample of Heathers work, visit www.HeatherSlate.net .

For the dog lovers, Hounds of the Heartland and Homeward Bound Pug Rescue will be setting up ‘Rescue Corner’ on 16th St & Blackwelder. Visitors are invited to come and meet the dogs and learn about the process that goes into rescuing, rehabilitating, and adopting dogs.  More information is available at http://www.homewardboundpugs.com/ and  http://www.greyhoundpetsok.org/

Throat dry? Stomach growling? Then stop by the Pops 66 truck to sample their legendary array of sodas, or grab a tasty burger and some fries.

Juju Gallery will be featuring a night with the art of Custom Cranium, an equally bizarre and intriguing collection of handmade oddities. Not for the faint of heart, these carefully crafted pieces are a must-see-to-believe! They truly are the strangest, most unique eclectic handmade goods around. There’s no telling what could show up, so don’t miss it! And as usual, guests are always welcome to roam the gallery for anything else they might enjoy. http://www.etsy.com/shop/deadthingsgrrl

Midwest Media & Marketing is excited to host artist Jerrod Smith, a local artist whose multiple styles pepper the continuum between printing, painting, and anything in between. Smith’s collection of mixed media work expresses personal thoughts and his everyday life through pre-existing images of past generations. Be sure not to miss this unique collection from this Oklahoman artist. http://jerrodcreates.com/gallery/

Don’t forget to stop by Warpaint Clothing to see their new selection of awesome handmade t-shirts and fashion accessories. Created with 2 parts love and 3 parts creativity ensures that you won’t find any other pieces like these anywhere else.

No Regrets Tattoo will be hosting an open house and welcomes guests to come and take a look around.

There will also be an open house for an available office space located right in the District, on 16th and Marion.

July 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm 1 comment

Istvan Gallery Opening Friday Night

Our good friends at Istvan Gallery are located just around the corner from the Plaza District, and we hope before or after you visit LIVE on the Plaza this Friday you take the opportunity to stop by for a wonderful opening reception of three artists. They are located at 1218 N Western–just around the bend on 12th and Western!

Istvan Gallery is welcoming the warmth and color of Spring with a new show.  The gallery’s second art installation of the year will premier with an artists’ reception on May 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. and an open house May 15 and 16.
The featured artists for the May installation are Marvin Lee, Suzanne Randall and Claudia Carroll-Phelps all from Oklahoma City. Carroll-Phelps and Randall have showcased their work at the Istvan Gallery for more than two years. With his first showing at Istvan Gallery, Marvin Lee will be the first “traditional” photographer showcased at the Gallery.
The opening reception is free, open to the public and will include entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres and beverages. During the artists’ reception and open house, Andy Boatman and the artists at Blue Sage Studios will give demonstrations on the art of glass blowing, and Art Fusion fused glass studio will be showing their artisan glass pieces.
Suzanne Randall’s mixed media pieces are constructed from canvas and other fiber-based materials. The fiber sections are shaped to form dancing curtains or sheaths and are painted with bold striking colors and images.  The artist sold her first painting to Tulsa Junior College in 1962 and has experimented with technique and media since then. Randall has shown her work nationally and her pieces are in collections across the country.  In 1994, Randall began a business
“Mixed Media Art Supply Studio” in the Paseo District and later in Casady Square.  She closed the businesses in 2003, but the artist continues to teach and produce new work.
“Continually challenging myself is what keeps my work fresh and full of life,” said Randall.  “I’ve progressively become more active with gradual light changes and less detailed in order to make the expression felt rather than seen. Expressionism is where the thrill of creativity really matters to me.”
Marvin Lee is a self-taught photo-artist born and raised in Wichita, Kansas.   He attended the University of Kansas, Phillips University, and University of Central Oklahoma where he graduated with a B.A. in Education. He lived in several different areas of the country before settling in Oklahoma City in the mid seventies.  He has explored several art mediums, but has always called photography home.  Today he is an instructor of gifted students with art appreciation, photography, and videography being a major component of that instruction.
He enjoys the everyday challenge of finding that perfect shot as well as the even more challenging task of mastering sophisticated editing programs in an effort to enhance that shot.
“I find that ‘other side’; the shadows, the reflections, the surreal angles, the edgy colors.  It’s not something I go around looking for; it’s just what I’ve always noticed.  I see the beauty and mystery of everything around me, and try to convey that view through the lens of the camera.
I look at the world as a photo op, and I dream of the perfect shot every night.  I love it when my photos create an aesthetically pleasing element of surprise.”
Claudia Carroll-Phelps was honored in 2004 as Oklahoma City University’s outstanding adjunct faculty member; she joined the faculty in 1993 as adjunct professor of piano.  Carroll-Phelps earned the Associate of Arts degree from Cottey College and completed the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Oklahoma in piano performance. She continued professional study at the University of Iowa, with further study in New York City.
Carroll-Phelps’ love of beauty, humor and design extends to the infinite possibilities in mosaics. Always attracted to mosaics, she began to dabble in the art in 2004.   Like a tactile symphony, she incorporates diverse materials beyond the stunning array of tiles available – pebbles, stained glass, beads, jewelry bits, broken ceramics, beach glass.  “Mosaic extends my already artistic world as a professional pianist/professor.  Like music, I approach mosaic with an awareness of multiple dimensions and effects.  Color. Shape. Texture.  I love this mode of creativity and expression, and opportunities to share it.”

May 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

LIVE on the Plaza: this Friday May 14th!

LIVE on the Plaza 2nd Fridays!


THIS Friday May 14th  7-11 PM
NW 16th between Indiana & Blackwelder

Quick Peek for LIVE on the Plaza April
Outdoor: Outdoor Arts Market and POPS 66 Truck for soda and food!
Alliope Shoppe Crawl!
Velvet Monkey Salon: Artwork by Lindsay Martin and Micheal T. Bane
Collected Thread: Welcoming Spring with new fashions by Nora Ivy
DNA Galleries: Artwork by Dylan and Amanda Bradway
Shop Good: Sugar Free Allstars CD Release (6pm Kids Show, 9pm Grown Up Show), Art by Julie Robertson
Bad Granny’s Bazaar: 10% off everything in store with Shoppe Crawl Damages and Dire Wolf live music 8 pm
Curious and Curiouser: Open House
JuJu Gallery: Open house, Shoppe Crawl discounts
Midwest Media: @1614: artist Ryan Cunningham
Chaparney: Open house
No Regrets Tattoo: $40 Thunder Tattoos
Warpaint Clothing: New spring fashions
Paula & Co Realtors: Kareoke Cookout

The Plaza District’s LIVE on the Plaza is in full SPRING! Head out to the Plaza District for great weather and the Second Friday artwalk on May 14th, 7-11pm.

Allioppe Shoppe Crawl during Live on the Plaza! May 14, 7 pm-11pm. A Shoppe Crawl is very similar to a pub crawl, except that it revolves around an activity much more important than drinking… shopping!
The first Shoppe Crawl will occur during Live on the Plaza . Stores in the Plaza District include: Velvet Monkey Vintage, Collected Thread, DNA Galleries, Shop Good, Curious and Curiouser, Bad Granny’s Bazaar, Warpaint Clothing Company and Juju Gallery.Pick up a shopper card. Have each store stamp it. Throw it in the Allioppe raffle to win cool prizes like tickets to Lyric Theater’s Pump Boys and Dinettes a clutch from Collected Thread, gift certificates to Velvet Monkey. The Shoppe Crawl booth will be located outside Coffy’s Cafe.

As you Shoppe Crawl, check out the outdoor art market with handmade jewelry, visual art and more! Bad Granny’s hosts storewide discounts while Damages and Dire Wolf play live at 8pm. Shop Good hosts the CD Release for the Sugar Free Allstars (6pm and 9pm), as well as artwork by Julie Robertson.
Coffy’s Café will host an open mic night, then cross the street over to JuJu Gallery for Shoppe Crawl discounts. Next door, newest Plaza business Midwest Media & Marketing will open with a salsa bar, and opening reception for artist Ryan Cunningham (check out artist video here)
Visit more open houses at Chaparney, No Regrets  with $40 Thunder tattoos and Warpaint who will feature new spring fashions and vintage apparel. Paula and Company hosts a kareoke, while across the way, DNA Galleries will feature work by themselves, Dylan and Amanda Bradway! Collected Thread opens with spring gifts, fashions by Nora Ivy and accessories while Velvet Monkey hosts artists Lindsay Martin and Micheal T. Bane.

Be sure to come hungry, as Pops 66 serves delicious food and soda throughout the night!

May 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm 1 comment

@1614 Showcases Oklahoma City Artists midwestmedia & marketing, inc. captures creativity with gallery, video & viewing

Oklahoma City, OK, April 6, 2010 – midwestmedia & marketing, inc. proudly presents their newest endeavor – @1614, a promotional campaign highlighting local artists through video webisodes, a display gallery and monthly open house.

Produced and presented by midwestmedia & marketing, @1614 will be a venue for art lovers to visit the office of midwestmedia & marketing, inc and view breakthrough art created by local Oklahoma City artists.

“We’re passionate about promoting cutting-edge artists in Oklahoma City and our office in the Plaza District gives us an amazing opportunity to provide artists physical space and creative support,” Christopher Hunt, midwestmedia & marketing, inc owner, said.

Each month, a selected artist will display their creative work in the midwestmedia & marketing, inc. office located at 1614 N. Gatewood in the Plaza District. An innovative webisode video called @1614, will be produced by midwestmedia & marketing, inc. to promote the artist and their work. The pinnacle of the collaboration is an open house the second Friday of every month in conjunction with Live on the Plaza hosted by @1614 in the midwestmedia & marketing, inc. office.

“We’re aiming to promote the growing artistic community here in Oklahoma City, while showcasing the benefits of creative collaboration,” Hunt said. “It’s the essence of the Plaza District.”

The first @1614 viewing happens Friday, April 9, 2010 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  at 1614 N. Gatewood Avenue in the historic Plaza District.

The artist featured during the inaugural opening of @1614 is mixed media artist Bryan Boone.

Boone was born and currently lives in Oklahoma City. Primarily self-taught, Boone works in mixed-media exploring the fundamentals of structure, form and space.

“I am inspired by architecture, mechanics, infrastructure, and design,” Boone said. “My work explores structure and shape set against noise and underlying forms. To create these environments I construct in layers, establishing initial planes of disorder first. As the world takes shape, forms emerge and construct the subject. By creating a full environment for the foreground structures, the designs gain context and therefore contrast and focus.”

For more information on @1614, sponsored by midwestmedia & marketing, inc., visit www.mwmediamarketing.com and the event page at http://tinyurl.com/booneat1614.  For more information on Bryan Boone, please visit www.bryanboone.com.

April 6, 2010 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

LIVE on the Plaza: Welcome Spring!

Friday, April 9th, 7-11 pm, 1700 block NW 16th

Quick Peek for LIVE on the Plaza April

Outdoor: Outdoor Arts Market and POPS 66 Truck for soda and food!

Velvet Monkey Salon: Artwork by Parker Cunningham, Nick Clemons, Amy Bliss

Collected Thread: Welcoming Spring with new handmade clothing

DNA Galleries: Artwork by surrealist Nick Hermes

Coffy’s Café: Open Mic

Lyric Theatre: 7:30 pm Driving Miss Daisy BINGO!

Shop Good: 9pm-Kelsey Humphries & Up From Under, New spring clothing and accessories

Bad Granny’s Bazaar: 9pm Karuna Spoon

Curious and Curiouser: Open House

JuJu Gallery: Open house with artist Felix Matos

Midwest Media: Opening reception for artist Bryan Boone

Chaparney: Open house

No Regrets Tattoo: Open house

Warpaint Clothing: New spring fashions

Paula & Co Realtors: Kareoke Cookout

Outdoor Artist Market

The Plaza District’s LIVE on the Plaza is in full SPRING! Head out to the Plaza District for great weather and the Second Friday artwalk on April 9th, 7-11pm. First, bring the kiddos out by 7pm for a Plaza Easter Egg hunt! Kids can search the district high and low for eggs filled with treats, and a few Plaza District merchandise coupons for parents as well! Also check out the outdoor art market with handmade jewelry, visual art and more!

For springtime at Bad Granny’s, hop on over , Karuna Spoon and guest band will be playing in the back room at 9pm. Curious and Curiouser hosts an open house, while Shop Good hosts live music by Kelsey Humphries and Up from Under at 9 pm., plus photography from Carl Zoch, free coffee from Mariposa Coffee and new spring clothing for men and women.

Live music at Coffy's Cafe

Coffy’s Café will host an open mic night, and next door Lyric Theatre will give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to Driving Miss Daisy, just be the first to yell “BINGO” at the game starting at 7:30pm in the lobby of the Plaza Theatre and you win!

Cross the street over to JuJu Gallery for an open house with art by Felix Matos. Next door, newest Plaza business Midwest Media & Marketing will open with a salsa bar, and reception for artist Bryan Boone.

Visit more open houses at Chaparney, No Regrets and Warpaint who will feature new spring fashions and vintage apparel. Paula and Company hosts a Kareoke cookout, while across the way, DNA Galleries will feature incredible surrealist wok by Nick Hermes. Collected Thread opens with spring gifts, apparel and accessories while Velvet Monkey hosts artists Parker Cunningham, Nick Clemons and Amy Bliss.

Be sure to come hungry, as Pops 66 serves delicious food and soda throughout the night!

April 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

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