Arts roundup: Brady Craft Alliance taking applications for Turkey Mountain sculptures
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, July 26, 2012
7/26/12 at 5:35 AM
Deadlines are fast approaching for artists to take advantage of some prestigious opportunities.
The Brady Craft Alliance will accept applications through Aug. 1 for an outdoor sculpture contest for new trail markers to be placed within the Turkey Mountain Wilderness Area.
The sculptures must fit into the landscape and be appropriate to the environment. However, the official entry form states that "all entries will be considered," and that "this project is being privately funded, and the overall budget will be determined based on the submissions received. The budget is generous; so feel free to submit your best work regardless of budgetary needs."
For more information, go to tulsaworld.com/bradycraft
Aug. 1 is also the deadline for artists to submit work to be considered for "Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma," which will be the inaugural exhibit in the new Hardesty Arts Center of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa.
The exhibit, a project of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, will include works and public projects by residency artists Narciso Arguelles and Sarah Hearn, as well as a survey of contemporary Oklahoma artists, cash awards totaling $15,000 and an exchange with artists from Kansas City and Fort Worth.
For complete information, go to tulsaworld.com/ovac
Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, will show the Academy Award winning-film "Shakespeare in Love" on the museum's grounds Friday.
Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow star as William Shakespeare and the woman who provides him with inspiration, both literary and romantic.
The film also serves as a kind of opening act for the upcoming performances of "The Comedy of Errors" on the Philbrook lawn by American Theatre Company.
Philbrook will have misting stations, courtesy of the University of Tulsa athletic department, to help patrons cool off in case of extreme evening temperatures.
Gates open at 7:30 p.m., with the film beginning at dusk. $7 per person. tulsaworld.com/philbrook
Most people know that "Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492." But what interests writer Charles C. Mann are the years before and after Columbus made his fateful voyage.
Mann will be at the Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis Ave., to talk about his most recent book, "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created." The free event begins at 7 p.m.
Mann's book is the sequel to his previous book, "1491," which examined life and society in the Americas prior to Columbus' arrival. tulsaworld.com/booksmart
Authors in Tulsa
Three best-selling authors of young-adult fiction will be at the Woodland Plaza Barnes & Noble, 8620 E. 71st St., beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The trio includes two Tulsa authors - Ally Carter, author of the Gallagher Academy series about a school training teens to be elite secret agents and the Heist Society series about a family of criminal masterminds; and Jennifer Lynn Barnes, whose books include the spy series "The Squad" and paranormal thrillers "Every Other Day" and "Raised by Wolves" - along with Irish novelist Sarah Rees Brennan, author of "The Demon's Lexicon" trilogy.
A night of verse
Heller Theatre, 4825 S. Quaker Ave., will have a number of Oklahoma poets performing their work in a special benefit evening, 7 p.m. Sunday.
Among those scheduled to appear are Fran Ringold, former Oklahoma poet laureate and editor in chief of Nimrod International Journal; songwriter and radio host Scott Aycock; and Mercy Teague Gallagher, who will also serve as master of ceremonies for the evening.
Admission is $5, with proceeds benefiting the Heller Theatre Council. tulsaworld.com/hellertheatre
Original Print Headline: Fun with culture
James D. Watts Jr. 918-581-8478