ARTS: George Washington exhibit closing Sunday at Gilcrease Museum
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, September 20, 2012
9/20/12 at 5:31 AM
Gilcrease Museum's current exhibit, "Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon," will close Sunday at the museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road.
In addition to the multi-media exhibit, the museum will host two presentations by actor Stephen Smith as Benjamin Franklin, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and a showing of the film "We Fight to Be Free," a film about some of the turning points in Washington's life, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The film showing is free with museum admission; Smith's performances are $5; to reserve seats, call 918-596-2768. tulsaworld.com/gilcrease
Drawing on Philbrook
For its Third Thursday program, Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, will host "Exposed: Figure Drawing," a hands-on workshop that will allow beginning and accomplished artists the chance to draw using live a model. Philbrook teaching artists will be on hand to share some pointers. The session is 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday and free with museum admission. tulsaworld.com/philbrook
Different shade of blue
"Blue" is the color usually associated with melancholy, but the Tulsa Symphony will present a few different shades of this musical color for its concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Tulsa PAC, 101 E. Third St.
It will be an evening of music by French composers, from Debussy's impressionist masterpiece "La Mer," to Ravel's "Mother Goose" suite, to Franck's epic Symphony in D minor. For tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
'Literary Death Match'
BookSmart Tulsa will host its second incarnation of "Literary Death Match," featuring representatives from four local publications, including the Tulsa World, declaiming original bits of prose to be judged by a panel that includes best-selling author P.C. Cast. The prosaic fisticuffs commence at 7 p.m. Friday at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave.
Festival of Hymns returns
The Signature Symphony will present the third annual Festival of Hymns, 7 p.m. Sunday at the VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St.
The orchestra, along with a 120-voice choir and soloists, will perform a concert of traditional hymns, with the audience encouraged to sing along.
Tickets are $12. 918-595-7777, tulsaworld.com/mytix
'The Curve' premieres
Choregus Productions' begins its new season in a new place - the Cascia Hall PAC, 2525 S. Yorktown Ave. - with a new work: the world premiere of "The Curve" by Complexions Contemporary Ballet.
The company first performed as part of Choregus' season in 2011 and was such a hit with audiences and dancers who took part in the master classes the company held that a return engagement was inevitable. Performances are 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$50. 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
Black Mesa photos
Photographers Jeremy Charles and Travis Hall spent a good portion of this summer in the Black Mesa region of far western Oklahoma to create the exhibit that opens Saturday at Dwelling Spaces, 119 S. Detroit Ave. The artists will be present for a reception beginning at 6 p.m.
No lie; it's 'Pinocchio'
"Pinocchio," the tale of a wooden puppet that achieves its dream of becoming human will be presented by Actors and Children's Theatre, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tulsa PAC, 110 E. Second St. Tickets: 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix
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James D. Watts Jr. 918-581-8478
Desmond Richardson of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. The company will open Choregus Productions' season with the world premiere of the ballet "The Curve."