Arts

OZ Arts Nashville Presents PORTALS: A Performance Party

Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville today announced an art-bash style performance party in conjunction with a large-scale sculptural exhibit to take place March 4-5, 2022 in OZ Arts’ expansive creative warehouse.

Massive soft sculptures from Nashville-based visual artist Vadis Turner will be installed throughout OZ Arts, setting the stage for pop-up performances by a diverse array of Nashville choreographers, spoken word artists, musicians and theater artists during this highly anticipated two-night event. Among the highlighted performers, the celebratory event will feature a headlining set by rising music star Adia Victoria and a DJ set by local favorite Alanna Royale.

Between the highly anticipated musical appearances, Portals: A Performance Party includes several short performances by local artists including multimedia/music project Gardening, Not Architecture; choreographer and dancer Joi Ware; captivating poet and performer Ciona Rouse; new contemporary dance company novel. dance, helmed by Lyle Oberman; and lauded actress and writer Jennifer

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Downtown Canton gallery reborn as Patina Arts Centre with exhibition

CANTON – Alaska Thompson speaks joyfully about art.

Her voice is peppy and enthusiastic. Even during a phone conversation, it’s easy to imagine the Canton artist gesturing with her hands and smiling incessantly.

But when talk shifted to the pandemic and its effects on the art scene, her voice lowered momentarily before regaining its characteristic brightness.

“It got a lot harder with the pandemic for sure,” Thompson said of curating and staging art events.

Alaska Thompson is opening Patina Arts Centre on Friday at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton. Patina will be in the space once occupied by Vital Arts Gallery. Art exhibitions will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media work and light projections.

Striking another blow to the Canton art community was the recent loss of Vital Arts Gallery at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW.

A void was left in a longtime art space, where Thompson had served as gallery curator.

But with her trademark energy and spirit, she refused to let the gallery and studio space remain idle for long. Serving as gallery director, the Canton resident is reopening the site as Patina Arts Centre on Friday.

When asked

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Coppell Arts Center Presents THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

Coppell Arts Center Presents THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY

Coppell Arts Center will bring immersive concert-style theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story to Coppell on Saturday, March 5 at 2 PM and 8 PM. This production chronicles the musical legacy of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel using huge projection photos, original film footage, and a full live band performing all the hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, and many more.

The two performances will take place in the Main Hall at the new Coppell Arts Center (505 Travis Street, Coppell, TX 75019). Tickets are $55 and on sale now at www.CoppellArtsCenter.org • 972-304-7047.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is an immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the

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Arts at the Annex | The Butler Collegian

The Jordan College Annex stands at the corner of Boulevard and 52nd. All of the art in the JCA is created by students at Butler. Photos by Lauren Hough.

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An industrial warehouse-style building with exposed ceilings, beanbags and artwork to liven the white walls, the Jordan College Annex has only recently entered the full command of the art department at Butler University. A local dance company previously split the space with the university leaving a lasting impact visible in the discarded barres, mirrors and marley floor panels that litter the studio classrooms. 

Whether an incoming recruit or experienced senior, students who enter the Annex are immediately welcomed by its intimacy and openness. 

The Annex remains one of the many places on campus that students can study the visual arts, as well as observe student work within the art department. Campus community members

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