The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Nesbitt Gallery will feature painter William Stoehr’s powerful portraits in “Victims, Witnesses, and Survivors.” The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist June 8 at 6:30 p.m. that is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain on display until July 19. Focusing on large portraits, Stoehr starts with an ambiguous expression, shared gaze and uncertain context calculated to provoke the viewer into creating a narrative. He uses a limited pallet of acrylic paint along with metallic and iridescent colors to produce patterns that change with lighting and perspective. Stoehr experiments with the amount and type of information required to evoke an image and to find those characteristics that cause an emotional response to the portrait.
Location: Nesbitt Gallery
The 2019 season of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Listen Local at The Greek concert series will continue on July 12 with folk-jazz group Victor & Penny. Brought to you by the USAO Alumni Association, this free, outdoor concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Greek theatre on the USAO campus. Everyone is welcomed to pack a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and spend a Friday evening with family, friends and some great music. Known for their high energy performances, Victor & Penny deliver swing-infused folk-jazz with a combination of joy, humor and soaring improvisation. Paired with the virtuosity of their backing trio, Loose Change Orchestra, the Kansas City-based group’s deft blend of originals and Prohibition-era jazz have thrilled audiences around the country.
Location: Greek Theatre