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December 13, 2013

Local exhibit explores link between visual art and music



“There is a lot of crummy stuff in this world,” Goad said. “I want people to look at my art or listen to a song and feel better than they did before they saw or heard it.”

The exhibit also includes artists such as Oklahoma City’s Chad Mount — who has done it all with his art — from designing album covers to anchoring a canvas to a violin. There is James Smith, the Oklahoma City front man of the punk band, The Boom Bang, who also creates art work for garage rock.

Tulsa-based artist Denny Schmickle is a graphic designer who specializes in hand-printed silkscreen concert posters and gallery installations. Aaron Whisner, also from Tulsa, is a street-art influenced designer whose posters range from Band of Horses all the way to Jurassic Park 5. James Camilli, the lone wolf from Kansas City, Kans., is a printmaker and musician.

Boydston describes the exhibition as giving off a youthful and rebellious energy that MAINSITE shows have not seen in a while.

“Some people think that visual artists are one thing and musicians are another,” Boydston said. “A big passion of mine is showing how music and art and life all interact. This idea will come out in the Noise Makers.”

The opening reception is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Dec. 13 at MAINSITE, 122 E. Main St., in conjunction with December’s 2nd Friday Circuit of Art. The exhibit runs through Jan. 11 with a closing reception scheduled 6-10 p.m. Jan. 10.

The exhibit will also showcase an audio-visual installation created by Norman New Wave band Depth & Current.

Norman Arts Council Individual Artist Award winner and photographer Sarah Engel-Barnett will showcase some of her latest work in The Library Gallery.

The Water Closet Gallery will house “Place Make” an exhibit from local painter and sculptor Anna Thomas.


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