STASH will offer art, music and more as part of 2nd Friday Circuit of Art
On Friday, one of Main Street’s clothing and vintage gift boutiques, STASH, will host an art opening and a maker’s holiday gift market.
This special night is in connection with Norman’s 2nd Friday Circuit of Art. According to a press release, this is the first time that STASH will host its own “Mohawk Market”, located in the STASH annex.
Mohawk Market will show some of STASH’s independent makers for a holiday gift market, said the press release.
“Shoppers can expect to find locally-made gifts and wares at a variety of prices. Everything from a stocking stuffer to a gift you will want to invest in for yourself,” said Rebecca Bean, co-owner of STASH. “Mohawk Market will have jewelry, both vintage and new, tees, original art and prints, vintage clothing from our neighbors at Anty Shanty, hand-crafted bow ties for guys, gals and pets, Thunder gear and even a heady new collectible magazine called ‘TEPSIC.’”
Live music by local musician Steven Battles with Nuns of The Battlefield will be featured at the event. Food by Big Truck Tacos also will be available.
The event’s opening reception will feature Tiffany McKnight, an OU School of Art alumna. McKnight received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major concentration in printmaking, said the press release.
McKnight’s interest in contemporary sculpture, specifically digital fabrication, has inspired her with the hope of one day creating her own retail line, along with jewelry that utilizes her unique aesthetic, the press released stated.
There are many art students at OU who attended the Circuit of Art last year and plan to make an appearance this year, as well.
“I think it’s interesting for students of the School of Art and Art History to see the local art scene and to be able to interact with the events of the Norman art community,” media arts senior Molly Youngblood said.
If students want to get involved in local art scene, Friday’s event is a great opportunity.
“Last year in the Art Walk was great,” University College freshman David Wang said. “I see more kids my age entering the galleries,
“It’s good to see that teenagers become local supporters of the growing artists and great artists around, not just what they see and hear in mass media. The good thing about art walks in Norman is that it shows that Norman is a regular participant in encouraging art.”