In an effort to preserve a glimpse of Sayre’s historic signage from the past, the Gallery@112, located at 112 West Main in downtown Sayre, invites photographers of all ages to attend its first “photo walk” on Saturday morning, May 28, 2016. Participants will attempt to capture vintage images from the historic buildings in Sayre’s downtown area. The walk (or drive if desired) will begin in front of the Gallery@112 at 9 AM. Those attending should bring their camera, know its basic operation, and wear comfortable shoes and suitable attire. The walk should last approximately one hour. Later in the summer the Gallery will be hosting a “Ghost Signs of Sayre” photography exhibit at which time those participating in the photo walk will be able to show their work. Details will be distributed to those attending the walk.
JAZZ QUARTET AND KIDS SUMMER ART RETURN TO GALLERY@112
Sounds of blues and swing will be rolling out of the Gallery@112 in downtown Sayre on Thursday evening, May 19, 2016, as the Richard Hart Jazz Quartet returns for its fourth performance at the local arts venue. The combo is made up of Richard Hart and Gene Fuchs of Elk City, Gary Gardner of Altus and Justin O’Neill of Burns Flat. The entertainment begins at 7 PM and cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Refreshments will be served by the Rivers Edge Arts Society, a nonprofit 501c3 corporation with a mission of promoting the arts in western Oklahoma. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. The Gallery@112 is located at 112 West Main in Sayre. For further information please call 928-0002.
Also on the Gallery’s calendar are the Children’s Summer Art Classes in June. Classes for three age groups are being offered. Younger students ages 6-8 will meet June 7-9, either 10-11 AM or 2-3 PM. Cost is $25. Students ages 9-11 will meet June 14-16, 10-Noon or 2-4 PM. Cost is $35. Older students ages 12-14 will meet June 21-23, 10-Noon or 2-4 PM. Cost is $35. Parents need to register in advance by calling the Gallery@112 (928-0002) or stopping by 112 West Main in Sayre. Projects will include painting, clay, and collage, among others, and focus on Native American art forms.
POTTERY CLASSES TO BEGIN AT Gallery@112
Dive in! Get a little dirty! Have fun! Come learn all about the creative potential of clay in our “Adventures in Clay” Hand Building Class taught by Norma Williams of Pleasant Nest Pottery in Mangum, OK. This will be a “hands-on” three-week course meeting weekly beginning Saturday June 11, from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Gallery@112 , located at 112 West Main in downtown Sayre, OK.
Learn basic skills for hand-built pottery through a series of projects and demonstrations. This class will introduce the three basic methods of hand building (coiling, pinching and slab building) to provide the foundation for any clay project you can imagine. The focus will be on slab, or flat pieces of clay. Rigid or flexible, slabs lend themselves to many different forms, from functional dinnerware to decorative/sculptural art. Using soft slabs of clay and a variety of hand tools, students will be inspired to explore shape, surface texture and design in clay. Class-size is small, ensuring plenty of student-to teacher contact time. Tuition is $95 and includes all instruction, clay, glaze and firing. There is also an $8 fee for an individual tool kit. A children’s clay class is also planned for July, dates TBA. To register or for more information contact the Gallery@112 (928-0002). The Gallery@112 is operated by the Rivers Edge Arts Society, a nonprofit 501c3 corporation with a mission of promoting the arts in western Oklahoma.