RESONATOR DIVERSITY UNIVERSITY SHOW:
Do your best,
You was granted everything inside this planet,
Anything you imagine,
– Kendrick Lamar
Resonator Art Institute is dedicated to providing a space that fosters and promotes diversity. We are inviting POC artists to showcase their talent at Resonator on 2nd Friday Artwalk August 9, 2019. Details are as follows:
Open to all 2D/3D media including performance
Resonator takes 30% commission on all art sales
Deadline for application submission is July 28, 2019
Artists will be notified about submission status by July 29th
To apply, email the following info to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Diversity Show”.
Website or social media:
Instructions for media/medium:
Visual Art: Send photo of your piece
Performance Art: Send Description/set up of your piece
Musicians: Send video file or link to music
Video: Send video file or link to video
RESONATOR DIVERSITY UNIVERSITY SHOW:
Julius is curating for our New Media & Video Showcase during Norman Film Fest happening on September 14th! Submissions are open and the deadline is set for August 31st!!! We'll be featuring a special installation from VHS and CHILL with more surprises along the way! Stay tuned! Special thanks to VNUS:808 for the beat!
Submissions are open. You can find the submission form here:
Check our Facebook event for up-to-date information:
Blast your way into summer with Noise Estate, Giant Stride, Crooked Vinyl, Anchorway, and Brooding-- a live feast of delectable Oklahoma sounds.
$5 cover, doors @7, show @8
See FB event for up to date details.
Join Resonator in welcoming a pair of fantastic touring bands-- Space Dingus (surf/psych from Joplin, MO) and Echoed Sycamore (contemplative ambience from Austin, TX.)
One night only and only at Resonator!
$5 cover, doors @ 8
See FB event for up to date details.
Wallow: Exploring Grief through Hybrid Forms
Friday, June 14th 6-10pm
Join us at Resonator this art walk for a night of raw emotion, hybrid forms, and new connections! This group exhibition is curated by our Artist in Residence, Tracy Jane Gregory and local artist Jenna Alyse Bryan. We are excited to feature artists based out of the Bay Area and Norman/ OKC metro working in all types of media ranging from sculpture, prints and installation to video, performance and writing.
Tracy Jane Gregory Artist Statement:
Death, both grand and small, is constant, filling our days with moments of unspoken bereavement: over the shift in energy around us, over the sudden absence of light, over the loss of a belief-system or conceptualization of our identity, over an ill-conceived expectation attached to our body. Our nation’s continuous upheaval only adds to these losses, and we are constantly asked to remediate this suffering, to take action, to predict the future and attempt to alter it. But, do we ever allow ourselves to exist in the present and sit with our grief, to love and understand it as another part of ourselves that will move with us into the future?
As an interdisciplinary writer and artist, I work with hybrid mediums to help myself and my audience exist in the chaotic presence of grief. Through the use of multiple forms, I am attempting to liberate my work from the boundaries of genre and create a more intimate and present relationship with my audience, for hybridity pushes up against our pre-conceived notions about art and writing, challenging us to see an individual piece for what it is and not what we expect it to be. Hybridity also allows me to communicate what is often unspoken or unconscious. When we work within a particular medium, we enter an existing conversation dictated by previous uses of that medium, but the hybrid taps into what exists between or beyond form, the abject that has no platform or the spirit who has no medium to speak through. Grief, to be fully understood, needs these characteristics of the hybrid: open and attentive divination.
Tracy Jane Gregory Bio:
Tracy Jane Gregory is a cross-genre writer, multi-media artist, musician, and queer feminist. She is an editor at Letter [r] Press, a graduate of University of Washington-Bothell’s MFA program, and a teacher’s assistant at City College of San Francisco. She is currently working on a hybrid book titled Helene that tells the humorous narrative of a young, queer woman navigating sexuality, religion, and the after-life. You can find Gregory’s work in numerous publications, such as Sparkle and Blink, A Bad Penny Review, Best American Experimental Writing, and the anthology They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing by Black Lawrence Press. For more of her work, please visit her website: tracyjanegregory.com or track her down in San Francisco, CA.
We’re bringing Zine Fest back to Norman and we’re coming in HOT! 2019 is the year we ramp up our commitment to promoting zine culture in our new location: 325 E. Main St, Norman, OK 73069. Resonator welcomes anyone and everyone who loves a good read to check out Zines Y’all: Zine and Small Arts Fest on Saturday, June 8th from 4 pm to 10 pm.
We’ve set the stage for 20 zine makers and artists to showcase their varied styles of work in print and mixed media. The event will celebrate reading, writing, drawing, printing, and bookmaking with readings and live music too. Resonator also will feature the work of visiting, writer-in-residence, Tracy Jane Gregory, this month as well at the June 2nd Friday Art Walk, but visitors are welcome to get a preview of her storytelling style at Zine Fest!
Check out her work here: https://tracyjanegregory.com/
Tracy Jane Gregory
Boob and Kathy
405 Brewing Co.
Lazy Circles Brewing
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition - OVAC
Check our Instagram or Facebook for additional updates!
If art is an extension of our selves, then its form should reflect our fluid and chaotic identities. This workshop gives participants an opportunity to use hybrid writing to escape the limitations of genre and explore the aspects of their art and identity that are often unspoken or unconscious.
Come out for Second Friday and enjoy new work by artists Sarai Raven Huber, Margaret Kinkeade, and Ruth Loveland, three very different, but extremely complimentary, artists.
Huber, whose intricate mixed-media creations combine assemblage, weaving, quilting, knitting, and sewing, makes work that calls upon her memories of growing up, surrounded by the quilts and hand made objects her family lovingly utilized and displayed.
Kinkeade's obsessively beautiful ceramic work brings to mind the roots of American folk art and the generosity of family and community that inspired it.
The amazingly prolific Loveland works primarily in drawing and painting. Her new series "cloud of rainbows" combines compulsive mark-making with charm, innocence, and strident economy.
Together, these three powerhouse artists will delight your eyes, brighten your Art Walk, and leave you wanting more!
Check our Facebook Event for up-to-date details.
Stop by on Saturday of the Norman Music Festival and check out the latest incarnation of Print Print Boom. We'll have a bunch of artists displaying and selling amazing work at affordable prices.
We would have booked dj's and live music too, but that's being taken care of by the NMF, whose Main Stage will be just a few feet from our front door!
Pay us a visit between acts, meet and mingle with some local creatives, and support your local art scene!
See you there!
To register for a table, follow this link:
Doors Open: 8:00 pm
Door Cover: 5.00 Dollars
The first annual Norman Psychedelic Arts and Music Festival will be held on March 28th, 29th and 30th 2019 at Resonator Institute 325 E Main Street Norman, Oklahoma.
NPF 2019 will host 13 psych rock bands from Oklahoma and 5 bands traveling from Kansas and Texas. The festival begins 6pm Thursday, March 28th, with immersive and interactive art installations, live art/music performances, and a curated visual art group exhibition.
The art opening is free and open to the public. (Thursday 6pm-9pm)
The live music portion is $10 per day, or $20 for a three day pass.
(Thursday 9pm-12am // Friday 6pm-1am // Saturday 6pm-1am)
>>>SCHEDULE OF ACTION!
*****Thursday - March 28th*****
Exhibition Opening 6-9pm
~~A Congenial Hallucination~~
Group Exhibition curated by Rachel Stout (Norman, OK)
Psychedelic themed artwork featuring 9 Oklahoman Artists.
~Channeling Spontaneous Narrative in Clay~
Durational Performance/Installation by J. David Osborne (Broken River Books, El Paso, TX)
Osborne will work with audience and performers and artists to create a story captured as a table of sculpted of clay and documented over the course of the event.
Performers and attendees will be asked to help create characters, environments, and actions. After their input is given they will work with the artist to show their ideas in the form of the clay world.
"There is deep reflection of the human subconscious in these imagined characters, environments, and actions. I am interested in finding themes that emerge, the bonding experience of building stories together, and bringing the group subconscious to life through the clay."
>>>>>Norman Psych Fest 2019 Band Line-up:
*****Thursday -9pm- March 29th*****
*****Friday -7pm- March 29th*****
DJ Ziggy Gonzo (KAOS - ATX)
Rainbows Are Free
The Lowdown and Out (ATX)
The Wicked Shimmies
*****Saturday -6pm- March 30th****
DJ SUB (Brazil)
Helen Kelter Skelter
Amplified Heat (ATX)
Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad (ATX)
Mystery Blood (Wichita, KS)
Doors Open - 8:00
Door Cover - $5.00
UNCENSORED. HANDCRAFTED. 100% ORIGINAL.
Indiana based touring trip-hop performance artist, UaZit, utilizes a spacious, vibrant spectrum of vocal delivery techniques. Intertwined with instrumental compositions that make your mind contort, dance, and sway. Absolute music, self-produced.
“Thanks for playing and hypnotizing me.” -Chuck Mosley (former Faith No More/Bad Brains vocalist)
“Bending our perception of hip hop.” -Old Nick’s Pub (Eugene, OR)
Useless Randy (OK) - Opening Act
Resonator is happy to announce, an amazing St. Patrick’s Concert :)
Most of the bands are coming in from South By South West, so lets show them Norman loves great music.
LOOSE, from Portland, Oregon - loose.bandcamp.com/releases
General Mojos - generalmojomusic.bandcamp.com & generalmojos.com
Juniper Douglas - https://www.juniperdouglas.com/
Shawn Reidy - https://soundcloud.com/shawnreidymusic
About You is a 5-piece Boston based band performing across the US since 2018. We’ve had the privilege of supporting acts such as Big Thief, The Octopus Project, LISTENER, Afro Celt Sound System, Seryn, Kevin Morby and many others. The music aims to connect the human condition in all of us, through personal narratives and thoughtful melody.
Each Bands Music can be found here:
About You - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/about-you/1440552573
The Fills - https://soundcloud.com/thefills
Super Happy to be apart of FINKEL's Upcoming Tour!!!
Bring your self and a smile to the show.
Doors Open - 8:00 pm
Cover - 5.00 Dollars
DIRE GNOME -
Half Gringa -
An emotional scab-picker, her work explores the confluence of Latinx and Midwestern identity. Her first LP, Gruñona, reveals a palimpsest of wounds upon scars. Contemplative and choleric, all manner of memorials to the past are revealed—mountains, dive bars, orchards, trains, expressways, tiny kitchens, Chicago, Caracas, and outer space.
More Info at - https://www.halfgringa.com/
Carly Gin and The Sin (OK) -
Concert Starts at 8 pm
Door Cover - $5.00
All Local Bands - March 1st at 8:00 pm!!
Cover - 5.00 Dollar
Water available on site
Lets bring everybody together to have meaningful conversations and dialogue!!
This event is intended to raise awareness about -
Teen Dating Violence
The Arts & Culture Begins -
7:00 pm - Art Show & Poetry Reading
8:00 pm - Fashion Show & Drag Show
9:00 pm - Live Music
8 Bands - 1 Night !!
This Concert is to raise funds to allow Analegesic’s (OK) to record their debut Album.
Cover - $ 10.00 Dollars
Show Starts at 5:30 pm - Till Close
Doors Open - 8 pm
Door Cover - $ 5.00 dollars
Bassist, composer, and vagabond, CJ Boyd uses low-end loops and voices in order to stop time. On perpetual tour since March 2008, movement and stasis are both at the center of his music. Utilizing only upright bass, bass guitar and voice, CJ creates a distinctive meditative atmosphere. Songs slowly build from singular, meditative bass lines into explosive, layered, and hugely complex walls of sound. Precariat album is his first since 2012, and is now available via pre-order on Sea Blue & Coke Bottle Green vinyl w/ Black splatter (limited to just 150 hand-numbered copies), Sea Blue/Green Vinyl, Black Vinyl, and Digital.
Free Public Community Event & we accept 4 legged creatures (mini horses included)
This event is meant to allow the public to come create art in our space for the night.
Hangout with us!
Color, draw, paint, sow or duck tape we accept all forms of artistic expression!
Doors open - 6:30
Bring refreshments or snacks!