Central Oklahoma Frontier Country Events for November & December 2018
Central Oklahoma’s Event Calendar November & December of 2018
The following is a truncated list of events occurring in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country.
Dates are subject to change.
Oct. 5-Dec. 30 Art Exhibit: Ticket to Ride, Artists, Designers and Western Railways
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Nancy Johnston Records Gallery, 555 Elm. Ave.; Norman
Info: Prior to the widespread availability of the automobile, artists experienced and explored the American West by train. By 1930, hundreds of artists and illustrators had enjoyed the railroad experience on the Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe, Northern and Southern Pacific, Great Northern, Canadian Pacific, Mexican Central and other Western lines. Celebrated image makers of the American West, including Thomas Moran and Maynard Dixon, and less well-known designers and painters alike, courted Western railways for transportation, for sales and for international promotion of their work and interests. At the same time, rail companies sought naturalistic images of Western subjects that could be displayed in ticket offices and hotels, in traveling exhibitions, and reproduced on advertising materials to promote Western travel on their lines. “Ticket to Ride: Artists, Designers and Western Railways” features paintings, studies, posters and graphics that emerged from the parallel relationships between artists and commercial designers with Western rail companies between the late 1880s and early 1930s, which were key decades in passenger travel. The exhibition opens Oct. 5 and closes Dec. 30. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Admission to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is complimentary, thanks to a donation made by The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department.
For more information: www.ou.edu/fjjma
Media contact (person, phone number): For more information, contact Stefanie Brickman, 405-593-9060 or [email protected]
November 12 through January 4
4th Annual Red Earth Treefest
Red Earth Art Center, Oklahoma City
Red Earth Treefest features 20 beautifully decorated Christmas Trees decorated with handmade ornaments and art objects created by 20 Native Tribes. The handcrafted ornaments are as diverse as the tribes of Oklahoma. Birch bark canoes adorn the Citizen Potawatomi’s purple clad tree synonymous with their Great Lakes culture; while intricately painted ponies are featured on the Comanche tree to celebrate their legacy as the “Lords of the Plains.” Open FREE to the public weekdays 10-5 pm.
For more information, visit www.redearth.org
Media contact: Eric Oesch, co-director. 405.427.5228
November 17 through December 31
Christmas in the Park
City Park, 2200 S. Holly Ave, Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament & Freedom Trail Playground; Yukon
(405) 354-8442 or www.yukonok.gov
Contact: Jan Scott, (405) 350-8937
Yukon’s “Christmas in the Park” offers a drive through a three-park complex with over 125 fantastic visual displays, 100 acres of illuminated magic and more than 4 million twinkling lights. Visitors may drive, walk or ride a train through the lights. The lights are open 6:00-11:00 PM nightly.
Edmond Turkey Trot
Lace up your running shoes and visit Downtown Edmond on Thanksgiving morning for the Turkey Trot. This 5K run and one-mile family wobble is a great way to kick off your morning. Bring the entire family and race through the 5K chip timed run or go at your own pace on the one-mile family wobble. All strollers, costumes and friendly dogs on a leash are welcome to participate in this fun and festive sporting event.
For more information: 405-590-8665 or edmondturkeytrot.com
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