Wallow: Exploring Grief through Hybrid Forms
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Wallow: Exploring Grief through Hybrid Forms

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.

Check our Instagram and Facebook for updates on this event!

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Zines Y'all: Zine and Small Arts Fest
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Zines Y'all: Zine and Small Arts Fest

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/

MUSIC BY:
DJ SUB
Nathan Lofties
Noriyuki
Laine
AP MPG
Baby Cheeto

READINGS BY:
Ashley Morrison
Emily Soreghan
Laura Alexandra
Tracy Jane Gregory

EATS BY:
Boob and Kathy

BEER BY:
405 Brewing Co.
Lazy Circles Brewing

SUPPORTED BY:
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition - OVAC

Check our Instagram or Facebook for additional updates!


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2nd Friday Art Walk: Rock, Paper, Sissors
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Friday Art Walk: Rock, Paper, Sissors

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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.

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Print Print Boom at the NMF
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Print Print Boom at the NMF

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:

https://resonator.space/new-products/print-print-boom-at-the-nmf

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Mar
28
to Mar 30

Norman Psych Fest 2019

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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*****
Crobone
https://crobone.bandcamp.com/

RedWitch Johnny
http://www.redwitchjohnny.com

Costello
https://costellobandok.bandcamp.com



*****Friday -7pm- March 29th*****

DJ Ziggy Gonzo (KAOS - ATX)

Rainbows Are Free
https://guestroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/waves-ahead-of-the-ocean

Greenbeard (ATX)
https://greenbeard.bandcamp.com/

Turbo Wizard
https://turbowizard.bandcamp.com/

The Lowdown and Out (ATX)
https://thelowdownandout.bandcamp.com/


Oberon
https://oberon.bandcamp.com/

The Wicked Shimmies
https://wickedshimmies.bandcamp.com/

Dire Gnome
https://www.facebook.com/diregnomeband/


*****Saturday -6pm- March 30th****

DJ SUB (Brazil)

Helen Kelter Skelter
https://helenkelterskelter.bandcamp.com/

Psychotic Reaction
https://psychoticreaction.bandcamp.com/

Amplified Heat (ATX)
https://amplifiedheat.bandcamp.com/

Masterhand
https://masterhand.bandcamp.com/

Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad (ATX)
https://billykingandthebadbadbad.bandcamp.com/

Mystery Blood (Wichita, KS)
https://mysteryblood.bandcamp.com

Dallas Sears

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WaZeil & UaZit/w Useless Randy + LoneMoon + Nova
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

WaZeil & UaZit/w Useless Randy + LoneMoon + Nova

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

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General Mojos, Juniper Douglas, LOOSE and S. Reidy
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

General Mojos, Juniper Douglas, LOOSE and S. Reidy


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

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About You (CA)/w The Fills + The Indigos
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

About You (CA)/w The Fills + The Indigos

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

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Half Gringa/w Carly Gwin and the Sin
Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

Half Gringa/w Carly Gwin and the Sin

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) -
https://www.facebook.com/carlygwinandthesin/
https://soundcloud.com/carlygwinandthesin

Concert Starts at 8 pm
Door Cover - $5.00

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C.J. Boyd/w Alexander & Epona
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

C.J. Boyd/w Alexander & Epona


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.

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Kick It & Create (2019 Edition)
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Kick It & Create (2019 Edition)

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!

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When Particles Collide DIY Touring Workshop & Concert/w Felina and the Feels
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

When Particles Collide DIY Touring Workshop & Concert/w Felina and the Feels

Jan. 24

DIY Touring Workshop - Donation Based

6:oo pm - 7:00 pm

Concert -

Cover 5.00 Dollars

Felina and the Feels - 7:30 pm

When Particles Collide - 8:30 pm

WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE IS AN UNSTOPPABLE ROCK DUO

Downeast Magazine Best Summer Tour 2017

Featured music and on screen appearance in Rock Band Rivals Dec 2016

Best New Artist Boston Music Awards 2014

Semi Finalist WZLX Rock ‘n Roll Rumble 2014

10 Maine Bands to Listen To Right Now Paste Magazine 2014

 

Rock ‘n Roll is about singing and playing the truth so that we can all be a little more human, so that we can better understand ourselves through the power of rhythm, melody and verse. WPC believes this art form makes us all feel empowered, inspired, connected and unstoppable.

 

In March of 2010 Sasha and Chris met when they were both cast in a Bangor Maine production of Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Sasha played guitar and Chris played drums. They fell in love with playing together and later just plain old fell in love.

 

In January of 2011 They played their first official show as When Particles Collide and since then have been on a non-stop rock ‘n roll adventure.

 

Since the summer of 2012 When Particles Collide has been touring the country for 9-14 weeks per year and playing consistently across New England the other 43-38 weeks. All told the duo racks up between 70-100 shows per year resulting in one of the most dynamic, engaging and professional live shows you can see at a mid sized venue.

 

They have released eight sets of recordings, pressed three vinyl records and made friends and fans all across the country.

They are unstoppable, and also, hard to pigeonhole:

 

You're onto something great when you can deliver a straightforward pop nugget that pulls from Motown, heavy metal and equal parts Joan Jett and Nancy Sinatra.....punk rock fury, metal crescendos and delicate melodic turns...groovy, heavy pop, slick, hypnotic new wave (power pop? power wave?).

-Jed Gottlieb The Boston Herald August 2016

 

WPC’s music is an amalgam of many kinds of rock: punk, metal, grunge, Southern, classic, new wave.  

- Chris  Busby, The Bollard, June 2015

 

She (Sasha) and drummer Chris Viner make music that’s hard to pin down, a powerful mix of art-rock and pop-punk.

-Josh Jackson, Paste Magazine, September 2014

 

Clothed in a delicious pop-punk candy shell, but inside lies a rhythmic and melodic core that’s rooted in Alcott and Viner’s dynamic partnership, with elements of jazz and metal creeping in.

-Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News, June 2014

 

They have no intention of slowing down, or giving into the conventional wisdom that rock ‘n roll is only for the young. There are songs yet to be written, performances yet to give, and traveling yet to be done. Keep your eyes and ears ready for WPC’s UNSTOPPABLE ROCK.

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Figure Drawing Sessions at Resonator Institute
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Figure Drawing Sessions at Resonator Institute

Welcome to a new series of regular programming at Resonator. Every first and third Saturday of 2019 from 10am to 1pm we will have guided drawing sessions with a live model. Beginners and experts alike are welcome! If you’re a current art student and want a different point of view, this might be the class for you.

The first class of the month will cover topics related to drawing, and the third Saturday will be more of an open drawing session. Each session will have an instructor walking around talking to you about your work and guiding you through making more accurate drawings.

Each session will be $30 payable by cash or card on the day of the class. There will be no advanced sales.

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Red Plains Band, Wicked Shimmies, Demon Seeds, & ASTRAGAL (TX)
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Red Plains Band, Wicked Shimmies, Demon Seeds, & ASTRAGAL (TX)

Saturday, Jan. 12

Doors Open - 8 pm

Cover - $ 7.00 Dollars

You can Check Out the Bands at these links -

Red Plains Band -

soundcloud.com/redplainsband

The Red Plains YouTube

Wicked Shimmies -
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Wicked-Shimmies-541018906072453/

Demon Seed -
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/The-Demon-Seeds-704911769646479/

ASTRAGAL (TX) -

https://astragal.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Astragalband

https://www.houstonpress.com/music/astragal-gets-ready-for-in-bloom-10192267

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