Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With German Architecture, Mexican Film, And Folk Music

Jan 23, 2014

An architecture exhibition on world-wide tour stops in Bartlesville Friday, January 24. The Price Tower Arts Center opens Bauhaus Twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy. The exhibit explores a pervasive 20th century architectural movement that originated from the internationally renowned Bauhaus School of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Germany.

An example of Bauhaus architecture, the Zeche/colliery "Zollverein" in Essen, Germany,
Credit wwwuppertal / Flickr Creative Commons

Featuring photographs by artist Gordon Watkinson, the display attempts to capture the architecture, thought, and impact Bauhaus has had on Western Europe and the United States since the school’s opening in 1919. Watkinson showcases ten of the most iconic Bauhaus building achievements as well as ten building projects by internationally acclaimed contemporary architects.

The appeal of these works is founder and inventor Walter Gropius’s truly unique vision and architectural flair. The buildings produced by him and his pupils are typically white as snow, minimalistic in appearance, but with a somewhat eccentric use of curves and right angles. Simply put, Bauhaus designs appear "modern." The exhibit remains in Bartlesville through May 4 before moving to Krakow, Poland.

Another artistic showcase coming to central Oklahoma debuts this Sunday, January 26. Oklahoma City University’s Film Institute offers the public a free showing of El Violín Sunday from 2-5 p.m.  El Violín is the most internationally awarded Mexican film in history.

Directed by Francisco Vargas Quevedo, the story depicts an elderly farmer, and violinist who doubles as the patriarch of an illegal gun-running operation in 1970s Mexico.  El Violín gets high reviews by American critics with a 7.8 ranking on IMDb and 94 percent approval on the Tomatometer.  The showing takes place in the Kerr-McGee Auditorium of OCU’s Meinders School of Business.

The folk-inspired duet Anne and Pete Sibley take center stage for the Winter Wind concert at the Performing Arts Center of the Norman Depot from 7-9 p.m. Sunday evening. This husband-and-wife team grabbed the attention of folk and bluegrass fans nationwide when they earned a blue ribbon finish in the 2009 “Great American Duet Sing Off” on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion.

“One of the sweetest, most soulful and hauntingly beautiful duets in the business,” according to Bluegrass Now Magazine, the Sibleys will offer nearly two hours of artful songwriting, endearing showmanship, and eloquent harmonies.

For more ways to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit the calendar page.


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