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Big turnout for Rebel Rebel art show in Norman

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Art from various artists showcased at the Rebel Rebel Art Exhibition.
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NORMAN, Okla.- The Rebel Rebel Art show was a great success according to curator AnnaVittoria Connor.  She said that crowds of up to 80 at a time were present at the show at the Resonator Institute, 1010 University Blvd. on Friday night in Norman.

The eclectic show featured art of every genre by established and newbie artists alike. For Mackenzie Mullins, this was the first art show where she was a vendor, selling prints of her work. 

Print by Mackenzie Mullins that displayed at the Rebel Rebel art show. (Photo Provided)

“I am floored,” she said.  “I am thrilled at the different strengths that are represented here.”

Connor said the best part about the show was the networking of artist communities from several states including Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

“Everybody has been just so pleased to meet each other,” Connor said.

The warehouse show had all kinds of art and an eclectic base of patrons.  A small black-ballooned stage welcomed three bands while some artists displayed their arts and other sold it. 

Justine Hall is a regular art vendor at shows all around Norman with her “Teeny Kind” peg dolls and boxes.  She said there was a “great turnout” for the show and she is eager for Rebel Rebel to take its place as a regular event. 

One of the goals of the event was to raise money to support the Resonator Institute.  Connor said they met their goal for Resonator Institute.

“You wouldn’t be able to tell from the outside” that the Resonator was an important venue for arts in Norman, said Connor.  Mullins said, although this was her first time to exhibit and sell at the Resonator, but she was here in the last few months to see her friend perform in a drag show.

The Rebel Rebel Art Show is the namesake of a David Bowie song, and celebrates a no-holds barred celebration of a multi-media art show.  Connor said a show like this would be frowned on by most galleries, which are usually organized by medium or artist.

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