The Apache House is our latest addition to the Voices of Oklahoma Blogs. Tate James has been running the site at his own place since April, in collaboration with Seth Clark and Jared Flaming.
As Tate describes it:
The Apache House was born out of the wonderful Oklahoma creative community, and that community continues to be our focus. We do our best to create and promote Norman-based art, in whatever form it takes, and hopefully along the way we can get people involved in the diverse creative atmosphere that is already thriving here.
Tate is bringing to Voices of Oklahoma his series of interviews with local artists, photographers, designers, and musicians. Quite a few have been published already and are listed below. Keep checking The Apache House on VOK for more, or subscribe by RSS.
- Trent Still: Trent seems to divide his time between Norman and the West Coast, and he usually doesn’t tell anybody where he is going to be. If you see him one day, he’ll probably be gone the next.
- Jacob Abello: So, you might remember attending Jacob’s album release show a few months ago, and now you are hearing about another album release show for Jacob this weekend. Don’t be confused. Just go.
- Tyler James Metcalfe: Tyler is a Visual Communications junior, a photo kid, and an all around great guy.
- Morgan Tepši?: Morgan is the first local artist to ask to be featured on the House. Hopefully he won’t be the last. His portfolio website is full of gorgeous, candid photos.
- Bekah Garibay: After sitting in on critiques with Bekah for three years, I can say with no doubt that she is one of the most talented, sincere people I know.
- Carly Gwin: Carly used to be known musically by the name of Sharktooth, but is now part of the soulful local four-piece The Workweek.
- Reese Truesdell: I think a pretty good indicator of great jewelry could be when all of the models at a photoshoot try to buy the pieces they are wearing. Reese’s jewelry work has a certain character to it that makes it seem more like sculpture than anything else.
- Sherree Chamberlain: Sherree has been weaving together heart-wrenching harmonies for years and finally has an album for all of us to hold on to, instead of just going to her Myspace page everyday like we used to do.
- Zachary Carlisle Davidson: I’ve been pretty excited about this post for a while. There’s something refreshingly honest about the way Zach presents his work.
- Mickey Reece: You might know Mickey Reece as the one-man band, El Paso Hot Button.
- Bryan Schupp: DJ. Designer. Cat-lover. B does it all. And not only that, he’s actually good at all of them, too.
- Evan James French: Picking a highlight reel for Evan was just about the hardest thing I’ve ever done. His photo work is extensive and captivating.
- Jared Flaming: Jared is one of the hardest working artists I know. What’s scary is that he is also so talented.