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Phillip Danner is an artist with a knack for texture.

Little did we know that he wanted to create textures inside the Spy Van with office tape, spray paint and even fire. The only thing hotter than the cruel July sun was Danner’s art as he took one of his older pieces and transformed it into something new. This doesn’t come as a big surprise because the artists working at The Society are quite the creative whizzes.

It has been a couple months since we’ve had an Okie artist jump into the van for an Artist Interview Session, but we hope this episode starts another wave of sessions at Live on the Plaza. If you’re unfamiliar with Live on the Plaza then please check into the free art and culture explosion that takes place every second Friday of the month.

Keep on trucking, readers and watchers.

Check out some stills from Danner’s session after the jump.

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Flaming Lips roadie and OKC artist Zac Cox hopped into the van for the last session of 2011.

We enjoy Zac’s construction paper concoctions and his chocolate milk mustache.

Make sure to come out to Live on the Plaza on Friday to catch more local art, and you’ll probably see the van filming another session.

Here’s the Vimeo version if you’re fancy.

The line between music and art gets a little more blurry thanks to Moses White.

The Oklahoma City-based artist visited with us at Live on the Plaza last month, and he shared his artwork in the Spy Wagon.

Give the episode a look see to learn how White combines his two loves.

Here’s the link to the Vimeo version if you’re into that sort of thing.

Artist Mark White is like a cowbell.

He just goes well with music.

But seriously now, the Oklahoma City-based artist spent three months crafting artwork for May’s Live on the Plaza, and we’re very excited to see what he could draw for us inside of the Spy Van.

White specializes in psychedelia, so it’s no big surprise to see his artwork inside of Warpaint Clothing or gracing the cover of The Pretty Black Chains’ album “Awakening.”

We spoke to White about his passion for music and how he’s happy to team up with Chains guitarist Derek Knowlton.

Knowlton is responsible for scoring every artist VDub Session, which means you should check him out too.

Dig it.

Oklahoma City-based artist Kris Kanaly hopped into the Spy Van and crafted an original piece of art during Live on the Plaza last month.

Kanaly has a really interesting family history. His family owned an art gallery for almost 100 years.

And all of that happened in Oklahoma (it unfortunately closed last year).

We met up with Kanaly inside DNA Gallery and had Derek and Kurt of The Pretty Black Chains help out with some original music for an interview. Kanlay talked about his interest in street art and growing up with skater culture.

If you aren’t doing anything Friday then come out to the latest Live on the Plaza for a lot of free music and fun.

Update:

Kris Kanaly is responsible for painting the outside of Wayne Coyne’s new art gallery.

Welcome to a new type of VDub Sessions.

Because the Spy Van pays a visit to Live on the Plaza every month, we thought it would be a good idea to put the van to good use.

Every month we are featuring an interview with an Oklahoma artist while he or she sketches an original creation.

Ruth Ann Borum-Loveland is our first artist and Derek Knowlton is provides original music for the session.

You might know Knowlton from as the co-owner of the Plaza District business Warpaint Clothing and the guitarist for The Pretty Black Chains.

We met up with Ruth at DNAgalleries.

Let us know what you think of the new sessions and there are plenty more music sessions on the way.