Monthly Archives: February 2012

Rep. Sally Kern Sponsors House Resolution Recognizing April as National Poetry Month

From the Oklahoma House of Representatives, a resolution, recognizing April 2012 as national poetry month! HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – FLOOR VERSION STATE OF OKLAHOMA 2nd Session of the 53rd Legislature (2012) HOUSE RESOLUTION 1043                     By: Kern AS INTRODUCED <StartFT>An Act proclaiming April 2012 as National Poetry Month; and directing distribution. <EndFT> WHEREAS, the Academy of American […]

Oklahoma Museum Hall of Fame puts staff on non-paid status; closes museum

According to an article in the Tulsa World, the Okahoma Music Hall of Fame, Muskogee, announced today that its closing the museum portion of the organization and placing two fulltime staffers on non-paid status. Click here to read more. Reasons citing for closure is inability to continue to rely on the same corporate and private […]

Children’s Museum being pitched as plan for saving Stage Center

Stage Center, Oklahoma City, a photo by MichaelStano on Flickr. Please click here to read a story about efforts to turn Oklahoma City’s iconic stage center into a Children’s Museum. The project is the brain child of two Oklahoma City creative industry professionals, Tracey Zeeck, who works in PR, and Farooq Karim, an archiect. *** […]

U.S. Congress says instruments will be allowed as airplane carry-ons

The Lawton Philharmonic Ore Oklahomans for the Arts participated in a phone conference today with Americans for the Arts in which arts administrators declared an arts advocacy victory for air passengers who travel with musical instruments. The following is a news release from the American Federation of Musicians. Americans for the Arts, of which our […]

Cultural Cuts: Transportation Enhancement Program

What does transportation have to do with historic preservation?  Transportation and preservation share a goal: creating better lives for Americans. Historically, badly conceived road projects have damaged important parts of the nation’s heritage. The devastation was most obvious after the highway-building binge of the ’50s and ’60s: billions of dollars of asphalt and concrete marched […]

"Artrepreneurial" Spirit Alive and Well in Downtown OKC

We love it when Steve writes a story about something we photographed in August 2011. Steve, we’re on the same wave length! The reporter mentions this grain elevator in his story about public art and downtown Oklahoma City. You’ve heard of the entrepreneurial spirit, but what about the artrepreneurial spirit? It’s a marriage of words, […]

School Board Candidate Survey Update

We wanted to provide a quick update on our School Board Candidate Survey. About 90 surveys were distributed to all candidates in Tulsa, Canadian, Oklahoma and Cleveland County. Unfortunately, we were not able to distribute in a timely fashion to candidates in Comanche County as previously announced. So far, we have not received any completed surveys, […]

Be Our Valentine: Two-for-One Membership Special!

Image via WikipediaBetween now and Valentine’s Day, Oklahomans for the Arts is offering a two-for-one membership special. You and your significant other (that can be your mom, your spouse, your kid, your friend, etc.), can join for the price of one, $25. Join Oklahomans for the Arts today, and become part of a statewide network […]