Monthly Archives: November 2012

Norman Public Arts Board Seeks Proposals for Bike Rack Project

The Norman Public Arts Board is seeking designs for Phase 1 of the Artist Designed Bike Racks Project. This first phase of the project will place artist designed bike racks in historic downtown Norman’s arts district. The bike racks should accommodate a minimum of two bicycles, one on each side of the rack – similar […]

Arts Censorship Subject of Gangnam-style Video

In America, artists, arts leaders and arts advocates face many challenges in funding the arts. We think funding is important for many reasons, but especially because “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts…”  That’s Article 27 from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human […]

Veterans Day Parade, Midwest City

Check out photos of two high school bands (Midwest City High and Carl Albert High). We caught up with both during the Veterans Day Parade in Midwest City. We’ve posted a few pictures on Facebook. Click here to see them. We’re so proud of marching bands and our veterans! Midwest City High School Bombers Marching […]

Combat Paper Project Comes to Oklahoma

Today is Veterans’s Day! Oklahomans for the Arts thanks all veterans for their service to our nation! In the spirit of our warrior artists we wanted to pass along some information about a very special project, The Combat Paper Project, which underscores how the arts, specifically paper-making, assists veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal […]

Why Is Art Important?

Are you familiar with Tanya Davis? She’s an artist, poet and singer/songwriter from Halifax. She wrote a song simply called Art, which is featured in this video on the importance of arts education. It’s quite inspiring. Enjoy! I wondered what would be the worth of my words in the worldif i write them and then […]

Statement by Americans for the Arts Action Fund on the 2012 Election

WASHINGTON, DC — November 7, 2012 —  Americans for the Arts Action Fund President and CEO Robert L. Lynch gave the following statement on the Election Day results: On behalf of Americans for the Arts Action Fund, I wish to congratulate President Barack Obama and all of the national, state, and local elected leaders across […]

Meet Erika

Erika Stark is the new Administrative Coordinator for Oklahomans for the Arts. She is a native Oklahoman who grew up in Yukon. Today, she lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and daughter. We didn’t mean to take a picture of her that made her look like bunny ears were coming out of her head, […]

Editorial Cartoon on Public Funding for the Arts

It’s always interesting to see how artists and illustrators interpret cuts to public funding for the arts. This recent one is among our all-time favorites. It’s a recent editorial cartoon by the John Overmyer, a Philadelphia opinion editorial artist. Check out his website. He’s an interesting guy. Paul Overmyer via NewsArt Blog –Jennifer

Why Save PBS?

If you have a child with Aspberger’s or know someone who does, you’ll want to check out this video. It’s in support of PBS. In general, the same people who support public funding for the arts are the same people who support public broadcasting. The question as to whether or not our government should fund […]

2012 Presidential Candidates Arts Positions

Americans for the Arts Action Fund PAC has provided the following table highlighting the 2012 Presidential Candidates Arts positions. Click here to view. –Jennifer

Congressional Report Card on Arts Support: What Grade Did Oklahoma’s U.S. Reps Receive?

Americans for the Arts Action Fund PAC give three of Oklahoma’s U.S. Representatives a grade of on their 2012 report card indicating they are an “arts threat.” Two representatives received Bs.  On November 6, elections will be held for all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, one-third of the Senate and the President […]