Friday, May 25, 2018

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Services for the Elderly iFund grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding Senior Watch through The Salvation Army’s Senior Programs Department, which will allow the nonprofit to increase its level of service to the population it serves.

“We are so pleased to have received this grant,” says Major Thomas McWilliams, area commander. “These funds will enable us to continue to meet those critical needs being experienced by so many of our seniors. We appreciate the support of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.”

Through The Salvation Army’s Senior Watch points-of-service, Senior Programs staff are serving as advocates for the well-being of seniors and want to do what they can to help those who truly need assistance. This need may be one of independence or self-sufficiency. It may also fall into the area of urgent or critical need. The needs are as varied as the situation one may face such as receiving a terminal diagnosis and needing assistance to find care options; being relocated to hospice or assisted living; an air conditioning unit crashing in the middle of summer and funding out it is unrepairable; a wheel chair breaking down; refrigerator going out; or, and most heart wrenching, a senior needing a bed as he has been sleeping on the floor for several months, or even years.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


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Courtesy of  the Paseo Arts District

The Paseo Arts District’s 42nd Annual Paseo Arts Festival will take place May 26 and 27 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. with live music until 10 p.m. and May 28 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Visitors will enjoy more than 90 visual artists, who will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District with original artwork: everything from paintings, ceramics and photography to woodworking, sculpture and fine hand crafted jewelry.
The Festival is also famous for its dozens of musicians and live performers on two stages. Great food for all tastes! The food court will feature almost 20 food and drink vendors with traditional and not-so-traditional festival treats, both savory and sweet. Think gyros, Asian food, monster wraps, jerk chicken, mini donuts and new this year, Fat Stacks serving delicious 8oz top sirloin steak kabobs and Fried Tacos preparing made to order tacos and empanadas, not to mention the great beers from Coop Ale Works! The children's area allows future artists to explore the arts and have fun while creating and is moving back to the corner of 29th and Dewey!
Shudder at the thought of parking? The OKC Party Bus will run every 15 minutes to the parking lot at First Christian Church at NW 36th and Walker, making it beyond easy to park and ride. Shuttle hours are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. May 26 and 27 and from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 28.
Volunteers are still needed and open sign up slots can be found at Opportunities range from beverage sales, hospitality, the children’s art area and more! We have something for everyone who wants to be involved and help us raise money for the Paseo Arts Association, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit.
The Paseo Arts Festival draws thousands of people who come to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of this annual Oklahoma City tradition. It is also the Paseo Arts Association’s largest fundraiser, enabling the Association to offer arts programs and events in the Paseo year-round. The Paseo is OKC’s Unique Arts Destination! Dozens of galleries, restaurants and shops stand in distinctive Spanish Mission Revival style buildings, all within walking distance. The Paseo Arts District is located between Northwest 30th and 27th Streets and Walker and Hudson.
For more information visit or call (405) 525-2688. For daily details, like us on Facebook.


Supreme Court Justice Rudth Bader Ginsburg, Courtesy of OKCMOA

Thursday, May 24 | 5:30 pm
Friday, May 25 | 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 26 | 4:30 pm
Sunday, May 27 | 2 pm

One of the breakout successes of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, RBG traces Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s remarkable rise, from her earliest days in Brooklyn to the highest court in the land. An icon among 1970s-era Feminists and “woke” Millennials alike, and an enemy to many on the political Right, the Justice Ginsburg that emerges in RBG is unexpectedly gentle and soft-spoken—given the fame (or infamy) of her scathing minority opinions. “The Notorious RBG,” as she has been dubbed by her younger fans, was both a fierce advocate for workplace equality and women’s rights, and a close friend to her fellow opera-loving Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia. Justice Ginsburg was also a very devoted wife for many years, finding extraordinary personal and professional support in her doting attorney husband, Martin Ginsburg. Making great use of archival documentary footage and interviews with everyone from Gloria Steinem to Orrin Hatch, RBG provides a robust and funny portrait of the still-vigorous Ginsburg as she approaches a quarter century on the court.

Monday, May 21, 2018


Tuesday, May 22
jazz guitarist
Leadership Square, Noon-1PM
With an upscale taste, Maurice Johnson offers familiar and compelling performances of lush jazz standards, smooth contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin, originals, and more. Join us as we welcome back our friend and talent!

Wednesday, May 23
pottery demo
OKC Museum of Art, Noon-1PM
Taussen recently gained her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in the Spring of 2017. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and now lives in Oklahoma City. Taussen studied many different many mediums at UCO including photography, drawing, and screenprinting, but her focus grew into a love of working with clay. She has exhibited her work in Edmond, Norman, and Oklahoma City. She is currently working as a studio assistant at UCO and working towards furthering her career in ceramics.

Thursday, May 24
 progressive rock/fusion
the Plaza District, Noon-1PM
LMRE consists of several local virtuoso musicians. The trio manages to pack several different styles into one unique fusion that will surly have you in tune with their rhythm. Join for an afternoon of fantastic music!

Friday, May 25
jazz/western swing duo
the OKC Homeless Alliance
Miss Brown to You perform with passion and humor and total commitment to the emotional power of the music they love. Miss Brown to You refuses to be confined to one style, one period. Instead they prefer to expand the horizon of every genre they play, even while upholding the traditions of the musicians that have inspired them in the past. The musicians that make up Miss Brown to You are capable of an eclectic abandon that few other bands attempt, and they are looking for an audience that appreciates a broad palate of musical colors.

MAY 24, 7 p.m., PAC, Tulsa

Do not miss the "unbound musical modernism" of mezzo-soprano and songwriter Alicia Hall Moran accompanied by the "riveting concision" of jazz great Jason Moran.

"Tangled roots of family, finance, legacy, violence, destruction, greed, and rebirth in a musical landscape spanning the genres of Ms. Moran’s voice and 100 years of history."
Alicia Hall Moran: Black Wall Street
One Night Only - Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7pm
Williams Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Tickets: Only $30 Adults, $20 Members,
$20 Advance students, $15 Walk-up Students
Call 918-688-6112 or
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit
Known for her passion and flair, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran has been heralded for both her beautiful voice and her bold programmatic choices. combining an intellectual inquisitiveness to her exquisite music-making. Black Wall Street premiered in New York City’s historic Federal Hall, after development the at the cutting-edge arts center, National Sawdust, and in concert at the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture/New York Public Library. With collaborator and husband, iconic pianist Jason Moran (Artistic Director of Jazz for the John F. Kennedy Center), and Historian and Collector Gene Alexander Peters (Co- Director, Slave Relic Museum, Waterboro, SC), Moran’s chamber work reconsiders the tragedy of the Tulsa Race Riot with in depth history, a new gaze and a new soundtrack.
Choregus is an IRS 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by the law. Our mission is to present outstanding performing arts that would otherwise not appear on Tulsa stages and to engage the community with the visiting artists.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018



The New Art: A Milestone Collection Fifty Years Later” opens Feb. 17
New exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of transformative OKCMOA acquisition
Robert Indiana, Coenties Slip, oil on canvas, 1962, 60 x 48 inches,
OKCMOA purchase, Washington Gallery of Modern Art Collection, l968.
Courtesy of OKCMOA. Photo by Joseph Mills

In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center (the predecessor to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art) purchased the 154 piece collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, transforming Oklahoma City’s collection of contemporary art. Opening Saturday, Feb. 17 on OKCMOA’s first floor, “The New Art: A Milestone Collection Fifty Years Later,” will feature 52 works from this collection, including paintings, prints, sculptures and drawings.
“The acquisition of this collection by the Oklahoma Art Center was both visionary and courageous,” said President and CEO E. Michael Whittington. “At the time, many of the artists represented here were at the beginning of their careers. Since then, these artists and their work have become the definitive examples of early Contemporary American art. This exhibition celebrates these important works of art and the significant legacy of arts leaders in Oklahoma City during the late 1960s.”
David Park, Double Portrait, 1959, oil on canvas, 44 by 50 inches,
OKCMOA purchase, Washington Gallery of Modern Art Collection, 1968.
Courtesy of OKCMOA. Photo by Bryan Cook

“The Washington Gallery of Modern art transformed the Washington, D.C. art scene and brought focus and interest to D.C. as a leader in contemporary art,” added Director of Curatorial Affairs Dr. Michael J. Anderson. “We are lucky to have these incredible artworks here in Oklahoma City permanently. Not only has this helped establish the city as a leading collector of abstract expressionism, post painterly abstraction, color field painting, minimalism, and pop art but it has helped spur additional gifts, including 125 works from the Paul and Esther Reed Trust by Washington Color School artist Paul Reed.

Blogger's note: Ellsworth Kelly's Red Blue, 1968, was not able to be accurately copied from the painting
through the internet. If you get a chance to see the collection at the museum, I urge you to look for this
90 x 69 1/2 inch painting for the meeting of the vibrancy, as curator Roja Najahi says, of the vertical red stripe through the center of the deep blue background. 
Open from 1961 to 1968, the Washington Gallery of Modern Art brought recognition to D.C.’s contemporary art scene. Among the many groundbreaking shows, the Gallery’s exhibition of the “Washington Color Painters” featuring works by Washington-based artists defined the most important movement of the nation’s capital: Washington Color School. When the Washington Gallery of Modern Art closed in 1968, due to increasing competition among Washington museums to exhibit contemporary art, the Oklahoma Art Center made the bold decision to purchase this historically significant collection.
Exhibition highlights include works by Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Diebenkorn, Grace Hartigan, Sam Gilliam, Robert Indiana and Paul Reed, along with rarely shown works by Morris Louis, Ruth Vollmer, Lee Bontecou and John Latham.
Adult admission is $12, with discounts available for seniors, students and members of the military. Admission for Museum members is always free.
The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Courtesy of OKCMOA
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art invites you
to join us for the first Third Thursday event

Thursday, May 17, 2018 |  5-9 p.m.

Third Thursday is a NEW event at OKCMOA presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores. Mingle with friends, interact with local artists, create your own art, have a drink on the roof and listen to some great local musicians every Third Thursday of the month all for only $5. "My Life/My Movie" will feature music by Adam and Kizzie, animation experimentation with artist Nicole Emmons-Willis, a special menu at the Museum Cafe, full bar on the Roof Terrace and access to the Museum's galleries, including special exhibitions "The New Art" and "Apichatpong Weerasethakul."
RSVP to to receive free admission and a ticket for a free drink!