One Bad Barber. Don't eat the meat pies! Sweeney Todd, Light Opera Oklahoma's latest installment in its "Men Behaving Badly" series, continues June 26, 29 and July 7, 10 and 13 at the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. This beloved Stephen Sondheim stage production about a poor barber done wrong by the Man has it all: murder, revenge, savagery and questionable pastry products . . . all set to music! Showtime is 8pm.
Thursday, June 28
Poor Marietta. She's an Italian princess who wants no part in the upcoming marriage her parents have arranged for her. So she escapes and makes a run for the Promised Land (America) where she works as a casket girl. Follow her exploits as she encounters a range of oddball characters and layers of deception in the fun-filled Naughty Marietta, brought to you by those busy bees at Light Opera Oklahoma. Curtain is 7:30pm.
Friday, June 29
Red Dirt Music faves Jason Boland and the Stragglers have been busy touring the nation lately. Whenever they make it back to their home state, though, these Okies always take the time to stop by their ol' stomping grounds at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. Catch 'em in concert tonight along with Austin-based singer Doug Moreland. Doors open at 7pm.
Saturday, June 30
Car fanatics won't want to miss Trinity Restoration South's Grand Opening and Car Show today. Besides an impressive array of beautifully restored automobiles and bikes from local collectors, the festivities will feature Chip Foose from the TLC television show Overhaulin' as well as Chrome Shop Mafia from CMT's Trick My Truck. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Progeria Research Foundation. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.trinitytulsa.com"; www.trinitytulsa.com for a schedule of events. Trinity Restoration South is located at 8324 E. 97th St. S. Who knows, you might even find a '57 Plymouth Belevedere.
Sunday, July 1
Nancy Aulenbach and Dr. Hazel Barton just love caves. In fact, they love to travel the globe in search of rarely seen holes in the ground--from impressive caverns in the arctic desolation of Greenland to hidden underwater caves in the deepest forests of Mexico. Sound interesting? Here's an idea: Take your family on a wild adventure into the depths of the earth tonight with this fabulous spelunking duo. Head over to the Cinemark IMAX, 61st & Hwy 169, and catch a screening of Journey into Amazing Caves. Call 307-2629 for showtimes.
Monday, July 2
In the new film, Evening, two pairs of real-life mothers and daughters--Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson, and Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer--portray, respectively, a mother and her daughter and the mother's best friend at different stages in life. The film illuminates the eternal love that binds mother and daughter. Catch this Select Film at AMC Southroads 20, 38th & Yale. Call 622-9544 for showtimes.
Tuesday, July 3
An evening with schlock-gore-rock pranksters GWAR is definitely a visceral experience. Your ears are battered by the band's in-your-face-yet-thoroughly-sarcastic thrash metal onslaught skewering everything from politics to religion to pop culture with equal abandon; your eyes are overloaded by the band's completely over-the-top horror/sci-fi costuming and personas; and lastly, your clothing is utterly assaulted as GWAR members squirt, puke and splatter all manner of "bodily fluids" onto audience members. (It's all fake folks...no public health worries here.) If this sounds like your cup of meat, head over to Cain's Ballroom tonight, 423 N. Main, and get a face-full of GWAR. Shadows Fall opens the show. Doors open at 7pm.
Wednesday, July 4
It's Independence Day! Get outside, grill some burgers, and blow something up with your loved ones today. Or better yet, head over to RiverParks and watch the annual pyrotechnics extravaganza around 9:30pm. Get there early and enjoy music from Cindy Cain at 6pm and the Mid Life Crisis Band at 7pm. The stage is located in Veterans' Park at 1875 S. Boulder. Fireworks will be shot off from the 21st St. Bridge. Don't forget those blankets and lawn chairs and anti-mosquito equipment!
Thursday, July 5
"Celestial Nights," the latest exhibit on display at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St., features black and white photography of the night skies over Israel by Neil Folberg, illustrating a place on earth where spiritual life is both close at hand and fleeting in the darkness. The museum is open Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, and on Sundays from 1-5pm.
Treat Your Taste Buds. On Sunday, July 1, from 3-5pm, Rudisill Library at 1520 N. Hartford will host A Taste of North Tulsa. This event will be the kickoff for its first cookbook, "A Taste of North Tulsa," featuring north Tulsa restaurants and caterers. This is a fund-raiser for the Freddie Martin Rudisill Scholarship Award, which is given annually to graduating high-school seniors interested in pursuing a college degree in either the literary or fine arts. The cost is $7 for the cookbook plus $3 to taste recipes. Ask about special pricing for families of four or more. This family event also will feature local entertainment. For details, call 596-7280.
It's Their Country. Well...their country rock anyway. We're talking about Jason Boland and the Stragglers, touring fanatics and followers of outlaw music extraordinaire. They're still out in strong force supporting The Bourbon Legend as they have been since fall of last year, but hopefully their live show is still just as full of energy as ever. You can find out on Fri., June 29, when they take the stage at the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. Also playing that night will be Austin crooner Doug Moreland. Doors are at 7pm, and advance tickets will run you $14 at the Box Office, Starship Records, Reasor's or gettix.net.
Don't Get Sick, Yo. Michael Moore's highly anticipated (and perhaps even feared) new documentary will open on Fri., June 29, at both the AMC Southroads 20, 38th & Yale, and Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. Sicko investigates the Health care in the United States" American health care system with a focus on the behavior of large health insurance companies and contrasts the U.S. system with those of other countries with universal health care coverage. Basically, it's a comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on Earth. For showtimes, call 622-9544 and 592-FILM, respectively.
Nothing is Sacred. If you've been to a GWAR show, you probably wear your survival as a badge of honor. If you haven't, be prepared for anything to happen. This satirical thrash metal band not only likes to poke fun at religion, conventions, celebrities & politicians, war and other taboo subjects, they also like to parade around in bestial costumes while squirting audience members with fake bodily fluids of all kinds (don't worry, it washes off with ease). So, if that sounds like your kind of thing, catch 'em at the Cain's Ballroom on Tues., July 3, along with the slightly subtler Shadows Fall. Doors are at 7pm, and advance tickets are $26 at the usual spots.
Doing the Dance of Diversity. Dance of the Heart is an empowering, upbeat, two-hour show that explores dance from the African-American perspective. It celebrates the rich heritage of the black experience as expressed through modern, African, praise, tap and hip-hop dance. This production, showing on Sat., June 30, will include pictorial backdrops, live vocals and brief historical references to add to the understanding and enjoyment of the various dance styles. The ultimate objective of the presentation is to entertain, educate and promote cultural unity and diversity. The show will be in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, and tickets are $10.
The Essence of Woman. In her collection of paintings, titled "The Feminine Aura," Jeannie Graham explores the beauty, tensions and fragility of young women's efforts to define themselves as individuals in a complex society. The paintings reflect a personal expression of concern and delight as these young people accomplish the transition from girlhood to womanhood. The paintings are built around a collection of photographs taken by the artist or painted from life in her studio. The images are not meant to reflect the exact likeness of the subject, but to be a reflection of her attitude and her aura. You can view them July 2-26 in the Tulsa PAC Gallery.
The Magic of the Bard. One Star-Struck Weaver. Two Warring Demi-Gods. Three Weddings. Four Lovers. Five Faires. Six Dreams...or were they? Find out in Cascia Hall's production of Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream. Comedy ensues when three worlds collide, love potion, abused; identities mistaken, and mischief abounds. There will be 7pm performances on June 29 & 30, with a 2pm matinee on Sat. General admission tickets are $10 at the door or at smarttix.com. The Cascia Hall PAC is located at 2050 S. Yorktown. For more info, call 746-2681.
The Streets Are Alive... with the sound of music. In Once, a Dublin busker (The Frames' Glen Hansard), who ekes out a living playing guitar and repairing vacuum cleaners for his dad's shop, meets a young Czech immigrant who sells roses on the same street. She likes his tune, and what's more...she has a broken vacuum cleaner. They soon find themselves playing music together in a nearby music store (the owner lets her play his floor models). Over the course of a week, they form a musical relationship and, newly inspired, decide to cut a record. This film opens on Fri., June 29 at AMC Southroads 20, 41st & Yale, as a Select Film. For showtimes, call 622-9544.
Better Than Karaoke. And more embarrassing! At Old Crow Confessions, you can come to share your darkest secrets or just sit back and watch the struggle. From the respectable matron who confessed it was she who beat up "little Timmy" in her schooldays past, to the poor young schmuck who described a penchant for streaking and its consequences, Old Crow spans the generation gap and brings all together to romp in the mire of dirty secrets. Will you bare your soul for a shot of Old Crow? The secrets start at 10pm on Sat., June 30, at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th. $5 at the door for mature audiences only, please.
A Mother's Love. Evening, premiering in Tulsa on Fri., June 29, is a deeply moving film that illuminates the eternal love that binds mother and daughter--seen through the prism of one mother's life as it bubbles with optimism, navigates a turning point, and ebbs to its close. Two pairs of real-life mothers and daughters--Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson, and Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer--portray, respectively, a mother and her daughter and the mother's best friend at different stages in life. Catch this Select Film at AMC Southroads 20, 38th & Yale. Call 622-9544 for showtimes.
Strike 'Em Out! Let's round up this week as the Tulsa Drillers face those vicious Corpus Christi Hooks. The game on Sat., June 30 starts at 7pm, and will include a pre-game soccer clinic, where the first 1,000 kids can try out their new soccer balls. On July 1, the games starts at 6pm, and, as always on Sunday games, kids will eat free. Also, the first 500 in the gate will receive a free mini-bat. Finally, on Mon. the 2nd, the first pitch goes out at 7pm, and it's ladies night again, which means they can enjoy free nail care, massages, spinal checks and other luxuries. All games are played in the stadium at 15th & Yale, and you can get tickets at the Box Office, tulsadrillers.com or 744-5901.
Tulsa Salutes Freedom. This year, on Independence Day, July 4, Tulsans will pay tribute to that sentiment with an evening of festivities. In River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson, the Hot Club of Cow Town will kick it off at 6pm, followed by Opening Ceremonies at 7:30pm. At 8pm, the Starlight Concert Band will perform a special 4th of July show. From 3pm on, the River's Edge Bistro & Café, 1924 Riverside Dr., will host a rock-n-roll lineup of some of Tulsa's top musicians. In Veterans' Park, 1875 S. Boulder, Cindy Cain will perform at 6pm, followed by a family fun run at 6:30pm, and then the Mid Life Crisis Band will start playing at 7pm. At approximately 9:30pm, a pyrotechnics show will be discharged off the 21st St. Bridge. A good idea would be to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own.
Spelunking Through the Chaos. The newest sensation of the IMAX screen is the Journey into Amazing Caves, which tells the story of Nancy Aulenbach and Dr. Hazel Barton, both of whom share a love of exploration and caves. That's handy. Watch as they visit ice caves in Greenland and underwater caves in the jungles of Mexico, looking for important clues about the Earth's past and microorganisms that inhabit its most extreme environments. On the giant screen, this unique story, narrated by Liam Neeson (with a soundtrack by the Moody Blues), transports viewers on an adventure to some of the most extraordinary environments on earth. This is showing at the Cinemark IMAX, 10802 E. 71st, 307-2629.
Guilty as Charged? In Trial by Jury, a one-act operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan, a philandering man cheats on his intended, and she sues him for breach of promise. And then an equally badly-behaved judge presides over the case. Just imagine how it turns out! This will be paired with a cabaret show by Light Opera Oklahoma's Andrea Leap. The fun show starts at 7pm on Sunday, July 1 in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Tickets are $15 each, or $20 for table seating. Get yours in the normal spots.
Just Pretend You're In Your Car. On Sat., June 30, ride your bicycle, drive your gas guzzler or maybe even walk down to the alley between Liggett Studio & The Equality Center (4th & Kenosha) for Living Arts first "Bike In." They will be screening The Triplets of Belleville, an animated full-length film with little dialogue featuring cyclists. When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him. The alley opens at 8pm, and the film will start around 9pm. Admission is $7 or $5 for members and students. For more info, visit livingarts.org or call 585-1234.
Back in Action. After a 20-month hiatus during which she got married and gave birth to a son, Claire Kifer is back in the Tulsa scene. Fri., June 29 will mark her return to the stage, where she will perform "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning." Backed by a four-piece band, Kifer will present new and innovative arrangements of popular songs, from standards to '80s pop to a show tune or two. Curtain is at 8pm in the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Tickets are $10, or $15 for table seating in the usual places.
Views Of an Ancient Land. From July 1-Aug. 19, you can view "Celestial Nights" at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st. The exhibit will feature black and white photography by Neil Folberg of the night skies over Israel. Folberg's photographs describe places where the spiritual is at once near, imprinted in the forms of the arid landscapes, and far away in the dark, starlit recesses of space. The museum is open Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, and on Sundays from 1-5pm. For details, call 492-1818.
Trick This. On Sat., June 30, Trinity Restoration South, 8324 E. 97th St. S., will have their Grand Opening and Car Show featuring Chip Foose from TLC's television show Overhaulin' and Chrome Shop Mafia from CMT's Trick My Truck. There will be games and Jupiter jumps for kids, prizes, giveaways and trophies for the top cars and bikes. Check it out for free, or enter your car in the show. Proceeds will benefit the Progeria Research Foundation. For more info, call 439-4444 or visit trinitytulsa.com.
Does Someone Need a Spanking? Composed by Victor Herbert, Naughty Marietta, the latest production from Light Opera Oklahoma, details the plight of a young Italian princess, Marietta, who escapes an arranged marriage and flees to America as a casket girl. She happens upon Captain Dick Warrington who "rescues" her and helps her become a free woman. The cartoonish villain Bras Picque, who is under a false cover as Governor LeGrange of New Orleans, unravels Marietta's secret but gets caught in his own lie. Enjoy the layers of deception and fun on June 28, 30 and July 1 & 7 in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Tickets are $15, or $20 for cabaret seating. Get yours at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 596-7111.
Professors and Booze. Combine the two, and you've got a dizzying combination and an evening of entertainment. In Edward Albee's masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a professor and his wife invite another younger professor and his wife over for some late night drinking and socializing after a dull faculty party that degenerates into verbal and psychological gamesmanship. You can see the show on June 29-30 and July 1 & 5-7 in the Doenges Theatre of the Tulsa PAC. Tickets are $12 and are available at the normal outlets.
A Picture's Worth... a whole lot. Come check out new works at M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria, when their newest exhibit opened June 21. It will showcase landscapes by Gary Bowling, who says his paintings capture the light, atmosphere and events in the landscape, and abstracts by OU MFA student Gerald Cournoyer that reflect his South Dakota roots and the history of the Lakota Sioux people. You can view the art through July 31. For more info, call 748-8700.
From Under the Sea. Come relive the magic of Hans Christian Andersen's underwater adventure and classic tale, The Little Mermaid. It is the most recent production of the Spotlight Children's Theatre troupe. It will run June 29-July 1, with 7:30pm Fri. shows and 2pm matinees on Sat. and Sunday. The Spotlight Theatre is located at 1381 S. Riverside. If you would like to make reservations for the show, please call 587-5030. Tickets are $5 for kids under 12 $6 for seniors and $7 for adults.
What Do You Like in Your Meatpie? Light Opera Oklahoma continues its season theme of "Men Behaving Badly" with the worst-behaved of all: Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street. In this Stephen Sondheim musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1979, Todd returns to Victorian-era London after being wrongfully imprisoned for 15 years in Australia. He and Mrs. Lovett, a baker of meat pies, cook up a tasty revenge on the judge who sent him "down under." This will run June 26, 29 and July 7, 10 and 13 in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati. Tickets are $15 for GA or $20 for table cabaret seating. Get yours at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 596-71411.
No Losin' For This Kid. Owasso Community Theatre will present Ruthless! the Musical on June 28-30. It's the story of an eight-year-old singing and dancing phenomenon Tina Denmark who has her heart set on the leading role in the school's musical. But when a talentless rival gets the part, ruthless Tina kills her, to the dismay of some, and the approval of others. Get ready for a hilariously campy night. Performances will take place at the Mary Glass PAC, 12901 East 86th Street North, Owasso. Showtimes are 7pm, except for a 2pm Sunday matinee. Adult tickets are $8 at the door and seniors & students are $6. For more info, call 274-3420.
Icon of the Great American West. Through Sept. 30, you can witness Space Silent Spirit: Maynard Dixon's West. Dixon's style moved from defined realism toward modernism, abstraction, and cubism--though he spurned such titles. He simply sought the poetic beauty of the West and in the process created some of the most iconic images of the American West of the early 20th century. See them for yourself at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. For more information, call 596-2700.
For Your Viewing Pleasure. Thru Aug. 26, you can take another peek at the personal collection of the late Hungarian-born Jewish artist, Theodore Fried, a selection of paintings of animals and still lifes. Fried was a rising star in post-WWI Paris, exhibiting alongside Picasso, Kandinsky, Munch, and Nolde in a circle of young expatriate painters before fleeing the German occupation of Paris in 1940. This unique and thankfully recovered collection will show at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st. For details, call 492-1818 or visit jewishmuseum.net.
Trouble A'Comin. The Music Man, beloved musical, tells the story of "Professor" Harold Hill, who travels from town to town promising all the wonderful things that can come from starting an all-boys town band. Of course, good things can only come after Hill collects money for musical instruments and uniforms. Although he usually skips town with the cash, when Hill visits River City, IA, he falls in love with Marian, the local librarian, which complicates matters. See this delightful production of Light Opera Oklahoma in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati, June 30 & July 5-6, 8. Tickets are $15-20 and may be bought at the Box Office, myticketoffice.com or 596-7111.
Get Your Mind Outta The Gutter. If you've ever seen a production from 50 Swats, you'll probably know what to expect from their newest show, Dirty Thoughts. If not, it's basically short form theater, a high-impact series of monologues, dialogues, trilogues & poetry on the subject of erotica. Not just sex, mind you, but also the psychology, and perhaps even dark side, of erotica. In other words, you'll probably leave there thinking...dirty. It opens at the Nightingale Theater, 1416 E. 4th, June 29-30. Tickets are $8. For more info or reservations, call 633-8666.
Getting Creative Juices Flowing. Mr. Squiggles and The Professor have a fun--and educational--show for Tulsa area youth each Thursday this summer, June through August 15. Through music, humor and hands-on activities, children will learn to incorporate creativity into daily life. Showtimes are at 9:30am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm at the Art Play Center, 7974 E. 41st St. $10 admission includes an art project book and tour of the Tulsa Stained Glass Studio. For more information call 665-2646 or visit www.artplaycenter.com.
Art, Unleashed. Acclaimed by the critic Théophil Gautier as the "Michelangelo of the Menagerie," Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) was called one of the greatest French sculptors of the nineteenth century. Rodin acknowledged him as his teacher and his work was an important inspiration to Henri Matisse. This exhibition, "Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Bayre," features more than 130 highlights from the Walters Art Museum's renowned collection of his sculptures. It runs through September 2 at the Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., 749-7941.
Search For Our Okie Identity. Through Sept. 16, the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, 510 Dewey Ave., will be exhibiting "Out of Oklahoma: Contemporary Artists from Ruscha to Andoe." Starting with the Pop Art movement of the '60s and traveling through abstraction, minimalism, photorealism and even the new figurative painting. The work of 20 artists, including Larry Clark, John Fincher, and Daniel Lang, encompasses works in paint, watercolor, photography, glass, bronze and more to represent the diversity of Oklahoma and its people. For more info, visit pricetower.org.
Underneath the Same Big Skies. Orion the Hunter, Leo the Lion, and Ursa Major the Great Bear are all well-known constellations in the night sky, but do you know where to find the patterns of Long Sash or the Rabbit Tracks? TASM Planetarium presents a live Centennial program discovering what patterns the American Indians saw in the heavens that represented their history and everyday life. Explore these legends and constellations in Native American Skies at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum's Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. Call 834-9900 for showtimes.
The Joys of the Simple Life. Through Aug. 26, you can glimpse the beauty, elegance and simplicity of rural American life through the art of Andrew Wyeth. The rarely-seen works in "Andrew Wyeth Drawings and Watercolors: Selections from the Marunuma Art Park Collection, Japan," may allow you to see more clearly into the rural existence of the Christina and Alvaro Olson family of Cushing, Maine, which Wyeth so loved painting. The exhibition is at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. For more information, call 596-2700.
Your Dream Job... was to be an astronaut when you were a kid, right? Well, now you can glimpse the magnificence of floating in space with Astronaut, the most recent film to show at Tulsa Air and Space Museum's Bertlesmeyer Planetarium. It argues that the exploration of space is the greatest endeavor humankind has ever undertaken. You will explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and encounter the perils that await space travelers, as they subject a test astronaut, Chad, to everything space has to throw at him. Discover if you have what it takes to become an astronaut! The planetarium is located at 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. For showtimes, call 834-9900.
Golf, It's Tulsa's Kind of Sport. The Tulsa Historical Society and the PGA present "A History of the Season's Final Major," which celebrates the history and tradition of the PGA Championship. The collection tracks the Championship from the beginnings of match play to the modern era of stroke play, from Champions like Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen to today's icons such as Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Visitors to the exhibit can see the progression of golf and its technology by viewing mementos from PGA Champions through clothing, equipment, scorecards and other memorabilia. The PGA exhibit will be on display at the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria, through Aug. 1. Admission is free. To make tour reservations or for more information, call 712-9484.
He is Manuel. He dressed Johnny Cash in black. He created jumpsuits for Elvis. The bands Aerosmith, Lynard Skynard, ZZ Top and the Beatles have all worn his artistry. Presidents and movie stars have proudly donned his couture. He is a designer and an artist. He is Manuel. His current exhibit, "Star Spangled Thank You Tour" is a celebration of his career as a performance costume designer and will also showcase 50 one-of-a-kind jackets that pay tribute to the uniqueness of each of the 50 states. The show will run through July 29 at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. For more information, call 596-2700 or visit gilcrease.org.
Boomers and Sooners. During the first few years of the twentieth century, a series of events took place that lead Congress to grant single statehood for the Oklahoma and Indian Territories together. The exhibit, "Divided Territory, the Quest for Sequoyah," details the process that led two territories, each desiring to be admitted to the Union as their own separate state, to join together to form the State of Oklahoma. Come see this and other exhibits at the Tulsa Historical Society through July 28.
Celebrate Oklahoma's Rich History! In 1945, Thomas Gilcrease commissioned Vinson Lackey to research, record, and then create works of art representing the early institutions of Indian Territory.
This historic group of Oklahoma's pre-statehood buildings included forts, old Indian capitols, agencies, schools, churches, homes, and industrial structures. Each painting was to be a faithful reproduction of the original structure. The project took Lackey four years to complete.
He traveled to the sites and made sketches of the terrain, took copious notes, and tracked down any available information that might be useful to the project.
Do your civic duty and help the mayor and her cohorts find direction for the museum by letting 'em know you heard about the show in your ever-lovin' UTW. Gilcrease Museum through Sept. 30.
America 24/7. In the 1930s & '40s, Oklahoma artists were part of the "American Scene" movement, a reaction in part to abstraction and other modernist movements. These artists documented the America they knew best, whether it was the hills of Oklahoma, the ranch land of West Texas or the shores of New England.
They worked with a single purpose: to capture the myths and truths of an America that was rapidly changing. An exhibit of these works, "The Oklahoma Scene," at Philbrook Museum, runs through Aug. 5. For more information, call 749-7941.
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