Germans on the Arkansas. Get your fill of strudel, schnitzel, lederhosen, genuine oompah music and (of course) beer, glorious beer at Tulsa's favorite excuse to party on the river, Oktoberfest, Oct. 18-21 on the west bank of the Arkansas River, 2100 S. Jackson. As ever, there'll be more food, music, art, German goods and chicken dancing revelers than you can shake a stein at (not that you'd want to) so get there early and stay late. Shuttle service provided. Visit www.tulsaoktoberfest.org for complete details.
Return of the Classics
Thursday, October 18
Randy Travis is, simply put, a music superstar. With a slew of #1 albums, 22 chart-topping singles, and multiple Grammy awards under his belt, this perennial country music icon keeps on churning out quality albums, year after year. He'll be stopping by the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams, for a must-see concert tonight. Doors open at 6:30pm. Boots not required... but suggested.
Friday, October 19
It's time for everyone's favorite comedy/horror musical about a Transylvanian transvestite transsexual scientist and his castle full of weirdoes and fun-lovin' deviants. That's right folks, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 2nd & Cincinnati, presents The Rocky Horror Show live onstage tonight at 8pm.
Saturday, October 20
If the only thing that's ever stopped you from pursuing your dream of creative video editing is... well... the fact that you just don't know how to do it, today's your lucky day. Steve Liggett's Video Production and Casablanca Editing Workshop will, in one daylong class (10am-5pm), guide you through the ins and outs of video production. You'll use Living Arts of Tulsa's video gear in the morning and edit on their Casablanca Editing systems in the afternoon. By the end of the whole thing you'll have a DVD of your creation and a head full of ideas. Living Arts of Tulsa is located at 308 S. Kenosha Ave. Call 585-1234 to enroll.
Sunday, October 21
Tonight, award-winning popular comedian and ABC sitcom star George Lopez brings his irreverently hilarious take on the Mexican-American experience to the stage of the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. Find out what's really on his mind, off-camera and undiluted.
Show starts at 8pm.
Monday, October 22
United States History buffs won't want to miss the current exhibit, "1776-1876: A Century of American History in Art," at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. Included in this impressive collection are not only commemorative portraits of the people involved in the revolution, expansion, and southern secession, but also a collection of rare documents from one of the foremost archival collections in the United States... including the only known certified copy of the Declaration of Independence. Visit www.gilcrease.org for more info.
Tuesday, October 23
Rock legends The Doobie Brothers helped define the laidback, goodtime rock sound of the '70s. (They've got the word "doobie" right in their name, after all. What more do you need?) The Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, presents this Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum record selling supergroup in concert tonight. David Dover opens the show. Music starts at 7:30pm.
Wednesday, October 24
Today is a day for musical extremes. At 12:10pm, head down to the Kathleen Westby Pavilion, 110 E. 2nd St., for Paul Compton and the OSU Trombone Ensemble in concert. Bring a bag lunch. Sit back... relax. Then, later on tonight, head over to the Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, and get your face ripped off by the hip hop/horrorcore of Insane Clown Posse, along with special guests Necro, Boondox and Motown Rage. Doors open at 6:30pm. At some point after this, your head will explode.
Thursday, October 25
M.A. Doran Gallery's latest exhibit, "Oklahoma Contemporary Realism," features 13 artists who mimic reality in distinctively different ways...from rural landscapes to experimental "new realism" to watercolor. See what it's all about today at 3509 S. Peoria.
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Viva La Mosh. Here's your once in a million chance to meet the infamous skater and Jackass, Bam Margera. He just might show up at Cain's Ballroom during the Viva La Bands Tour, Thurs., Oct. 18, featuring Cradle of Filth, CKY, Gwar and Vains of Jenna. Even if he doesn't show, you can still mosh the night away. Tickets are $30, doors open at 5:30pm, at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main. Call 866-443-8849 or visit cainsballroom.com for tickets and information.
Spotnik. You voted, now it's time to cheer for your favorite local bands at the 2007 SPOT Awards, Sat., Oct. 20. Performing at the 7pm reception is HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/citizen2.aspx"; Citizen Mundi, the ceremony begins at 8pm with HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/susan2.aspx"; Susan Herndon, HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/south2.aspx"; South 40, HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/pda2.aspx"; P.D.A., HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/dustin2.aspx"; Dustin Pittsley Band, HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/one2.aspx"; 1 G.O.P., HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/down2.aspx"; Down for Five, HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/callupsie2.aspx"; Callupsie and HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/content/2007/spotniks07/thomas2.aspx"; Thomas Martinez. Closing the show will be Malan Darras, formerly of the band Rewake--a band being inducted into the Spot Music Awards Hall of fame by virtue of its five wins in the Best None of the Above category. Doors open at 7pm, tickets are $10, at Cain's Ballroom.
B.J. and the Bear. Minus the Bear is on the Planet of Ice tour promoting their, you guessed it, Planet of Ice CD. The experimental rock band delves into a Pink Floyd style and they are coming to Cain's Tues., Oct. 23 to experiment on you. Featuring openers Helio Sequence and Tiny Vipers, doors open at 7pm, tickets are $18.95 advance, $20.25 day of, at Cain's Ballroom.
Evil Clowns. Juggalo's and Juggalettes get ready for Insane Clown Posse to rap the night away at Cain's this Wed., Oct. 24. For those who are not familiar with the notorious independent rap group, they've been pretty successful, selling enough albums for a platinum record and four gold albums. Their music is considered hip hop/horrorcore rap. Maybe it's the horrifying evil clown face paint that does it. Featuring openers Necro, Boondox and Motown Rage, doors open at 6:30pm, tickets are $34.50 advance, $36.75 day of, at Cain's Ballroom.
Star Spanglish Banter. You may know him as the TV persona in the ABC sitcom, George Lopez, but the comedian shows more of his color on stage. Without the censorship and confines of a script George Lopez candidly speaks of the realities of being Mexican-American today. The award winning actor, philanthropist and comedian is appearing at Brady Theatre, 105 W. Brady, Sunday, Oct. 21. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $55.50. Call 58-BRADY or visit bradytheatre.com for tickets and info.
Silent in the Morning. Filmed in 1922 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Hungry Hearts is based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, one of the first immigrant authors to write about American Jewish women for a mainstream audience. The bittersweet silent film classic follows the Levin family as they emigrate from Eastern Europe with hope for a better life in America, only to discover the hardships of settling in the New World. Hungry Hearts has been restored by the National Center for Jewish Film and as is the case with most silent films, Hungry Hearts has no surviving score because the accompaniment was improvised by theater organists. With a faculty research grant from the Casden Institute, Professor David Spear collaborated with his graduate students to give the film an effective new score. Special guest David Spear, Professor of Scoring for Motion Pictures and TV at the University of Southern California-Thornton School of Music will speak about the film and the new musical score, at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2pm and 4pm. Call 592-FILM for more.
Relatively Rich. In the mystery farce, Hide and Shriek, by Tim Kelly, June Hunger is being hounded by a dangerous young woman who is convinced June stole her man. June heads for the hills where she is taken in by a bizarre hillbilly family because she looks like Daisy Belle, a relative who disappeared after she hid $60K. Strangely, Daisy still receives quarterly checks in her name from a law firm. June agrees to impersonate Daisy Belle in order to collect the checks. The over-the-top action chills and thrills and funny dialogue come alive on Fri. and Sat., Oct. 19 and 20 at the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, 1800 S. Main, in Broken Arrow. Tickets are $13. Call 258-0077 or visit bacptheatre.com for more information.
Oklahoma Moon Keep on Shining. Who's the band behind classic hits like "Old Black Water" and "Long Train Runnin'" owners of multi-platinum, platinum and gold records, plus multiple Grammy awards and a diamond record? It's the Doobie Brothers and they're playing the historic Brady Theatre, Tues., Oct. 23. The Doobie Brothers currently have a lineup of eight members and are performing with special guest David Dover, at the Brady Theatre, 105. W. Brady, tickets are $39.50-$59.50. The show starts at 7:30pm.
They Call it the Blues. Local blues bands unite, well sort of unite, for the Blues Society of Tulsa's Fourth Annual Blues Challenge on Sat., Oct. 20th at VFW Post 577, 1109 E. 6th St. This challenge is basically a battle of the bands, Blues bands in this case, to select a band and solo act to represent the Blues Society of Tulsa at the largest blues festival in the world, the International Blues Challenge, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2008 in Memphis. Proceeds will go towards travel expenses for the winning act to compete at the International Blues Challenge. The Blues Society of Tulsa's event is a free, all-ages show, but there will be tickets sold for raffle drawings.
Playing the Mouth Harp. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee and internationally renowned blues harmonica player Jimmy Markham will host a tribute to the great harmonica players on the scene today, 11am-10pm. Markham will present a special blues concert in the evening and provide music classes for the youth during the day, Sat., Oct. 18, at the Jazz Hall, 5 S. Boston. Call 596-1001 or go to okjazz.org for more.
Swingin' and Dancin'. One of Tulsa's top trumpet players, Dave Johnson, heads up a crew of big band jazz musicians who capture the spirit and magic of the swingin' sounds of the Count Basie Band. The Dance floor will be out and the crowd will be "One O'clock Jumping" all night long. Basie is known for his music that made crowds the world over swing, and it'll be no different at the Depot Sunday, Oct. 21, 5pm, at the Jazz Hall.
UHF. Living Arts of Tulsa's Featured Videographer Night presents the work of up and coming filmmaker, Tulsan Zach Litwack. The screening will consist of three short works: the experimental film, Life and Limb, the dark comedy, You're Breaking Up, and Improvisation, which was featured at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Audience members will also receive details of Litwack's upcoming short fantasy film, Lost and Found, which will be filmed on location in Chicago this month. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served in addition to a cash bar, 8-10pm, at Living Arts of Tulsa, 308 S. Kenosha Ave. Fri., Oct. 19. For details about the screening, call 585-1234 or visit the Lost and Found website at HYPERLINK "http://www.lostandfoundthefilm.com"; \t "_blank" lostandfoundthefilm.com.
Filmmaking 101. Steve Liggett leads an all day workshop, this Sat., Oct. 20 from 10am-5pm. The Video Production and Casablanca Editing Workshop will have participants learn how to use their own or Living Arts' video cameras in the morning and then edit using the Casablanca Editing systems in the afternoon. By the end of the day, participants will have gone through most of the aspects of production and post-production and will end up with a finalized DVD to show what they have accomplished. At Living Arts of Tulsa. The workshop is $40 and includes supplies. Call 585-1234 to enroll.
The Acoustic Hour. After a long hiatus from the music scene, Alice in Chains is back on tour with members Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez, Sean Kinney and William Duvall on vocals. And they aren't touring to promote a new CD; they're touring to pay tribute to the late vocalist Layne Staley who passed away April 5, 2002. The Tulsa show is one of the only sold out shows on the acoustic tour that's only booking small intimate venues. The unplugged engagement with Alice in Chain's, playing the old songs one more time, is Fri., Oct. 19 at Cain's Ballroom. Doors open at 7pm if you can find a scalper.
Give a Little Bit. The Day Center for the Homeless will be the beneficiary of the annual BUS Benefit (Blankets, Underwear and Socks) concert, Sat., Oct. 20, at 7pm, at the Church of the Resurrection, 4804 S. Fulton. Pete Astor and Joesf Glaude will be performing in concert at the annual BUS Benefit with a full band that includes Astor and Glaude on guitars, Marlin Bills on Bass and Eastman Curtis on djembe. There is no charge for admission, but you are encouraged to bring large blankets, underwear and socks to donate.
Foxy Lady. The ladies of Eye Candy Burlesque are celebrating their first year of success at The Continental, 421 E. 1st St. Sat., Oct. 20. The Eye Candy troupe's debut performance was Oct. 20 of last year at The Nightingale Theater and since then, this group of lovely ladies has been putting on their own productions, in addition to being featured at events such as D-Fest, Assorted Jellies and Jams, and fundraisers for local charities. The celebration will feature Eye Candy Burlesque and The Oh Johnny! Girls band from Oklahoma City, plus fan favorites Savonne the Minx, Lu Foxx, Katerina the Naughty Ballerina, and introducing Eva Chablis and the tempestuous Martini Presley. Tickets are $8. Doors open at 8pm, show is at 9pm. Call 592-7844 for more information.
Good Things Come in Small Frames. Isn't everything cuter when it's small? Get out your bifocals and wallet for the annual American Art in Miniature fundraising exhibition opening Sat., Oct. 20 at Gilcrease Museum.
All works of art are no larger than 9" x 12" unframed and sculptures are no taller than 12" exclusive of base. This year, nearly 200 artists are participating, with proceeds from the sale benefiting Gilcrease Museum's educational and public programs. The American Art in Miniature silent auction art sale will be Thurs., Nov. 1 at 5:30pm, at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. Call 596-2758 to register or visit www.gilcrease.org/aaim for more information.
For the Love of Drama. The Tulsa Spotlight Theatre presents a special benefit performance of The Drunkard and The Olio in honor of Tulsa's Disabled American Veterans, chapter 32, Fri., Oct. 19. All proceeds from ticket sales and/or donations received from the Spotlight Theatre's performance will go directly to the local DAV chapter. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children, twelve and under. The sing-along begins at 7:30pm and the curtain goes up at 7:45pm for The Drunkard. After a short intermission, Olio, featuring four or five acts of local talent will commence. Additional donations by check or credit card on behalf of the DAV will also be collected at the show. Spotlight Theatre is at 1381 Riverside Drive. Call 587-5030 for reservations or more information.
Realism Today. M.A. Doran Gallery presents a new exhibit, "Oklahoma Contemporary Realism." The 13 participating artists depict distinctive imagery that mimics reality, with a unique approach and vision to each individual artist. The works capture the interest of the viewer while still maintaining elements of the tangible world. Jeff Dodd explores the vastness of rural Oklahoma, Otto Duecker experiments with New Realism, William Wright provides consistency with watercolor and Mary Russell works in the Old Masters custom painting. The opening reception, Thurs., Oct. 18, 5-8pm will have many of the participating artists in attendance. The show continues through the end of Nov. at M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria. Call 748-8700 HYPERLINK http://www.madorangallery.com or go to madorangallery.com for additional info.
Devil in Disguise. Shake the Devil Off, written by Peter Entell, looks at how parishioners and musicians are banding together to prevent the closure of Saint Augustine Church in New Orleans six months after Hurricane Katrina. Entell turns the case into a broad indictment of the heavy-handed decision-making by outsiders that continues to plague New Orleans. Showing at Circle Cinema. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Yachting Around. Don't miss a screening of Deep Water, the true story of the fateful voyage of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman, who enters the most daring nautical challenge ever--the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race. Deep Water uses Crowhurst's original 16mm films and tape recordings to reconstruct his extraordinary journey through music and HYPERLINK "http://events.ocregister.com/search?st=movie&cat=96"; documentary at Circle Cinema Fri., Oct. 19. Call 592-FILM for showtimes.
Dammit Janet! Let's do the Time Warp again, The Rocky Horror Show is back for round three at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Oct. 19-20 and 24-27 at 8pm and Oct. 21 at 2pm. Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his unusual housemates will be dancing and singing 'til the saucers come home. See it all in the John H. Williams Theater of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd St. Tickets are $24. Call 596-7122 or visit tulsapac.com for tickets and information.
Fundraising with Flare. Well-known local entertainers roll out the welcome mat for one of Tulsa's newest theatre companies, Metropolitan Arts Theatre, (MAT). This cabaret-style fundraiser, benefiting MAT, features Janet Rutland, Freddie Tate, Kara Staiger, and MAT founders Brad Morris and Claire Kifer. Danny Williams, a MAT regular, will emcee the lighthearted and irreverent evening. Tickets are $15. The Welcome Mat Gala will commence at 8pm, Fri., Oct. 19 and Sat., Oct. 20 at Charles E. Norman Theater of the Tulsa PAC. Call 596-7122 or tulsapac.com for tickets.
Opera at the Depot. Leona Mitchell, international opera star will sing arias from Puccini, Broadway selections, spirituals, and gospel favorites, "How Great Thou Art," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," for her concert, Thurs., Oct. 18 at the Jazz Depot. She will also sing some Lieder and a composition that has never been performed before which was written by J.C. Johnson, a Broadway composer. In 2004, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and in 2007 inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Leona Mitchell in concert at 7:30pm with a VIP reception at 6:30pm, at the Jazz Hall. Tickets are $25, $50 & $75. Call 596-1001 or visit okjazz.org for more information.
Lunch with the Trombonists. Bring your lunch to the Kathleen Westby Pavilion of the Tulsa PAC for the brown bag special with Paul Compton and the OSU Trombone Ensemble, Wed., Oct. 24 at 12:10pm. Compton leads the 16-member OSU Trombone Ensemble that plays for campus, regional and national events and has premiered works by composers David Herring, James Kazik and Joseph Cooper. Compton studied trombone at the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington and at the Henry Mancini Institute with Bruce Paulson and Andy Martin. As a performer with various orchestras and ensembles, Compton has performed with artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Herbie Hancock, Tony Bennett and Elmer Bernstein. Admission is free and open to the public.
We're Country. With 22 number one songs, six number one albums, five Grammy's and more awards than anyone can count, Randy Travis will hit the stage Thurs., Oct. 18 in Bartlesville. Randy Travis and his full band will be performing his #1 hits and other favorites at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $46 & $56 & $72.50. Call 336-2787 or go to bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com for more information.
All Fired Up. It's that time of year again when the University of Tulsa's School of Art becomes host to three nationally known artists for the annual ceramics exhibit and competition. "Red Heat: Contemporary Works in Clay" is open thru Oct. 26 at the Alexandre Hogue Gallery at TU and features everything from functional pottery and decorative ceramic dishware to sculptural ceramic work. In addition to the activities surrounding "Red Heat," Oliver Herring is speaking Thurs., Oct. 18, at 7pm in the Lorton Lecture Hall. Herring's style is popular in the contemporary art world and his work is featured in the Art 21 PBS series. The public lectures and "Red Heat" exhibit are free and open to the public at TU, 600 S. College Ave. Call 631-2739 for additional info.
Versions of Tulsa. The WaKOW! Collective really outdid themselves with their kaleidoscopic versions of Tulsa, wrapping it neatly in the subject of "Holy/Oil." The multimedia work explores the cultural, ethical and aesthetic intersections of oil and religion in Tulsa... the foundations of the city. The work evolved by visiting many specific sites in Tulsa associated with the regional history of either oil or religion, and collecting raw materials through writing, audio recording, and photography. The Wa-KOW! Collective then altered, edited and arranged the materials, while incorporating samples from songs, films, texts and images related to Tulsa. The resulting experiments consist of multilayered works that echo and transform the original documents into something new. The exhibit runs thru Oct. 25 at Living Arts of Tulsa, 308 S. Kenosha. Gallery hours are Saturdays 1-4pm and Thursdays 5-8pm.
Talking T-Shirts. Old T-Shirts are the center of attention for this month's Equality Center exhibit, "Out of the Closet." The show is a retrospective of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) themed T-Shirts from the private collection of former gift-shop owner Tom Neal. The displayed shirts, both regional and international, will offer a glimpse into the history of the gay rights movement as seen through T-Shirt design. The exhibit will remain up through the month of Oct., and can be viewed Mon.-Sat. from 3-9pm. The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center is located at 621 E. 4th St., in downtown Tulsa. More info at okeq.org.
Look Again. Trained as a sculptor, Lucy Gunning has, for the past 15 years, focused on film and video installation works that examine the idiosyncrasies of human behavior. Gunning's work exudes a sympathetic curiosity as she underscores the strangeness that often lies at the heart of apparently normal human behavior. The understated simplicity of Gunning's filmed scenarios--a woman imitating the sound of a horse (The Horse Impressionists, 1994) or drunken businessmen trying to navigate their way home through London's Liverpool Station (Esc, 2004)--gradually reveal subtle psychological insights, tensions between fantasy and reality and levels of complexity within her chosen subject. Gunning's work de-familiarizes the familiar by disrupting and undermining social conventions and expected behavior through play and humor.
For her newest project, "Focus 4," Gunning developed a new work that was unveiled at Philbrook, 2727 S. Rockford Rd., and will be on display through Dec. 30. Call 749-7941 or visit www.philbrook.org for more information.
Our Very Own. In honor of Oklahoma's 100th birthday, Pierson Gallery presents "Oklahoma Artists: A Centennial Celebration," an exhibit of noted Oklahoma artists Charles Banks Wilson and Alexandre Hogue. Both men rose to national prominence as painters, muralists and printmakers whose work expresses the life and landscape in which they lived. A large collection of Wilson's early and recent paintings, drawings and lithographs will be on display at the gallery. A series of six paintings created during Hogue's graphic period in the 1970s will be shown during this exhibit.
"A Centennial Celebration" runs through Nov. 10. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 9:30am-5:30pm and Sat. 10am-4pm at 1307-1311 E. 15th St. Call 584-2440 or piersongallery.com.
Intuitive Transitional Artsy. Brooke Apker Knight is a young Tulsa artist who finds inspiration in people and their passions...from music to motherhood to domestic pleasures. She paints in an expressionist style that borders on whimsical. For her, the simplicity of forms and faces makes the people and things she portrays more universal and accessible. "Chords" is an exhibition of recent acrylics and drawings, showing at the PAC Gallery thru Oct. 28, 10am-5:30pm. Show is free.
Oklahoma Life. Gilcrease Museum's new exhibition, "Charles Banks Wilson: An Oklahoma Life in Art," will not only showcase the museum's holdings but will also include a number of artworks from private collections and several new paintings that have never been on public view. Charles Banks Wilson is one of Oklahoma's premier artists whose artworks have been collected and exhibited around the globe. Gilcrease Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Wilson's work, ranging from his early years as an art student and illustrator to his extensive series of Native American portraits and scenes of Oklahoma life. Working in a variety of mediums, Wilson is an accomplished illustrator, muralist, lithographer, sculptor, and teacher. His work has been widely acclaimed for its attention to detail and insightful composition. The exhibition will continue through March 9, 2008, at 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road. Call 596-2700 or go to www.gilcrease.org for more info.
Past Alive. "Tulsa in a Parade of Color" is an exhibit of photographs by Don Thompson at The Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria Ave., museum hours are 10am-2pm, Tues.-Sat., and admission is free. The Tulsa community has an opportunity to view the 21 pieces of several Tulsa historic buildings and icons, such as the Mayo, Cain's Ballroom, and structures from the Greenwood area. The works are created in the Polaroid manipulated process. Thompson has over 35 years of photographic experience, beginning his career as a writer and photographer for the U. S. Army in the 1960s. His work, "Black Settlers in Tulsa," is on permanent display at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. His works are available at the Frame Maker, Lovett's Gallery and Dwelling Spaces in Tulsa. Call 712-9482 or go to tulsahistory.org. The exhibit will hang through Nov. 15.
New Old World. Oklahoma native Olinka Hrdy, (1902-1987), was an artist influenced by Cubism, Bauhaus abstraction, Art Deco and Czech Embroidery. During her studies at OU, she produced wall murals that got the attention of architect Bruce Goff, who commissioned a cycle of nine music themed murals for his 1929 Riverside Drive project. This led to future commissions including the stage curtain and entryway mural for the Historic Brady Theater. She traveled from New York to Wisconsin where she studied at Frank Lloyd Wright's school in Spring Green, to Hollywood as an industrial designer following World War II, before coming home to Prague, OK, where she remained until 1987. Constructivism, art deco and Czech folk art are exhibited in "Oklahoma Moderne: The Art and Design of Olinka Hrdy" at Price Tower Arts Center, 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, through Jan. 13. Admission is $4, call 336-4949 or pricetower.org for more information.
American History Up Close. "1776-1876: A Century of American History in Art" will be on display at the Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd., through December. The exhibit has original commemorative portraits of the people involved in the revolution, expansion, and southern secession, as well as painted historical scenes of the defining moments in American history. John Vanderlyn's Neoclassical painting of Washington and Lafayette and the Battle of Brandywine has returned to the museum after being on display at the new museum on George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate.
The exhibition also includes several rare documents from one of the premier archival collections in the United States. Among the documents included in the exhibition is the only known certified copy of the Declaration of Independence, Washington's Address to the Delaware Nation, Andrew Jackson's correspondence to his wife Rachel, a rare broadside of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln, and a letter from George Custer discussing field operations only months before the events on the Little Big Horn River in 1876. Call, 596-1400 or visit gilcrease.org for more info.
Tulsarama Relived. Through March 31, 2008, "Flashback '57: Tulsarama & The Buried Belvedere" allows patrons to see the items in the time-capsule plus other artifacts and images from 1957. Tulsa's History Museum is located at the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria. Hours are 10am-4pm, Tues.--Sat. For more details, call 712-9484 or go to HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsahistory.org/"; \o "http://www.tulsahistory.org/"; tulsahistory.org.
See the Genesis of Tulsa. A selection of photographs from the Beryl Ford Collection featuring Tulsa's schools is on display through Nov. 1 at Tulsa's History Museum in the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria. Thousands of vintage photographs collected by Tulsa historian Beryl Ford have been scanned since the collection was acquired last year by the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Museum hours are 10am-4pm, Tues.-Sat. Call 712-9484 or go to tulsahistory.org for more information.
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