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Sassy savvy

What were you doing at 14? Two Piedmont girls have started their own business.


Features

Emily Summars
At 14 years old, you were probably staying up late watching movies, swimming all day and eating all the junk food your body could handle. Who knows when those Double Stuf Oreos will catch up with you, but at 14, who cares?
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Green Schools Program offers teachable moments

Students learn about becoming greener, healthier.


News

Emily Summars
The price tag for going green may seem high at first blush, but sustainable practices save money in the long run, not to mention help save the environment.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bar examination

University of Oklahoma students go to prison for the documentary ‘Women Behind Bars.’


Features

Emily Summars
Oklahoma ranks No. 1 in not only football, but for incarcerating females — 132 women per every 100,000 people in 2009. The national average is 68, according to a state Department of Corrections report.
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Freedom rings

Who said school isn’t fun? A nonprofit education program gets kids into learning.


Features

Emily Summars
Based at Wildewood Baptist Church, local nonprofit Freedom School helps underserved children and families by providing a summer-long integrated reading curriculum and field lessons.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wise man

A local archbishop has released a Christian caper.


Fiction

Emily Summars
What do an archbishop, an author and Rome have in common? Robert L. Wise. An archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, he recently released “Shrouded in Silence.”
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fiber art

“Fluvian” is one of the pieces on display in mixedmedia fiber artist Jean Ann Fausser’s exhibition.


Visual Arts

Emily Summars

Daily, ongoing

 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hoopin' and painting

After playing on the court with the NBA, Desmond Mason now plays with canvas as an artist.


Youth

Emily Summars
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Retiring Arts Council executive stresses economic value of arts education

Suzanne Tate stepping down in November amid trying times.


News

Emily Summars
Art is more than just watching someone paint or meandering down the arts and crafts aisle at a store. Art can change people’s lives.
 
Friday, August 19, 2011

River cruisers

See the OKC skyline from a different angle: a boat. Yes, a boat.


Features

Emily Summars

After parading down concrete barriers, driving past downtown’s construction and into Regatta Park, you wonder what the heck you signed up for. How can a river cruise happen here, in Oklahoma?

 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Flipping art

Longtime city restaurant Flip’s is known for food, wine and non-commission sales of featured artists.


Visual Arts

Emily Summars
There’s always something new at Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria, 5801 N. Western, and we’re not referring to the menu.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Doggie styles

“Picasso” is but one pup depicted in Diana J. Smith’s “Canine Companions.”


Visual Arts

Emily Summars

Wednesday-Saturday, ongoing

 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Art celebration

Jerrod Smith calls The Society “a community-driven, creative environment ... in the most progressive arts district in OKC.”

 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer harvest

A camp just for foster kids gives neglected and abused children the chance to have a normal summer.


Features

Emily Summars
It’s your first birthday party, right along with 54 others. Complete with cake and presents, today is your day. At Harvest Foster Kids Camp, kids get parties, they get makeovers, they get knighted: They get to live the normal life of a kid.
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Nice glass

The “Cutting Edge” glass exhibition features “Personal One,” a piece created by Alabama native Donna Branch.


Visual Arts

Emily Summars
Daily, ongoing
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Best Betz

UCO’s new president is no stranger to higher education in Oklahoma.


Features

Emily Summars
Don Betz isn’t the restoring-sailboats-playing-17-rounds-of-golf kind of guy.
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 
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