Tulsa: Brady Arts District Rocks On with Heart Health Focus at 108 Contemporary Gallery

By Glenda Rice Collins, Arts Columnist
Published August 28, 2015, For GlendaRiceCollins.com

TULSA, Okla., USA — “OH, Tulsa!”  What next?
Recently designated as “Center of the Universe” during a July Brady Arts District music festival, focused on three outdoor stages and filled with musical talent (ranging from “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.” to “Roxy Roca” on the Bank of Oklahoma stage at Guthrie Green), — Tulsa was further celebrated and critiqued during the Living Arts of Tulsa OH, TULSA! Biennial this month, continuing through today–Last call!

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REVIEW: TBII “On Your Radar,” with Tulsa Ballet II, celebrating 10 years in 2015

By Glenda Rice Collins, Arts Columnist
Published August 25, 2015, For GlendaRiceCollins.com

TULSA–“People come and go so quickly around here,” said ‘Dorothy,’  during her dream world escapades in The Wizard of Oz film classic. It  can also be said about current, sought-after choreographers at Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Ballet II, their leaders, and their audiences.

Under the leadership of Tulsa Ballet’s Marcello Angelini, the George Kaiser Family Foundation Artistic Director; and TBII artistic manager Alfonso Martin, the former distinguished Tulsa Ballet principal dancer from Spain, TBII’s fast-paced reach is ever-expanding, globally, — much like world-class Tulsa Ballet.

I suggest you keep them ‘on your radar.’

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OK Mozart Celebrates Youth, Italy and Opera

By Glenda Rice Collins, for Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers
Published: July 2015

Putting Oklahoma and Mozart back into the 2015 OK Mozart (OKM) Festival (June 6 – 13) with Italian flair proved to be an exhilarating venture for artistic director and conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and the Amici New York Orchestra.

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Oklahoman Eyakem Gulilat’s Photography featured in ‘State of the Art’ exhibition

By Glenda Rice Collins, for The Oklahoman
Published: January 4, 2015

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — “We cannot deny the politics in the clothing we wear,” said Oklahoma City artist/photographer Eyakem Gulilat, who was born in 1976. “Can you imagine a politician without a suit and tie?”

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State of the Art Reimagined at 2014 Oklahoma Arts Conference; Tulsa to Host 2015 Events

Students involved in arts programs are three times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and awards

By Glenda Rice Collins, For The Oklahoman
Published November 2, 2014

NORMAN — Some 400 arts enthusiasts gathered at the Embassy Suites Conference Center recently for the 2014 Oklahoma Arts Conference, “Our Town, Repurposed. Our State, Reimagined,” three days of sessions designed to ensure sustainability of the state’s diverse and vibrant arts spectrum and to rev up arts curriculum in public education.

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