The following guest review, an essay by University of Oklahoma freshman Nadia Moore, in partial fulfillment of an arts appreciation curriculum requirement for all OU students, reveals more about the stature of contemporary dance and exceptional arts leadership at OU. Nadia, an accounting major, also plays the flute in OU’s Pride of Oklahoma marching band. Continue reading
OKLAHOMA ARTS COUNCIL NEWS NOTES
2015 Oklahoma Arts Conference in Tulsa, October 21-22
Preconference Events Begin Oct. 20. Register at Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Tuesday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., or Wed. – Thurs., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special guest speakers Oct. 21 will include:
Dr. Jane Chu, chairman, National Endowment For the Arts, and Dr. William Adams, chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities.
HONORS: Revered Influential Immigrant Ballerina Remembered in Film
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., USA–The Emmy Award-winning film, Mia, A Dancer’s Journey, which celebrates the career and influence of famed 20th-century gifted ballerina, Mia Slavenska (1914-2002), will be broadcast on OETA-TV in Oklahoma, tonight at 10 p.m.
Universal Questions Pondered in OU Arts District Play
By Glenda Rice Collins, Published September 25, 2015
NORMAN, Okla., USA–Never underestimate the power of the precocious mind. As a central character in the provocative, Tony and Olivier Award-winning 1993 Tom Stoppard play, Arcadia, a current production of the University Theater at the University of Oklahoma, the young Thomasina Coverly (brilliantly portrayed by Calley Luman) repeatedly calls our attention to the value of seeking truth. Continue reading
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.