Tulsa-based Orchestras Complement OK Mozart

By Glenda Rice Collins, For Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers,  Published: August 2016

Three well-established Oklahoma orchestras recently played a significant role in advancing Oklahoma’s premiere music festival, OK Mozart (OKM). during a pivotal year for the week-long event, June 11 – 18 at the Bartlesville Community Center.   Continue reading

From Menuhin to OK Mozart: Music as Therapy Prevails

By Glenda Rice Collins

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. USA — “Music creates order out of chaos,” said the quotable virtuoso violinist, conductor and humanitarian, Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), whose centenary is celebrated this year.

As Oklahoma’s premier music festival, OK Mozart, Opus 32 now celebrates a year of unprecedented transition under the leadership of  OKM executive director Randy Thompson — the man who for years embodied the spirit of Mozart himself through costumed portrayals of the musical genius. Continue reading

REVIEW: Contemporary Dance Oklahoma

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

Patrick (P.S.) Gordon Receives Living Legend Artist Award

By Glenda Rice Collins   (Updated May 17, 2016)

Recent Works exhibition continues through May 22 at the AHHA gallery in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla.,  USA — Mrs. Lennox & The Gift of Falling Snow, Patrick (P.S.) Gordon’s current celebratory exhibition at Living Arts of Tulsa, continuing through April 28, brings a unique collection of Gordon paintings, never shown publicly before,  out of darkness into the light, from New York to the heartland, documenting the renowned artist’s experience with the AIDS epidemic.   His contrasted Recent Works exhibition continues through May 22 at AHHA. Continue reading

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens first Frank Lloyd Wright House in Arkansas

By Glenda Rice Collins, published November 12, 2015

BENTONVILLE, Ark., USA — As Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art readies to host the  Picturing the Americas International Symposium this weekend, in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic, a newly-reconstructed Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian-style gem awaits public visitation.
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Oklahoma Arts Conference Opens Today in Tulsa

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.

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REVIEW: “Nureyev’s Eyes” drama featured at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Unique Wyeth and Warhol exhibitions continue through October 5 in Arkansas
By Glenda Rice Collins, Published October 2, 2015

BENTONVILLE, Ark., USA — “The eyes are the hard part,” says the Jamie Wyeth character in  David Rush’s award-winning drama, Nureyev’s Eyes. An inspired reading of the play was featured last week at a “Live Arts – Dance” event in the Great Hall of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art — concluding with an audience ‘standing ovation.’   Continue reading

REVIEW: OK Mozart Inaugurates Ambler Hall in the U.S. Heartland; Tulsa’s Midwest Trio featured

David E. Marsh, FASA

David E. Marsh, FASA, President, Marsh/PMK International, LLC

Good Vibes: From Storeroom to Concert Showplace  
By Glenda Rice Collins, Arts Columnist
Published August 31, 2015, For GlendaRiceCollins.com

BARTLESVILLE, Okla., USA — Picture a concert hall in a ‘shoebox,’ and you may have some idea of the acoustical challenges for David E. Marsh, FASA, in relation to converting a narrow,  rectangular-shaped storeroom into a gracious, acoustically-sound concert venue — on a ‘shoestring’ budget.

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