Monthly Archives: May 2013

Film Rebate Defeated

From the Oklahoma Film and Music Office Click here for a full list of projects filmed in Oklahoma. Thursday evening, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted down the extension of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program. The bill was brought up unexpectedly around 8:30 p.m. After a heated debate, the vote came in at 45 […]

May 28

Amber Sharples

From the Oklahoma Arts Council   OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Governor-appointed Oklahoma Arts Council board have selected Amber Sharples as the state agency’s new executive director. Sharples replaces Kim Baker, who announced her resignation in March. Sharples has been on staff with the Council since 2006. Originally hired as visual arts director, Sharples […]

May 23

Tornadoes: The Arts Respond

Oklahoma’s arts community is responding to victims of the recent tornadoes with a variety of concerts and other arts-related events. Norman Arts Council has really stepped up to help organize. This is the graphic they created. Benefits Kevin Welch, Michael Fracasso and Miss Brown to You 8 p.m. Friday, May 24 The Blue Door, 2805 […]

May 18

No Chance At Life

Kate Eshelman just got the worst news. For an arts teacher anyway. On April 6, she wrote the following on her blog, Lessons From the K-12 Art Room: I just received news that the K-12 art program in my school district is being cut due to lack of funding.  While I am upset about losing […]

Arts Day Slideshow

Many thanks to everyone who came out for Arts Day at the Capitol last week. We’ve posted all these photos on our Facebook page. Please feel free to download and tag them. Here they are in a slideshow presentation via Flickr. –Jennifer

May 06

2013 Arts Day Participants

More than 160 individuals have also signed up to attend. Let’s make it 200! Sign up here on Facebook. If you don’t have a Facebook account, leave us a comment or send us an email and let us know you’re coming. Be sure to stop by the OFTA table and pick up a name tag […]

Where do I park on Arts Day?

That’s a great question! Here is a map. Note the orange and green circles. That’s where you can park! From NE 23rd Street Heading West Before you get to Lincoln Boulevard exit ramps, just west of the Oklahoma Governor’s mansion behind a large stand of trees, is the “east” parking lot of the Oklahoma State […]

May 01

Comment For A Cause: Public Funding for the Arts

During the month of May, Andi Fisher, a prominent travel blogger from San Francisco, is sponsoring Comment for a Cause on behalf of Oklahomans for the Arts! Every time someone comments on one of her posts during the month of May, she’ll donate 50 cents to our nonprofit organization (up to $100). So please hop […]