Dennis Spielman

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Artists of the Autumn Pop Up - photo by Dennis Spielman

Autumn Pop-Up at Nault Gallery

Autumn Pop Up, a show exhibiting new work from the studios of Anthony Dyke, Susan Morrison-Dyke, Suzanne Mears and Christie Owen, opened on Friday, September 14th from 6 pm to 9 pm at Nault Gallery in Midtown.

All four artists are well-established and highly visible artists in the Oklahoma City metro area and beyond. The show offers a beautiful exhibition consisting of large and small abstract paintings that share a common connecting thread when hung together. The tactile and visceral paintings, create a strong impression of kindred spirits among the four artists and their love for the physical act of painting. These artists take their work to a place where the viewer is allowed to simply enjoy the physicality of the medium, the lushness of paint and brushstrokes cutting contours to create form and space in fields of spatial ambiguity. The generous wall space, loft-like ceilings an abundance of beautiful, natural light at Nault Gallery, the artists believe provide the ideal atmosphere in which to view their works.

Suzanne Mears, Anthony Dyke, Susan Morrison-Dyke, and Christie Owen (left to right) - photo by Dennis Spielman

This may not look like it, which is the intention after all, but I’m proud of how well I edited all four of their statements together. I was experimented with a different color correction tool, adjusting curves, and I like how more blended the image looks.

The Paramount Building - photo by Dennis Spielman

A Paramount Discovery in Film Row

Inspired by a mysterious EVP message, Sam and Geoff visit The Paramount Building in Oklahoma City’s Film Row. As they learn the history and paranormal tales of the district, Sam starts to scratch the surface of Geoff’s past.

The Paramount Building - photo by Dennis Spielman

This episode featured four guests, our most yet, for Tales Unveiled. It’s also the longest so far at 37:52. We recorded interviews on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday I edited, Thursday I did four other projects, and Friday I finished this episode.

The next episode focus on Bricktown, which we recorded yesterday at Bricktown Brewery with Charles Stout. I’m working on getting one more interview for that episode. Be sure to subscribe to new episodes via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, PodBean, Stitcher, YouTube, or right here.

Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by me, Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Featuring Bradley Wynn, Alyx Picard Davis, Elizabeth Macias, and Cortney Kane Sides as themselves.

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Coco Flow Chocolate Shoppe's German Chocolate Brownie - photo by Dennis Spielman

Oklahoma State Fair Food 2018

Yesterday, I visited the Oklahoma State Fair to sample some of the new and award-winning fair foods as well as hear from food vendors talk about their specials this year. The 2018 Oklahoma State Fair started on September 13th and goes through the 23rd. For a complete list of the new foods, read my story on Uncovering Oklahoma.

Biking with Ride OKC - photo by Dennis Spielman

Ride OKC

Growing from a passion to see places one normally doesn’t see, Ride OKC offers people unique tours of Oklahoma City via bicycle. Ashely and Ryan Fogle of Ride OKC, along with Bailey Gordon of Cookie Tour, share what riders can expect. If you’re a cookie connoisseur, this video includes footage from the Cookie Bike Tour.

Cookie at The Hall's Pizza - photo by Dennis Spielman

Passing by The Plaza Walls during a Ride OKC Tour - photo by Dennis Spielman

I personally had a great time with Ride OKC on the Cookie Bike Tour. Their tours make for a great date. A while back I posted an adventure vlog about my time with them and AMP Festival, which I’ve included below.

Next week’s featured video will be on a coffee shop that I visited in Tulsa while I was there for the Gathering Place.

Gathering Place photo by Dennis Spielman

Gathering Place

Gathering Place is a park like none other in Tulsa for everyone to enjoy. Gathering Place is entirely free to the public and is an adventure sure to inspire wonderful moments for generations to come. Josh Wright and Cayla Lewis give a tour of the park, which opens to the public on September 8, 2018.

This video was filmed yesterday as part of a media preview event. Besides me with Uncovering Oklahoma, there was only one other news organization from the Oklahoma City area. We had a blast at Gathering Place. There’s so much to see and do there. I think we saw most of it. One of the things I know we didn’t see was the restaurants there as they were still working on them.

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Teaming up with Josh Wright and Cayla Lewis again was great. Josh filmed a vlog from his perspective of Gathering Place. If you want to see more of the park, including what it was like for us to film there, check it out. It’s pretty funny.

While I was in the area, I also did an interview at the Brookside coffeeshop, Shades of Brown. Be on the lookout for that video in a couple of weeks. After I filmed that interview, I made my way home and got back around 6:30. Overall, a great day in Tulsa.

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