Dennis Spielman

The real and imaginative adventures of Dennis Spielman

Oklahoma Arts Day, Decopolis, and Tulsa Art Deco Museum

Uncovering Oklahoma talks about Oklahomans for the Arts’ event, Oklahoma Arts Day and why public funding for the arts is important with Julia Kirt (Oklahomans for the Arts), Erinn Gavaghan (Norman Arts Council), Jessica Farling (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art), and Melissa Smith (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art). It’s an inspiriting video that will be relevant past the yearly Oklahoma Arts Day. It’s a slower pace than some of my other videos, but with the subject matter and the help of the music, it works rather well.

Following the Arts Day segment is an interview with William Franklin, the owner of Tulsa retail shop that’s more of an experience, DECOPOLIS, and the Tulsa Art Deco Museum.

Next week’s video will involve coffee.

District Up! accepted at deadCENTER Film Festival

I am ecstatic to announce my feature length documentary, District Up!, will make its World Premiere at the deadCENTER Film Festival! It will be showing in the festival’s new satellite venue at the Plaza District, which is only fitting for the film as it does feature the district. 🙂

Showtime is Friday, June 10 at 8:00pm at The District House 1755 NW 16th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

Come see it!

Serendipitous of a Feather

Serendipitous of a Feather - photo by Dennis Spielman
This whole photo shoot session was completely serendipitous. I was at the Norman Music Festival when this woman was wanting to take a picture of this lady and her bird. My wife suggested they take the photo in the alleyway behind MAINSITE where there’s this mural featuring birds by Skip Hill. I had my Panasonic camera with me as I was taking pictures and video of the music festival for Uncovering Oklahoma, and so I tagged along, to show them where the mural was located and to take a few pictures myself.

Serendipitous of a Feather - photo by Dennis Spielman

Serendipitous of a Feather - photo by Dennis Spielman

These photographs are not for sale. This was only a fun, serendipitous moment I wanted to share.

Sugar Free Allstars and Woody Guthrie Center

The kiddie-rock duo, the Sugar Free Allstars, answer questions for Uncovering Oklahoma. Found out what happens when you give them too much sugar, their thoughts on the Norman Music Festival, how mad Fowler VW is at them for using the confetti cannon in their repair bay for their latest music video, and more.

On the subject of music, I travel to Tulsa to interview Deana McCloud, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center. Perhaps this video will kill some fascists.

Be sure to watch the whole video. 😉

I’m a bit worried about topping this great video. I made a guest appearance in the video, which was a last minute change as the PR person for the Sugar Free Allstars was supposed to be the one to get interrogated. For next week’s video, I’m working on arranging an interview with Julia Kirt about Oklahomans for the Arts and have a travel segment about a cool store and museum in Tulsa.

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Dogs Looking Out Window

Some cuteness for your Monday.

Here are our two dogs, Tia and Sasha, looking out the window on a Monday morning.

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