Dennis Spielman

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ArtNow 2019 - photo by Dennis Spielman

ArtNow 2019

Yesterday, I was invited to a private curator-led tour for Oklahoma Contemporary’s ArtNow 2019 exhibit with co-curators Alyson Atchison and Patrick Reynolds. For ArtNow 2019, they traveled from Locust Grove to Frederick, and all points between, to build an exciting survey of contemporary art being created in Oklahoma today.

Oklahoma Contemporary’s signature ArtNow celebrates Oklahoma’s vibrant contemporary art community. The 2019 exhibition, opening November 16, 2018, provides a snapshot of Oklahoma’s diverse art scene. The exhibit wraps up with an art sale, the “party with a purpose” on January 18, 2019.

Tacos at OSO - photo by Dennis Spielman

OSO on Paseo

OSO in the Paseo Arts District is a taco shop with different tacos and cocktails than you’re going to find anywhere else in Oklahoma City. It’s nice enough to enjoy for a casual date night or drop by for lunch in your yoga outfit.

In this Uncovering Oklahoma interview, Chris McKenna, Executive Chef at OSO on Paseo; and Kindt Steven Myers, Director of Hospitality for Humankind Hospitality, discuss what you can enjoy at OSO.

My wife and I recently had a conversation about how no one in the city made cocktails out of coconuts or pineapples and we were both excited to learn that OSO does. It’s nice to see someone doing it!

Worked late yesterday to get this video done. Been busy with freelance work lately, which has been great. I’m still a long way from doing the live studio setup. Tomorrow, I’m filming a tour of the 2019 ArtNow show at Oklahoma Contemporary, which I’ll edit later that evening so I can share it Friday. Friday I’ll be at Creative Mornings, a Factory Obscura press event, interview for the new art exhibit at Oklahoma Science Museum, and taking photos for my holiday gift guides, which I’ll be releasing starting next week. Not sure what I’m doing Saturday just yet, but Sunday at some point we’ll be recording the season finale of Tales Unveiled.

In December, filming for Uncovering Oklahoma becomes difficult because of the holidays as everybody is typically too busy to be interviewed. I’ll be focusing on editing two feature documentaries of mine and writing for my books, which I have three that I’ve been bouncing between (they are connected with each other).

That’s what’s going on!

Gifts from Barkeep - photo by Dennis Spielman

Barkeep Ad Video

I have been fortunate enough to have been hired by Barkeep Supply to make a promo ad for Uncovering Oklahoma and some cocktail instructional videos that they’ll be using on their social media accounts. Barkeep is located in the Oklahoma City Midtown District and they’re a cocktail supply shop specializing in bar tools, drinkware, ingredients, and accessories. Come stock your bar or find the perfect gift and while you shop, enjoy a cocktail. Also, check out their custom gift boxes.

Jonathan Yarbor at Startup Grind OKC

Jonathan Yarbor at Startup Grind OKC

The October Startup Grind OKC session featured Jonathan Yarbor, co-founder and CEO of Nodecraft. Nodecraft has been shaping the future in online video games. Today Jonathan is working to help bring Oklahoma Startups together and encourage others to start their own company in the Silicon Prarie.

For details on the next Startup Grind meeting, click here.

Coffee at Clarity Coffee - photo by Dennis Spielman

Digging Up The Truth

“Sam and Geoff conduct separate interviews with Sam getting a second opinion from Localites OKC on places they’ve visited and Geoff learning about the legendary Chinese Tunnels. Their conversations add new levels of mystery to the tales of Oklahoma.”

This is the second to the last episode of our first season! After the end of the season, we’ll do a Q&A video, so if you have any questions for us about the series, send us a message or leave a comment on social media and we’ll answer it in the video!

As for episode notes, throughout October our schedules were full, especially with Jeff hosting various ghost tours. We recorded the two main interviews last Friday and the last bit yesterday. I’m excited to work on the finale, which will heavily story focused. We do have plans for a second season, which we’ll start recording in the summer of next year. We’ll talk more about season two in the post-show video.


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.

This episode featured the voice talents of Kayla Coffey & Anna Farha from Localites OKC as themselves; Paul Evans as Wendell Holmes; and Mel Roberts as Detective West.

Special thanks to Clarity Coffee and Waving Wheat Bakery for letting us record there.

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