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Selfie with Dennis and Jeff plotting the series

Preview Promo for Tales Unveiled

Season One of Tales Unveiled is set to premiere on Friday, July 13th! There’s a preview promo for the series to get the RSS feed going and start the submission process for the iTunes store. In this trailer, Jeff Provine (the voice of Geoff DeGroot) and myself (the voice of Sam Saxton), talk about the series and play a clip from the first episode.

If you have the PodBean app, you can go ahead and subscribe there. You can now subscribe to Tales Unveiled on Apple Podcasts!

Wheelhouse Pizza Kitchen

Wheelhouse Pizza Kitchen

Wheelhouse Pizza Kitchen is Oklahoma City’s newest by-the-slice pizzeria with a dedication to speed of service and quality fare. Featuring made-from-scratch ingredients and an upbeat atmosphere, Wheelhouse delivers the family-friendly fun and delicious food.

In this interview, Managing Partner, Michael Jones, talks about Wheelhouse Pizza Kitchen and how they combine the quality and service of a traditional restaurant with the speed of to-go ordering. From pizza-by-the-slice and boneless and bone-in wings, to sandwiches and salads, there’s something for everyone on the menu. Their menu features the “daily slice,” giving you the option to choose from one of six daily slices, starters, salads, 20” specialty and build your own pizzas, sandwiches and desserts. Plus, they are pet-friendly with hookups for dogs on their outdoor patio.

Wheelhouse Pizza Kitchen is brand new. They opened to the public on Monday. On Tuesday, they had a media preview event at 11 am. I came in early at 9 to do the interview and so I shot and edited this video in the same day. You may notice some other local media personalities in the video like Jack & Ron.

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Mary James Ketch and Erica Bonavida at Persistence of Vision

Persistence of Vision

Persistence of Vision celebrates the emotions, sensations, and knowledge that remain after we close our eyes. The show at Verbode features the work of Fringe artists Mary James Ketch, Erica Bonavida, and Becky Arman.

Mary James Ketch’s paintings are dream-like distillations of everyday life. Her narrative work draws on childhood memories, family life, and the surrounding land. Her colors and lines are soft, inviting the viewer to be enfolded in their story.

Erica Bonavida paints large photorealistic images of fabric. Many of her subjects are vintage pieces with personal and family significance. As a result, her art reminds us of the moments of life bound up in the materials we touch.

Becky Arman explores color and form in her resin paintings. Her abstract pieces often call to mind water lapping the sand or stars in the night sky. They invite us to question our perception.

Fringe is a collective of professional women artists in Oklahoma working in a variety of media and styles. Fringe artists will donate a portion of all art sales from the show to The Homeless Alliance.

Verbode, a residential real estate brokerage, is located at 415 North Broadway, Suite 101 in Oklahoma City, in the TAP Architecture Building. Persistence of Vision runs from June 21 to August 23, 2018. Visitors can view the show Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The artists will give a talk on August 23 at 6 pm at Verbode. For more information about Fringe and its member artists, visit fringeok.com. For more information about Verbode, visit verbodegroup.com.

Deep Deuce Sessions Chris photos

Deep Deuce Sessions

Deep Deuce Sessions is Oklahoma City’s monthly live music artwalk in Downtown OKC’s most historic music district. Walk, dine, drink, and listen your way across venues along 2nd and 3rd streets in the Deep Deuce District to experience hip-hop, singer-songwriter, jazz, rock, and pop artists showcased throughout the evening.

Held on every last Saturday of the month, you can find music at venues such as Urban Jonnies, Aloft Hotel, [Artspace] at Untitled, and outside the shipping containers next to Anchor Down, Bella Kitchen, and Wheeze The Juice.

All doors are open for free to the listening public.

This video was fun to make and I’m really proud of how well it turned out. Right off the bat, you’ll notice that this week’s video isn’t an interview, but a tour held by OkSession’s co-founder, Christian Pearson. To transition from venue to venue, I took a series of fun action photos of Christian and displayed them in different styles for each transition scene.

Deep Deuce Sessions - photo by Dennis Spielman

In a past video to show that the Deep Deuce District is more than apartments, I teamed up Localites OKC and Visit OKC on a pub crawl of the Deep Deuce District. In this crawl, we visited Urban Johnnies, Anchor Down, Aloft Hotel’s WXYZ Bar, Stag Lounge, and the Deep Deuce Grill. Not only did we learn about each place, but we got history lessons about cocktails and the district. Check it out if you want to know more about the district.

John Kerber at Startup Grind OKC

John Kerber at Startup Grind OKC

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Uncovering Oklahoma is happy to be a local supporter of the Oklahoma City chapter as I film their talks.

The latest session featured, John Kerber, the Co-founder of Who’s On My WiFi, a wireless monitoring and network analytics company that helps organizations make better business decisions. An active member of the startup community, John mentors startups in need of strategic direction and has led teams in past startups to incredible growth. You can watch the fireside chat in the video embedded above.

The next event is scheduled for Monday, July 9.

Startup Grind - photo by Dennis Spielman

For more fireside chat videos that I filmed for the Oklahoma City chapter, click here.

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