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SYNESTHESIA by Factory Obscura

Kelsey Karper took me on a tour of Factory Obscura’s new immersive art experience, Synesthesia, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art for Uncovering Oklahoma. Synesthesia is inspired by the prolific and exuberant work of Olinka Hrdy, an art student at the University of Oklahoma from 1923-1928. Synesthesia will ask participants to open their senses and explore what exists between the layers of a Hrdy painting, and what memories live in the spaces in between. What does lavender sound like? What does fuchsia smell like? Answers and exploration await you at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, where admission is always FREE.

In related news, I plan to put together a special story about Factory Obscura’s origins. This documentary will include my previous Uncovering Oklahoma stories about Shift, Beyond, and Mix-Tape phases 1 and 2. This will also include new interviews to connect the stories together.

Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, the Keller-Kenton Family, and all of my supporters on Patreon.

Stay tuned next week as I’ll release a new installment of Creative Burgers!

Norman, OKC, and Edmond Farmers Markets

We traveled to the three largest farmers’ markets in the Oklahoma City Metro area in this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma. We start with The Norman Farm Market in Downtown Norman at the new The Well building where Lessa interviews some of the vendors there. Next, we travel to Oklahoma City to visit the Scissortail Park Farmers Market. We then end the day at the Edmond Farmers Market.

We hope you enjoy this episode of us visiting these fantastic farmers’ markets. While we couldn’t visit every single market, we do encourage you to check out your local markets.

Norman Farmers Market - photo by Lessa Keller-Kenton

Learn more about The Norman Farm Market at https://thewellok.org/norman-farm-market/

Learn more about the Scissortail Park Farmers Market at https://scissortailpark.org/farmersmarket/

Learn more about the Edmond Farmers Market at https://www.edmondok.gov/365/Farmers-Market


Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, and the Keller-Kenton Family, as well as all of my supporters on Patreon. If you love what I’m doing, please join me on Patreon for bonus content, including early access to new episodes.

Looking to mix up your wardrobe? I have some great Oklahoma-themed merch at my online store and your purchases help supports this show. 

Happy Adventures!

Okie Baking Co - photo by Dennis Spielman

Okie Baking Co.

Occupying 484 square feet in Downtown Norman, Shannon Hanchett of Okie Baking Co. specializes in homestyle cookies inspired by the history of various people and places that make our state great.

Visit Okie Baking Co at 231 W. Main Street in Norman and online at okiebakingco.com

Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, and the Keller-Kenton Family, as well as all of my supporters on Patreon. If you love what I’m doing, please join me on Patreon for bonus content, including early access to new episodes. Be sure to visit my online store with various Oklahoma-themed merchandise. 

ONE Rave 2022 Preview & Artist Interviews

In this video I produced for the Norman Arts Council, NAC board members and artists discuss why it’s important to support Norman Arts Council through its ONE: RAVE! fundraiser and arts party while artists who have donated works discuss their creations available in the online art auction.

Pryor’s Pizza Kitchen

The oven at Pryor’s Pizza Kitchen uses anthracite coal, cooking their pizzas at about 1,000 degrees. Owner Brett Adkins explained their pizzas do have a little bit of a charred taste, which he loves, and said it’s an authentic taste you would not find in a normal pizza place. For this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma, I interviewed Brett and the General Manager, Keenan Hersey, about Pryor’s Pizza Kitchen at Selah in Norman.

I also added two Oklahoma-shaped pizza designs – pepperoni and supreme – to the merch store. Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, and the Keller-Kenton Family, as well as all of my supporters on Patreon. If you love what I’m doing, please join me on Patreon for bonus content, including early access to new episodes. Again, be sure to visit my online store with various Oklahoma-themed merchandise. 

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