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Beaux Arts at 75 and Shared Lives, Distant Places at OKC MOA

For Uncovering Oklahoma, I visited with Becky Weintz at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to check out two of the museum’s latest exhibitions for their 75 anniversary.

“Beaux Arts at 75” celebrates the interconnected history of the Museum’s Beaux Arts collection and the Beaux Arts Ball, an annual fundraiser organized by the Beaux Arts Society. The Beaux Arts Collection is comprised of 36 eclectic works, 21 of which will be featured in “Beaux Arts at 75.” An additional 7 works are on view in the Museum’s permanent collection galleries. The remaining 8 works will be on view beginning Feb. 20, 2021 as part of a new exhibition “Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies.”

Featuring photographs given in honor of the Museum’s 75th anniversary, “Shared Lives, Distant Places” highlights contemporary photographers who employ different photography styles—documentary, photojournalism and street photography—to capture the global human experience, offering alternative ways of seeing and understanding the people, places and events that shape the world in which we live. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of people, conflicts and historical events around the world at various moments in time, and explores the working process of six contemporary photographers. The exhibition features works by renowned photographers Donna Ferrato, Peter Turnley, Kristin Capp, Alen MacWeeney, Gary Mark Smith, and Robert von Sternberg.

The Museum is currently operating with limited capacity and is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Learn more at https://www.okcmoa.com


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Sprinkled Bakery

For Uncovering Oklahoma, I visited the family-owned and operated dessert bakery, Sprinkled Bakery, up in Northwest Oklahoma City. In this interview, Soraya Shadwick and Steve Jatala spoke about how they use the finest quality ingredients they can get, baking in small batches, their best sellers as well as their personal favorites.

They feel that every day here at Sprinkled Bakery is a celebration. There are lots of fantastic treats for you to try, including gluten-free and sugar-free options as well. Sprinkled Bakery is located along Northwest Expressway, between Rockwell and Council. Find them online at https://www.sprinkledbakery.com or in-person at 7640 NW Expressway, Suite 111 at the Silver Springs Shopping Center in Oklahoma City.

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Artful Inlets

The Artful Inlets program started in 2019 as a cooperative effort between the city of Norman Stormwater Division, Norman Arts Council, and the Public Arts Board to bring attention to sometimes hidden stormwater infrastructure around the city. Norman’s Stormwater Program Manager, Carrie Evenson, the Norman Arts Council’s Public Art Manager, Debby Williams, provides an overview of the project in this episode. The 2020 artists, Kris Wilson, Kody Haskins, Laura Nelsen, Ken Hall, Michael Wilson, and Bonnie Amspacher, add their thoughts on the program and the message behind their works.

Visit the Artful Inlets for yourself throughout Downtown Norman.

My Artful Inlets story debuted during the Virtual 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk! You catch my story at around the 10:50 mark or watch the embedded YouTube video above in 4K HDR with closed captions. Then at the 1:09:00 mark, is the City of Norman’s version of the story, which focuses more on the environmental aspects. The video is followed up by videos from the artists talking more about their work that the artists filmed themselves.

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Re: Earth Refill Shop

In this week’s episode of Uncovering Oklahoma, my wife and I visited Jennifer at Re: Earth Refill Shop, Oklahoma’s first dedicated refillery with a mission to instill in people the beginnings of a waste less lifestyle. You can bring in their own containers and fill those containers with all-natural, biodegradable, eco-friendly, USA-made products for their home, body, pet, and bath. Ditch that single-use lifestyle, and start doing a refill lifestyle.

Visit Re: Earth Refill Shop at 8259 State Hwy 17, Elgin, OK 73538 or their Facebook page for more information.

Be sure to check out my previous story, Pink Elephant Coffee and Snowcones, which is also located in Elgin. Thank you to my supporters on Patreon for their continued support of making all my shows possible! Supporters get awesome rewards, like early access to my episodes. Big thanks to my superstar supporters: Revolve Productions and the Keller-Kenton Family. Join today!

State Fair Food Substitutions Vol. 1

In light of the State Fair not happening this year, I visited three different places for fair-inspired food. First up for appetizers there’s the Okie Twinkies from Eddie’s in Edmond, then a turkey leg where the meat slides off the bone from Big O’s Pork and Dreams in Emond, and I end the video with dessert from Contrabandz Ice Cream Lab.

My goal was to have five different places for this collection, but schedules didn’t work out, so I still hope you enjoy this episode! I was hoping to including Philly Home Flaming Hot Cheetos Philly, Mighty Corn Dog, and The Catfish Bayou. I also had a friend comment on the video that FireLake Fry Bread Taco in Shawnee makes the best, best, best Indian tacos.

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