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Creative Burgers: Vol. 4

New episode of Creative Burgers with Justin Coleman and Undrell Maholmes! We visited BlueJ’s Rockin’ & Rollin’ Grill for a rockin’ spicy burger and a wow-worthy chicken Parmesan sandwich; Rice N Buns for burger buns made of rice and ramen; and Bar Arbolada, where Alton Brown said they “have the best double cheeseburger in America.”

You may notice that there are two camera operators with Lessa Keller-Kenton working with me as the wide camera operator. I’ve put what I’ve learned from past burger episodes and produced a great episode, improving audio quality, image style, and pacing from the previous installment. Lessa and I have also worked together on Take A Bite with Phi.

Thanks to my superstar supporters, Revolve Productions, the Keller-Kenton Family, and 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 and shows!

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

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!

Back to the Basix by Jordan Tacker

Back to the Basix at ARTSPACE Untitled encompasses the new works of Jordan Tacker. These paintings include the old sparks and color of Tacker’s past work with the classical method of oil painting. As a student at Laguna College of Art and Design, Tacker has been exploring an atelier and representational method of creating artwork. Rather than reaching for something new, she hopes to rediscover the power of painting from past masters and explore the interconnected world around her through these paintings.

This exhibition is on display from Tuesday, June 7, 2022, through Thursday, June 30, 2022. Learn more at https://www.1ne3.org

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!

Zero Tolerance Coffee and Chocolate - photo by Dennis Spielman

Zero Tolerance Coffee and Chocolate

For this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma, I got to take a tour of Zero Tolerance Coffee and Chocolate in Oklahoma City. Owners Maura and Roy Baker share their chocolate-making process from start to finish as well as talk about their coffee shop in the Britton District

Visit them online at https://zerotolerancecoffee.com or in-person at 913 West Britton Road in Oklahoma City.

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 my projects. 

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