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The word of the week is "Vicissitude"!

Kim Camp Bird Man

Kim Camp ToothFairy

Michi Susan Through the Window

Michi Susan Tea Ceremony
"Vicissitude" is the word that started our professional development on expanding our student’s vocabulary. I thought that is title for my blog post for that week. Good or bad there were more unexpected things than those that were expected.
It started with a small car accident, doctor’s appointments, and a couple of school happenings that I was not awaiting. That is the bad. The good was that on our way to the OSU-Okc Farmers Market, we stopped by the City Arts Center to see the work of Kate Rivers and Barbara Robinette Moss.

The better news is that Ezri and I were invited to the Artist Talk. It was very interesting. Kate Rivers walked us through her creative process. She spoke of the story behind some of her works and how she gathers inspiration.
We also heard Narciso Arguelles and Cassandra Wozniak speak. One day I will share my thoughts on that. Today we will stick to the optimistic happenings.
Aside from getting to hear the artists speak, Ezri and I were both extremely pleased to see Kim Camp and Michi Susan there. We are both big fans of their work. Ezri couldn’t resist asking for a picture. She was so excited. We love going to the JRB Art Gallery to see both their works. They make us so very happy. I hope to one day have at least one of each of their works in my home. I would even share with Ezri.

If I were a writer, I would make up fabulous stories to go with the characters that Kim creates. I admire her courage to go against the grain and use clay and color in an unconventional way in order to get those bright colors and details that finish the work perfectly.

Oh, I also got a little time to visit Sheridan’s gallery. She was so kind to request to exhibit some of my jewelry. I have the honor of having my work alongside some great metalsmiths. One of these artists is Elyse Bogart from Norman. She creates incredible landscapes with a collection of stones and precious metals. How lucky am I?!
I also took a short trip to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to view their The Dutch Italianates: 17th-century Masterpieces exhibit. It is a breathtaking experience. I will have to go back and take time to really take it all in.

Wow, the arts are flourishing in Oklahoma! Where shall I find the time for it all?
So, I thought I would share some more fantastic art that is created by our talented Oklahoma artists. I hope that you will take some time and support the arts in Oklahoma. There is art for all interests. I am sure you will find some work that will enrich your life in many ways.
The following is from ART SPLASH:
34th Annual Paseo Arts Festival
Call for Entries for entry form. Deadline is February 1, 2010.

Auditions at Heller in Tulsa at its new location for Bricks, by Ron Radice, Saturday, Nov. 7 at 3:00 pm. Needed are: one woman, aged 30-60; two men, aged 30-60. Performances are Jan. 22-23, 28-30 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2:00 pm. Heller Theatre is located at 4825 S. Quaker. Call 746-5065

Auditions in Muskogee
Muskogee Little Theatre recently announced its upcoming holiday production will be "Miracle on 34th Street". Auditions for the show will be October 25th and 26th at 7:00 p.m. Production dates are December 4-12. The cast calls for 10 men, 10 women, and 10 youth roles. For additional information and to download an audition form, visit

Tulsa’s Clark Youth Theatre announces auditions for the musical "Annie Get Your Gun." Auditions are Saturday, November 14th at 3:00 pm. All students aged 18 and younger are welcome to audition. Those auditioning will be required to sing 16 bars of song and do cold readings from the script. Performances are February 19-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 pm and February 21 and 28 at 2:00 pm. For more information, call or visit our website at
BACP Auditions For “Crimes of the Heart”
information, call 918-258-0077 or email Audition forms are available at The BACP is located in The Main Place at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow.
Gallery Taking Work looking for artisans and craftspeople to “join us and help us make this a great holiday season.” in ceramics, glass, fiber, wood, metal, photography, painting and other media. Contact Michael Benton at Michael@thegalleryonsixth.

Magazine Focuses on Arts and Events in Southwest Oklahoma
OKIE Magazine has a strong focus on the arts and entertainment, including a featured band/ artist and a calendar of events each issue. Submit your events and/or calls for submissions by the 20th of each month or e-mail them to from artists, bands, authors and other talents with Oklahoma roots. OKIE Magazine, PO BOX 7953, Lawton 73506, Hit us up on,, 580-536-9500.

Patriotic Quilts Wanted
Attention all fiber artists, 22"x22" patriotic quilts are still being accepted for the God Bless America Touring Quilts Exhibits that are criss-crossing America for four years to thank our troops and inspire love of God and country. All profits from the $100 exhibit rental fees go to non-profit groups that make quilts for wounded soldiers. for entry form and quilt photos.

The Oklahoma Institute for Ceramic Arts, Inc. is looking for Oklahoma ceramic/pottery artists, send information in for an Oklahoma Potters Directory to OICA, PO Box 303, Mounds OK 74047 or email

Be sure to send your events in for the Red River Magazine Calendar of Events two months prior to the event date to

smART Show
Small, Original Work for the Beginning Collector show running January 1-30, 2010 at Paseo Art Space, 3022 Paseo, Oklahoma City. Artists in Oklahoma 18 years and older are eligible for this juried show. It is open to all 2D and 3D work of any media. The size limitation is 10 inches in any direction. For more information, email or call the Paseo Arts Association at or 405-525-2688.


  1. fisrt photo reminded me of halloween :)

  2. I love the Through the Window painting.

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