The Art World

My adventures buying a painting….. Welcome back. First up this week is a little definition work from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) website, all related to art and to painting in particular: Abstraction The process of creating art that is not representational or based on external reality or nature….

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Gene Autry Oklahoma

Welcome back. In between Dallas and Oklahoma City there’s a lonely exit called “40 to Springer- Gene Autry.” You go about 5 miles to Happy Trails road and then another mile or so to Tumbleweed road and then another mile or so and then friends you have arrived in the…

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Daughter of Dawn: A Fascinating Silent Film is Rediscovered

Welcome back. Over the years, I’ve traveled with many Native American Indians, Delaware, Cherokee, Osage, Comanche and Sioux just to name a few, and I have enjoyed listening to stories about their ancestors. At museums like Gilgrease in Tulsa and Woolaroc here in Bartlesville you can see photos and paintings…

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Spring Events Are Coming!

Welcome back. The prehistoric Spiro people, well if you’ve never heard of them they’re new to me too but these were a people who lived right here in Oklahoma back somewhere between 800 A.D. and 1450 A.D. How do we know about this you may wonder? They left the proof…

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Wichita, Kansas The Air Capitol of the World

Welcome back. From Wagner to Claremore to Grove to Tulsa to Wichita and then Topeka, I know Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell or was it Bob Wills someone must have written a song about a similar trip. This weekend I’m headed to Wichita and I’m excited. For our generation Wichita is…

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Grand Lake and the Pensacola Dam

One of my favorite places in Oklahoma……. Welcome back. Fiddler Jana Jae from the T.V. series Hee Haw, hot rod designer and builder Daryl Starbird and musician, comic and television personality Roy Clark are all from the Grove, Oklahoma area. Grove is my destination this Thursday night where I will…

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On the road to Wagoner, OK

Looking forward to showing Footprints in the Dew: The Last Ten Tapes at the Wagoner, OK Civic Center tonight (3/25/2017)…. Welcome back. Henry “Big Foot” Wagoner, you may not have heard of his name before and why would you, back in 1887 Big Foot was just a railroad dispatcher on…

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