Archive: Area of Interest: Shows+Festivals

Framework: Exploring the Artistic Process

There is more to art than meets the eye. Behind every piece of art is a creative process. People rarely see this framework: the hours of deliberation and preparation; the pages of practice; the energy expended; the materials purchased; the techniques utilized; and the overall approach guiding it... Read More

GORILLAS ON THE LINE CELLPHONE CHALLENGE: NOW THROUGH APRIL 30

Donate a cellphone, make a difference for gorillas. Support the Oklahoma City Zoo in its efforts to protect wild gorillas and their habitat by donating old or used cellphones to the Gorillas on the Line Cell Phone Challenge now through Saturday, April 30, 2022. Donate a cellphone or small... Read More

OKC ZOO LAUNCHES SCHOOL MASCOT CHALLENGE

Calling all Oklahoma schools, the Oklahoma City Zoo has a special offer for you. February marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Tiger and to honor this occasion the OKC Zoo is hosting a School Mascot Challenge, encouraging Oklahoma schools to permanently change... Read More

OKC ZOO’S WINTER HOURS CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

The Oklahoma City Zoo’s winter hours continue and the park will be open Thursdays through Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last entry no later than 4 p.m. The Zoo is closed to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Wednesday, February 9. Purchase advance admission tickets... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Inuit Traditional Skin Markings

Traditional Tattooer Holly Mititquq Nordlum discusses Inuit people, place, history, colonization, healing and wearing sacred markings in a modern context. Nordlum is one of a few women internationally bringing back Inuit markings to her people and working with the next generation. (Nordlum will... Read More

Read the West Book Club: Letters of a Woman Homesteader

This book is composed of letters written by a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Southeastern Tattoo Traditions

An Indigenous tattoo revival is in full swing all over the world. J.P. Johnson will discuss the importance of ceremonial tattoo traditions amongst tribal peoples of the Southeast but, more specifically, Cherokee tattooing and the reclaiming of Cherokee identity through ceremony. J.P. Johnson has... Read More