"Dress as your favorite television personality" is the
instruction about attire for ArtsPlace's TV street show party.
Billed as the hottest summer party in town, the festivities will run
from 7-11 p.m. at the gallery, 20 W. Main St.
Sisters of Swing will set the mood for the event, which will
spotlight Rob Smith's silkscreen drawings and Jim Johnson's Star
Trek series of paintings and sculpture. Everyone's favorite TV
clown, Ho Ho, will be guest of honor, along with a special guest
appearance by Oklahoma City's own Count Gregor, (John Ferguson).
Deluxe TV dinners provided by The Hub restaurant will be
available for sale. Admission to the TV party is $5 at the door.
A highlight will be the showing of fashions from It's My Party.
In addition, John McGuinness and Rick Lippert will do on-going
videos along with an "historic" encore presentation of previous It's
My Party showings. . .
- ArtsPlace, the downtown extension of the Oklahoma Art
Center, will be the setting this Friday and Saturday nights for the
seventh annual Ollie Follies, a musical variety show produced by the
Performing Arts Community Theater. Admission is $5 at the door.
Astrid Lee is directing the two-hour show performed entirely
with local talent. Richard Bugg is lending technical assistance.
The Independent Artists of Oklahoma will benefit from this year's
performance, said Community Theater president Sheila Lawrence. . .
- For the first time, the prestigious International Arabian
Horse Fair will be held in Oklahoma City at the State Fairgrounds.
Scheduled Aug. 19-23, the event is expected to attract more than 500
horses and add some $3 million to the local economy.
Jointly sponsoring the horse fair are the International Arabian
Horse Association, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the
Junior League of Oklahoma City.
Nearly 100 Arabian stallions from all over North America are
expected to be on display, along with commercial exhibitions
offering equine merchandise. The Arabian National Snaffle Bit
Futurity Championships and Youth Congress will be special additions
to the horse fair. Other important events of the five-day fair
will include an Arabian horse auction, a fashion showing of riding
attire and an auction of equine sculpture, paintings, wood carvings
and jewelry. . .
- Cynthia Cope has a new title and a new office over at
Southwestern Bell Telephone. Her new title is district
manager/community relations and will be involved in the Oklahoma
A graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, Cynthia is immediate
past president of the Young Women's Christian Association and is
chairman, with her husband, Jack, for the western art show in
connection with the annual Variety Club Golf Tournament scheduled
for September. . .
- Don Finch has been named operations director of the Oklahoma
Museum of Art. He formerly was assistant director. A native of
Ponca City, he has a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Oklahoma
State University and did graduate studies in business administration
at the University of Oklahoma and Southern Methodist University.
He was director of administrative services for the Corporation
Computer Center in Dallas before coming to Oklahoma City two years
Current exhibition at the museum, 7316 Nichols Rd., is "Chinese
Export Silver: A Legacy of Luxury." . .
- The light-hearted musical comedy "My One and Only" ends
Saturday at the Lyric Theater. However, the star, Broadway
actor/singer/dancer James Mellon, will stay in Oklahoma City a while
He will take the lead role as Jesus of Nazareth in the next
Lyric production, "Jesus Christ Superstar. …