Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Artsplace Partrons Asked to Dress as Favorite TV Personalities

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Artsplace Partrons Asked to Dress as Favorite TV Personalities

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"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 City area.

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 ago.

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 longer.

He will take the lead role as Jesus of Nazareth in the next Lyric production, "Jesus Christ Superstar. …

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