Big doings are on tap March 18 at the National Cowboy Hall of
Fame and Western Heritage Center. Celebrities and civilians will
mix at the annual Western Heritage Awards banquet at which the
Cowboy Hall will present its Wrangler Awards to western writers, film
makers, musicians, television personalities, and film stars, all of
whom have done something outstanding to promote our western heritage.
Master of ceremonies will be Michael Martin Murphy, pop-country
singer and songwriter, who will perform a medley of his songs during
the banquet and awards ceremony.
Tickets to the dinner and program at the Cowboy Hall are $50 per
person which also includes a private reception in the museum
galleries for the opening of an exhibit of Native American pottery
titled "Vessels of Grace." Reservations may be made by calling the
National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center.
The motion picture, "Young Guns," starring Emilio Estevez,
Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips and Charlie Sheen, will
receive the Western Heritage Award in the theatrical motion picture
category. The directors, producers and principal actors will
receive bronze Wrangler awards at the banquet.
The pottery exhibit will open to the public on March 19. . .
- The Virginia Slims of Oklahoma tennis tourney is on this
week and, for the fourth year, Gary Gordon of Samuel Gordon Jewelers
is having a jewelry show at the tournament, which is also sponsored
by IGA. Reservations are necessary for the champagne buffet and
showing which will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Santa Fe Club where
the tournament is being played.
Gary Gordon has a real "biggie" coming up March 19 and 20. He's
bringing genius jewelry designer Henry Dunay and his fabulous
collection to town. Dunay often has been called the Faberge of the
The jewelry collection will be shown at Remington Park on
Sunday, the 19th, and Gary's hosting a special reception on Monday,
March 20, from noon until 2 p.m. so people can meet and chat with
Dunay. During the reception at the May Avenue store, models in
fashions from Ruth Meyers, Inc. will show off Dunay's jewelry.
The public is welcome to come and see the jewels which will be
on display all that day. . .
- U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards, R-Okla., will be guest speaker at
a reception Friday honoring the U.S.S. Oklahoma City's sailor of the
year. The event, at the Kirkpatrick Center, had been announced
previously as a banquet and was changed to a reception due to a
Oklahoma City Mayor Ronald J. Norick and the Oklahoma City
Council of the Navy League are co-hosting the 5:30 until 7 p.m.
reception. Special guests will be the submarine's new captain, CDR
Jim Holoway, and about 15 members of the nuclear sub bearing
Oklahoma City's name.
The sailor of the year, S.T.S.2 Andrew Wayne Hammer, will be
presented with a plaque recognizing his accomplishment and his name
will be placed on a larger plaque to be on permanent display at the
Kirkpatrick Center. . .
- If you haven't been able to get to the Hefner Gallery in New
York City to see Robert A. Hefner's collection of contemporary
Chinese art, take heart. He's bringing the paintings to Oklahoma
Sunday, the Oklahoma Museum of Art will open an exhibition
entitled "An Artistic Renaissance: The Hefner Collection of
Contemporary Chinese Oil Paintings" which will be on display until
April 23. …