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A Gem of an Idea

During the height of the pandemic, Edmond native Hannah Barnthouse used vintage jewelry to make hair clips and headbands at her kitchen table. She says the accessories looked like candies in her hair. When she initially wore her creations, friends and strangers alike approached Barnthouse with interest. This was the impetus of her new career – she subsequently launched Hair...

More Than Books

The Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) and Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County (MLS) have reimagined the uninspired vision of a library – finding a book and shushing your voice – into an intoxicating abundance of dynamic experiences.  And that’s welcome news, because every Tulsa County resident lives within five miles of a TCCL library branch. And MLS has 19 library...

Going Atomic

Mateo and Malinda Galindo may not be from Oklahoma, but they’re contributing to the state’s art scene in a major way.  In 2015, the pair founded Atomic Culture, a collaborative curatorial platform that includes exhibitions, events and thematic dinners, to provide a forum for interaction and dialogue. From the jump, Atomic Culture was also made to highlight established and emerging...

Nature at the Heart

Nature has always been an essential part of Whitney Forsyth’s life, from observing insects and animals, to filling her pockets with seeds and rocks, to calming sojourns in the woods. And it is at the heart of her artwork. Forsyth is a studio artist whose passion for creation began at a young age; she found her focus in a ceramics...

Home Makes You Happy

Native American artist Yatika Starr Fields creates vibrant masterpieces complete with symbolism and cultural aesthetic that are meant to tell multiple stories at once. Fields was born in Tulsa but grew up in Stillwater in an artistic household. Both of his parents, Tom and Anita, were artists. This led to him experiencing creativity early on in his life and having...

Creating Your Own Gems

Gift buying can be tricky – whether it’s for a birthday, holiday or special occasion. Coincidentally, we often see advertisements for jewelry, telling us it’s the perfect gift idea for various instances. But what do you get for someone who has quirky tastes or is hard to shop for? How about for someone who appears to already have it...