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A Ghostly Site

What is it that is so compelling about the idea of a ghost town? Wind blowing through tall, unkempt grasses around the crumbling remains of buildings. Ancient town signs decaying and hanging haphazardly from old posts. Buildings standing creepily derelict is enough to pique the interest of even the most casual observer. These sorts of scenes fill the imagination...

Safety, Diversity and Tourism

Congressman and former University of Oklahoma quarterback J.C. Watts once said: “I like to call the ethos I grew up with ‘Oklahoma values.’ But you’d be just as accurate if you said ‘American values.’ Except for our lack of a seacoast, Oklahoma has a little bit of just about everything that’s American.”  And what’s more American than sports? Baseball has...

The Art of Playing

In a world saturated by video games, anime, comic books, and popular TV shows and films, cosplaying is a popular way to show enthusiasm and form a community of like-minded individuals. The term ‘cosplay,’ short for costume play, was coined sometime in the mid-1980s, but the activity has been around long before that.  “Cosplaying is a hobby and artistic expression...

Helping to Heal

Founded in 1969, The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy as a mental health profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families and communities through active art-making, creative processes, applied psychological theory and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. While this activity may not be the most popular form of therapy in and of itself, the field continues to...

Sweeping Down the Lane

The state of Oklahoma and the Winter Olympics have something in common: both harbor athletes who are passionate about the sport of curling. And those Okie enthusiasts are hoping others will want to slide into the fun. Curling is a sport in which two teams of four players each slide granite rocks, also called stones, down a sheet of ice...

A Slice of Cowboy Country

Enabled in part by the intersection of numerous railroads and a massive western livestock market, Oklahoma National Stockyards emerged during 1910 as a public livestock market in southwest Oklahoma City. Massive packing plants simultaneously arrived next door to ‘the Yards,’ producing all kinds of meat products. These included Morris & Company, which later became Armour & Company, as well...

Root for the Home Team

Sporting events appeal to a broad range of people – from die-hard fans to those just looking for a fun night out on the town. If you’re on the hunt for another team to follow or just an event to visit, support one of these Oklahoma-based sporting franchises.  OKC Dodgers Baseball  The Oklahoma City Dodgers “has been continuous since 1962,” says...

Sleeper Hits Await

It’s January! As usual, the pickings are slim, but we’ll see what we can cobble together for one of the most depressing months of the year!  First up is Night Swim. Based on a short film, the plot revolves around the Waller family as they move into a new fixer-upper, only to find that a supernatural presence haunts the backyard...

Dig In

Rasberry mocktail spritzer, Bello Charcuterie, Tulsa; photo by Ryanne Marie Photography Phyllo cups with goat cheese pesto, Running Wild Catering, OKC All photos courtesy the caterer unless otherwise marked

Jeremiah Mathew Davis

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Jeremiah Matthew Davis, the inaugural director at OKC-based Oklahoma Contemporary, serves in the primary leadership role for the institution and is helping to grow it into a new, central location downtown. With seven years under his belt at the art center, Davis has overseen a variety of curatorial programming while working to strengthen youth and adult education programs.  Originally from...