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All you need is love ... and art FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH WE FOCUS ON ARTISTRY INCLUDING MAKING,

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COLLECTING, ADMIRING AND LEARNING. We love art because it gives us a

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As you read about the local artists in our community and their stories of passion and self-expression, we hope that you too are inspired to pursue what you love. After all, February is the month of love. So, Tulsa, while you fill your home with chocolate truffles and roses this month, remember to fill your heart too. Find what makes you feel alive and share it with us. With affection,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020 FEATURES 12 Sculpture by acclaimed artists Goff, Robinson, Dallin and Cook Woodward Park has unique sculptures honoring our Native American heritage, William Shakespeare and Carl Linnaeus

16 Learning to swim Getting ready for summer by learning how to swim at any age

18 Sublime artistry Local artisans discuss their love affair with art

24 Express your inner artist Workbooks to help you get started on your creative journey

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34 Gifts for your sweetheart A little chocolate goes a long

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way on Valentine’s Day

DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

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Artist’s Palette

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LAUGHING MATTER IMPROV “LOVE IS IN THE AIR!”

HOLLAND HALL PRESENTS ITS 60TH ANNUAL BOOK FAIR

Do you think romance is dead? Can’t get no

For the past 60 years, Holland Hall has hosted

satisfaction? Have you had enough of silly love

the state’s largest used book sale. This traditional

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significant other to the pH Community House at

located at 5666 E. 81st St. Tickets, available at door,

8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15th.  

are $1 for adults and children 18 years of age and

Laughing Matter is a live comedy show using suggestions from the audience to create a fun evening for everyone. The show is  PG-rated, in a “Whose Line is It Anyway?” style. Remember: If you can’t be

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GIVING BACK

SCULPTURE B Y AC C L A I M E D A R T I S T S G O F F, RO B I N S O N , DA L L I N A N D C O O K WOODWARD PARK IS KNOWN TO MANY IN TULSA FOR ITS PEACEFUL GREEN SPACES, TOWERING TREES, HISTORIC MANSIONS AND BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED GARDENS, BUT NOT EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT ITS IMPRESSIVE GALLERY OF ARTWORK. Throughout the park, visitors can wander upon dozens of memorials and statues that commemorate everything from the land’s Native American heritage to William Shakespeare and famed botanist Carl Linnaeus. While the first of those might sound strange, the “Shakespeare Memorial Fountain” is not to be overlooked. The Tulsa Shakespeare Club, founded in 1914, first suggested the idea of a Shakespeare memorial 1931. Eventually, after proposals were gathered, the group unanimously decided build a memorial statue in what was

WOODWARD PARK IS THE HOME TO UNIQUE ART HONORING OKLAHOMA'S NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE, SHAKESPEARE AND LINNAEUS

deemed a “sculpture deficient” Tulsa. Adah M. Robinson and Bruce Goff, who both designed the Boston Avenue Methodist Church, took the project to create an Art Deco‐styled memorial. Sitting on the hill behind the lower rock garden off of 21st Street, it was designed with a main limestone shaft with cut stone panels, two benches, and a small drinking bowl. On the sides of the shaft

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are a bronze mold of Shakespeare’s head and a metal grill depicting six scenes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Another statue that dates back in history is “Appeal to the Great Spirit,” a one‐third size bronze cast of the famous statue by Cyrus Dallin. The work was donated by the Tulsa Central High School Alumni Association in 1985, the second replica made in Tulsa. Depicting a Sioux chief on horseback with his arms outstretched as he looks to the sky, legend has it that rubbing the horse’s snout would give luck to students taking exams.

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E V E RY D O N AT I O N S E RV E S A PU R P O S E

SpringFest at Woodward Park April 10-11, 2020 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Our annual garden market fundraiser supports operational costs of the Tulsa Garden Center and all of its programs.

The Tasting at Woodward Park September 25, 2020 – 7 - 9 p.m. This garden-party fundraising gala provides necessary funds for park beautification, such as Rose Garden maintenance.

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Today, the sculpture sits on the northwest corner of 21st and Peoria. This work is the most famous of Cyrus Dallin’s, which was the fourth and final component of his series “The Epic of the Indian.” It was originally cast in Paris in 1909, where the statue won a gold medal at the Paris Salon before being brought to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Also coming from Europe, Carl Linnaeus is another figure celebrated within Woodward Park. Born in Sweden in 1707, the “Father of Botany” has a six-foot bronze statue in his honor in the Linnaeus Teaching Garden, a program of the Tulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park. The idea of a statue came once the Garden was completed in 2006 and Tulsa Garden Center Director of Horticulture, Barry Fugatt, was searching for a centerpiece to top off the project. Initially,

he

contacted

renowned

artist

Rosalind Cook to see what it would take to get such a statue made - hopefully pro bono. Expectedly, the cost of building was too high, so Fugatt carried on. Later on, Cook was on the phone with her daughter who was off at college, just chatting about their day. Cook mentioned the conversation she had with Fugatt, and her daughter, who happened to be studying botany, recognized Carl Linnaeus and convinced Cook to commission the sculpture for the Garden. These are only a few of the stories that can be found in all of the artwork around the park. To read more about Woodward Park’s history, artwork, and more, visit their website at TulsaGardenCenter.org or follow them on Facebook @TulsaGardenCenter.

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LEARNING TO SWIM

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SAFETY BEFORE CANNONBALLS ARTICLE LOUANN BUHLINGER

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disabilities, and advanced training for triathletes

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With warmer weather on the horizon, now is the time to train the non-swimmers in your fam-

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

SUBLIME ARTISTRY

LOCAL ARTISANS DISCUSS THEIR LOVE AFFAIR WITH ART

MY INSPIRATION COMES FROM SEEING SOMEONE LOVINGLY HOLD SOMETHING I’VE MADE IN THEIR HANDS.”

KEVIN BYRNE Pottery is one of the oldest art forms, found in museums but also in mid-century modern homes and rustic farmhouses. Potter Kevin Byrne specializes in custom stoneware such as vases, trays, canisters, and an endless variety of dinnerware items including plates, bowls, platters and coffee mugs. Byrne’s pottery is beautiful as well as functional. He uses a warm colored clay body that he has developed over the years and glazes that are compatible with it. Deep colors, organic textures and illustrations of nature adorn his stoneware. He’s quick to mention that his collection is a creative jumping off point to designing your own custom items. You may be tempted to display your stoneware on a shelf, but it is meant to be used and is likely to be one of the most durable items in your home. Byrne’s items are microwavable and dishwasher safe, and usually won’t bounce on a tile floor. He says, “Stoneware is very sturdy, and if you take even decent care of it, it will last a long time. Ask an archaeologist what they find when digging up ancient civilizations and they will give you a direct answer—pottery fragments.” Byrne creates his objects a few at a time and one kind at a time. Because these future heirloom items are individually handmade, he says it is nearly impossible to produce them in a completely uniform size. However, the chances of even your most picky party guest disparaging your dinner plates for being a smidgen different in size is quite small. So, what drives him with boundless energy to create new items after 35 years? He says, “My inspiration comes from seeing someone lovingly hold something I’ve made in their hands.” ARTICLE DEBRA LAIZURE PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL MCRUIZ 18

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For information on ordering, visit KevinByrnePottery.com.


ACE CUERVO In his backyard studio made from remnants of

He says, “Designing shadow art begins with a mean-

reclaimed materials and which smells like burnt toast, is

ingful conversation. What is your passion? Where is your

artist Ace Cuervo. That burnt toast smell is from the gas

favorite travel spot? What is your hobby?”

used to weld a jumble of hot metal into a curious piece of art or priceless family heirloom. He typically spends his day in tailored suits and Italian dress shoes photographing charity events and Tulsa’s most beautiful brides.

He explains the process is like putting together a puzzle. As a photographer, he focuses on taking a 3-D subject and making it flat. With shadow art, he does the complete opposite by drawing with metal to create a 3-D object. Each shadow sculpture takes 80-100 hours depending

It all began with a fundraiser. Cuervo participated in the

on the scale and complexity of the piece. Cuervo sells

2012 Art Directors Club of Tulsa Block Party and was given

his artwork through word-of-mouth referrals. His first

a wooden block in which to create a silent auction item. He

shadow art show is February 20 (02-20-2020) at Matters

always wanted to learn how to weld, so he took the oppor-

of Design Tulsa at 81st and Harvard. For information, visit

tunity to create his first shadow art piece. That small project

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spurred him to create more, and seven years later, the hobby has turned into a creative outlet and side career.

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BOB SOBER

Being invited to artist Bob Sober’s basement to look at bugs sounds a bit creepy. But descending into his world is a magical experience that you will never want to leave. His studio is modern, bright and as neat as the pins that hold his insects to their mounts. A retired architect, Sober dreamed of the day when he would have the time to create art. His hobby quickly evolved into a gallery of stunning portraits of the smallest among us. The first few insects came from his own backyard but are now purchased from all around the world. Through a process called focus stacking, he uses a custom camera setup that looks more like a microscope to shoot thousands of photographs of his tiny subjects. He then digitally processes the myriad of photos together so the final product can be scaled to human-sized metal prints highlighting the insect’s intricate, breathtaking detail. A Master Gardener for 10 years, he has seen his fair share of bugs. So, he was thrilled when in 2018, Holland Hall approached him about creating an exhibition of beetles and weevils from the order of Coleoptera for the ARTworks artist-in-residency program. It allowed him to spread his wings artistically, but also to teach students about art and entomology. “I didn’t know I would like teaching so much. Did you know jeweled beetles are more beautiful underneath than on top? And a beetle is the most beautiful at the end of its life, right before it mates? Their bodies change daily and create an unlimited palette of colors,” says Sober. “My hope is that someone would think twice about stepping on a bug.” Mid-America Arts Alliance (MAAA.org) is hosting his traveling exhibit, “Small Wonders: Insects in Focus” through 2023. For information, visit EUSA.org/exhibition/small-wonders/ or his website, Art’s Important at ArtsImportant.com. 20

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MY HOPE IS THAT SOMEONE WOULD THINK TWICE ABOUT STEPPING ON A BUG.”


THE ONLY WAY TO GET BETTER IS TO FAIL A LOT.”

RACHEL JOHNSTON Imagine a work environment with thousand-degree flames

She says, “With the VETri and youth classes, we are helping

and searing hot molten glass. Surprisingly, it’s all in a day’s work

them to develop coping skills. We teach them that they are going

for Rachel Johnston.

to break 80 percent of what they create in the beginning. They

This wondrous place is the Tulsa Glassblowing School, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization where she is the Program Director. Johnston graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis on glass from University of Texas at Arlington. She moved to Oklahoma when the Tulsa Glassblowing School needed a director to build their educational programs. She manages the instructors and the hot shop, teaches classes, and

learn to just start over and chalk it up to learning. The only way to get better is to fail a lot.” Johnston knows it can be frustrating to work on a piece for hours and have it shatter into a million pieces in the blink of an eye. “You get to a point where you accept that not everything is precious. You have to allow yourself to learn and fail, and it takes a lot of practice,” she says.

coordinates the school’s outreach programs with other non-profit orga-

Johnston has been working for the past two years on an exhibit

nizations such as Street School and Women in Recovery. She also man-

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ages the VETri program (vetri is Italian for glass) which is a free six-week

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THE “RESIST!” SERIES HELPS KEEP MY SANITY DURING THESE POLARIZED TIMES."

MICHAEL MCRUIZ

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Photographer Michael McRuiz loves the lens. But his love story with the camera begins at the end. A fine arts major at University of Tulsa, the aspiring painter took a basic darkroom photography course to complete his major and was hooked, line and sinker. McRuiz approaches the medium from a painter’s perspective with a keen awareness of the principles and elements of design. Travel and nature photography have long held his interest, but he recently dove head-first into a photojournalism project, “Resist!” which is a collection of protest photographs. He says, “Two years ago, I had an exhibit of my “War Machine” series in which I parody our political leaders, which helped me keep my wits during the 2016 election. With the country torn apart politically, it seems like the perfect time to do this work.” With “Resist!” McRuiz documents protest events without prejudice. Any protest-related event is fair game. He has been to gun violence protests, anti-abortion protests, Planned Parenthood protests and Trump rallies. “Every time I show up for an event, folks think I have an agenda (I don’t), or that I work for the news media (I don’t).

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and results in a good photo,” he says. “Some people ignore me, some are welcoming and kind, and others harass and verbally abuse me. The abuse is unsettling, but it goes with the territory.

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The “Resist!” series helps keep my sanity during these polarized times.” McRuiz plans on an exhibition of his “Resist!” series in time for the fall elections and to publish a book about them. For exhibit updates, visit

918.665.0508

4055 S. 102nd East Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74146

Michael-McRuiz.com.

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YOUR CREATIVE TALENT, A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN IS WITH A HELPFUL BOOK AND PROJECT GUIDE THAT TEACHES YOU TECHNIQUE AND HELPS YOU ADVANCE YOUR PRACTICE. Thanks to the good people at Barnes & Noble and Tulsa Toy Depot, consider one of these selections and get started. BarnesandNoble.com TulsaToyDepot.com

Paint This Book! If you are ready to discover (or re-discover) your genius, “Paint This Book!” will help. The paints,  brush  and watercolor paper are  included - plus irresistible

encouragement

and

exercises from authors John Cassidy and Thacher Hurd.

ARTICLE LOUANN BUHLINGER

E x p re s s Yo u r I n n e r A r t i s t

WORKBOOKS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED ON YOUR CREATIVE JOURNEY 24

IF YOU WANT TO GET STARTED DEVELOPING

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Learn to Draw This is a perfect book for budding artists. Experiment with patterns, designs, lettering, lines, light and  shadow  with tips from children’s book illustrator, Melissa Sweet.


Illustrating Nature: How to Paint and Draw Plants and Animals The thrill of recapturing scenes from nature can translate into a rewarding career or an invigorating pastime. Both professionals and hobbyists will benefit from this expert, step-by-step guide, which shows how to draw every aspect of nature. Written by Dorothea and Sy Barlowe.

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process and presentation from Matthew Frederick. This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Translated into more than 17 languages, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards is the world's most widely used instructional drawing book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you.

How to be an Explorer of the World From Keri Smith, the internationally bestselling creator of "Wreck This Journal," an interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life. Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.

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RENOVATE & REFINE

OUT WITH THE

NEW IN WITH THE

old WE’RE SHARING TIPS, TRICKS + UNIQUE WAYS TO INCORPORATE YOUR ANTIQUE ITEMS INTO YOUR HOME

ANTIQUES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. Whether you’re an antique aficionada, a thrifty thrifter or new to the whole concept of vintage revival; whether it’s a hand-me-down, a thrift-store-find or just something cool you stumbled upon at an estate sale; endless opportunities exist to effortlessly incorporate retro, vintage, antique or whatever-you-want-to-call-them items into different parts of your modern home.

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WHAT IT IS Antique Chest STYLE IT Coffee Table PRO TIP Revive solid-wood pieces with little actual value by refinishing the wood to your liking.

Don’t be afraid to do something different, and don’t take things too seriously. If the piece you’re working with doesn’t have any real value, you have so many options to liven it up, including paint, finish and hardware.

Make your piece multi-purpose by turning the lid into a game table or by storing your cocktail accessories inside for an easy-access mini bar!

Spread the vintage love. Use antiques strategically and as accent pieces to keep your overall aesthetic from coming off as too dated.

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Repurpose old tins, mugs, teacups or storage containers into succulent gardens. Because succulents have shallow root systems, they can survive (and thrive!) in smaller spaces.

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WHAT IT IS

PRO TIP

Antique Bicycle

Incorporate multiple

STYLE IT

plants through the use

Plant Stand

of various baskets.


WHAT IT IS Vintage books + tchotchkes

Bookends + Paperweights PRO TIP Display vintage books (or vintage-looking books!) as a visual focal point on nightstands, shelves + coffee tables.

item

STYLE IT

tips Create the most impact by displaying (not hiding!) items that carry the best stories or sentimental value. We love the use of incorporating these smaller figurines as bookends and paperweights.

Make it art. Don’t be afraid to display unique pieces as wall art. Consider creating a gallery wall that mixes vintage photographs, prints, mirrors and china.

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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ESPERANCE BOOK CLUB

TULSA TOWN HALL PRESENTS MARLEE MATLIN & HENRY WINKLER

TULSA HEART BALL: AN EVENING WITH HEART

club and invites you to join them in

The fellow actors and longtime

The Tulsa Heart Ball brings together

reading through one novel each

friends delight audiences with an

their most influential leaders from

month by Oklahoma writers. The

intimate dialogue revealing their

the corporate, philanthropic and

February meeting will discuss the

profound connection and individual

medical communities to raise funds

book “Beverly Green: Sasquatch

journeys. Through humorous anec-

and promote the lifesaving work of

Hunter” by Andrea C. Neil and choose

dotes, inspirational life lessons and

the American Heart Association. Join

a book to read for February. Books

moving stories, Matlin "Children of

them for an exciting silent auction,

are available for purchase in the

a Lesser God" and Winkler "Happy

live auction and cocktails. Enjoy a

Bakery. EsperanceBakey.com

Days" and "Barry," explore themes of

heart healthy dinner then dance the

overcoming adversity and believing

night away. hannah.sipes@heart.org

FEBRUARY

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Esperance 610 W. Main, Jenks

Esperance Bakery is starting a book

Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd St.

THROUGHOUT MONTH

in oneself. TulsaTownHall.com

STAINED GLASS CLASSES

SECOND ANNUAL SUPERHERO SOIREE BENEFITS CHILD ABUSE NETWORK

4131 South Sheridan Road

Tulsa Stained Glass offers a variety of classes throughout the month

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9 CIRCLE CINEMA PRESENTS "OSCAR EXPERIENCE 2020"

Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa

Celebrate the year of film at Circle

Mayo Hotel

Cinema on the big screen with ballots,

and hosts private parties and cor-

Superhero Soiree is an evening ded-

refreshments, trivia and prizes with

porate events. Learn stained glass

icated to celebrating the incredible

this popular yearly tradition. Tickets:

construction, then design and make

work that has been and continues to

General, Member and VIP tables are

a beautiful stained glass piece.

be done in our community to cham-

available. February 9 at 5:30 p.m. For

DoodleBohmBa workshops are state

pion hope and healing for abused and

information on February more events

approved for Continuing Education

neglected children throughout Tulsa

and shows visit CircleCinema.com.

Units

experience

County. The event features a cocktail

required. For class schedule, details

hour, dinner, dancing and entertain-

and reservations or to schedule an

ment all happening at the beautiful

event visit TulsaStainedGlass.com.

and historic Mayo Hotel in downtown

(CEU’s).

No

Tulsa. 6 p.m. SuperHeroSoiree.org

THROUGHOUT MONTH CRAFT CLASSES AND STORY TIME

8 MALPASO DANCE COMPANY

13-16 TULSA BALLET PRESENTS "DOROTHY AND THE PRINCE OF OZ" Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd St.

The Land of Oz is in danger and only Dorothy can help restore peace. With help from her friend Scarecrow,

Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd St.

she braves a dangerous journey to

10114 S. Sheridan Rd., Tulsa

Established in 2012, Malpaso Dance

save the Prince and reunite the

Craft classes are free every Tuesday

Company has already become one of

kingdom, finding love along the way.

at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 1

the most sought-after Cuban dance

Edwaard Liang's visually stunning

p.m. Story time is held on Thursday

companies with a growing interna-

ballet boasts vibrant costumes, epic

at 11 a.m. by Miss Carol Meyer who

tional profile. The company tours

battle scenes and animated puppets

leads the kids in music and storytell-

with 11 dancers and is led by its three

from visionary designer Basil Twist.

ing for 30 minutes of active fun. Visit

founders: Resident Choreographer

TulsaPAC.com

TulsaToyDepot.com for more infor-

and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado,

mation or call 918.938.0555.

Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and dancer and co-founder Daileidys Carrazana. TulsaPAC.com

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High-Tech, Soft-Touch™ GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Complimentary exam and x-rays for new patients

(Regularly $240)

*Some restrictions apply.

Now offering

SafeSplash offers: • Learn to swim classes • Warm water, indoor pool • Small class sizes • Certified instructors Visit safesplash.com or call us at (918) 221-8587 for more info!

Botox and facial fillers Dental implants Teeth whitening Veneers Sedation and much more!

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918-863-2474

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Create Stained Glass or Mosaic Projects COMPANY & GROUP OUTINGS Promote Team Building | Encourage Creativity Foster Excitement & Adventure

Enjoy 3 Hours of Laughter & Fun Make Memories - decorate the home or office with your new art work!

TulsaStainedGlass.com 918.664.8604 To schedule a morning, afternoon and evening outing email info@tulsastainedglass.com or call 918.664.8604 4131 South Sheridan, Tulsa

SwimLabs offers: • Competitive & Triathlete lessons • Warm water Endless Pools • Instant stroke feedback using underwater cameras & mirrors • Certified instructors

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR community by helping others. 6 p.m.

Fernandez. StreetPartyTulsa.com

2020 Chairs: Dave and Susie Hentschel.

YOUTH SERVICES OF TULSA PRESENTS GALA 2020

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Support Tulsa’s youth. The evening

NEW HOPE OKLAHOMA'S MARDI GRAS

FEBRUARY

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2020 Chairs: Marnie and Shane

2020 Honoree: Tom Biolchini. Tickets:

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

will open with party games, costume contest, music, special entertainment

115 E 5th St., Tulsa

FEB 28 & MAR 1 TULSA OPERA PRESENTS "MADAME BUTTERFLY"

and an exquisite dinner created by the

Be transported to lively New Orleans

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino culinary

at the Tulsa Club Hotel, where a sting

team. Dance the night away with the

of nostalgia welcomes you. A fun filled

An unscrupulous American naval

incredible sounds of the Wavetones.

evening of dinner, dancing and live

officer (tenor Matthew White) marries

Honorary

Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd St.

Marshall-

auction excitement awaits you, bene-

a young Japanese geisha (soprano

Marshall Brewing Company. Event

fiting New Hope Oklahoma and their

Maria Natale) who believes that their

Co-Chairs: Zachary Perkins & Leslie

commitment to ending generational

love is eternal, leading to a heart-

Taylor-The Ross Group. Theme: Mardi

incarceration, one child at a time. Event

breaking betrayal. TulsaOpera.com

Gras-Masquerade Ball. YST.org

chair is Steve Turnbo of Schnake Turnbo

Chair:

Eric

Frank. NewHopeOklahoma.org.

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LAUGHING MATTER IMPROV "LOVE IS IN THE AIR!" PH Community House

Come see the humorous side of romance and experience the funny

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA PRESENTS 15TH ANNUAL COOKING UP COMPASSION

28 THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OKLAHOMA CHAPTER PRESENTS THE 2020 MEMORY GALA Cox Business Center

The event is an annual gala that

Cox Business Center

celebrates

valentine called Laughing Matter

Some of Tulsa’s best chefs will pro-

and victories of all those who sup-

Improv. Bring your significant other

vide small plates along with ample

port, volunteer and make strides

to the pH Community House at 8:00

food stations provided by Chef Devin

against Alzheimer's. 2020 Memory

p.m. on February 15th. Laughing

Levine. Seating will be more dynamic

Gala Chairs: Dr. Joseph and Mary

Matter is a live comedy show using

and there will be ample standing

Cunningham. MemoryGala.org

suggestions from the audience for

tables for those who want to mix

evening. Facebook.com/

and mingle. Featuring America's

a

fun

LaughingMatterImprov.

best party band, Party Crashers! 6 p.m. 2020 Event Chairs: Jess & Tom

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Biolchini. CCEOK.org/events

STREET PARTY: DIFFERENCE MAKER SUPPORTS STREET SCHOOL Cox Convention Center

Come together to support Tulsa’s award-winning

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$1,000. TulsaDayCenter.org

alternative

high

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the

accomplishments

29 HOLLAND HALL PRESENTS ITS 60TH ANNUAL BOOK FAIR Holland Hall Primary School Gym, 5666 E. 81 St.

This traditional annual community event is open to the public, featuring thousands of discount-priced, gen-

Southern Hills Country Club

tly-used, quality adult and children’s

school. Street Party funds more than

Named for the compassionate heart

books, toys, games, movies, music,

20 percent of the operating bud-

of community philanthropist Henry

educational resources and more. The

get. Your sponsorship helps Street

Zarrow, the event features an annual

book fair is Saturday, February 29 from

School transform lives of Tulsa’s most

banquet and award presentation.

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $1 adults, chil-

at-risk youth. Register early. Bring

The event recognizes someone who

dren 18 years of age and younger are

your company. Bring a friend. The

shares the philanthropic vision Mr.

free. Tickets available at the door.

silent auction, wine pull, dinner and

Zarrow embraced — an individual who

HollandHall.org or 918.481.1111.

dancing will not disappoint. 6-10 p.m.

is dedicated to transforming the Tulsa

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

GIFTS FOR YOUR SWEETHEART A LITTLE CHOCOLATE GOES A LONG WAY ON VALENTINE'S DAY

ARTICLE LOUANN BUHLINGER

WHILE THE ROOTS OF VALENTINE’S DAY  GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO ROMAN TIMES,  CANDY  GIFT  GIVING  IS A MUCH MORE RECENT DEVELOPMENT.  According to History.com,  By the 1840s, the notion of Valentine’s Day as a holiday to celebrate romantic love had taken over most of the Englishspeaking world. It was Cupid’s golden age ... Victorians adored the notion of courtly love and showered each other with elaborate cards and gifts.  Today, chocolatiers like Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory have made the art of chocolate their passion.

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They specialize in house-made products including caramel apples, fudge and other creative treats for your sweetheart at Valentine’s Day.  You can find these delicious treats at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at 10114 South Sheridan Road in Tulsa or reach them at 918-299-7623. RMCF.com 

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1. Indulgence Gift Basket includes English toffee, Brown Bear, Peanut Butter Pails, Caramels Tote, Rocky Mountain Mints, truffle/chocolate/caramel bars and more. 2. Caramel Apple Favorites includes four delicious gourmet apples: Caramel Apple, Peanut Caramel Apple, Pecan Bear™ Apple and Apple Pie Apple™. 3. Rocky Mountain Assortment includes nutty clusters, butter creams, chewy caramels, molded chocolates, Brown Bear pecan-and-caramel patties and more. 34

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What makes Holland Hall unique?

Learn Learn more more at at hollandhall.org. hollandhall.org.

We We start start with with the the exciting exciting possibilities possibilities of of AND AND — — our our many many exceptional exceptional electives, electives, athletic athletic teams, teams, arts arts programs, instructional approaches, and active learning opportunities on campus and across Tulsa programs, instructional approaches, and active learning opportunities on campus and across Tulsa — — and connect them to the solid assurance of ALL — the complete educational experience that prepares and connect them to the solid assurance of ALL — the complete educational experience that prepares students students exceptionally exceptionally well well for for college, college, work, work, and and the the world world beyond. beyond. AND/ALL AND/ALL highlights highlights our our inscribed inscribed values. values. As As an an Episcopal Episcopal school, school, we we honor honor the the individual individual integrity integrity of of each child, and we provide the bedrock education every student needs. each child, and we provide the bedrock education every student needs. It’s It’s a a commitment commitment so so strong, strong, it’s it’s quite quite literally literally who who we we are. are. HollAND HollAND HALL. HALL. The The possibilities possibilities of of AND. AND. The The assurance assurance of of ALL. ALL.

Now Now enrolling enrolling for for Early Early PreK PreK through through 12th 12th grade. grade.

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