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(Cover design: Anna Shilling / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Altered Barbie: Nobody’s Fool confronts cultural norms, ignites debate at April 1 exhibition

“Whether you think Barbie is bad or good, she didn’t fool me,” Miller said. “The concept of Barbie didn’t fool me as a child, but what will the other artists say?”

Cheyenne Lee Pocowatchit, Citizen of Comanche Nation and Affiliated Cheyenne, Nationally Recognized Fancy Dancer (Will Wilson / provided)

Fred Jones Museum, Oklahoma tribes collaborate on PHOTO/SYNTHESIS

“I believe that what [Wilson] does in creating those images is he gives authorship, which is a very generous act for an artist to do for the people who are being represented by those images,” ahtone said.

(Cover design: Anna Shilling / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Teaser: DOLLED UP: Deconstructing an American icon

Barbie is more than a toy. She is an icon. Is she pure? Overtly sexual? Independent?  Subversive? Submissive? In Altered Barbie: Nobody’s Fool, 32 women artists from across Oklahoma alter the icon as they interpret Barbie and her place in society. By Laura Eastes Cover by Anna Shilling

Artist Jack Fowler attempts to project an image of Woody Guthrie on the Oklahoma State Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State officials turn the lights off on artist Jack Fowler’s projected Woody Guthrie-themed protest

On Feb. 27, Fowler projected an image of folk legend Woody Guthrie on a large tarp covering renovations to the north end of the Oklahoma state Capitol.

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