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Julia Kirt, Kelsey Karper, and Deborah McAuliffe at an Oklahoma Contemporary summer art camp, Friday, June 23, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Study finds arts have a significant impact on Oklahoma’s economy

Study finds arts have a significant impact on Oklahoma’s economy

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in the State of Oklahoma was published in June.

Jason Pawley works on a mural at Eugene Field Elementary, Monday, March 20, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Classen Ten Penn neighborhood, Plaza District, local artists rally to return art to Eugene Field Elementary

“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”

Left to right, Sean Vali, Warren Pete, school principal, Romy Owens, and Jason Pawley discuss murals on the cafeteria walls at F.D. Moon Elementary School, 1901 N.E. 13th Street in Oklahoma City, during the mural painting project, 7-14-16.  (Mark Hancock)

Local artists add visual flair to F.D. Moon Academy’s auditorium

Participating artists included Sean Vali, Randall Barnes, Nick Bayer, Dylan Bradway, the Holey Kids, Trent Lawson, Mandy Messina, Marcus Muse, Jason Pawley, Cassie Stover and others.

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Premiere on Film Row features art, entertainment and a gallery opening

The Elaborate Collaborate and Jack Fowler Art World Headquarters make their debut at Premiere on Film Row.

Young at art

Now in its second decade, the annual exhibit Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still returns Friday and Saturday. Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition started Momentum 11 years ago to showcase young artists statewide. All featured artists are age 30 or under. “Momentum gives you a sense of what young artists in Oklahoma are creating,” said Kelsey Karper,

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