“It’s a prime example of how a small city government and a local nonprofit recognized a need in their community,” Oklahoma Arts Council director of marketing Joel Gavin said.
Smith was recently named a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master.
College-level arts courses renew veterans’ confidence, purpose and identity.
Oklahoma Humanities, AmeriCorps and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma will most likely be affected if federal program budgets are cut.
The production is presented in partnership with Washington, D.C.’s Adventure Theatre.
Citizens in the state’s cities remain the main consumers of art.
“It was one of those things that had had a lot of movement leading up to it, and then it finally happened,” Gavin said.