Oklahoma arts programs like Allied Arts are suffering financially due to the budget shortfall and lower donations.
“We continue to perpetuate this idea that we’re outnumbered,” Owens said. “We keep saying, ‘My vote doesn’t matter.’ It’s just that the red [Republican] people are louder.”
“What we always do really well with our exhibitions — and we’ve already gotten feedback that this is the case again with Matisse — is that our exhibitions always look really good,” Whittington said.
“This budget crisis is proof that we need to bring everyone together to work on long-term solutions for public schools,” Hime said.
Former students Joe Andoe, Linda Lou Warren, Larry Hefner and others also are featured in Legacy.
“My husband doesn’t understand the relationship,” she said. “But she’s free. She can come and go as she likes. I respect her.”
“We can keep our creativity here, and so that’s what I was pushing with them to let them know that can happen,” he said. “That’s what this show represents.”
“It makes me happy to serve a purpose that way, that I could influence [someone],” she said.
“This is one of the few truly statewide shows that I know of,” Trent Lawson said.
His subjects, however, didn’t influence his media choice.