CHICKASHA – Thirteen years after earning an out-of-state education and traveling abroad, nationally renowned artist Kristy Lewis Andrew has returned to her Oklahoma roots. Beginning Sept. 10, her works will be on display at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.
Cecil Lee, regents professor of art and director of USAO’s Art Gallery, said Andrew is one of the state’s up-and-coming artists of note.
CHICKASHA – For more than 27 centuries, Chinese acrobats have been thrilling audiences worldwide with mesmerizing acts of daring and grace. And on Sept. 6, the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats will add Chickasha to their world tour.
Three USAO art seniors extend personal invitations to the community to attend a closing reception for their art exhibit, “Pin-Ups,” Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. in the Davis Hall third floor art gallery. During the reception, guests can meet the artists and purchase artwork. From left are sculptor Heidi Helmers and cartoonist Marcie Price, both of Moore, with painter and sculptor Gail Grass of Chickasha.
The art show runs through Sept. 15 and is open Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CHICKASHA – At a recent psychology conference drawing thousands worldwide, five members of the University of Science and Arts community joined the nation’s top psychology experts and students to present research. Guest speakers at the event included celebrities “Dr. Phil” McGraw, Bill Cosby and a host of renowned psychologists.
CHICKASHA – While the world is busy debating over Dan Brown’s “DaVinci Code,” the University of Science and Arts is going straight to the source. In May, USAO is hosting its annual tour of Italy with an invitation that extends beyond the campus to surrounding communities.
CHICKASHA – One year after Hurricane Katrina devastated thousands of homes, a team from Chickasha is gathering again to remember the parts they played in the relief effort.
Last October, the University of Science and Arts led a group of 18 students and staff members to Biloxi, Miss. to help hurricane and flood victims, with two additional trips earlier this year. On Aug. 29, the Community Service Squad is meeting in the USAO amphitheater in Davis Hall room 224 at 6 p.m. to relive the difference they made and rally support for future assistance from the community.
Three art seniors recently chose to bare it all in ‘Pin-Ups,’ an art exhibit currently on display at the University of Science and Arts. The art show features the works of Moore artists Marcie Price and Heidi Helmers, as well as Gail Grass of Chickasha.
And although they don’t appear disrobed, these décor divas use multiple media to give a peep show of what’s going on inside.
CHICKASHA - Rehearsals for the world premiere production of “Te Ata,” by JudyLee Oliva, are underway at the University of Science and Arts. The off-Broadway play with music runs Aug. 5-13 in the newly renovated and renamed Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at USAO. From left are Katie Barton of Norman, Donna Brooks of New York (back), DeLanna Studi of Los Angeles (front), Robert Cheadle of Ada, Nancy Goate of Oklahoma City, Scott Stoney of Dayton, Ohio, Brandon Blankenship of Ada and Julie Ray Burwell of Ada. Tickets are on sale now by phone at (405) 574-1213. More information about “Te Ata” is available online at www.TeAtaWorldPremiere.com and a new photo gallery is available at www.usao.edu/news/Photo_Gallery_Folders/TeAta/Rehearsal1.htm
CHICKASHA – At the heart of the University of Science and Arts campus stands Troutt Hall, the building that began the rich history of Oklahoma’s only public liberal arts university. And nearly 100 years after its construction, its auditorium is getting an extreme makeover.
Built in 1926 as an addition to the original building, Troutt Hall Auditorium has been home to commencement ceremonies for 80 years. This spring, remodeling forced commencement outdoors, the first outdoor ceremony on the campus in almost 50 years.
CHICKASHA – Native American storytelling, Chinese acrobats and futuristic classical music are just a few of the exciting acts scheduled for the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series at the University of Science and Arts. The sixth season begins in August and ends in February. Season tickets go on sale July 28 at the USAO box office or by phone at (405) 574-1213.