During this hotly contested presidential election, fueled by a sluggish economy and a polarized electorate, Katie Davis, associate professor of theatre arts, feels like the time is right for some political commentary from long ago.
“I want to present a play that reminds audiences of the importance of the thinking voter - while giving them a theatrical experience that will surprise and delight them,” Davis says.
Arun Gandhi spent two years during his teens living with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, learning firsthand about the challenges and triumphs of advocating for non-violent change.
These beliefs were directly challenged on January 30, 1948 when an assassin took his grandfather’s life but, from that day forward, Arun Gandhi dedicated his life and passion to ending senseless violence throughout the world.
Gandhi is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the fifth annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium for Citizenship and Public Service at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Every Oklahoma landscape presents an opportunity for artist Paul Walsh to create a new painting.
“Oklahoma is the perfect theater for acting out my visual play,” Walsh writes about his work. “Our open prairies with its valleys and the sky gives it all scale and opens up before our eyes and encourages us to just enjoy.”
The Nesbitt Gallery opens the second show of its 2012-13 season with an exhibition of Walsh’s paintings with an artist’s reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13.