The 15th annual PSO Christmas “Parade of Lights” will usher in the holiday festivities with many of favorite cartoon characters who will be celebrating the holiday season “live” on the streets of downtown Tulsa.
The Philbrook Museum of Art captured the essence of artistic achievement throu-ghout the year 2004. It began with the presentation of one of the greatest French sculptors of the 19th century, Auguste Rodin. Most widely remembered as the sculptor of the “Thinker and the Kiss,” the three month exhibit included a full array of bronze sculptures and historic photographs. You can purchase a full color photo catalogue in the museum gift shop.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism Kathy Taylor were honored recently as the Tulsa Press Club’s Headliner recipients for 2004.
Jill Leslye, featured artist at The Gallery, in the Plaza Shopping Center, is a fourth generation Monet School-trained artist. Leslye was trained in New York in the philosophy and technique of Monet by a third generation artist and has been painting for 25 years.
Nielsens Exclusive Gifts, located in the Plaza at 81st Street and Lewis Avenue in Tulsa, recently hosted Irish artist James Hayes, an expert in the fine art of Waterford. He signed and dated Waterford gifts while visiting Nielsens, much to the delight of the customers. Hayes began working with his hands as a young boy. In 1970 the young man began an apprenticeship with Waterford Crystal to put his talent to work. In 1973 he earned the coveted title of Master Cutter. He is responsible for cutting the now famous wedge, star, and difficult curve cuts that give Waterford its sparkle. He also teaches young apprentices the fine art of crystal cutting. Besides the art of Waterford, Hayes enjoys golf, athletics, and drama.
Tulsan Myron Noodleman, a baseball entertainment mainstay since 1992, known as “The World’s Funniest Nerd,” received the ceremonial honor of Clown Prince of Baseball in November during the fourth Veeck Promotional Seminar at the Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Riverfield Country Day School celebrated its 21 years of educational excellence on November 5 by announcing and dedicating its Upper School and Gymnasium expansion. Dr. Jane Goodall, internationally known for her Roots and Shoots School Programs, which are school-based groups that implement service learning projects promoting care for animals, the environment, and the human community, was the honored guest and a participant in the ribbon cutting.
The SBC Foundation has awarded $77,000 to the state of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters to support the development of the nation’s first Amber Alert notification system that uses satellite technology. The funding is part of a $1 million SBC Excelerator grant to help law enforcement agencies across the SBC 13-state region enhance the management and dissemination of Amber Alerts.
It started in Tulsa in 2001. Each year since, all eight Tulsa-area Panera Bread bakery-cafes have sold their exclusive, popular Pink Ribbon Bagel throughout October, National Breast Cancer month, and donated 25 cents per bagel sold to Tulsa Project Woman.
What do you think when you look at your windows? Are they “just windows” or do they add to the beauty of your room? Tulsa Shade has beautiful window treatments to enhance any décor while providing the ultimate lighting and temperature control to your own specifications.
By TATANYA NYBORG
Cynthia Wolfe, a lovely and talented lady, illuminated my day as I learned about her and her talented family. Her cousin, Sir Frederic Ashton, was a famous ballet dancer whose name is cataloged in encyclopedias. Frederic was an artistic director and choreographer for the Royal Ballet of England in the early 20th century. He and Wolfe’s father, Leslie Ashton, danced for the tremendously famous company Ballets Russe, which was established by Russian impresario, Sergey Diaghilev. Wolfe’s brother, John Ashton, was a principal dancer for the Cincinnati Ballet.
River Parks will celebrate the Holiday Season with a lighting display from Friday, December 3rd through Sunday, January 2nd, thanks to the James W. Pielsticker Charitable Foundation.
SBC and The Tulsa Promenade encourage shoppers to come in and see all of the excellent offerings at the popular shopping center, located at 41st Street and Yale Avenue.
By ROB DEBORRAS
The Tulsa “Little 100” event was the vision, in the spring of 2001, of Adam Vanderburg, former Category 2 racer and shop owner of Lee’s Bicycles in Tulsa. The Tulsa Little 100, in its third year, is a six-person, bicycle-relay race.