Philbrook Festival of Trees Announces Logo, Centennial Commemorative Pin

The 2006 Philbrook Festival of Trees launches the annual event early with a new logo and custom commemorative pin created by Tulsa’s nationally recognized artist, Rosalind Cook. Festival of Trees Chair Lou Hodgson said, “Philbrook’s pin is a wonderful tribute to this great state and to Tulsa’s first art museum, established in 1939 for the City of Tulsa.

This is a very special year for Philbrook as we whole-heartedly support Oklahoma’s Centennial year, reflected in the icons of the 2006 pin: the Scissortail Flycatcher, Buffalo, Art Deco and holiday tree.”

Walsh Associates President Kerry Walsh said, “It has been an honor for our firm to work with Philbrook for 19 years. Our Festival of Trees logo reflects Philbrook’s great tradition, the happy feelings of the holiday and the future of this annual event as we move into the 21st century.”

Festival of Trees was first held in 1985 and has been an annual event since. Families from Oklahoma and neighboring states visit. Local vendors, schools and many volunteers participate in the three-week long celebration.

This year Philbrook will have on exhibit during Festival of Trees, “In The Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau & His American Students.” This exhibit is being organized by Philbrook and will include 54 pieces gathered from Philbrook’s collection, as well as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Curator James Peck has authored and collected essays for the more than 200-page color catalogue. The exhibit will travel to other museums after it closes at Philbrook on December 31.

Also on exhibit is “FOCUS 3: Cameron Martin” until September 27. These landscapes are hazy, barren, rocky, pop-inflected paintings that offer a 21st-century urban view of how nature has become just another cultural source material.

Philbrook Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. In addition to the 23 acres of formal and informal gardens, a sculpture walk, la Villa Restaurant and Museum Shop, and various public programs are on going and fall adult art classes are open for registration now.

Updated 09-19-2006

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