(Oklahoma City, OK) Celebrating old memories and creating new ones made for a delightful evening at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City during the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts 23rd annual Arts! Arts! Arts! Celebration on Monday, March 10.
The event committee, co-chaired by Beth Kerr, Lindy Ritz and Susan Turpen, planned an event to showcase the creativity and talent of student artists in the college. Barry and Becky Switzer, and Lou Kerr served as honorary chairs for the event. The Chickasaw Nation was the Spotlight Sponsor.
Costumed students from the Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama and the School of Dance greeted guests upon their arrival as the sounds of a student string quartet from the School of Music filled the grand hallway. Students from the School of Art and Art History not only exhibited their work, but also provided a traditional ceramics demonstration and a cutting-edge display of how 3D printing technology can be used to create art. Guests also viewed award-winning scenic design displays from tech students in the School of Drama.
Upon entering the Special Events Center, attendees enjoyed entertainment from a classical guitarist and a student jazz ensemble as they viewed costume displays from past University Theatre productions. Students from the Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre then kicked-off the program portion of the evening with a rousing number from The Drowsy Chaperone. After a delicious meal, Broadway and television star Betty Buckley headlined the evening with a delightfully entertaining set, wrapping up with her signature tune, “Memory,” from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical CATS.