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RESCHEDULED: Capitol Galleries Reception, April 7, 4:00 to 6:00 pm Shawnee's Benjamin Myers Named Oklahoma State Poet Laureate Robert Goodard's Through the Looking Glass on display in the Captiol's North Gallery 5 Ways Oklahoma Arts Council Funding Impacts Oklahoma

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POSTPONED: Today's Capitol Galleries Artists' Reception to be Rescheduled

An artists' reception for three new state Capitol exhibitions scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, has been cancelled, due to adverse weather. The reception has been postponed until Tuesday, April 7, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us to meet our featured artists and learn about their work on display now at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Oklahoma Arts Council Announces 2015 Leadership Arts Members


OKLAHOMA CITY (February 9, 2015) - The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced the names of individuals selected to participate in the 2015 Leadership Arts program. The list includes 35 individuals from 27 Oklahoma communities who will convene throughout the spring to learn how to develop and advance their communities through the arts. Read more...

Shawnee's Ben Myers Named Oklahoma State Poet Laureate


OKLAHOMA CITY (February 5, 2015) - The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced Governor Mary Fallin’s appointment of Dr. Benjamin Myers as Oklahoma’s State Poet Laureate for 2015-16. A literature professor at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Myers is an award-winning author and scholar whose poems have appeared in prominent international journals.

Governor Mary Fallin said, “Through his poetry, Dr. Benjamin Myers demonstrates a deep love and kinship to Oklahoma. Read more...

Arts and the Military Initiative: Take Our Brief Nine-Question Survey

The Oklahoma Arts Council is in the process of developing an Arts and the Military Initiative to serve Oklahoma veterans, active duty service members, and members of military families. The initiative aims to assist community organizations in providing arts-focused programs to those who have courageously served our country.

As part of the initiative, the Oklahoma Arts Council is collecting data from across the state. Click here to take the nine question survey.

NEA's 'Surprising Findings' on Arts Attendance, Participation

Why do people attend the arts? How do they participate? And, what is the economic value of the arts? A new study published by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers a comprehensive view of the arts and culture sector from three different angles: supply, demand, and motivations for consumer behavior. Read more...