Tracie Chapman A resident of Mannsville, Tracie Chapman is an active member of the arts and education community in southern Oklahoma. A current member of the Mannsville School Board, Chapman is a past chairman of The Goddard Center, a nonprofit arts organization that presents performances, exhibitions, and educational programs in Ardmore. She also served on the center’s fundraising committee. Chapman is a devoted art collector who attends arts shows nationally and has opened and operated a pottery painting studio. She is a founding member of Friends of the Oklahoma Arts Council and the current chair for the state agency.
The general session luncheon program will feature a special keynote presentation by distinguished National Heritage Fellow Vanessa Jennings who has been called a "living national treasure" by two U.S. presidents for her deep knowledge of Kiowa culture. Along with Jennings' presentation, attendees will enjoy performances by pianist Hyunsoon Whang and Oklahoma State Poet Laureate Jay Snider. A legislative citation recognizing Oklahoma as Arts and Humanities Month in Oklahoma will be presented by State Representative Daniel Pae and State Representative Rande Worthen.