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Oklahoma Painting and Drawing Biennial Award-Winning Artists will Speak at an Artist Symposium

Join the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and some of the Oklahoma Painting and Drawing Biennial award-winning artists, John Cox, F. Bradley Jessop and Sharon McCoy on June 7 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha for an artist Symposium at 3:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Each artist will give a brief presentation about their work. The artists will also be available for questions from the audience. This is a great opportunity for all Oklahoma artists to hear and learn from other artists. It will be a forum for success!


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Armed with a list of successes and positive trends in student achievement, private giving and national rankings, and carrying an enthusiastic endorsement from its own governing board in Chickasha, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Friday presented its ambitious Mission Enhancement Plan to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in Oklahoma City.

At USAO, Mission is to Focus on Education

CHICKASHA — The giant oval that shields the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma from the coarseness of the world is large enough to preserve the past and make room for the future.

But it is not merely an inviting expanse of grass, waiting for a Frisbee and a gentle gust of wind.


Some of the finest painters and sketch artists in Oklahoma are displaying their works in the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s 2005 Painting and Drawing Biennial VIII. The exhibition is open through June 10 at the USAO Gallery , located at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

Foundation Matches Chocolate Fundraiser

Chocolate lovers who come out this Saturday night in support of the USAO Staff Association’s scholarship fundraiser could help the project earn a $500 matching gift from the USAO Foundation, it was announced Thursday. Executive Director Alan Proctor, left, confirmed the offer of $500 to match the first $500 raised by the group. Guests at the event will get to sample more than 60 delectable recipes – all created with chocolate. Tickets to “Hot Chocolate-Cool Jazz” are $10 for adults and $5 for pre-college youth at the door. The 7 p.m.