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A cyclops, a sea monster and a three-headed dog guard the office of Scott Henderson, a gallery director at the Science Museum Oklahoma.

Artist Kris Kanaly installs his contribution to Not for Sale: Graffiti Culture in Oklahoma.
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Like a lot of graffiti writers, Kris Kanaly started young. First, by doodling a tag name, “P-nut,” when he was six years old. Then, by picking up cans of spray paint in the ditch near his childhood home in Oklahoma City. He eventually settled on an alias he still uses to this day: RHAK.

It’s the name he chose to spray paint on a wall in the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on Sunday night. The letters are outlined in yellow, orange, blue and gray. They look like they’re stepping off the wall.

Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma Arts Council

After years of discussions and a handful of bills seeking to eliminate or reduce funding to the Oklahoma Arts Council, one legislator wants to keep the mission of the group going by looking at ways to keep them viable in the state.

Rep. Lee Denney, R-Cushing, who has been a supporter of the agency, said her interim study, H14-0018, approved earlier this month, will look what other states with similar government arts management agencies are doing.

Bridget Graham and Narmin Kandalaft

The Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) gives Oklahomans the opportunity to save lives with blood donations at the Spring 2014 Bedlam Blood Drive. The campaign began Monday but runs Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Army ROTC building at the University of Oklahoma. 

Nominations Open For Governor's Arts Awards

Jul 31, 2013
Oklahoma Arts Council

The Oklahoma Arts Council is taking nominations for the Governor’s Arts Awards. Celebrating its 38th year, nominations for the awards will be taken through August 9.

“They are allowed to submit support material, whether a letter of support or a recommendation, to say why this person is deserving of the award,” said Director of Marketing and Communications Joel Garvin, who also encourages the submission of newspaper clippings and other promotional materials.

Wendy Mutz

Three Oklahoma City theater groups are joining together for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

The leaders of City Rep, Oklahoma City University’s School of Theater and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park have combined their resources to bring the classic play to OCU’s Burg Theater April 5-14.