Parties, Etc.: May 14, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace
WESTERN HERITAGE AWARDS
Event: The annual Western Heritage Awards were held at the National Cowboy & Western Center. Actor and writer Bruce Boxleitner was master of ceremonies for the black-tie dinner and ceremony. Inductees were those people whose works in literature, music, film and television reflected the stories from Western heritage.
The prize: Each winner received a bronze sculpture, “The Wrangler,” of a cowboy on horseback created by Harold T. Holden, a 2017 Hall of Great Westerners inductee.
Several inductees: The Hall of Great Westerners inductees were Raymond E. Adams Jr. (1931-2009) and Holden; Hall of Great Western Performers inductees were Patrick Wayne and Alan Ladd (1913-1964); the Chester A. Reynolds Award recipient was Johnny Trotter. There also were film and television awards, as well as literary and music awards.
Luncheon: The annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon held by the Societies of Oklahoma City University was held recently at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Five women received awards. Judy Love was Chairman and Jenee Lister was Co-Chairman. Linda Whittington is Societies President.
Honorees: Honored were Ann-Clore Duncan, Dulaney-Browne Library Society Award; Cathy Busey, Kirkpatrick-Petree and Performing Arts Society Award; Karen Delaney, Norick-Hulsey Gallery Society Award; Cathy Leichter, Servant Leadership Award; and Glenna Tanenbaum, OCU Distinguished Philanthropist Award.
Bank on it: The event raised $110,500, which supports OCU's Library, School of Music and School of Theater, School of American Dance and Entertainment and the College of Arts and Sciences. Funds are for student scholarships, student study space upgrades and programs.
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Taking the stage: Jane Jayroe Gamble was mistress of ceremonies and OCU President Robert Henry congratulated the honorees. Singing and dancing performances were by OCU students from the School of Music and School of American Dance Entertainment.
Seen: The 230 guests included Jeaneen Naifeh, Lister, LaDonna Meinders, Ann Felton, Lisa Love, Jenny Meyer, Dick Tanenbaum, Peter Delaney, Phil Busey, Walt Duncan, Kurt Leichter, Lucy Shank, Steve Agee, Sue Ann Arnall, Anne Gray and Linda Whittington.
Decor: Luncheon decorations included bouquets of spring flowers, silver satin chair covers and napkins.
Who/What/where: Nick Hathaway, executive vice president and vice president for Administration and Finance at the University of Oklahoma, received the 2017 Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity. This award is given to a faculty member, staff member or student at OU who exhibits “keen perceptivity.” The event was held in the Sandy Bell Gallery of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
How: The late Edith Kinney Gaylord established this prize before her death in 2001 in honor of the late longtime Oklahoma journalist Otis Sullivant. The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the selection committee of faculty and staff members, students and alumni, made the selection. Molly Shi Boren is chairman of the selection committee.
Why: Hathaway has 1,200 employees in his administrative structure and is responsible for overseeing the financial affairs of the university for the Norman campus. At the event, he was recognized as a person truly devoted to ensuring the future excellence of the university.
Coffee: Bette Talvacchia, director of the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts, was speaker at the OU School of Art last lecture for the spring. The lecture was about bronze sculptures of the Renaissance in Florence, Italy, and how the “lost wax” process of creating bronze sculpture has been continued. The event was at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Also speaking: Talvacchia introduced Paul Moore, OU professor and Artist in Residence, who talked about his work in bronze.
Underwriters: A group of women were underwriters for the lecture, including Sody Clements, Tina Beal, Annie Bohanon, Joan Frates, Sarah Hogan and Linda Garrett.
Luncheon: A luncheon was held at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club by members of The Golden Circle of Delta Delta Delta Alumnae.
Program: Reports about activities at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University were given. Sonja Pellow, recipient of the Lifetime Loyalty Award for 2016, gave the invocation. Ardyth McGee, chairman, announced new officers: Helen Duckett, chairman; Sidney Greathouse, secretary; and Anna Headley, treasurer.
Initiation: Susan Higgins is a new Golden Circle Club member. This group consists of members of 50 years or more.
Occasion: JRB Art at the Elms April opening featured Sara and Shane Scribner, figurative painters.
Menu: Gallery-goers, hosted by Joy Reed Belt, were treated to the gallery's signature drink, Paseo Cosmos, and Champagne.
Guests: Guests included Angie Garret, Andrea St. Clair, Zoe Heberling, Diane and Timothy Dillingham, Karson Bree, Braeden Jantzen, Molly O'Connor, Jim Klepper, Anne Adams, Laurie and Jim Keffer, Jo and Larry Hefner, Tara Henson, Clayton Bahr, Paige Powell, Barbara and George Dahnke, Anne and Barry Gray, Kathy Rogers, George Wilson, Kelly Barnes, Suzanne and Scott Spradling.
Dessert: The Oklahoma City Orchestra League's Symphony Show House held their first “Dessert First” Saturday night at the Symphony Show House. The event included touring the Show House and tastings of craft beer and chocolate desserts. Models displayed clothing and jewelry for the guests.
A few details: The Show House, 4808 Rose Rock Dr., will be open until May 21. Hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
NEIGHBORS INVITED OVER
Party: Members of The Oklahoma City Orchestra League were hosts for a patron's, neighbors and media event at the Symphony Show House. Kam's Kookery catered and provided salmon, shrimp and roast beef, along with beets, sweet potatoes and turnips that were picked that morning. Guests toured the house, which opened May 6.
Flowers: New Leaf Floral provided flowers.
Event: A baby shower at Stella Restaurant was held to honor Erika Yost. Hostesses were Kim Stubbs, Rhonda Hooper, Margaret Wieman and Vickie Baker. The baby is due at the end of the month.
Menu: At the afternoon event, the guests were served fruit on skewers, doughnut hole skewers, candy-coated pretzels, marshmallows coated in chocolate, and cake.