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State briefs for March 21



UCO to host photography camp in June

High school students who are interested in learning more about photography are invited to attend the University of Central Oklahoma's annual photography camp June 3-7. Participants will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Communications Building.

Students will work with photography professors, get hands-on experience with cameras and equipment, and learn a variety of photography methods. Students will host a gallery exhibition showcasing their work from the camp.

The cost is $350, and lunch is provided. Personal digital single-lens relax (DSLR) cameras are recommended, but not required. Students can apply at until May 17.

For more information, contact Angela Mackey at 974-5887 or


Several events planned in Paseo Arts District

The Paseo Arts District hosts the First Friday Gallery Walk every month, rain or shine. Galleries and shops stay open late, with the evening marking the opening of new exhibitions each month. The next walk will be 6 to 9 p.m. April 5.

The Paseo Art Space, 3022 Paseo, will feature the work of Neil Cluck. After 30 years of working with oils on canvas, Cluck now, paints silhouettes on wood that he cuts out, carves, sands, paints in oils, then mounts on varying planes. His work will be on display April 7-27.

Stranded at the Station, the funky folk duo Justin and Amanda Fortney, will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the red Flamenco sculpture in the center of the district.

For more information, call the Paseo Arts Association at 405-525-2688 or email at


Family therapy clinic tied to OBU plans open house

Kemp Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, 2206 N Kickapoo, will host a community open house from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 2.

The clinic, part of Oklahoma Baptist University’s marriage and family therapy master’s degree program, provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families. Services initially were offered only to OBU students and employees, but the clinic now is open to members of the community.

Graduate-level therapists are supervised by faculty. The clinic treats a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, grief, faith concerns, self-harm and addiction.

The clinic includes seven counseling rooms, a conference room and a small workspace for graduate therapists and faculty supervisors. It also features a play therapy room.

For more information about the clinic, go to

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