Learning to swim

If you ask people about their first experiences with swimming, most everyone can recall his or her first time in the water. Some remember learning how to swim at a local recreation center while others learned in a neighbor’s pool. Some may even tell you, “My uncle just tossed me in the lake and said swim!”

All you need is love … and art

February is the month we focus on artistry including making, collecting, admiring and learning. We love art because it gives us a glimpse into someone’s heart, the part of them we don’t see on the surface. We are all drawn to art in different ways. We like to look at and listen to art that makes … Continued

February 2020 Around Town

Tulsa Remodel & Landscape Show  This comprehensive home show brings together homeowners and the area’s best building and remodeling experts. From top quality exhibits and informative seminars, to insightful demonstrations and more, you will discover thousands of smart, stylish and cost-effective ways to design or renovate your home – including ideas on the latest in cabinetry and countertops, sunrooms, … Continued

Giving Spirits: A Whiskey Tasting Experience

Honorary Ambassadors Tina and Lance Parkhill welcomed guests to this one-of-a-kind whiskey tasting experience benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Guests sampled whiskeys from all over the world, enjoyed a paired gourmet menu, learned from whiskey experts, listened to live music, and spent time with friends. OKFoodBank.org

Sublime artistry

 Kevin Byrne  “My inspiration comes from seeing someone lovingly hold something I’ve made in their hands.”  Pottery is one of the oldest art forms, found in museums but also in mid-century modern homes and rustic farmhouses. Potter Kevin Byrne specializes in custom stoneware such as vases, trays, canisters, and an endless variety of dinnerware items including plates, bowls, platters, and…

Express your inner artist

If you want to get started developing your creative talent, a great place to begin is with a helpful book and project guide that teaches you technique and helps you advance your practice. Thanks to the good people at Barnes & Noble and Tulsa Toy Depot, consider one of these selections and get started. BarnesandNoble.com TulsaToyDepot.com

Gifts for your sweetheart

While the roots of Valentine's Day go all the way back to Roman times, candy gift giving is a much more recent development. According to History.com, By the 1840s, the notion of Valentine’s Day as a holiday to celebrate romantic love had taken over most of the English-speaking world. It was Cupid’s golden age ... Victorians adored the notion of courtly love and showered each other with elaborate cards…

Sculpture by acclaimed artists Goff, Robinson, Dallin and Cook

Woodward Park is known to many in Tulsa for its peaceful green spaces, towering trees, historic mansions and beautifully designed gardens, but not everyone knows about its impressive gallery of artwork. Throughout the park, visitors can wander upon dozens of memorials and statues that commemorate everything from the land’s Native American heritage to William Shakespeare and famed botanist Carl Linnaeus.