Pumpkin Art


Halloween is a time when creativity is celebrated by all.  Pumpkin carving, decorating the house, and creating costumes are all traditional Halloween activities that bring out the artist and/or art aficionado in everyone. Allied Arts pumpkins carved by local artist David Holland Pumpkin carving has become its own art form.  Although the customary Jack-o-lantern faces will never go out of style, we are seeing people use their pumpkins to express their personality more than ever.  University and sports team logos […]

Board Member Spotlight- Dr. Kay Goebel


Allied Arts has the privilege of working alongside an outstanding group of men and women that serve on our board and volunteer with our organization. They are a diverse collection of community leaders, talented artists and generous philanthropists. We are taking the time each month to introduce one of them to you. This month’s Board Member Spotlight is on Dr. Kay Goebel.   Kay Goebel, Ph.D. Psychologist, Private Practice When did you join the Allied Arts Board? I have been a […]

Education from Shakespeare Theatre


I know you have all be waiting with bated breath for the next blog.  Wondering what the dickens your donation to Allied Arts has been up to.  For goodness sake, it’s a forgone conclusion that it’s been put to good use.  And in case you haven’t guessed it yet, this week we’re looking at the great programming offered by none other than Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. Shakespeare’s words are still used daily, as you can see by the italicized phrases in the previous paragraph.  Many people […]

National Arts and Humanities Month Proclamation

October was officially proclaimed by President Barack Obama as National Arts and Humanities Month again this year. We posted below the entire proclamation by the President, but we were especially struck by these quotes. “Throughout our history, America has advanced not only because of our people’s will or our leaders’ vision, but also because of paintings and poems, stories and songs, dramas and dances. These works open our minds and nourish our souls, helping us understand what it means to be human […]

All About Canterbury Choral Society

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Allied Arts supports 26 different arts organizations that we call our ‘Member Agencies’. They each have rich histories, exciting programs, diverse purposes and compelling missions. We wanted to make sure that everyone was given the chance to hear their stories and see the important work they are doing for the arts in Central Oklahoma. Each month, we will showcase a couple of our member agencies through a “Member Agency Spotlight” blog entry. This week, we would like to introduce you […]

How to Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month

October is National Arts and Humanities Month. According to Americans for the Arts, National Arts & Humanities Month is a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. It is designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts and humanities. We want to make sure that everyone knows what they can do to get involved and how to join […]