New art: The Oklahoman's photo editor, Doug Hoke, has 67 colorful photographs on display in the south lobby gallery of the Myriad Botanical Gardens' Crystal Bridge. Fifty guests attended the opening reception. The exhibit, titled “The Metro,” will be on view through Sept. 25.
Food: Provided by Whole Foods.
Seen: Lisa Hoke, Bryan Hoke, Sarah Hoke, Wanda and David Hoke, Tina Dana, Diane and Hugh Scott, Lou Kerr, Karen and Herb Klontz, Burnis and Jim Argo, Marlene Van Zant Helsel, Sharon Jones O'Roke, Dru Meyer Lynch, Corinne Lynch, Grant Moak, Camille Anderson, Jeff Beauchamp, Steve Elkins, Sandi Davis, Kevin, Sandra and Andrew Farmer, Joan Goe Cisneros, Jonni Booth and Brenda Kelly Randall.
Dinner: Marjie and Ralph Shadid were hosts for a dinner, which was purchased at the Jim Thorpe Rehab Hospital Gala. The Petroleum Club staff catered the dinner, which included chicken cordon bleu, beef filet and cherries jubilee.
Music: Guitarist Edgar Cruz performed.
Special guests: Elaine and Phil Mosca, Patrice and Gary Rahill, Ginger and Donnie Horton, Keith Wilton, Rochan Pujari, Medhi and Nazi Adham, Debbie and Tad Shadid, Nina and Danny Shadid, Bob Nouri, Caley and Nicholas Mosca. The party was donated by Al Moorad and Kathey Sandler and was held in their home.
Party: The opening reception for “Swedish Rebellion,” a collection of photographs by Joel Archer, was held at PhotoArt Studios in the Plaza District. The 50-image exhibit is a visual exploration of the photographer's Swedish and Cherokee heritage. It will be on view through Sept. 7.