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.
Happy hour: Hors d'oeuvres, wine and single malt scotch were served.
Guests: Mari and David G. Fitzgerald, Romy Owens, Ray Allen, Curtis Zeigler, Lara Harwell, Henry Nist, Roger Lawrence, Ashley Pool, K.O. Rinearson, Brian Nault, Eric Williams, Robert Lake, Christian Bruggerman, Victoria Archer, Connor Archer, Sally and Joe Wilson, Glenda and Bill Webster and Kelsey Karper.
On the town: A formal Senior Citizen Prom was held at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Guests, ages 60 and older, numbered 375. There were two bands, and Evan Anderson was the master of ceremony. Darlene Hundon is founder and director of “Seniors on the Move,” a program geared for health and wellness for seniors, partnering with the Oklahoma City County Health Department.
The glitz: Tables were decorated with white linen cloths with a black overlay and were set with silver candelabra, black feathers, white hydrangeas and purple napkins.
Entertainment: Games included “Name That Tune” and a “Jingle Single Bingo.”