HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELAINE
Party: Elaine Levy was honored at a birthday party. Hostesses were Sherry Bennett, Linda Gardner, Hedra Merson and Edie Roodman in the Roodman home.
Special invite: Guests received an invitation with a photo of the birthday and a poem: “E — is for her eyes so filled with mischief; L — is for her life so full and fine; A — is for her activities so amazing; I — is for her independent mind; N — is for her never-give-up spirit; E — means everlasting friend she’ll stay. Put it all together it spells Elaine. Let’s celebrate her birthday today.”
Menu/cake: The hostesses served tomato, mozzarella, basil on a skewer, fruit and cheese, puffs with chicken salad, deviled eggs, all from Kyles 1025. The banana birthday cake was Elaine’s favorite and was decorated in her favorite colors, sliced fresh oranges and limes and orchids. There was also orange soda with scoops of vanilla ice cream in a cup with a straw.
Takeaway treats: As friends left the party, buckets of neon orange roses were by the door. A sign noted, “Flowers for friends, Take one!”
Guests: Alyson Ray, Jose Freede, Joan Gilmore, Ann Alspaugh, Suzanne Cunningham, Joan Frates, Bette Jo Hill, Carol Asin, Charlotte Lankard, Mary Trachtenberg, Jenny Kallenberger, Jamie Gaddis, Lori Tyler, Jane Milsten, Tina Beal and Jackie Bendorf.
Event: The official screening after-party for “The Posthuman Project” was held at FLINT. The party followed the screening for the world premiere of the movie at Devon Energy Auditorium, where it was awarded best Oklahoma film by the deadCenter Film Festival.
In attendance: Film aficionados visited with the cast, crew and others involved with the creation of the film, which features teenagers who suddenly acquire superpowers. Director Kyle Roberts, NewsOK videographer, shot “The Posthuman Project” on locations around the state. The Oklahoman’s Features Editor Matthew Price and Los Angeles-based comics writer Sterling Gates, originally of Tulsa, wrote the script. Actors Kyle Whalen, Josh Bonzie, Collin Place and Jason Leyva were joined by producers John Scamehorn, Wendy Parker and Sha’ree Green, at the party, which featured a special drink in honor of the film.
Next: The film will be shown at SuperCon in Miami Beach, Fla., on July 4 and 5 and at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 26.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA /EDDIE
Occasion: Anna Griffin, Greensboro, N.C., celebrated her ninth birthday with her great-grandfather Eddie Poole, 90, Oklahoma City.
Theme: The party had a red, white and blue theme honoring Poole’s service in World War II and his years as a colonel in the Oklahoma National Guard.
Guests: Among the family members attending were Anna’s parents, Jennifer and Jason Griffin, grandparents, Judy and Bill Phillips, great-grandparents, Billye Dean and Eddie Poole and uncle, Buz Poole.
What/where: During the deadCenter Film Festival members of the festival board of directors invited guests to goldCenter, a 1970s-themed party at the Aloft Hotel.
Who: Honored at the party were Fritz Kiersch, director and educator; Matthew Mungle, make-up artist; Jill Simpson, Oklahoma film and music office director; and Wes Studi, actor. They were selected for outstanding contributions to the film arts in Oklahoma.
How: Entertainment featured disco dancing. There was lots of dancing and a few mini-stages with Go-Go girls (including a few Thunder girls). Josh Delozier was the disc jockey.
ARTIST TALK /RECEPTION
Occasion: Connie Imboden, of Baltimore, was at JRB Art at the Elms to Gallery for a talk about her artwork. She is a teacher and photographer and has her artwork in museums and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, the Biblioteque Nationales in Paris and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne. For the past several years she has taken photos underwater.
Menu: Mediterranean foods served were feta cheese, dolmas, olives, red pepper hummus, marinated artichokes and gigande beans with lemon and garlic, along with assorted cheeses garnished with fresh herbs and Adriatic fig spread, maple-glazed pecans, dried fruits and berries.
At the party: Guests included Kelley Barnes, Mary and John Seward, Melody and Fritha Seward, John Yoeckel, Bryan Lettenmaier, Robert Eastham, Carolyn Stuart, Amanda Bleakley, and Beth and John Hammack.