Local film: An advance screening and Q&A for “The Posthuman Project,” a film directed by NewsOK’s Kyle Roberts, was held March 9 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The teen superhero film, shot in Oklahoma, stars Kyle Whalen, Collin Place, Lindsay Sawyer, Josh Bonzie and Alexandra Harris. The actors joined the movie’s co-writers, The Oklahoman’s features editor Matthew Price and DC Comics writer Sterling Gates, in a Q&A with Roberts following the film.
IT’S A PARTY
Baby shower: Lee Elkouri Messing was the honoree at a baby shower last weekend. The party was at Harry’s Bar at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. The baby of Lee and Mike Messing is expected to be born in May.
Hostesses: In the hostess group were Shari Buxton, Carol Solomon, Candy Ainsworth, Barbara Quillian, Kathy Griffin, Marty Margo, Barbara Beeler, Cindy Rice, Jane White, Gay Kirby and Mary Jane Southwick.
Centerpiece: Tall vases filled with ABC building blocks and flowers were on the tables.
Event: Alumnae members from Oklahoma City Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities met at the Oklahoma County Boys and Girls Club for the Read Across America Literacy Day. They read to the children and had a visit from Dr. Seuss. Each child received a book.
Fast facts: The Pi Phi and Kappa members celebrated together since both sororities were founded at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. Kittye Little is president of Pi Beta Phi, and Erin Nation is president of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Other activities: The Pi Phis also put bookplates on 500 books that were donated, with the help of First Book, to the Oklahoma Education Association for distribution to Oklahoma school districts.
THE GARDEN PROJECT
Gallery reception: The opening reception at JRB’s Art at The Elms of The Garden Project, a four-room installation of gardens made out of paper, found objects and recycled materials, was held recently. It was created by Oklahoma landscape architect Adrienne Wright and painter Lisa Mcllroy. Also at the Gallery is an exhibit by Bernadette Espenanza Torres, a ceramic artist from Kanasa City, Mo., who uses flowers in her sculptures. The gallery celebrated spring 2014, and the exhibit will run through March 29.
People: At the reception were Suzanne and Stan Cunningham, Helen and Pat Dailey, Bonnie and Bert Seabourn, Teresa and Jeffrey Mcllroy, Juliana and Drew Chancey, Jennifer and Logan Rosenbalm, Emily and Brett Martin, Shelby and Keith Musgrove, Sandy Wright, Robert Wright, Lindsay Wright, John Sellers, Carrie Jones, Betsy and Dub Brunstetter, Rea Baldridge, John Yoeckel, Holly Wilson, Franci Hart, Leslie Spears, Jacqueline Fox, Cindi Mason and Brenda and Kent Johnson.
SPECIAL NIGHT OF FOOD/CULTURE
Taste of art: Edie Roodman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Oklahoma City, was featured at Artspace at Untitled in a program called “A Taste of Art: the 5 Senses of Global Culture-Ethiopia.” The event featured foods from Queen of Sheba, including a menu of Ethiopian cuisine.
Edie’s travels: She went to Ethiopia and saw the pilgrimage of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in an effort called “Completing the Journey.”
Seen: Ariel Reshef, Evan Reshef, Aeli Roodman, Jennifer Arlan, Lolly Anderson, Betty Catching, Rosylin Reader, Deb Bocar, Cheryl Brashear, Pamela Battle, Jacqueline Fox, Lisa Synar, Linda Lambert, Darcie Harris, Katherine Wade and Karyn Gilman.