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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: March 16

Screening Party, Baby Shower, Gallery Reception, Party
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: March 16, 2014


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.


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.


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.

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by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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