PARTY FOR MANDY
Baby shower: Mandy Bigger Apple was honored at a baby shower in the home of Susan and John Munkres. Hostesses were Kelly Wood, Erin Gillogly Brewer, Emily Wiser, Linda Mills and Marie Bigger. The shower had a vintage baby theme, which included old baby buggies with vintage dolls and children's books.
Menu: Chef Kelly Wood prepared homemade quiches with a salad that included fresh-picked organic blackberries.
Special touches: There was a baby hair bow bar where attendees could make hair bows for baby Avery Jane Apple who is due this month to Mandy and Jason Apple. Mandy came home from her teaching assignment in Dubai to deliver her baby. A quartet played various music, from the Beatles to Coldplay.
Opening reception: An opening reception for the exhibit “Allan Houser & His Students” was held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The exhibit includes works of Houser (1914-1994) from the museum's permanent collection, along with those by his students and proteges. On display were works by artists and colleagues with whom he taught, influenced and exhibited, including Bob Haozous, Kevin Red Star, Pop Chalee, Gerald Nailor, Robert Chee, Earl Biss, T.C. Cannon, Parker Boyiddle and John Hoover.
Program: Museum President Chuck Schroeder welcomed the crowd, followed by Oklahoma Museums Association Executive Director Brenda Granger, who told about the Houser collaboration among Oklahoma museums. Two of the late Houser's nieces and one nephew attended the event.
ROOF TERRACE PARTY
Preview event: The members' preview and roof terrace party for “Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums” was held at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. It was attended by 750 people. This is the first stop of the North American tour of this exhibition during the year of Italian culture.
Special performances: Tulsa Opera and DJ Ostara.