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Oklahoman Modified: June 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm •  Published: June 14, 2014


Library displays baseball art

Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court, is displaying works by artist Mike Wimmer.

Wimmer’s collection of baseball-themed paintings will remain on display all summer in the library lobby.

The paintings focus on Babe Ruth and his career, a topic Wimmer also worked on with author Robert Burleigh in the book “Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth,” a 1997 release by Harcourt Brace.

Wimmer, a former Norman resident, lives in Oklahoma City.

Among his other works are several original portraits in the state Capitol.

Students excel in auto skills meet

Students from Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center placed second at the 65th annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Finals at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.

State winners gathered to solve automotive challenges — digital and mechanical — in a timed competition. Andrew Chapman and William Eubanks worked together for the second-place finish.

Their instructor is Jim LeFevers.

Adults can learn with artist

Openings are available for adult classes with award-winning artist Suzanne King Randall at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond. Randall has worked with a variety of mediums during her 40-year career, said Shannon Price, the institute’s executive director.

Randall will teach mixed-media and acrylics classes on Wednesday evenings and pastel drawing for beginners on Saturdays throughout summer.

Her work can be seen at

Register at or call 340-4481.