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FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 26, 2014


Day of free dental care set in Noble

— Dental Lodge will host Dentistry From the Heart, an event providing a free day of dental care on Feb. 22. The line will begin as early as 10 p.m. Feb. 21, with hundreds from across the state prepared to camp out in order to receive free services.

In 2001, Dentistry From the Heart started as a way to give back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Since its inception, it has provided more than 45,000 people with free dental services. For more information, go to

Arts Institute launches student film contest

The Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain is having its first student film contest leading up to the 2014 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. High school students will have one week to create a three-minute film, using any technology they wish, including video-capable phones. Contestants will upload their submissions to an online video service of their choice and provide a link to their submissions when they apply online at The application deadline is noon Monday.

Winners will be announced Feb. 5. The first-place winner will receive automatic entry into the 2014 OSAI Film & Video program, a $300 Amazon gift card and will be featured in the 2014 deadCenter Film Festival.

Teen photography contest accepting entries

The sixth annual Youth Visions photography competition will showcase teen photographers in the greater metro area. Entry forms and details are available through high school art teachers and at The contest is open to students in grades nine through 12. The entry deadline is Feb. 7, when the form, fee and photographs are due to the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, 27 E Edwards.

Students can enter up to three entries with a fee of $3 per photograph. Photos can be from 5 by 7 inches to 11 by 14 inches; should be matted; and can be black and white or color. Subject matter must be appropriate. Digital or film works will be accepted.

Fifty works will be accepted to hang in the gallery at the institute. Local award-winning photographer Randy Taylor will select 10 photographs to receive cash awards. The exhibit runs from March 1-29. A reception open to the public will be from 5 to 6 p.m. March 4 at the Fine Arts Institute.

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