NewView Oklahoma, an Oklahoma City-based non-profit organization that provides services to help people with all degrees of visual impairment live more independently, will host a unique event to help people better understand some from the challenges faced by visually impaired people.
“Blackout Banquet” will be held from 18:00, Thursday, June 23, at the Summit Club, 15 W. Sixth St. Attendees will be served a four-course meal prepared by Summit Club chef William Lyle – which guests will eat blindfolded.
NewView Oklahoma staff members will be available to guide guests through the meal to help them better understand what everyday life is like for someone who is blind.
The entertainment for the evening will be provided by the pianist Mark Brian, a musician from Tulsa, who for many years performed every night at the Celebrity Club restaurant and who himself is blind.
Founded in 1949, NewView Oklahoma’s mission is to enable people who are blind or visually impaired by maximizing their opportunities for independence at all stages of life.
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The organization operates two comprehensive visually impaired centers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, which provide one-of-a-kind vision rehabilitation services for people living with blindness and vision loss, as well as visibility assessments and solutions and devices for the visually impaired. vision vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, surgery or medication.
Tickets are $ 250 or $ 2000 for a table of six. For more information, send an email to [email protected]
Alliance for Native ArtsRoute 66 Native Arts Alliance will host two special events, a fundraising gala and an art show, on July 8-9 in Katoussa.
The gala, which will take place from 6 to 8 pm on July 8 at the Bella Donna Event Center, 2188 Oklahoma 167, will include a Native American fashion show featuring traditional and contemporary creations; auction; and recognizing Victoria Mitchell Vazquez as a Cherokee national treasure for her ongoing efforts to support native art. Tickets for the festival are $ 125 and sponsorships are available.
The Native Arts Festival will be held on July 9 at Vault Gallery, 1801 Oklahoma 66. Hours for this free festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will feature works by a number of leading local artists, including Ron Mitchell, Dan Corley, Stephen Mashburn, Stephen Morales, Crystal Hannah, Clancy Gray, Ricey Telander, Jerry Bob Henry, Tracy Rabbit, Nelson Garcia, John Tiger, Gwen Coleman Leicester, RE Stinson, Debra Kurt and Anita Caldwell Jackson. The festival will also include live entertainment, food trucks and other activities.
For more information: nativeartsalliance.org.