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Modern Surprise in Cushing

Last summer we passed through Cushing, Oklahoma during a road trip searching for Lustron Homes in Oklahoma. We found the two Lustrons located in Cushing, then proceeded to cruise this once-bustling oil town. You should be glad we did!

We turned off Highway 33 on Highland Avenue and proceeded south. At about 9th Place we found ourselves in the midst of a Mid-Century Mod haven. Low-slung ranchers were spread out alongside a small creek. The creek also provided space for a neighborhood park.

It was a beautiful area and the homes are well kept.

Turns out, many of these homes were designed by the late Blaine Imel. Born in Blackwell, Oklahoma, Imel grew up in Cushing and served with the Marines as a fighter pilot during World War Two. During the war he shot down 3 enemy planes, jumped off his aircraft carrier after it was kamikazied and earned numerous medals. After the war he studied architecture at OU under Bruce Goff, and that influence shows in the circular themes and organic shapes fo…

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Ten/Ten/Ten

October 10, 2010— Exploring the power of perspective.

Charles and Ray Eames sought to vindicate the lowly zero in their 1977 short film, Powers of Ten. Each year on October 10th aficionados celebrate everything Eames with ceremonial viewings of the film. This year was extra special as numerology added another ten.

Philbrook Museum of Art hosted a Powers of Ten Celebration today. Co-sponsored by the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and Modern Tulsa, it featured 5 short films by Eames and 5 brief presentations. Like a total of ten. Get it?

I was happy to be one of those presenters, and related the story of Jackie and her red LCW chair. Some revelers even recreated the picnic scene featured in the film. But the really big news was delivered by Philbrook director, Rand Suffolk, when he announced a five year deal with Vitra. Beginning in 2012 Tulsa will see some exciting modern exhibitions produced in collaboration with the German company.Two will premiere at Philbrook.

So if you missed th…

Bruce Goff Exhibit Opens in Norman

Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind
October 9, 2010 thru January 2, 2011
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Norman, OK
www.ou.edu/fjjma

A collection of works by celebrated architect Bruce Goff will be on display in Norman beginning this weekend. Featuring projects never realized, the exhibit offers several original drawings along with 3-D renderings and computer animations based on Goff's plans. The exhibition will include a symposium and reception.

Special events that coincide with this display are also being planned by Friends of Kebyar, an organization devoted to "non mainstream" architecture. After the run in Norman the exhibit will be on display in Bartlesville at the Price Tower Arts Center beginning January 21, 2011.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville and the OU Colleges of Architecture and Engineering. Extra spice was added through animations and 3-D renderings created by Skyline Ink of Okla…

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