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August 3, 2013

Travel fundhonors O. Poole

NORMAN — Applications are now being accepted for the O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund, administered by Norman Arts Council.

The fund, established in honor of late longtime Norman artist O. Gail Poole, 77, who died on April 13, is to allow artists of demonstrated merit and ability to travel outside of Norman. Three artists will be awarded $500.

Nicole Poole, O. Gail’s daughter, said her father — University of Oklahoma alumnus and nationally and internationally recognized artist — used travel as a way to refresh his work and gain inspiration.

With a little support, Nicole said she hopes fund recipients receive the same kind of experience from traveling.

“In America, it is difficult, if not at times seemingly impossible, to sustain a life in the arts without the patronage of people who believe the arts are necessary,” she said. “I personally would not have made it through college without scholarships and awards. In fact, to raise funds for my college trip to London with the OU Theatre Guild, Dad created limited edition, hand cast and painted Shakespeare cameos for me to sell. Only a few years after that, I toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company. You never know how far your help will go.”

The opportunity is open to all practicing artists, at least 18 years of age, residing in Norman. Funds may be used for travel for a specific project, fee for attending a professional workshop or other travel needs to be considered in the selection process.

Applications can be downloaded at normanarts.org or picked up in person at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications are due by 3 p.m. Aug. 30.

Nicole said she plans on making the fund annual.

“Once the O. Gail Poole Collection is fully documented and catalogued, I will donate portions of sales to ensure Oklahoma artists continue to have the opportunity to widen their perspectives and come back home to share those perspectives with us,” she said.

To make tax-deductible donations to the fund, visit https://app.etapestry.com/cart/NormanArtsCouncil/default/category.php?ref=287.0.82416659 or contact the Norman Arts Council at 405-360-1162.

For more information on O. Gail Poole, visit ogailpoole.com.

Hannah Cruz

366-3533

hcruz@normantranscript.com

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