The Norman Transcript
NORMAN — Norman Arts Council announced that the winners of the first round of $500 awards from the O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund are Marwin Begaye, Chris Fleming, Debby Kaspari and Craig Swan.
Nicole Poole, in remembrance of her father and his love of travel to further artistic practices, established the fund to be administered by the NAC. The fund is to benefit artists of demonstrated merit and ability.
Begaye is using the award to attend an international, indigenous contemporary visual arts gathering in New Zealand, where he will participate in workshops and exhibits in addition to leading a printmaking workshop.
Fleming attended an intensive, three-week workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo.
Kaspari is inspired by Poole’s landscape work and plans to pursue a study of plein air painting by immersing herself in Medicine Park.
Swan is taking an artistic pilgrimage to New York City to self-evaluate, gain inspiration and plug into the art scene.
Those interested in donating to the O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund can contact the NAC by calling 360-1162 or emailing email@example.com. Donations also can be made at normanarts.org.