Oklahoma City Museum of Art Exhibits 2014 Parks in Focus Photos By Oklahoma Youth

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OKLAHOMA CITY (November 12, 2014) – On Thursday, November 13, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will begin exhibiting nature photographs taken by youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma and Positive Tomorrows who recently participated in Parks in Focus® – a program of the Udall Foundation that connects underserved youth to nature through photography.

In 2014, Parks in Focus® put digital cameras in the hands of more than 200 Oklahoma City youth (ages 8 to 15) and guided them on afterschool, weekend and summer outings to local parks and natural areas including Martin Park, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Roman Nose State Park and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The 42 photographs on display portray the adventures they had and the people, places, plants and animals they met along the way.

“The Parks in Focus® experiences for Boys & Girls Club members were amazing, and we look forward to providing similar opportunities for more of our members in the future,” said Jane Sutter, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County. “Allowing our youth to experience nature through the lens of a camera was truly a transformational experience, and the wonderful photographs they took are visual reminders of their unleashed creativity.”

The 2014 Parks in Focus® activities in Oklahoma City were supported by generous grants from the Inasmuch, Kirkpatrick and Anschutz Foundations.

The photographs will be on display in the Founders Hall from Thursday, November 13, through November 30, 2014. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Bret Muter at muter@udall.gov.

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