People & Places: 'Stacked Deck' event Sept. 26-28 to benefit Resonance
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
8/28/12 at 6:43 AM
Here comes a brand new event.
Resonance will present its inaugural evening of art, appetizers and urban ambiance when it holds "Stacked Deck" on Sept. 26, 27 and 28 downtown in a warehouse venue at 510 E. Second St. in the historic Blue Dome District.
The benefit will feature the work of 52 artists, each of whom has been assigned a playing card and will design their artwork based on that card and their interpretation of the Resonance mission. All artwork will be available for sale throughout the event.
Resonance is an organization supporting the well-being and self-sufficiency of women and their families challenged by the criminal justice system.
Master creative artist Talmadge Powell and event volunteers have planned the evening.
Young Professionals Night will be Sept. 26, when Resonance will team up with Pinot's Palette to present a casual cocktail evening event that also will feature interactive art opportunities. Those attending will participate in painting activities, including a large collaborative art project, which will be available for sale the following evening.
VIP night, Sept. 27, features the work of Stacked Deck artists along with over-the-top appetizers and Stacked Deck signature beverages; the evening's festivities will be preceded by a special homecoming of all former members of Resonance's popular Open Door Society and will include a group photograph and Champagne toast.
On Sept. 28, the Stacked Deck art gallery and warehouse will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sandra Thomas, immediate past board president of Resonance, is event chairwoman.
In a recent Stacked Deck kickoff event, Deidra Kirtley, new executive director at Resonance, noted: "I am especially excited and honored to meet this group of community leaders. It is clear they were instrumental in supporting and charting the course for the organization's success."
Donors for the event include the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Meinig Family Foundation, Williams, Blue Cross Blue Shield, George Krumme, Michael and Libby Johnson, Alliance Resource Partners, Bank of Oklahoma, Chubb Insurance, Hogan Taylor, WPX Energy, McFarland Architects, Hall Estill, and Bryan Close, in honor of Jennifer Palmer.
Also donating are Air Power Systems, Molly and Brian Aspan, Riverview Arabians - Kay Stone Buford, Osteopathic Founders Foundation, Magellan Midstream, Robert O. Carr, Steve Caruthers, Burt Holmes and Mary Lee Townsend, Mollie Williford, Fidelity Information Services, Deidra and Scott P. Kirtley, Cuesta Foundation, Debbie and Greg Gordon, Security Bank, Lou and Conner Miller Foundation, and longtime friends of Resonance: Linda Bates, Brenda Dunn, Zee DuPree and Jennifer Palmer.
Event committee members include Caroline Abbott, Molly Aspan, Barbara Bannon, Meloyde Blancett, Zee Dupree, Lauren Fleenor, Frances Higgins and Justin Johnson.
Also Resonance Board President Cassandra Oliver, Jennifer Palmer, June Patton, JoAnn Ryan, Michelle Riddell, Bud Sartain, Brenda Spencer, Sherron Underwood, Kayla Vaughn, Pam Worthington, Janet Youngblood and Resonance Development Director Debbie Gordon.
Anyone interested in sponsoring Stacked Deck or purchasing a ticket for the event should contact Debbie Gordon at 918-587-3888.
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Debbie Gordon (left), Deidra Kirtley, June Patton and Sandra Thomas are working on "Stacked Deck," an upcoming benefit for Resonance. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World