What are you ...? with Cindy Williams, Zarrow Center for Art and Education
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2/21/13 at 3:35 AM
Cindy Williams is the manager of public programming at The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, 124 E. Brady St.
The center's mission is to provide the community with diverse and educational programs and experiences in the visual arts, Williams said.
"I am in charge of putting together the classes and programs for children, families and adults," she said. Some of the programs the center offers include free family drop-in days, art camps and after-school drawing classes for kids.
Williams said one of her goals is to "implement an arts outreach program for local downtown area schools and community organizations in partnership with the Junior League of Tulsa."
Here, Williams shares with us a bit more about what her job entails, as well as what she's been up to lately and what she's enjoying in Tulsa.
... loving about Tulsa?
I love how the downtown area has developed into such an incredible arts and entertainment area. We are packed with people on First Fridays when all of the galleries, restaurants and studios are open for people to come down to the Brady District and walk around to see art work and artists at work. Next month the new Guthrie Green park will reopen with live concerts on First Fridays, which will really be fun.
... hoping to see happen in Tulsa this year?
I am hoping to see more people downtown enjoying the great new restaurants, bars and galleries.
... reading or listening to lately?
Actually, I am reading a biography of Cleopatra. She was one strong, smart woman and not like the Elizabeth Taylor version. I loved that movie.
... currently working on for the Zarrow Center, project-wise?
I am in the middle of putting together 64 classes for summer camp this year!
... doing in your free time?
Just went to Fort Worth to the Kimbell and Modern Art museums.
... learning about the Oklahoma art community?
What a diverse and enjoyable group of people that actually live and create art in this area.
... inspired by?
I love new and progressive art, so it's very exciting to see contemporary art such as ceramics and glass sculpture being shown in our gallery at the Zarrow Center.
... enjoying most about your job?
I enjoy meeting so many different types of people such as artists, gallery directors, community leaders, Gilcrease and TU staff and professors.
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Cindy Williams is the manager of public programming at The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World