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December 14, 2005

Ada residents journey to Quartz Mountain

Oklahoma City — Rake leaves. �Carve pumpkins. �Bake pies. �Create art? This fall, eight Ada residents added a weekend of intensive artistic study to their usual checklist of fall activities. �LaNelda Carson, Lori M. Gray, Trina Jones, Kelley Lunsford, Fred Patrizi, Maureen Patrizi, Tina Vercelli and Rodd Wellington attended the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OFAI), a series of weekend retreats for adults taught by master artists in the literary, visual and performing arts.

�I hope to share what I learn at OFAI with all of my students so they can better appreciate their Native American culture,� said Vercelli, a visual arts teacher at Byng Junior High and Byng High School.

Vercelli participated in an OFAI Southeast Native American Basketry workshop.

OFAI gives Oklahomans a chance to study with nationally-renowned artists and stay close to home. �True beginners and professional artists alike can find OFAI workshops that fit their expertise and interests in a variety of classes, including painting, photography, printmaking, writing, dancing, storytelling, choir, theater, and arts integration. �OFAI is held at the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center and state park in southwest Oklahoma.

�I am looking forward to participating in this workshop. �I hope to learn more about the dance sport program and be able to implement the art form of dance into our school curriculum,� said Maureen Patrizi, a counselor at Bowlegs School.

Patrizi participated in the Southeast Native American Basketry workshop taught by Peggy Sanders Brennan of Edmond. Participants learned the traditions of native basketry and completed a Southeastern Indian corn holder basket. Sanders Brennan, a Cherokee Nation member, is the founder of the Oklahoma Native American Basketweavers Association.

The other Ada residents participated in the following classes:

Rodd Wellington � �American Indian Literature and Films of Oklahoma� with Dr. LeAnne Howe

Trina Jones � �Photographing People� with Dennis Darling

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