From the Editor (April 2017)

by Ammie Bryant

I love the Arts! And of course the humanities too. So much of my life has been deeply rooted in the humanities: the study of history, literature, and culture. While the humanities have my heart, it is the arts that feed my soul! From music, dance, and theater to the visual arts, I adore it all. I’m not very good at any of it, but I so admire those who are and what they do.

Get your calendars ready because April is a great time of year for the arts in Stillwater, when there is a musical performance of some kind around every corner. There are sure to be concerts at the University and High School. Those concerts can be found on the school and university event calendars online and at visitstillwater.org; there are too many to list here.  

The Stillwater Community Singers will present their spring concert on April 13 at the Stillwater Community Center.  On April 26, the Bob Childers’s Gypsy Cafe brings together more than sixty songwriters playing across three venues to celebrate the influence of the “Godfather of Red Dirt Music, Bob Childers.”

In addition to music performances, there are theatrical productions too. This month, Town and Gown Theatre’s second to last production of the season, “To Kill a Mockingbird” opens April 13. On April 27-29, OSU Theater presents “The Spitfire Grill.”

The first “Friday Food Trucks and Tunes” is on April 21. Then the 40th annual Stillwater Arts Festival takes place on April 22 and 23. The Arts Festival will be held east of the Stillwater Community Center between 8th and 9th Avenues, on Duncan Street and Block 34.

Those are just the events that I can remember (and hope I can make time to attend) this month!

The great thing about Stillwater is that if you happen to miss out on any of these great opportunities to soak up the local arts and culture scene, there will be more on the way to enjoy next month. At the top of that to-do list for me will be MORGAN in concert on Friday, May 5 at the Stillwater Community Center.

So head on out there and explore all the art and culture our community has to offer this spring! I’m willing to bet that you won’t regret it. Not even a little bit.

Onward!