Kyle Golding is an Oklahoma visual artist and founder of The Golding Group, an award-winning think tank of business process management (BPM) and marketing integration experts. Despite growing a successful business, he is also able to pursue his painting passion and succeed in that area as well. “I’ve been creative most of my life, in the music business as a professional & transitioning to visual arts,” he said. “The biggest advantage is that most people who live in Oklahoma live in a house. That means you can create a studio in a garage or spare room. That affordability of housing makes a big difference.” by Heide Brandes – for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
OKLAHOMA CITY: Ronna Pernell, professional fine artist from Oklahoma City, will present an exhibition of 22 new works of art in the North Gallery of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The exhibition, titled Unspoken Woman, will be on display Nov. 16th, 2015 through January 27th, 2016 on the 1st floor of the Oklahoma State Capitol building. A special artist reception will be held on Friday, November 20th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm with light refreshments from Rococo Catering. The event is free and open to the public.
Pernell uses the traditional technique of stippling, which is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots, to honor the story of all women and women of color. Pernell utilizes white ink on black paper to create her art, filling voids to create forms and faces. Each of her art pieces takes two months or more to complete. Examples of Pernell’s past works are available at http://www.pernellimages.com/
The exhibition will also utilize new technology to provide a recorded narration specific to each of the illustrations. Gallery guest will be able to use their smartphones to hear a description of each work and what it represents to the artist. This multimedia experience will be the first of its kind in a State Capitol gallery. The artwork and narration will be accessible on a show-specific website beginning Friday, November 20th at 5:00 coinciding with the artist reception. This unique combination of audio and visual art was a collaboration between Pernell, Kyle Golding of The Golding Group and wordsmith Barbara L. Eikner of Trabar & Associates, along with the narration of Dr. Melanie Bratcher, PhD. Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma.
The UnspokenWoman.com website was designed and built by The Golding Group. The full interactive site with artwork, recorded narratives and interactive elements will not be publicly available until the beginning of the artist reception on November 20th. The Capitol North Gallery will have QR Codes placed on each piece of art to allow show attendees to hear the recorded narratives while experiencing the art in person. A video of the opening event will also be posted on the Unspoken Woman website shortly after the event ends. The Golding Group will also be hosting several art and entertainment celebrities from Oklahoma City, Chicago and New York City during the evening of November 20th.
Pernell has specific reasons for making this exhibition special. “The Oklahoma Capitol North Gallery provides me the opportunity to empower women – to reach an audience of people who will began a conversation about the future of women in society. Unspoken Woman visually expresses the essence of every phase of a woman’s life from birth to death and accentuates the path in their journey called life. This story and message of this exhibition is autobiographical in some regards, but expresses the lives of many African-American women in society.”
Pernell’s Official Artist Statement for Unspoken Woman: This exhibition is not a history lesson or study of tribal activities. It will not unveil secrets of the dark continent left dormant for thousands of years or gender psychologies discovered by some unknown scientist. This exhibition is a moment in time to see/hear the voice of women that are suppressed across all civilizations of the earth yet resonates loudly through the lives of women of color.
The State Capitol North Gallery is open from 8:00 am through 6:00 pm Monday – Friday and 9:00 am through 4:00 pm on weekends. All State Capitol galleries are curated by the Oklahoma Arts Council. For more information contact the Curator of Education and Capitol Galleries Alyson Aitchison.
The Oklahoma Arts Council supports the work of Oklahoma artists in part by presenting 60-day exhibitions of their artwork for thousands of students, visitors, and others to enjoy at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The Council’s mission is to lead, cultivate and support a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education and economic vitality for all Oklahomans. The Council provides more than 500 grants to over 300 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry, and manages hundreds of works of art in the public spaces of the state Capitol.
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Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about non-profit structure, communications and leadership.
Prepare to have your toughest questions answered and most complex issues explained in a direct, no-nonsense way. Get the solutions to your biggest non-profit issues with real world advice. In-house staff, supporters and agencies with non-profit clients will find this advice useful. Recorded 05/11/2015 in The Golding Group Oklahoma City Office at 1219 Creative.
Kyle Golding, CEO and Chief Strategic Idealist for The Golding Group, is a proven expert with 20+ awards for cause marketing. His background includes multiple local and national non-profit boards, Creative Director for the United Way of Central Oklahoma and a founding board member of Inclusion In Art. 30% of The Golding Group client list are non-profit organizations, including Oklahoma Zoological Society, CASA of Oklahoma County, Edmond Fine Arts Institute and many more.
AMA-OKC Special Interest Group
Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, are smaller communities within the chapter that focus on niche areas of marketing. AMA-OKC currently has SIGs covering Social Media, Financial Services and Non-Profit marketing. They also have a rotating topic SIG that changes each meeting to focus on a unique area not covered in the other three Special Interest Groups. Each SIG meets once per quarter from 11:30am – 1:00pm. All SIGs are FREE to members to attend and $10 for non-members.
The Golding Group announced today the addition of Bob “Pritch” Pritchard, APR, Fellow PRSA, as Partner and Chief Strategic Counsel. Pritchard brings more than 40 years experience in public relations and will provide “big picture” communications thinking and executive mentoring to the firm.
“It’s rare to find someone of Pritch’s experience and talent so we jumped on the opportunity to add him to the team,” said Kyle Golding, The Golding Group CEO and Chief Strategic Idealist. “With experience across the breadth and depth of public relations and strategic communications, Pritch really rounds out what the Golding Group is able to offer clients.”
A member of the public relations faculty in the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma, “Pritch” has more than 25 years experience as a public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy and more than 15 years experience as a public relations educator. An expert in crisis communication, he has published articles and presented papers in a number of national publications and been the subject of dozens of interviews following the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. In 2002, as the crisis communications expert on The Rendon Group training team under DOD contract, Pritchard assisted the Colombian Armed Forces General Staff in developing a crisis communications structure and process to help them improve their crisis management capabilities. He also trained key members of the Colombian Armed Forces General Staff, Colombian Chief of the Air Force staff and Colombian Chief of Naval Operations staff on how that structure and process worked and on the principles of effective crisis communications.
In recognition of his contributions as a role model and the advancement of the public relations profession, Pritchard was inducted into the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows in 2004, a distinction shared by fewer than two percent of the 20,000 members.
Pritchard has served on more than a dozen national Public Relations Society of America committees and task forces. He’s the 2011- 2015 PRSSA National Faculty Adviser, been a member of the PRSA Educational Affairs committee since 2005 and is a past chair of the Educators Academy. He’s been a member of the International Public Relations Research Conference executive board since 2008.
At the local level Pritchard has served as professional development and ethics chair for the Hoosier PRSA Chapter and as accreditation chair for the OKC PRSA Chapter.
Pritchard has been a Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Faculty Adviser for more than 15 years. He currently serves in that capacity for the Stewart Harral PRSSA Chapter in the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma and as Faculty Adviser for Lindsey + Asp, the nationally affiliated student-operated advertising, public relations and digital agency in the Gaylord College.
Wow, what a great time we all had last week at the OKC Jingle Mingle. With the help of Ad Club, AMA-OKC, PRSA-OKC, IABC-OKC, AWC-OKC and OKC Social the party raised over $5,000 for the Dream Fund and 80+ coats for Salvation Army. We are so proud to have played a small role in this event along with all the other sponsors, volunteers and those who donated cash/prizes.
Most of all, we are proud to be a part of the OKC MarComm community. Please take a minute to watch this short video (from Trifecta) about the Dream Fund and all they do for Advertising, Public Relations and Media professionals in times of need.
The committee is already hard at work planning next years event, and maybe a summer event as well. Thanks again OKC!
Here are just a few pics from the event:
It’s that time of year again, but this year is different. On May 20th, a series of devastating storms and tornadoes ripped through central Oklahoma. Shortly after, a group of communications professionals (and one jewelry salesman) got together to not only raise funds, but create a new opportunity for all communications, PR and marketing professionals to participate in for the good of the community. The kickoff event Jingle Mingle for this effort will be December 12th 4:30-7:00 at McNeese Stills & Motion on Harvey, just south of NW 63rd Street (behind the former Shack restaurant).
Only $5 online or $10 at the door, this will be the networking event of the year. Food (from Rococo, sponsored by us), drinks, music, pictures with Santa and auction items will all raise funds (100%) for the Dream Fund. Full details here. We hope to see you there.