Student’s background inspires photos

Amanda Depee, photography freshman

Push the typical portrait photographs aside. Amanda Depree said she enjoys capturing the ‘odd’ and unconventional.

“I like to take photos,” the photography freshman said. “I kind of have an obsession with them.”

Depee reportedly shoots photos an average of four times per week.

Her latest project involves ballerinas in top hats and tutus in downtown Oklahoma City. The concept was inspired by her background as a dancer.

“I’m on the pom squad at OCU and I’ve danced all my life since I was 3,” she said. “I grew up in a studio dancing competitively here in Oklahoma.”

Depee wanted the photos to picture the ballerinas in an unexpected place.

“I wanted to take the photos of the dancers outside and in the city, not on a stage where they’re usually seen.”

The photos took 8-9 hours to shoot.

To see more photography by Depee, click here.

Students exhibit art in annual show


By Amanda Alfanos

The annual Spring Art Show at Oklahoma City University featuring works by students will be open until April 16. The exhibit is in the Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at N.W. 26th Street and Blackwelder Avenue.

The show features work media in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. This year’s show also is open to works by former students.

Burt Harbison, director of the Hulsey Gallery, said the show allows art students to display what they have learned during the academic year while giving students from other programs a chance to experience having their work in a museum exhibit.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free to the public.

For more information call Harbison at 405- 208-5230.