Matty McMillen’s Opens in Oklahoma City

An all-new restaurant and pub, Matty McMillen’s is now open at 2201 NW 150th St. in Oklahoma City.
This pub-inspired eatery welcomes all ages and carries a wide variety of Irish and American whiskeys and scotches, in addition to beers and fun specialty drinks such as Guinness Floats (ice cream and Guinness) and Eden’s Apple (Hard cider and Guinness).
“We are excited to bring Matty’s to live in this area of the metro. With this restaurant comes a lot of inspiration for great memories to be made. We look forward to serving each guest and developing relationships with the community,” area partner Ross Crain says.
For more information, please visit MattyMcMillens.com and follow Matty McMillen’s on Facebook and Instagram.

OKC Airport Expansion Comes Nearer to Reality

Oklahoma City’s airport trust continues to move forward on a $115 million expansion of Will Rogers World Airport. Earlier this summer, the trust approved a resolution of intent to issue revenue bonds to fund numerous improvements at the airport, which hasn’t seen any renovations since 2006.

The expansion is considered part of the trust’s $252.2 million five-year capital plan. In that plan, Will Rogers terminal improvements will be made along with improvements to parking facilities and other buildings. The plan also includes $3.6 million to improve access road signage and $1.5 million for a smart-technology system that will tell drivers how much space is available in the airport’s parking garage.

 

Oklahoman to Serve as U.S. Director of Science, Tech Policy

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, who serves as secretary of science and technology on her executive cabinet, will serve the country well as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

President Donald Trump announced he intends to nominate Kelvin of Norman to the post, which provides the president and others within the executive office of the president with advice on the scientific, engineering and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, the environment and the technological recovery and use of resources, among other topics.

Kelvin, vice president for research at the University of Oklahoma, is a Regents’ professor of meteorology, Weathernews chair emeritus and Teigen presidential professor at OU.

 

Center for Nonprofits Sets Oct. 11 Annual Members’ Meeting

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits will hold its annual Members’ Meeting on Oct. 11 at the new Tulsa office and training space, located in Legacy Plaza at 5330 E. 31st St., Suite 200. Thanks to the transformational gift of new office space from The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits will be able to further build and transform the nonprofit sector in and around the Tulsa area.

The meeting will allow members to meet other OKCNP members, as well as see this new space and the opportunities it brings to Oklahoma nonprofits.

Paseo FEAST Held Oct. 9 to Help Fund Artists

Combining a community dinner with artist proposals, Paseo FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) gives five hopeful artists an opportunity to fund their vision. The 14th Paseo Arts Association FEAST will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.  
FEAST, a unique arts funding concept that began in Santa Fe, came to Oklahoma City in 2012 through an initiative of two Paseo artists. At each FEAST event, patrons purchase a ticket, which includes their dinner and a ballot. During the evening, each presenting artist gives a five-minute presentation, after which diners will vote on the project of their choice and one winning artist (or group of artists) will receive a grant comprising the evening’s proceeds.
Paseo FEAST grants have ranged from $700 to $2,000 per event.
For more information, call the Paseo Arts Association at 405.525.2688 or email at amanda@thepaseo.org.

Faces of the 47th Art Installation to Highlight Education Needs

Faces of the 47th, a large-scale art installation, will go up this month in five Oklahoma cities, in conjunction with national movement The Inside Out Project. Noted artists, photographers, filmmakers and others are teaming up for the enormous undertaking. Each installation will consist of 47 large-scale outdoor photographic portraits, taken by photographer Neil Chapman. Installations will each cover approximately 625 square feet, and each site will be led by a local site artist.

Sites were chosen to represent diversity in the state. They include rural communities, suburban communities, communities with limited art exposure and those with rich art presences. They also include communities with both supportive and less-than-supportive legislative representation in terms of educational funding.

In addition to the five installations, a documentary is also being made by Cacky Poarch. The documentary will follow the creation and development of Faces of the 47th. The documentary is being made with the hope of drawing even more attention to the Oklahoma educational funding crisis. It will be released before the November elections. InsideOutProject.net/en