“Route 66: The Mother Road Journey – Past, Present, and Future”
“Rt. 66: The Mother Road” Official Oklahoma Centennial Series – Year 5
September 20-November 1, 2007
Anthony Ross- “Signs of the Road: Route 66”
This exhibit features original paintings and limited edition prints of historic and neon signs from the journey of Route 66. The original works were created by nationally renowned artist Anthony Ross for our “Rt. 66: The Mother Road” Oklahoma Centennial Series. Ross resides in Anaheim Hills, California, and exhibits around the United States, including at the Oklahoma City Arts Festival. For more information about the Anthony Ross Studio & Gallery visit website www.ross-art.com.
November 1, 2007
Luncheon presentation “Route 66 Today” by Michael Wallis
Meet nationally recognized artist Anthony Ross and author Michael Wallis during this presentation, which will be in RCC’s Conference Center. Books and artwork will be available for purchase. For more information about Michael Wallis, please visit http://www.michaelwallis.com.
10-11 am – John Dwyer Speaks at a pre- Luncheon lector about “1930’s- Dust Bowl” in Oklahoma in the RCC Conference Center.
11 am-12 noon – Viewing in the gallery and book purchasing (RCC’s bookstore will have the Wallis books for sale before Nov. 1, have a table set up on Nov. 1, and have books for sale through the month of Nov.)
Noon-12:45 pm – Luncheon and music by Brian Dunning and the Rockabilly Trio
12:45-2 pm – Michael Wallis presentation
2-3 pm – Artist reception, book signing, and music by Brian Dunning and the Rockabilly Trio
November 2, 2007
“Route 66 Today” bus tour with Michael Wallis
A bus tour will feature highlights of Oklahoma Route 66 in centennial fashion. A small fee of $57. 00 per person for the tour and lunch is required. To sign up please contact Kincaid Tours & Travel at 405-324-9888 or www.kincaidcoach.com.
A link to the kincaid poster for the event is as follows: http://www.kincaidcoach.com/user_uploads/flyer.pdf
Highlights for the day:
The renowned author and celebrity Michael Wallis will offer one-of-a-kind stories and interesting facts about the historic Route 66 Highway, along with music and videos throughout the day. Wallis’ narrations are a must-hear for everyone from Route 66 experts to first time enjoyers. From seeing the sights to visiting with Michael Wallis, voice of the sheriff from the movie “Cars”, this is a once in a lifetime experience for anyone.
~8 am – depart from Redlands Community College
~Head east via Interstate 40 to OKC/ music, film, storytelling in route
~Depart I-44 east of OKC and go north to Arcadia turnoff, Route 66
~Stop and tour site of POPS (http://www.pops66.com), the Round Barn at Arcadia (www.oklatravelnet.com under Route 66 videos)
~Proceed east on Route 66
~See Rt. 66 at Seba Station, Depew, and Stop to visit the local Chandler Museum
~Stop to eat Lunch at Rock Café in Stroud (Lunch included in bus trip cost, including oatmeal pie)
~Pause/drive-by at Shoe Tree and other roadside sites before Tulsa
~Tour of “Secret Sites,” including art deco gems, outlaw hideouts, Cain’s Ballroom, Brady Arts District (www.oklatravelnet.com under Route 66 videos), and Blue Dome District (www.oklatravelnet.com under Tulsa videos)
~Return between 5 and 6 pm