Monday April 8th, 2019 | 6-9PM

CIVIC CENTER MUSIC HALL – HALL OF MIRRORS

Cocktail Attire

2019 Inductees

 C. Kendrick Fergeson, Nationally recognized advocate for arts and arts education;

Chip Fudge, Real estate visionary

Rob Lake, International grand illusionist

Mike Larsen, Contemporary Native American artist and sculptor

Susan McCalmont, Lifetime innovation & creativity champion

Dr. Paul Silverstein, Surgical innovator for burn victims

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James Austin Kerr – Young Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador, Actor, writer, producer

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The Gathering Place – Creativity Award for 66.5-acre park named Best New Attraction by USA Today’s readers’ choice competition.

2019 Committee

Charles L. Oppenheim, Co-Chair
Mary Blankenship-Pointer, Co-Chair
Jonna Kirschner
Mark Parker
Edie Roodman
Amber Sharples
Tava Sofsky
Gena Timberman

2019 Sponsors

Quotes & Videos

 “To me, creativity is really where the foundation of everything that’s about civilization resides. It’s essential to the vitality of any culture”

Rick Bayless – Chef, restaurateur & author

“The most creative bone that I have, I believe, is pulling people together for a shared vision and a common goal to achieve a better, greater Choctaw, a better Oklahoma.”

Chief Gary Batton – Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

“I think that we succeed because we have partnerships. You know, we work together, it is not done by just one person, it is done by a group of us. You know, we are all a piece in the puzzle and that’s what I think creativity is about, is that you have to be a piece of the puzzle and put it all together to make it work.”

Harvey Pratt – Forensic artist

“I get asked a lot about and my time in Oklahoma and if I miss being a sportscaster and I am very quick to answer: it’s the people, I miss the people. That’s what make a place.” 

Chris Harrison – TV Host | The Bachelor

“So don’t you think it’s time to have on our automobile license plates, instead of just having Explore Oklahoma, why don’t we have Explore Oklahoma! with an exclamation point! Or better yet, Explore Creative Oklahoma!”  

Robert Hefner III – Petroleum geologist, Author & Philanthropist

“With the Thunder, obviously we play basketball and our goal is to win every game that we play but we stand for more than that. And if I were to tell you there is one thing we really stand for: it is creating. In a place like Oklahoma City, what we really trying to aiming to do it is to create memories. Create memories for everybody that comes in contact with the Thunder. […] And for us and everybody that works with the Thunder, they inspire me everyday to think a little longer and walk a little bit further because, all of us together, are trying to create something and hopefully become memories for you.”

Sam Presti – General Manager of the NBA Thunder

Pictures of previous years