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Creative Oklahoma celebrates innovation and entrepreneurial vision at the Creativity Ambassadors Gala March 30

Contact: Taylor Lawrence

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 2, 2015)—Creative Oklahoma is bringing together some of the most inventive minds in the state for an evening of celebration during the Creativity Ambassadors Gala, Monday, March 30 at the Meinders Hall of Mirrors in the Civic Center Music Hall.

Those who have achieved national or international recognition for their creative accomplishments will be named Creativity Ambassadors for the organization.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will induct this year’s five Creativity Ambassadors: Jeanette Elliott, executive vice president, Ackerman McQueen; Rand Elliott, poet, architect and designer; Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation; Joe Thompson, founding director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA); and Roger Webb, president emeritus of the University of Central Oklahoma.

In addition to the five new ambassador inductees, former actress and founder of the MUSE School in Calabasas, Calif., Suzy Amis Cameron, will make a special presentation and accept her ambassador’s medallion.

Guests will be entertained by Burns Hargis and Mike Turpen, as they banter about the importance of creativity and education in Oklahoma. The evening will also include include a performance by Grammy-winning, Creativity Ambassador, and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee Leona Mitchell.

Guests will be treated to a dinner featuring ingredients sourced directly from Oklahoma farms, courtesy of Norman-based restaurant LOCAL.

Funds raised will benefit Creative Oklahoma programs that advance creativity in Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma ArtScience Prize, cSchools and other awards programs.

For more information, or to purchase, tickets, visit the Creative Oklahoma website at

Formed in 2006, Creative Oklahoma is a statewide non-profit organization advancing Oklahoma’s creative economy through innovation-focused initiatives in education, commerce and culture. The mission is to transform the state of Oklahoma through projects and collaborative ventures that help develop an improved life quality for its citizens and a more entrepreneurial and vibrant economy. For more information, please visit

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