DESMOND MASON: A NEW DAY
AN OKLAHOMA STAR ON THE BASKETBALL COURT IS BECOMING A STAR IN THE ART WORLD HERE IN OKLAHOMA AND ACROSS THE NATION.
DESMOND MASON PLAYED BASKETBALL FOR THE OSU COWBOYS BEFORE SPENDING TEN YEARS IN THE NBA WHERE HE PLAYED IN SEATTLE, MILWAUKEE, OKLAHOMA CITY, AND SACRAMENTO.
THE SLAM DUNK KING RETIRED FROM THE HARD WOOD IN 2010 AND IS NOW TURNING HIS FULL ATTENTION TO THE CANVAS. AN ARTIST SINCE HE WAS 13 YEARS OLD, MASON GOT A DEGREE IN STUDIO ART FROM OSU AND PAINTED THROUGHOUT HIS NBA CAREER. HIS EXHIBITS IN HIS VARIOUS HOME TOWNS RAISED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR CHARITIES.
NOW HE’S RAISING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR CHARITIES IN HIS NEW HOME STATE.
JOIN GALLERY IN MAY AS WE SPEND A NEW DAY WITH DESMOND MASON, MEET HIS FAMILY, SEE HIS NEW HOME AND FIND OUT WHY THE STATE IS LUCKY HE DECIDED TO PUT DOWN ROOTS IN OKLAHOMA.
Inclusion in Art
Oklahoma born Nathan Lee’s talents bloomed in the hip hop culture on the streets of New York City. Now he’s back home and doing all he can to add color to Oklahoma’s creative tableau.
African American artist Nathan Lee has a lot of brushes in the palette. Besides his own creative works, Lee runs an outreach program for minority artists and he mentors talented teens.
This former rapper teaches us why sometimes our biggest obstacles to “Inclusion in Art” can be our own fears.
Original Airdate: May 3rd , 2012
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