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Allied Arts’ Circle Club celebrates the holidays

Stacy Martin Story by on December 16, 2010 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Scott Senner and Deborah McAuliffe Senner, President and CEO of Allied Arts. Photos provided

From left, Toni Casso visits with party co-host Tina Dobson Alice Dahlgren, Sylvia Slater.

Partygoers and arts supporters Bob Slater, Pat Ryan and Tom and Toni Casso

The Allied Arts Council of Oklahoma City held a holiday party for members of its Circle Club, comprising some of its most loyal members. Hosts were Stephen and Tina Dobson.

The lively gathering in the couple’s home, 14200 Gaillardia Place, featured festive decorations and delicious hors d’oevres. Aspiring Prima Ballerinas in full regalia greeted attendees in the foyer just inside the residence’s front door.

Allied Arts represents and support 20 local groups in the Oklahoma City area and serves as the advocate for the central Oklahoma’s arts and cultural community.

Those groups it supports include OK City Chorus, Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) OKC Phil, Carpenter Square, Oklahoma City Ballet, Lyric Theatre, the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Ambassador Concert Choir, Canterbury Choral Society, Science Museum Oklahoma, Metropolitan School of Dance, Cimarron Opera, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, City Arts Center, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art,

Each year, Allied arts conducts an annual fundraising campaign to raise critical money for the group’s it supports. In its 39-year history, it has raised more than $40 million to advance the arts.

This year’s campaign kicks off in late January 26, 2011 at the Meinders Hall of Mirrors in the Civic Center, . For sponsorship information contact Kristy Blosch at Kristy.Blosch@alliedartsokc.com The campaign continues through May.

Founded in 1971, the organization is Oklahoma’s only United Arts Fund.

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