In 1969, John E. Kirkpatrick embarked on a journey to create a foundation for the community that would inspire others to give to charity. Nearly 50 years later, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation has grown to be an enduring resource for our community — a place where people can come together to make a difference, to make arts and culture flourish, to improve the well-being of our residents, to provide opportunities for those less fortunate and to create hope for the future.
For 49 years, one driving force has helped make our work possible. You. The 2018 Annual Report is dedicated to your generosity, your passion and your commitment to strengthening our community. In these pages, you’ll read stories of people just like you, who have joined together to make a greater impact in our community. In Your Community.
In celebration of our 50th anniversary in 2019, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is pleased to join Oklahoma Contemporary as the presenting sponsor of Erwin Redl: Whiteout at Campbell Art Park.
Originally commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York City, the outdoor art installation will visit Oklahoma City’s Campbell Art Park at Northwest 11th Street and Broadway Avenue along historic Automobile Alley, October 2018 to March 2019. Whiteout is free for all ages to enjoy and best experienced during the hours from twilight to dawn.
“In celebration of 50 years of connecting people with causes they care about, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is excited to help bring this world-class art installation to the community as the presenting sponsor. We have a long partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary, and with Whiteout being installed right down the street from our office in Automobile Alley, it was a perfect fit for our 50th anniversary celebration.”
Whiteout is comprised of hundreds of transparent white spheres, each embedded with a discrete, white LED light and suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling. The orbs are not fixed and can move with the wind currents from their positions of one foot above the ground plane. The white LEDs are animated in large-scale patterns, superimposing a virtual movement on top of the kinetic movement of the spheres. The sequence of light is an incandescent treatment of urban public space across the dark seasons of the late fall and winter.