Senator Charles Ford announced the dedication of another original painting commissioned by the Oklahoma State Senate Historical Preservation Fund Inc. The painting, entitled Game Birds at Glass Mountain, was created by prominent regional artist Harold T. Holden of Enid, Oklahoma, and was unveiled during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber Wednesday afternoon.
The Glass Mountains are located about six miles west of Orienta, OK and have a high selenite content, which makes them appear as if they are covered in glass. The beautiful scenic area that is currently defined as conservation area, boasts rugged high topped mesas springing up from relatively flat land area, explained Senator Ford, President of the Senate Historical Preservation Fund, Inc.
The painting is a gift of Joe and Patty Cappy. Mr. Cappy is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc as well as serves on the Board of Trustees of the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa. Mrs. Cappy has been named President-Elect of the Tulsa based Gilcrease Museum for 2003 and will assume her new position this spring.
Patty and Joe Cappy are dedicated to preserving the arts in Oklahoma. I am very pleased that they have decided to sponsor this beautiful and historic painting, noted Senator Ford.
This and other art commissioned by the Oklahoma State Senate Historical Preservation Fund, Inc. can be found on the Internet at: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/senate/welcome.html.