Initially involved as a volunteer and in her role as outreach coordinator for AmeriCorps, Laura Rice is the longest-serving employee at Oklahoma Contemporary. She serves as the liaison between Oklahoma Contemporary and the facilities, grounds and security departments of the Oklahoma State Fair. Laura has assisted in development of the new art campus at NW 11th and Broadway for more than a decade.
Laura has more than two decades of facility and grounds operation plus rental management experience as the owner of her family-started rental company. She is a member of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce.
An Oklahoma City native, she maintains close ties to the local art community. She has donated her time and energy to numerous local nonprofits and businesses over the years, serving with Allied Arts, Artspace at Untitled, Children’s Theatre, Current Studio, deadCENTER, Factory Obscura, Farmers Market District, Ghouls Gone Wild, Harvard Club of OKC, IAO, Momentum, Paseo District, Plaza District, OVAC, Red Earth and countless music and underground arts shows at Music Dimensions and Size Records.
Laura graduated with honors from the University of Central Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Formation Design with an emphasis on ceramic sculpture and glazing. She has contributed artwork to the Group Vans Show, Group Skate Deck show, Project 60 Downtown Underground and Project 120 Downtown Underground, as well as represented Oklahoma Contemporary (formerly City Arts Center) in the “I Am an Allied Artist Campaign” touring show.
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