With much reluctance and heavy hearts, we have decided that we cannot safely hold the 2020 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in person at Quartz Mountain this summer. While we know this is the best decision for the health and safety of our OAI family, we are grieving right alongside our students, faculty, and summer staff. Students—please check your email inboxes for a message from Emily and me, or read it on the student information webpage.
Even as we mourn the loss of our would-be summer together in Lone Wolf, we are already busy working hard to recreate as much Quartz Mountain magic as we can for our 2020 students through OSAI at Home. Our students have worked so hard to qualify for this opportunity, and we are determined to honor their exceptional achievement by allowing them to study at a level that is not available to them at home. Though the Institute will take place online, students will still study with extraordinary faculty, receive individualized feedback in their artistic discipline, network with other high school artists, and further their creative talents.
We will undoubtedly lose a lot by not being able to hold OSAI in person. Still, we are confident that we can work together creatively to ensure that the students of OSAI 2020 are celebrated for their achievements and receive the benefit of this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity.
Stay well, friends.
President & CEO
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