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Illusion and Reality Converge in No Man's Land

—By Sara Jane Richter and Laura Hays on 04/14/2011 Goodwell, Okla.—The name "Eames" may evoke images of Modern furniture design, architecture, or film making. Or perhaps nothing at all. Or something in between. It's the in between part of the universe that interests Eames Demetrios, the grandson of the married artists Charles and Ray Eames.

The couple made significant contributions to those art forms and more in the mid-20th century, and as a principal of the Eames Office, the artist and celebrated film maker Demetrios continues that legacy in his own way. He plans to designate a spot in Oklahoma Panhandle State University's Centennial Park in "Kyamerica," the name of his alternative universe. Demetrios will dedicate a bronze plaque placed in concrete prior to the band and choir concert on April 26, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this historic unveiling and become a part of the global audience, past and present, that defines our unseen, yet sensed realm.

OPSU's marker will be one of only a handful of sites worldwide where Demetrios' alternate universe meets with the physical. It is perhaps most appropriate that that alternate universe intersects with reality here in "No Man's Land." People travel the world visiting the physical sites to experience the untold history at each location, and OPSU will soon join this privileged group. Demetrios has placed 45 markers around the world to tell the histories of the intersections of reality and fantasy. Locations include India, England, Singapore, Nevada, Michigan, and California. Demetrios has even written books that detail each location and tell the stories that the Kyamerica sites commemorate.

Please join us for this extraordinary occasion to celebrate OPSU's small but significant presence where tangible and abstract communities merge into one allowing the Oklahoma Panhandle and OPSU to become an even more distinguished and unique location.


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