**For Immediate Release**
Bus Tour Visits OPSU
- released by OPSU Campus Communications 04-17-2008
By Laura Hays
Goodwell, Okla. -- Over 30 tourists visited the OPSU art department recently and were treated to a demonstration of Raku pottery firing and a potter’s wheel presentation by faculty members David Elder and Brent Shoulders. The visitors also watched a slide show of art work created by OPSU faculty and students. The enthusiastic group enjoyed learning about OPSU’s Images Art Club and the department’s commitment to providing art education in the area.
Melyn Johnson, currently employed by the Oklahoma Tourism Department, escorted the Oklahoma City and Tulsa area residents to various businesses and attractions in the Texas County area. They also toured the Wild Horse Art Gallery, the Velasquez Tortilla factory, the Goodwell Grain Elevator and attended an organ concert at Oslo Lutheran Church and met the Alma Folklorica dancers at Jimmie Draper’s headquarters.
According to Johnson, “The people loved the hospitality and friendliness of the people in the Panhandle. They loved getting to actually know and feel a part of our lives for a time, and several are planning to come back for Pioneer Days in May.”