Over the summer this unique building and performing arts center in OKC was taken apart to make way for new development downtown. I took some time out over the summer to go down and photograph the structure before the wreaking ball went’a swing’in. I remember visiting Stage Center during a middle school field trip and was really drawn into and amazed my its design. The whole thing kind of made me want to go exploring, with all of its pathways, bridges, and balcony’s. But hey, I was like 11, and on a field trip to see some guy play a guitar, so yeah, that wasn’t going to happen, lol. But I will say in the end, the dude playing the guitar actually wasn’t half bad, it was actually kinda cool. Unfortunately, that was the only time I ever saw a performance there. Over the years I visited it during the OKC Arts Festival that was put on right next door. As a mater of fact for many years it was used as part of the festival, becoming , at least in my mind, a very cool backdrop for the festivities of the week. I did a little reading and discovered that the building, originally known as Mummers Theater, was designed by John Johansen, who was actually a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and a member of the legendary “Harvard Five”. Ahh..now the design makes a little more sense when you throw those names in the mix. Being a past student of Architecture in college these kind of things are always interesting to me. So those are a few of my memories about Stage Center. So now that the building is gone, it has left a mark on many and will not soon be forgotten. I’m so glad I took some time over the summer to go down and create this Art Print of this uniquely cool building that I simply titled “STAGE CENTER”.