The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Local and State News

November 14, 2013

‘Spirit of Enid’ to be displayed today

ENID, Okla. — Visit Enid will celebrate Oklahoma Statehood Day today, marking Oklahoma’s 106th anniversary of becoming a state.

A new piece of art, “Spirit of Enid,” by local artist Pam Gilbreath, will be on display 2-5 p.m. today at Enid Welcome Center, 201 W. Garriott.

Gilbreath’s work was inspired by Enid’s new brand identity. Featuring boundless, vibrant and original elements in a mixed media portrait, Gilbreath effectively captures the essence of Enid, said Marcy Jarrett, director of Visit Enid.

Gilbreath, who works as art teacher at Waller Middle School, said the Enid logo was the inspiration for the portrait.

“I loved the contrast of the black and white against a field of our blue skies. The words used to describe our town and its people — original, vibrant and boundless — provided me with the rest,” Gilbreath said. “I chose the vibrant yellows and golds of our canola fields to balance the cool colors of cobalt and ultramarine blues. To represent boundless, I extended the blue and white cloud/sky shape in the lower left area into the adjacent block, effectively breaking the border.

“I purposely chose this frameless canvas for the same reason. Adding the whimsical elements of the swirly lines, the polka dots and the checkerboard patterns is my way of balancing the neat, clean geometric shapes with the pure joy of living here, and the magic and wonderment of childhood I hope never to lose.”

“Pam has truly captured the spirit of Enid in this piece,” Jarrett said. “The arts community is a vital part of Enid’s renaissance, and Pam used her unique style to present Enid in a piece of art that we are very proud to show off to the community and to our visitors.”

People coming by Enid Welcome Center today will receive a free postcard displaying Gilbreath’s portrait, which will remain on display at the center. The postcards will join the lineup of Enid items available for sale at Souvenir Station inside the center, including blankets, license plates, tumblers, T-shirts and caps.

Text Only
Local and State News
  • photo.PNG 4.0 quake shakes Enid and area

    The earthquake happened at 9:48 p.m. and centered 14 miles west-southwest of Medford, or 23 miles north-northwest of Enid. Check out the Facebook comments in Storify report embedded in story.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Symphony presenting Summer Wine series

    The series begins Aug. 5 with a one-hour concert that will feature vocalists Douglas and Lawana Newell, and the Rev. Andrew Long on piano.

    July 28, 2014

  • 3.0 quake is recorded

    A magnitude 3.0 earthquake rattled the Cherokee area Monday afternoon.

    July 28, 2014

  • Lady_Liberty_A-26_3_BH_W.jpg Work begins on Lady Liberty's engine

    A-26 Lady Liberty Support Group has raised $20,000 of the $60,000 needed for rebuilding the engine of the bomber, which saw action in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cool Snap_Hass_W.jpg Cool snap brings heat relief to Oklahoma, Arkansas

    A cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week, weather forecasters said Monday.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • City of Enid brand.jpg City moves next meeting to Monday

    Their meeting and study session, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 5, will be on Monday instead.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • iw_worldtour_3lines_flat_hd.jpg TNA Impact Wrestling announces show in Enid

    TNA Impact Wrestling will make a stop in Enid in September.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Trentadue.jpg Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

    Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue says the FBI won’t release security camera videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated a bomb, killing 168 people.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

  • crime stoppers web.jpg Truck reported stolen in Enid

    The victim told the reporting officer sometime between 7:30 p.m. July 16 and 11:30 a.m. July 17, someone took a vehicle from in front of their residence. The vehicle is a gray 1991 Dodge Dakota displaying 2014 Oklahoma tag 205-HUV.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rodeo 1_W.jpg Rush of adrenaline

    Teen’s interest in bullriding leads to 4th-in-nation recognition at National High School Finals Rodeo.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

News Photos

Enid News & Eagle photos taken throughout February 2014. Enjoy full-access all ENE photos at