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Artist Jan Stratton


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Jan Stratton Bio
 
Jan retired from her 34-year broadcasting career in 2014.  She was Public Affairs Director, News Director, reporter, producer and anchor at various times while at KSWO-TV.  She was inducted into the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2014.  
 
Jan has always loved the arts.  She’s  performed in dozens of theater productions over the years in Virginia, Kansas, Fort Sill, and Lawton. Her latest at Lawton Community Theatre were the roles of Mother Superior in the LCT musical “Nunsense” and Frau Blucher in another LCT Musical, “Young Frankenstein.”  She’s also performed for and with the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra in the concert versions of “Oklahoma!,” “The Music Man” and “I Do, I Do.”
 
She still emcees events, is on the boards of Arts For All and Lawton’s Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.
 
When Jan retired in 2014, she rediscovered her childhood love of painting and drawing.  She began taking watercolor lessons from Medicine Park artist Tom Biggs and she’s been at her easel ever since. In fact, she’s set up her easel in Oklahoma (plein air in the nearby Wildlife Refuge is one of her favorites),  Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, in Paris at The Tuileries and in the gardens of Monet’s Giverny—an experience she cherishes!  While she occasionally digs out her watercolors, her medium of choice these days is oil.  She’s now a member of the Oil Painters of America. In addition to Biggs, she’s studied art or attended workshops with Matthew Hughes, Katherine Liontas-Warren, Christine Lashley, Mary Whyte, Kathleen Dunphy, Peggy Immel, Tina Garrett and Qiang Huang.  In 2019 she was selected Lawton’s One to Six Artist, whereby six of her original pieces of art were awarded to the city’s cultural award winners. 
 
She’s participated in, or had art displayed at, the Medicine Park [...]

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