My name is Elizabeth Hurd. Once upon a time, I was an actress. Some visitors to this blog may remember when I was Elizabeth Harris from OKCU. I did a few shows. Even did a musical or two, although I am a klutz without the ability to carry a tune. I got in the back door – I know how to eat fire. Still do so occasionally. I trod the boards at Stage Center, Jewel Box, Star Bar in Colorado Springs, Gaslight in Enid and a few other places.
I married the fabulous artist Will Hurd (willhurdstudios.com). Folks who remember when I was Elizabeth Harris may remember him as Mike. We have three wonderful sons, two of them directly afflicted with my genetic material. As a wife, I also worked as an artist’s agent and publicist often through an art gallery. As an employee, I have had most of my experience in advertising; working in the sales department and writing copy for ads. Starting in Radio, I graduated to Newspaper, and began writing advertorials. I also began to write very bad poetry. Profound, but bad. This naturally led to a return to my first love: not as an actress but as a critic! Hopefully my theatrical experiences qualify me as well for criticism as a journalism degree would!
It is my hope to provide an avenue for constructive criticism. As an actress I always wanted more applause, but I always needed more feedback. That is what this blog attempts to do. My opinion, no matter how well or poorly I am qualified, is still only my opinion. All good intentions aside, my personal prejudices may influence my response to any artwork, visual or performing. A dialogue may give artists more feedback and critics more honesty.
I hope visitors participate with comments and questions. I hope artists will participate and include plugs! While each blog is apparently all about the blogger, this blog is all about what I like – applause. And for all the visual and performing artists in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area hit the applause button Now!!!