Pickens Museum Opens New Exhibition "Winter in New York" by Roger Disney

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Pickens Museum Opens New Exhibition

To celebrate the dawn of a new decade, Pickens Museum has opened a new exhibition in the atrium of City Central at 400 E Central in Ponca City titled "Winter in New York" which includes three murals of Seventh and Eighth Avenues in New York City. The murals by Oklahoma artist Roger Disney, depict traffic heading towards Times Square evoking the famous New Year's Eve Ball that descends atop One Times Square, as an estimated one million people in Times Square, millions nationwide and over a billion watching throughout the world are united in bidding collective farewell to the departing year and expressing joy and hope for the year ahead. The exhibition will be on display until the end of January. There is no admission charge. "This is a opportunity for citizens of Ponca City to view murals that evoke the iconic images of New Years in Times Square.," says Hugh Pickens, Executive Director of Pickens Museum. "It is time to reflect on not just a new year but a new decade in Ponca City and what the citizens of Ponca City can accomplish in the coming ten years.."

Artist Roger Disney

The murals are by Tulsa-based artist Roger Disney. Originally from central Oklahoma, Disney has traveled extensively including briefly living in England, Australia, and the Czech Republic. His work experience is quite diverse including print and web design, illustration, custom furniture, teaching, photography, his comic "Pulp", and software design yet tends to stay within the creative realm. Roger has completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Oklahoma State University and begun his Master of Fine Arts studies.

Roger's future plans include the possible completion of his MFA and return to collegiate art instruction as well as exhibiting his work at shows throughout North America. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife Allison and son Jack.

“The dominant portion of my work consists of oil painting on stretched canvas applied entirely with palette knife. No additives or thinners are used in the paint mixing and application process and all work is done without the help of an assistant.”

“Influenced by the Impressionist and Expressionist movements, as well as my experience as an illustrator and designer, the subject matter of my work is largely derived from still life and personal photographs along with the occasional painting created without visual reference.”

About the Author

Hugh and Dr. S. J. Pickens
Dr. Pickens married Hugh Pickens on December 24, 1984 with whom she recently celebrated 32 years of marriage.

Hugh Pickens (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, commissioned microwave communications systems across the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia, and built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center in Australia, Antarctica, Guam, and other locations around the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his wife of 33 years moved from Baltimore back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows seven acres of lawn, writes about local history, photographs events at the Poncan Theatre, produces the annual Oklahoma Pride series with his wife at Ponca Playhouse, and recently sponsored the first formal dinner in the Marland Mansion in 75 years. Pickens is presently in the process of planning the construction of an Art Museum in Northern Oklahoma. Pickens can be contacted at hughpickens@gmail.com.

Pickens' Publishing

In 1996, Pickens edited and published My Life In Review: Have I Been Lucky of What?, the memoirs of Jack Crandall, professor of history at SUNY Brockport. Since 2001 Pickens has edited and published “Peace Corps Online,” serving over one million monthly pageviews. Pickens' other writing includes contributing over 2,000 stories to “Slashdot: News for Nerds,” and articles for Wikipedia, and “Ponca City, We Love You”. Pickens has written the following articles available on his wiki at Research and Ideas.



Science and Technology

Business and Investing

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Pickens Museum


Peace Corps Writing


Phillips 66

Conoco and Phillips 66 announced on November 18, 2001 that their boards of directors had unanimously approved a definitive agreement for a "merger of equals". The merged company, ConocoPhillips, became the third-largest integrated U.S. energy company based on market capitalization and oil and gas reserves and production. On November 11, 2011 ConocoPhillips announced that Phillips 66 would be the name of a new independent oil and gasoline refining and marketing firm, created as ConocoPhillips split into two companies. ConocoPhillips kept the current name of the company and concentrated on oil exploration and production side while Phillips 66 included refining, marketing, midstream, and chemical portions of the company. Photo: Hugh Pickens all rights reserved.

For nearly 100 years oil refining has provided the bedrock of Ponca City's local economy and shaped the character of our community. Today the Ponca City Refinery is the best run and most profitable of Phillips 66's fifteen worldwide refineries. The purpose of this collection of reports is to provide a comprehensive overview of Phillips 66's business that documents and explains the company's business strategy and execution of that strategy.

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Strategic and Financial

Business Segments

Stock Market


Refining Business Segment

Increasing Profitability in Refining Business Segment

Detailed Look at Ponca City Refinery

Other Phillips Refineries

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