Oklahoma Main Street Home On The Range
  Zina H. Gelona
  Oklahoma Main Street Center Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Artist's Description

The Oklahoma Main Street Center provides preservation revitalization to many communities across the state. The sense of pride in restoring a part of history is a wonderful opportunity. By preserving the heritage of Main Streets across Oklahoma, the new slogan by the State Commerce Department takes on special meaning "I Believe in Oklahoma".
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I tried to convey the sense of community spirit and pride in the restoration of the architecture of Oklahoma's restored Main Street communities. I can not think of a more fitting palette to represent Oklahoma than the proud bison. I am very proud to be a part of this wonderful project.

Spirit of the Buffalo originated as a public art project combining art, commerce and civic pride in Oklahoma featuring Oklahoma artists. Initial proceeds benefited the Nature Conservancy's work in Oklahoma. The website project continues through private funds.