Full Speed Ahead
August 1, Skirvin Hilton, 1 Park Ave, OKC, 367.9403, plazadistrict.org
Though both have gone far in their lives and artistic careers – Michelle is an international photographer, Wayne the passionate voice of The Flaming Lips – Oklahoma City was and remains their beloved home. Their energy and (ahem) drive in helping to revitalize their neighborhood near OKC’s Plaza District has earned the Coynes recognition in the District’s 2012 Urban Pioneer Awards. The annual honor is presented for their ongoing efforts in strengthening the community, supporting its resurgence and drawing attention to its thriving culture… thus blazing a trail into a vibrant, creative future.