Examining Change: The North Tulsa Art Project

Date: 
Friday, June 2, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, June 22, 2017 (All day)

PURPOSE
At Living Arts, we believe art can be a vehicle for social change. To this end, the North Tulsa Art Project will be a collaborative, cross-disciplinary series of events comparing North Tulsa in the early 1990s and now, 25 years later.

The goals of the North Tulsa Art Project are:

- to challenge artists to create new work in any media which addresses change in the North Tulsa Areas of our community;

- to help form collaborations between artists and create new synergistic ways of thinking about social justice issues and art making;

-and to help the general public think and talk about what they feel about this topic and to spur them to consider what options they might want to see happen in
North Tulsa.

TO THIS END, Living Arts is seeking Performance and Visual Arts Proposals for an Exhibition and Night of Performances in relation to the Goals of the North Tulsa Art Project.

*Photo credit: Endangered Species by Don Thompson

Myers Gallery Spoken Word Performance
Myers Gallery Spoken Word Performance

EVENTS:

- Examining Change: A Photographic Look at North Tulsa
Opening First Friday Jun 2, 6-9p with panel discussion 5-6p.
On display through June 22 at Living Arts
A photographic exhibit co-curated by Don Thompson and Doyle Sanders, former members of the original Tulsa Photo Collective.

- NOIRE III
Opening First Friday Jun 2, 6-9p. On display through June 22 at Living Arts
An exhibition of contemporary African-American artists from Oklahoma, curated by Nathan Lee of Inclusion Art.  The exhibition is in connection with Tulsa Juneteenth.

- Examining Change: An Evening of Performances
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:00p at Living Arts
Performing Artists from various disciplines (Poets, Rappers, Musicians, Actors, and Dancers) will artistically express their sentiments, ideas, and opinions about North Tulsa. Curated by Phetote Mshairi and Living Arts Spoken Word Committee.

- Tulsa African American Music
Sunday, June 4 & 11, 2017
Folk Salad on KWGS 89.5, 7-8p

- Examining Change: A Diverse Look at North Tulsa
June 8 to 22, 2017 at OSU Tulsa, Main Hall (Greenwood side). Opening Reception June 8, 7-9pm.
Expressions that would be made from many different media. Having the exhibit at OSU-Tulsa  completes the cycle of comparing what North Tulsa was like in 1992 to 2017.

- Unlynched: A poetry-based performance
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 4:00pm at Church of the Restoration, 1314 N Greenwood Ave
A poetry-based performance curated by LC Harding and presented by the Living Arts Performance Committee that centers around the notorious, though fictitious, “Willie Lunch Letter”.

-Juneteenth For the Love of Freedom - Celebrating in Words, Dance and Song -  June 18, 6:30pm, Living Arts.    Poems of struggle and freedom and celebration by Sterlin Mathews, Jerica Wortman, Phetote Mshairi and Tony B with drumming and dance interpretations led by Yawnie Knox and music by Bertrick Bailey.

- Examining Change Panel Discussion
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5:30p at Living Arts

District 73 State Representative Regina Goodwin will serve as moderator for the panel.

Panelists:
-Anthony Cherry, history teacher at Booker T. Washington High School
-DeVon Doublass, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Tulsa
-Vanessa Hall Harper, District 1 Tulsa City Councilor
-Darryl Bright, North Tulsa Community Advocate