NEW GENRE XXII-A CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
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Join us for the New Genre XXII-A Kick Off Party will be March 3rd, 7:00-8:30pm
at Mainline Art & Cocktails, 111 North Main Street, Tulsa. No Charge, Cash Bar and appetizers
Come by and see a preview of this year’s events and meet some of the New Genre artists who are in town.
NG XXII-A will be March 6-7, 2015 and
NG XXII-B will be Sept 6-12, 2015
LIVING ARTS OF TULSA CELEBRATES 22 YEARS OF ITS ANNUAL NEW GENRE FESTIVAL BY AGAIN BRINGING STIMULATING NEW ARTWORKS TO TULSA, OKLAHOMA.
WHAT IS NEW GENRE?
New Genre refers to non-traditional forms of art, which are experimental and fresh. The New Genre Festival presents a diverse range of artists, many of whom cross disciplinary lines, to create exciting new art works. These works push the limits of traditional media while incorporating the new media made possible by today’s technology.
LIVING ARTS MISSION:
Since 1969 Living Arts of Tulsa has been steadfast in its mission of presenting and developing contemporary art forms in Tulsa.Living Arts is interested in newly evolving ideas and concepts, in the creation of art forms, in exploring the relationship of art to other disciplines and fields of knowledge, and in sharing its interests with the community through creative workshops, performances, exhibitions, film/videos, demonstrations of current art, lectures, related educational activities and research.
Living Arts achieves its mission by fulfilling two goals: 1) To bring outside artists and works to Tulsa who are pushing their media to its limit and, 2) To present opportunities and challenges for local artists to develop and present new, exploratory works which are not normally seen in Tulsa.
There are very few contemporary arts festivals which showcase progressive, thought-provoking work around the U.S. which have continued for 22 years. Living Arts is proud to have not compromised like many of the “Fringe” Festivals that have become more of a gentrified form of a Theater Festival. And although New Genre has changed over the years, it has always prided itself on presenting the most progressive works in the U.S. that we could find. This year we are trying an experiment with the New Genre Festival. We are splitting the festival into 2 parts: one in the Spring and one part in the fall. And we are calling these Part A & B.
New Genre XXII-A Artworks and Events:
$20 GENERAL, $15 MEMBERS AND STUDENTS
Tickets are on sale now at the PAC Ticket Office 918-596-7111CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED IN AN EXCITING WORKSHOP GIVEN BY HOLCOMBE WALLAR TAKING PLACE ON March 2, 2015 from 7-10pm at theTCC Center for Creativity
Holcombe Waller’s SURFACING is an open contemplation of society and culture smashed into a lyrically and musically mesmerizing, visually stimulating, intellectually rousing, multidisciplinary theater performance. Holcombe holds the stage with a combination of past, present and future interpreted through story telling, song, instrumentals, dance and multimedia presentation that will leave you constantly wondering what is coming next.
Holcombe Waller is one of America's most unique voices in music theater. He is a 2011 United States Artists Berresford Fellow in Music, an award which noted his mournful, folk-inflected style as well as his approach to music "as total theater." He is a Creative Capital artist, a three-time recipient of the MAP Fund grant, and a Joan Shipley Fellow of the Regional Arts and Culture Council of his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Waller has been presented and commissioned by Under the Radar Festival at the New York Public Theater, On the Boards, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Centre Pompidou, Fusebox Festival, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and many others. Waller's collaboration with choreography includes work with Joe Goode Performance Group (SF), Zoe|Juniper (Seattle), and Miguel Gutierrez, and his film score work includes music for the Sundance-premiered documentary, We Were Here. He has also appeared as an actor in multiple films by artist Ryan Trecartin. He is currently touring two interdisciplinary music theater works, Wayfinders and Surfacing, and he is creating a community-choir-based LGBT Requiem Mass to premiere in the fall of 2015. He has begun work on a nascent solo project, Détournement, which will be a third installment in the SURFACING / WAYFINDERS series slated for a 2016 premiere that incorporates all three works into a three-act evening. In addition to his interdisciplinary work, he has self-released five albums on his own label, Napoleon Records.
Opening: First Friday, March 6, 5:00-7:00pm
And up through April 23rd
Myers North Gallery, Free Admission, Cash Bar
Wundrian anthropomorphizes houses and encourages self-reflection. What does the symbol of a house truly represent? Some methodologies of child psychology liken a child’s rendition of a house to an insightful self-portrait. They interpret a young child’s drawing of a house floating above the horizon-line as an indication that the child is still not completely of this world. While an older child’s more detailed house, including curtains and flowers and windowpanes, is an example of self-exploration and definition. Wundrian is filled with houses, each open to the narrative placed upon it by the viewer. This is a game made for you.
Wundrian also plays with how light can reveal and conceal the world. The paintings in Wundrian aren’t what they appear. As the light shifts from Red to Green to Blue throughout the gallery new colors are either exposed or hidden, making supposed static surfaces into animated breathing realms. Drawings become X-rays of images within image.
Wundrian is, at its core, about anthropomorphizing and interpreting classic symbols of art and human experience. The work in Wundrian beckons to be imprinted upon, to become what it is believed to be and to substantiate our feelings and spiritual manifestations.
Visit JP Morrison Lans websit here:
First Friday, March 6, 6:00-9:00pm
Living ArtSpace, Myers South Gallery,No Charge, Cash Bar
Installation continues through April 23
During the last few years, de Vivero has been exploring the “maybe” of creating possibilities and circumstances in which the views can read ambiguity through relationships. These relationships can be of materials, forms, disciplines and ideas among other things. This room installation is made from glass rods, dyed sisal and painted urethane. The installation is intended to trigger memories through it’s very tactile and visually engaging presence.
The artist will also give an adult Master Class and a student workshop while she is in Tulsa.
Visit her website here: www.micaelavivero.com
CLICK BELOW FOR INFO ON THE WORKSHOP GIVEN BY DEVIVERO
A multi-media installation explores Anh-Thuy’s Vietnamese identity, the imposition of her cultural heritage, and her artistic rebellion.
Viewers are asked to sit down on a white stool and press the play button to activate a 4-minute video Thuy & Rice. The artists intent is to dissolve the passive viewing experience and create a new active visitor experience. She is planning to arrange two piles of rice on the floor. The contrast in textures and materials between the concrete floor and the rice will enhance the visual experience for the viewers. The performance, of her act of adhering the rice onto the wall and the floor will last an hour or two during specified times.
Watch your feet!
Visit her website here: www.anh-thuynguyen.com
First Friday, March 6, 6:00-9:00pm
Living ArtSpace, Corner Gallery, No Charge, Cash Bar
Installation continues through April 23
Installation work that depicts the loneliness of life “as seen as a strong of stimulations that emulate an experience we will never be able to have or simply an apparition to divert our emotions” and that “nature is becoming an obsolete getaway in our modern world.”
NEW GENRE XXII-A IS SPONSORED BY:
VIDEOS OF ARTISTS' WORKS FROM NEW GENRE FESTIVALS PAST
CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE INFO ON PAST NEW GENRE ARTS FESTIVALS