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Dinos, Art, Fairs and Festivals

Solo fun-seekers and families can find a variety of community events to visit. In Tulsa, 108 Contemporary offers both an art show and a workshop. Francheska Alcántara and kara lynch: Strange & Oppositional runs through March 19 and showcases a collection on Black feminist fugitive aesthetics. Secondly, visit the gallery for the I Can’t Embroider Workshop on March 20. Tulsa...

The Future is Collaborative

What began in 2017 as an idea among friends for an adult playground has become so much more. Oklahoma City’s Factory Obscura is a collaborative company that provides jobs for artists; creates new experiences for the community; and supports arts education. It seeks to create a different way to experience art – one that engages and inverts the senses while...

A Winding Journey

Being a visual artist, curator and artist advocate is no easy task, but it’s one that Courtney Brooks takes on with enthusiasm.  Brooks is an Atlanta-based independent artist who created the curatorial project Journey of a Black Girl, as well as other experimental works with watercolor, acrylic, oil paints and photography.  So how’d she find herself with Oklahoma ties? She’s currently...

Raising Residents

Cutline for above photo: Moriah Gonzales serves as an artist-in-residence with the Paseo Arts Association. Art entitled ‘I Live In My Own Mind’ by Gonzales, photo courtesy Amanda Bleakley “Every single piece is a self portrait, a reflection of me,” says Moriah Gonzales, who has always been an artist, but didn’t consider becoming one professionally until the pandemic. After graduating from...

Michael Anderson

President and CEO of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art since January 2020, Michael Anderson, Ph.D., has been with the organization since 2014 and the interim president since July 2019. Passionate about the Museum Film program, Anderson works to bring independent, classic and foreign language cinema to OKC. He has also curated a number of exhibitions and helped to...

Sports and Art Prevail

From art and sporting events to barrel racing and rodeos, Oklahoma is chock-full of events around the town. For art enthusiasts, visit 108 Contemporary from Aug. 5-Sept. 25 to view Kite & Natani Notah: In the Realm of Miracles. Another stop in Tulsa should be at Philbrook to view Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, on view through Sept....

A-OK at OVAC

A group in Oklahoma is dedicated to supporting visual artists through promotion, education, funding and connection. That organization is the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition – or OVAC. Established more than 20 years ago, OVAC seeks to raise public interest and awareness of visual arts for all ages. It’s also a great venue for up-and-coming artists to show their work through...

A Peek into the Season

108 Contemporary Kite and Natani Notah: In The Realm of MiraclesAug. 5-Sept. 25 Donald G. Longcrier: Sin TituloOct. 7-Nov. 23 VisionMakers 2022Dec. 2-Jan. 22 AHHA Tulsa Sticker Book – Julie AlpertAug. 5-Nov. 20 American Theatre Company The Great American Trailer Park MusicalOct. 7-15  A Christmas CarolDec. 9-23 Skeleton CrewMarch 3-11 American BuffaloMay 5-13 Armstrong Auditorium Gentri – The Gentlemen TrioSept. 15 Maxwell Quartet – The Kilted QuartetNov. 10 Delirium MusicumDec. 1 The Five BrownsJan....

Nature at the Heart

Nature has always been an essential part of Whitney Forsyth’s life, from observing insects and animals, to filling her pockets with seeds and rocks, to calming sojourns in the woods. And it is at the heart of her artwork. Forsyth is a studio artist whose passion for creation began at a young age; she found her focus in a ceramics...

Home Makes You Happy

Native American artist Yatika Starr Fields creates vibrant masterpieces complete with symbolism and cultural aesthetic that are meant to tell multiple stories at once. Fields was born in Tulsa but grew up in Stillwater in an artistic household. Both of his parents, Tom and Anita, were artists. This led to him experiencing creativity early on in his life and having...