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.
ArtCore is a way of thinking. YOU choose your inspiration. YOU choose your project. We provide the space, the supplies, and the support. We'll experiment with the intersections of visual art, sound, video, performance, the internet, and more. And it all begins with the Brainstorming Session but you can start at anytime. This is a FREE after-school program for students in middle and high school that meets for six weeks and ends with a public art exhibit.
At the end of the classes, the students will have their own presentation (which includes installation, video, performance, and music pieces made by the students) in Living Arts space where they can invite family and friends to view their work. The Spring session has workshops from renowned artists visiting Tulsa for Living Arts New Genre Festival. This is a unique opportunity for any student who is seeking to broaden their horizons.
ARTCORE STUDIOS - Spring 2017
BRAINSTORMING SESSION Sunday, Jan 29, 2017, 2pm. Living Arts, 307 E MB Brady St Tulsa
All Middle and High School students are invited to this important meeting where students talk about what they love, hate, are passionate about, and fascinated by and a common theme is developed.
YOUR OPINION MATTERS! BE THERE!
• Work session begin on Jan 31, and are held each Tues and Thurs from 4:30-6:30pm in the Living Arts Education Space for the proceeding 6 weeks.
• Final Presentation will be on Friday, March 10, 7-8pm, in the Living Arts West-End Gallery
Steve Tomlin is the ArtCore Studios Coordinator Steve Tomlin is accomplished as a contemporary artist and has been successfully producing tantalizing visual pieces before the beginning of this century. He has been represented by galleries for the great majority of his career and is collected coast to coast. His work can be enjoyed at M A Doran Gallery in Tulsa and Paseo Gallery One in Oklahoma City.
ARTCORE RESIDENCY PROGRAM: This Program develops creative thinking skills helping students create individualized artworks and simply expanding selfconfidence as creative individuals. Living Arts of Tulsa sends teams of 3 professional facilitators from diverse backgrounds to empower students in the 5–12 grades to create student-based interdisciplinary work based on play. There is a minimum of 2 class periods per day required (either 2 classes w/1 period each day or 1 class w/2 periods) over a 3 day residency. Each day students do research with non-traditional supplies, present what they explored and build on their discoveries with group work. Video is used to analyze their work and facilitators lead discussions that increase perception skills.
At the end of the Residency, the teacher and the students are asked to fill out an evaluation and after receiving the evaluation, the teacher is given a DVD showing historic and contemporary interdisciplinary artists which is accompanied by a script that he/she may use to reinforce the class’ recent explorations. Teachers wishing to have the ArtCore Residency at your school should contact ArtCore Residency Coordinator Mery McNett at email@example.com.
This program is made possible with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.