Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Friday, November 10, 2017 (All day)

    Living Arts' Day of the Dead featured artist is Kansas City-based artist Rodolfo Marron III who will construct a site-specific installation inside the Myers gallery and work with Tulsa students to create Altars. The student altars will also be on display for the Day of the Dead event on November 1st

    Rodolfo's illustrations glimpse into something very personal and reflecting on his relationships with nature, family, religion, and various cultures in an effort to decipher some sort of spirituality for himself. Inspired by individual life stories such as those of Martha P. Johnson, the drag queen who threw the shot glass heard around the world during the Stonewall Riots, Amada Cardenas, a "peyotero" from southern Texas, and Ella, an orphaned deer who resided in the Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. Ella's story allowed Rodolfo to expand on this native creatures most tragic story of death through his own means of further exploring his tales of an afterlife. Works on old torn paper give this sense of something old, frail, and perhaps forgotten. Also, utilizing a number of natural materials that can be found here in the Midwest—poke berries, mulberries, walnuts and elderberries—to derive pigment offers a personal venture to understand and connect with nature by learning some of its medicinal uses, its folklore and overall importance of ease and beauty around us.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Join Living Arts on Wed, November 8th, at 6:30pm for a community discussion about Living Arts' active role in hosting the Day of the Dead Festival in Tulsa. Festival committee members will be present, and the discussion will be facilitated by Sara Martinez, manager of the Nathan Hale Public Library and Dr. Bruce Willis, faculty member at TU at the School of Language and Literature. Questions and conversation are welcome as we collectively reflect on this event in its impact within various communities in Tulsa.

  • Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 27 2017 except Wed Nov 01 2017.
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Weekly Drumming Classes teach people how to become more creative through the beauty of the drum. The public is invited to Living ArtSpace every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00pm - Use the NE door at the side of the building.

    Carl Swanson will be teaching the Drumming Classes here at Living ArtSpace this Summer.

    $10 per session. Living Arts provides djembe and ashiko drums for those who do not own their own.

     

    ABOUT LESLIE C. BROWN:


    I have studied music in some form or another for my entire life. I have been a student of the drum for about 15 years...starting with drumming at a Rainbow gathering in Vermont and moving into more focused pursuits with amazing teachers such as: Mohammed Camera, Babatunde Olatunji, Gordy Ryan, Batantou Ferdinand, Michael Back and Jeff Porter, to name a few! I feel honored to be taking on the Wednesday night drumming class. This class has been an integral part of Living Arts for many years. I look forward to infusing West African, Afro-Cuban, Con-golese rhythms, songs and body percussion along with whatever else we want to bring into this class! Please come and create beautiful music and plan on having a good time!
    Thank you,
    Leslie C. Brown