Thursday, November 9, 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.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    ArtCore Studios

    Living Arts of Tulsa
    307 E MB Brady St

    *Note: Students will dismantle installation directly after the presentation. All are expected to stay until the gallery and workspace are cleaned up.

    Enter the place of mystery where Good and Evil converge, finding their expression in the Four Elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire.

    This multimedia installation is a collaborative work created by the young artist participants of ArtCore Studios.

    In ArtCore Studios, students work together for 6 weeks developing their artistic ideas through many different mediums, including multi-media, animation, sculpture, and performance. In the first session, the group brainstorms and decides on a common theme that interests them. This theme guides and inspires their creativity. The final result is a collaborative installation and public presentation of their work in the West End Gallery.

    This year students were interested in exploring the Four Elements and the concept of Good and Evil. Their imaginations were inspired by the possibilities of placing their work within the context of an ancient mystical setting where strange gods and rituals dwell: thus, the old village.