Each of the centers below are participating in the community-wide Transform Hate project.
Each link will take you to where you can learn more about each individual Call for Entries,
and contact information to learn more from that particular center.
Living Arts invited 12 satellite locations across the area were invited to make their own form of art centered on the topic of Transforming Hate.
•The Dennis Neil Center for Equality
presents an exhibition entitled Transforming Hate: A Creative Process
. Bigotry is not limited to racism or anti-semitism. In fact, under Oklahoma law, sexual orientation and gender identity are not protected classes, so there are no hate crime protections for victims of anti-gay or transgender violence. The exhibit will be for the month of January, 2015. Located at 621 East 4th Street, Tulsa, OK 74120. Their phone number is (918) 743-4297
hosts Transform Hate, Unite for Peace
. This project consists of participants writing their definition of transforming hate & hope for peace on origami paper and then folding an origami crane. The cranes created would then be strung on fishing line to create one large cohesive piece. The start of the line would be affixed to the ceiling above an acrylic box on the floor. As the line becomes full, the excess would pool in the acrylic box. Located at 108 M. B. Brady Street. Their phone number is (918) 895-6302.
•College Hill Presbyterian Church works in conjunction with 108 Contemporary. College Hill will also host an origami paper crane installation and at the end of February, the two works of art will be combined at College Hill Presbyterian Church located at 712 South Columbia Avenue. Their phone number is
•The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
will be hosting Transforming Hate: A Creative Process
. The SMMJA will exhibit original works of art addressing the subject matter of transforming hate in our newly opened Sharna Newman Frank Education Gallery here at the SMMJA through the end of January. Participants are: Memorial High, Rejoice High, Riverfield, Mark Twain 4th 5th and 6th and Tulsa MET. Located at 2021 E 71st St. Their phone number is (918) 492-1818
•The Hardesty Art Center (AHHA)
participats with All About Words
. This will be a participatory art project that invites visitors to write affirmative words to be placed in and on a joint sculpture. The sculpture will be set on fire during a special ceremony at the end of the project - releasing and multiplying positive energy into the atmosphere. This project will run from Jan. 2nd - Feb. 22nd. Located at 101 E. Archer St. and their phone number is 918-743-4297
•The Greenwood Cultural Center
will be hosting Ebony Easiley. She and their leadership class Women of Tomorrow will focus on using pages from the White Man’s Bible to create her work that will be open for viewing. Located at 322 N. Greenwood Avenue. Their phone number is
Also participating in Transforming Hate:
•All Souls Unitarian Church
will invite each of its justice teams to create an exhibit or performance piece that represents their work to transform hate. Located at 2952 S. Peoria Ave. Phone number (918) 743-2363.
•The Cherokee Heritage Center
will feature Cherokee artists create original artwork using contemporary and traditional art forms to share the issue of transforming hate and dealing with issues of racism. The exhibit will be featured in the new atrium gallery space.
The exhibit will be for the month of February, 2015 Tocated at 21192 South Keeler Drive, Park Hill, OK 74451. Phone number (918) 456-6007.
•Art Transforms Hate Symposium presented by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and co-sponsored by Living Arts and John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Center, will take place Saturday, January 17, 1-4pm, doors open at 12 noon to view the exhibit at Living ArtSpace. This symposium will explore different aspects of how Art can be used as a vehicle for breaking down perceptions of differences between people and allow for individual expression on the subject of transforming hate. After viewing the exhibit Speaking Volumes/Transforming Hate and the local version of this, Transform Hate the first part of the symposium will include a panel of noted arts advocates and activists from a variety of different ethnicities and backgrounds who will discuss ways that they have seen Art used in this way. Then there will be a break and participants will be asked to explore various visual art supplies and make an expression based on their own experiences with intolerance and transform this into something else. The group will then reconvene to discuss this experience and what results might have occurred.
• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade: Tulsa comes together to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Tulsa MLK Parade is one of the largest MLK parades in the US. We invite everyone to participate.