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A Deep Reflection With Maggie Boyett And Marwin Begaye About Body Acknowledgement: The Body As Land
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Jeff sits down with Maggie Boyett And Marwin Begaye as they reflect very deeply about their experiences in co-creating over the past 5 years and about what this project means to them a few weeks after the opening of their collaboration for OVAC Art 365 at Living Arts of Tulsa, Body Acknowledgement: The Body as Land
Through their collaboration Body Acknowledgment: The Body as Land, printmaker Marwin Begaye and performer Maggie Boyett investigate their identities as Urban Indians.
Like many Native people, they have wrestled with the concept of "living in two worlds"—the idea that colonization has forced Indigenous people to navigate American culture and create space to live out their Indigenous values.
This perspective fragments cultural experience, impacting their relationship to land and their communities.
The recent uptick in land acknowledgments at public events and in the media inspired the artists to use the concept of land acknowledgment as an entry point for deepening their kinships with land, self, time and wellness.
A Visit With Alexa Goetzinger About OVAC Art 365 At Living Arts of Tulsa
Jeff sits down with Alexa Goetzinger, the Associate Director of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition to hear about her experiences in administering the current Art 365 exhibit at Living Arts of Tulsa.
She also shares an overview of the work of each of the artists in the exhibit.
Anyone can sign up for the artists' workshops through www.Art365.org
Alexa was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in fine art and art history. While she spent time working and interning in China and Italy after college, she ultimately realized there is no place like home.
Since returning to Oklahoma she has been a high school educator, and most recently the Education Director for ARTSPACE at Untitled. In addition to her work in the non-profit sector, Alexa co-founded an annual international print exchange called Connect: Collect and is an avid printmaker.
She is excited to be a part of the OVAC team and assist in the growth and development of Oklahoma’s visual arts community through education, promotion, connection, and funding!
Artist Talk-Back With Mary Prescott And Cara Search Regarding "Mother Me"
Mother Me is an interdisciplinary performance involving music, text, movement and film that explores the complex relationships, psychology and sociology surrounding motherhood. The artist untangles her own mother/daughter relationship, grapples with feelings of uncertainty as a childless woman approaching the end of fertility, and asks questions that hold particular significance for a generation in the midst of shifting personal, cultural, societal and biological dynamics.
Performers: Mary Prescott - creator, voice, piano, movement; Cara Search - voice, movement
Film Photography: Bill Phelps & Drew Hill
Photo Credit: Bill Phelps
Rebroadcast of a performance originally presented and livestreamed by Roulette Intermedium on June 14, 2021.
Mother Me is made possible with support from Living Arts of Tulsa, National Performance Network, Roulette Intermedium, Epitaph Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Lanesboro Arts, The Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Sanguine Arts, and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.
A Deep Conversation With CJ Ward--Video Available On Inspiring Conversations Podcast Youtube Channel-Link Below
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Jeff sits down with CJ Ward to hear him share some very compelling reflections about the power of conversations in bringing about healing between people and between communities.
He also speaks about his experiences in contributing work to the The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Project at Living Arts and what it has been like for him to move to Tulsa and becoming a part of the community.
"There is therapy in expression, and freedom in self-expression. Whether literary, visual, musical, or physical, a unique perspective has the potential of bridging gaps - spiritually, mentally, and physically. Bridging gaps, and lapses in humanity. Gaps that may divide and separate humanity based on surface level judgment(s). I believe this is why arts & humanities will always go hand and hand. Art is beauty conveyed through the creative lenses of an artist, free spirit, and/or a free mind." Let’s work together!
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A Deep Conversation With Christina Henley, Co-Curator of The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Project Exhibit At Living Arts--Video Available On Inspiring Conversations Podcast Youtube Channel-Link Below
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Jeff sits down with Christina Henley, co-curator of the The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Exhibit at Living Arts to hear about what this experience has meant to her at a deeper level, about her perspective on the impact of this exhibit on people who have interacted with it, and her thoughts on how this has been a "mind altering" experience for her and for many others.
Creating is a sensory experience for me in process and execution. I think about the materials I use. How they feel to the touch, the texture I want to show and convey. Choosing colors that are striking, bold, unusual and jarring, and the emotions I want to evoke to myself and the viewer. Sometimes, I'll include three dimensional elements to push the piece even further into the sensory experience. I want the viewer to feel what I feel by what they see, while also forming their own interpretation or idea of what they are looking at. I don't want to conform and I think my artwork expresses that.
A Deep Conversation With Artist And Educator Francine Campbell--Video Available On Inspiring Conversations Podcast Youtube Channel-Link Below
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Jeff sits down with artist and educator Francine Campbell as she shares some incredibly compelling and meaningful stories about her experiences growing up in Deep Greenwood and about the connection between her childhood and why she chose to work as a teacher.
She also speaks very candidly about her artwork that is featured in The Race Massacre Centennial Project at Living Arts of Tulsa and about some of the other artists' work that really speaks to her.