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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 13, 2020: Check out the reception for the new exhibit 'Inclusion in Art – Spirit of Color' at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum

"Dance VI" by Edward Grady [Image provided]
"Dance VI" by Edward Grady [Image provided]

Today's featured event: 

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is hosting a special exhibit "Inclusion in Art – Spirit of Color," featuring the work of nine artists, in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, 1400 Classen Drive.

A reception for "Inclusion in Art – Spirit of Color" is set for 5 to 7 p.m. today. The show will be on display through April 20. 

The exhibition is presented in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, according to a news release.

"Spirit of Color" is an expression of identity and culture through the arts. It is supporting and advocating for diverse groups of artists and making a place for their unique perspectives. It is challenging the norm and having the courage to be true to one’s self. 

The exhibit is the culmination and celebration of the artistic careers of artists Mary Ann Moore “Senoj,” Edward Grady, Marty Avrett, Wallace Owens, Corazon Watkins, Rose and Melvin Smith, Michi Susan and Al Bostick.  

A catalog featuring the work of all nine artists, sponsored by Fowler Automotive, will be available at the museum and will be distributed to high school libraries across the state.

This exhibition is an overdue honor for many artists of color in Oklahoma who, despite the difficulties minorities have experienced in our state’s history, paved the way for younger generations. "Spirit of Color" showcases works by prolific artists of color living in Oklahoma, honoring them for their longstanding commitment to the arts, community, sacrifice and achievements. They have participated in Oklahoma communities as educators, curators and outstanding practicing artists, finding national and international success.

Inclusion in Art is a nonprofit visual arts organization dedicated to promoting racial and cultural diversity in Oklahoma’s visual arts community, through exhibitions, workshops, creative projects and lectures. With an emphasis on collaboration, Inclusion in Art seeks to continue supporting artists of color by connecting communities through socially conscious presentations that challenge the mind and embrace progressive thought.

For more information about the exhibit, visit oklahomahof.com.

For more Oklahoma events, go to oklahoman.com/calendar.

-BAM

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"Dance VI" by Edward Grady [Image provided]

"Dance VI" by Edward Grady [Image provided]

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Brandy McDonnell

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