"Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate" -- A New Art Exhibit...and a New Citywide Series of Events
From now through February 26th, the nonprofit Living Arts of Tulsa (in the downtown Brady Arts District) will present "Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate," a striking and wide-ranging exhibition collecting work by sixty different artists that first went on view in Helena, Montana, in 2008. (When the Montana Human Rights Network was given, in 2004, thousands of copies of the Bible that had been doctored to promote anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, and racist ideologies, these volumes were then given to the various artists in this show, who were asked to "transform" them.) Living Arts is also presenting a variety of community events, art-making workshops, informal presentations, and open-to-the-public conversations in connection with this special exhibit. In this regard, our guests on today's StudioTulsa will both participate in an Art Transforms Hate symposium at the Living Arts space (located at 307 East Brady Street) on Saturday the 17th from 1pm till 4pm; we are joined by Jocelyn Payne, who's the executive director of the John Hope Center for Reconciliation, and Jill Hammer, who teaches art at the Tulsa MET High School.