Art opening Thursday, February 2 from 6pm – 8pm.
The opening will include photography, manipulated images and geometric acrylic renderings by nationally recognized and award winning local artist Don Thompson. He will be signing his most recent book,
And My Spirit Said, Yes! with a reception and sale open to the public.
The show will run until Monday, February 27, 2017.
Don Thompson’s photographs of the 1921 Race Riot survivors are now part of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and History in Washington, D.C. His most recent exhibits include being part of the Living Arts Champagne and Chocolate event in November 2016 and the Golden Rule Charity, Inc. in December 2016. He along with Mrs. Eddie Faye Gates collaborated to create the permanent exhibit, ‘The Black Settlers’ currently located in the B. S. Roberts Room on the campus of Oklahoma State University Tulsa.
Don Thompson has been a photographer for over 45 years and in the past five years Don has embraced Abstract Design painting. An active member of the Tulsa Community, Don is a member of the Tulsa Artist Coalition, Living Arts of Tulsa, Philbrook, Black Artist Coalition: Free Within Ourselves, North Tulsa Historical Society, OVAC and others. Awards received include the 2005 Eminent Educators Award, 2001 Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition Award of Excellence in Photographic Art and 1993 Mid-America Arts Fellowship in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
This event is free and open to the public.