2022 Thrive Awardees
Open Door Series for 'Art Friends'
Katelynn Noel Knick
Open Door Series is an opportunity to meet and learn from guest artists, experts, and leaders in our art community. Featuring a week-long line up of virtual speaker sessions, a community art party in Oklahoma City, and a special invitation to join Art Friends.
Taking inspiration from longstanding BIPOC solidarity and coalition-building, Exchanging Horizons will document connections between Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in Tulsa, OK via photographic documentation.
Beyond the Whitewash
This project invites Black, Native American, and White visual artists to collaborate on a 2023 exhibition about the complex, interconnected, and nuanced issue of racism.
Shyanne Dickey & Edward Grady: Rising
This community-focused exhibition will showcase two artists, Shyanne Dickey and Edward Grady, whose work highlights the power of art as a storytelling and healing tool.
Stitching Memories: a Quilt Memorial for Greenwood
This project will create a quilt memorial for Greenwood to honor everything lost in the Tulsa Race Massacre and a space to process ongoing harms.
Yes, I can, Roger!
“Yes I Can, Roger” is a grand scale wooden inlay exhibition portraying a roller skater confronting her buffalo fears through a graphic novelesque experience.
Mythology, Folklore & Fables: Celebrating Mermaids of Color
Mythology, Folklore & Fables: Celebrating Mermaids of Color is a visual presentation that uniquely contrasts the Eurocentric narrative to that of marginalized perspectives.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Rock Paper Scissors collaborative will create immersive pop-up art installations around Oklahoma that engage viewers in joy as an act of resistance to the everyday mundane.