Inclusion in Art: Spirit of Color

Featuring artwork by Wallace Owens, Michi Susan, Al Bostick, Marty Avrett, Mary Ann Moore, Corazon Watkins, Edward Grady, Melvin and Rose Smith.

Open date

February 1, 2020

Close date

June 15, 2020

Exhibit type

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

Inclusion In Art challenges the Oklahoma arts community by cultivating inclusionist that build confidence, raise value and openly experience the perspective of our artists through any means necessary because inclusion means everyone.

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 nine prolific artists of color living in Oklahoma, whom we wish to honor for their long-standing commitment to the arts, community, sacrifice, and achievements. These individuals have participated in our communities as educators, curators and outstanding practicing artists, finding national and international success.

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