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

Subscribe to OHOF Connect
By subscribing you agree to with our Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

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.

Relevant Hall of Fame Inductees

No items found.

Exhibit images

No items found.

More exhibits

Lights, Lyrics, Legends: Trailblazing Entertainers

This exhibit celebrates 18 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductees who have left a mark on American culture through their contributions to opera, film, Broadway, rodeo, and more.

Roots Culture History: The Works of LaQuincey Reed and Markus Muse

LaQuincey Reed's intricate bronze sculptures and Markus Muse’s technical portraitures pay homage to often-overlooked figures in American and world history. This exhibition features artworks that delve into ancestral roots and cultural identity, offering a unique opportunity to experience the extraordinary artistic talents of both artists side by side.

this universe is you

Featuring the artwork of five contemporary Indigenous women of Oklahoma, this exhibit focuses on themes of history, memory and identity.