Artist INC Tulsa
Artist INC and M-AAA collaborate with the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa to present Artist INC Live Tulsa
Diverse education programs advance its mission to inspire creativity, foster appreciation, promote lifelong learning, enhance the quality of individual lives, and contribute economic vitality to the greater community. The Council partners with arts organizations, individual artists, patrons, school districts, educators, community groups, businesses and government. The Council seeks to nurture innovation, artistic quality and professional development; broaden public and private support of the arts; and introduce the arts and humanities to new audiences.
Artist INC Live Tulsa convenes March 5 – April 30, 2018.
Thursday, November 2 @ 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 @ 2:00 p.m
Contact Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa for more information.
Ari Christopher makes original dance productions and site-specific work, teaches Modern Dance Techniques & Contact Improv, and provides k-12 teacher development in art infusion. She is the founding Executive Director of Tulsa Modern Movement (TuMM). Her choreography has been commissioned by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Living Arts of Tulsa, The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, among others. Ari was engaged in all arts disciplines from ballet to jazz violin until she found her place in the Modern Dance studio. She attended the BFA program in Modern Dance and Choreography at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, where she trained with Merle Holloman (Jose Limon Company), Lone Larsen (Martha Graham Co.), and Gerald Otte (Nikolais Dance Theatre). Ms. Christopher was the Associate Director of Project CREATES, as art infusion organization that delivered art infused curriculum and teacher professional developments in Tulsa area schools. She is an Oklahoma A+ Schools Fellow and teaching artist at Lincoln Center’s Any Given Child Tulsa.
Adrienne Dawes is an award-winning playwright and producer from Austin, TX. Her full length plays include: Denim Doves (2016), Am I White (2014, B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Script; David Mark Cohen New Play Award; Kilroys honorable mention), and You Are Pretty (2004, Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Prize for Playwriting). Adrienne is a member of the Dramatists Guild and company member of Salvage Vanguard Theater. Adrienne is currently based in Tulsa, OK as part of the first writing cohort of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, supported by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
Noam Faingold’s music has been described as “…lyrical…” and “…exhilarating…” by sources like the New York Times, The BBC, and Downbeat Magazine. Performance highlights include members of the NY Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic and Alarm Will Sound, music festivals like Aspen, Bowdoin and OK Mozart, and podcasts like WQXR’s “Q2,” LSO Soundhub and Studio Tulsa. Commissions include TEDx, International Double Reed Society, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Tulsa Signature Symphony, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, Sound Energy, and Pentatone records, among others. Noam Faingold’s music has been described as “…lyrical…” and “…exhilarating…” by sources like the New York Times, The BBC, and Downbeat Magazine. Performance highlights include members of the NY Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic and Alarm Will Sound, music festivals like Aspen, Bowdoin and OK Mozart, and podcasts like WQXR’s “Q2,” LSO Soundhub and Studio Tulsa. Commissions include TEDx, International Double Reed Society, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Tulsa Signature Symphony, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, Sound Energy, and Pentatone records, among others. Currently teaching at The University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College, Faingold is also the Director of Barthelmes Conservatory’s pre-college program, TU’s summer Composition Seminar, the Burning City Orchestra, and the OK Electric Festival, also having been Artistic Director of London’s i = u festival. He currently holds a PhD and MM in composition from King’s College London and New York University respectively, funded by a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship.
Grace Grothaus Grimm
Traditional with a twist, infusing passion into daily life & in the business of translating dreams into reality. With a good enough idea, Grace Grothaus Grimm believes anything is possible. Her paintings can be found locally at the MA Doran and JRB Galleries. She is a past Art365 grant winner and has exhibited at the World Creativity Biennale in Rio de Janeiro. Her art has been featured on the front page of yahoo.com, and covers of Art Focus magazine and This Land Press. She earned her degrees at the Kansas City Art Institute and also studied at the University of Oklahoma.
Laurie Thomas is a screenwriter and filmmaker of Jamaican-descent raised in Miami, New Orleans, and the San Francisco Bay area. Her work explores themes of racial and gender violence, home and displacement. As a filmmaker, her films have screened at several festivals including the Palm Springs International Shorts Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and SXSW Film Festival among others. Her commissioned documentary short, Black Girl Magic was nominated for a 2017 National Magazine Award. Laurie has received support from the MacDowell Colony, Cine Qua Non Lab, and the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. She is writing a feature script, and a collection of short stories. She received her M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Columbia University.
Jave Yoshimoto has received his Bachelors of Art from University of California Santa Barbara in Studio Art, his Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing and Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at Syracuse University. He is a recipient of the 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painter’s and Sculptor’s grant, which he used to travel overseas to research topics on humanitarian crisis. Yoshimoto has been an artist-in-residence in residencies across the U.S.. He has been featured in numerous publications such as Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Prairie Schooner, New American Paintings, and Guernica Magazine. He received a letter of recognition from the United Nations, and exhibited his works nationally and internationally. Yoshimoto had solo exhibitions in New York City, Tulsa, OK, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Lincoln, NE, Omaha, NE, Eureka, CA, Fort Worth, TX and Chicago, IL.