4 art events not to miss in April
Visual art takes center stage this month at Tulsa Girls Art School, Trail of Tears Art Show, Kendall Whittier and Gilcrease.
Tulsa Girls Art School student Jerica Clapp, a junior at Booker T. Washington High School, took inspiration from a photo she saw online to design this bright, untitled piece.
Painting by Jerica Clap / Photo by Greg Bollinger
TGAS Spring Art Show
Tulsa Girls Art School student Jerica Clapp, a junior at Booker T. Washington High School, took inspiration from a photo she saw online to design this bright, untitled piece. Along with more work from Clapp and other students, it will be on display at the school’s spring art show at 5:30 p.m., April 11, at TGAS, 2202 E. Admiral Blvd.
The piece is unnamed because everyone she has shown it to has had a different vision of what it means and its backstory. “I’ve grown to like different people’s views of it,” Clapp says. “People can take what they want from the piece.”
She used a new technique for the painting: gesso mixed with salt to create a textured, cartoon-like result. “I usually do more realistic art,” she says. “I’m trying to do more expression with color.”
Trail of Tears Art Show
View categories that historically have included basketry, pottery, graphics, sculpture and miniatures. An awards reception is 6-8 p.m., April 5, at the CHC to recognize honorees in each category. The reception is open to the public and free to attend.
April 6-May 5 | Cherokee Heritage Center, 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill
Kendall Whittier Arts Festival
Explore art booths, listen to live music and pick up a few delicious treats from some of Tulsa’s most popular food trucks. Craftsmen and artists will have their works for sale, and children will enjoy the interactive kids’ zone where they can explore their creative side.
April 11-13 | Kendall Whittier area, East Admiral Boulevard and South Lewis Avenue
Pulitzer Prize Photographs
History comes to life with the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled. “Pulitzer Prize Photographs” was developed by the Newseum. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Newseum works to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment (newseum.org).
Through July 14 | Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road