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Here & Now: Coming Back To Greenwood

Date/Time

Apr 12, 2018 to Apr 26, 2018
06:00 PM until 09:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

Contact: Barbara L. Eikner

Trabar Communications LLC

Phone 918-645-4508

Email: Trabar@windstream.net

Post Office Box 54741

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74155

Trabar Communications LLC

Press Release

Here & Now:  Coming Back to Greenwood

The Photographic Art of Don Thompson

Tulsa, Ok, March 22, 2018:  The Black Wall Street Archives, Art and Curio of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, 116 N Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa 74120 will host the exhibit:  Here & Now:  Coming Back to Greenwood, The Photographic Art of Don Thompson with the opening reception on Thursday evening, April 12, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm.  The art show will run from April 12 to April 26, 2018.  This art show and sale is free and open to the public.

The nationally known photographer, Don Thompson has captured images of Greenwood today and placed them with faces and places he captured some 50 years ago.  With the revival of the Greenwood District and the various organizations preparing to commemorate the 1921 Tulsa Race Holocaust this exhibit will show a people still full of the entrepreneurial spirit and desire to persevere, which was the foundation of the 1950’s Black Wall Street era.

Thompson will also be signing his latest book, And My Spirit Said, Yes! which features some current business owners in the Greenwood district.

Don Thompson, was the cover story of LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine, August 2017 issue, co-curated the March 2017 Living Arts Exhibit, Examining Change and his works are on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D. C. in the Power of Place Segment.  Oklahoma State University Tulsa is home of the permanent photographic exhibit of Don Thompson and collaborator Mrs. Eddie Faye Gates entitled, Black Settlers in Tulsa, A Search for the promise Land.

The artist will also be at the Black Wall Street Archives, Art and Curio on April 19 and April 26 from 5pm to 8pm. 

The Black Wall Street Archives, Art and Curio is open to the public and by appointment by calling 918-585-2227 or email Info@greenwoodchambertulsa.org.   For additional information on the artist contact Trabar & Associates at 918-645-4508 or email Trabar@windstream.net. 

Cost

Free

Location

View map Black Wall Street Archives, Arts and Curio
116 N Greenwood Avenue
Tulsa,, OK

Additional Information

Sponsor

Don Thompson Images

Phone

918-585-2227

Contact name

Roberta Clardy

Contact email

info@greenwoodchambertulsa.org

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