"Art, Culture and Conversation" was the theme of the Citywide Juneteenth Fine Arts Gala on June 8 at Langston University – Tulsa. Local artists displayed and discussed their work, and pianist Barron Ryan performed. Isaac Causey and Tatyana Nduta gave a lecture on the "Impact of Art on Mental Health."
The gala’s Parisian decor represented the historical plight of African-American artists, such as painter Henry O. Tanner, who left the U.S. to find international acclaim practicing their crafts in Paris.
Gala proceeds made possible a Color Me True workshop for aspiring student artists earlier that day on campus. Parents and art teachers also attended the workshop
Models Kahn and Kaby Daniels
Fashion Show Coordinator ReNee Shaw
Artist James Gallagher and Mary Williams, gala chairwoman
Imani Jennings, youth junior chairwoman; Williams; and patrons the Rev. LaDonna Osborn and Cory Nickerson