Tapestry: a celebration of culture and diversity. It will feature music, art, dance, poetry, photography, spoken word, graffiti and videography. Each Artist's work will be a reflection of "our life as a tapestry,” every thread unique, vibrant and vitally needed.
Featured Artists at Tapestry will be: Ronna Pernell, Angie Lapaglia, Rickey Vick, Christopher Acoff "Original Flow", Skip Hill, Todd E Clark, Gay Pasley, Sandy Oliver, Changing Frequencies, Larissa Carter, Laura Stringer, Valerie Rollins, Nathan Lee, Allen Peters, John Selvidge, Tony Wayne Harms, Anthony Crawford "ProVerb", Marie Casimir, Ebony Iman Dallas, Tony Lesure "LTZ", Jack Fowler, Grace Franklin, Betty Refour, Dawn Jaiye, Shiann Davis, Richard RoweDuo Fiori, PJ Tolar, Lawrence Naff, Tiffani Sanders
Tickets may be purchased here.
The closing reception & artist talk for Through Abahay's Eyes will be Sat. April 28 from 5-6 pm at Paseo Plunge, 3010 Paseo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Hope you can make it!
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Ebony Iman Dallas spent her first 23 years of life separated from family on her late father’s side. Her father was born in Hargeisa, Somalia while her mother and adoptive father are from Oklahoma. Her biological father’s untimely death and a long, bloody civil war prevented her from knowing him, her cultural heritage and family. But that all changed when Ebony unexpectedly met someone in San Francisco who knew that they were searching for her too.
“Through Abahay’s Eyes” is a painting series that highlights this journey and is over a decade in the making.
Ebony’s path to discovery has spanned across 7 countries and many cultures. Over the years, she has worked to process the tragedy of war, police brutality and her search to find out who her father was through art.
This series of paintings share cultural similarities and differences discovered between Oklahoma and Somalia, stories revealed along the way and the internal dilemma of finding her place within it all.
Closing Reception for CHROMA: Artists of Color in Oklahoma. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Latino Cultural Center and Inclusion in Art, this art exhibition is curated by Narciso Argüelles and serves to showcase emerging, mid-career and established artists of color in the state of Oklahoma.