314 S. Kenosha Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74120
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Neighborhood | Community
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Location : Living ArtSpace, Tulsa
The Art of Global Friendship: Booker T. Washington/JBFC Tanzanian Portraits - April 11 through 25
Theyve never met them in person. Yet a group of young Tulsa artists have captured the spirit of girls who live half a world away. Inspired by the Memory Project which builds global friendships through art, dozens of students from Booker T Washington High School are partnering with an East African home for abused and abandoned girls to give them one of a kind keepsakes. The girls of JBFC or the Janada Batchelor Foundation for Children live in a small village in Tanzania. The home was started by native Tulsan, Chris Gates, five years ago and has grown to include schools, a farm and a medical clinic. When the student artists were choosing subjects for their portraits, they opted for the girls of JBFC, because of their Tulsa ties. The collection of 40 portraits showcase a variety of media, including oil pastels, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor and graphite. The exhibit will run from April 11th to April 25th. A reception for the young women from Tanzania will be held at Living ArtSpace from 5-7pm on Tues, April 17.