Friday, February 21, 2014

Place & Church: Eyakem Gulilat, Art 365

Art 365 Project: 11:00AM

Guililat received one of five Art 365 awards of $12,000 to produce new artwork for the Art 365 exhibition.

As an Ethiopian immigrant to Oklahoma, Gulilat observed the abundant presence of churches in the state and grew curious about the racial, political and socioeconomic relationships within and around churches. Using aerial photography, he documents church buildings and their surrounding neighborhoods on Sunday mornings, considering what they can tell us about ourselves, our patterns, and relationships.

Read more about him in this Art Focus Oklahoma article. Audiences can interact with Gulilat at the following public programs during the exhibition:

March 1, 10:30 am-Noon: Gallery Talk with Art 365 Artists & Curator
April 9, Noon-1 pm: Art Moves Artist Talk - About Place & Photography with Eyakem Gulilat
April 17, 6-7:30 pm: Panel - Art 365 Artists
May 8, 6-7:30 pm: Panel - Church Locations: Place, Architecture, Geography, Community
May 10, 2-4 pm: Closing Reception with Brief Artist Tours

Guest curated by Raechell Smith, Art 365 opens February 28, 2014 at [Artspace] at Untitled, 1 NE 3rd, Oklahoma City and will continue through May 10. The artwork then will be exhibited at the Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA)101 E Archer St, Tulsa May 23 through August 9, 2014. 

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