Janice Bawden Memorial Gathering

An exhibit and gathering to celebrate the artwork & life of Tulsa, multi-media artist, Janice Bawden. Liggett Studio, 314 S Kenosha, Tulsa, March 4, 2018, 2-5pm

THE TOWER

Mixed media works by Tulsa Artist Mery McNett.

April 7-27, 2018

A survey of her work over the past 10 years including ink drawings, oil paintings, and mixed media sculptures. Come see this colorful body of work by appointment only. Please message us or text 918-606-2120 to make an appointment.

Check out her work here: www.merymcnett.com

TULSA EROTICA

Liggett Studio presents the debut exhibition of an annual event entitled “Tulsa Erotica”. The event is in conjunction with Tulsa PRIDE which is put on each year by the Dennis R Neill Equality Center.

 

We define "Erotica" as any aesthetically pleasing artwork that depicts elements intended to stimulate sexual feelings.

The 20 Artists in this year’s event include: Collin Allen, Caleb Burgess, Deena Burks, Daphne Chardonnay, Michele Clancy, Francine Campbell and Yusuf Etudaiye, Wendy Hoff, Hali Howard, Ceili Lawrence, Marlon McCormack, Joel Melton, Sheila Moman, Shelley Patrick, Cristiana Prado, Cat Pritchard, Samantha Rankin, Sabrina Sims, Chris Sker, Todd Sparks, & Ann Weisman. Artworks include paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, performance art and spoken word.

The exhibit continues through Friday, June 15.

The Opening for Tulsa Erotica will be Friday, June 1, 5:00-9:00pm during the Tulsa PRIDE event going on in front of Liggett Studio and is free and open to the public.

 

Gallery Hours during Tulsa PRIDE:

 

-FRIDAY, JUNE 1: 5:00-11:00pm

-SATURDAY, JUNE 2: 2:00-5:30PM & 7:00-9:00pm

-SUNDAY, JUNE 3 – Closed

 

Hours during the remainder of the exhibition are:

 

-Monday, June 4 – Wednesday, June 6: BY APPOINTMENT 918-694-5719

-Thursday, June 7: 5:00-9:00pm (in tandem with MORE Color at OKEQ)

-Friday, June 8: 1-4pm

-Saturday, June 9, 1-4pm

-Sunday – Closed

-Monday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 13: BY APPOINTMENT 918-694-5719

-Thursday & Friday, June 14 & 15, 1-4pm

42nd STREET: GRIME, GLAMOUR AND GLORY

New York City Street Photography by Roy Lee, 2014-17

Opening Friday, July 13, 6-9pm. Through August 4
Gallery hours: 1-5 T, W & 1-9 Th, Fri & Sat

Artist Statement: When I lived in New York City, back in the early 90s, just walking around watching people was an inexpensive pastime. My friends and I did it all the time. People there aren't any more interesting than anywhere else, but there are just so many of them crammed together within such a tight space. All you had to do was take a short walk to get all the entertainment you needed from sidewalk interactions. Those were wild times to observe. At the time, it never occurred to me to take pictures of people just living their lives. Years later, i ran across the works of some brilliant photographers like Clay Benskin and Patrick Merino. I decided at some point that I might be able to do something similar on an upcoming trip up there. It took me a couple of trips to learn to blend in where I could go unnoticed and get shots of just about anyone. These photos are the result of 5 or 6 week long trips to NYC from 2014 to 2017. Last year I printed 10 or so of these photos and hung them at the location where I had taken it, with an invitation for anyone to take it home. I got one response and the rest of the prints vanished. If there is a point to all this, I'd say that just walking down the street can be a dramatic event at any time and you might not even notice.

HAVANA, CUBA – 2018  

Photographs by Tulsa Artist, David Varmecky

OPENING: Friday, September 14, 6:00-9:00pm  (Second Fridays Off-Brady) at Liggett Studio, 314 S Kenosha, Tulsa, Ok. And the exhibit continues to be on display through Saturday, October 6, 5pm

 

GALLERY HOURS after opening: Artist will be at Liggett Studio 1-5pm each Saturday, and Steve Liggett will be at Liggett Studio each Thursday from 5-9pm...Or by appointment – call 918-694-5719.  

 

Artist’s Statement:  “A decades-long goal of visiting Havana, Cuba was met in May of 2018. My dreams of a vibrant, lush city full of images waiting to be photographed were more than met. The photographs feature the spontaneously friendly citizens who are graciously inviting and still proud of their revolutionary history. A lively palette of colonial buildings, colorful but in a state of decay are prominently displayed in the images. To visit Havana is to be on sensory overload with the dank smells, vibrant colors, friendly folks inviting you to visit them on their open porches or join in a domino game, and plenty of loud honks of car-horns from mid-20th century autos. The photographs in this exhibit reflect all of this and more.”

 

Director's Statement:  "When my partner, Shirley, and I visited Cuba in 2014, we loved it! We stayed several days right on the old plaza in Havana and then traveled around to Trinidad, Varadero, Cienfuegos and Santa Clara. And when David and his son told me that they were going to visit and that it was easier to travel there now than when we had gone, I wanted to see his photos upon his return.  I have shown David's work several times before and know him to have one of the best eyes for  beauty of anyone in the Tulsa area and I'm looking forward to his exhibit."  See attachments

 

All works are framed and for sale.

David Varmecky Bio:  A native Tulsan, David Varmecky has been dedicated to photography since his early teens when he borrowed his Father’s Argus C3 camera.  While he dabbled in painting and printmaking, photography, both darkroom and digital, have been his passion.  So much so that he majored in photography and graphic design at the Kansas City Art Institute, earning a BFA, and later in life completed an MFA at the University of Tulsa in the same subjects. 

Varmecky has taught photography and graphic design at Missouri Southern State University, Rogers State University, University of Central Oklahoma and Tulsa Community College where he is currently teaching dark room photography as an adjunct instructor. 

He’s photographed all over the world and the result has been shows exhibiting work from his travels including Pathways to China, images from southern China, that hung in the Oklahoma State Capitol building in Oklahoma City. Doors, images from all over Europe and the United States, displayed at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, which currently hangs in the Library at Tulsa Community College, southeast campus and Abstractswhich was displayed at Apertures Gallery in Tulsa.  

 A decades-long desire to visit Cuba led to a trip to Havana with his son, Matthew Varmecky, last May and this current exhibit titled, Havana, Cuba 2018.  “I wanted to get there and document Cuba before it becomes changed by American tourists’ influences.”  

 

CONTACT: Steve Liggett, Liggett Studio Director, for more information 

PHONE: 918-694-5719

EMAIL: SLiggett2000@yahoo.com

 

Or to speak directly to the Artist, David Varmecky,

PHONE: 918-513-1204

EMAIL: david.varmecky@gmail.com

LIFE LESSONS:

MULTI-MEDIA ARTWORKS BY CHANDRA HALL

OPENING: Friday, October 12th, 6:00-9:00pm  

(Second Fridays Off-Brady)

at Liggett Studio, 314 S Kenosha, Tulsa, Ok.

The exhibit is on display through November 3rd.

 

Through the use of dolls, mannequins, and doll parts Chandra Hall, describes her take on the human condition today.  Some of the interactive works in this exhibit are in collaboration with Andrew Harmon, who has helped her with the electronics.

Artist Statement: This Earthly life is a mystery! ...... and in most aspects it will always be that way, however sometimes we catch a glimpse of the mechanics behind the curtain and when we start witnessing and understanding these mechanics and the consistency of their movements, we find the enlightenment that can help us navigate this earthy life with a little more predictability and ease.  

 

Chandra Hall is on a constant mission to seek out a better understanding of how these mechanics operate so she can best apply them to this Earthly life.  Her ultimate goal is to navigate this life in the most informed and satisfying way possible.

 

These pieces represent some milestones in Chandra's understanding of this Earthly life's mechanics and the pieces also embody some of the mantras (I/she) uses in her daily life.

 

We are all fragments of an indescribable divine power, we are all one; connected.

 

Maybe we are just probes of God, all having our own individual experiences so God can learn through us.

Chandra Hall has a formal background in photography and studied at Tusa
Technical College before working as a professional photographer for 10 years where she worked with Photoshop and became a Lab Printer. Her one-woman exhibit at The Collective in 2009 called “Zenith” began her interest in mixed media. Much of her work’s references come from early MTV music videos from the 80s (like Herbvie Hancock and Tom Petty) due to their bizarre images. She now is an real estate broker for Keller Williams Realty.

OBJETS D'ART HOLIDAY ARTSALE

Opening Date & Time:  Friday, November 16, 2018, 6-9pm  

Duration of the Exhibit:  Sat & Sun, November 17 & 18, 10 - 5pm

Entry for opening: $5 at the door, $4 online pre-sale

(purchase below until 6pm, Thursday, November 15th)

30 of the most important artists in the Tulsa area will be selling their one-of-a-kind artworks at this premiere event for the holiday gift giving season. All works will be under $250.


The event will feature a fashion show at 7:00pm called “Sustainable Couture: Fashions by Alisa Inglett Designs” and the delicious “Disappearing Toffees” my Mostly Magic Kitchens (aka Kim Doner!) and hors d' oeuvres from Split Log Farms .

 

Sustainable Couture: This distinctly reclaimed couture is a collection that captures endless possibility through reconstructing textiles. By utilizing fabrics, materials, and items from the past to forge a distinct approach to high fashion apparel, a unique perspective is achieved for ecological balance. Vintage pieces are considered as a starting point for the shapes of the garments. The materials are carefully scrutinized before being lovingly reworked into a new piece. By creating one-off, edgy fashion
designs and accessories the designer focuses attention on sustainability through the reduction of textile waste. The collection ponders the past, while generating a new communal future.  

Alisa Inglett Artist Bio: While working with a wide range of media, there is a huge passion to create and explore the boundaries of human expression. Inspiration is generated by sourcing and collecting diverse imagery and supplies. The artwork produced is not traditionally associated with one specific type of genre or style; it ranges from abstract to figurative and can be site specific. The discovery of new techniques and skills are a driving force in perfecting a new piece.

DIVERSE FORMS

Opening: Dec 1 and continues thru Dec 20

Opening Dec. 1st, 6-9pm

Exhibit hours: Tues-Thurs 6-9pm & Sat 1-5pm.  

Open 1st Friday also 6-9pm

 

Featured artists: Michele Clancy, Matt Smith, Maddy Witt & Mathew Lewis McAdow

This 4 person exhibition shows the diversity of forms of expression through painting that comes from Tulsa artists. 

Michele Clancy Artist Statement & Bio: My artwork is a collection of my paintings done really to help me get through two of the worst years of my life. A series of sad events have continued to plague my family and I as we have lost loved ones, family home and self. My art and fitness has been my only ways of expressing the raw emotions of the past two years.

Michele travels through two worlds unlearning all that she has learned.” This quote best summarizes all my artwork and my constant search to appreciate all the beautiful and all the not so beautiful of our world. The duality of both those aspects of life that are good and bad. We tend to try to throw out the bad but I have learned over the course of the last few years that those “bad” things are what makes us the most strong ant the most beautiful. I am also fascinated with color and constantly work with bright bold colors, which is a trademark of most of my art. Michele is a Tulsa artist and art teacher who received her formal education from the University of Tulsa. Michele primarily works in watercolor, oil or acrylic paint but is expanding her art to include clay building and
jewelry design.

 

 

Matt Smith Artist Statement: I've always been drawn to painters that tell a story with their work. Steam trains, old cars, musicians and buildings are subjects that speak to me. I love to put on a old jazz or rock record and paint into the night, I feel the good tunes soak into the canvas.

Maddy Witt Artist Statement & Bio: My work involves on-location drawing and painting that documents the people, places and locations I have experienced over the past couple of years. I am a watercolorist that typically works from a small sketchbook. I then transform these sketches into larger more complex panoramic works.

Maddy Witt grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and completed her BA degree in Fine Art at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. While at Trinity University Maddy was accepted to study abroad at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland during her junior year. In 2016, she was awarded the Excellence in Art Award from Trinity University. Maddy participated in the Juried Mini exhibition and the Senior Art Show at the Neidorff Art Gallery. Post-graduation, Maddy spent 6 months working in the wood conservation and design departments at the Israel Museum. Her experiences abroad shaped her recent body of work which she calls “Socialscapes.”  Each painting is a microcosm of a particular place or culture and a continuing body of work that begs the question “where do I belong in this landscape.” Maddy exhibited two solo shows this year, one at the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico and one at Shades of Brown in Tulsa, OK. In addition to being an artist, Maddy is pursuing a career in art conservation, as a conservation technician at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK.

Mathew Lewis McAdow Bio: Mathew Lewis McAdow was born on June 21, 1950. He grew up in Monterrey, CA
before moving to Tulsa, OK and graduating from Will Rogers High School in 1968. His parents were artists and graduates from the Kansas City Art Institute. They introduced Mathew to art at an early age and inspired him to become a contemporary artist. Although primarily a self-taught artist, he graduated from Tulsa Welding School in order to advance his skills as a sculptor. He has had showings of wood and metal sculptures in Galveston, TX and Tulsa, OK. Mathew’s
most recent artistic venture is to break down form into line.