TULSA, Okla. — Ahha Tulsa is hosting a series of chalk murals by Black artists each month, starting in November.
The new series, called Messages of Hope and Reconciliation, is being created each month to coincide with the First Friday art walks, according to a press release.
One goal of Messages of Hope and Reconciliation is to commission local Black artists to create highly visible works of art in the Tulsa Arts District. We acknowledge that the land where our facility stands is also a location affected by the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. It is important to us to offer ahha as a physical canvas for artists to display uplifting messages for the Tulsa community, culminating in the Centennial of the Race Massacre in June 2021.
The first mural is being created by graffiti artist and muralist Chris Sker of Skript Creative. Sker's chalk mural will be debuted the first week of November. December's mural is being created by multi-disciplinary visual artist and the founding member of Tulsa artist collection Black Moon, Alexander Tamahn. The murals will run from Nov. 2020 through June. 2021.
Ahha Tulsa has an open call to black artists for the remaining six murals. That open call is now open. Artists are selected by a panel of ahha exhibition staff and diverse community members.
The selected murals receive a stipend of $1,000 per mural plus the cost of art supplies.
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