ON VIEW NOW!
Not Ready to Say Goodbye (Green Country Edition)
with KALUP LINZY
July 22 – September 3
Dinner with the Artist: Kalup Linzy
July 22 at 8:30pm
Join Price Tower Arts Center for a special opportunity with Dinner with the Artist: Kalup Linzy. Earlier in the evening, Linzy’s solo show “Not Ready to Say Goodbye (Green Country Edition)” opens at 5pm – 7pm, with a Live performance at the Bartlesville Community Center’s Studio Theater to follow at 7:15pm. To complete this unique evening with a seated dinner amongst artist, Kalup Linzy and guest curator, Dan Cameron. Dinner curated by Chef Nook, includes three courses and a non acholic beverage. Cash bar included.
Tickets are $45 per person (tax + gratuity not included)- Limited space, purchase tickets in advanced or call 918.336.1000 to make your reservation for dinner.
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Preview special menu by Chef Nook
SPECIAL DINNER MENU
Remoulade, green tomato marmalade
Confit Chicken + Red Bean Cassoulet
Chicken Quarter, andouille
Pecans, banana, pineapple
Renowned Tulsa-based multi-disciplinary artist Kalup Linzy will have his long-awaited debut solo exhibition in Oklahoma with the opening of Not Ready to Say Goodbye (Green Country Edition), a survey of his recent collages, Polaroids, and videos at Price Tower Art Center, on Friday, July 22, followed by a full-length performance with live musician accompaniment combined with music videos, in the Bartlesville Community Center Studio Theater. The exhibition is curated by New York-based curator Dan Cameron as the second in a two-part series of exhibition he is bringing to Bartlesville’s landmark 19-story Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper.
Kalup Linzy’s work typically considers identity from the perspective of fictional characters that the artist creates as a means of framing complex social and cultural interactions through a familiar narrative that incorporates some combination of love, betrayal, desire, gender, race, ambition and loss. In the artist’s own description, the artworks on view at Price Tower Arts Center “will explore trauma, discord, and melodrama within self, romantic relationships, family dynamics, race relations, and COVID 19 (to name a few).” Linzy is particularly esteemed for his ease at working within multiple media, in this case painting, photography, video art, audio recordings in vinyl, and live musical performance. The majority of the work in Not Ready to Say Goodbye (Green Country Edition) will be presented in public for the first time.
Kalup Linzy (b. 1977) was raised in Florida, where he received a BA in 2000 and a MFA in 2003, both from the University of South Florida in Tampa. His best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera, and he appeared on the long running ABC series General Hospital alongside actor James Franco. Linzy has been the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant and a Jerome Foundation Grant, among others, and his art is in the permanent collections of The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work is represented by David Castillo Gallery in Miami, Florida.
Since 2019, Kalup Linzy has been a Tulsa Artist Fellow, and his exhibition at Price Tower Arts Center is made possible through their generous support. Additional support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Oklahoma Arts Council.
UP COMING EVENTS:
Friday, July 22nd, 5-7 pm – KALUP LINZY opening reception at Price Tower Art Center, 510 Dewey Avenue, Bartlesville, OK, followed by a 7:15 pm performance at the Studio Theater of Bartlesville Community Center, around the corner from Price Tower
Saturday, July 23rd, 2pm-3pm – Artist Talk with Dan Cameron at Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s Flagship Space, 112 North Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK
6pm-10pm – Kalup’s 45th Birthday Celebration at the Queen Rose Art House with DJ Noname and performances by Fire In Little Africa’s Dialtone, Steph Simone, and St. Domonick.
September 10 – November 18
In 1969, Monte Toon began his career as a watercolorist. He credits the late Charles Sanderson of Wichita, Kansas, with setting him on his life-long path of watercolor painting. Sanderson inspired new approaches and techniques. Later, the works of Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper would influence Toon’s work. More than 43 years experience has defined Toon’s style in his exclusive use of watercolor.
In 1991, a turning point occurred in Toon’s work. Travels in Canada, New England and the east coast broadened his range of subject matter. By setting goals and directions of purpose, Monte enhanced and elevated his works to new heights resulting in numerous solo shows of merit. He refers to this change as a re-dedication to his watercolors. His first major solo show was held in 1994. The exhibit titled “Journeys” contained over 50 full sheet (22”x 30”) original watercolors.
Knowledge of and a feeling for the subject are keys to Toon’s current works. His earlier works depicted made up imagery. Closeness to the subject matter was absent. Since 1991, Toon’s paintings reflect the kinship he feels for the subject matter. His works are of people he knows and places he has been. To allow the viewer to know about each painting, Toon has written a narrative to accompany each painting or print. Well received by the viewing public at Toon’s numerous solo shows, the narratives offer insight beyond the veneer of the image.
Art is Toon’s life-long career. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Art Education. He is also a graduate of Oklahoma State Technical Training Center in Graphic/Commercial Art. During his career in art, Toon has served as art teacher and freelance commercial artist. He retired in 2004 after serving 32 years as the Art Director and Graphic Designer for KTUL-TV, Channel 8, the ABC affiliate television station in Tulsa.. Toon is a Signature Member of the Kansas Watercolor Society.
His work has been displayed in numerous solo shows including the Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas, The Rockport Center for the Arts , Rockport, Texas, The Oklahoma Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Coffeyville Center for the Arts, Coffeyville, Kansas, Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, Independence, Kansas and the Springfield Regional Arts Center, Springfield, Missouri.
Monte and his wife, Linda, reside at Lake Keystone, near Cleveland, Oklahoma.
UPCOMING EVENTS WITH MONTE TOON
Artist Reception: September 9 | 5:30pm – 7pm
Pre Art Night Meeting & Greet: September 13 | 6pm – 6:30pm
Art Night at Bartlesville Arts Association: September 13 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Workshop with Monte Toon at Bartlesville Arts Association: November 12 – 13