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02:19 // Paul Taggart

Photographer, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Paul is a photojournalist based in Brooklyn, NY working domestically as well as covering the Middle East and Africa. Recent assignments have taken him to Congo, Pakistan, Rwanda, Antarctica, and Iraq. His work has appeared in NewsWeek, Time magazine, US News and World Report, and the New York Times. Paul and his family split their time between their homes in NY and rural Pennsylvania.

Clients: National Geographic Adventure, Animal Planet UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The Guardian (G2), Der Spiegel, Architects Journal (UK), The Independent (UK), People Magazine, ABC Online, Maxim, Playboy (Germany), Courier International, The Economist, Focus, Technology Review

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, February 19, 2015 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

05:15 // Graphex 45 Awards Show


We know how hard you’ve been working this year, the level of design submitted for Graphex proves it. So take a night off to celebrate a job well done, and join us for an epic party. The best part? A majority of the night’s proceeds go to future designers via our scholarship prizes. This year, Graphex is more than a design show – it’s a celebration of the arts.

When you enter Graphex, your work is exposed to highly talented judges from around the nation. The focus of the night, though, is you and your work. The caliber of work selected for this year’s show is truly exciting. Winning pieces will be featured throughout the presentation, and can also be viewed in-person.

This year’s theme is 45 years of creative action. To promote this we embarked on a number of creative action projects around Tulsa with the intention of building awareness for art and design in our community. One of our action projects was with renowned artist John Hammer. John let us into his studio at AHHA for a taste of what it’s like in his shoes. The result was a stunning Hammer original painting of a snub nose 45 revolver and a pretty sweet video documenting the process.

John Hammer Raffle

This original painting will be raffled the night of the event. Purchase raffle tickets for $10 each at three separate locations or at the night of the show.

Walsh Branding
300 East Brady
Tulsa, OK 74145

Cubic Creative
1643 South Boston
Tulsa, OK 74119

5544 South 104th East Ave
Tulsa, OK 74146

Award Show Ticket Sales

Purchase entry tickets early from eventbrite or on the night of the show for $25.


Thursday, May 15, 2014
Drinks & Food at 6:30 pm


Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120


12:19 // Holiday Party

Join us as we get festive for our Annual Holiday Party. Get to know the ADCT board and followers in a more low-key, personal atmosphere. We like to relax from time to time, between our action packed speakers and events. Meet us at the art bar known as Lot No. 6 and get the party started.

ADCT Holiday Party 2013
Lot No. 6 | 1323 E. 6th St. (6th and Peoria) Tulsa, OK 74120
Thursday, December 19 | 6:30-9:00pm
No cover

Block Party Preview

You’ve probably already heard a thing or two about our annual Block Party event. We’re here today to fill you in on the details. This event isn’t just about seeing the awesome art, it’s for a great cause. Proceeds go towards our student scholarships, which will be awarded at Graphex at the end of the season.

Local artists (many of whom are ADCT members) have been hard at work transforming a plain block of wood into a unique piece of art. The block represents the potential for transformation, and we always get a diverse collection. All you have to do to score one of the finished pieces is show up Thursday night and start bidding! It’s a silent auction, so make sure to check on your bid a few times throughout the night. Auction closes at 8:30. Four dollars gets you in, unless you donated a block (artists get in free).


And we have an exciting new addition this year! Tulsa Modern Movement, a contemporary dance group, will be performing a piece inspired by the blocks. You won’t want to miss this special performance. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will also be available.

The fun starts 6:00 and wraps up around 9:00 pm. At the end of the night we’ll tally the auction and give awards to the artists. Awards are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place blocks – plus one more for the block that catches the highest price.We’ll see you at Living Arts for our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Have you ever attended a block party? Do you plan on attending this year?

Kyle Cooper Event Recap

Last week a dust cloud descended over Tulsa, and lent an eerie light to the afternoon. Luckily for us we were tucked away in the welcoming and dust-free Philbrook Museum. Guests who arrived early got to enjoy soundtracks from films Kyle Cooper worked on, and mingle with one of our sponsors for this event, OSU-IT.

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FabLab Tour and Demo Session

Join us for a quick tour of our amazing FabLab and discover all the technology that is available for inventors, designers and creative thinkers. 3D printing, laser cutting, computer controlled routing, electronics shop, you name it! FabLab is one of our least known resources and we want to make sure that you know that at FabLab, you can  Make Almost Anything! Whether a home project, educational task, artistic creation, or commercial product, Fab Lab Tulsa will empower the community to make their ideas a reality.

January 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa
710 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104
(just west of the University of Tulsa)




Art in Public

The first Art In Public project is already underway. David Lichtenwalter and Kellen Conrad have been working on an interactive visual installation to be tested for the first time during the opening of the Momentum Show at Living Arts. This is just a small test of the technology that allows a person to “write or draw” with a laser pointer on a projected surface in real time. This first attempt is a smaller version that David is using as a beta test. The idea is to re-create the installation at a larger scale at one of the higher pedestrian traffic areas of Tulsa and use the piece to interact with on-lookers, give them a chance to “play” with the piece and promote ADCT. Please feel free to contact us if you want to be involved in our Art In Public group or want more details about upcoming events.

Have an event you’d like to share? We need the details. You know, the what – when -where – how much, maybe a photo for us visual kids, and we’ll help you spread the word via a post on this page.

Sound good to you? Alright, feel free to email us at info (at) whenever you’re ready.

APR 16 :: 2×20

Duane Fernandez, Black Ops Studio
Born from a Danish mother and Filipino father, Duane’s diverse ethnic background towed him from his birthplace in LA to numerous corners of the world throughout the years. Guided by his travels abroad, Duane developed an appreciation for a diverse visual aesthetic, reflecting influences from many different cultural environments. Today Duane is a principal in Black Ops Studio: A design studio. He is also the founder of Left Field Project.

Nate McPherson, Spexton Jewelry
Spexton is a different kind of contemporary jewelry company. While most other titanium and steel jewelry collections are mass-produced by computerized machines, Spexton uses only hand-controlled tools to create a truly unique collection. Spexton believes your jewelry should be made by an artist, not a robot. Nate is one of the two artists who make up the Spexton brand.

Don’t miss this very special last event of the ADCT 2009 season!

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tulsa Little Theatre
1511 S Delaware Ave, Tulsa, OK
Social 6:30 PM | Speaker 7:30 PM
Free Free Free Free Free Free

Many thanks to our sponsors Clampitt Paper, Quik Print, ResourceOne, Unisource, Western Printing, and Fine Arts.