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A Recap of our Event with Jay Ryan

So we had Jay Ryan come to Tulsa and spend some time with us last month. Before he spoke at Living Arts Gallery, we had lunch, had some laughs, and discussed the act destroying other people’s cars on the streets of Chicago if they so happened to steal a parking spot that someone else dug out of the snow. Apparently its a thing. Then we went to Dwelling Spaces (where Jay’s work is still on display until April 14) and Jay met with fans and signed autographs on other bits of The Bird Machine memorabilia.

We were so fortunate to hear him speak about his career as a screen-printer and poster maker. He is basically the current Godfather of rock poster printing and design. His knowledge was and is invaluable. He spoke about his early influences such as Joseph Cornell and how he stalked his future wife while pursuing his undergraduate degree. He told us where baby bicycles come from and how he incorporated screen-printing to deal with the buffalo infestation that was destroying the roof of his garage.

Hopefully, we will have Jay back to Tulsa, but for the time being, if you missed the event, you will have to live without knowing the deepest secrets about life that he shared only with folks that attended the event.

Check his work and what the Bird Machine is all about here, and don’t miss out on another bad ass event we have tonight, March 20, with Ryan Sievert of IDEO in Chicago. We promise it will be worth your while.

Block Party

February 9 @ Living Arts Gallery.

ADCT needs you to for this year’s 3rd annual ADCT Block Party.

How it works: Get a 4×4 wooden block from us. Take that block and get artsy. Return that block to us. Join us for the Block Party February 9th at Living Arts Gallery where your block will be the star of the show. All blocks will be silently auctioned the night of the block party. The funds raised will be awarded to exceptional art students during our Graphex 43 awards presentation.

 

Artists donating a block to be auctioned will get in free. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place blocks and also for the highest bidding block. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

To be a PARTICIPATING ARTIST in this year’s Block Party:

STEP ONE: Pick up your block:

1) Philbrook (January 19, 5 – 9p.m.) 2727 South Rockford Rd, Tulsa, OK 741142) Dwelling Spaces (During business hours) 119 South Detroit Ave. Tulsa, OK 74120

3) AcrobatAnt (During business Hourse) 1336 East 15th Street, Tulsa, OK 74120

Ask for Bryan.

STEP TWO: Design your block.

Feel free to do whatever you want to this block. Paint it. Sculpt it. Carve it. Photograph it. Whatever. Keep in mind we want to sell this block for big, big money:)

STEP THREE: Return your finished block.

Return to Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street) on Feb. 2 from 3-6 pm If you can’t return the block at this location/date, please contact Bryan Cooper for delivery instructions.

STEP FOUR: Party at Living Arts Gallery

Join us for the Block Party Celebration at Living Arts, Feb. 9, 6 – 9 pm where your block will be part of the silent auction.

 

Questions? please contact: Bryan Cooper

918-605-1084

bryancooper@acrobatant.com

 

Block Party 2012

Thursday, February 9th 2012
6:30 pm Social | Silent Auction
Living Arts
307 East Brady

 

http://www.facebook.com/ADCTBlockParty

Graphex 42 Awards

You gave us your best work. The judges drooled and aahed over the good stuff. Now it’s time to party. Join us Thursday, May 12th at the Marquee for the Graphex 42 Awards Party.

GRAPHEX 40

Hot sax. Cold beer. Good food. New trophies. Great work. Be there.

Thursday, May 7 | 6:30p Reception | 7:30p Awards
Central Center in Centennial Park
1028 E. Sixth Street | Tulsa
Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the door
RSVP by May 1 to Becky Graheck at bgraheck@gseok.org

MAR 26 :: TOM DOLAN

Tom is a hands-on studio leader, a designer and interactive developer, and an industry veteran with more than 20 years of professional experience. Since the mid-nineties he’s worked at the intersection of top-level graphic and interactive design, developing a deep understanding of media factors on design decision-making. His work has been widely published by Graphis, Taschen, and design periodicals.

Prior to founding Polychrome, Tom was an Art Director and Senior Director for New Media at Virgin Records America, and Creative Director at noted Los Angeles agency Buck (then known as Fullerene). Tom has graduate and undergraduate degrees, respectively, from Art Center College of Design and California Institute of the Arts.

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tulsa Little Theatre
1511 S. Delaware Ave., Tulsa, OK
Social 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Speaker 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Members: Free | Students $10 | Non-members $25

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