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10.15 // Shane Allbritton & David Hoffer

Join ADCT at Living Arts Gallery to listen to what will definitely be an inspired lecture from two environmental artists who design large-scale public installations that dramatically transform the spaces in which they occupy. The work of these two artists / designers can be found all over the world.

With a degree in fine arts and 18 years of extensive work designing interpretive spaces and interactives for numerous museums and visitors centers, Shane Allbritton bridges the disciplines of visual communication, art, and experience design. Her collaborative work spans a range of projects from comprehensive environmental graphics to art installations, including large scale murals, donor recognition systems, wayfinding, media design, suspended art, sculpture and painting. As a visual storyteller, Shane is interested in creating integrative public art that uses narrative placemaking to enhance the quality of civic space.

David Hoffer specializes in experiential design. His background is at the intersection of communications and the built environment. With an emphasis on architecture and the visitor experience, David develops broad-reaching and integrated solutions that allow an environment to communicate. Through architecture, interior design, brand integration, environmental graphics and wayfinding. David’s multidisciplinary approach to a project creates experiences that inform, direct, educate and delight. In his nearly 20-year career, David has developed strategic solutions for international projects in various disciplines throughout the world. Currently, David is working at Walsh Branding right here in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District.

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Event Details

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, October 15, 2015 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

11.13 // Block Party

Block Party is the Art Directors Club of Tulsa’s (ADCT) annual fundraiser. Anyone can participate. We provide you with a 3.5″ wooden block, and you create something awesome from it. You can do whatever you want to it: Paint it. Sculpt it. Carve it. Photograph it. Whatever! You can even make your own block out of something else. Keep in mind we want to sell this block for big, big money so do something amazingly, crazy fantastic! Then ADCT gathers all the blocks and has a one night exhibition and silent auction where the community bids on the block. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting student artists.

The party will be held at Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street) November 13, 6-9 pm where we will silently auction off artist’s blocks. There will be a $4 cover charge (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 find out how to participate and get your hands on a block, please contact Jennifer Ratliff-Towner by email at or by phone at 918-293-8738.

You can pick up a block from Alex Horner at SAPIEN Brand Experience (2020 East Eleventh Street, Tulsa, OK). Please contact him at (918) 724-2069 to arrange your block pick-up.


Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St.
Thursday, November 13, 2015 | 6 – 9 pm
Cost | $4 cover

Free for participating artists

Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

Need Ideas? Check out past block photos here.

01.21 // Melanie Richards

Melanie is a Graphic Designer and Works at Microsoft on the Browser Platform Team.

I’m Melanie Richards, a designer living in Seattle, WA and working on the browser platform team at Microsoft. Previously I was the Senior Web Designer for Fuzzco, a small design firm based in Charleston, SC, and a front-end developer at Grooveshark. I studied Graphic Design at the University of Florida (go Gators!).

On evenings and weekends, you’ll find me working on Badass Lady Creatives, my blog honoring kickass women; hiking up a mountain; working on my night cheese; and attempting to read six books at once.

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, January 21, 2016 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

02.18 // Dan Winters

Dan is Well Beyond an Accomplished Photographer.

After studying photography at college in Southern California, Dan finished his formal education at the film school of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.  He began his career in photography as a photojournalist in his home town in Ventura County, California.  After winning several regional awards for his work, he moved to New York City, where magazine assignments came rapidly.  Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his unusual celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, photo illustrations, drawings and photojournalistic stories. Dan has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, PDN, The Art Directors Club of New York, Life Magazine, and won the world press photo award in the portrait category, among others. He was also awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he was honored by Kodak as a photo “Icon” in their biographical “Legends” series.

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, February 18, 2016 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

03.17 // Paul Soulellis


Paul is an Artist, Designer, Publisher, and Visiting Faculty Member at RISD.

Paul Soulellis (b. 1968) is a New York-based artist, designer and publisher, maintaining his studio at NEW INC at the New Museum. He founded his research-based graphic design and publishing studio Counterpractice in 2014. He is on a one-year faculty term appointment at Rhode Island School of Design (2015–16) and is a contributing editor at Rhizome.

Paul is the founder of Library of the Printed Web, an expanding physical archive devoted to web-to-print artists’ books, zines and other printout matter. The project has gathered international attention and was shown at The Book Affair at the opening of the 55th Venice Biennale, and featured in The New Yorker by Kenneth Goldsmith. Paul writes and speaks extensively about his experimental publishing research.

Through Library of the Printed Web, Paul publishes Printed Web, a semi-annual print-on-demand publication of web-to-print art and discourse. Printed Web 3, featuring 147 artists, launched as a server directory on Rhizome and as physical artifacts at Offprint London at the Tate Modern (May 2015).

Previously, Soulellis Studio produced award-winning work for clients like Cornell University, TED, Waterworks, Esri, the Rockefeller Foundation and The Municipal Art Society of New York.

Paul also maintains an artist’s practice focused on site-specific publishing and social engagement around printed material. Recent projects are Portlander (England, 2014), Weymouths (England, 2012) and 530(Iceland, 2013).

Paul is a member of ABC [Artists' Books Cooperative], and his writing has been featured in publications likeThe ManualCommunication Arts and The Blue Notebook Journal for Artists’ Books. He speaks regularly about his work and has been a visiting critic at UCLA, Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, Cornell University, Columbia University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Parsons The New School of Design.

He directed a one-week Printed Web workshop at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany in June 2015. He was a featured speaker at Interrupt3 at Brown University and at Theorizing the Web 2015.

Paul graduated from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University.

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, March 17, 2016 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.