Gallery Director:Rhona McBain
Department of Art109 Porter Hall Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762
A national juried exhibit exploring multicultural diversity.
Transforming Viewpoints: A Juried Exhibit Brochure (PDF)
Drop box for digital entries: http://go.pittstate.edu/art-event
Steve Liggett has been an arts advocate and artist in the Tulsa community for over 40 years. In 2001 he received the Harwelden Award for recognition of his art leadership in the Tulsa community. His formal education is from the University of Tulsa and he holds a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Ceramics. After college he was the Resident Artist for the Tulsa Park and Recreation Department for 4 years leading to a position as the Director of Johnson Atelier for an additional 6 years. He has a wide background in teaching experience in both private and public schools in Tulsa and taught at Holland Hall Preparatory School and Riverfield Country Day School. He has served as the Artistic Director for Living Arts of Tulsa since 1993. His own studio work has evolved from his ceramics background to performance/video/installation art works which have won many awards (Arts and Humanities Council Individual Artist Award, The Jingle Feldman Award, NextWorks grant for Interdisciplinary Work, DiverseWorks Interdisciplinary Artists Award, to name a few).
During his time as Artistic Director with Living Arts of Tulsa, the organization has grown from having only an education program to a rich multimedia arts organization recognized nationwide for its support of contemporary art and artists. It hosts twelve program areas: Video/New Media Program, the Myers Gallery, Spoken Word Series, Contemporary Dance Program, the Performance Network, New Music, Education Program, Dia de Los Muertos Arts Festival, African Drumming Program, PechaKucha Tulsa Nights ,The Tulsa ArtCar Weekend as well as The New Genre Festival. In 2004 Living Arts became the recipient of the first award in the state of Oklahoma from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Living Arts also became the first Partner of the National Performance Network in the Southern Plains states region of the U.S. He was also in charge of moving Living Arts from it’s location on Kenosha to it’s new location on Brady St. as the eastern anchor of the first of many arts organizations in the developing Brady Arts District in Tulsa.
Meet the Artists
Meet the Award Winners