Each year in the ARTworks program, an acclaimed, professional artist is invited to exhibit in the Holliman Gallery and spend a week as the artist-in-residence at Holland Hall. During this unique time, Holland Hall students of all ages, faculty, and Patrons participate in workshops with the artist, learning and gaining inspiration from the artist’s personal journey and creative expression. As well, a Gallery Opening event presents an opportunity for the Holland Hall and Tulsa communities to meet the artist and purchase original art.
Join us for 2021 ARTworks featuring Whitney Forsyth.
- Artist Residency: October 25–30
- Gallery Opening: October 26, 6–8 p.m., Walter Arts Center Holliman Gallery
- Patron Workshop: October 30, 9 a.m.
- Gallery Exhibit: October 30–November 24
Whitney Forsyth has been making large scale ceramic sculpture and installation for most of her art career. She uses natural objects as a visual resource, as they have always been an integral part of her life. As a child Whitney spent a great deal of time outside, exploring the woods in Colorado or her grandparents’ garden in Oklahoma. She has always been involved in the natural environment around her, watching insects and animals or filling her pockets with seeds and rocks.
These natural elements have made their way into many different configurations in Whitney’s ceramic work. The assembly of hundreds of ceramic leaves have filled the walls of many spaces, creating incredible momentum and energy. She also enjoys placing her work in small intimate spaces, where she has created mandalas, circular arrangements of objects with intricate designs and repetitive patterns. These ceramic installations encourage the viewer to sit, look and listen.
Every space offers Whitney unique opportunities for installation and the viewer a different visual experience. Her work reaches beyond the walls of a beautiful building or gallery space and makes known many aspects of her personal journey. Whitney’s ceramic work has been installed in gallery settings, corporate spaces, beehive kilns and prayer rooms. Her work represents her life journey, telling a story of where she has been and where she is going.
For more information about becoming a Patron or the ARTworks program, please contact please contact Meredith Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 879-4791.