Art for Healing: Works by Tulsa-area Veterans

Third Floor | August 2, 2019–October 20, 2019

First Friday Art Crawl Reception
Friday, August 2, 2019
5:00–9:00 PM
Included with ahha admission

Ahha Tulsa and the Coffee Bunker invited Tulsa-area artists who serve or were honorably discharged from the military to participate in a juried exhibition of visual art. This exhibition highlights the creativity, resilience, and personal stories of veterans and demonstrates the ways in which visual art can heal personal trauma.

Located on the third floor of the Hardesty Center, Art for Healing is part of ahha’s new Co-Creation Initiative.

About the Coffee Bunker
Tulsa’s only drop-in center for veterans where they can find information, support, connection and a place to relax in a family friendly, alcohol/drug free environment. Our mission is to support veterans and servicemembers in their transition to civilian life through referrals to appropriate resources, education, employment, veterans’ health and activities. We also train vet-to-vet peer support specialists for crisis intervention as well as developing friendships and relationships with other veterans.
About the Juror

Josh Butts received his degree with honors in Graphic Design at the University of Tulsa, but his education was while serving in Fallujah and Ar Ramadi Iraq in 2004-2005 with the 1st Battalion, 503rd Air Assault Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division.

Following his graduation from TU, Josh worked for the Folds of Honor Foundation and several ad agencies prior to starting his own company, Scrambler Creative Services – Now located in Tulsa’s historic Kendall Whittier neighborhood.

Scrambler Creative Services is a small full service design agency specializing in integrating fine art for commercial use. His illustrations have been featured in the Directory of Illustrations, Golf Digest, Intermission Magazine, The Tulsa Opera, and Oklahoma Magazine. Josh also services a broad range of graphic design clients in Tulsa, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas.

Josh’s fine artwork ranges from commissioned pencil sketches and oil paintings to large scale murals. His prolific career as a fine artist includes many private pieces for individuals, municipalities and corporations. Most Recently, Josh curated the Permanent Art Collection for the Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, as well as designing and installing the new interior art space for the Mental Health Association Oklahoma at Legacy Plaza.

For the past 5 years, Josh served as an adjunct art professor at The University of Tulsa – teaching Digital Drawing and Illustration to the next generation of artists and thought leaders.

Josh lives in Midtown Tulsa with his wife, Erin, and their two children Marcus, 7 and Anna 6.

Image: Monte Toon. That All Men are Created Equal, watercolor. 37.5 ” x 30 in. 

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