Artist INC Live ​Tulsa Peer Facilitators

Jennifer Alden studied under Susan Zadoff at the University of Oregon and Eugene Ballet in Eugene, Oregon. Jennifer studied at Danskervelt School of Dance in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before this, Jennifer performed as a soloist with the State Ballet of Oregon under the direction of Eric Hyrst. Jennifer is Director, Choreographer and Company Manger of Portico Dans Theatre and has directed 7 full length productions as well as countless shorter works including those performed with National Performance Network, Tulsa Ballet , Living Arts, Philbrook, Guthrie Green and AHHA. Jennifer is Chairman of the Living Arts New Dance Committee and was Treasurer. She served on committee of the Tulsa Ballet and was the 2013/2014 Arts and Entertainment Crew Leader of Tulsa Young Professionals. Jennifer choreographed for Tulsa Opera for the 2014 season. In 2013, Jennifer was named as Tulsa People’s “40 Under 40” and in 2014 Tulsa Legal and Business News’s “40 Under 40”.

Marjorie Atwood is a contemporary artist who has been painting and exhibiting her work for the past 20 years. After graduating from Holland Hall high school in Tulsa, she moved to New York where she earned her bachelors degree from Sarah Lawrence College. There she also studied at Parson's School of Design. Atwood has had solo exhibitions at the Holliman Gallery and the MA Doran Gallery in Tulsa, OK. ​Her work has also been exhibited at Gallery North in Stony Brook, NY; Open Space Gallery in Allentown, PA; DeVorzon Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; and in various venues in Dallas, TX and Santa Fe, NM.

Originally from Minnesota, Glenn Herbert Davis is a transdisciplinary maker in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His work is primarily focused on issues of the individual human body and the (contrived) systems to which it is subject; with ongoing interests in: the perversion of knowledge through its descent and its display; physical labor/craft as locus of both skill and strife; the institution; function and utility; valuation; and (the) "other". Davis explores his topics through highly-divergent media-- currently large-­scale installations interweaving wooden buildings, furniture and functional implements with performance, (actions, sound, and spoken word), still and moving imagery, specialty books, sediments, and bric-a-­brac.

Davis received his MFA from Cranbrook; was Gallery Director and taught at the University of
Tulsa, Ohio University and Iowa State University, and was Lead Preparator and Operations Manager of Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis. He has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors and Myers Gallery Committee at Living Arts of Tulsa. Davis was the recipient of Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Fellowships in 2010 and 2006, an Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Project Grant in 2010, a Jerome Foundation Artist Grant in 1998, and a Jerome Installation Art Commission in 1996. Davis currently teaches photography online for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and resides “six miles south” in West Tulsa with his gal, her gal, and four dogs enduring ten cats.

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Claire Collins is an activist, poet, educator, advocate and actress. She is a Poet Mentor for the community oriented, educational organization, Louder Than a Bomb. Her stewardship includes a passion for prison reform in America. She is the co-founder of Poetic Justice, an educational program within the Criminal Justice System, which aims to empower female inmates through literacy.

I consider my role as a poet to be driven with the intention to wage the war on willful ignorance. I write to bring you the truth; like a good journalist, I work with facts but the truth is always more interesting than the facts. I facilitate literacy among incarcerated women and self publish their work. I draw my inspiration from astrophysics, Freirean pedagogy, penology, prostitutes and murderers. I am in awe of all that is human and I feel the moral imperative to speak. Listen; this is a mutual existence.

Barron Ryan's love  of music has always been divided. The son of two musicians, he grew up in a house filled with the sounds of everything ranging from Chopin to Glenn Miller to Isaac Hayes. Barron now applies these myriad interests to create awe-inspiring programs. He performs jazz-infused classical music like that found on his debut album, Classical with Attitude, and also plays astoundingly virtuosic transcriptions by some of the best jazz pianists ever. Audiences from the US, Japan and Israel would agree that whether you're looking for music with more heritate or more edge, Barron Ryan will give you a performance that's timeless.

Grace Grothaus Traditional with a twist, infusing passion into daily life & in the business of translating dreams into reality. With a good enough idea, she believes anything is possible. Her paintings can be found locally at the MA Doran and JRB Galleries. She is a past Art365 grant winner and has exhibited at the World Creativity Biennale in Rio de Janeiro. Her art has been featured on the front page of yahoo.com, and covers of Art Focus magazine and This Land Press. She earned her degrees at the Kansas City Art Institute and also studied at the University of Oklahoma.