A Body Reclaimed is community based event created by Tyler Thrasher and hosted/ facilitated by the amazing owners of The Studio.
The Tulsa arts scene has grappled with predators and sexual assault infiltrating our safe spaces and communities for far too long. Often times the attention and narrative is focused on the individuals inflicting harm rather than supporting the victims and survivors of abuse and assault.
A Body Reclaimed will do just that; uplift and support victims and survivors. This exhibition/ experience will celebrate a community that shows up for those harmed by bad actors in the Tulsa art scene and highlight the power of both believing victims and standing beside them.
This will be a FULL event with several experiences and moments to take part in from May 19th through May 20th.
Each night will host several different tulsa vendors, makers, artists, and creatives who keep 100% of the sales from this event (come ready to support
May 19th: The weekend will launch with an “Ecstatic Dance” party that celebrates body autonomy, self love and movement at The Studio
6-7PM- Ecstatic Dance Yoga w/ Nicole Peltier
7-8PM- Honoring your creative spirit workshop w/ Cara Cox
8PM- Live painting collaboration w/ Rainbow, Cara Cox, Katy Bruce
9-11PM- DJ Kylie
May 20th: A Body Reclaimed exhibition will open! Below is the schedule for the day:
10AM- Free community yoga session
12PM- Free self defense class
2PM- Guests are invited to participate in a large community painting that will be sold to raise funds for the listed causes. The community painting will be accessible from 2PM until the end of the event.
An all women’s artist/vendor fair will also launch from 2-5PM
5PM- Community poetry/ open mic
6-9PM- The exhibition will officially open for viewing. A gallery of donated work will be available for viewing and purchase, with funds going to the artists and listed causes. A new body of work by Tyler Thrasher will be revealed with 100% of the sales going toward the listed causes. A glowing plant vigil will also be on display where guests are invited to “plant” a glowing flower in the garden. The night will end with a moment of silence and reflection around the glowing garden.
9-10PM- Glowing plant vigil.
The night will end with an afterparty across the street at 473!
The entirety of the event will be FREE.
List of artists and vendors to expect at the event:
Cara Cox, Katy Bruce, Laura Both, (more to come!)