Gathering Place is a home for spectacular, free events that showcase art, history, entertainment and culture from around the corner and around the world! Check out the event calendar below to plan your visit.
Mark your calendars, the Gathering Place 2020 Signature Events Schedule is here! With cultural celebrations, seasonal events, food festivals and sports tournaments, Gathering Place signature events will provide a wide variety of dynamic programming for the entire community. Click HERE to view a printable signature events calendar.
Join professional photographer Christopher Creese for a special photography-themed art activity at our next Art Start on Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in ONEOK Boathouse!
Create photo collages, learn more about the art of photography and meet photographer, videographer, and creative entrepreneur Christopher Creese. Find inspiration for your collages by using a variety of Creese’s photos of famous cities and hear about all of the exciting adventures Creese has captured over his career. This project is for every age level and can be worked on as a family. Talk about a picture-perfect Art Start!
As we move towards a more technical world, Art Start programs will highlight STEAM classes in a fun way for children to see that the arts and sciences are often integrated, not separate.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER CREESE
Christopher Creese is a commercial and editorial photographer, videographer, and creative entrepreneur from Hyattsville, Maryland. Growing up in the DC Metro Area, he's taken influences from New York City, Seattle, and Los Angeles, and brings this experience to his work in and out of Tulsa. His business, CreeseWorks, specializes in creating emotive imagery that helps clients in entertainment, music, and media achieve their goals. Some of his most notable clients have been the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the American Heart Association, CBS, and The Black Upstart.
“Travelling between the DC Metro Area, NYC, Seattle, Los Angeles and Tulsa, the photographs in this collection strive to capture the feeling of each particular city. I love living around and being surrounded by the energy of the city and seeing the lights, architecture and nature together as a collective piece. Walking around the streets of a new city, or a new part of a city I’ve been to is creatively refreshing. I love seeing new cities for the first time because what instinctively catches my eye feels like it would make an interesting image. I love bringing what I learned before from a previous city to the shot, like NYC toning to a Downtown Tulsa photo or Los Angeles warmth to a Seattle image. My process for creating photos starts out with what I’m deciding will be the focus point of the image. Sometimes, that involves focusing on a particular building or choosing to capture a wide scene as a whole, whatever I feel tells the story the best. From there, I’ll select a lens that helps me frame the image the way I see it in my imagination and try to capture a scene that makes me happy, but can also look great in a magazine, a gallery, on the cover of a publication or online. Once I have something I’m happy with, I go back to editing and depending on the subject, and the mood I’m going for, adjust my process from there.” – Christopher Creese