Inaugural Plains Exchange Program to Begin this Summer
Assets for this program can be found here.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — CACHE today announces its partnership with the Tulsa Artist Fellowship to launch Plains Exchange.
Plains Exchanges is a platform created by Tulsa-based artist Shane Darwent to foster creativity, collaboration, and audience sharing between Southern Plains and Western Ozark artists. Each exchange will collapse the boundaries between this region’s creative communities and expand the network for each artist, one conversation at a time.
Plains Exchange’s inaugural Summer 2023 programming will facilitate a one-to-one artist exchange between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Northwest Arkansas. Antonio Andrews of No Parking Studios will bring his Tulsa-based creative practice to Springdale, Arkansas for a two-week residency. CACHE will host Antonio at its Springdale creative hub, The Medium, a 25,000-square-foot visual and performing arts space in downtown Springdale.
The Tulsa Artist Fellowship will host Fayetteville-based photographer and educator Aaron Turner, providing him with housing and a studio in the Fellowship’s Archer building in downtown Tulsa. Both artists will be connected to their respective communities through coordinated studio visits, museum tours, and local field excursions. More information can be found at http://plainsexchange.com/
June 18 – July 1
Antonio Andrews of No Parking Studios
The Medium in Springdale, Arkansas
June 25 – July 8
Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Archer Building, Downtown Tulsa
About the Artists
Antonio Andrews, aka Dial Tone, is an American artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Northside. His interest in making music was sparked after seeing his friend’s older brother’s CD collection. Nas’s video, “If I Ruled the World,” sparked him to write his first rap and ignited him as a rapper.
In 2016, looking to expand on his creativity, he started the company No Parking Studios which serves as a creative outlet for various mediums including music, visual art and film.
“I wanted to make a company that could support a bunch of different fields that work together to achieve one goal and become vertically integrated. Just a company the city could be proud of and represent us authentically.”
In 2021, after helping executive produce Fire In Little Africa, (a multimedia hip hop Project released on Motown Records), a single with long-time collaborator Steph Simon, and Charlie Wilson, Tone is looking to expand his reach in the industry.
“I feel like I’m just a raw natural creative person. I’m interested in so many things and have so many ideas. I just want to take my time in this and get into a flow state in life. I feel like I’m close.”
Aaron Turner is a photographer and educator currently based in Arkansas. He uses photography as a transformative process to understand the ideas of home and resilience in the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas.
Aaron also uses the 4×5 view camera to create still-life studies on identity, history, blackness as material, and abstraction. Aaron received his M.A. from Ohio University and an M.F.A from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He was a 2018 Light Work Artists-in-Residence at Syracuse University, 2019 EnFoco Photography Fellow, a 2020 Visual Studies Workshop Project Space Artists-in-Residence, a 2020 Artist 360 Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant Recipient, the 2021 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship Recipient, a 2021 Creators Lab Photo Fund recipient from Google’s Creator Labs & the Aperture Foundation, and 2022 Darryl Chappell Foundation photographer-in-residence at Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
CACHE formed in 2019 to act as the central regional agency committed to connecting, supporting and developing the region’s arts, culture, and creative communities. CACHE will bring cohesive vision and strategy to the region’s organic creative activities, uplifting local artists, the nonprofit sector, municipal leadership, creative industries, and arts philanthropy and investments. CACHE programs include the Arts and Culture Bridge Fund, OZCast, region-wide cultural planning, the Music Ecosystem Strategy and Action Plan, and ARt Connect. Learn more at cachecreate.org.
About Tulsa Artist Fellowship
With the belief that arts are critical to the advancement of cultural citizenship, Tulsa Artist Fellowship supports artists and arts workers in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green Country. Socially invested artistic practitioners live and work here, intentionally engaging with our city. Tulsa Artist Fellowship is a George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) cultural initiative.