Artist Ricardo Sanchez featured in Tulsa’s OkEq

This work, titled “Worship 1” & “Worship 2,” will be displayed at the Oklahomans for Equality First Thursday art exhibit. Photos provided.

At Oklahomans for Equality’s (OkEq) showcase and exhibit of local artists, each month brings a new show by a different artist, and October is no exception. This month the featured exhibit is presented by Tulsa’s own Ricardo Sanchez.

The month-long event at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center begins with a reception on Thursday, October 4 from 6-9 p.m. Sanchez’ art will be displayed throughout the month.

In 2014, Sanchez graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in painting and printmaking from Northeastern State University (NSU). He grew up in Bogota, Colombia, having moved to Tulsa at the age of 14.

Since graduating from NSU, Sanchez has worked in a few silkscreen shops where he has gained a better understanding of a new medium that is incorporated throughout his work. A few years after graduating, he was hired to teach Printmaking at NSU.

His works focus on spiritual enlightenment and different portrayals of worship and mortality. According to the artist, most of the works are direct reflections of himself and are meant to be seen as a mirror.

His philosophy, “Many things tear us apart from one another, but one common denominator puts us all on an equal level; death is almost here. We will all meet it. Why not lay down our lives for one another and make life better for everyone around us? This is for me, as much as it is for you. This is an act of repentance. I wish to drink of the waters that give life to those around me.”

The show begins with a reception on Thursday, October 4, from 6-9 p.m. at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, located at 621 E. 4th Street in Downtown Tulsa. There will be a door prize drawn at the reception with the winner receiving a piece of work from the artist.

The show continues throughout October.

Silkscreen print titled “Trapped.” Photo provided.


Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) seeks equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) individuals and families through advocacy, education, programs, alliances and the operation of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.

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