TULSA, OKLAHOMA – A new exhibit that explores Indigenous identities is coming to the University of Tulsa’s 101 Archer, thanks to a partnership between Twisted Arts and the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities.

“Harmony of Duality: A Two-Spirit Journey” celebrates and honors the rich diversity of gender, sexuality, and cultural heritage within Indigenous communities. Featuring an array of artworks, this exhibit invites attendees to embark on a visual journey that intertwines tradition with contemporary perspectives. 

This exhibit features the work of eight local artists, including Carle Artiste, Dan Rocky, Peshawn Bread, Bayleigh Fields, Kira Hayen, Tom Farris, Marx Cassity, and Matika Wilbur, and includes a small tribute to Nex Benedict.

“Harmony of Duality” opens during the April First Friday Art Crawl on April 5 at 6 p.m. It will run through April 27. Admission is free.

The exhibit ties into a three-day festival later this month that celebrates the two-spirit identity and creativity. “2-Spirit Fest” is open to the public and celebrates diverse artistic expressions deeply rooted in traditional Native cultures. Attendees can look forward to musical performances by both local and non-local artists, captivating video installations, dynamic drumming and dancing, an artist market, and an insightful panel discussion.

The festival will take place statewide across several venues—including the First American Museum in Oklahoma City on April 18, the Oklahoma Center for Humanities in Tulsa on April 19, and Wompa on April 20. You can find a full itinerary on Twisted Arts’ website.

Representatives from the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities and Twisted Arts are available to interview about the exhibit and the festival. Please contact Alex and Don James to schedule.