A new gallery in the Greenwood district opened last Friday with the ultimate goal of helping bring us all together.
"The idea for Black Wall Street Gallery was for us to put arts back in the Greenwood District," says Dr. Ricco Wright.
Dr. Wright says this is the first installment of what he's calling the Conciliation Series, in which a black artist and a white artist exhibiting together.
"Every month we'll have this joint exhibition with 24, in total, local artists," says Dr. Wright.
Over the next year, they will introduce a new pairing on each first Friday. This month it's Alexander Tamahn and JP Morrison Lans. In each pairing, they're hoping for contrast.
"If you notice, though, JP is really interested in the detail whereas Alexander is more interested in the emotion evoked from the viewer," says Dr. Wright.
They are calling it the Conciliation Series because Dr. Wright believes reconciliation is a bit of a misnomer. He says our communities cannot reconcile because they have never been together, but art can be the bridge.
"This is about building unity in the community through the arts that's easily done," says Dr. Wright.
There is a gift shop with T-shirts, jewelry, and books, and they hope to use the space for other events beyond just exhibits.
"We have this space, I mean this is where community can be built so we figure why not," said Dr. Wright.
The Gallery is on the Northeast corner of Greenwood and Archer and is open from 11 to 7. You can find more details on their Facebook Page.