Art History Alum Katie Cealka (M.A. '13) Shares Stories About Her Work at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Participant in Sculpture Workshop at the Gilcrease Museum

Participant in Sculpture Workshop at the Gilcrease Museum

April 19, 2018
  

Art history alum Katie Cealka (M.A. '13) is a beloved, award-winning teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She also works at the Gilcrease Museum of Art. Katie recently shared a heart-warming story with us.

"We are focusing on sculpture this month because we have a lot of our bronze sculptures on display in a new exhibition. Lots of people visit during the Sunday program that I teach. Today we had a group of people from a half way house with their sponsors along with lots of kiddos!  It was cold today and as I was driving to work I saw a woman about a block away shivering and pan handling. I told her to come to the museum and that she would enjoy it. She walked the rest of the way there and sat by a window for a couple off hours sculpting two of the tiniest little animals that were so beautiful. At Gilcrease my title is 'teaching artist.' I do drop in Studio programs, funday Sunday, and summer camp. I love what I do."