Art http://publicradiotulsa.org en A Matter of Priorities: The City of Tulsa, Its Budget, and Its Arts Community http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/matter-priorities-city-tulsa-its-budget-and-its-arts-community <p>This has been an anxious past few months for many in Tulsa's arts community. That community was very much caught off-guard by the decision of Mayor Bartlett's office to eliminate most of the City of Tulsa's arts funding. Alarming proposals to cut staff positions at the Tulsa PAC Trust, the Waterworks Community Arts Center, and both the Heller and Clark Theatres effectively galvanized supporters all over town, and these supporters quickly spurred the City Council to oppose the Mayor's proposals. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:56:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 63240 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Matter of Priorities: The City of Tulsa, Its Budget, and Its Arts Community "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/why-we-make-things-and-why-it-matters-education-craftsman-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) On this edition of our show, we offer an interesting chat with Peter Korn, the founder and executive director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a non-profit school in Rockport, Maine. A furniture-maker since 1974, Korn is also the author of several noted how-to books, yet his latest volume is, so to speak, more of a "why" book. It's a readable and far-reaching memoir called "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" --- and he discusses it with us today. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:17:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 63011 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" (Encore presentation.) "Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River" Opens at Philbrook on Sunday http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/monet-and-seine-impressions-river-opens-philbrook-sunday <p>On this edition of ST, we're discussing a special exhibit that's set to open at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa over the weekend. Indeed, it's Philbrook's first-ever exhibition of works by Claude Monet (1840-1926), the widely admired and highly influential Fresh Impressionist. "Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River" opens on Sunday the 29th and runs through September 21, 2014. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:32:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 62214 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River" Opens at Philbrook on Sunday An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upcoming-workshop-fly-loft-downtown-tulsa-art-street-performance <p>On this edition of our show, we're talking about buskers --- or, in other words, street performers. Whether it's by juggling, playing music, eating fire, doing magic tricks, enacting mime, or what-have-you, buskers take their creativity, theatricality, and pass-the-hat know-how directly to the streets, as it were --- and, as a socio-cultural phenomenon, they must be as old as cities themselves. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:50:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 62149 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" "The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gripping-story-esteemed-rare-map-dealer-who-made-millions-stealing-priceless-maps <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Michael Blanding, an author and magazine writer who's also a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Reporting at Brandeis University. Blanding tells us about his newest book, just out, which is "The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps." As was appreciatively noted of this title by Kirkus Reviews, "The Map Thief" profiles the "strange, mysterious world of rare maps --- and the even stranger mystery of the man who stole them for years without getting caught. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:58:27 +0000 Rich Fisher 61160 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" The Striking Visual Universe --- and Limitless Creative Imagination --- of Artist William Joyce http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/striking-visual-universe-and-limitless-creative-imagination-artist-william-joyce <p>Our guest on ST today is William Joyce, the well-known children's book author and illustrator, veteran New Yorker magazine cover artist, and all-around creative guru. Joyce's many picture books include "George Shrinks," "Dinosaur Bob," and "Santa Calls" --- and he won three Emmy Awards for his "Rolie Polie Olie" animated TV series. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:13:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 61072 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Striking Visual Universe --- and Limitless Creative Imagination --- of Artist William Joyce An Art Exhibit Exploring Black Culture in America --- "Noir" --- Opens at Living Arts of Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/art-exhibit-exploring-black-culture-america-noir-opens-living-arts-tulsa <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with the Oklahoma City-based artist and curator, Nathan Lee. Lee is the curator of "Noir," a newly opened group show at the Living Arts space in downtown Tulsa which includes work from a number of different African-American artists from throughout Oklahoma --- and which will be on exhibit through July 11th. As is noted of this show at <a href="http://www.livingarts.org/noir">the Living Arts of Tulsa website</a>: "'Noir' is an examination of the shifting definition of Black culture. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:21:50 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 60993 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Art Exhibit Exploring Black Culture in America --- "Noir" --- Opens at Living Arts of Tulsa The Art of the Film: A Discussion of the Distinctive, Ornately Detailed Cinema of Wes Anderson http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/art-film-discussion-distinctive-ornately-detailed-cinema-wes-anderson <p>On this edition of ST, a discussion of the distinctive films of writer/director Wes Anderson, whose vivid, detailed, and meticulously crafted movies include "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," and "Moonrise Kingdom" --- as well as "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which is still in theaters nationwide. Our guest is Matt Zoller Seitz, a critic for New York magazine who has a new book out about Anderson's decidedly ornate cinematic world. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:20:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 60850 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Art of the Film: A Discussion of the Distinctive, Ornately Detailed Cinema of Wes Anderson Works by Mixed-Media Artist Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga Now on View at 108 Contemporary in Downtown Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/works-mixed-media-artist-naomi-wanjiku-gakunga-now-view-108-contemporary-downtown-tulsa <p>On this edition of ST, we offer an interesting discussion with the mixed-media artist Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, who studied art at the University of Nairobi in Kenya and then at UCLA and now lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. As is noted of this artist at <a href="http://www.naomiwanjiku.com/">her personal website</a>: "[Gakunga's] works are predominantly wall-hanging sculptures created from tin cans, steel wire, and oxidized sheet metal forms. Thu, 29 May 2014 18:05:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 60493 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Works by Mixed-Media Artist Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga Now on View at 108 Contemporary in Downtown Tulsa "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/why-we-make-things-and-why-it-matters-education-craftsman <p>On this edition of our show, we offer an interesting chat with Peter Korn, the founder and executive director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a non-profit school in Rockport, Maine. A furniture-maker since 1974, Korn is also the author of several noted how-to books, yet his latest volume is, so to speak, more of a "why" book. It's a readable and far-reaching memoir called "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" --- and he discusses it with us today. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:26:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 57822 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman"