American Art http://publicradiotulsa.org en "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.) 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 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" Philbrook Presents "Identity & Inspiration: Creativity in 20th & 21st Century Native American Art" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/philbrook-presents-identity-inspiration-creativity-20th-21st-century-native-american-art <p>Once upon a time, museums throughout this country would invariably display or organize their "art" and their "Native American art" in two distinct categories; a piece would "belong" to one or the other camp, but never both. That's increasingly not the case anymore, thankfully --- and our guest today talks about why. We're pleased to welcome Rick West back to ST; he'll be the keynote speaker for a day-long Native Art Symposium tomorrow (Saturday the 5th) at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:05:29 +0000 Rich Fisher 57271 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Philbrook Presents "Identity & Inspiration: Creativity in 20th & 21st Century Native American Art" The Canvas and the Visage: "Painted Faces" at the Zarrow Center in Downtown Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/canvas-and-visage-painted-faces-zarrow-center-downtown-tulsa <p>On this installment of ST, we're discussing a terrific new art exhibit at TU's Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, located at 124 East Brady in Tulsa's downtown Brady Arts District: "Painted Faces" will be on view through April 20th. This show explores the work of ten outstanding artists --- from Kansas City, Connecticut, Texas, the U.K., and elsewhere --- all of whom use the human head as a regular element in their picture-making. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:16:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 56323 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Canvas and the Visage: "Painted Faces" at the Zarrow Center in Downtown Tulsa Artist Leticia Bajuyo Presents "Dual Wielding" at the Living Arts Gallery in Downtown Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/artist-leticia-bajuyo-presents-dual-wielding-living-arts-gallery-downtown-tulsa <p>On this edition of ST, we welcome Leticia Bajuyo, an Indiana-based artist whose vast, mixed-media, and digital-disc-driven installation/sculpture called "Dual Wielding" is now on view at the Living Arts Gallery in downtown Tulsa; this work is being exhibited in connection with Living Arts New Genre Festival XXI, which runs through Saturday the 8th. Tonight, Friday the 7th --- as part of the Brady Arts District's "First Friday Art Crawl" --- "Dual Wielding" will have its opening reception, which begins at 6pm. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:19:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 55647 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Artist Leticia Bajuyo Presents "Dual Wielding" at the Living Arts Gallery in Downtown Tulsa Now on View at Gilcrease, "Form and Line: Allan Houser's Sculpture and Drawings" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/now-view-gilcrease-form-and-line-allan-housers-sculpture-and-drawings <p>A fine show recently opened at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa; "Form and Line: Allan Houser's Sculpture and Drawings" will be on exhibit through June 29th. One of the most widely known and admired Native American artists of the 20th century, the Oklahoma-born <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Houser">Houser</a>, who died at 80 in 1994, was a Chiricahua Apache sculptor, painter, and book illustrator. He was also a dedicated and highly influential teacher of art, most notably at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:43:37 +0000 Rich Fisher 54665 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Now on View at Gilcrease, "Form and Line: Allan Houser's Sculpture and Drawings" "Vernacular Photography from the Collection of Marc Boone Fitzerman" at Philbrook Downtown http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/vernacular-photography-collection-marc-boone-fitzerman-philbrook-downtown <p>Ever flipped through a box of old photographs at a flea market --- or perhaps a soon-to-be-discarded album of family photos at a garage sale --- and then stopped to wonder, at some point, about a certain image: "Who are these people? Where did this come from? Who took this? Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:42:46 +0000 Rich Fisher 54025 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Vernacular Photography from the Collection of Marc Boone Fitzerman" at Philbrook Downtown