American Art

StudioTulsa
12:17 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

"Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, July 11th.

(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.

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StudioTulsa
2:13 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

The Striking Visual Universe --- and Limitless Creative Imagination --- of Artist William Joyce

Aired on Monday, June 9th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
4:21 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

An Art Exhibit Exploring Black Culture in America --- "Noir" --- Opens at Living Arts of Tulsa

Aired on Friday, June 6th.

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 the Living Arts of Tulsa website: "'Noir' is an examination of the shifting definition of Black culture.

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StudioTulsa
1:05 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Works by Mixed-Media Artist Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga Now on View at 108 Contemporary in Downtown Tulsa

Aired on Thursday, May 29th.

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 her personal website: "[Gakunga's] works are predominantly wall-hanging sculptures created from tin cans, steel wire, and oxidized sheet metal forms.

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StudioTulsa
5:26 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

"Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman"

Aired on Monday, April 14th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
1:05 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Philbrook Presents "Identity & Inspiration: Creativity in 20th & 21st Century Native American Art"

Aired on Friday, April 4th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
6:16 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

The Canvas and the Visage: "Painted Faces" at the Zarrow Center in Downtown Tulsa

Aired on Wednesday, March 19th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
7:19 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Artist Leticia Bajuyo Presents "Dual Wielding" at the Living Arts Gallery in Downtown Tulsa

Aired on Friday, March 7th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
2:43 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Now on View at Gilcrease, "Form and Line: Allan Houser's Sculpture and Drawings"

Aired on Tuesday, February 18th.

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 Houser, 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.

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StudioTulsa
12:42 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

"Vernacular Photography from the Collection of Marc Boone Fitzerman" at Philbrook Downtown

Aired on Thursday, February 6th.

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?

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