American Art

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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StudioTulsa
12:54 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Longtime TU Art Professor and Renowned Local Artist Glenn Godsey Presents "Digits and Doodles"

Aired on Thursday, January 23rd.

On this installment of ST, we chat with TU Professor of Art Emeritus Glenn Godsey, who's been giving classes in painting, watercolor, drawing, and digital media in the university's School of Art for the past 45 years. A man of quick wit, keen insight, casual manner, and wide-ranging tastes and interests, Godsey has enjoyed a successful career as both a teacher and practitioner of art; his many drawings, watercolors, paintings, digital prints, and photographs reveal his easy humor as well as his intellect, his humanity as well as his agile and associative mind.

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StudioTulsa
4:57 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

"Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning"

Aired on Monday, December 2nd.

On this edition of ST, we are talking about the life and work of Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), the influential American documentary photographer and photo-journalist who's best known for her Depression-era photographs; her "Migrant Mother" is surely among the most recognized images to emerge from the 1930s. Our guest is Elizabeth Partridge, the goddaughter of Lange and an award-winning author of numerous books.

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StudioTulsa
2:07 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Barbara Grossman, the Noted Artist and Painter, Is the 2013 Mayo Distinguished Visiting Artist at TU

Aired on Wednesday, November 6th.

Today we're pleased to share an interesting discussion with Barbara Grossman, the 2013 Ruth B. Mayo Distinguished Visiting Artist at the University of Tulsa's School of Art.

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StudioTulsa
5:21 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

A Special New Exhibit in Tulsa: "Collective Future: Gifts in Honor of Philbrook's 75th Anniversary"

Aired on Monday, November 4th.

Back in 1938, the legendary local oilman Waite Phillips announced that he was giving his Italianate mansion --- and its surrounding 20-plus acres of uniformly gorgeous grounds --- to the citizens of Tulsa as an art museum and park space. Today, as has been the case all along, the Philbrook Museum of Art is an important and truly unique aspect of the art scene not just in our community but throughout this part of the nation.

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