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Artist Wayne White and Filmmaker Neil Berkeley on Their New Documentary, "Beauty Is Embarrassing"

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On this edition of ST, we speak with the renowned artist, art director, cartoonist, and illustrator Wayne White --- along with the filmmaker Neil Berkeley, who's directed a documentary about White's influential and still-thriving career, "Beauty Is Embarrassing." This film premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas, earlier this year, and it will be screened tonight, the 15th, at the Philbrook Museum of Art (at a "Third Thursday" event, beginning at 5:30pm), and tomorrow night, Friday the 16th, at the Circle Cinema (at 6pm). White's creative work, across a wide range of media --- from his set designs for CBS-TV's "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" and award-winning art direction for various music videos to his large-scale puppets and word-driven paintings --- has been acclaimed for its irreverent wit and vivid, eye-grabbing gusto. Both White and Berkeley will be participating in "Q&A" sessions at tonight's event at Philbrook as well as tomorrow night's event at the Circle. (For more information, please visit this page from the Philbrook website and/or White's own site.)

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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