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A New Book from Rosalind Cook, the Widely Acclaimed Tulsa Sculptor: "Capturing the Spirit in Bronze"

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Aired on Wednesday, September 10th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we present a delightful chat with Rosalind Cook, the locally based sculptor whose well-liked works can be seen throughout the Tulsa community (with more than 30 of her sculptures on public display). Cook's fine, sensitively rendered, and decidedly humane pieces celebrate the human as well as the divine, the earthbound or natural as well as the spiritual or devotional. And as the artist herself has noted, at her website: "I specialize in figurative bronze sculptures that are representational in style. My work is an extension of who I am: my experiences, my personality, and my faith. My statues are most noted for their faces as I strive to capture the inner spirit of my subjects and bring that forth. That spirit is also expressed through composition and design. The real joy comes in creating images that communicate to the viewer on a personal level." Cook has just published a lovely-to-look-at book that tells the story of her life and work as an artist while also offering vivid, large-format photos of her various sculptures, which can actually be seen not just all over Tulsa but all over the world. (Please note that Cook has several different book-signing events planned for the coming weeks; you'll find a list of those events at this link.)

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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