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On View at the Zarrow Center in Downtown Tulsa: "Charles Addams: Family and Friends"

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Aired on Thursday, September 3rd.

On this installment of ST, we learn about the charmingly off-the-wall and/or downright ghoulish cartoons of Charles Addams, whose distictive, humorous drawings graced the pages of The New Yorker (and other magazines) for many years, and were the basis, of course, for "The Addams Family" (of TV and movie fame). More than 50 works by Addams are now on display at the Zarrow Center for Art and Education in downtown Tulsa; "Charles Addams: Family and Friends" will be on view through September 27th. Our guest is Kevin Miserrochi, Director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation in Sagaponack, New York, who curated this exhibition of drawings, cartoons, sketches, and watercolors. As he tells us, the exhibit is being co-presented by the Tulsa Girls Art School, which is also displaying original art works by many of its sudents alongside -- and "in response to" -- the various pieces by Addams (some of them quite familiar if not iconic). Also, Miserrochi will be speaking about the life and work of Addams at the Zarrow Center on Friday the 11th at noon, and you can learn more about that upcoming "Brown Bag Lunch Lecture" here.

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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