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"Syncretic," a New Exhibit at 108 Contemporary, Will Display Work by the First Class of TAF Fellows

Aired on Wednesday, November 30th.

On this installment of ST, we learn about the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, or TAF, which was established last year by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to both enrich and expand the local art scene by recruiting artists from all over the nation to the Tulsa area. This fellowship, per its website, "provides an unrestricted stipend, free housing, and work-space in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to US Resident artists.... The Fellows are expected to integrate into the local arts community, such as [via] studio and collection visits. These and other activities will introduce the artists to the many treasures at Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art, and beyond. The artists will live and work in Tulsa's Brady Arts District, participating in the local arts community. Fellowships are merit-based, not project grants, with a one-year term with the option to renew for a second year." On Friday the 2nd, a special art exhibit showcasing the work of the inaugural class of TAF Fellows will go on view at the 108 Contemporary gallery in downtown Tulsa. This show, entitled "Syncretic," will run through January 22nd. Our guests today are the TAF program manager, Julia White, as well as the exhibitions director at 108 Contemporary, Krystle Brewer.

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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