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Getting to Know Jessica Borusky, the New Artistic Director at Living Arts of Tulsa

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Aired on Friday, July 21st.

Living Arts of Tulsa -- a vital part of the arts scene here in town, and a long-running locally-based nonprofit that seems to be increasingly popular -- now has, for the first time in decades, a new artistic director. Our guest on ST is that individual: Jessica Borusky, who's been on the job for only two or three weeks at this point. She tells us about her plans and goals for Living Arts -- the kinds of shows she hopes to curate or present, the sorts of events she'd like the gallery to host, the role that she wants Living Arts to play in the wider Tulsa community, and also the partnerships among other local arts and cultural groups that she would like Living Arts to participate in. (Before coming to Tulsa, Borusky was an artist, curator, and creative educator based in Kansas City.)

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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