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Tom Manhart, a TU Art Professor for Decades, Is Remembered in a New Two-Venue Exhibition

Aired on Wednesday, October 4th.

On this edition of our show, we learn about "Eloquent Craftsman: Tom Manhart and His Students," a new exhibition focusing on the artwork and teaching career of Thomas A. Manhart, a thoughtful and influential sculptor who was a much-admired professor of art at TU from 1963 to 1993. This exhibition -- setting the work of Manhart alongside pieces created by many of his students (in a range of media) over the years -- is actually being shown at two different venues through October 26th: the Hogue Gallery on the TU campus as well as the Living Arts space in downtown Tulsa. Our guests are two of Manhart's former students, Steve Liggett and Katherine (Kitty) Ross. Liggett is the former director of Living Arts of Tulsa; he organized this new Manhart retrospective. Ross has been a member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's faculty since 1981, where she is now the Chair of the Ceramics Department.

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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