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Zarrow Center Exhibits Highlight OVAC's Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship

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Aired on Tuesday, July 9th.

On this edition of ST, we hear about an Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (or OVAC) program that supports young professionals interested in a career as a curator, an art critic, an arts-based journalist, or the like. Through its Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowsship, OVAC has helped several individuals hone their writing and/or curatorial skills, which has culminated in a special "Curatorial Lab" series of exhibits happening at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art & Education in downtown Tulsa. The first two exhibitions at the Zarrow Center, "Humanity Is the Foundation" and "Stripes Around My Shoulders," opened on July 5th -- and two additional exhibitions, "Pink: An Exploration" and "REMIX: Cultural Collaboration," will open there on August 2nd. These shows mark the end of a year-long course of study in contemporary art criticism and curation. Our two guests are Dr. Kirsten Olds, an Assistant Professor of Art at TU connected with OVAC, and Catherine Crain, a current Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellow.

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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