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Artist Jave Yoshimoto Offers "Intractable Chasm" at Living Arts of Tulsa

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Aired on Wednesday, September 18th.

Our program today explores the work of Jave Yoshimoto, a visual artist and educator born in Japan to Chinese parents who immigrated to California at a young age. A recent Tulsa Artist Fellowship alum as well as a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painter's and Sculptor's grant, Yoshimoto now has a show at the Living Arts of Tulsa gallery, which he tells us about. This show, called "Intractable Chasm," contains wood reliefs, paintings, and an interactive exhibit made up of sculptural work, recordings, and generated instructions; it's on view through October 18th. Yoshimoto's work has been in solo exhibitions in New York, California, Illinois, Alabama, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and elsewhere.

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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