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Now at Philbrook: "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists"

Our guest is Christina Burke, the Curator of Native American and Non-Western Art at Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa. She tells us about an exciting new show at the museum, "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists," which is now on view for members only -- and which will open to the public on Wednesday the 7th. As noted the Philbrook website: "Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, 'Hearts of Our People' is the first major traveling exhibition of artwork by Indigenous women of the past and present, honoring the achievements of over 100 artists from the United States and Canada [and] spanning over 1,000 years. Their triumphs -- from pottery, textiles, and painting, to photographic portraits -- show astonishing innovation and technical mastery. Philbrook is the final stop for this groundbreaking [and traveling] exhibition, and our presentation will include pieces from the collection representing local communities selected by a group of Oklahoma Native advisors."

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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