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Now at ahha: "The Trayectorias" by Artist Fred Villanueva

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ARTWORK BY FRED VILLANUEVA (via ahhatulsa.org)
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Aired on Friday, January 29th.

Our guest is the Dallas-based artist Fred Villanueva, whose exhibition titled "The Trayectorias" (or "the trajectory," or "the path") is on view at ahha in downtown Tulsa through February 21st. This show, per the ahha website, "presents past artistic explorations that Villanueva has re-mixed to create new paintings, drawings, and installations. Drawing on Mexican traditions of 'Altares' (Altars) and folkloric dance, Villanueva's series of installations bring together a cohesive vision of a seemingly disjointed world...and suggest a hidden, surrealist world beyond what is immediately visible.... Villanueva strives to find unity and common ground among contemporary indigenous art forms that honor tribal traditions in a post-colonial world."

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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