Thursday, April 16, 2009

VisionMakers: Artist Interview with Howard Koerth

VisionMakers 2009 features 37 Oklahoma artists working in three-dimensional and high craft media.

Guest blogger romy owens has done mini-interviews with many of the featured artists. Check back here during the run of the VisionMakers exhibition for insights into the world of these artists.

VisionMakers 2009 is on exhibit at Six11 Creative, 611 N Broadway in Oklahoma City. It will run through April 30 and is open Thursday-Saturday, noon-6pm.

romy owens: How long have you been an artist?
Howard Koerth: Since sometime between 1955 and 1988.

ro: What is your preferred media for your artwork, and why?
HK: Ceramics. At this point my voice and my eyes are tuned to this medium. I also enjoy its diversity and flexibility.

ro: Is this your first year in Vision Makers?
HK: No. 1998, 2002, 2004

ro: How does an exhibition like Vision Makers affect your art and/or career?
HK: I always enjoy seeing my work in context with others.

ro: Who or what are your primary artistic influences?
HK: non-western art, Surrealism, Henry Moore

ro: What challenges do you face in making art?
HK: Making good art. For me, the focus is on the object.

ro: Where can people you don't know see more of your artwork?
HK: Down the street at IAO, Edge Art Now.

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