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Oregon Art Beat Co-Host/Producer

Katrina Sarson

In addition to her work for Art Beat and OPB, Katrina has worked in television production for more than 15 years, starting at Chicago's PBS station (WTTW) and spending more than a decade as an independent producer in Illinois, Colorado and Oregon. Katrina has produced and written for PBS, HGTV, Food Network, Fine Living Network, ESPN and many others. Her interest in education and media includes a Masters in Education (Technology in Education); and she has taught media literacy skills to elementary and middle school students in the Portland Public Schools for the past three years. She enjoys living in Portland, especially hiking in Forest Park, eating locally grown food, and attending the Jazz Festival every year.

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Recent Articles

NW Life | local | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Mary Wells, Paper Mosaic Artist

OPB | April 23, 2015 midnight

Mary Wells works with tiny pieces of paper to create pieces that look like paintings - but they're paper mosaics.

Oregon Art Beat

On View Now: Chihuly Garden and Glass

OPB | March 19, 2015 1:53 p.m.

Take a quick tour of the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle.

Arts | Entertainment | Oregon Art Beat

On View Now: SOU Schneider Museum of Art

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 4:10 p.m.

A quick tour around Southern Oregon University's Schneider Museum of Art, as they showcase work from the faculty of the creative arts departments.

Oregon Art Beat

Dan Elster, photographer

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 12:55 p.m.

Dan Elster is an Ashland photographer, who captures dramatic photos of wildlife in Oregon.

NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Oregon Art Beat

Bill Rauch, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 10:57 p.m.

Bill Rauch has been artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 2007. On the eve of OSF's 80th year, we catch up with him and get his reflections on his first seven seasons.

NW Life | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

On View Now: Geezer Gallery

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 3:02 p.m.

The Geezer Gallery shows art made by people over sixty years of age.

Music | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Bibi McGill, musician

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015 4:47 p.m.

From touring with Beyonce to yoga, musician Bibi McGill is comfortable in many settings.

Family | Arts | Entertainment | Sports | Oregon Art Beat

Jock Bradley

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 10 p.m.

Jock Bradley has spent his career taking photographs that sell - but his new project is very close to his heart. It's called "Portraits of Cancer" and it's a tribute to his sister, who passed away of cancer in the summer of 2014.


Floral Designer Fran├žoise Weeks Creates Rings, Shoes, Handbags & More

OPB | April 17, 2014 midnight

Françoise Weeks creates unique fashion pieces such as rings, necklaces, headpieces and handbags  — all made from a wide variety of plants and flowers.

local | Arts

Caldera Camp Connects Urban Kids To Nature, Art

OPB | July 26, 2013 10:49 a.m.

Caldera is a place where an impromptu violin lesson takes place next to a group of kids making tie-dyed shirts, while another group of kids plays a card game called spoons.

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Caldera, Arts Education organization

OPB | May 30, 2013 8 p.m.

Caldera brings arts education to students in Portland and Central Oregon.

local | Arts

Giles Clement Practices Wet Plate Photography

OPB | May 22, 2013 7 a.m.

Portland photographer Giles Clement uses an old medium to both challenge and inspire him as an artist. View a slideshow of some of his work.

local | Music

Local Band Chervona Performs on Russian Old New Year's Eve

OPB | Jan. 11, 2013 7:30 a.m.

The local band with strong Russian roots will be performing at their annual dance party this weekend. Check out video of their rehearsal for the big celebration.

NW Life

Share Your Outdoor School Memories

OPB | Nov. 13, 2012 7:15 a.m.

Outdoor School is a rite of passage for many Oregon sixth graders. Watch our video as campers share their most memorable moments and then post your own.

Oregon Art Beat

Collage Artist Eunice Parsons

OPB | Oct. 18, 2012 8 p.m.

Collage artist Eunice Parsons is in her late 90's  and still works every day in her home studio.


Wordstock Red Chair Offers Pop-Up Readings Around Portland

OPB | Oct. 12, 2012 7:30 a.m.

Pop-up readings are springing up around Portland to create awareness about Wordstock, an annual literary festival that kicks off this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center.