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Urban Ghetto Art and Unique Batik on ART BEAT, Airs July 15

OPB | July 5, 2010 11 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 5, 2013 11:15 a.m.

Chris Haberman is a prolific artist whose style has been described as urban ghetto, but the appeal seems to be universal. A self-described poet, musician and arts activist, his works reflect his passions and his life. Tune in to OREGON ART BEAT on Thursday, July 15 at 8pm for a look at the results of inspiration that comes from comic books, curbside discards and pop culture.  

Jennifer Doheny is the first batik artist featured on ART BEAT. Her batik is fun, creative and unique. She works with wax, paper and dyes to create beautiful wall hangings, curtains, and lamps. But doesn’t stop at batik. She also has a thriving greeting card business. And it’s no telling where her inspiration will take her next.

The high-energy shows of The Stolen Sweets feature seamless harmonies, top-notch players and infectious dance songs from yesteryear. ART BEAT joins this band for a spirited and sassy tribute to 1930s-era vocal jazz. Tune in to see why people of all ages are flocking to see this band light up a room with their vintage sound.

ART BEAT repeats Sundays at 1am and 6pm. You can watch entire ART BEAT broadcasts at watch.opb.org. Video of the stories featured on ART BEAT can be viewed online immediately following the broadcast at opb.org/programs/artbeat.

Check out the ART BEAT blog at http://blogs.opb.org/artful/

About OREGON ART BEAT
OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 11th season. ART BEAT profiles Northwest artists, musicians and artisans — from an operatic baritone to a bit-and-spur craftsman to everything in between. The program airs Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2am and 6pm. In the Mountain Time Zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9pm Thursdays and repeats at 7pm on Sundays. Funding for OREGON ART BEAT is provided in part by James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and the Kinsman Foundation. More information is available online at opb.org/artbeat.

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