Corrine Vegter’s is a former New York high-fashion make-up artist who came to Oregon on a photo shoot and fell in love with the state. She went home and told her husband she wanted to move here. They put their home on the market and moved to Bend. A year later, they moved to Baker City and where her love of vintage trailers translated into her art. OREGON ART BEAT travels to Baker City, birthplace of the creator of the Airstream Trailer, to meet an artist who pays homage to the Airstream in her ceramic creations. Tune in to the stations of OPB TV Thursday, May 3 at 8pm for a captivating look at the whimsical replicas she creates.
Traditional rawhide braiding is as utilitarian as it is beautiful and used to be widely practiced by working cowboys. Sure, they enjoyed it but they also needed the finished reins, riatas and bosals to handle their horses on the job. ART BEAT visits Pendleton’s Tim George to see how he has taken this meticulous, traditional cowboy art form to the level of fine art.
Learn how to take photos with a camera without any lens! No digital magic here. This is tried and true photography with film. Zeb Andrews can take a simple oatmeal box and turn it into a camera in a matter of minutes. Certainly the camera is primitive, but the images it produces are not. This is tried-and-true film photography with exposures lasting up to 30 minutes.
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About OREGON ART BEAT
OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 13th 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 1am 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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