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Committee Seeks Equity, Relevance In Hiring Portland's Next Arts Chief

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017

RACC Board chair Mike Golub and search committee chair Steve Rosenbaum talk about their priorities.

Nick Fish On Finding Portland's Next Arts Chief

OPB | Aug. 5, 2017

Portland City Council's point man on arts policy talks about what he's looking for as the hiring process picks up steam.

Metro Portland's Arts Agency Looks For New Leadership

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017

The Regional Arts and Culture Council seeks a replacement for long-time administrator Eloise Damrosch.

Kent Nerburn | Yukiyo Kawano And Meshi Chavez | PSU Chamber Choir | Peter Sears

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 5, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," we speak with author Kent Nerburn about the resurgence of his classic book, two artists explore a devastating act of war, and the PSU Chamber Choir takes on new work.

Bend Art Center Opens In Changing Central Oregon Arts Landscape

OPB | July 14, 2017

Bend's Atelier 6000 reopening as the Bend Art Center is a signpost for the restless conversation in Central Oregon art circles about who speaks for art and what needs to be said.

Colson Whitehead And Yaa Gyasi | Oregon Eclipse | Flintstones Revamped | Overlook Horror Fest

OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," we look into the madness already surrounding August's eclipse, Oregon's a dark revamp of the Flintstones, and an even darker new horror film fest at Timberline Lodge.

Portland Animation Artists Share Their Favorite Films

OPB | May 2, 2017

Some of Oregon's top animators talk about the films that inform their creations.

2017 Oregon Book Awards: The Nonfiction Nominees

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2017

In our Oregon Book Awards special, we dig into the stories of five authors nominated in the nonfiction category: including the fantastical and dangerous love story of two journalists during WWII. 

In Flux: Vancouver’s North Bank Artists Gallery Sees No Path Forward

OPB | April 14, 2017

Anchor gallery for the downtown Vancouver cultural scene will hold its last show in May.

Conor Oberst | Portland Japanese Garden Reopens | YA Stars Laini Taylor And Sunshine Girl | Blitzen Trapper's Rock Opera

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland Japanese Garden gets a huge expansion, two best-selling fantasy authors build worlds of magic and ghosts, Portland rockers' sci-fi musical, and more.

Portland Choreographer Jayanthi Raman's 'Duality' Hits Political Hurdle

OPB | March 24, 2017

Jayanthi Raman has been staging internationally renowned shows in Portland for nearly 30 years. This one had a small hiccup.

Lee Kelly | Thao And The Get Down Stay Down | Chicano Batman | NW Dance Project's 'Carmen' | Portland Arts Tax

OPB | Broadcast: March 11, 2017

Is the Arts Tax unconstitutional? Also, music From Chicano Batman and Thao Nguyen, master sculptor Lee Kelly, and Northwest Dance Project does 'Carmen' with glamour and wit.

The Ethereal And The Infernal: Photographers Tara Sellios And Lauren Semivan

OPB | March 4, 2017

Two artists on impermanence, their process, and the joys of the 8-by-10 view camera.

Portland 'Shutter' Artist Leila Del Duca Teams With Kit Seaton Exploring 'Afar'

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017

Portland artist Leila Del Duca has been drawing an Image Comics series called “Shutter” since 2014. It’s the story of a hard-charging young adventurer named Kate Christopher.

Marvel's Luke Cage | Shy Girls | Liz Vice

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 11, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland writer behind Marvel's new Luke Cage series, bedroom singer Shy Girls and soul singer Liz Vice, the Portland International Film Festival, and so much more.

Hollywood Theatre At PDX | Black Film Fest | Arvo Pärt Festival | Immigrant Artists Farooq Hassan And Elizabeth Huffman

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 4, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," immerse yourself in a sonic wonderland of Arvo Pärt's music, catch a short film at the airport and hear from local artists about their experience as refugees.

Roxane Gay | Artists In Protest | Eliza Jane Schneider Of 'South Park' | Clowns Without Borders | The Slants

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," same world, infinite views: new fiction from the author of "Bad Feminist," a new era of protest music, why laughter truly is the best medicine, and much more.

Pander Brothers Revive Tech Thriller 'The Dissident'

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017

What began as a futuristic treatise on corporate use of data becomes spookily prescient in 2017.

A Fragile Year: Portland Art Glass Maker Uroboros' Founder On Selling His Business

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017

Amid regulatory crackdown on Northwest glass makers, Eric Lovell transfers the business to California-based Oceanside GlassTile.

'State Of Wonder' Year In Review: Can Artists Afford Portland? | Art Glass Apocalypse | Oregon Jewish Museum Takes Craft Museum's Home

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 7, 2017

OPB's arts and culture show looks back at some of the biggest stories of 2016 and updates them for the new year.