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Oregon Arts Commission Chair Brian Rogers On Budget Cuts

OPB | July 17, 2017 7:29 a.m.

The Oregon Arts Commission is preparing to implement a 14 percent budget reduction. We sat down with the commission's executive director, Brian Rogers, to talk about the cuts' impact on the agency.

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3 Things About Arts In The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

OPB | July 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

With the overall Oregon budget in such grim shape, reductions in state support for the arts were expected.

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The Decemberists As Offa Rex | Tracy K. Smith | DaVinci Days | Bend Arts Center

OPB | July 15, 2017 noon

This week on State of Wonder, singer Olivia Chaney and the Decemberists' Colin Meloy share their new collaboration, Offa Rex. Plus, U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a visit to a new post in Central Oregon's arts scene.

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Kinetic Sculpture Racers Pedal On At da Vinci Days

OPB | July 14, 2017 1:37 p.m.

Reed Lacy has been tinkering with his human-powered vehicle since 1993. His "kinetic sculpture" is one of many taking part in races during Corvallis' da Vinci Days.

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Bend Art Center Opens In Changing Central Oregon Arts Landscape

OPB | July 14, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

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.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff | Ghost Town Poetry | Teva Harrison | Ural Thomas | Bend Art Center

OPB | July 8, 2017 noon

Devil-may-care side trips to imaginary cities, soul-searching conversation with graphic novelist Teva Harrison, and moments of wonder with Portland's premier soul interpreter.

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Vancouver's Ghost Town Poetry Hasn’t Missed A Beat Since 2004

OPB | July 7, 2017 11:34 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The open mic poetry series fills Angst Gallery monthly with dozens of poets and poetry lovers, along with founder and Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna.

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Erika Bartlett At Angst Gallery: Mixing Nature And Business

OPB | July 7, 2017 10:40 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver artist Erika Bartlett has an eye for nature and a mind for business.

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Wordstock: Maria Semple | Rabih Alameddine | Alexander Chee

OPB | July 1, 2017 noon

This week, "State Of Wonder" listens back on three fantastic, truth-telling authors we interviewed at Wordstock 2016.

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Oregon Ballet Tackles Ballet's Gender Problem

OPB | June 29, 2017 11:29 a.m. | Portland

Ballet companies are full of women, but most dances are choreographed by men. Oregon Ballet Theatre is trying to fix that with a new competition.