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Season 15, Episode 23

Carla and Dave Fox; Portland Poetry Slam; Art in the Pearl; Portland Summer Ensembles

Oregon Art Beat is OPB's Emmy Award-winning local arts series, entering its 15th season in fall 2013. Art Beat profiles artists, musicians and artisans from around Oregon and the Northwest.

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Portland Summer Ensembles

OPB | May 29, 2014 12:36 p.m.

Portland Summer Ensembles give students the opportunity to play, study, and perform chamber music with other young musicians of a similar level.

Portland Poetry Slam

OPB | May 29, 2014 11:48 a.m.

We follow the Portland Poetry Slam during semi-finals and finals to see what makes a great slam poet and who will represent Oregon in the national finals this summer.

Carla and David Fox

OPB | May 28, 2014 4:31 p.m.

Art in the High Desert is a juried art show in Bend every August. It was started by Carla and David Fox, artists who live in Alfalfa, and had a dream of an "Art in the Pearl" type show based in Central Oregon. Recently, the show was ranked #14 out of all juried shows across the country - high praise for a show that's been around for less than a decade.

Reading William Stafford: Allison Frost

OPB | May 21, 2014 5:02 p.m.

Allison Frost from OPB radio joined an open mic poetry night dedicated to William Stafford. Listen now as she reads the late poet laureate’s poem “Yes”.

On View: Grayson Malone

OPB | May 21, 2014 4:52 p.m.

A quick look at the artwork of Neskowin artist Grayson Malone at the Rowboat Gallery in Pacific City. A preview for a longer story that will air in season 16 of Oregon Art Beat.

The Gift of Gravity - Part 4

OPB | May 21, 2014 4:49 p.m.

After a year of pre-production, filming and editing, Portland filmmaker Alicia J. Rose is ready to show her first short film to the world. We follow Alicia and her troupe of young actresses through all the celebratory and nerve-wracking action of a film festival premiere. This is part four in our series on the making of "The Gift of Gravity." The film will be available on Vimeo On Demand on June 17th, 2014.

Kevin Jones and August Wilson Red Door Project

OPB | May 21, 2014 4:34 p.m.

We'll follow Kevin Jones, co-founder of the August Wilson Red Door Project, through several projects including a monologue competition for high school students, directing a play, and conducting a talk-back after a performance with his partner, Lesli Mones.

Amenta Abioto

OPB | May 15, 2014 11:27 a.m.

Amenta Abioto is a one-woman wonder.  She writes, sings and plays all of her own music, ranging from gospel to punk.  Sometimes all at once.  We'll introduce you to Amenta as well as to her five artistic sisters and mother, all of whom came with her to Portland from Tennessee.

Art Beat Alumni Exhibition

OPB | May 15, 2014 10:47 a.m.

A quick look around during Opening Day of the Art Beat alumni exhibition, including interviews with a few artists and lots of footage of people mingling and shots of the art in galleries. Includes interview with Chris Haberman who curated the exhibition.

On View: Emerge

OPB | May 07, 2014 4:39 p.m.

Emerge 2014 is Bullseye Gallery's eighth biennial kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists.

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