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Season 15, Episode 16

Eric Boyer; Farnell Newton; Ginberry

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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Reading William Stafford: Robert Krulwich

OPB | April 10, 2014 1:56 p.m.

Journalist Robert Krulwich reads William Stafford's "For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid."

Wire Mesh Sculptor Eric Boyer

OPB | April 10, 2014 1:22 p.m.

Eric Boyer creates his unique sculptures from wire mesh. He started by primarily sculpting the human form, etching each shape by hand from the coarse mesh. These days he's working in more abstract forms. He was one of the first practitioners of this art in the country.

Trumpeter Farnell Newton

OPB | April 10, 2014 1:12 p.m.

Internationally renown trumpeter Farnell Newton plays, composes, and teaches us a thing or two about music and social media.

On View: Venice at PAM

OPB | March 26, 2014 5:22 p.m.

A tour of the Venice exhibition at Portland Art Museum with curator Dawson W. Carr, Ph.D.

Steve LaRiccia - Steampunk

OPB | March 26, 2014 4:42 p.m.

This Eugene-based artist updates steampunk, making elaborate designs that actually compute, show movies, and pour a stiff drink.  And when he's not building, he's collecting.  LaRiccia's home is its very own gallery, and he is the curator of "Les Salon des Refuses," an exhibit of work refused by the Mayor's Art Show in Eugene.

Darren Orange

OPB | March 26, 2014 4:11 p.m.

Darren Orange is a painter in Astoria. He's inspired by the ocean, a shipwreck on the Astoria coast, and the colors around him.

Artist Mary Josephson

OPB | March 20, 2014 3:10 p.m.

Mary Josephson is a painter, lithographer and mosaic maker who loves to create. She has an extensive background in fine art studies, but her work has an almost folksy quality.

Shine a Light

OPB | March 20, 2014 2:07 p.m.

For one night, Portland State University students took over the city's Art Museum.  Amidst the museum's art, there was dancing, dentistry, a séance - they even renamed a hall. 

High Desert Museum

OPB | Feb. 26, 2014 4:11 p.m.

A quick tour of Bend the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon.

Barber Adam Baker

OPB | Feb. 26, 2014 3:19 p.m.

Barber Adam Baker took up painting to kill time between customers… and then began using those customers as subjects. But it doesn’t stop there; Adam turned his imagination loose, portraying his modern-day customers as 19th-century gunslingers and other western characters. Adam’s novel approach and artistic skill turned this hobby into a real-world career as an artist. He has painted more than 500 portraits to date and his barbershop in historic Oakland, Oregon also serves as a gallery.

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