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Oregon Art Beat is OPB's Emmy Award-winning local arts series, entering its 17th season. Art Beat profiles artists, musicians and artisans from around Oregon and the Northwest.

Join us for this brand new season of Oregon Art Beat with new episodes airing at the beginning of the new year!

We invite you to enjoy our encore presentations of favorite segments and episodes on the air Thursday nights at 8, or join us any time here on the web.

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December 31, 8 p.m. [OPB TV]

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Art Beat Update: Arvie Smith

OPB | Nov. 12, 2015

See what painter Arvie Smith has been doing since his appearance on Art Beat 15 years ago.

Glass Sculptor Eric Franklin

OPB | Nov. 12, 2015

Eric Franklin uses laboratory grade glass tubing to create full sized human skulls and skeletons, then fills them with neon, argon and other gasses to make them glow from within.

Author Brian Doyle

OPB | Nov. 05, 2015

Meet author Brian Doyle whose books are tales of characters, families and a Northwest he both knows and imagines.

Christina Kortum, Special Effects Make-Up Artist

OPB | Oct. 29, 2015

Christina Kortum creates special effects monster makeup for film, TV and haunted houses.

Alialujah Choir

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015

Alialujah Choir started as a side project for three experienced musicians. These days, it's become a band with a distinctive sound based on structure, rules, and solid friendships.

Chinook Carver Greg A. Robinson

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015

Chinook carver Greg Robinson carries on traditional Columbia River design.

Take a Tour of Public Art in McMinnville

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015

Katrina gets a tour of the Public Art in McMinnville from local resident Rose Marie Caughran, who was the public librarian for more than three decades.

Cuba Libre, an Oregon Art Beat Special

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015

The final installment of how to create a musical - Cuba Libre, with Artist Repertory Theatre

James Allen, Book Arts

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

James Allen creates unique book excavations that transform books into sculptures.

Laura Heit

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

Laura Heit explores big topics of death, destruction and spirits through miniature paper cutouts, shadows, and stop motion animation. 

Pedal Powered Talk Show

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

The Pedal Powered Talk Show is as entertaining as it is green.

Inside The Art of Grimm

OPB | April 30, 2015

Can't get enough Grimm? Get behind-the-scenes photos, links, interviews, credits and more.

Mary Wells, Paper Mosaic Artist

OPB | April 23, 2015

Mary Wells works with tiny pieces of paper to create pieces that look like paintings - but they're paper mosaics.

Andres Lopera, Conductor and Musical Director

OPB | April 23, 2015

Conductor and musical director Andres Lopera brings his impressive talent and electric style to the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

Cuba Libre, Part 2

OPB | April 16, 2015

Our revisit and update on ART and Artistic Director, Damaso Rodriguez continuing work on Cuba Libre.

Artist Samantha Wall

OPB | April 16, 2015

Using black ink on white paper, Portland-based Samantha Wall makes art out of shared experiences.

Luz Elena Mendoza

OPB | April 09, 2015

This former lead singer for Y La Bamba has been compared to Edith Piaf and Ella Fitzgerald. 

Intuitive Painter Samyak Yamauchi

OPB | April 09, 2015

Retired teacher, Samyak Yamauchi found a new path - being an intuitive painter. 

Mixed Media Painter, Jill Mayberg

OPB | April 02, 2015

Jill Mayberg paints colorful and whimsical images of animals, often from photographs she takes herself.

Horisuzu, Traditional Japanese Tattoo Artist

OPB | April 02, 2015

The Portland-based artist shares the tradition of Japanese tattooing with his clients. Find out more about the art form, his ongoing apprenticeship, and why he sees himself as a "translator."

Program Funding Provided By:

Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird

Ronni Lacroute

Additional Support Provided By: The Jackson Foundation, The Roundhouse Foundation