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Oregon Art Beat Sneak Peek: The Shape of Things

Join us this week on Oregon Art Beat! Meet painter Robert Schlegel who shares his longtime interest in structures and architectural forms. Hop on the TriMet's Orange line to see an art gallery by train. Karen Wippich shows us what inspires her collage paintings. Ashland wood turner Dan Tilden crafts wood into natural vessels. And we remember nationally renowned Oregon artist Rick Bartow.

Oregon Art Beat is OPB's Emmy Award-winning local arts series, now entering its 18th season. Art Beat profiles artists, musicians and artisans from around Oregon and the Northwest. Tune in Thursdays at 8 p.m.

We travel the state to profile artists creating work that’s not nearly as traditional as it seems at first glance. From ceramics to metalsmithing to Russian icon painting, each artist brings their own modern, one-of–a-kind take to a familiar medium.

All this and much more coming this fall!




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The Shape of Things (1803)

October 20, 8 p.m. [OPB TV]

More Oregon Art Beat

The Circus Project

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016

The Circus Project teaches circus arts and life skills to kids and adults from their studio in SW Portland.

BRAVO Youth Orchestras

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016

Meet the students and teachers of the BRAVO Youth Orchestras, an intensive music education program at Portland's two lowest income schools.

Metal Artist Kelly Phipps

OPB | Oct. 06, 2016

Hood River metal artist Kelly Phipps transforms recycled, rusted metal into intricate lacey works of art.

Ceramic Artist Chris Antemann

OPB | Oct. 06, 2016

Chris Antemann gives her 18th-century-inspired porcelain figurines a feminist twist.

Street Art at Art Along The Rogue

OPB | Oct. 06, 2016

Striking chalk art seen at the Art Along the Rogue festival shows off  it's tromp l'oeil elements.

Icon Painter Olga Volchkova

OPB | Oct. 06, 2016

Olga Volchkova paints traditional Russian religious icons with a twist - she modernizes the saints she portrays to incorporate her love of botanicals and plants.

Art Beat Goes To Art In The High Desert

OPB Staff | Aug. 25, 2016

Join Oregon Art Beat producer Katrina Sarson in Bend on Aug. 27 for “Let’s Talk Art!”— a series of lively conversations among artists about creative inspiration, personal journeys and the importance of art in everyday life.

Art Beat Update: Jim Newman

OPB | June 02, 2016

Jim Newman is a Portland artist with forty-plus years in broadcasting. He now paints, draws and writes. We revisit with Newman to talk about his first published novel.

Dragon Boat Art

OPB | June 02, 2016

Artist Alea Bone wanted to combine her two loves - art and dragon boat racing!  Her exhibit, Fire on the Water does just that.

A-WOL Dance Collective

OPB | June 02, 2016

They dance in the trees! Aerial without Limits Dance Collective takes their high-flying circus performance, outside.

Ceramic Showcase

OPB | April 28, 2016

Ceramic Showcase, billed as the largest ceramic show and sale in the country, takes place every spring in Portland.

Art Beat Update: Thara Memory

OPB | April 21, 2016

Jazz legend Thara Memory takes his high school jazz orchestra to the prestigious Essentially Ellington completion in New York, hoping to grab first prize.

Jazz Pianist and Composer Darrell Grant

OPB | April 21, 2016

In jazz pianist Darrell Grant's new album, The Territory, he explores the landscape and the ideas that make up the state of Oregon. 

The Portland Ballet

OPB | April 14, 2016

Jim Lane and Nancy Davis, the founders of The Portland Ballet, are in a evolutionary expansion period having brought on artistic director Anne Mueller formerly of the Oregon Ballet Theater.

On View Now: The Plays of Tanya Barfield

OPB | April 14, 2016

Playwright Tanya Barfield came to town because Profile Theatre is producing a season of her plays. She caught up with April Baer on State of Wonder, along with the Art Beat crew.

Painter Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

OPB | April 14, 2016

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri's home in the wilds of central Oregon inspires her painting.

Paper Artist Arnold Drake World

OPB | April 14, 2016

Arnold Drake World is a paper artist who creates intricate, delicate flowers - from napkins.

Discovering Beverly Cleary

OPB | April 07, 2016

How will renowned children's author Beverly Cleary celebrate turning 100 this month? With a celebratory slice of carrot cake!

On View Now: Paige Powell, The Ride at The Portland Art Museum

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016

A look at Paige Powell's exhibit - The Ride at the Portland Art Museum.

Time-Based Arts Festival TBA

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016

Oregon Art Beat goes behind the scenes of the Time Based Arts Festival, a 10 day world-class festival that features visual and performing artists from across the country and around the globe. 

Program Funding Provided By:

Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird

Ronni Lacroute

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