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Oregon Art Beat highlights just some of the immigrant artists and their stories of personal journeys to Oregon. After fleeing war in his homeland of Iraq, Farooq Hasson restarts his career as a painter. Renowned artist Wang Gongyi shares her experience of growing up during China's communist revolution. And musician Edna Vazquez uses her incredible voice to create a female take on Mariachi.

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Mariachi Singer Edna Vazquez

OPB | May 24, 2012 8 p.m.

Edna Vazquez uses her incredible voice to create a female take on mariachi.

Oregon Art Beat

Chinese Painter and Printer Wang Gongyi

OPB | May 24, 2012 8 p.m.

Wang Gongyi comes all the way from China. But her journey to Oregon was much longer.

Oregon Art Beat

Iraqi Painter Farooq Hassan

OPB | May 24, 2012 8 p.m.

An Iraqi exile rebuilds his art career in his new country, the United States.

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Original Broadcast: May 31, 2012

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Original Broadcast: May 24, 2012

Ceramic Artist Corrine Vegter; Pinhole Photos by Zeb Andrews; Rawhide Braider Tim George (1324)

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Original Broadcast: May 3, 2012

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Original Broadcast: April 19, 2012

Pete Krebs Trio; Printmaker Sarah Horowitz; Trumpeter Chris Botti (1321)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1321
Original Broadcast: April 12, 2012

Photographer Susan Seubert; Printmaker Jonnel Covault; Singer/Songwriter Beth Wood (1320)

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Original Broadcast: April 5, 2012

Lutenist Ronn McFarlane; Painter Lyla Messick; Sekko Daigo sensei (1319)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1319
Original Broadcast: March 29, 2012

Artist Carol McLaughlin; Portland Cello Project; That's My Art: Mona Superhero (1318)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1318
Original Broadcast: March 22, 2012

Boot and Shoemaker William Shanor; Horse Feathers; Sculptor Brenna Tyler (1316)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1316
Original Broadcast: February 23, 2012

Actors Albright and Tufts; Musician and Sculptor Tony Furtado; Pendleton Center for Arts (1315)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1315
Original Broadcast: February 16, 2012

Botanical Illustrator Paula Fong; Carver Jason Waldron; Sculptor Marie Watt (1314)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1314
Original Broadcast: February 9, 2012

Crow's Shadow Institute; Painter Anna Magruder; Sculptor Joseph Schneider (1313)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1313
Original Broadcast: February 2, 2012

Classical Revolution PDX; Holly Andres; La Bella; Tom Clevenger (1311)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1311
Original Broadcast: January 19, 2012

Painter Brian Vegter; Circuit Bending; Short Term Gallery; Tatiana Hargreaves (1310)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1310
Original Broadcast: January 12, 2012

Bird Painter Jon Janosik; Portlandia; White Bird Dance (1309)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1309
Original Broadcast: January 5, 2012

The Art of Food (1308)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1308
Original Broadcast: December 22, 2011

Japanese Prints PAM; MOsley WOtta; Painter Tom Browning; Portland Art Museum Shop (1307)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1307
Original Broadcast: December 1, 2011

Joanne Kliejunas; Mary McDonald-Lewis; Painter Ty Ennis; Tomasz Misztal Update (1306)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1306
Original Broadcast: November 10, 2011

Opera Comics; The Nature of Words; Vagabond Opera (1304)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1304
Original Broadcast: October 27, 2011

Artists Repertory Theatre; Photographer Grace Weston; Printmaker Yuji Hiratsuka; Stick Indians (1302)

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1302
Original Broadcast: October 13, 2011


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Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
   

Ronni Lacroute

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