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Season 16 Episode #1612

Intuitive painter Samyak Yamauchi and former Y La Bamba lead singer Luz Elena Mendoza

Broadcasts: April 9, 8:00 p.m. [OPB TV], April 12, 1:00 a.m. [OPB TV], April 12, 6:00 p.m. [OPB TV], August 13, 8:00 p.m. [OPB TV], August 16, 1:00 a.m. [OPB TV], August 16, 6:00 p.m. [OPB TV]


Intuitive painter Samyak Yamauchi and former Y La Bamba lead singer Luz Elena Mendoza

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Oregon Art Beat

Intuitive Painter Samyak Yamauchi

OPB | April 9, 2015 8 p.m.

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

Oregon Art Beat

Collage Artist Eunice Parsons

OPB | Oct. 18, 2012 8 p.m.

Collage artist Eunice Parsons is in her late 90's  and still works every day in her home studio.

Oregon Art Beat

Luz Elena Mendoza

OPB | April 9, 2015 8 p.m.

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

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

That's My Art: Melanie Ooi

OPB | May 19, 2011 8 p.m.

Melanie Ooi practices the art of henna, which produces a temporary stain on the skin.

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