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It's summer art on Oregon Art Beat! See a group exhibition inspired by the Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races. Meet A-WOL, an aerial dance group performing high in the trees! The Bard comes to life with Portland's Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. Get a quick tour of both Art in the Pearl and Art in the High Desert, plus an update on painter Jim Newman.

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Dragon Boat Art

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

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Art in the Pearl

Named one of the top ten art fairs in the country, Art in the Pearl comes to the park blocks in downtown Portland every Labor Day weekend.

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A-WOL Dance Collective

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

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Art in the High Desert

A quick tour of Art in the High Desert, a juried art show in Bend, Oregon every August.

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Art Beat Update: Jim Newman

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.

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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival

Portland’s Original Practice Shakespeare Festival keeps tradition alive around the city.

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