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Adriene Cruz

Adriene Cruz attributes her love of color and vibrant patterns to her African American roots. She grew up in Harlem, but began sewing and making quilts in Portland. She loves the brilliant colors and patterns of African fabrics. Here in Portland, her public art works — murals, banners and billboards — are getting rave reviews.

First Broadcast: 2001
Producer: Eric Cane

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Painter Lucinda Parker; Deb Cleveland; Adriene Cruz

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #737
Original Broadcast: July 20, 2006