Eric Slade
Eric Slade

Eric Slade


Eric Slade is an award-winning producer for Oregon Art Beat at Oregon Public Broadcasting
Prior to joining OPB, Eric worked as an independent producer for various OPB programs, including History Detectives, Art Beat and Essential Lens. He also has 15 years experience as a filmmaker in San Francisco. He produced two feature-length documentaries that won a combined eight Best Documentary awards, and a Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Eric earned a bachelor of science from Emerson College in Boston.
Eric was born and raised in Portland.

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James Lee Hansen defines the look of Northwest sculpture

James Lee Hansen is one of the Northwest’s most prominent and influential sculptors. His imposing bronze installations are on view at the Portland Art Museum, Maryhill Museum, Clark College and institutions throughout the region. Hansen established his own foundry in Battle Ground, Washington in the 1970s. Today, at age 97, Hansen is proud of the more than 600 sculptures he’s created. “It's a legacy,” he says, “and I think everybody wants to have a legacy.”

Beaverton artist Allison Wonder’s magical world of dolls

Allison Wonder’s Beaverton, Oregon apartment is a magical fairyland – floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with dolls and their accessories. “The thing I love most about dolls,” he says, “is that I can do pretty much anything I want, it’s just in miniature.” He creates custom costumes, props and sets for his dolls then takes them on location for elaborate photo shoots. Growing up in small-town Michigan, Allison wasn’t allowed to play with dolls. Today he never leaves home without one.

A woman holds a slice of pizza made of felt.

Portland artist’s felted sculptures look so good you’ll want to eat them

Portland felt artist LeBrie Rich creates life-sized felt sculptures replicating some of this nation’s most iconic snacks. Her work has been featured at galleries and museums throughout the country. “I've discovered in making this work that we all have these nostalgic connections to certain brands or certain foods, and they're connected to very deep, very real memories,” she says.

Jesus Torralba explores his Indigenous background in wildly colorful murals

Jesus Torralba has been painting since he was a child, when friends introduced him to the art of graffiti. Today his colorful commissioned murals can be seen throughout Portland, each capped with his “Heysus” signature. Torralba’s designs draw on his indigenous roots in Oaxaca, and on his love of cartoons, creating a distinctive style.