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" and "Great Lodges of the National Parks." 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. His one-hour film, "Rothko, Pictures Must Be Miraculous," produced with OPB, aired on the PBS series "American Masters."

Eric earned a bachelor of science from Emerson College in Boston.

Eric was born and raised in Portland.

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Oregon Zoo radiographs reveal hauntingly beautiful skeletons

The Oregon Zoo uses radiographs to monitor the health of their over 2,000 animals. But these X-ray images are more than just diagnostic tools — they’re a beautiful view of these elaborate animal skeletons. “For me,” says Director of Animal Health Carlos Sanchez, “it’s just like looking at a piece of art.”

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Mehran Heard’s work is so rich with detail, it invites you in for a deep exploration. He creates elaborate paintings, illustrations, comics and colorful murals all around Portland. “You're going to have to look at that work and move around it and discover things on your own. And once you come to that personal discovery, you kind of own it personally.” Mehran’s recent piece “Mothers” is featured in the Portland Art Museum exhibition Black Artists of Oregon.

Faded ‘ghost signs’ given new life in Astoria

Portland artist Craig Winslow uses projected light to temporarily resurrect dozens of “ghost signs,” the faded ads painted on the sides of historic buildings. With high-end graphic skills and intricate projection mapping, Craig’s beautiful illuminations pay homage to a bygone craft. Now he’s working to restore a ghost sign with a permanent light installation, visible every night in Astoria’s historic district.

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.