Earnest Bloch was a well-known composer and an educator who, near the end of his life, made his home on the Oregon Coast. His orchestral compositions are played around the world. Tune in to OREGON ART BEAT on Thursday, April 29 at 8pm to examine the impact of this late composer on musicians, students and the Oregon’s classical music scene.

Debra Otterstein paints on canvas, but her true passion is painting on feathers. ART BEAT goes to Cove to see how Debra uses a feather-light touch to paint her lovely wildlife interpretations on actual feathers.

You can watch entire ART BEAT broadcasts at watch.opb.org. Video of the stories featured on ART BEAT can be viewed online immediately following the broadcast at opb.org/programs/artbeat.

The DIY craft movement has taken the city by storm. But trust us, this is not your grandmother’s knitting! See why more and more people are joining the handmade revolution. 

Check out the ART BEAT blog at http://blogs.opb.org/artful/

OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 11th season. ART BEAT profiles Northwest artists, musicians and artisans — from an operatic baritone to a bit-and-spur craftsman to everything in between. The program airs Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 1am and 6pm. In the Mountain Time Zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9pm Thursdays and repeats at 7pm on Sundays. Funding for OREGON ART BEAT is provided in part by James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and the Kinsman Foundation. More information is available online at opb.org/artbeat.

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