Joe Elliott is a blacksmith in Bend who is dedicated to keeping the traditional craft alive. But his work is far from the traditional horseshoes most associate with the trade. He works in a forge in an old butcher shop, creating dramatic steel structures for homes. He also plays stand up bass and mandolin in a garage band that also practices in his shop and is consequently called “The Meat Hooks.” OREGON ART BEAT observes Joe at his craft and his hobby on Thursday, November 3 at 8pm on the stations of OPB.

Josie Moseley life is about celebrating dance. This dancer and choreographer says her inspiration comes from many sources: music; her own dance history and work with renowned choreographers and dancers, and life in general – painters, sculptors, people walking down the street. She was recently honored with the chance to build a new dance from the inspiration of a classic, a challenge that re-invigorated her love of movement.

We take a tour of the High Desert Gallery in Bend. Several ART BEAT alum’s work is shown here along with other artist’s whose work focuses on the Pacific Northwest.

A great place to keep up with ART BEAT is on Facebook ( And there’s more arts coverage on OPB’s Arts & Life page (, where new stories on the arts appear daily.


OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 13th 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

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