Classical Revolution is taking Bach and Handel, Vivaldi (and even Hendrix), to a new level. Their focus is on breaking down barriers and making chamber music available for everyone. Musicians feel that both they and their audience benefit from playing and listening to the music in casual settings. Tune in to OREGON ART BEAT on Thursday, July 5 at 8pm on OPB TV and find out more about this movement that began in San Francisco and is spreading across North America and Europe.

He’s taken a hobby with wood and literally “turned” it into high art. Tom Clevenger of Joseph is one of the few people in the country attempting segmented wood turning. Maybe that’s because it takes so much patience and requires an incredible amount of precision. After an injury forced this former California firefighter into early retirement, he wanted to find a place to live where there was more land around him. ART BEAT discovers out how happenstance brought him to Joseph, Oregon, and how cabin fever contributed to his unintentional new career as an artist.

Finally, we discover two intriguing images of womanhood, first from Holly Andres, and then from Titian’s “La Bella.”

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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