Tonight Oregon Art Beat opens its show from the Portland Art Museum with a brief interview with curator Bruce Guenther about he Rothko exhibition. Next, a look at Mona Superhero’s art. At first glance, her works looks like paintings — but they’re not. This self-taught utility-tape artist uses duct tape, strapping tape, masking tape – all manner of tape – and an X-acto knife to create work reminiscent of ‘60s-style silk-screened pop art. We’ll see how she makes the tape do what she sees in her head.

Carol McLaughlin is one of the cornerstones of Joseph, Oregon’s art community. Sculpting, painting, crafting – she does it all. It’s not that she can’t make up her mind … she just seems to love making all kinds of art, and you’ll be amazed at how good this self-taught artist is at everything she tries.

If you think you know what cello music sounds like, you probably haven’t heard the Portland Cello Project. PCP plays music from rock to jazz to classical, and everything in between. Art Beat gets a glimpse behind the scenes of this loosely knit group and gets a listen to some of their unique renditions.

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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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