Babette Harvey’s work explores the human connection to nature. She has drawn and painted all her life, but when she discovered ceramics in college, she knew she’d found her niche. A passionate environmentalist, Harvey uses her ceramic creations to make a statement about the environment and our impact on it. Tune in to OREGON ART BEAT on Thursday, November 19 at 8pm on the stations of OPB and see how Harvey combines her painting skill and her love of fashioning clay into pieces that explore the circle of life.

A nearly 40-year career in pharmacy interrupted Sarkis Antikajian desire to paint full time. But when he retired, Antikajian finally began to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming an artist. Now in his mid-70’s, he paints figures, still lifes, and the landscape around Eugene, and gives painting workshops at the Maude Kerns Art Center. This is one artist that really lives to paint.

Next, celebrate the winter solstice with the Christmas Revels. It’s the epitome of an old-fashioned Christmas celebration that takes audiences to medieval France, ancient Celtic times, or the Italian Renaissance with music and dance. ART BEAT goes behind the scenes of this festive event as it kicks off the holiday season.

ART BEAT repeats Sundays at 2am and 6pm. Video of the stories featured on ART BEAT can be viewed online immediately following the broadcast at

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 2am 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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