Portland indie band Horse Feathers has made its mark on the music scene in Portland and beyond. Tune in to OREGON ART BEAT on Thursday, March 18 at 8pm when frontman Justin Ringle gives us the inside scoop about his songwriting style. See the band rehearsing and performing in the OPB studio.

William Park always loved to paint, but it wasn’t a full time job. Finally, the prospect of not being a painter was just too painful. He didn’t want to wake up one day and discover he had missed his chance. Now he’s a full time painter and teacher. It took him awhile to develop his technique that often involves painting over a painting five or 10 times before it feels just right. He approaches his work with a fearless attitude and he enjoys imparting that spirit to his students. See how art to Park is a thrill ride.

Richard Rowland is an experienced ceramic artist who fires Astoria’s Anagama, or Dragon kiln. It only happens a few times a year and the potters who take part in this ritual say it’s more about community and relationship building than the finished product. But the finished products yield spectacular results, each uniquely infused with layers of ash from the wood-fired “cave” kiln that decorate and glaze each piece. ART BEAT explores the ancient craft and the “village” formed around it.

ART BEAT repeats Sundays at 1am and 6pm. 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.

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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