Joseph Schneider creates sculptures from unexpected objects. From a cathedral built with Barbie and Ken dolls to a huge face of Lady Liberty that was part of a Fourth of July parade in Corbett, Joseph uses many tiny pieces to create dramatic installations. Tune in to OREGON ART BEAT on Thursday, February 2 at 8pm and see how he turns quirky objects into amazing and fun works of art and how you can help him.

She was once a graphic artist, but now Anna Magruder paints for herself. And in just a few years, her work has evolved from one very distinct style to another. Anna loves just about everything vintage. It’s where she gets the inspiration for her paintings. She’s particularly intrigued by old photographs – especially the faces in those photos. The face is where she always begins her paintings.

Just outside Pendleton on the Umatilla Reservation, in a building that once housed a Catholic School, is Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts. Founded in 1992 by Native-American artist James Lavadour, this world-class printmaking facility provides inspiration and opportunity to Native-American printmakers. ART BEAT takes us to meet some young artists and master printer Frank Jensen and preview some of the amazing work created there.

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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