April Baer Explores Local Issues with Artists and Influencers

Central Oregon residents are invited to join State of Wonder host April Baer for a conversation about the creative economy behind Bend’s arts and culture scene at an OPB event on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. April will cover current stories affecting the area with local artists and influencers:

-      Poet Emily Carr, who is also a writing program administrator at Oregon State University-Cascades and one of this year’s Pushcart Prize nominees, talks about why she is fired up about girl advocacy.

-      Painter Donald Yatomi discusses creating art across media: paintings, video games and other digital content.

-      Designer and sculptor Andrew Wachs explores his metal fabrication work and Bend’s evolving built environment.

This State of Wonder event will take place at Bend’s Armature on Wednesday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The taping begins at 5:30 p.m. Central Oregonians can attend the event, watch the discussion and participate in a question-and-answer session following the radio recording. To register, visit www.stateofwonderbend.eventbrite.com.

This State of Wonder special will air on Saturday, June 21, at noon. Tune in online, to OPB Radio or on the OPB News mobile app: www.opb.org/radio. Bend residents can listen on KOAB FM 91.3.


About State of Wonder
Established by OPB in 2013, State of Wonder discovers how arts and culture connect to economic, social and political developments around the world. State of Wonder is a weekly radio program produced and hosted by April Baer—long-time OPB reporter and arts enthusiast. Tune in to the discussion Saturdays at noon on OPB Radio. Support for State of Wonder is provided by a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, along with support from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the U.S. Bank Foundation, the Jackson Foundation and the Pacific Power Foundation. Other supporters of arts and culture programming at OPB include the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, the Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust and a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. For more information, visit www.opb.org/radio/programs/stateofwonder or connect at www.facebook.com/OPBstateofwonder.

About OPB 
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by members across Oregon and southern Washington. For more information, please visit www.opb.org