It’s not that she can’t make up her mind about what she wants to paint – Sidonie Caron just likes to explore a topic fully … and then move on to another theme. Caron went through the rigors of classical training in London during her youth, but her paintings reflect anything but a formulaic approach. She’s got a gallery’s worth of painting in her studio storage – landscapes, mixed media, abstracts, Asian-influenced creations – the results of her love of exploring different aspects of her craft. OREGON ART BEAT spends some time with Caron to see how she approaches painting in a playful, experimental fashion, enjoying the joy of discovering the final result. Tune in to the stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting on Thursday, March 3 at 8pm.

The next time you ride the bus or MAX, look up. You might be inspired. Poetry in Motion puts little gems of words just at eye level for a thought-provoking, literary ride. The Poetry Society of America launched Poetry in Motion in 1992. The first poems appeared in the New York City subway. Now 10 million commuters a day, in cities all across the country can read poetry while riding mass transit. Portland’s TriMet system participates in this program, giving poetry by local writers unrivaled visibility.

Cal Scott and Kevin Burke are two of Portland’s most distinguished acoustic musicians. Burke is considered one of the world’s leading Irish fiddlers. Scott is known for his work with the Trail Band and producing film scores for OPB and PBS productions. These two accomplished musicians give a special in-studio performance for ART BEAT.

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OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 12th 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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