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Season 16 Episode #1612

Intuitive painter Samyak Yamauchi and former Y La Bamba lead singer Luz Elena Mendoza

Broadcasts: April 9, 8:00 p.m. [OPB TV], April 12, 1:00 a.m. [OPB TV], April 12, 6:00 p.m. [OPB TV], August 13, 8:00 p.m. [OPB TV], August 16, 1:00 a.m. [OPB TV], August 16, 6:00 p.m. [OPB TV]


Intuitive painter Samyak Yamauchi and former Y La Bamba lead singer Luz Elena Mendoza

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Intuitive Painter Samyak Yamauchi

Retired teacher, Samyak Yamauchi found a new path - being an intuitive painter. 

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Collage Artist Eunice Parsons

Collage artist Eunice Parsons is in her late 90's  and still works every day in her home studio.

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Luz Elena Mendoza

This former lead singer for Y La Bamba has been compared to Edith Piaf and Ella Fitzgerald. 

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That's My Art: Melanie Ooi

Melanie Ooi practices the art of henna, which produces a temporary stain on the skin.

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