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This week on Oregon Art Beat - bits and pieces make up a magnificent whole. Meet pebble mosaic artist Jeffrey Bale who creates timeless, intricate designs from stones he gathers in the wild. Watch how Kayla Mattes weaves her modern tech-inspired tapestries on a 40-year old vertical loom. See botanical artist Francoise Weeks wearable creations, and get a peek at 50 Years of Pacific NW Sculpture.

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Pebble Mosaic Artist Jeffrey Bale

Jeffrey Bale began traveling the world, finding inspiration in the stunning architecture of Europe and SE Asia. He returned home and began creating elaborate and intricate pebble mosaics from stone he gathers in the wild. Today his work is world renowned.

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Weaver Kayla Mattes

Meet Kayla Mattes, a Portland artist who spins digital references into an ancient art form: loom weaving.

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On View Now: Shaping the Collection: 50 Years of Pacific Northwest Sculpture

An installation highlighting artists, donors, and collections that have contributed to the museum's holdings of Pacific Northwest sculpture over the last fifty years.

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Floral Designer Françoise Weeks

Françoise Weeks creates unique fashion items using the most green material she can find.

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