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This week on Oregon Art Beat visit the world of artists inspired by wide open spaces! Travel with us to Oregon's Alvord Desert to meet painter John Simpkins who shows us the hidden treasures of this vast landscape. See how artist Renee Couture practices her craft outside in the hills of Glide to create conceptual art. And take a driving trip with painter James Lavadour of Pendleton.

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Painter John Simpkins

Painter John Simpkins draws inspiration from the open spaces of SE Oregon.

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Conceptual Artist Renee Couture

Conceptual art in the heart of timber country. Meet Renee Couture, an artist who practices her craft in Glide Oregon.

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James Lavadour Update

James Lavadour describes his inspiration and process of making art in this update.

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