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Oregon Art Beat's new season premieres with artists inspired by science! Ocularist Fred Harwin carefully hand paints prosthetic eyeballs; Kindra Crick's work is influenced by scientific research – and history; and glass sculptor Eric Franklin creates full size human skeletons filled with neon, argon and other gasses to create an inner glow! Plus, a sneak peek at Oregon Eclipse Festival!

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Fred Harwin Hand-Paints Windows To The Soul

Fred Harwin is an “ocularist” — he makes prosthetic eyeballs, hand-painting each one so it perfectly matches the patient’s other eye.

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Glass Sculptor Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin uses laboratory grade glass tubing to create full sized human skulls and skeletons, then fills them with neon, argon and other gasses to make them glow from within.

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'Neural Echoes': Kindra Crick And The Science Of Creativity

Fueled by artistic passion and innate curiosity, Kindra Crick bases her work on scientific research.

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Highlights From The Oregon Eclipse Festival

A glimpse at the largest eclipse-watching gathering in the country. "Art Beat" highlights from a new story coming this season from the Oregon Eclipse Festival in Big Summit Prairie.

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