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A profile of Portland's oldest, continuously running African-American theater company. Join painter and tattoo artist Roll Hardy in a meditation by bike as he rides through the changing industrial landscapes of Portland where he draws inspiration for much of his work and Minor White, known as one of the country's most important photographers of the 20th century.

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'Black Nativity' Lights Up Portland's Holiday Season

A profile of one of Oregon's longest running African-American theater companies, as they produce August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" for the stage.

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Minor White Captures The Ornate Beauty Of Portland's Past

Images captured by photographer Minor White in the late 1930s are the only remaining connection to the ornately decorated cast-iron buildings that once lined the streets of Portland.

Oregon Art Beat

Roll Hardy: Painting Portland's Impermanent, Industrial Beauty

Landscapes scarred by time and the remnants of transient visitors. Places at the periphery of Portland, filled with existential silence and potential danger. This is the world Roll Hardy paints.

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Before And After (2002)

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Program Funding Provided By:

The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Endowed Fund for Excellence

Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Fund for Lifelong Learning


Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird

Additional Support Provided By:
The Jackson Foundation
Lee and Marcia Stevenson