Artist in Residence

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Ode to Oregon: One Musician’s Journey

Oregon Musician Slater Smith’s “Back O’er Oregon” is an ode to the state, and he’s singing it at every state park this summer. 

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Artist Anahata Katkin’s Leap of Faith

Family talents bring together business and creativity in the burgeoning Ashland-based brand Papaya!. Anahata Katkin’s works blending collage-style aesthetic, iconography,inspiring quotes and organic textures appear on 700 licensed items, from computer tablet sleeves to insulated lunch bags, journals and shopping totes.

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Memorable Faces

One Oregon artist seeks meaning and familiarity in the faces of others.

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Oregon’s Creative Impact

1859 sits down with Oregon’s most creative and innovative thinkers and doers.

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Power & the Poster

Portland artist Joe Wirtheim mixes art with health advocacy.

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What I’m Working On

When Roland Smith was an aspiring writer attending Portland State University, he took a part-time job working with animals at a zoo.

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Empty Bowls

Potters come together to create and fill bowls for those in need.