Enjoy these stunning images by southern Oregon artists set to original music contributed by local musicians. When we decided to update our station identification slides, we asked our viewers if they would contribute photos and paintings to show us what SOPTV’s broadcast area looks like from their corner of our world.

We received so many fantastic images, we decided to create some short interstitials and put the images to music. Then, when we asked for music, we received some amazing contributions of original songs from local musicians. Below are the first results of our collaborative visions of art and music. Please support your local artists and musicians who contributed their talents to enrich all of our lives.

Part One features “The Song” by Kelley Clark, photos by Gary Peterson, Diane Standing and Ken Deveney, and paintings by Sarah Burns.

Part Two features the song “Springtime” by Bruce Johnson, photos by Al and Joyce Olson, Jacie Gray, Julie Rae Bickle and Jordan Jones, and paintings by Alan Laurie.

Part Three features the song “Sun I See” by Jeff Kloetzel, photos by Glenn Putman and Kelley Clark, and paintings by Len Dickson and Paula Fong.

Part Four features the song “Made Me Believe” by Rick Coimbra, photos by Andy Draper, Kimberly Roberts and Randy Sokol, and paintings by Rick Evans and Gloria Kastenberg.

Part Five features the song “In the Valley of the Rogue” by Jeff Jones, photos and paintings by Earshel Hogan, Sue Bennett and Randy Sokol, and Kathleen Hoevet.

Part Six features the song “Sunrise Song” by Richard Wilson, photos and paintings by Elaine Frenett, Larry Heath and Randy Sokol, and Mike Machado.

Part Seven features the song “Katrina on the Prowl” by James M. Gambill, photos and paintings by Julie Rae Bickle, Bob Plank, Tom Ommen, Jennifer Bagwell, Ellen P. Latimore, John Kirk, Sarah Molloy, Margaret Garrington, Al Olson and Marilyn Hurst.

Part Eight features the song “Viento” by Charles Guy & Linda Powers, photos and paintings by Nomeca Hartwell, Angela E. Ewing, Masamichi Kishiku, Karl Brakel, Rebecca Heigel, Pamela Haunschild, Kyle Strauss, Angela Wing, Al Olson, Andy Draper, Barbara Bobes, Calvin Edmonson, Sarah F. Burns, David Hedelman, Derek Shetterly and Gary Peterson.

Part Nine features the song “Love on a Rainy Day” by Ricky Lisi, photos and paitings by Al Olson, Mike Mayne, Bruce Anthony, Masamichi Kishiku, Paul Hanson, Kyle Strauss, Jenny Grimm, Angela Wing, Tom Ommen, Tish Manley, KJ Cumberbatch, Liz Dunlap, Gus Wolf, Anne M. Jones, Angela E. Ewing, Les Cornish, Derek Shetterly, Cora Aquino Yockers, Cheryl Hollander, Linda Smith, Christina Bond and Rebecca Heigel.




If you would like to contribute to our ongoing “Visions” project in the form of art or music, please contact us at: artwork [at] soptv [dot] org