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Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

From “Nature,” a profile of artist James Prosek, who paints using eels:

“Inspired by the Japanese art form Gyotaku, a type of Japanese fish printing popularized in the mid-1800s, artist and naturalist James Prosek created a series of pieces in the gyotaku style. But instead of using the traditional large-scaled carp to make his nature prints, Prosek decided to use a rather unusual fish as his creative tool, the eel.”

Watch James Prosek: Painting with Eels on PBS. See more from Nature.


From PBS Arts, a deleted scene from the upcoming documentary “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings,” which begins airing May 10 on PBS. Check your local listings. We talked to Shimabukuro in 2012 when he dropped by our newsroom.

Watch Life on Four Strings: Hiroshima Peace Park on PBS. See more from PBS Arts.

NYC-ARTS takes a look at the festival Season of Cambodia, which features more than 125 Cambodian artists at New York City’s stages, screens, galleries and public spaces, introducing audiences to Cambodia’s cultural treasures.

Watch Profile: Season of Cambodia on PBS. See more from NYC-ARTS.


Oregon Art Beat profiles Michael Endo, who “thrives on uncertainty because he loves discovery. He is constantly challenging himself with mediums, materials… and deadlines.”

Watch Artist and Curator Michael Endo on PBS. See more from KOPB.

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