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Williams, drums, join Freedman. Other ‘17 n 1970 Seattle, I first experienced live guest musicians, native Oregonians relocating jazz as Miles Davis played with Herbie The USA proudly claims the origin to Bend, include Brooks Barnett who played Hancock, Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette. of jazz (with its sub-Saharan roots) Afro Jazz with famed Zimbabwean exile Thomas A meme regarding memory accuracy notes as a new and American art form Mapfuma, and Scott Johnson, former student at that with every retelling of an event, the story the New York Jazz Academy, Long Island Music changes. The accuracy of my 1970 memory? recognized globally. School, who played with noted NYC jazz artists. Google searches note that Davis played Seattle in Female vocalists previously performing at October ‘70 with Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette Franklin include Michelle Van Handel, vocal jazz instructor at CSM and Lisa Day, Airto Moreira and others. Though a forty percent accurate memory, Miles Davis regular at the Northside Bar on Tuesday’s jazz night. Other vocalists include Teresa assuredly played trumpet. Ross, who’s toured the U.S. and Kate McKenzie, former music director for Prairie Davis’ performance remains the musical event of my lifetime. I recall his playing Home Companion. With such sensational talent, Jazz has a secure base in Bend! the trumpet with total concentration on and consecration of each melodic blast, The USA proudly claims the origin of jazz (with its sub-Saharan roots) as a new sweat running down his face and neck, complete devotion to the and American art form recognized globally. Appropriately, the politically beleaguered astounding introduction to jazz. National Endowment for the Arts motto states, “A Great Nation Deserves Great Since the early 70’s in Seattle (the city that gave us Jimmy Hendrix; jazz great Art.” In agreement, I add, “As Does Bend!” Quincy Jones and influenced composer John Cage at the Cornish School of Music) Billye Turner organizes art exhibits for Franklin Crossing, Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty jazz continues as my favored music. Sold-out performances of Jazz at the Oxford and Gray Gallery and The Oxford Hotel, info at 503-780-2828 or the Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Series (executive producer, Marshall Glickman) evidence the genre’s favor in Bend. Glickman received acclaim for his series and the October 21 performance of the Kandace Springs Quartet. Spring received a standing ovation for At Last, memorialized by Etta James, and Roberta Flack’s The First Time Ever I Saw Your ADULT Face. Also notable in her youthful quartet was Jesse Bielenberg’s ability on both & YOU TH CLASS electric and string bass (loaned by local bassist Tom Freedman). ES & CAM The Riverhouse ’17 series also featured outstanding tenor saxophonist PS Ravi Coltrane, John Coltrane’s son. The young Coltrane garnered a Grammy nomination, Best Improvised Jazz Solo, from his performance on drummer Jack DeJohnette’s In Movement album. Bend jazz notes Joe Rohrbacher’s Jazz at Joe’s series which brings some of the Northwest’s best musicians to town. The series, beginning in 2008 in his store ( Just Joes’Music) with 24 attendees, now attracts an audience of over 130 to the Greenwood Playhouse. Proceeds after expenses from the series assist student musicians to pay for instrument rentals and instruction. In 2013, he received the Culture Award from the Let your creativity and inspirations come to life. City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission. Jazz guitarist Dillon Schneider, an ABC Commission award winner, received PAINTING • DRAWING • PRINTING • SCULPTURE recognition for founding the successful Cascade School of Music. The school GLASS ART • TEXTILES • CERAMICS • POTTERY • JEWELRY opened with some 200 students and now instructs over 500. Look for adult, youth and family classes, art parties Bend boasts Georges Bouhey as well, teacher of student jazz in cooperation with and open studio times now through spring. the Oxford Hotel Jazz Series where young musicians profit from famed musicians’ For schedules, fees and more, visit instruction. First Friday offers jazz around downtown with Rich Hurdle and Friends performing at Mockingbird Gallery. Franklin Crossing joined First Friday in 2008. During Franklin’s nearly ten years The Art Station of art openings and music, Tom Freedman, playing his stand up string bass, has 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. directed the Tommy Leroy Jazz Trio. Gorges Bouhey, drums, and Andy Armer, in the Old Mill District keyboard, joined Freedman in earlier years. p. (541) 389-7275 Warren Zaiger, music instructor and COCC’s Big Band director earlier played at Franklin’s First Friday, and, more recently, Jack Crouscup, keyboard, and Mathew Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017 3

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ENCORE Missing Link Comes Back to Life in High Desert Museum Exhibition Dinosaurs Take Flight bridges the span between dinosaurs and birds Which came first, the feather or the bird? Learn the answer in Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx, a new exhibition that opened at the High Desert Museum in October. Art meets science in this exhibition, which features more than fifty pieces of original artwork, murals, sculptures, interactive displays and a collection of fossils from the Solnhofen limestone in Germany, where Archaeopteryx lived some 150 million years ago. The name Archaeopteryx is from two Greek words meaning “ancient wing.” “Archaeopteryx has been long considered as the ‘first bird’ by paleontologists,” said the Museum’s Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D. “Fossils of Archaeopteryx that were discovered in 1861 provided a critical bridge between dinosaurs and birds and have sparked the understanding of the origin of birds and flight.” Six renowned paleo-artists from around the world worked closely with scientists to create Photos courtesy of High Desert Museum stunning images of what the raven-sized dinosaur looked like. The exhibition runs through April 4, 2018. Events associated with this exhibition are scheduled for the fall including The Origin and Evolution of Feathers and Flight on November 2 at 6pm. Dr. Julia Clarke, professor and Wilson Centennial Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology at The University of Texas at Austin, will share her research into the evolution of flight and feathers and discuss the challenges of paleontological research. Cost is $3 for members and $7 for non-members. A Night at the High Desert Museum is a family-friendly sleepover for kids ages five to 13 and their adult chaperones on November 3 and 4, from 5pm through 9am. Dinner and a light breakfast will be provided. Cost is $75 for members and $85 for non-members. On November 18, from 10:30am-12pm, young artists will use clues from fossils to learn how paleo-artists reconstruct the missing pieces of extinct animals and their environments during How Dinosaurs Came to Fly: Drawing on the Clues. Ideal for families of six- to 12-year-olds, this workshop costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Seating is limited, so registration and pre-payment is required.

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PLAYA Receives Operating Support Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission PLAYA announced it has received a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission in the amount of $7,753 for operating support. The grant will help offset costs associated with operating this premier artists’ and scientists’ residency program and maintaining PLAYA’s campus facilities and breathtaking 55-acre campus, which is located on the edge of Summer Lake in Oregon’s Outback. PLAYA offers two-, four- and eight-week residencies to performing, visual and literary artists and natural scientists, affording them the time and space to explore new creative and scientific frontiers. PLAYA is a cultural resource for the region, offering off-site events in Lake County and monthly PLAYA artist presentations at the Bend Art Center as well as open studios on its campus for performances, readings and science presentations. PLAYA, located at 47531 Hwy. 31, Summer Lake between mileposts 81 and 82, provides space, solitude and a creative community to residents working in the arts and sciences, encouraging dialogue to bring positive change to the environment and the world. PLAYA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. 541 943-3983,,


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NeighborImpact will be hosting the 16th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraising Event on November 12 at the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center. Tickets are now on sale and attendees will receive a beautifully handcrafted bowl made by local potters as well NeighborImpact 2016 Empty Bowls Fundraiser courtesy of NeighborImpact as lunch consisting of soup or chili, bread, refreshments and dessert. Attendees will enjoy a relaxed dining experience and the music of local acoustic artists, Parlour. Empty Bowls is an internationally recognized event that raises awareness of hunger and hunger-related issues. Participants keep their handcrafted bowl as a reminder of the millions of bowls that remain empty each day around the world. Locally, funds raised from the event support NeighborImpact's Emergency Food Assistance program. This program feeds approximately 22,000 each month and distributes about 2.6 million pounds of food locally each year. Seating times are 12, 1:30 or 3pm. Tickets, $40 per person, are available at

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Author! Author! Series In 2012 the Author! Author! literary series began with a very lofty goal: Bring some of the brightest literary minds to Central Oregon four times a year to share their books and engage audiences in discussions and thought-provoking ideas regarding their work. Now, five years later and entering its sixth season, Author! Author! has successfully lived up to its goal. The extraordinary line-up for the 2017/18 season features four nationally recognized, award-winning authors who have all spent time on best-seller lists. MARY ROACH| Saturday, January 27, 2018 7pm | Bend High School Auditorium Mary Roach is the author of seven books, including Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, including Outside, Wired, National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine. Her article How to Win at Germ Warfare was a National Magazine Award finalist, and her book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers made numerous Best of lists. Roach lives in Oakland, California.



Holiday Bazaar You are invited to the third annual Christmas and Crafts Bazaar, for holiday gifts and decorations at Highland Baptist Church in Redmond, from 9am-4pm on Saturday, November 11. Over thirty vendors will be offering unique handmade gifts and decorations, many one of a kind, for the holiday season in all price ranges and for every age. Everything is new for this season and workmanship has been reviewed before inclusion in the sale. A sampling of just some of the unique items at the holiday bazaar is wood ornaments and gifts including wood- and bone-handled knives and pens, trivets, toys and cutting boards; many designs of aprons, toys, tote bags; pine needle baskets; handmade doll clothes and complete outfits for American Girl dolls and any 18inch doll; quilted table runners, small quilts and wall hangings; unique designs from several vendors of cards and gift tags. There will be a lot of baby clothes and gifts, knit and crocheted dish cloths, fingerless gloves, scarves, hair ornaments, hats and toys for the child in all of us. New this year are packages of freshly baked cookies, candies and whole pies. You will have an opportunity to bid at a silent auction of some amazing items from the bazaar. Customers need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit Highland Baptist Church 2018 mission trips. Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland Ave., Redmond. 541-548-4161, or contact Nancy Childers at 541-312-8630

Artworks - The Light Vessel Project The Waldorf School of Bend Artworks- Light Vessel Project art exhibition is a celebration of the power of community based art. Our Light Vessel Project is a display of light vessels created from wool fiber and natural elements by our students, faculty and parents. Through this project we explore the idea of “Be the Light” and what that means to us, our children and as a community. How do we bring our light out into the world so that it may bring a brighter future for all?


Cirque d' Art Exhibit The closing of Barnum & Bailey’s “Greatest Show on Earth” inspired this complex, memory-laden exploration of the circus by Oregon artist Dawn Emerson. Saturated and shadowy tents, abstract acrobatic figures and expressive animals reveal the power of the circus on our collective imagination. Cirque Exhibit Tour and Art History Talk Saturday, November 11, 4pm Ticket information and RSVP to info@ or 541-330-8759 Bend Art Center, 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180 in Bend.

This Light Vessel Project offers a beautiful expression of our community values in action. We believe that education is a collaborative effort and we strive to further ourselves as faculty, staff and parents to become exceptional role models for our children and to create an inclusive community. November 3, 5-9pm at Astir Agency, 115 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 30 in Bend. Hokey Pokey by Dawn Emerson

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From Here to Argentina: A Love Story by KRISTINA BAK


rom Here to Argentina: A Tango Love Story began with my dreaming a song I'd never heard before. It played in my memory when I forgot the dream itself. "Odd," I thought. "Who would sing a song like that?" Fictional characters, in my writing experience, show up fully formed and my happy task is to explore what they present to me. The character, Mikhail, stepped out of my imagination into view as the song's singer. It occurred to me that "meeting" Mikhail was much like going to my first tango classes, embracing my partners in tango's intimacy before I knew anything else about them, certainly not the depths of their pasts or their aspirations, beyond learning the complex dance. I set myself the challenge of throwing five equal protagonists together in a tango class in my short novel. Juniper, Dan, Esteban and Rosalie joined Mikhail, the music


began, and we were on our way. “Tango is a dance of passion, but not that kind of passion, or, at least not on the dance floor.” Esteban’s tango students –– exquisite Rosalie, flamboyant Juniper,arrogant Mikhail,and deceptively mild-mannered Dan –– each carry heavy secrets from their pasts when they meet in Absolute Beginners class. Everyone is in search of happy endings, but one person’s dream is another’s catastrophe. They can’t all come true. Esteban (well, Jason, actually) is broke and stuck sleeping in his car. He’s desperate to persuade the whole class to sign on for his tango tour to Buenos Aires. He’s sure there his online love for tango maestra Aurelia will bloom faceto-face. He has no idea what his students are up to outside class. From Here to Argentina: A Tango Love Story can be found on

Trust Within — Letting Intuition Lead


uthor, licensed therapist and public speaker, Molly Carroll is pleased to announce the publication of Trust Within, Letting Intuition Lead published by Grand Harbor Press, an imprint of Amazon. The book is available on In her latest book, Carroll researches and writes about the tools and techniques on how to listen and follow this illusive and yet powerful gift called intuition. The book consists of stories about interesting people when they followed and did not follow their intuition. It also shares the importance of how intuition is not only an internal experience but also a very external experience. “Writing a book on intuition was a journey for myself and learning from others who have learned to trust themselves and live a more authentic life,” said Carroll. “I can’t wait to share with others these

amazing stories and hope that readers will learn how to hear their inner voice and take action to follow that voice.” “In an age of sound bites and prescriptive steps to answers which leave us lonely and lost...Molly Carroll calls us back, into something that is as ageless as it is innate: our intuition. This book read itself while I hung on, and remembered, and found home again in what I forgot I already knew.” In Trust Within, Carroll explores the fascinating, multifaceted and mysterious nature of intuition and the ways it can be harnessed to inspire better life decisions. Carroll encourages readers to access their own instincts through creative tools and techniques. Molly Carroll, MA, LPC a licensed therapist, educator, writer, artist and loving mom of two holds a masters degree in counseling psychology from

Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She is an expert in her field with over twenty years of experience in education and mental health. In addition to Trust Within, Letting Intuition Lead, Molly has written and published, Cracking Open, a creative journal about self-discovery and transformation. You can follow Molly’s adventures on her honest, raw and heart-warming blog. Gretchen Schaffer, vice president, Remix Marketing Inc. 541-322-3993,

You Stole My Name by DENNIS MCGREGOR


bout three years ago Dennis McGregor painted a picture of a turtle climbing on a barbed wire fence. He added a bird and then realized the bird he had painted was a Turtle Dove. He was fairly amused that he painted a turtle and a dove and the dove was a Turtle Dove. He figured what the heck and painted a bull and a frog next. Bull Frog. Other folks were amused as well and without fail had suggestions of their own, like tiger shark, horse fly and so on. Some people strayed from the concept with ideas like “skunk cabbage” and “lightning bug.” One guy even advocated for tools like “monkey wrench” but McGregor insisted that the series be about two animals. Twenty paintings later his determination paid off with a series that has become an engaging picture book. The illustrations are accompanied by delightfully clever verses.  “Yes, it’s a children’s book,” Dennis explains, “but it is also an art book for all ages.”  The creative work is done and the 32-page hardcover book is ready for print, as soon as it gets crowd-funded through Kickstarter.  The campaign will run through the month of November and every page of You Stole My Name can be enjoyed at Kickstarter/DennisMcGregor. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


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Beatles vs. Stones Tribute Show Returns to Bend Stage


he debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 53 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad boys of rock. So who’s better? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, throw down — a musical 'showdown' if you will — on November 5 at Tower Theatre courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction — The International Rolling Stones Show. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country's top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles' career. They face off against renowned Stones tribute band Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion. Where did the idea for the show come from? “Music fans never had a chance to see the Beatles and the Rolling Stones perform on the same marquee,” said Chris Legrand, who plays Mick Jagger in the show. “Now, music aficionados can watch this

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ascades Theatrical Company (CTC), housed at The Cascades Theatre, located at 148 Greenwood Ave. in Bend, is the longest running community theatre in Central Oregon. They are in their 39th season of bringing diverse productions from local talent to audiences. In addition to its mainstage shows, which are in full force, CTC presents the following: • Cascades Theatre for Children – Brand new program, offers shows performed by adults for the youngest audience members of the community. Their goal is to cultivate the love of arts early and offer the “littles” and their families a great opportunity to see theatre geared just for them. • Triage – The Central Oregon award winning improv troupe is now part of the CTC family. Triage supplies laughs galore as they interact with their audiences to offer in-the-moment scenes. Come and be a part of a

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debate play out on stage.” The Bend show is part of a 125-stop tour of the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada and has been touring since 2011.The show also performs long term residencies for a number of the Harrah’s Casino properties. The production includes some of the more popular songs from the two rock pioneers and covers the scope of their musical careers, although the set list for Satisfaction usually includes Rolling Stones songs up to the 1980s. "They certainly have more pop songs but we're a really great live show. The fans are in for an incredible night of music!" says LeGrand. During the two-hour show, the bands perform three sets each, trading places in quick set changes and ending the night with an all-out encore involving both bands. The band members have their outfits custom-made, since avid fans

show from the safety of your seat… maybe. With Triage you never know what may happen, but you can be sure it will be fun! • All Aspects Teen Theatre – In its fifth season, All Aspects is Central Oregon’s only tuitionfree teen program where teens can explore every facet of theatre – acting, crewing, designing and production activities such as marketing, producing and production management and offers the Carol J. Bryant Scholarship offering funds for All Aspects participants who are continuing studies in the performing arts. • Black Box Series – Provocative productions that run for a shorter period than the mainstage shows, offering a diversity in all that theatre has to offer. Black Box Series – Cascades 10 Festival –CTC’s inaugural one-act festival featuring local playwrights. As a part of the Black Box series, Cascades 10 will feature eight plays. These short, ten-minute plays will run the gambit from thought provoking to downright hysterical. Cascades 10 will run one

know exactly what the Beatles and Stones wore onstage during different time periods in their careers. There’s a lot of good-natured jabbing between the bands as well. “Without Beatlemania, the Stones might still be a cover band in London,” said Chris Overall, who plays Paul. “There’s no question that the Beatles set the standard.” The audience naturally enjoys top shelf tributes to two legendary bands in the same evening. Like The Idaho Statesman said, "If you see only one tribute show, see this and loads of fun." It’s just a fun time and a cool back-and-forth nonstop show,” Overall said. “We’re going to bring it all. It’s going to be an evening of high-energy music,” said Legrand. The Beatles vs. Stones Tribute Show played to a sold out audience at the Tower in 2015 and Abbey Road's In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles has played to sold out audiences several times at the Tower as well. November 5 at 7:30pm at the Tower Theatre. Tickets are $35/$45/$55 and may be purchased online at, by phone at 541-317-0700 or at the Theatre Box Office, Monday-Friday 10am5pm, located at 835 NW Wall St., Bend. The show is appropriate for all ages.

weekend only, November 2-4 at 7:30pm and November 5 at 2pm. Tickets are $15. Artist’s Circle – Second season offering an intimate evening of storytelling, performance and interaction. It is also a way for CTC to thank the support of its membership. CTC is a truly volunteer-run organization and couldn’t offer all that they do without the support of members. New to this season’s Artist’s Circle will be a Meet and Greet with the artists. This will be your chance to get to know them, ask questions and even get a picture or two. • Mosley Wotta – CTC welcomes back Mosley Wotta. Jason Graham has been a mainstay in the Central Oregon (and broader) arts scene. He will be performing his oneman show Smartyrdom for one night only. CTC and Jason will offer a Meet and Greet event immediately after the show, November 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are free for Artist’s Circle members and above. Public tickets are $15 for the performance and $25 for the performance and Meet and Greet. Check out what else CTC has going on at

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Big Sonia

Amanda Kopp & Aaron Kopp

Best of Show: Liyana

Best of Show: Liyana

BendFilm Announces Short & Feature Film Awards for the 2017 BendFilm Festival


endFilm announced the 14 films and filmmakers awarded the jury recognized and audience voted prizes at the 2017 BendFilm Festival. Awards were selected by a jury of industry professionals as well as the more than 8,000 attendees of the BendFilm Festival. Todd Looby, director of BendFilm said, “I want to thank everyone who came to contribute to the creative culture of the 14th annual BendFilm Festival. The filmmakers, jurors, panelists, bands, volunteers, technical producers and of course the audiences, everyone added a special mark to an incredible event. I know the conversations sparked by these films will live on well past these four days.” Erik Jambor, festival programmer for BendFilm said, “This year’s Festival was one of BendFilm’s funniest, deepest, most adventurous and most heartfelt programs to date. Though the awards could only go to a few, we are honored to have been able to screen and share all 105 with the festival audience. Through dialogue and sharing stories together we strengthen our sense of community locally and around the world.” Jurors for the Festival include: Danielle DiGiacomo, vice president of acquisitions at The Orchard; Don Lewis, editor of Hammer to Nail, Erin Maddox, producer (Neptune) and festival programmer; Peter Gilbert, producer/cinematographer (Hoop Dreams, Prefontaine); Ian McCluskey, director (Voyagers without Trace); Amy Nicholson, director (Muskrat Lovely); Selin Sevinc, scriptwriter (MagicOfStory. com); Ted Speaker, producer (Humpday) and Paul Sturtz, co-founder/co-director of the True/False Festival.

The 2017 BendFilm Festival Jury Award recipients are:

Best of Show ($5,000) - (Presented by Brooks Resources since 2004) Liyana - directed by Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp • Five orphaned children in Swaziland collaborate to tell a breathtakingly beautiful story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey to rescue her young twin brothers is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling. Best Director ($500) - (Made possible by Independent WOMEN for Independent Film) Bomb City - directed by Jamie Brooks • Based on the true story of Brian Deneke, Bomb City is an intense and illuminating crime-drama about the cultural aversion of teenage punks and artists in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent group of jocks leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice –– especially relevant today. Best Cinematography Relationtrip - directed by Renée Felice Smith and C.A. Gabriel • At an age when everyone around them is settling down and finding love, Beck and Liam are self-


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proclaimed loners. After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, they decide to go away together on a 'friend' trip. And that's when things get weird. Really, surreally weird. Best Narrative Feature ($1,000) - (Made possible by Jay and Sheila Luber) Mr. Roosevelt - directed by Noël Wells • After an auspicious death in her family, struggling LA-based comedian Emily Martin (Noel Wells, Master of None and SNL) returns to Austin. There she finds herself in the awkward position of staying with her ex and his new girlfriend until the funeral while trying to close old doors from her past. Best Documentary Feature ($1,000) - (Made possible by JL Ward Co. and Business for BendFilm) Forever ‘B’ - directed by Skye Borgman • In 1974, in the quiet town of Pocatello, Idaho, 12-year-old Jan Broberg was kidnapped by her family's best friend and neighbor. 18 months later, out on bail and awaiting trial for kidnapping, Robert Berchtold abducted Jan a second time, triggering a nationwide FBI manhunt. For the entire list of winners visit 541-388-3378,

Only Marginally Modest


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he High Desert Community Theater will be performing the fall production, She Was Only Marginally Modest, by Vern Harden, in Madras at the Madras Performing Arts Center, in November. This classic melodrama is wonderfully entertaining and has an array of amusing characters, plot twists and exaggerated scenes. Performance dates are November 9-12. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performance times are at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm, at the Madras Performing Arts Center on the Madras High School campus. Tickets are free and available at the Culver City Hall, at 541-5466494 and the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce at 541-475-2350. Donations are gladly accepted at the door at performance times. Photo courtesy of Madras Performing Arts Center

Redmond Proficiency Academy Theatre Presents Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl


he Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) opened the 2017-18 theater season with a production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl in October and will continue its run November 2-4, with all shows starting at 7pm at RPA’s theatre in downtown Redmond. “Working on Eurydice has been an incredibly fun experience,” said RPA sophomore Izzy King. “It has pushed me and made me better as an actor and a person.” The tale of Orpheus and Eurydice has been known for centuries, but Ruhl’s play is a fresh look at the ancient love story. Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty and wit, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for.


“Ruhl’s Eurydice is one my favorite plays. The story is both thick with grief and light with love,” said RPA Theatre Director Kate Torcom. “It has been a joy to watch our students tackle this beautiful tale.” Due to the unique nature of the performance space, RPA highly recommends that audience members acquire tickets prior to attending the show. Tickets can be purchased at Limited tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $5 and student admission is $2. “It’s not your classic high school auditorium; it’s an exposed brick, black box theater that’s reminiscent of professional playhouses in Chicago,” said Torcom of the McClay Center for the Performing Arts, located in RPA’s Evergreen Building at 640 SW Evergreen Avenue in downtown Redmond. November 2-4, 7pm at McClay Center for the Performing Arts, 640 SW Evergreen Avenue, Redmond.

To Tell the Truth Returns on Thanksgiving Weekend


o Tell the Truth, the popular storytelling show that debuted last year, will return on Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25 with an all new program of true life monologues performed by local performers. As they have done in the past, the mysterious and secretive impresarios, Two Twisted Sisters, will produce this all-new collection of first person narratives. While the Sisters refuse to be interviewed in person, they have chosen producers Howard Schor and Dan Cohen to speak on their behalf and to execute their instructions for the program. “We ordered those two clowns to scour the Bend environs and bring us the most amusing and engaging stories.” When asked why they selected Thanksgiving weekend for their latest show the older Sister remarked, “After people gorge themselves on turkey and trimmings they don’t know what to do with themselves.” “Even worse,” the younger Sister chimed in, “they don’t know what to do with relatives and other company who insist on staying the whole weekend. So this is a good way to get ‘em out of the house for a couple hours.” As they did last year, the Sisters are assembling a program that will include a mix of local media personalities and newcomers to the storytelling scene. And instead of a one night show, this year's program will be held on two nights, at Bend’s renowned 2nd Street Theater. The theme for this year's show will be The Past Never Dies. Performers will be encouraged to plumb their souls for stories both mirthful and mournful and to keep them under ten minutes. Once again, the same rules for last year's shows will apply: storytellers will be required to tell true stories without the benefit of notes, visual aids or their friends prompting them from the audience. “It’s a series of solitary human beings spilling their guts to a gaggle of strangers,” said the younger Sister. “We may bring them on with a musical intro, but that’s all the help they’re going to get!” In addition to the storytellers, special guest Stephanie Crespo will be on hand to enliven the proceedings with a couple of songs. Tickets will be available through 2nd Street Theater. Showtime will be 7:30pm on both Friday and Saturday. Because there’s no way to insure the content of stories, parents are cautioned to leave small children at home... or to face embarrassing questions for which the Sisters refuse to take responsibility.

Bend COMedy Presents FUZZy lOgiC Bend Comedy's New Show for Nerds


uzzy Logic is a live, interactive, variety show for geeks and nerds! Produced and hosted by local Bend nerds, ready to share their passions and interests with you as long as you are ready to share yours. The open platform and fluid structure of this unique show allows for everyone to get a chance to share what they enjoy with others. Our guest panel of experts, professionals and comedians will teach and entertain you. Everyone attending will get a chance to interact with the show and the guests. From audience trivia to the Q&A with our panel of specialists, everyone will get a chance to play along. The Fuzzy Logic crew includes Host Ryan Traughber, Consigliere Elaine Johnson, Antagonist, Brad Knowles, Dungeon Master (TBD, apply to be our Dungeon Master at Guests for this episode are Intermediary, Dusty York, Comedian, Derek Sheen, Expert Dr. Wendi Wampler... and you! Friday, November 2, 8pm at 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $8 online, $10 at the door, tickets can be purchased online at Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


Helen Bommarito's work often suggests an Asian influence

Eleanor Murphy's work features her one of a kind waxed designs of fruits, plants and more

Kitchen Set by Deaderick


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David Parry, the winner of last year's Functional Award, will have his colorful pitchers on display with their modern graphics



A Multitude of Pleasures by JANET MATSON


ildfire Ceramic Showcase offers its visitors a variety of pleasures, from purely decorative to beautifully functional, from sculpture for pondering to pieces begging for everyday use, from historical to contemporary, from smooth and silky to rough and textural and much more. What makes ceramics so unique and appealing to everyone? The answer is different for each individual. Ceramics can be wood fired, electric fired, gas fired, Raku fired, thrown on a wheel, hand built, made with a mold, sculpted, carved, painted, waxed, pinched — the variety is endless, only limited by the artist’s imagination. Some people like the idea that each piece is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Others admire the hours of work involved in decorating an elaborate piece of pottery. All art from clay is three dimensional. In sculpture clay is shaped into animals, human forms, plants, buildings and limitless ideas from an artist’s mind to express the world and beyond. Usually ceramic art is less expensive than other types of artwork and most everyone can afford a bowl or mug. Wheel-thrown items are made quicker than hand built forms. It’s mind boggling to think about the longevity of ceramics. Who knows? The cup you are using today could be an artifact in a history museum a thousand years from now! Some folks look for the mark of the fire curling around a wood fired vessel, while others appreciate the far away cultures that ceramics connects us with. Many people want to contemplate the high temperatures of over 2,000 degrees that pottery endures in the kiln to become vitrified and safe for our use with food. The hot temperatures produce amazing glazed colors and textures from ordinary earthly materials. Join Central Oregon ceramic artists at Wildfire Showcase, the guild’s annual show and sale at Westside Magnet School (Kingston Elementary) on November 4 and 5. The event is on Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm. Discover the passion of all things clay and your reason for appreciating ceramic works of art. The 13th Annual Show and Sale features more than 25 premier ceramic artists and offers clay demonstrations throughout each day, a children's area with clay activities for kids and free raffles for $25 towards pottery purchase on both Saturday and Sunday. Free admission and parking, Westside Village Magnet School at Kingston Elementary 1101 NW 12th St., Bend. Wildfire is sponsored by The Clay Guild of The Cascades. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


Holiday Gift Guide T

Deschutes Historical Society The Deschutes Historical Museum is your

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village

he holiday season can be so full of things to do that it is easy to lose sight of the joy of the season. Shopping and selecting unique gifts is always a challenge, but there is no reason why it can’t be relaxing and fun. Visit the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village where you will find a wide display of unique and beautiful gifts that can fit into anyone’s budget. Make this holiday the season of THE GIFT OF ART! 30 local Central Oregon Artists! 541-593-4382 Open 10am-6pm, closed Tuesday

Central Oregon Symphony


ooking for the perfect gift? This year give excitement, inspiration and passion with a gift membership to Central Oregon Symphony. Delight your friends and family with orchestra and chamber music concerts; performances by Duo Pegasus (clarinet and piano duo), Alan Vizzutti (trumpet), Bend Cello Collective, Dove String Quartet, a Children's Concert with Petting Zoo and many more! There are classical music concerts and events every month August to May. And your gift supports the popular Symphony Stars! in the schools and Music In Public Places. Join us in enriching lives with dynamic symphonic music today! Call 541-317-3941 or go to to make your tax-deductible donation and order your gift subscriptions.

The Art Station


lay for Life at Bend Park & Recreation District’s Art Station! Gift certificates available for youth, adult and family art classes. Painting | Jewelry | Pottery | Printing | Glass Arts | Textiles | Sculpture | Mixed Media Certificates available for open studio times and art parties. Details at


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source for unique historical gifts for history buffs. In addition to local history books, historical photographs and gift memberships, pick up a selection of fun items celebrating the Skyliners ski club and local ski history featuring the work of local artist Paul Leighton. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-4:30pm 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend 541-389-1813,


Cascades Theatrical Company

his holiday season, think outside the box and give the gift of the Arts! Cascades Theatrical Company is currently on its 39th season, since 1978, where all aspects of production, are created by volunteers and sustained by membership. Call or visit the theatre today to purchase gift certificates or membership packages for all your loved ones, who would love tickets to our next show or the recognition of their name as a member in our programs that run all year long. 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend 541-389-0803,


OARDS Gallery

elcome to Oard's Gallery. If you want authentically made Native American jewelry and art, you really should visit our gallery. We have the one of a kind, handmade art of nine different tribes, including our local Paiutes. You can find baskets, beaded art, furniture, sand paintings, rugs, pottery and much more. We also have a free museum. We can't wait to show you around and help you find that perfect gift or that  piece to add to your collection. There is a lot of history here that we would like to share with you. The business is a third generation family business. We look forward to your visit. 42456 Highway 20 E., Burns 541-493-2535,

Holiday Gift Guide High Desert Chamber Music Share the gift of the highest quality classical

music performances here in Bend. Please check our website for information on performers and concert dates. Receive a 5% discount off tickets when you mention this gift guide. Gifts may be wrapped upon request. Join us in our landmark 10th anniversary season - come hear the music! 961 NW Brooks St., Bend 541-306-3988,

Paulina Springs Books

Paulina Springs Books is MORE than the best bookstore in Central Or-

egon. We have an awesome variety of games, and stock the largest selection of Melissa & Doug toys around. But wait, there’s more! Have you discovered Dreamfarm? These are kitchen implements redesigned with brilliance. The Smood will change your life it’s so great. 252 W Hood Ave., Sisters 541-549-0866


Summer Lake Hot Springs

ummer Lake Hot Springs, about two hours SE of Bend is the gem of the Oregon Outback. The perfect romantic get away from the holiday hype. Soothe yourself in natural hot mineral water heated directly from the earth below. The water travels miles in the earth being heated and picking up various minerals along the way before it reaches the surface as artesian springs. Our cozy and unique cabins are heated with the same hot water being piped through the floor as radiant floor heat. Come experience the healing and soothing waters of Summer Lake. 41777 Hwy 31, Paisley 541-943-3931

Terpsichorean Dance Studio The Terpsichorean Dance Studio is a

fun, family-friendly, and encouraging environment for students ages 3-17 and adults. With classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Funkology, and Kindergarten Combinations, there is a place for everyone! Tuition Gift Certificates are available. Why not give the gift of dance to you child, niece, nephew, or grandchild? Contact TDS at 541-389-5351 or by email at to purchase a gift certificate. Or check out for more info on classes and teachers.


Savory Spice

avory Spice has something for everyone when it comes to gifts for any occasion. From flavorful gift sets like our Keys to the Cupboard or Select Collection Gift Set that contains must-have spices for every kitchen to Spice n' Easy recipe packs that make cooking flavorful, fast, and simple! 375 SW Powerhouse Dr #110, Bend 541-306-6855,


Blue Spruce Pottery

lue Spruce Pottery’s annual Holiday Open House will feature Raku firing and wheel throwing demonstrations. Michael Gwinup, well known for his decorative vases, lamps and wall art, will be firing his Raku pottery. Raku is a dynamic process where each piece is fired to a temperature of 1800 degrees. It is then pulled out of the kiln and placed in a bed of sawdust, and after a few minutes, cooled rapidly with water. The sawdust brings out beautiful metallic lusters in the glaze, while the rapid cooling creates the crackle patterns typical of Raku. Patrick Woodman will be demonstrating wheel thowing. Patrick has been a potter at Blue Spruce for the past 12 years and makes a majority of their functional stoneware. All pottery will be 20% off during the Open House. November 18 and 19, 11am-4pm both days. 20591 Dorchester E. 541-382-0197, Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


Holiday Gift Guide Stichin' Post & Twigs Gallery

Do you love to make exquisite, handmade

items? Whether you are an expert or an explorer, we welcome you to come in and enjoy the most beautiful fabrics, yarns, local fibers, art supplies, and homegoods available. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the quilter, artist or maker in your life, we have gift cards available. 311 W. Cascade St., Sisters 541-549-6061,

JR Price Travel Travel through the heart of a country

with a River Cruise! See why it is the fastest growing type of travel. We are your local River Cruise Specialists representing the major River Cruise Lines in Europe and a few here in the States as well. Now is the time to book for 2018! Call Renee at 541-419-9837 or email for more info and give yourself the gift of memories to last a lifetime!

LaLa Bend

L ooking for a unique gift for that special lady? Visit

LaLa on Newport Ave in Bend. With our large selection of jewelry by DK Designz, you are sure to find the perfect, original gift. We also create one of a kind gift wrapping that will make her feel as special as she is. Mention this ad and save 15% thru November! 1030 NW Newport Ave, Bend 541-419-7793,

Crystal Crane Hot Springs H ow does Eastern Oregon compete with giant cruise ships, lavish hotels and globeUnique gift wrap available

Sunriver Music Festival Welcome in the Holidays with a truly

unique musical experience. Concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer and band captivate audiences worldwide with electrifying stage presence blended with virtuosic performance. December 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Sunriver Resort Homestead. Ask about gift certificates for future concerts, too!, 541-593-9310


The Phoenix

e strive to bring diverse tastes together using high quality farm ingredients blended with a comfortable casual décor. Our “restaurant for everyone” offers just that–something for everyone. Whether enjoying our house made soups, healthy salads, appetizers, favorite comfort foods or grilled steaks and seafood, our fresh ingredients stand out in each of our dishes. We offer a full service bar, a selection of Northwest micro beers and a broad selection of great value Northwest wines. Come celebrate the holidays at The Phoenix. Special menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve! Gift certificates available. 594 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend 541-317-0727

Studio Redfield / Kibak Tile For distinctive, thoughtful gifts this season



trotting tours? Well, at Crystal Crane Hot Springs, we simply…don’t. Instead, we offer something else: peaceful simplicity. Those more inclined to enjoy a simple cup of Joe and a sunrise soak than a fancy latte will find their peace here. Visitors fill their days with sunrise soaks, walks around the refuge pond, dinner around a campfire, midnight soaks under the stars and a glamperous snooze in a tepee or cabin. It’s about unplugging and being one with nature; so prepare to let yourself be bored. Because here, we are all about the water. 59315 OR-78, Burns, 541-493-2312 16 November 2017 |

visit Studio Redfield/Kibak Tile. Our hand painted tile and house number racks make a very fun, one of a kind gift. Original paintings by S. Randy Redfield and tile murals and trivets by Kibak Tile make this art studio a fun place to visit and get inspired. 183 E.Hood St., Sisters 541-588-6332,

Events around town at Red Chair, desperado & LAYOR

Top Left: Artist Matt Nicoulau surrounded by fans at his pop art exhibit at LAYOR Top Center: Dorothy Eberhardt, Matilda Konigsberg & David Kleber Top Right: Florist & regular at Layor Art Studio Bottom Left: Tricia Biesmann & Rita Thomasburg Bottom Right: Doc Ryan & the Wychus Creek Band at desperado’s 21st Anniversary Party on Friday night Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


Introducing At Liberty Arts Collaborative

Downtown Historic Theater Returns to Arts & Culture Roots in Bend


he Liberty Theater, located in downtown Bend, is celebrating its 100th anniversary by announcing a return to its dignified roots with the opening of At Liberty, a year-round dedicated arts space and cultural hub in Downtown Bend. At Liberty will host art exhibitions, serve as an event venue, have a small retail component and be the home to some of Bend’s most exciting creative nonprofits: the Arts and Cultural Alliance, ScaleHouse and World Muse. Harkening back to the Liberty Theater’s original tagline “Where We All Go,” At Liberty aims to be just that, a beautiful and creative space that fosters community, art and curiosity. The prominent yellow stucco building in the heart of downtown Bend has a colorful past. Originally built as a vaudeville theater in 1917, the theater has experienced waves of transformation over the years as a silent movie theatre, a traditional movie theatre, a real estate office and a television store. After sitting empty for nearly a decade, the Liberty Theater has recently been used as an occasional event space for the local community, serving as the hub for the BendFilm Festival and other events. Co-founders, Jenny Green, René Mitchell and Kaari Vaughn saw the building's untapped potential and dreamed of creating a permanent home and gathering space for Bend’s evolving arts and culture scene. Co-founder, Kaari Vaughn says, “At Liberty will continue to host community events as well as regular exhibitions providing a space for artists, art lovers and art organizations to come together.” With its elegant architecture, flexible configurations and premier downtown location, At Liberty is a unique venue for a festival kick-off party, a small board meeting or a memorable dinner party. Its vast space, filled with large empty walls provides the perfect backdrop for art exhibitions. Co-founder, Jenny Green adds, “At Liberty is dedicated to providing a dynamic and inspiring space for the exploration of arts and culture. We are excited to offer this unique and versatile setting for a variety of events.” Local nonprofits, Arts and Cultural Alliance, ScaleHouse and World Muse will now have office space in At Liberty providing a collaborative work space. Co-founder, René Mitchell says, “Many thriving nonprofits struggle to find an affordable office space to expand their presence. Part of At Liberty’s mission is to provide a home for these organizations to collaborate, grow and expand.” In October, At Liberty events included BendFilm Festival Hub, Bend Venture Conference, Bend Design presented by ScaleHouse and Evening with Edgar Allen Poe presented by Deschutes Historical Society. Upcoming events are Little Stone Project (November 3-5), Land, Light and Life: High Desert Museum's Contemporary Art Exhibit (November-December) and the At Liberty Grand Opening is scheduled for November 10. At Liberty, located in Bend’s historic Liberty Theatre, provides an inspiring and dynamic space for the exploration of arts and culture, through exhibitions, collaborations and events.

Photo courtesy of At Liberty Arts Collaborative

Photo courtesy of At Liberty Arts Collaborative

Kate Aspen: Red Necklace Series

by DAVID CLEWETT AE Feature Writer Hundreds of years of history come together on a single necklace with each artifact representing a place and moment in history. The historical artifacts are brought together by jewelry artist Kate Aspen and each piece is carefully selected to tell a specific story. Aspen’s Red Necklace Series are necklaces comprised of several one-of-a-kind historical artifacts affixed to a red beaded necklace where every item is authentic to the period. Aspen has been in business operating Cowgirls and Indians in Sisters for nearly 15 years and she has been making jewelry for over 30 years. Running her own business has presented a challenge to Aspen in that she does not have the time to focus her creative energy toward all of her artistic talents. Therefore she chose to channel her artistic ability into making jewelry. “I’ve been an artist ever since I can remember. I always had my sketchpad around. Growing up I only wanted to be an artist. I should have been an art teacher. My folks told me I couldn’t make a living doing that so I went along and did my own thing,” Aspen said. Aspen started making jewelry by designing simple pieces using beadwork and earrings. Now her extravagant necklaces are on display in her gallery and featured prominently at auctions. Fitting for the name of her shop, Aspen’s Red Necklace Series are wearable pieces of history featuring authentic vintage pieces and adornments from the old west. She scours antique shops and the internet for the perfect historical artifacts to Photo by Ryder Redfield 18 November 2017 |

Sterling Echoes ~ Denise Harrison by DAVID CLEWETT AE Feature Writer


enise Harrison, founder of Sterling Echoes, creates memorable sterling silver jewelry that begins with the inspiration of a photograph, drawing or an empty glass of beer. Harrison’s jewelry captures memories, either her own or her customers, in a piece of jewelry. That favorite photo, a memorable piece of architecture, finger prints and even pets can be captured forever in a wearable piece of art. “For me, the fun is not in just the event, but the memories to look back upon. Reminding me of the event, the place or the people I was with. Sterling Echoes gives me the opportunity to solidify my memories, or those of my customers, into my work,” Harrison said. In creating her unique custom jewelry Harrison has developed a multi-step process for transferring memories to jewelry. “My work begins with a photograph of someplace or something I find interesting. This can be a building, a tree or even my empty pint glass. The photo is modified and etched into copper which is used to texture wax pieces that are cast into sterling and gold,” Harrison said. When Harrison selects a subject for a piece of jewelry the meaning behind the photo and the story it tells is most important. “Technically speaking, images with a fair amount of contrast and texture make my job easier. In order to etch an image, I have to convert it to just black and white. That is why my beer photographs are so much fun. There is a dark background with a light foreground and amazing organic textures,” Harrison said. For Harrison, accurately capturing a person’s memories on a piece of jewelry is a responsibility she takes very seriously. “I have at least ninety images that I have etched in my collection so I am pretty good at judging a photo as soon as I see it. If it is a custom order, I explain to my customer what composition makes for the best outcome and often they will provide me with several photos to choose from. I work closely with my customers

complement each of her unique necklaces. No expense is spared to find the perfect centerpiece for a necklace. “As far as design goes my vision always comes back to vintage one-of-a-kind artifacts that tell a story. I like history so I incorporate those artifacts into my Red Necklace Series. Once I have an idea I search high and low for those artifacts that will go into my next piece,” Aspen said. Aspen’s jewelry has sold in museums and galleries and recently her Artic Transformation necklace sold in a CM Russell Auction. The necklace featured 100-year-old trade beads, fossilized walrus ivory, old fishing weights, a pre1920s pendant and had a length of 31 inches. Aspen’s Red Necklace Series uses 1880's trade beads, Navajo silver, Fred Harvey Era silver and various authentic artifacts from the era. There are over 2,400 beads in each necklace. Each piece on one of her necklaces represents a time and place in history. It is difficult not to wonder of the stories of trade and bartering with each of the beads, who might have originally made the artifacts


during each step of the process before I cast the final pieces so they can make changes at any point along the way,” Harrison said. Family history, personal connections and documenting memories continuously inspire Harrison to create her jewelry. Following the passing of her grandmother, Harrison created a bangle bracelet with family member’s fingerprints as a gift to her daughter to remember the people whose fingerprints were on the bracelet. Shortly after, her friend returned from the Grand Canyon and asked Harrison to create something special to document the trip. Harrison made four medallions from their personal images and added a handmade chain. “These two experiences strengthened my belief of the importance of connections and relationships and our personal stories. I realized documenting these stories in jewelry was something I wanted to do full time,” Harrison said. True to her commitment to personal connections and family, a portion of Harrison’s jewelry sales go to charity. Her Aloha Series sales benefit Alzheimer’s in honor of her stepfather who was diagnosed with the disease. Whether the jewelry captures memories of a magical place in time or a memory of a loved one Harrison’s passion keeps each alive and well in a wearable piece of art and history. “I create pieces that my customers are drawn to because they have had similar experiences or have traveled to similar locations. A piece may not be an exact replica of the photograph, but evokes the feeling of the moment which makes an impact on us,” Harrison said. A sampling of Harrison’s work is available at The Workhouse in Bend and is available by appointment at her studio in Torch Jewelry Collective. Her jewelry can be purchased on Etsy at and viewed at her website,

and how history has led each piece to one of Aspen’s historical necklaces. “When I finish a piece I can feel it in my head and my heart. I know when I should stop tearing it apart and starting over again. It’s a piece of history all hung on a necklace. They all tell a story and you can talk about where those pieces have been, who has held them and the conversations around each piece. They are artifacts from a period in time hung together as a piece of history,” Aspen said. Many of Aspen’s Red Necklaces have a tribal look. The beads she uses were made in Czechoslovakia between 1860 and 1900 and were traded to Native Americans in the old west. One of her recent necklaces called The Santa Fe Express used Navajo Silver, Fred Harvey Era Silver and Red Trade Beads combined with Navajo bells. “Art is my heart and the Red Necklace Series keeps it ticking,” Aspen said. Aspen can be reached at or 541-549-6950 and her necklaces can be found at Cowgirls and Indians in Sisters. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017 19

First Friday in Bend


November 3

Gallery Walk Nov 3,4-8pm

Sharing Magic

Central Oregon Iconic Landscapes through November

Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin St. Featuring paintings by Janice Druian and Karen Bandy thru November 29. The artists will attend the November 3 opening. Janice Druian resides on a remote edge of the Deschutes River canyon. The 180 degree vantage point of big sky and panoramic views of the Smith Rock area in-

Old Mill District Open Everyday

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Local Artists and Quality Framing A Fine Art GAllery


834 NW BROOKS STREET • BEND 541-382-5884 •

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spire her art. From this high desert vista, the artist notes her recent attraction to the “haunting beauty of nocturnes… those twilight and later hour images when the setting sun or moon glow further illumines the beauty of the uncluttered west.” Her exhibit paintings Desert Nocturne, oil on canvas by Janice Druian feature these dramatic nocturnes. Druian’s award winning, expressionistic oils recently appeared at the invitation only, prestigious exhibit of the esteemed Arizona Mountain Oyster Club, noted to display “the finest in Western art…” She also participated in the juried competitions Yosemite Renaissance at the Yosemite National Park Museum and Cowgirl Up, the Other Half of the West, at the Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona. Karen Bandy, an artist since childhood, studied at the University of Oregon exploring drawing, painting, sculpture and design. Then in Portland, she created a successful career in jewelry design, continued upon her 1987 move to Bend where she also began a second career in painting. Bandy’s current show of acrylic paintings reflects her progression from whimsical renderings of the high desert wildlife to her current exploration of expressionism. Her exhibit at Franklin Crossing features expressionistic imagery such as Soul Attraction, a depiction of recognizable human forms walking across a vast blue expanse defined as water, as well as abstract imagery, paintings without recognizable forms rendered in bright, complimentary hues. During First Friday, Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers. Greg Druian, husband of featured artSoul Attraction, acrylic on canvas by ist Janice Druian, plays guitar. The Franklin Atrium Karen Bandy (and Bond St. entrance) exhibition is open from 7am-7pm. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the its exhibition schedule with info at, 503-780-2828. Astir Agency 115 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 30, 541-678-5889, The Waldorf School of Bend Artworks- Light Vessel Project art exhibition is a celebration of the power of community based art. Our Light Vessel Project is a display

Old Mill District (detail), 2017, Fiber with overstitching, 34 x 42” framed

Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, Featuring photographers Dave Kamperman and Joel Bailie. Kamperman states, "At its core, my passion for landscape photography stems from a deep desire to represent any subject in the most attractive and accurate way possible. I believe that it is very hard to improve on the designs the creator has formulated. In addition, I believe these designs deserve to be preserved for future generations to enjoy and study. The power of a photo is in reflecting the truest nature of its subject. My greatest privilege is to capture that precise moment that simply does not need to be enhanced. "For the last ten years I have also been creating unique custom frames starting with a rough-cut piece of solid hardwood. No two frames are exactly alike, even if they may come from the same board. It is always exciting for me to see exactly what the wood has to reveal when it is combined with the appropriate matting and image. For this reason I am enjoying the matting and framing aspect of my art — almost — as much as the photography itself." www.davekampermanphotography. com, Joel Bailie’s interest in photography was sparked in the early 1980s by the works of Ansel Adams and other well-known landscape photographers that followed him. Joel has always enjoyed photographing landscapes, and has recently found a special interest in studio lighting, which he often shoots in black and white. A few of his favorite subjects are sunsets, flowing water and flowers. Joel is a member of the Cascade Camera Club and has previously shown works at City Walls sponsored by the City of Bend, the Family Resource Center, as well as First Join us during the Friday events. First Friday

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of light vessels created from wool fiber and natural elements by our students, faculty and parents. Through this project we explore the idea of “Be the Light” and what that means to us, our children and as a community. How do we bring our light out into the world so that it may bring a brighter future for all? This Light Vessel Project offers a beautiful expression of Light Vessel Project Piece our community values in action. We believe that education is a collaborative effort and we strive to further ourselves as faculty, staff and parents to become exceptional role models for our children and to create an inclusive community. At Liberty 849 NW Wall St. The Little Stone Project hosts a photography exhibit by UK-based aptART (Awareness and Prevention Through Art), mixed-media paintings by Courtney Holton and sculpture by Gregory Fields. Photographs from Paint Outside The Lines 2016 tells the story of aptART's first project in the United States. This street art Espelee by campaign in Portland shared with marginalized youth an artistic Courtney Htolton experience alongside the opportunity to express themselves. Courtney Holton's work melds historic photos of the Native American Cayuse people with large-scale painting. Courtney has shown his works in the U.S., Turkey, Belgium, Switzerland and France. A portion of the sales from this series go the Warm Springs Community Action Team. Gregory Fields will exhibit the pillar sculpture, The Pollinator, from his large collection of ceramic Fieldscapes. Depicting the life-cycle of bees and butterflies, the dramatic and colorful obelisk stands at more than six-feet tall. Bend Art Center 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180 541-330-8759, Under the Same Sky Inspired by the closing of Barnum & Bailey Circus this past by Courtney Holton spring, Terrebonne artist Dawn Emerson mines her memories of The Greatest Show on Earth. Full of saturated color and abstract spaces, Emer-

son's empty circus rings and shadowy interiors of the big top have a haunting quality, as though the performers have just exited for the final time. The few scenes still inhabited by show horses, lions and elephants feel almost like a mirage. Her series of acrobats, reduced to simplistic cut out shapes, feel like a visual memory of the danger and risk taking that were permitted under the big top. Using innovative combinations of pastel and monotype, Emerson captures a time, place and feeling that lives on Sawdust and Peanut Shells by Dawn Emerson in our imagination. Bend Art Center will offer several circus-themed community art classes, talks and school programs in connection with the Cirque d' Art exhibit. Emerson will share her creative pastel and monotype techniques in a workshop November 4-5. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty 821 NW Wall St. 541-383-7600 Featured artist Sandy Melchiori. Sandy will bring us her roosters, sheep and snowscapes to share in our downtown gallery office. Art by Sandy Melchiori Sandy finds her inspiration to paint everywhere. She paints her interpretations with bold, colorful brushstrokes across the canvas. Her paintings are colorful and playful so come get caught up in the fun at our downtown gallery office. desperado a boutique Old Mill District 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980 Featuring Bend artist Barbara Slater who is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive.

Ms. Pearl by Barbara Slater

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5 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 106 Paintings by Cheryl Buchanan and Michelle Oberg thru November. Cherly’s interest in creating began as a child watching her mother paint. Her mom grew up in Alaska and studied under Rusty Heurlin, Alaska’s longest-tenured resident painter. Although her mom died when she was 11, Cheryl’s love of creating continued. Living in Central Oregon during the last four First Street Rapids by years, painting has become her outlet for creating. She finds the Cheryl Buchanan vast and beautiful country truly inspiring. Michelle says she is selftaught but she has studied figure drawing, figure sculpture, facial expressions, watercolor and color theory. In addition she took classes in Chinese Brush Painting and studied four years to learn the technique. Although a look at Michelle’s work reveals she is an accomplished artist, she says her learning efforts never stop, “You continue to grow in art; it is a way of life, and a wonderful trip.” Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-325-6225, Features American landscape and fine art images captured by Bend nature photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Visit and enjoy a visual adventure of illuminating light and captivating panoramas from scenes in Central Oregon and across North America. John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series 1006 NW Bond Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals. Junque in Bloom 50 SE Scott St. SageBrushers artists Peggy Ogburn and Barbara Shannon. Peggy has found watercolor painting an inspiration with its flow of color so she spent the last few years mastering it. She uses transparent watercolors with emphasis on negative painting. Peggy loves flowers and painting those is her specialty. Barbara liked to draw as a child and took a few art classes but did little with it until retirement when she took oil painting lessons and later watercolor. She calls herself a “copyist” and is trying to be more loose and creative. Karen Bandy Design Jeweler Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy a Central Oregon national/international award-winning jewelry designer and abstract painter, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and very wearable. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30-5, First Fridays and by appointment. Layor Art + Supply 1000 NW Wall St., Ste 110, 541-322-0421, Summit High School art students will be featured this November at Layor Art + Supply. Don’t miss this annual exhibit from our local budding artist! They will be


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showing everything from ceramics to oil paintings. This is a great opportunity to support our young people. Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery Student Art at Layor Old Mill District, second story loft 541-330-0840, The Lubbesmeyer twins offer a range of work created in fiber and paint. Through the twins’ collaborative process, they distill literal imagery into vivid blocks of color and texture, creating an abstracted view of their surroundings. Working studio / gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday. Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107 Fourth Annual Mockingbird A-Z, a group show with a wide Yellow Fields by Lubbesmeyer Twins range of subject matter featuring new paintings, bronze sculpture and mixed media from a number of the gallery artists. Stop by on First Friday to mingle with the artists, sip a glass of wine and to enjoy a night of jazz provided by Rich Hurdle and Friends. Thru November. November artists are inspired by nature, wildlife, people and places. Each artist will utilize this opportunity to share their unique approach and individual inspiration with the public. Expect a wide variety of subjects highlighting this broad spectrum of talents in a cohesive and pleasurable viewing experience. Oxford Hotel 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382Red Mountain by 8436 Celebrating the Magical Season Dawn Emerson presenting Susan Busik’s colorful acrylic paintings continuing thru January 6, 2018. Busik will attend the champagne opening on First Friday, November 3, from Huddled by Rick Graham 5:30-7:30pm. Busik’s whimsical, intricately patterned paintings celebrate her Latina heritage. Learning in her forties of her background, she sought to connect to those roots through the surrealistic images and brilliant color of magical realism, present in traditional Mexican Folk Art. The artist painstakingly taught herself the complexity of the folk art’s design and color. Present in her current paintings, the process yielded a fearless painter, contently connected to her past. She recently added new images to her symbolic paintings including a young Latina with a bird perched atop her head and mystical renderings of juniper and ponderosa pine trees, lighted by full moons. The trees are from childhood memories of her backyard in Sisters; she fondly recalls the dramatic shadow of a giant ponderosa pine against the evening sky. Girl with Bird, acrylic on The Oxford lobby exhibition is open Juniper, acrylic on canvas canvas by Susan Busik by Susan Busik

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all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the hotel’s exhibition schedule with info at 503-780-2828, Peterson/Roth Gallery 206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1 541-633-7148, Fall Exhibition featuring the work of Central Oregon artists Ken Roth and Chris Cole thru end of December. Just below Silverado, serving wine and cheese for First Friday. Raptor by Ken Roth Ken Roth has been working as an artist/educator for 25 years. He has taught art at all educational levels as well as conducted painting workshops. He considers teaching an integral part of his creative process. Ken is well-known for his oil paintings of birds, especially hawks and ravens, and his abstract landscapes. Chris Cole brings life to incredible combinations of machinery and wildlife, creating wings from metal and glowing eyes made of recycled bike lights. As his animatronics twist and curl with a realistic grace, the inspiration from the natural world is apparent and surprising, given his chosen medium. Sculpture by Chris Cole Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176 November brings a chill but we will warm you up with colorful glass and fiber arts perfectly suited to the season. Rita Dunlavy creates mosaic art in both traditional and fused glass methods. She believes that contemporary and organic materials enhance traditional mosaics and bring energy into the artwork. The joy of each piece is found in Kiln fused glass by the fact that much is left to the imagination in each surDeb Borine prising finished piece. Deb Borine loves kiln fused glass and her passion is expressed in the beautiful glass "paintings," bowls and a variety of other pieces she creates. Each piece is unique and her painted pieces beg to be placed in a space that will allow the light to shine through. Autumn trees, sunflowers and much more adorn her latest works. The Way We Art, Cindy Bennett and Tricia Biesmann, create beautiful unique and functional nuno-felted wearable art. The magic of how the fibers and fabrics bond together in each creation Wearable Art by Cindy Bennett & Tricia Biesmann keeps Cindy and Tricia excited about the endless Mosaic Art possibilities inherent in their process.

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Sacred Art at Good Grief Guidance 33 NW Louisiana Ave., 541-647-7915, Grief is the universal language. Whether through death, divorce, illness, loss of dreams, feelings of loneliness or abandonment, or ecological and social upheaval, grief is a normal, human experience. Journey into the sacred art of grief and discover how the pain and suffering of living is transformed into a place of personal empowerment — within the self, in relation to others and one's engagement with the larger community. Indeed, grief and dark-

ness deserve gratitude. Grief is an opening which allows healing and growth so that we may live into the beauty of who we are, and to find ourselves within one another. Just as we all live with grief, creation is a human calling. The brave graduates of the Good Grief program, including teens and adults from the community as well as men from the Deer Ridge Correctional Facility in Spirit Horse by Candace Kerber Madras, have volunteered to share their newfound beauty of well-being with the larger community of Bend. We offer a visual representation of the transformation of grief through the offerings at Good Grief Guidance. From weavings, paintings and photographs to poetry, love letters and personal mythologies, the channeling of the creative spirit enables us to reshape our life story so that we may thrive in the face of suffering. Sage Custom Framing and Gallery 834 NW Brooks Street, 541-382-5884 Presenting the latest work of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon thru November 25, reception First Friday November 3 from 4:30-7:30pm. Although based in Bend, membership comes from Washington thru Northern California and the group paints in locations all over the state of Oregon. The November show consists of the latest works done by the group in such locations as Indian Ford Meadow, Cascade Lakes, The Steens, Smith Rock and more.  Inspirational View, pastel by En plein air is a French expression which means "in the open Laura Jo Sherman painted at Smith Rock air," and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Plein air artists see and embrace the landscape unvarnished, describing for the viewer the beauty before them. These artists brave cold, heat, wind, mosquitoes, etc. to capture a fleeting moment in time — an adventure like no other. Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond St., Carissa Glenn, 541-312-2001, Featuring Galactic Fantasia, ink and watercolor by aspiring illustrator, Katie Culberston, who has been a Bendite for over a decade. Working with ink and watercolor Culbertson grasps the vibrancy and versatility of both media and expresses mood and style in her artwork focused on fantasy and particularly fantasy involving outer space. Tumalo Art Company Old Mill District,, 541-385-9144 November Group Show, Sharing Magic: Central Oregon Iconic Landscapes, from 4-8pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk. Gallery artists have created new works celebrating the landscapes Central Oregon is known for. Bruce Jackson introduces Sanctuary, a new limited edition fine art photograph taken at Wizard Falls on the Metolius River. Janice Druian shows new Nocturne oil paintings, Helen Brown portrays Tower Theatre and the ‘Art’ sculpture downtown in her distinctive watercolor batik style, Susan Luckey Higdon paints Steelhead Falls—these are just a few of the diverse subjects depicted by over 15 Tumalo Art Co. artists in the show.

Sanctuary, Limited Edition Fine Art Photograph by Bruce Jackson

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BEND EXHIBITS Bend Senior Center 1600 SE Reed Market Rd. Rotating exhibits of works by the 100+ members of the SageBrushers Art Society. Included are paintings in acrylic, oil and watercolor as well as photography. Visit the Center and enjoy them all. Showing thru November. Blue Spruce Pottery 20591 Dorchester E., 541-382-0197, Annual Holiday Open House featuring Raku firing and wheel throwing demonstrations. Michael Gwinup, well known for his decorative vases, lamps and wall art, will be firing his Raku pottery. Raku is a dynamic process where each piece is fired to a temperature of 1,800 degrees. It is then pulled out of the kiln and placed in a bed of sawdust, and after a few minutes, cooled rapidly with water. The sawdust brings out beautiful metallic lusters in the glaze, while the rapid cooling creates the crackle patterns typical of Raku. Patrick Woodman will be demonstrating wheel thowing. Patrick has been a potter at Blue Spruce for the past 12 years Pitcher by Michael Gwinup and makes a majority of their functional stoneware. All pottery will be 20 percent off during the Open House. November 18 and 19, 11am-4pm. Broken Top Club 62000 Broken Top Drive, 541-383-8200 Jean Requa Lubin, a member of the High Desert Art League, is currently featured at Broken Top Resort in Bend with her oil paintings thru November 17. Jean’s show, Impressions of Nature and the Equine, features  paintings created with painterly realism, from lush floral portraits to the color and action of the equestrian world. Jean's art is a reflection of her interpretation of the subject and her artistic spirit is influenced by growing up in American Samoa and Juneau, Alaska. Les Fleurs et Les PapilDeschutes Historical Museum lons, oil by Jean Lubin 129 NW Idaho Ave.,, 541-389-1813 Every Saturday Heritage Walking Tours. Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History explores the ancient origins of Nordic skiing, and how Scandinavian immigrants to Oregon in the 19th and 20th century introduced ski culture and the ideals of “Friluftsliv“ to Oregon. Thru January 2018. DeWilde Art & Glass 321 SW Powerhouse, 541-419-3337. Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm Handmade stained glass windows, doors and hanging works of art. High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97,, 541-382-4754 Origin of Flight. The ancient bird Archaeopteryx sits on a special perch in the tree of evolution. Fossils of these creatures were discovered in 1861 and helped prove that modern birds evolved from dinosaurs. They also supported Charles Darwin's theory of evolution which was published two years earlier. Gain an

understanding of this 150-million-year-old bird with Dr. Julia Clarke, professor and Wilson Centennial Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology at The University of Texas at Austin, during her presentation The Origin and Evolution of Feathers and Flight.  Thursday, November 2, 6pm, doors open 5:45pm, no-host bar. Members $3, non-members $7. Beyond Fences thru November 12. For over two decades, Brown W. Cannon III has photographed culture, adventure and conservation around the world, but he is always drawn back to the landscape of the American West. His stunning photography exhibit portraits the men and women who ranch the American West, along with images of the High Desert and wild Innovation Lab. Photo courtesy of the mustangs thundering across the landscape. High Desert Museum Legendary Landscapes thru December 2. View breathtaking images of High Desert landscapes and learn about the fascinating stories behind how these places got their names in this community-curated exhibition. Capturing Time: Celebrating 35 Years of the High Desert Museum thru January 7, 2018. It’s hard to believe it was 35 years ago that Don Kerr opened the doors to our first visitors. To mark this anniversary, the Museum will be exploring the Museum’s history with a new exhibit featuring some objects from its expansive collection. Innovation Lab: Design Inspired by Nature thru February 17, 2018. Learn how designers, engineers and architects are taking a page out of nature’s book, and create some designs of your own in this family-friendly exhibition. Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950 Featuring Dorothy Freudenberg in large conference room. “I am a digital alchemist, transforming the visual elements of texture, shape, pattern and color into new forms of imagery that even I cannot imagine beforehand,” explains Dorothy. Rodes-Smithey Studio 19007 Innes Market Rd., 541-280-5635, Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey. SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend,, 541-617-0900 Annual Affordable Art Show. Every item is priced at $50 or less. Come, enjoy the show and fine some beautiful and unique works that will make wonderful gifts. Showing thru November. Gallery open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 1-4 pm. Artists reception Saturday, November 18, 2-4pm. St. Charles Medical Center - Bend 2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321,, Rotating local artists.

SUNRIVER EXHIBITS Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr. 541-593-2127 541-593-8274 Featured artists Karla Proud, Oregon Gemstone jewels and Mary Moore, sculptural pottery. Party with the Artists, Giving Thanks, second Saturday celebration on November 11 from 4-6pm. Sunriver Library Helen Brown at 541-788-5025 or Features Sunriver resident and artist Helen Brown who will show a selection of her Lewis & Clark watercolor series. For over a year, Helen has been focusing on the 1803-06 expedition; what they might have seen along their way from Missouri to Oregon and back. At this show, you will see portraits she painted from sculpture, plants that Lewis & Clark first noted for science, and even Seaman, the captain’s dog. An exhibition Sculpture Pottery by of her entire Lewis & Clark series will go on display at the Oregon Historical Mary Moore Society in Portland, thru January 2018.


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Sunriver Resort Lodge - Betty Gray Gallery 17600 Center Dr. Winter in the High Desert featuring eight Central Oregon members of the High Desert Art League (HDAL) showing varied mediums. The show includes the coordinator, Vivian Call Me Olson, as well as HDAL members Helen Brown, David Buff by Westgate, Brooks Scanlon Mill Kinker, Jean Lubin, Dee McBrier-Lee, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen by Daniel Florea Janice Rhodes, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes the art exhibits for Sunriver Resort; open all hours to the public. The Wooden Jewel 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-4151,, Resident artist Michael Bryant is a gifted sculptor with a long list of accolades. He carves wildlife, people, and places from one solid pieces of fine wood. Michael does not use models or pictures only his personal vision from deep within. By incorporating innovative materials with her exceptional design sense, Sarah Graham creates jewelry that is unlike anything else: organic, textural, with a muted palate that is subtly feminine, yet substantial, unique, yet universal in its appeal.


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ireplaces provide a warm, cozy place to escape the crisp November air, but if ever there was a reason to leave the comforts of home, it would be to visit the artists at the Sunriver Artists' Gallery for a little party on November 11 from 4-5pm. Artists will be serving up not only beautiful art, but snacks and drinks. This month's featured artists are more than worth the short trip to the gallery. Jewelry artist Karla Proud moved to Oregon in 2005, partly to ‘romance’ the Oregon State gemstone, Sunstone. After her arrival she discovered that Oregon is rich in gems! The artist found that there are other unique and beautiful Oregon gemstones to play with. One gem that she is particularly fond of is Owyhee Blue Opal. This is a natural opal and sometimes referred to as ‘common opal’ as it has no play of other colors in the gem….just a pure beautiful shade of blue. The stone is somewhat translucent and takes a great polish finish. It is found on private ranchland in the Southeast corner of Oregon near the Owyhee River. The blue is especially beautiful set into sterling silver finished jewels. You will find in Artists’ Gallery a selection of Oregon Fire Opal from the Juniper Ridge mine, east of Lakeview. This gem is found in a color variety from pale yellows to oranges to reds. Proud actually mined this material and had it cut into faceted gemstones and beads. The perfect colors for fall. Also featured this month is gallery newcomer Mary Moore. Moore, a figurative ceramicist, is

a wonderful addition to the eclectic mix at the gallery. The artist's whimsical clay figures will steal your heart when you pass by her display. Figures range in size from six inches to two feet, with each piece fired in a manner that accommodates her use of different types of clay. Often the pieces are fired with an underglaze and then embellished with acrylic paints. Each piece is designed using a technique call “Sgraffito” in which a partial surface of the underglaze is removed in a pattern before firing. Moore's smallest pieces are playfully named Mud Babies. They are similar to gargoyles, each one holding and protecting something of value. The artist's series of Whispers figures is influenced by Native American images. The faces are emerging from the rock, representing new ideas coming to light. The largest figures explore different aspects of human nature. These pieces can reflect a different period in time and a sense of whimsy and grace. Artists' Gallery Sunriver Village, Building 19 541-593-4382 Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


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Winter in the High Desert with Members of the High Desert Art League


etty Gray Gallery presents Autumn in the High Desert, paintings by Daniel Florea and Pat Oertley continuing through November 13. Opening on November 17 is an exhibition of artwork by High Desert Art League (HDAL) members for the Thanksgiving holiday, continuing through the annual Traditions celebration of December into the New Year. Autumn in the High Desert shows acrylic paintings by Daniel Florea featuring Central Oregon scenes. Florea’s art career began with his early 70's move to Bend and employment as art director of the North Pacific toy company owned by the Cleveland family. He notes that Norma Cleveland introduced his art to Betty Gray, co-developer of Sunriver Resort with husband John Gray, and Donald McCallum. Mrs. Gray invited Florea to show at the resort, his first solo exhibition and beginning of his art career. His current Sunriver exhibition marks his return to the Sunriver Lodge Gallery, now the Betty Gray Gallery. Pat Oertley exhibits her abstract, multicolored, layered, mixed-media paintings embellished with brightly colored strips cut from her prints. The artist notes the joy of this “making marks and finding layers.” Oertley’s previous exhibitions suggested the colorful Look for Me –– Ligurian Sea, acrylic with mixed-media by Dee McBrien-Lee kilims of Asia; abstracted photographic compositions Call Me Buff, pastel on created from close-up shots in auto wrecking yards; paper by Vivian Olsen and, her Jazz Series, paying homage to jazz greats such as Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. Her art reflects a bachelor of arts in fine art from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and her masters in art from Columbia University. November 17 opens the exhibition of eight Central Oregon members of the High Desert Art League showing varied mediums. The show includes the coordinator, Vivian Olson, as well as HDAL members Helen Brown, David Kinker, Jean Lubin, Dee McBrier-Lee, Jacqueline Newbold, Janice Rhodes, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller. Helen Brown displays her watercolor on rice paper batik landscapes depicting scenes from the Pacific Northwest. She presents a mountain vista with a prodigious field of Fireweed as well as a peaceful creek bed on a wooded hillside. Abstract artist Dee McBrien-Lee uses an acrylic medium infused with textures and colors of a variety of mixed-media. The paintings offer glimpses into the artist's mind, but also invite the viewer to imagine their own story and conclusions. Vivian Olsen creates expressive oil portraits of a variety of wild animals, from wolves and bison to owls and ravens. Her watercolor and pastel paintings reflect her special bond with animals seen in each wildlife subject. Other Ablaze, watercolor on rice paper by Helen Brown HDAL members' works will be on display in the Winter in the High Desert exhibition continuing through February 2018.  Billye Turner organizes the Sunriver Resort Lodge art exhibits with info at 503-780-2828 or Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


Christmas Concert Featuring Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer Opens Sunriver Music Festival’s 41st Season


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ink Martini's original violinist Aaron Meyer, brings his unique stage presence and awe-inspiring performance to Sunriver on Friday, December 1 for a Christmas Concert at Sunriver Resort Homestead. Presented by the Sunriver Music Festival and the Sunriver Resort, concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer and his band will feature original music and virtuosic arrangements of classical favorites and holiday music. “We are so excited to have Aaron back for our annual Christmas Concert,” states Pam Beezley of the Sunriver Music Festival. “Aaron has a big following of fans in Central Oregon and his concerts always draws an enthusiastic crowd.” Aaron played his first violin when he was five, and by the time he was 11 years old, he had soloed with the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra. After performing as an original member of world-renowned band Pink Martini, Aaron recorded on the band’s million selling album Sympathique (he has now recorded nine albums). Meyer has worked with vastly contrasting artists such as Smokey Robinson, Aaron Neville, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon and the platinum record selling band, Everclear. Learn more about Aaron Meyer’s music at The Aaron Meyer Concert begins at 6:30pm at Sunriver Resort Homestead. Doors open at 6pm. Cost is $35 for Sunriver Music Festival Members and $40 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 541-593-9310 or visit

Behind the Scenes: Sunriver Music Festival’s Year-Round Youth Educational Programs Thrive


hile Sunriver’s Great Hall is silent now that the Sunriver Music Festival’s summer concerts have passed for this year, music continues in the halls of area schools thanks to the Festival’s commitment to youth education in South Deschutes County. Nurturing the next generation of artistic talent has been a commitment of the Sunriver Music Festival ever since its birth forty years ago. This focus is alive and well because of two ongoing programs. THE YOUNG ARTISTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM — During its 22-year history, the Festival’s Young Artists Scholarship program has awarded nearly $475,000 in scholarships to 142 Central Oregon classical music students pursuing advanced studies. IN-SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAMS — Sunriver and La Pine schools both enjoy art and music education thanks in part to a Sunriver Music Festival’s partnership. At Sunriver's Three Rivers School, in addition to elective band and choir and guitar classes, every student has music classes as part of their regular curriculum, taught by Rebekka Nores. The Festival has help purchase and maintain instruments and accessories, band chairs, printed music and much more, with the help of grants from Sunriver Women's Club, Sunriver Rotary, Bank of the Cascades and others. After School Orchestra is the newest way the Festival is sharing music with Sunriver youth. AJ Jimenez is introducing 12-20 kids, mostly forth and fifth graders, to violin, viola and cello. These kids, most who’ve never played an instrument before, learn the basics of music reading and technique, and


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have multiple performances throughout the school year. In addition to programs at Three Rivers, the Festival also supports numerous La Pine Middle and High School programs. • La Pine Middle and High School Bands: Taught by Michael Chavarin, the band program has grown to ninety students and includes students from sixth to 12th grade. Over the past three years, the Festival has assisted with band instrument purchases and repairs, band chairs, music stands, print music, instructional keyboards and matching band t-shirts for performances. • Artists in Residence: Art classes have welcomed professionals in photography, printmaking, papermaking and more, leading special multiweek residences and after-school clubs. • La Pine Guitar Club: David Miller, a longtime working musician and educator, has taken this after-school class from theory to reality. Now the club offers beginner and advanced classes and continues even through summer. • Drama Programs: In 2017, La Pine Performing Arts achieved a milestone in presenting their first full-length musical in years. The Little Mermaid performed a sold-out weekend and introduced this drama program to the greater community. • La Pine Middle and High School Choir: Michael Chavarin has developed multiple successful choirs at La Pine Schools, including an advanced jazz choir for upper grade students. The choirs recently purchased new robes and are able to continue expanding their music library.

Sisters Folk Festival Welcomes New Development Director


isters Folk Festival (SFF) welcomes Steven Remington as their new development director. Remington has twenty years of professional Steven Remington experience in fundraising, organizational development and festival and event management with public-benefit arts organizations throughout Oregon and the Northwest. Remington most recently served as the executive director for the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Prior to that he was ED for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, hosted by the University of Idaho. His tenure there included overseeing the Jazz in the Schools program, which each year provides jazz education outreach to 42 schools, reaching over 8,000 students. In addition to donor relations, Steven’s experience includes working with over 200 sponsoring businesses nationwide and writing and managing large grants with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Humanities and others. He earned his Certified Festival & Event Executive certification from IFEA/Purdue University. Although he spent six years in Idaho, Remington says, “I am an Oregonian through and through.” Steven was a founding member of the Oregon Bluegrass Association, helped launch Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival with two other founders, was a founder of the Oregon Truffle Festival and produced the annual Eugene Celebration, among many other achievements in nonprofit management and festival production. Steven says, “I feel so lucky to have this opportunity to contribute to the legacy of Sisters


Folk Festival. It’s an honor for me to follow Katy Yoder, to work with this stellar staff and board, and to join the many volunteers in the future successes of this impressive organization. I’m looking forward to meeting and working with the students, donors, patrons and artists that support and participate in this important cultural initiative.” SFF’s current development director, Katy Yoder, will be staying on to help Steven transition to his position. “Steven is a fantastic addition to our team and will take wonderful care of our patrons,” says Yoder. “I’m excited to introduce him to our sponsors, donors and other funders over the next couple of months.” “We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Steven join our team. On a professional level, his broad experience in nonprofit fundraising and management will be invaluable to us, and on a personal level, his enthusiasm, passion and commitment to furthering the mission of SFF is outstanding,” says Ann Richardson, managing director. Founded in 1995, Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. has grown from a weekend music festival into a year-round cultural-arts organization, enriching lives through music and arts education and programming that serves an inclusive, multi-generational community. SFF has been honored for its groundbreaking Americana Project that provides Sisters students with unique learning experiences including keyboard, violin and cello instruction, a guitar- and ukulele-building program, instruction in songwriting and performing and the annual production of a CD of original songs.

SISTERS EXHIBITS Black Butte Ranch Lodge 541-595-1252 Exhibit, oil paintings of animal portraits by High Desert Art League member Barbara Slater, thru December 4. Barbara has been creating oil paintings for the past four decades & is well known for her portraits of horses, pets, chickens & cows that come to life on canvas. Artist’s reception November 16 from 5-8pm. View Barbara’s individual artworks at

Orchestra. November 17, 4-6:30pm & November 18, 3-5pm. The gallery welcomes the holiday season with refreshments & extended hours of operation, 10am-7pm. Featured November 21-January 22, 2018: Small Wonders. Gallery artists exhibit small format, collectable fine art. Hood Avenue Art gallery represents over 20 artists who live & work in Central Oregon. Reception will be on 4th Friday Art Stroll, November 24, 4-7pm., refreshments, free & open to the public.

Buffalo Horn Gallery 167 West Sister Park Dr., 541-549-9378 Featuring the work of Ted Lettkeman, Alix & Gary Lynn-Roberts, western oil painter.

Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery 222 West Hood Ave., 541-912-0732 Scott’s fabulous designs in metal prompt imagination & admiration, wide ranging decor with hints of other, more romantic eras, to a decidedly whirlwind love affair with the future.

Canyon Creek Pottery 310 North Cedar St., 541-390-2449, Fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters.

The Jewel 221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388 Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.

Cha For The Finest Gallery 183 East Hood Ave., 541-549-1140 4th Friday Art Stoll in Sisters on November 24, 4-7pm.

Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom 207 N Fir St., Ste G, 541-617-6078 Artwork, cards, giftware & ceramics.

Bovine Grace by Barbara Slater

Clearwater Art Gallery 303 West Hood, 541-549-4994, 4th Friday Art Stroll, Navajo rugs, jewelry & baskets made 50 or 100 years ago, prevalent in museums & Native American Antique Galleries, need to be regarded as representing people of a former time. November 24, 4-6pm. Cowgirls & Indians Resale 160 SW Oak St., 541-549-6950, Wed.-Sat. 11am-5pm or by appointment Gently used Western wear, art & furniture. Art by M. Barbera Bronze, Ed Morgan, William F. Reese, Heinie Hartwig originals, Native American baskets & jewelry, buying Native American jewelry & artworks. Hood Avenue Art 357 West Hood Ave.,, 541-719-1800, Featured artists Joann Burgess & Breezy Anderson thru November 20. Pastel painter Burgess plays with light & texture to create colorful abstractions. Metal sculptor Anderson creates figurative sculpture inspired by memory, movement & time. November 17 & 18, Hood Avenue Art Holiday Party. Hosting two performances by Central Oregon Community

Ephemeral by Breezy Anderson

Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop 252 W Hood Ave., 541-549-9552,, gallery open 11am-5pm daily, Sunday, 12-5pm. Custom framing & photo restoration, plus work by photographers Curtiss Abbott, Gary Albertson, Dennis Schmidling & Curtiss Abbott; & the art of Paul Alan Bennett, Jennifer Hartwig, Norma Holmes, KimryJelen, Carol Grigg, Dennis McGregor, Jodi Schneider, Caroline Stratton; works in wood by Steve Mathews & Thomas Means; pottery by Susan Adams & Ann Grossnickle & jewelry by Vicki Hodge. Studio Redfield 183 East Hood Ave., 541-588-6332 Featuring hand-painted tiles ceramics, art cards, jewelry, abstract paintings & impressionistic landscapes, handpainted mugs, bright decorative ceramics, wire baskets, tiled end tables. Paintings by Randy Redfield & original hand-painted tile by Kibak Tile. The Porch 243 N Elm St., 541-549-3287, Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings.

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by LINDEN GROSS, One Stop Writing Shop f you haven’t tried Chops, you’re missing out. For starters, the Sisters restaurant, which features live entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, is downright beautiful, with its high ceiling, rustic beams and posts, and woodburning, floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. Even better, the food lives up to its surroundings in a monster way. Every dish we tried showcased Chef Grant Dixson’s masterful hand when it comes not only to taste but to texture. My food posse and I started out with a round of first-rate craft cocktails, hot bread studded with caraway seeds and served with roasted garlic, thyme and shallot butter, and one of the best scallop dishes we can remember. Wrapped in bacon, the scallops were beautifully seared and still creamy inside. Crispy meets satiny and salt meets sweet brininess, topped with a lick-the-plate citrus, vermouth butter sauce. Next we moved to the silky,house-smoked steelhead. Piled on a toast point with the accompanying cranberry and serrano chile remoulade and you not only got the chef ’s signature play of textures, but a subtle note of back-end heat that would be re-echoed throughout the meal. That suggestion of spiciness perfectly countered the sweetness in the scratch-made butternut squash soup. The Autumn salad, with fennel, pecans, apple, gold raisins in a tart sage and oregano brown butter vinaigrette was just as good. We all remarked that during Happy Hour, one of the best salads I’ve had in any restaurant can be topped with the steelhead for just $7. All too often, entrées don’t live up to an eatery’s creative starters. That was definitely not the case here. The Pescatore, billed as bouillabaisse but more of a cioppino, featured enormous, head-on shrimp, diver scallops, mussels, clams and calamari—all as tender as


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edmond Committee for Art in Public Places (RCAPP) partnered with Elton Gregory Middle School on the student art project, Out of the Box — Painting Day. Under the guidance of artist in residence David Kinker, students designed three transportation theme murals to be painted on city electrical boxes.  On September 30 students painted murals at Hwy. 97/Maple Ave. (Baker Equipment), Hwy. 97/ Oak Tree (Sonic) and Hwy. 97/Quince Ave. (Home Depot). The project partners in attendance were Artist in Residence David Kinker, artist; Elton Gregory

Middle School Representative Elizabeth Platt, counselor; Jackie Abslag of City of Redmond, project coordinator and Redmond Committee for Arts in Public Places: Linda Gilmore Hill, chairperson. Artist in Residence David Kinker is a painter, muralist and teacher with a long history in the arts community of Central Oregon. His murals can be seen at Tower Theatre, St. Charles Health Center, McMenamins and more. community-development/economic-development/ urban-renewal/completed-public-art-projects

CENTRAL OREGON EXHIBITS Madras / Warm Springs Art Adventure Gallery 185 SW Fifth St., 541-475-7701 Rotating artists in various media.

The Museum at Warm Springs 2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, Tribal members demonstrate & share family heirlooms.


Ghost Trees in the Canyon by Gillian Burton

A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St., Prineville, 541-447-3715, Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of the World exhibit anchors the new exhibit space in the expanded museum. It includes The Woods & The Mill, two full size areas that highlight the workers, tools & history of the trade. Native American exhibit brings history of the people & land of Crook County.


The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Eagle Crest Resort, 7525 Falcon Crest Dr., Ste. 100 541-526-1185,, Daily, 10am-5pm. Original oils, reproductions, classes, gift shop. The eclectic paintings of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal combine illuminant colors with alternative visions of reality. These contemporary oils on canvas examine the deeper meaning of life & tell a human interest story. Combining profound messages with thought-provoking imagery & evocative symbolism, they are much more than a painting. Maragas Winery Lattavo Gallery 15523 SW Hwy. 97, Culver, 541-546-5464, The caricature art adorning the bottles of Maragas wines was created by Doug Maragas’ mother, Joanne Lattavo, in the late ‘50s & early ‘60s. Joanne was an accomplished oil painter with a renowned art gallery.

Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave.,, Linda Barker at Hosting several Central Oregon artists thru December. Gillian Burton, born in England, was exposed to arts & crafts at an early age. Constable Country, the Lake District, the marshes of East Anglia & the south west of Arthurian legend were all part of her earliest memories & infused her imagination.  An accomplished fiber artist, knitter & basket maker, Gillian also pursues a love of painting. She creates Chinese brush & watercolor paintings which reflect her love of shape & design. A collection of Gillian’s watercolors will be displayed in the Silent Reading room. Judd Wagner has lived & worked as a teacher in Central Oregon since 1999. His paintings primarily draw inspiration from the natural world & man’s relationship to it, especially regarding the rugged environment of the American West. Working as a self-trained painter, Judd has been intrigued & influenced by a wide range of artists from the images of Georgia O’Keeffe to the thematic concerns of the German artist Anselm Kiefer. Lucynda Campbell began oil painting in 2010 when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. "I was determined to get through this having learned something, & to make the most of my situation." With the help of Diana Young (a friend & local artist) & YouTube inspiration she has been able to continue to make progress in oil painting. Lucynda now specializes in large contemporary flowers & pet portraits. Katie Harris works in brightly colored fused glassworks. She makes decorative & functional pieces as well as unique & stunning jewelry. Allan Plant has been oil painting about 35 years. He began expressing his passion for drawing & art at a very young age on his bedroom walls, using the medium of crayon. He’s enjoyed drawing & taking art lessons all through school but it wasn’t until he was in the Air Force that he explored oil painting. While in the Air Force he was able to study with a professional teacher. Allan will be displaying several landscape pieces. School House Produce 1430 SW Highland Ave., 541- 504-7112, Exhibiting the paintings of SageBrushers artist Jennifer Ware-Kempcke. The beauty of Oregon inspires Jennifer & she portrays that in watercolor, pastels & acrylics. She blends color & form to create glowing landscapes with her reverence for the high desert. Showing thru November. St. Charles Hospital—Redmond 1253 NW Canal Blvd., 541-548-8131 Rotating local artists.

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he Songwriter Series is a nonprofit, private concert series created to introduce independent singer-songwriters to an attentive audience, in an intimate setting, explains creator John Cook. One hundred percent of the proceeds from donations and merchandise sales go directly to the artists.  "These concerts are a wonderful way to enjoy hearing great musicians and singer-songwriters create superb live music, featuring the full rich sound of acoustic instruments and exceptional vocals," explains Cook. "Our shows are mainly focused on the genres of Folk, Americana, Roots music.  We have heard all of the featured artists, in traditional listening environments, at the Folk Alliance International and Regional Conferences and at various music festivals across the United States and Canada. We are certain they will present performances that you will not only enjoy, but not soon forget." SERIES LOCATION 3536 NW Mesa Verde Court, Bend SCHEDULE 4pm ~ Pot Luck Dinner 5pm ~ Music Set 1 5:40pm ~ Intermission for Meet and Greet with the Performer 6:10pm ~ Music Set 2 6:50pm ~ Conclusion of Concert Emily Scott Robinson. Photo ourtesy of Songwriter Series November 4 ~ EMILY SCOTT ROBINSON With an angelic voice and lyrics laid bare, Emily Scott Robinson is pioneering her own brand of roots music: Southern Gothic folk. She enchants her audiences with stories and songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny, heart-wrenching and redemptive. Her stage presence evokes emotion and shows passion just like her sound and stories. In 2015, she won first place and her Gibson guitar in the American Songwriter May/June Lyric Contest. In 2016, Emily won the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition. Emily released her debut album, Magnolia Queen, in February 2016. In 2017, Emily was featured on PRI's show The World for her single, Traveling Mercies. She was also named a winner of the 2017 Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Contest. She is currently touring full time, living on the road with her husband in their motorhome, writing and performing across the country. Don’t miss your chance to hear the beautiful vocals of Emily.

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he Tower Theatre Foundation presents the Bend debut of genre-bending mandolin player Sam Bush November 9 at 7:30pm. If you’ve heard the Avett Brothers, Lyle Lovett or Yonder Mountain String Band you’ll recognize—and love—Sam Bush’s combination of bluegrass, folk, country-swing, rock and reggae. Bush is widely recognized as The Father of Newgrass, a progressive form of bluegrass music that incorporates electric instruments and lengthy improvisations. For Bush, a lifetime of channeling his energy into his art has led to innovations that have changed the course of bluegrass and roots music alike. He’s taken home three GRAMMYS, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association, been honored as Mandolin Player of the Year four times and has collaborated on numerous songs with friends including Emmylou Harris, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett and BélaFleck, to name a few. “When we play live on stage, if people can feel the joy Sam Bush we’re feeling, then we have succeeded, that’s for sure,” said Bush. Thursday, November 9, “That’s the goal to me of playing music.” So come downtown and 7:30pm experience this joy in its musical, human form. Reserved seating $25, $35, $45 Tickets are available at the box office, by phone (+$3 preservation fee) 541-317-0700 or online at


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Passing the Baton


New Artistic Director of Central Oregon Mastersingers Christian Clark


t’s quite fitting that Central Oregon Mastersingers' (COM) first concert of the season under the baton of new Artistic Director Christian Clark will focus on the works of contemporary choral composers such as Eric Whitacre, Jonathan Dove, Will Todd and Daniel Elder. Each selection explores the concept of “light” and representations of new beginnings as well as endings; morning light, sunlight, twilight, evening light, starlight, moonlight; light shining like a diamond, a new dawn, a new age. Collectively these young, passionate, inspired composers represent the new era of choral music… and Christian Clark is their contemporary. So it goes as the baton is passed from one generation to the next. By not only figuratively but literally passing the baton to Clark (who was hand-picked to succeed him) retiring COM Artistic Director Emeritus Clyde Thompson has assured that COM’s tradition of presenting stunning works of choral music with excellence will continue well into the future. According to COM President of the Board Jeff White, “Christian Clark brings a friendly, approachable demeanor that exudes an infectious passion for choral music to the Artistic Director position, along with a perfect blend of high artistic standards, dynamic podium skills and a wide-ranging repertoire. We are thrilled to have Clark lead COM as we begin our next exciting chapter of exquisite choral music performance. We think he is absolutely the right person to build on Artistic Director Emeritus Clyde Thompson’s impressive legacy.” Clark’s extensive resume includes multiple stints as musical director, music conductor and associate or assistant musical director with such venerable musical organizations as Sam Houston Opera (La Bohéme, La Traviata and The Tales of Hoffman), Houston Masterworks Chorus (where he prepared choirs for and performed with the Houston Ballet and Orchestra), SHSU Concert Choir and Chorale and Holy Cross Lutheran Church plus additional rewarding work with multiple award-winning community and school choirs. Not only highly accomplished as a choral conductor, Clark excels as a tenor soloist. He has performed internationally as a soloist singing works of Mozart and Mendelssohn, among others. Favorite operatic roles include Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. In Texas (while earning degrees in vocal performance plus a masters in choral conducting) Clark performed as a soloist with Sam Houston State University Chorale and Symphonic Choir plus Houston Masterworks Chorus in works including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasy, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Mass in Time of War, Bach’s Cantata No. 140, Dubois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ and Mozart’s Requiem. Clark is currently serving as choir director at Nativity Lutheran Church in Bend, and is a founding member of Bend Camerata. He will be conducting Bend’s Cascade Chorale for winter and spring terms 2018 while CC Artistic Director James Knox is on sabbatical. And if all that isn’t enough he will be singing the ethereal O Holy Night tenor solo for Cascade Chorale’s Holiday Magic concert at the Tower Theatre this December — just one week before conducting COM’s own holiday concert at The Tower Theatre (Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria, performed with chamber orchestra and soloists.) Whew! When not directing or singing, Christian and his wife Audrey (a fabulous soprano) stay busy raising three young children. In true Bend fashion, they also have a dog. A celebration of the 20th anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, along

with other works exploring the topic of “light” by contemporary choral composers including Eric Whitacre, Jonathan Dove, Will Todd and Daniel Elder; featuring guest organist Dr. Barbara Baird on pieces by Jean Langlais Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 22 at 3pm at Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend. $20 general admission online or at Photo courtesy of Central Oregon Mastersingers the door; students free with ID. Dr. Baird is professor of organ and harpsichord at University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. She will play selections from two pieces by renowned organ composer Jean Langlais (1907-1991): from Three Characteristic Pieces I. Pastoral Prelude, III. Bells and from Neuf pieces, Chant de joie (Song of Joy) and Chant de paix (Song of Peace). Now in their thirteenth season, Central Oregon Mastersingers comprise many of the area’s finest singers who share a common passion for the best in choral music. Their repertoire spans musical eras (12th to 21st centuries) and styles, from catchy arrangements of popular music to major masterworks for chorus and orchestra. Over 150 singers have participated in the choir since its inception, and the group has collaborated with numerous ensembles and performers including the Sunriver Music Festival, Cascade Chorale, Central Oregon Symphony, Youth Choir of Central Oregon, Bells of Sunriver, Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble and several of the area’s finest jazz musicians.


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CATGUT TRIO September 25, 2015 Tower Theatre


EIGHTH ANNUAL GALA November 14, 2015 Bend Golf & Country Club

GOLD COAST CONCERT ARTISTS March 18, 2016 Tower Theatre

FRANK ALMOND November 20, 2015 First United Methodist Church

ORLOFF/WALZ DUO April 23, 2016 First United Methodist Church


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AVIARA TRIO March 9, 2018


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he prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia has a minimum age of 15 for acceptance. Nothing short of precocious, Peter Wiley began playing the cello at age Photo courtesy of HDCM seven, and showed such exceptional talent that the school made special accommodations to allow him to attend when he was only 13 years old. Upon graduating, Wiley joined the Pittsburgh Symphony, and then was appointed Principal Cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the remarkably young age of twenty. During his tenure there he connected with Concertmaster Phillip Ruder, who now lives in Bend and serves on the Board of Advisors for High Desert Chamber Music. An Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, Wiley enjoys a prolific career as a performer and teacher. He made his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall in 1986 with the New York String Orchestra. Wiley was cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio and was nominated for a Grammy Award in his last year with them. In 2001, he succeeded his mentor, David Soyer,

as cellist of the famed Guarneri Quartet. The quartet retired from the concert stage in 2009, and Wiley was again nominated for a Grammy in the group’s last year. Wiley is a founding member of the piano quartet Opus One and teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music and Bard College Conservatory of Music. In 2011, the Wiley family founded CelloPointe, a performance group that celebrates the merging of chamber music and contemporary ballet. The Manhattan-based group has blossomed into an ensemble that tours nationally with the Wileys running it as a family. High Desert Chamber Music’s tenth anniversary season continues with Peter Wiley on Friday, December 8, at 7:30pm at the Bend Church. Tickets are available through High Desert Chamber Music by phone or online. On December 9 at 10am, Wiley will participate in a Master Class presented in conjunction with the American String Teachers Association. This class is free and open to the public to attend. Come hear the music.

High Desert Chamber Music Tenth Annual Gala at the Bend Golf & Country Club level of weekly chamber music instruction with HDCM Executive Director and professional violinist Isabelle Senger, as well as select visiting artists. This program provides performance opportunities at all HDCM events and in the community. Auditions are held annually in the fall. The students selected for this year’s program include Mateo Garza (violin), John Fawcett (viola), Nicholas Oncken (violin), Hannah Ortman (violin), Julian Simmons (cello) and Amy Wheeler (cello). “This fundraiser is critical for our Educational Outreach programs,” states Senger. “This year I am proud to showcase two L-R Spotlight Chamber Players Amy Wheeler, Mateo Garza, Hannah Ortman, John Fawcett, Nicholas Oncken, Julian Simmons | from HDCM groups in the Spotlight Chamber Players. We provide their training and instruction at no cost, and funds raised at our gala allow us igh Desert Chamber Music's (HDCM) to continue affording this unique opportunity to some of Central Tenth Annual Gala will be held on Oregon’s most accomplished young musicians.” Saturday, November 18, at 6pm at the Bend Proceeds from the Gala will allow High Desert Chamber Music Golf and Country Club. Bob Shaw from the KTVZ to continue offering Educational Outreach opportunities at no cost Newschannel 21 Team returns as this year’s gala emcee to any students, teachers or schools in Central Oregon. In addition and the evening will include a performance, dinner to the Spotlight Chamber Players program, further Educational and silent auction with donations from over 100 local Outreach efforts include providing students with direct contact businesses and organizations. The concert will feature to the guest musicians through performances and Q&A sessions the recipients of our Educational Outreach program, the at local schools, public master classes and providing students Spotlight Chamber Players. complimentary tickets to concerts. The Spotlight Chamber Players program provides a high Tickets available at


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Joe Craven & The Sometimers


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oe Craven, longtime percussionist and violinist for the David Grisman Quintet turned award-winning music educator, will be performing a concert with his trio, The Sometimers, as a benefit for Bend’s Cascade School of Music on November 8 from 6:30-8pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bend. A multi-instrumentalist, award winning creativity educator, museum curator, visual artist, actor/storyteller, music festival emcee, director of RiverTunes and Vocali Voice Camps and a co-director for the Wintergrass Youth Academy, Joe’s musical knowledge is impressive and his gift of gab unprecedented. Joe Craven & The Sometimers. Joe’s love of performing has put him in many musical Photo provided by Cascade School of Music genres and alongside many musicians including Stephane Grapelli,Jerry Garcia,David Lindley,Howard Levy and Alison Brown.He is a musical madman with anything that has strings attached: violin, mandolin, tin can, bedpan and with anything that might work as a drum or rhythm instrument. “Everything Joe touches turns to music,” says mandolinist David Grisman. No one who saw Joe wring a percussion concerto from his garbage-bag raincoat during a downpour at the Strawberry Music Festival Peter Erskine could disagree. or five weekends from October through The Cascade School of Music provides a variety of individual and group education opportunities for March, world-class jazz comes to youth and adults. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students, seating is limited. the OXFORD hotel’s intimate jazz Cascade School of Music, 541-382-6866 ballroom located in the heart of downtown Bend.

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November features the more intimate realms of improvised music with the Peter Erskine New Trio, featuring two-time Grammy Award winner and drummer Peter Erskine, pianist Vardan Ovsepian and bassist Damian Erskine. “Bringing new, fresh jazz to the Bend community to perform in such an intimate setting is what this series is all about,” said Oxford Corporate’s Regional Vice President of Operations Ben Perle. “Year after year, we work to make this an unparalleled experience for our attendees and our artists. Our generous, committed sponsors make this series possible and the community has continued to embrace what we have to offer. We are grateful for their unwavering support and cannot wait to kick off the eighth annual series next month.” Shows will be at 7pm on Fridays, and at 5pm and 8pm on Saturdays. The complete artist lineup is as follows: November 17 - 18, 2017: Peter Erskine New Trio January 12 - 13, 2018: China Forbes February 9 - 10, 2018: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder featuring Paul Creighton and Jarrod Lawson March 16 - 17, 2018: Lindsey Webster Georges Bouhey will continue to host the series’ free music education workshops, allowing local artists and music enthusiasts to talk, play with and learn from world-class performers. Workshops will be held on the Saturday of the performance weekend in October, November, February and March beginning at 11:15 am in the lower level jazz room of the OXFORD hotel. Series passes are now available at ten percent off single show ticket prices at

Upcoming Events Symphony Spotlight Recital Nov. 4, 2017 - 2:00PM COCC - Wille Hall, Bend Tickets Not Required

Music in Public Places Library Series Nov. 4, 2017 - 2:00PM La Pine Library Prineville Library Redmond Library Tickets Not Required

Central Oregon Chamber Orchestra Nov. 19, 2017 - 2:00PM Bend High School Tickets Available to Donating Members

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Symphony Spotlight Recital Jan. 20, 2018 - 2:00PM COCC - Wille Hall, Bend Tickets Not Required

Music in Public Places Library Series Jan. 20, 2018 - 2:00PM Sisters Library Prineville Library Redmond Library Tickets Not Required

Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


See for more Call to Art

Call to Artists GALLERY WITHOUT WALLS Lake Oswego, Oregon $850.00 Honorarium An opportunity to be nominated for an up to $15,000 People’s Choice Purchase Award Open to all local, regional, national and international artists. Application Deadline: 5pm PST November 13 The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite emerging, mid-career and established artists to submit proposals for Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2018. While on exhibit, sculptures must be available for purchase. Artists should have some experience with public art and be interested in expanding their practice into the public realm, but do not need an exhibition history with public art in order to apply. In its 18th year, the gallery’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors to the community by presenting works from regional, national and internationals artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds. We seek artists working in a variety of media and encourage proposals that engage, educate and inspire the community. Up to 15 artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to provide a work of art for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego. In recognition, the Arts Council will provide each selected artist with an honorarium of $850. More information at or call 503-675-2531. ARTISTS Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village is looking for 2D and 3D artists who can say YES to: I am a full time Central Oregon Resident. I can work two days per month in the gallery. I can commit to a six-month contract and serve on a committee. Jury Chair Dori Kite


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REDMOND SENIOR CENTER ARTISTS Redmond Senior Center announces a new exhibition program promoting local artists. We are soliciting individuals, groups and clubs to participate in multi-interest arts and crafts shows. 325 NW Dogwood, Redmond, 8am4pm, Monday thru Friday. 541-548-6325, HDAL CALL TO ARTISTS High Desert Art League (HDAL) is currently accepting applications for new members. HDAL is a professional artists’ group working to support the advancement of its member artists thru exhibitions, education and related outreach. Please refer to the HDAL website for information about our League, submission for membership and to view work by current members. We strive to have a varied group of artists in regard to art style, subjects and mediums. If your art will contribute to our group’s diversity you may contact us thru our website at www. CALL TO ARTISTS PRINEVILLE ART CRAWL 2nd Friday each month is inviting all media artists — if you are interested in participating. CALL TO ARTISTS ST. CHARLES Arts in the Hospital, two venues thru St. Charles Healthcare-Bend.Please send your requests and submissions to Linda FrancisStrunk, coordinator, Arts in the Hospital, HOOD AVENUE ART CALL TO ARTISTS Sisters art gallery looking for two new artist members. Medium should be metal or wood sculpture. Send portfolio images with dimensions and prices to info@

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS Thru November 27, the Redmond Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the second annual #visitRDM Photo Contest. Looking for the best, prettiest, coolest photos of the Redmond area. 10 winners will be selected and awarded a myriad of prizes, including 3 Hydroflask Bottles with RDM Bumper Stickers. Purpose: To find stunning imagery of our beautiful area and feature local photographers in the Official Redmond Visitors and Business Guide. Rules: Enter as many photos as you want. If you are selected as a winner, we will private message you to let you know and ask for a high resolution version of your image. They will then organize a group photo, where you can pick up your prize! Participants agree to allow the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB to reproduce, replicate and use your image in all promotional materials. How to Enter: To enter, use the hashtag #visitRDM and tag the Redmond Chamber of Commerce in your images on Facebook and Instagram. After you tag us, like our Instagram account and Facebook page! (Instagram username: @visitRDM, Facebook username: Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB). CALL TO ARTISTS TWIGS GALLERY SISTERS Twigs Gallery and Home Goods at 331 W Cascade Ave. in Sisters accepting submissions for artwork with a fiber component to be displayed in the gallery for month-long shows beginning the fourth Friday of each month. The work can range from art quilts to felting, knitting, crocheting and mixed fiber media. The body of work submitted should have a theme and all work must be for sale. You can submit proposals in person to Jean Wells Keenan, pieces will be reviewed for placement in the gallery., 541-549-6061.

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FUZZY LOGIC 2nd Street Theater 8pm FEATHERS & FLIGHT High Desert Museum 6pm EURYDICE McClay Center for Performing Arts 7pm




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MUSEUM & ME High Desert Museum 4pm WILDFIRE CERAMIC SHOWCASE Kingston Elementary School 10am

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BEATLES VS. STONES TRIBUTE SHOW Tower Theatre 7:30pm JOE CRAVEN & THE SOMETIMERS Unitarian Universalist Church 6:30pm 541-382-6866

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SAM BUSH Tower Theatre 7:30pm


SHE WAS ONLY MARGINALLY MODEST Madras Performing Arts Center 7pm, 2pm 541-546-6494

SECOND SATURDAY ART RECEPTION Artists' Gallery Sunriver 7pm

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PETER ERSKINE NEW TRIO Jazz at the Oxford 7pm



TO TELL THE TRUTH 7:30pm 2nd Street Theater

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Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | November 2017


painting • photography •

Art Workshops • printmaking • watercolor

SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY 541-617-0900, All classes listed below held at 117 SW Roosevelt Ave, Bend

Intuitive Painting Classes. Come paint what comes up from within you. No experience required. First Wednesday of each month. November 1, 6-8:30pm. $25, all materials included.

Fall & Winter Landscape Classes with Barbara Jaenicke November 1, 9 and 16, 10am-1pm Barbara will do snow scenes focusing on capturing value and temperature in light and shadow. Week two will be autumn scenes capturing the bold vibrancy of autumn hues while balancing color with necessary grays and neutrals. The week three subject will be a winter scene with some snow, but will include elements such as water or trees. The focus will be on edges and editing. $50/class. To register contact Nancy Misek, 541-388-1567 or

Watercolor Wednesday with Jennifer November 1, 8, 15, 29, 10am-12pm. Free to members, $5 for non-members. Bring your own photos and supplies. Contact Jennifer at

Powerful Painting Techniques with David Kinker Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 9:30am-12pm and 6-8:30pm These classes will focus on powerful but simple painting strategies. $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Contact David at or 541-383-2069. Intuitive Art Classes with Vicki Johnson She offers the following three events during November. Vicki asks, “Do you desire to listen to your own inner wisdom? To connect with your heart and soul? To make choices from a place of authenticity?” Then join these classes and find clarity and direction through image and metaphor using intuitive painting and collage. For more information visit Vicki’s web site at, or contact her at coachvickijohnson@ or 541-390-3174. Women’s Creative Circle Thursday evenings, November 2, 6, 16, 30. $110 includes all art materials. One Day Creative Retreat for Women. Starts with a question or goal, then through creative expression we will give voice to our intuitive wisdom and allow it to guide us. Saturday, November 11, 9am-4pm. $79 includes all art materials.

Lunch & Learn with Paul Alan Bennett Friday, November 10, 12-1pm You will really enjoy this hour and learn a lot. Bring your lunch and join the fun.A $3 donation is requested. BEND ART CENTER Circus-Inspired Mixed Media Monotypes with Dawn Emerson Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5, 9am-12pm Explore the possibilities of monotype prints enhanced with mixed media. Use soy-based Akua inks, trace monotype and stencils to create your own circus-themed prints. Then learn how to work over your prints with mediums such as color pencil and pastel to really make your prints pop! $160 (A6 members $128), $20 supply fee. THE LITTLE STONE PROJECT Free workshops and a socially-conscious marketplace throughout the weekend of November 3-5, following a screening of the film Little Stones November 2 at the Tower Theatre. CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS Contact Sue Manley, 541-408-5524 Contact Sue to Register for these 2018 Workshops!! Barbara Jaenicke Plein Air & Studio Workshop Oil & Pastel May 22-24, 2018 ~ $435 12 students minimum/16 students max

Ted Nuttall Painting the Figure from Photographs Watercolor June 11-15, 2018 14 students minimum/15 students max CARLA M. FOX ABC’s of Becoming an Art Show Artist November 11, 1-5pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Mt. Bachelor Room, 425 SW Bluff Dr., Bend, OR 97702. Cost: $30, Enrollment is limited, act now! Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an art show artist? You love making art but wondering where and how to sell it? Come to this in-depth workshop and learn the ins and outs, of becoming a successful show artist. Learn about how to find shows, applying, selecting good images, creating a mobile retail store, taking credit cards, website, biz cards and more. This workshop will have images and reference materials to help illustrate best practices, problem areas, the tripping points and successes of becoming a show artist. Presented by Carla M. Fox, an award-winning show artist and the director of Art in the High Desert. www. and Carla has extensive experience on both sides of the booth, as well as leading national workshops in how to create a great booth image, the good bad and the ugly of jury images. She has also been a juror for nationally ranked top-tier shows. For registration form or questions contact Carla: JACQUELINE NEWBOLD Painting Workshop in Italy, 2018 Join local artist and teacher, Jacqueline Newbold, on an artistic journey to Italy, September 16-22, 2018. Painting the Italian Light and Color in Your Watercolor Journal. This workshop will take place in Orvieto, Italy with Adventures in Italy. All levels welcome! Visit for details or email or call Jacqueline for more information at, 541-388-3108.

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New Perspective for November by Eileen Lock

his month is filled with strong decisions that are cooperative and inspire healing. The Full Moon on the 3rd challenges relationships to look to the future and make the necessary changes. The rules seem to change after the 7th as conversations suggest action and integration becomes more important. Take a short time out on the 9th and check to be sure you have what you need to move forward. A cooperative environment on the 11th supports new beginnings and decisions happen quickly. Have faith on the 13th as opportunities present themselves and you are asked to make a choice with only a few facts. Follow your heart on the 16th and it you will be glad that you did. The New Moon on the 18th suggests that letting go of the past will help you move forward. Turn a corner over the next few days and only look to the future. 40 November 2017 |

Realizations on the 21st challenge you to be completely honest with yourself. This sets up a series of changes from the 24th to through the 26th. Speak up on the 27th and let the word know what you have decided. Give time for your choice to ripple out over the last few days of the month and remind yourself that this is the best choice for you. Love and Light Always, Eileen Lock Clairvoyant Astrologer / Spiritual Medium 1471 NW Newport Ave., Bend, Oregon 97703 541-389-1159, Listen for the song in your heart, find the melody and dance to the music

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Cascade A&E November 2017  

Oregon's Only Arts Magazine Since 1995

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