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In Shaniko, Oregon and Madras, Oregon Friday, October 5th at the historic Shaniko Schoolhouse 1-1:30 pm Keith Taylor

Saturday, October 6th Erickson Aircraft Museum at the Madras Airport 1—1:30 Keith Taylor

October 4-6, 2019 1:30–2:30 pm Meg Graf, Vicki Cox, Lance MacLean & Guest

1:30 — 2:30 pm Meg Graf, Vicki Cox, Lance MacLean & Guest

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4Erickson — 4:30 Clare Kennedy Aircraft Museum at the Madras Airport at theTaylor historic Shaniko Schoolhouse Erickson Aircraft 1-1:55pm Keith Taylor Museum at the Madras Airport 1-1:55pm Keith 4:30 pm Keith Taylor’s Silent Movie 4 :30—5 pm Keith Taylor 2-2:55pm Meg Graf & Friends 2-2:55pm Meg Graf 1-1:55 pm Keith Taylor& Friends 1 - 1:55 pm Keith Taylor Donations to the School Appreciated to Museum Appreciated 3-3:55pm Donations Clare Kennedy 3-3:55pm Clare Kennedy 2—2:55 pm Meg Graf & Friends 2 - 2:55 pm Meg Graf & Friends 4-4:55pm Vicki Cox & Friends 4-4:55pm Vicki Cox & Friends 3—3:55Lance pm Clare Kennedy 3 - 3:55Lance pmand Clare Kennedy Musicians from Oregon, California, Washington New Hampshire! 5-6pm McLean & Friends 5-6pm McLean & Friends

to the Museum Appreciated to the Schoolare Appreciated 4—4:55 pmDonations Vicki Cox & Jam Friends 4:55 Donations pm Vicki Cox & Friends sessions Friday in the Shaniko4 -Sage Saloon, inside the Stagecoach Station 7-10 5—6 pm Lance McLean & Friends

5 - 6 pm Lance McLean $ Friends pm and Saturday at the Madras Airport Erickson Museum, 7-10 pm Musicians from Oregon, California, Washington & New Hampshire! Jam sessions in the Saloon, inside the Stagecoach Station 7-10pm Donationsare to Friday the School Appreciated Donations to Museum Appreciated AllShaniko musiciansSage who sing or play acoustic instruments welcome and Saturday at the Madras Airport Erickson Museum, 7-10pm

All musicians who sing or play acoustic instruments welcome. Sunday, October 7th Gospel Music & a Potluck Picnic ( 11 am to 1 pm) Musicians from Oregon, California, Washington and New Hampshire!

at 2 pm the All-Performer Shaniko Schoolhouse Donation: $10 per person) Sunday, October 6 Gospel Music & Concert a Potluck(Suggested Picnic (11am to 1pm) Jam sessions are Friday in the Shaniko Sage Saloon, inside the Stagecoach Station at 2pm the All-Performer Shaniko Schoolhouse Concert (Suggested Donation $10 per person) 7-10 pm and Saturday at the Madras Airport Erickson Museum, 7-10 pm Camping is free on the streets of Shaniko.

Further Festival information (541) 489-3434

Camping is free on streets of sing Shaniko. Information: All the musicians who or playFurther acousticFestival instruments welcome (541) 489-3434 Sunday at 5 pm, October 7th, Special Meeting of the Cascade Ragtime Society Sunday at 5pm, October 7 at 5pm - Special Meeting of the Cascade Ragtime Society Event sponsor: The Shaniko Preservation Guild Event Sponsor: The Shaniko Preservation Guild Sunday, October 7th Gospel Music & A Potluck Picnic ( 11 am to 1 pm)

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at 2 pm the All-Performer Shaniko Schoolhouse Concert (Suggested Donation: $10 per person) Camping is free on the streets of Shaniko.

Further Festival information (541) 489-3434

Sunday at 5 pm, October 7th, Special Meeting of the Cascade Ragtime Society Event sponsor: The Shaniko Preservation Guild


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he Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) runs September 6-8 in Sisters, Oregon, where “All The Town’s a Stage.” Performers at this year’s event represent an everwidening sample of Americana and Folk music.

“As a festival, we’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing a wide variety of different ‘branches’ of the Americana music tree, from folk, to gospel and soul, Celtic and Acadian, old-time, bluegrass, Southern rock, singer-songwriters, Mariachi and more. The festival is a fantastic cultural and musical experience that is guaranteed to present new artists and new music to our audience every year,” says Brad Tisdel, creative director. This year’s schedule has outstanding performances by 46 artists over three days, plus six Americana Project alumni artists. Artists in the final lineup for 2019 include: Bruce Cockburn, Peter Rowan’s Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs (each will also perform their own set), Ron Artis II & The Truth, Le Vent du Nord, Rising Appalachia, The East Pointers, Della Mae, The Hamiltones, Flor de Toloache, Martyn Joseph, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Carrie Rodriguez, Red Dirt Boys, Phil Madeira, Will Kimbrough, Cedric Burnside, Lindsay Lou, Keith Greeninger & Dayan Kai, Lula Wiles, Pharis & Jason Romero, Alex Cuba, Ellis, David Jacobs-Strain & Bob Beach, Kuinka, The Brother Brothers, The Sweet Remains, Johnsmith, Sver, Vandoliers, Beth Wood, The Suitcase Junket, FY5, Susan Gibson, Jeffrey Martin, Kacy & Clayton, Dennis McGregor & the Spoilers, Stand & Sway, Polecat, The Arcadian Wild, Thunderstorm Artis, Sway Wild, Kristin Andreassen, Pete Kartsounes, Anna Tivel, Arouna Diarra & Biko. Every artist — with the exception of headliner Bruce Cockburn — will play more than one set over the weekend, providing an opportunity to catch lots of acts and see performers multiple times. For those who really want to see a particular artist, organizers suggest arriving early to the venue, as venues do get to capacity at peak times. Tisdel elaborates, “The schedule and number of venues allow for patrons to walk throughout town and sample music in different settings, different styles and in wonderful restaurants and businesses, all with a unique vibe and energy. We try to create scenes where there is something for everyone and every patron can find what they want and be surprised by top-notch talent as they discover new artists and music.” The Festival doesn’t just attract local and world-wide audiences, it’s also highly sought-after by touring professionals. The experience shared by musicians and students at the Americana Song Academy, held at the spectacular Caldera campus is well known. Festival staff and volunteers make sure that artists are treated with respect, understanding and great food during their stay in Sisters. The Sisters Folk Festival has become an important stop for touring musicians who want to establish an audience base in the Pacific Northwest. Saturday’s schedule includes Americana Project alumni artists, who will perform at Fir Street Park all day Saturday, September 7. The Americana Project is the educational outreach program of the Sisters Folk Festival organization and is celebrating its 20th year. The program teaches students in the Sisters schools visual arts, piano keyboarding skills, American roots music, songwriting, performing and recording, as well as

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building handmade guitars and ukuleles. “We are excited to work with these young adults who will be taking the stage throughout Saturday to share the music they have continued to write and create after graduating from Sisters High School,” says Tisdel. As part of the festival weekend, Saturday’s performances will include current Americana project students performing at 11 am, followed by sets from Jaimee Simundson, Elize Van Der Laan, Raman Ellis, Drew Harrison, Slater Smith & Matt Cartmill (of the Portland-based Weather Machine) and Benji Nagel with his new bluegrass band, Skillethead. Sunday performances will also include festival artists and both days are free to the public. The 2019 festival poster is once again a compelling original painting from local artist, author and songwriter Dennis McGregor. McGregor says, “The title is Ripples… Sisters Folk Festival loves songwriters. Since its earliest years, the festival has provided an extraordinary opportunity for those who are interested in the craft. The Americana Song Academy found a home at Caldera on the banks of Blue Lake 18 years ago. Since the program was launched, many people have had life-changing experiences there. Word of the experience spread and the ‘ripple effect’ continues to this day.” In this year’s poster, Dennis has painted a nod to song camp. On these crystal, spring-fed waters a solitary figure pauses from life’s routine and basks in a moment of inspiration. The canoe isn’t moving, but it’s definitely going somewhere. Ask any of the hundreds of song-campers whose lives have experienced the ripple effect! The image of a person in a canoe on a lake conjures up simpler times of reflection and inspiration, similar to what folks experience at the Americana Song Academy held at Caldera each year, the week before the festival. Steven Remington, who came on board in October of 2017 as the new development director, has seen tremendous growth in interest in SFF’s programs. “Our audiences have become much more informed about our activities over the last 18 months,” Remington notes, “mostly due to the Connected by Creativity Capital Campaign. We have been holding focus groups with our donors, reaching out through small private parties, and educating the general public through the media and during our Winter & Summer Concerts, as well as the big Josh Ritter concert last June.” The campaign is just finishing up and the building purchase was finalized on July 19th. Remington is confident that the building purchase will allow the organization to reach even more community members through SFF’s arts and music programs. “Our partnership with the Sisters School District has been tremendous, and now we’d like to use the building as a platform for reaching seniors and under-served communities that are seeking art and music classes, instruction, lectures and other activities that we couldn’t always schedule before owning our own building. We see it as a means of better serving our community,” Remington added. Lead donors Frank and Kathy Deggendorfer, who offered the building at significantly less than half its current market value, have been joined by major foundations including a significant gift from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund, and the Chichester duPont Foundation. The campaign will be finalized when the


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final upgrades have been made to the building, which will begin shortly after the festival. “We’ve already scheduled the first workshops in our ‘new’ building with Ian Carrick’s Open Hub Singing,” Remington says. You can get a feel for what to expect from Ian at the former workshop stage area behind Sisters Coffee Company at 11am on Saturday at this year’s festival. Ian describes his work as a reviving of a North American community of ‘paperless oral tradition’ singing. “We sing easy-to-learn delicious songs that re-enchant the world and open our hearts; accessible tools that build connection among us. When we sing together we practice courage, trust, interdependency, listening and feeling,” Carrick says. With eleven venues throughout the downtown, some intimate and some with a seating capacity of 1,000 or more, the endeavor requires almost 400 community volunteers and is a major endof-summer income producer for the whole town. It’s also Sisters Folk Festival, Inc’s largest fundraiser for the year. “When you buy a ticket to the Sisters Folk Festival, you not only get a unique experience, unlike any of the summer’s larger outdoor festivals; you are also supporting a small, rural community’s year-round arts and music education program,” Remington reminds us. There are still limited tickets available to the festival. Check out their website for current ticket information. Once you’ve experienced the festival, it’s a good bet you’ll be back very year.

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Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin St. Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, presents Anne Gibson’s Reflections on the Trail, paintings of scenes along Central Oregon’s Deschutes River. The exhibit opens September 4, continuing thru September 28. The artist will attend the public opening reception on First Friday, September 6, from 5-8pm. Gibson’s artistic career includes study at Tufts University, marketing and design work with the Worcester Between the Falls, acrylic on canvas Art Museum in Massachusetts and by Anne Gibson Gilbert Design in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as other experiences. Yet, perhaps, most influential upon her art was her move to Bend and the inspiration gleaned from the beauty of Central Oregon. The artist’s many walks along the Deschutes River affected her acrylic paintings referencing its color, reflection, and the depths of its water. She notes, “When the slanting sunlight breaks through the forest and highlights the tips of grasses and rush on the far banks of Big Eddy, bright pops of vivid color contrast the reflections of the deep blue sky.” Her quote deftly expresses her admiration. She clarifies, “I’m not as interested in the realistic representation of what I see as in trying to evoke the heat of the sun, the clarity of the light, or the riot of color — and my feelings about a

place. This leads my work towards abstraction that is still grounded firmly in the landscape.” Gibson’s “feelings about a place” also reveal in her significant concerns which reflect the concerns of many, “We are poised between loving this landscape to death with overuse and pillaging its resources without any regard for its intrinsic worth. I try to produce work that helps everyone recognize and value what we still have.” Billye Turner, art consultant, curates exhibitions for Franklin Crossing, open 7am-7pm. For information or purchase her at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@ bendnet.com At Liberty Arts Collaborative 849 NW Wall St. 541-206-3040 • atlibertyarts.com Celebrating Royal Nebeker (1945-2014) thru September. Internationally-recognized Pacific Northwest artist Royal Nebeker frequently used the metaphor of the Night Window to describe the intention behind his work. “This process of painting resembles looking through a night window. I peer out, observing and at the same time see the reflection of the interior conditions of my own reality,” said the late Nebeker. “It is my intent that as the viewer peers into my painting, he will not only see a visual record of meaning in my life, but will discover the reflection of meaning in their own, as in a night window.” Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-325-6225 • jeffreymurrayphotography.com 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 St. • johnpauldesigns.com Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals.

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AE@CASCADEAE.COM Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5 541-388-0155 • karenbandy.com Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is 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 First Friday 3-8pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-5pm and by appointment. Layor Art + Supply 1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 110 541-322-0421 layorart.com Layor Art + Supply is pleased to be featuring Brit Wray thru the Month of September. Wray is a dynamic, self-taught, fluid artist currently living and working in Bend. She is inspired by her many travels, new beginnings and color. Her show starts on September 6 at 5pm thru 9pm. As always, Layor Art + Supply will be serving complimentary beverages & good vibes. Artwork by Brit Wray

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery Old Mill District, second story loft 541-330-0840 • lubbesmeyer.com 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 • mockingbird-gallery.com September is a western focused group exhibition called Western Visions that will run from September 6 until the end of the month. We will have a collaboration of many artists depicting the love of the west.

Strawberries, acrylic on canvas by Kristine Cooper

at Seattle Pacific University, and eventually moving to Bend where she finds inspiration in hikes on forest trails in the high desert. Copper questions, “How does one communicate thoughts that are often too large to express with only words? I have found my canvas to be a place upon which I can exhibit my thoughts and pour my soul and energy. The brushstrokes have taken on more intention. Relationships, explorations, past traumas, the beauty found in Central Oregon, are put into every

Oxford Hotel 10 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-382-8436 The Oxford Hotel presents Kristine Cooper with brightly colored, abstract paintings through September 26. The artist will attend the public champagne reception on First Friday, September 6, from 5-7:30pm. Kristine Copper notes that “art is an integral part” of her life. She grew up creating art — drawing with chalk on the sidewalks in front of her home, studying art

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stroke of paint. My paintings hold a wide range of emotions from some of the most painful to some of the most blissful — they are visual diaries. “I find painting to be a sacred space to share and process my feelings boldly. It is a healing practice for me as both joy and pain can create beauty. My goal is that, while viewing my art, others can reflect and create their own stories.” The artist notes that color theory is at play in her artwork. Blues, a calming color, appear frequently in her art and remind one of water and the beach, the crashing, yet consistent, waves. She states, “I’m blissfully in love with blue because it brings a sense of rejuvenation and making oneself new. My statements of poppy and strong color have come into my art within the past year as I have begun to own who I am more boldly...It’s a beautiful thing to be bold.” The frequently appearing arcs of tiny dots, the artist states, add whimsy to a piece. “I love making my art feel dreamy, out of this world. These little spots of pattern depict what my dreams would be like.” Mountain hikes bring her time to refine ideas, ‘While adventuring on trails and walkways, I paint in my head. I translate shapes that I see in nature into my paintings. I daydream with my footsteps, thinking about what colors and shapes would overlap well, about textures and different techniques I want to try. In the quiet paths I find my voice.” Thus her inner thoughts and reflections, in the presence of natural beauty, guide Cooper in the creation of her own unique beauty. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Oxford Hotel exhibition schedule with additional information available at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@bendnet.com Peterson/Roth Gallery 206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1 541-633-7148 • petersonroth.com Exhibiting Dead Poets Art Exhibit, scheduled to open on World Suicide Awareness Day, September 10 at the Peterson Roth Gallery in downtown Bend. For Nicola Carpinelli the paint brush is one of the ways he finds selfexpression. An artist, musician, actor and poet, he is returning to his love affair with canvas and brushes after a ten-year hiatus to express his personal thoughts, feelings and experiences. However, this time, he is finding peace with a haunting topic and one that’s weighed heavily in his life… suicide.

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Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave. 541-306-3176 redchairgallerybend.com Red Chair Gallery will showcase a wide range of art by four of its members in September. Raku pottery by Michael Gwinup of Blue Spruce Pottery will include urns, vases and lamps. Raku is made by firing pots in a kiln and then placing them in a bed of sawdust while still hot. The interaction

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between the smoldering sawdust and the hot glaze produces the rich colors of Raku. Michelle Lindblom will show her elegant multi-media monotypes, often embellished with local botanical specimens and her acrylic paintings, some featuring swoops of exuberant color and others with misty blends of opalescence. Tricia Biesmann’s colorful and diaphanous scarves and toppers will also be on display. She uses the nuno felting technique to layer natural fabrics, fibers and roving into unique garments. Annie Dyer’s signature style of pottery will be there, too. Dyer combines glazed and unglazed surfaces for a clean modern look on her platters, sushi bowls, and plates. Join us for a glass of wine on Friday, September 6 from 5:30-9pm. Sage Custom Framing & Gallery 834 NW Brooks St. • 541-382-5884 • sageframing-gallery.com

First Street Rapids by Kay Baker

Featured Plein Air Painters of Oregon artists thru September 28 with a reception First Friday, September 6 from 5-8pm. The Plein Air Painters of Oregon is a regional organization of artists who are passionate about painting on location. Plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. These artists see and embrace the landscape unvarnished, describing for the viewer the beauty before them. It is the ultimate battle of light and time. These artists brave cold, heat, wind, mosquitoes, etc. to capture a fleeting moment in time — an adventure like no other! Come and enjoy their latest paintings. SuZ Morrow Studio Willow Lane Artists Studio 400 SE Second St. • 541-640-2414 SuZ Morrow offers original paintings in acrylic and oil of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Her style is surreal and impressionistic, with several abstract works as well. Stop in and enjoy the colorful expression of the soul of Oregon — it’s mountains, desert, waterfalls,


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Marlene Alexander and Annie Ferder @ Tumalo art center

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Four Central Oregon Painters Accepted into the 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the American Impressionists Society by KENNETH MARUNOWSKI, Ph.D. AE Feature Writer

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marks the milestone 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the American Impressionists Society (AIS), and Central Oregon is proud to be represented by four extraordinary artists: Laurel Buchanan, Eric Jacobsen, Barbara Jaenicke and Shelly Wierzba! The exhibit, held at the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City, will feature 150 juried paintings (selected from over 1,350 entries!) from some of the foremost contemporary American Impressionists and runs from September 19-October 2. Internationally known AIS Master, Kevin Macpherson will jury the show, and the first few days of the event will include a reception & awards presentation, lectures, demos and a paint out to celebrate those painters recognized for their fine talents. For those not familiar with Impressionist painting, it started in France in the mid1800s as a reaction against the academic realism of the official Salon paintings that largely treated historical and mythological themes. Painters like Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet began painting everyday subject matter in a lively, bold style that highlighted visible brushwork and nuanced color in response to the effects of light and atmosphere. The advent of the paint tube in 1841 no longer required artists to grind their own pigments and be relegated to their studios. Rather, tubes of paint provided them the opportunity to paint outdoors, or “en plein air” (in open air), a hallmark of the Impressionist tradition that continues to the present day. And now, without further ado, let’s meet our Central Oregon Impressionists!

Laurel Buchanan

Laurel Buchanan’s oil paintings originate from her life-long fascination with nature. Raised on a citrus ranch in Southern California, Buchanan developed a strong passion for the outdoors and always knew oil painting would figure largely into her life. Initially, she pursued art through surface and graphic design in the Los Angeles area after graduating with an art degree from Long Beach State University. Over 15 years ago she took her oil paints outside, convinced that the inspiration and challenge of painting nature in the midst of nature was the best way to learn to paint. In her art, Laurel constantly strives to unify good design and spontaneity, and seeks to impart a mood of “everything is right with the world right now.” In 2015 Buchanan and her husband, Andy, moved to Prineville after which she became involved with the American Impressionist Society, showing with AIS for the first time in 2017 and qualifying for signature member status this year. In addition to her own art, Laurel enjoys teaching art in workshops and through COCC’s continuing education classes. Her work can be seen at Michael Parson’s Fine Art in Portland and Rimrock Gallery in Prineville. For more on Laurel Buchanan and her art, visit laurelbuchanan.com.

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Peonies by the Garden Shed, oil, 24” x 17” by Laurel Buchanan


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The Red Vase, oil, 24”x30” by Eric Jacobsen

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Eric Jacobsen was born and raised in New England. He received a bachelor of arts in History from Gordon College in Wenham, master of arts in 1989 and studied fine art at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut from 1991-1995. At the Academy he received training in the Beaux Arts tradition of drawing and painting from life. Eric’s true inspiration is the amazing beauty that he sees in nature. He takes his oils wherever he goes, setting up on site and working until his painting is finished. “It is most important to me that my paintings convey a certain mood,” Eric says. “I want them to be felt by the viewer without having to analyze or think about them. As a general rule, I try to find strong compositions in nature and then paint the scene accurately while leaving out any extraneous details that would detract from the strength of the piece as a whole.” Eric has received numerous awards across many competitions for his paintings, is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, and was honored with the role of juror for AIS’s Third Annual Small Works exhibit. Here in Oregon, his paintings can be viewed at Mockingbird Gallery in Bend and Phinney Gallery in Joseph. Visit jacobsenfineart.com to learn more about Eric, his art and the workshops he frequently teaches.

An art enthusiast since her teens, Barbara Jaenicke began her career as an advertising art director in 1986, then later held various roles in corporate marketing communications. In 2002, she was able to turn her focus to a career in fine art. Working in oil and pastel, Barbara strives to capture light-filled landscapes in an impressionist style. She holds signature memberships in various national art organizations, including the American Impressionist Society, receiving Second Place in 2018 and the Artists Choice award in 2014 in this organization’s national shows. Like many landscape artists, Barbara often paints on location to gather studies for studio work. “My field studies are usually fairly loose and rough, but they allow me to quickly capture the genuine light, mood, and overall sensory experience from that particular moment in the landscape. Sometimes they serve as studies for larger work, and other times they simply hone my visual acuity for my studio efforts.” Barbara’s paintings can be seen locally here in Bend at Mockingbird Gallery. See more of Barbara’s art, her workshop schedule and her instructional videos and monthly online lessons at barbarajaenicke.com.

February Color on Shevlin Park Commons, oil, 20”x24” by Barbara Jaenecki

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Early Morning, oil, 30”x24” by Shelly Wierzba

As a new member of the American Impressionists Society, Shelly has entered and been juried into their two 2019 exhibitions in addition to the Expressions West Annual exhibit at the Coos Art Museum on the Oregon Coast. Shelly has been painting the Central Oregon landscape since moving to Bend ten years ago. As she states, “I travel to the most beautiful places with my fly fishing husband, Joe, where I have many hours a day to paint and appreciate our beautiful planet.” The artist also creates large studio paintings based upon her plein air studies and photo references. As Shelly explains, “I think of my plein air paintings as information gathering in nature. To capture the likeness of what I find in nature, there must be more than just visual information. By painting on-site, I am able to feed all of my senses. Back in the studio, I can remember the feel of the breeze, the scent of a river or field, and the sounds of the birds and the wind. My challenge is to paint those sensory feelings into each piece.” You can see more of her work, sign up for her newsletter and visit her workshop schedule at shellywierzba.com. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | September 2019

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Anne Gibson Exhibits at Franklin Crossing

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ibson’s artistic career includes study at Tufts University, marketing and design work with the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts and Gilbert Design in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as other experiences. Yet, perhaps, most influential upon her art was her move to Bend and the inspiration gleaned from the beauty of Central Oregon. The artist’s many walks along the Deschutes River affected her acrylic paintings referencing its color, reflection, and the depths of its water. She notes, “When the slanting sunlight breaks through the forest and highlights the tips of grasses and rush on the far banks of Big Eddy, bright pops of vivid color contrast the reflections of the deep blue sky.” Her quote deftly expresses her admiration. She clarifies, “I’m not as interested in the realistic Between the Falls, acrylic on canvas by Anne Gibson representation of what I see as in trying to evoke the heat of the sun, the clarity of the light, or the riot of color — and my feelings about a place. This leads my work towards abstraction

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that is still grounded firmly in the landscape.” Gibson’s “feelings about a place” also reveal in her significant concerns which reflect the concerns of many, “We are poised between loving this landscape to death with overuse and pillaging its resources without any regard for its intrinsic worth. I try to produce work that helps everyone recognize and value what we still have.” Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, presents Anne Gibson’s Reflections Edge of the Forest, acrylic on paper by Anne Gibson on the Trail, paintings of scenes along Central Oregon’s Deschutes River. The exhibit opens September 4, continuing through September 28. The artist will attend the public opening reception on First Friday, September 6, from 5-8pm. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates exhibitions for Franklin Crossing, open 7am-7pm. For information or purchase her at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@ bendnet.com

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acqueline Newbold enjoys painting on location in the charming, colorful French villages such as Roussillon, Isle-sur-la Sorgue and St. Remy. In a watercolor workshop in Provence, France this past May, Jacqueline shared her creative ideas for how to capture travel memories and experiences using

collecting interesting and colorful items that are fun to incorporate into a watercolor art journal. The class spent time painting in the quaint, picturesque towns as well Jacqueline Newbold with Painting Group, France I Photos as in a private classroom where courtesy of Jacqueline Newbold lovely gardens of irises, roses, and they worked on finishing paintings and creating collage pages in their lavender fields. “One of my favorite times was when watercolor art journals. They spent a day painting in the our van driver was taking us to a gardens of the Saint Paul de Mausole small hilltop village to paint when he Monastery. Vincent Van Gogh was a surprised us with a detour,” Jacqueline self-admitted patient here for a year said. “He turned the corner and in front in the late 1800s. Today, it is still used of us was a spectacular field of wild red as a psychiatric health institution. poppies in full bloom giving us the While here, he prolifically painted 142 opportunity to take some beautiful paintings, many of which are some photographs. I take many photographs of his most famous pieces like The when I travel and use them to inspire Jacqueline Newbold Art Journal Pen and Ink Starry Night and Irises. Tourist and me for painting my larger pieces when watercolor and mixed media. Traveling painters can visit Van Gogh’s bedroom I am home again.” Jacqueline’s paintings and journals provides a perfect opportunity for and spend quiet time painting in the 14 September 2019 | www.CascadeAE.com

have been featured in national art publications and she has written many articles about the fun of recording life in an art journal while traveling. Her next watercolor painting workshop trip is in 2021 to Orvieto, Italy. Jacqueline is a member of the High Desert Art League and Oregon Watercolor Society and her paintings are on display at the Red Chair Gallery in Bend. newboldart.com

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Red Chair Gallery Artist Tricia Biesmann

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by JULIA KENNEDY Cochran of Red Chair Gallery iber artist Tricia Biesmann has come into her collaborated for ten years until Bennett decided last year own as an artist in the past year. After years of that she wanted to explore different avenues of creativity. collaborating with a partner, Biesmann took Nuno felting requires using only natural materials, such as over the business, The Way We Art, which produces nuno silk, cotton, bamboo and wool. Biesmann explores thrift felted scarves, toppers and other garments in 2018. “I loved stores everywhere she travels to find interesting garments collaborating but now I feel I’m becoming my own artist,” that can be “upcycled” into her creations. She also imports she says. “It’s been a learning curve,” she admits, “but I’m silk from Thailand. Friends often donate old silk scarves and finding my own voice in my artistic path.” Biesmann’s other apparel that she can use. Pieces of fabric are layered vibrant scarves and toppers will be showcased at Red and joined together using a blend of wool and silk roving. Chair Gallery in September, 2019. Then they are dampened with water and soap to begin the Biesmann, a native of Minnesota, moved to Bend in bonding process. The fabric and the roving are rubbed 1980 and taught middle school mathematics in Sisters by hand until they are fused. Then Biesmann throws the from 1981 to 2007. She and her former business partner, damp fused garment into the sink several hundred times Lucinda Bennett, had always been involved with knitting until the felting process is complete. The result is a one-ofand other fiber arts but they each made their own a-kind creation that is colorful, shimmering and soft at the products. About ten years ago, they took a class to learn the same time. Perfect for dressing up a casual sweater or top nuno felting technique. “I just fell in love with it because to make a fashion statement of your own. the possibilities were endless in terms of combining fabrics,” Biesmann explains. She and Bennett decided Scarves by Tricia Beismann redchairgallerybend.com to make garments together using the technique. They

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‘While adventuring on trails and walkways, I paint ristine Copper notes that “art is an in my head. I translate shapes that I see in nature integral part” of her life. She grew up into my paintings. I daydream with my footsteps, creating art — drawing with chalk on thinking about what colors and shapes would overlap the sidewalks in front of her home, studying art at me as both joy and pain can create beauty. My goal well, about textures and different techniques I want to Seattle Pacific University, and eventually moving to is that, while viewing my art, others can reflect and try. In the quiet paths I find my voice.” Thus her inner Bend where she finds inspiration in hikes on forest create their own stories.” thoughts and reflections, in the presence of natural The artist notes that color theory is at play in her trails in the high desert. beauty, guide Cooper Copper questions, “How does one communicate artwork. Blues, a calming color, appear frequently in the creation of her in her art and remind one thoughts that are often own unique beauty. of water and the beach, the too large to express The Oxford Hotel crashing, yet consistent, with only words? I have presents Kristine waves. She states, “I’m found my canvas to be Cooper with brightly blissfully in love with blue a place upon which I colored, abstract because it brings a sense of can exhibit my thoughts paintings through rejuvenation and making and pour my soul and September 26. The oneself new. My statements energy. The brushstrokes artist will attend the of poppy and strong color have taken on more public champagne have come into my art within intention. Relationships, reception on First the past year as I have begun explorations, past Friday, September 6, to own who I am more traumas, the beauty from 5-7:30pm. boldly...It’s a beautiful thing found in Central Oregon, Billye Turner, art to be bold.” are put into every stroke consultant, coordinates The frequently appearing of paint. My paintings the Oxford Hotel arcs of tiny dots, the artist hold a wide range of Strawberries, acrylic on canvas by Kristine Cooper exhibition schedule with states, add whimsy to a piece. emotions from some of additional information the most painful to some of the most blissful — they are “I love making my art feel dreamy, out of this world. available at 503-780These little spots of pattern depict what my dreams visual diaries. Pandora, acrylic and mixed media on canvas by Kristine Cooper 2828 or billyeturner@ “I find painting to be a sacred space to share and would be like.” bendnet.com Mountain hikes bring her time to refine ideas, process my feelings boldly. It is a healing practice for Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | September 2019 15

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Inspired Women Art Show

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his exhibit has been in my heart for a long while. We all are surrounded by inspired women, those who act on their passions to create change and make this world a better place. They are inventors, single-mothers, founders of start-ups and nonprofits, women in government, scientists, environmentalists, business leaders, educators and athletes. Inspired women who are affecting life for the better. As I see women today and watch them walk a strong path in all things, I wonder if they reflect on their evolution, if they know the term ”Suffrage.” Do the Gen Xers and Millennials ponder the one hundred year Anniversary of women having the right to vote? Do they know that Susan B. Anthony and her “sisters” were beaten, imprisoned and worse, because they marched and advocated for this most fundamental right? The 14th amendment, guaranteeing broadbased economic and political equality, which has led to major social reforms, was carried on their backs. Amelia Earhart – Aviator by Sue Carrington Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RGB) – Female Justice of the Supreme Court by Sue Carrington One hundred years ago, women who wanted to step out of the “expected and accepted” faced huge sexism hurdles. Their sheer From the archives, I present the first group of women who have inspired me; passion fueled them through the gender barriers, the man-dominated realities of the times. They linked arms and fought for that vote, and that voice. We have them honoring all of them will keep me happily occupied for years to come. to thank for the Red Cross and Planned Parenthood; we’ve watched them go into Sue Carrington was educated in art, painting and graphic design at Portland State space, and onto the Supreme Court and we are a braver, stronger, kinder world and OSU. She had a career in advertising as an art director with several large ad for it. Today we watch with pride and a fair bit of awe at our presidential candidates, a agencies as well as her own design studio. During Carrington’s career in Portland, she half-dozen of whom are women. The House and the Senate are approaching parity received several awards and accolades for her work, among them for the Mayor’s Ball with their male counterparts. I’m prouder every day to uphold my sisters in all series. Just recently Carrington has gotten back to her easel to reignite her paintings to be things. This Inspired Women series is my small way of paying homage to some very thought-provoking and communicate to specific subjects. The Inspired Women series will be on display in Franklin Crossing in The Atrium, on October 4th’s First Friday. tough gals whose heart, soul and solidarity got us here.

Caldera Believes in the Power of Creativity

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aldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities. Our programs nurture individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families and communities. Each year we support over 430 youth from Central Oregon and Portland, integrating over 100 professional youth workers, artists and environmental specialists as mentors and teachers. Please join us for our annual celebration in Central Oregon benefiting Caldera, Stories of Change. Saturday, October 5 Caldera Arts Center 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97759

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RSVP by September 1 at caldera.ejoinme.org/CO-SoC-2019 or contact Stephanie Prom at 503-937-3067 or Stephanie.Prom@CalderaArts.org. All proceeds from Stories of Change supports our organization’s efforts to continue the important work we do in our communities. Join us in celebration of our community and feel the magic of Caldera for yourself. CalderaArts.org


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with Central Oregon Metal Art Guild’s 6th Annual Metal Showcase by KENNETH MARUNOWSKI, PhD AE Feature Writer

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ttention all metalheads and lovers of beautiful, interesting, shiny things: Join the Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild (COMAG) for their sixth annual show on October 19 and 20 located At Liberty Arts Collaborative on Wall Street in downtown Bend. Featured will be all sorts of metal treats, from tantalizing jewelry to dynamic sculpture and much more, by various artists and craftspeople from

Indian Head made by Anton, forged steel. Photo by Katja.

Photo by Miguel Edwards A collaboration sculpture with Anton Yahusheva an internationally known sculputor from Moscow and 19 COMAG artist, from Bend. Photo by Goph Studios

COMAG’s 70 member-strong roster. This year’s show features a giant, metal praying mantis created over a four-day, collaborative effort amongst 19 COMAGians and forged under the guidance of internationally renowned sculptor Anton Yahusheva of Moscow. “Dedicated to the promotion of education, information and collaboration in the metal arts and crafts,” COMAG is a local nonprofit founded upon the love for metal. On the first Tuesday of every month its members gather in a different artist’s studio “to share stories, news and techniques,” typically accompanied by a metalsmithing demonstration from one of its members (cometalartsguild.wordpress.com). To learn more about COMAG or to become a member, visit comag.us. Even better, visit COMAG’s metal showcase on October 19 and 20 at the At Liberty Arts Collaborative, chat with some of the artists, and see their creations first-hand. Perhaps you’ll forge a connection with a piece or two and take it home.

Photos Courtesy of Goph Studios

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Unrepresented Artists of Central Oregon, #10 by KENNETH MARUNOWSKI, Ph.D. AE Feature Writer

Shelly Wierzba (shellywierzba.com) Bio: Shelly Wierzba has been creating art in various media for forty-seven years. She studied art and design intermittently throughout her educational years and pursued independent study with renowned painters in the Pacific Northwest after her medical field career. Shelly enjoys plein air painting (in open air) and teaching from both her studio and on location. She has worked with the Klamath County Fair for a number of years as their Creative Arts Judge. She is an active member of several arts organizations including

the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and Plein Air Painters of Oregon, and was a past juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and the High Desert Art League. Her work has been exhibited throughout Oregon in solo and group shows and hangs in private and corporate collections across the United States. Shelly served as the resident artist for the four-star Tu Tu’Tun Lodge on the Rogue River in 2007 and 2008. 2019 has already proven to be an exceptionally prolific artistic year for Shelly as she has been juried into three important exhibitions: the American Impressionists Society National Exhibition, the American Impressionists Society Small Works Showcase and the Expressions West annual show. Artist Statement: I grew up in an artistic family with a mom who was a well-known oil painter in the San

Road Less Traveled, oil, 12”x16” by Shelly Wierzba

On the Mooove, oil, 18”x24” by Shelly Wierzba

Francisco Bay Area. I was drawn to the scientific field, however, and had a fulfilling career as an acute care and emergency room respiratory therapist, and then as a physician assistant. When time allowed, I painted and took art classes, and after an early retirement moved to Oregon where I started painting full time. Plein air painting is a vital aspect to my work, and I strive to provide the viewer his or Last Warmth, oil, 30”x24” by Shelly Wierzba

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her own experience through it. For me, there must be an understanding of the environment, including the feel of the light, the smells and the sounds, in order to paint the beauty of God’s creation. When working in my studio, I use my plein air paintings, notes, and maybe a photograph taken at the site to create larger canvases. I always seek God in all the work that I do, and feel blessed for this gift He has given me. I share this gift by teaching workshops, mentoring new painters, and frequently donating paintings to charitable causes.


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Maryana Wagor (maryanaespewagor.com) Bio: Maryana is an impressionist painter who began putting brush to canvas in her Great Aunt’s studio in Hollywood, California. Educated in traditional Fine Arts programs at the University of Denver and Otis Art Institute as well as through graphic design programs and numerous painting workshops, Maryana pursued the path of advertising and design in Orange County, CA. There, she worked with nonprofits creating innovative pieces for the guilds of the Performing Arts Center, the Newport Art Museum and the World Trade Centers in Santa Ana and Long Beach. In the 90’s she painted murals and worked in the decorative arts, both residential and commercial. Having lived in Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona, Maryana eventually settled in San Clemente, CA where she chaired the San Clemente Art Association’s annual plein air event for seven years. She joined the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and was juried into many shows, including an exhibit at the John Wayne Airport. In 2016 Maryana moved to Redmond where she currently resides, entered the Pacific Northwest Plein Air event, and was juried into the Mary Hill Museum exhibition based on the painting she created, a fine start to her Oregon artistic debut.

River Music, oil on linen panel, 11”x14” by Maryana Wagor

Artist Statement: From my creative beginnings with my great aunt to the education and full career I had as a commercial artist, art has functioned as a never-ending supportive gift. In 2003 I decided to become a full-time painter, accepting the challenge of a difficult road ahead. I completed miles of canvas and learned from others, particularly the talented Kathrine Stats from whom I took a plein air painting workshop. I became immediately smitten with the world of plein air because it combined creativity, natural beauty, and my love for the great outdoors. I paint for the stories that go with each piece, and believe me there is always at least one, especially when you paint outdoors! Capturing the moment, breath, light, colors and atmosphere of the day, although challenging, generates results like no other. The spontaneous brush stroke becomes the medium and the little studies become small treasures. I resolve to continue painting despite the formidable challenge of stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasized to my bones. My art is my companion, educator, financier, and spiritual advisor, my hardest critic and my greatest joy. I honor and protect it when I am “with brush” and am grateful to share it with my friends, family, and colleagues, all of whom give me great support.

Cline Falls, oil on linen panel, 14”x11” by Maryana Wagor

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BEND EXHIBITS Awbrey Glen Golf Club 2500 Awbrey Glen Dr. 541-385-6011 awbreyglen.com Showing artwork by Dee McBrien-Lee who is best known for her abstracts and bird paintings which she creates with bold color and lots of texture. A favorite quote of McBrienLee, “I don’t start with a color order, but find the colors as I go” by Helen Frankenthaler is a mantra she lives by. “Painting is Monumental View by Dee McBrien-Lee passion, meditation and therapy. From the very beginning I love to use many layers of acrylic and mixed media to build a deep and interesting piece.” Her current show at Awbrey Glen Golf Club offers evidence of this unique style and each of the seven paintings offers the viewer an opportunity for their own interpretation. Show runs thru September 2. Bend Senior Center 1600 SE Reed Market Rd. Bend Senior Center will celebrate its re-opening with art by the 100+ members of the SageBrushers Art Society. Come visit the new Senior Center and enjoy beautiful paintings in acrylic, oil and watercolor, as well as outstanding photography. Showing September 5 through October 24. 1600 SE Reed Market Rd, Bend Blue Spruce Pottery 20591 Dorchester E. 541-382-0197 • bluesprucepottery.com Blue Spruce Pottery has been making unique stoneware & Raku pottery in Bend since 1976. Visit the pottery studio, see the potters at work & shop their large selection of mugs, bowls, casseroles, lamps & more. Shop online & have gifts shipped directly to your family & friends. Call ahead to arrange a time to visit. High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97 541-382-4754 • highdesertmuseum.org Exhibiting thru September, Desert Reflections: Water Shapes the West weaves together science, history, art and contemporary issues to explore the role of water in the region’s past, present and future. The exhibit connects visitors to water and its management through the lens of three different basins in the region — the Mid-Columbia River Basin, Great Salt Lake Basin and Klamath Basin. It will illuminate how water has shaped the High Desert’s natural, cultural and geological history. It also explores how it features prominently in contemporary issues such as resource consumption, Indigenous sovereignty and climate change. More than 50 years ago, as the space race between the United States and

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Soviet Union reached a fever pitch, Central Oregon played an important yet little-known role in preparing U.S. astronauts for lunar landscapes. Moon Country: Oregon and the Space Race, an original exhibit celebrating this region’s involvement in the first lunar landing, thru November 10. Moon Country: Oregon and the Space Race features stories and rarely seen photographs from this time period in locations well known to Oregonians, from McKenzie Pass to Paulina Lake. As a backdrop, the exhibit also discusses the turmoil dividing the country during that decade, including the civil rights movement and the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Somewhat isolated during those years, Central Oregon was experiencing its own evolution: The timber industry was shrinking, and some were envisioning future tourism with the establishment of Mt. Bachelor as a ski resort.

Frog in the Garden, watercolor painting by Karen Corey

SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt Ave. 541-617-0900 • sagebrushersartofbend.com SageBrushers Art Society presents Personal Favorites/ Personal Best — Watercolor at SageBrushers. Come enjoy the personal choices of the society’s watercolor artists. The SageBrushers Gallery is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1-4 pm. Showing thru October. The Wooden Jewel 844 NW Bond St., Ste. 100 541-593-4151 thewoodenjewel.com The Wooden Jewel is featuring local artists and so much more.

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This program provides a high level of chamber music instruction to aspiring young musicians. Included are weekly chamber music sessions with HDCM Executive Director Isabelle Senger, and select visiting artists, as well as complimentary admission to all HDCM events and compensated performance opportunities throughout the year. Auditions for this season’s group will be held be held on September 19-21, 2019. To schedule an audition, call 541-306-3988 or email: info@HighDesertChamberMusic.com

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The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 as the first professional school of the University of Rochester by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Company. The Eastman School became an innovator in American music education and is dedicated to the highest levels of artistry and scholarship. The acceptance rate is around 13 percent of applicants after a lengthy application/audition process.

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“Growing up in the HDCM program gave me the opportunity to experience classical music in a way otherwise impossible in Central Oregon”, states Garza. “The years of playing under the instruction of Ms. Senger, being exposed to world class musicians and performances, and learning to collaborate with other young musicians has prepared me well to begin my studies this fall. I am very grateful to have been part of this opportunity.” Through HDCM, Garza has also participated in Master Classes with New York Philharmonic Assistant Concertmaster, Michelle Kim, renowned conductor and violist, Heiichiro Ohyama and Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Martin Chalifour. These classes are rare opportunities for promising young students to work with some of our nation’s finest musicians. HighDesertChamberMusic.com

KPOV Brings Back Its Popular Beatles Singalong

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fter a three-year hiatus, KPOV 88.9 FM is bringing back its beloved Beatles Singalong, a night of dancing and singing for music lovers of all ages. Family and friends can sing their hearts out to their favorite Beatles songs like Yellow Submarine and I Wanna Hold Your Hand. These hits and many more will be played by six diverse local bands, including JuJu Eyeball, Central Oregon’s premier Beatles cover band. The evening also features a trivia and costume contest, local food, beer, wine, a raffle and silent auction. KPOV’s magical mystery tour launches Saturday evening, October 5 at the Boys and Girls Club in in downtown Bend. “Past Beatles Singalong lovers have been begging for KPOV to bring back this unique evening of music and fun that has packed the house since 2009”, says Rick Miller, KPOV DJ and event coordinator. “We are excited to see old friends and introduce the event to all the newcomers and tie-dye fans of Central Oregon.” Partners with KPOV in the Beatles Singalong include Kobold Brewing, Central

Oregon Recording, Volcano Vineyards and Southern Accent Bend. Sponsorships Available The Beatles Singalong is also a fundraiser for KPOV 88.9 FM, High Desert Community Radio, the only nonprofit radio station located in Bend and broadcasting to much of Central Oregon. KPOV is a listener-supported and volunteer-powered effort that offers Central Oregonians real, locally created radio. “KPOV is radio by the people and for the people of Central Oregon and hosting events like this brings KPOV closer to our community. The Beatles Singalong will also be a great opportunity to learn more about becoming a KPOV member just in time for the station’s 2019 Fall Membership drive,” adds Miller kpov.org Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | September 2019

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The Many Musical Worlds of a Professional Violist by WENDY WARREN

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eredith Crawford is a musician living in the exciting, creative hub of Los Angeles. Her main “gig” is with the Pacific Symphony, but you can also hear her playing in a Pops show with Broadway artists, on the soundtrack for the latest Star Wars installment, or in a small jazz club. In January of this year, she was a performer in the partially live production on Fox of the Tony award-winning musical Rent. She has even performed in an arena that seats thousands for Game of Thrones Live! Meredith grew up in much quieter Maine. She studied both music and English at Oberlin College and Conservatory. She won her very first orchestral audition before she graduated, and jumped directly from campus life to being a professional musician in Southern California. Within five years, she went from being a teenager in New England, to the American Midwest for college, then found herself in the very happening arts capitol of the West Coast in Southern California.

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Not only has she thrived in her new milieu, but after playing with the Pacific Symphony for several years in the viola section, her leadership potential was recognized and she took on the position of Principal Violist. A recent review of her performance as a soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante described her tone as “big, warm and inviting…she makes the frustratingly fuzzy-voiced instrument sound focused and melodic, like a big violin rather than the kid brother of the bass.”

Chamber music is a special love for Meredith. She is a member of the Central4 Piano Quartet, and also performs regularly with the Salastina Music Society, a chamber music series based in Los Angeles. With Salastina, she can be heard on the recently released American Mirror, an album of new music by Los Angeles composer Derrick Spiva that integrates musical practices from cultures around the world with classical music. See Meredith perform with the Central4 Piano Quartet in High Desert Chamber Music’s season opening night at the Tower Theatre on Saturday, October 5, at 7:30pm. Tickets are available through High Desert Chamber Music by phone or online. Come hear the music. HighDesertChamberMusic.com

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High Desert Chamber Music Announces 12th Season Schedule

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igh Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) announces the 2019-2020 12th season schedule. This year features the Central4 Piano Quartet – October 5, 2019, Neave Trio – December 6, 2019, Calder Quartet – February 14, 2020, Crown City String Quartet – March 28, 2020 and Robert Thies – May 9, 2020. In addition to the HDCM Concert Series is an Annual Benefit Gala, which includes a performance featuring the Spotlight Chamber Players, dinner and silent auction. Bob Shaw from the KTVZ Newschannel 21 Team returns as the emcee for the evening. This will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 6pm at Bend Golf Club. Our 12th season includes many audience favorites, and an exciting stellar group new to Central Oregon,” states HDCM Executive Director Isabelle Senger. “We are also presenting one concert in an exciting new formation, a concert in the round, to give the audience an upclose experience.” The season opens in October with a return of the Central4 Piano Quartet at the Tower Theatre. Founded in 2010, the group’s formation was triggered during a tour of Guatemala, and spending time in the bustling Central Market of Guatemala City. While in Bend, Central4 will participate in a presentation at a local area school. Back by popular demand, the critically acclaimed Neave Trio will be back in Bend in December. They have earned enormous praise for their engaging, cutting-edge performances. This special program will feature a program by all female composers, off their new album Her Voice, to be released in October. The annual Valentine’s Day concert at the Tower Theatre focuses on romance with the Central Oregon debut of the Calder Quartet. This evening will include a special pre-concert lecture by Peter Van De Graaff, music director

of Classical Oregon KWAX. This best-selling event includes a complimentar y rose for concertgoers and a custom treat from Goody’s 2019-20 Performers I Photos courtesy of High Desert Chamber Music Chocolates. The day before the concert, members of the Calder Quartet will give HDCM’s fifth annual Master Class. Presented in partnership with the Oregon branch of the American String Teachers Association, the class is open to students from all over the state and participants are selected by audition through ASTA. This is an incredible opportunity for promising young musicians to Calder Quartet Square learn from the members of this International Prokofiev Competition in exceptional group. St. Petersburg, Russia. HDCM will offer HDCM’s resident group Crown City our first “concert in the round”, where String Quartet makes their annual you can enjoy the intimate seating appearance later this season. This surrounding Robert and the Steinway Pasadena based group has been the grand piano in the center of Wille Hall. resident and premier group featured Thies has been a frequent guest in the in the HDCM Concert Series over HDCM Concert Series, and you won’t the past 12 years, and their concerts want to miss this exciting season finale. are consistently audience favorites. Tickets for all events are available They perform regularly at a number through HDCM online, by phone, of chamber music series in Southern or in person at their office in California and the Pacific Northwest. Downtown Bend. The season will conclude with HighDesertChamberMusic.com Steinway Artist Robert Thies. He first 541-306-3988 captured worldwide attention when info@HighDesertChamberMusic.com he won the Gold Medal at the Second

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CALDER QUARTET Friday, February 14, 2020

CROWN CITY STRING QUARTET Saturday, March 28, 2020

ROBERT THIES Saturday, May 9, 2020

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story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

SAVE THE DATE BEAT Children’s Theatre Presents Disney’s Frozen Jr.

Frozen Jr., based on the 2018 Broadway musical, brings Elsa,

Anna and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. BEAT Children’s Theatre is excited to bring this beloved story to life at Summit High School November 8-17. beatchildrenstheatre.org tickettails.com

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Mamma Mia!

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Central Oregon Premiere of ABBA’s Rock Musical-Comedy

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ere we go again! For seven years the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation has presented a theatrical production each September, spanning the spectrum from classic to modern; from Les Miserables to Avenue Q. For the second straight year, Bend’s Thoroughly Modern Productions, under the direction of David DaCosta, has taken on the significant task of delivering the annual, all-local production. This fall, the Tower premieres the international hit Mamma Mia! — a story of following dreams, finding love and female empowerment.

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“The importance of bringing these renowned shows to the Tower stage goes far beyond the spot lights,” DaCosta says. “The performers, musicians and technicians have a rare and valuable opportunity to show the community they not only have the passion to handle these productions; they have the talent to make everlasting memories for audiences new and old. It has been an absolute thrill to be at the head of this ship.” Composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the pop group ABBA, the story follows a spirited bride-to-be, her mother, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. The story is told through dozens of ABBA hit songs, including Super Trouper, Lay All Your Mollie Tennant I Photos courtesy of Tower Theatre Love on Me, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me and Money, Money, Money. A cast of local phenoms features Mollie Tennant (Cats, Les Miz), Natalie Interstate Bank. Performance Sponsor is Gary and Terry Reynolds. Manz (Shrek, A Tower Christmas), Ryan Klontz (Evita, Rock of Ages), Tickets are on sale now. Erik McGinnis (Newsies, Rock of Ages) and Lindsay Burden (Cats, Boogie Wonderland). Come fall in love with the characters, the story and the towertheatre.org music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. What: Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! is produced by Thoroughly Modern Productions and Tickets: Reserved Seating directed by David DaCosta with choreography by Dakota Weeda and $32, $42, $47 (plus $3 preservation fee) musical direction from Angelina Anello-Dennee. By special arrangement When: September 13-14, 19-21 at 7:30pm with Music Theatre International (mtishows.com), this performance September 14, 15, and 21 at 2pm is presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation and sponsored by Where: Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon Bend Surgery Center with additional support from Central Oregon 541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | September 2019

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Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery Presents

Artist Joanne Donaca unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery invites the public to view the art of talented Bend artist Joanne Donaca. Her exhibit of paintings continues through September 24.

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Donaca derives inspiration from the striking beauty of Oregon and other nature scenes. Her exhibit features oil paintings of vineyards and luscious grapes, as well as traditional landscapes of rivers, lakes and mountains of the Cascade Range. Both subjects reflect her experiences as an Oregon native, with early years in northeastern Oregon and, now, Central Oregon. Inspiration also arose from her talented family for in her early years in Ontario, Oregon, she assisted her father in raising grapes. Her mother’s creative work also stimulated the artist’s interest in art, and a high school art teacher praised her innate talent and grasp of the subtleties of hue and values. She won her first art competition at age 17. After her family’s move to Central Oregon, Donaca later attended Central Oregon Community College on honors scholarships, majoring in business administra­ tion with a minor in art. Through marriage and children, serving as chair of the COCC Community Education Advisory Board and other activities, she felt compelled to pick up her brushes. Returning to a focus on art, she pushed forward, teaching herself both watercolor and pas­ tel, tercolor winning awards from the Oregon Wa­ Society, and signature membership and awards in the Oregon Pastel Society, Northwest Pastel Society and the Pastel So­ciety of America. In early 2000, she attended a Monet exhibi­tion at

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the Portland Art Museum, and mesmerized by the impressionistic painting style, she returned home to begin serious work with oils on canvas which continues today. She also achieved membership in the Oil Painters of America.

its surface and the qualities of refraction and reflection. Such paintings of water strongly evidence her superb grasp of compli­mentary hues and values, creating a palpable sense of fluidity on the water’s surface.

Painting in the im­ pressionistic style in oil throughout the 2000s, she chose an enhanced, yet realistic palette drawn from nature. Combining bold strokes with softer, gestural strokes, she excelled at texture and movement in painting.

Donaca notes, “One of my greatest challenges is to grow in my ability to paint. Over the years, moving from watercolor to pastel and to oil brought me the satisfaction of competency in these mediums. Yet, I measure my true ability by the public’s pleasure in viewing my work.”

In her current Sunriver exhibit, Donaca’s Three Sisters and Scott Lake demonstrates her talent in painting water with a clear vision of light on

She speaks of artist Howard Terpening’s quote ‘’an artist builds his credibility piece by piece.”

Donaca established “credibility” as award winner in several mediums, with her paintings in numerous corporate and private collections including Pronghorn Golf Resort and Sunriver Resort, and her previous honor, among many, as the poster artist for the Sunriver Music Festival.

Billye Turner curates exhibitions for Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery open all hours. For information or purchase, contact her at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@bendnet.com

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Fine Art Painting by Bill Hanson

Art is What You Make Others See by DENI PORTER

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veryone has a favorite time to visit Sunriver. A special time is the month of September. Summer activities have slowed a bit, but the area’s beauty is just reaching its peak.

This evolution also happens at the Sunriver Artists’ Gallery located in the Village. The Second Saturday celebration is even sweeter with some great art, food and drink. All the artists will be waiting to laugh with visitors on Saturday September 14 between 4-6pm. Time to get in some early holiday shopping (minus the pain of the crowds). Becky Henson, stained glass artist, is featuring many new pieces. Some are large and some are smaller, but they are all stunning. Subjects range from traditional flowers and animals to more modern pieces. Central Oregon is a huge inspiration for Henson. A depiction of the Three Sisters circle pattern is very popular with collectors and would make a thoughtful gift or just a sweet remembrance of a wonderful time spent in Central Oregon. Stained Glass by Becky Henson

Painter Bill Hamilton, never disappoints — whether he paints animals, birds or scenes from nature. Hamilton is comfortable painting large panorama pieces of the Cascade Mountains or a single tiny bird. He is currently featuring some unique pieces depicting wild animal painted directly on to pieces of flat rocks. He is also right at home producing lifelike portraits of your loved ones. Metal artist Jesse Pemberton, is one of the newer members of the Gallery. Pemberton takes his multi-media cues from nature’s geometric rules and cues. Primarily working in metal, the artist does incorporate other found objects and local materials that may inspire him. Pemberton just recently hung some large wall pieces at the gallery that are spectacular. Announcing our upcoming annual Local’s Night. Mark your calendar for October 18, 2019. Help us FILL DON’S TRUCK with non-perishable food for our local Sunriver Food Pantry. Enjoy music… and meet the gallery artists. Fabulous food from Sunriver Brewery too! Last year we more than filled the truck with food donations thanx to your generosity. artistsgallerysunriver.com

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SUNRIVER EXHIBITS Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr., Bldg. 19 541-593-4382 artistsgallerysunriver.com It’s September & fall is just around the corner. For our upcoming 2nd Saturday, we celebrate the 30 local artists of Artists’ Gallery. It has been a long, very busy & ‘happily’ demanding summer of 2019. As a thank you to our artist family, we are having a fun Hawaiian theme evening September Broken Top by Bill Hamilton 14 from 4-6pm. Come & meet the gallery artists, be serenaded by the Bend Ukulele group & enjoy luau food, wine & fun! Pull out those Hawaiian print shirts & come & join us! We have three featured artists in September who will be on hand to share their special art. Bill Hamilton captures the landscapes & birds & animals of Oregon with his unique style & detail using acrylics, oils & watercolors. Bill’s Three Sisters Mountain paintings are beautiful & unique & a favorite of art collectors. Becky Henson’s stained glass windows add a special glow to the gallery….we love the morning light adding sparkling color to Artists’ Gallery. Becky’s special 3 Sisters mountain windows are each unique & colorful. Her art pieces using various textured clear glass have a Frank Lloyd Wright look about them…timeless & contemporary. Jesse Pemberton’s unique metal art collection is eye catching & definitely one of a kind. From freeform sculpture to bold metal wall art, his work would look at home in today’s mid-century modern architecture….or in a rustic cabin setting. Recently installed Sun Sisters is a unique take on our Three Sisters Mountain range. The artists of Artists’ Gallery look forward to meeting you this September. Copeland Gallery 57100 Beaver Dr., Bldg. 24 541-610-2866 • copelandgallery.com Copeland Gallery features master photographer, Chad Copeland. The images are a collection of content from around the world including Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Chad is a contributor to National Geographic and is an award-winning producer of documentaries. He shot the Windows 10 desktop images, called People of Action. Chad’s photography expertise and lifelong outdoor adventure spirit combine to provide breathtaking images from air, land and sea. His skills, strengths and strategies have earned him international awards and recognition. Chad has made Central Oregon his home and is currently featuring Oceans and Rivers in his gallery in the Village at Sunriver. Sunriver Resort Lodge - Betty Gray Gallery 17600 Center Dr. 503-780-2828 billyeturner@bendnet.com Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery invites the public to view the art of talented Bend artist Joanne Donaca. Her exhibit of paintings continues thru September 24. Donaca derives inspiration from the striking beauty of Oregon and other nature scenes. Her exhibit features oil paintings of vineyards and luscious grapes, as well as traditional landscapes of rivers, lakes and mountains of the Cascade Range. Wood River by Joanne Donaca Both subjects reflect her experiences as an Oregon native, with early years in northeastern Oregon and, now, Central Oregon. Inspiration also arose from her talented family for in her early years in Ontario, Oregon, she assisted her father in raising grapes. Her mother’s creative work also stimulated the artist’s interest in art, and a high school art teacher praised her innate

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talent and grasp of the subtleties of hue and values. She won her first art competition at age 17. After her family’s move to Central Oregon, Donaca later attended Central Oregon Community College on honors scholarships, majoring in business administra­tion with a minor in art. Through marriage and children, serving as chair of the COCC Community Education Advisory Board and other activities, she felt compelled to pick up her brushes. Returning to a focus on art, she pushed forward, teaching herself both watercolor and pas­ tel, winning awards from the Oregon Wa­tercolor Society, and signature membership and awards in the Oregon Pastel Society, Northwest Pastel Society and the Pastel So­ciety of America. In early 2000, she attended a Monet exhibi­tion at the Portland Art Museum, and mesmerized by the impressionistic painting style, she returned home to begin serious work with oils on canvas which continues today. She also achieved membership in the Oil Painters of America. Painting in the im­pressionistic style in oil throughout the 2000s, she chose an enhanced, yet realistic palette drawn from nature. Combining bold strokes with softer, gestural strokes, she excelled at texture and movement in painting. In her current Sunriver exhibit, Donaca’s Three Sisters and Scott Lake demonstrates her talent in painting water with a clear vision of light on its surface and the qualities of refraction and reflection. Such paintings of water strongly evidence her superb grasp of compli­mentary hues and values, creating a palpable sense of fluidity on the water’s surface. Donaca notes, “One of my greatest challenges is to grow in my ability to paint. Over the years, moving from watercolor to pastel and to oil brought me the satisfaction of competency in these mediums. Yet, I measure my true ability by the public’s pleasure in viewing my work.” She speaks of artist Howard Terpening’s quote ‘’an artist builds his credibility piece by piece.” Donaca established “credibility” as award winner in several mediums, with her paintings in numerous corporate and private collections including Pronghorn Golf Resort and Sunriver Resort, and her previous honor, among many, as the poster artist for the Sunriver Music Festival. Billye Turner curates exhibitions for Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery open all hours. For information or purchase, contact her at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@bendnet.com

Mark the date! Local’s Night October 18th “Fill Don’s Truck” with food donations • Enjoy Music, Art and Special Events!

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Sisters Festival of Books Announces Initial Author Line Up Artwork I courtesy of SOFB

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aulina Springs Books announces the first ‘wave’ of authors for the inaugural Sisters Festival of Books (SFoB). SFoB is a three-day celebration of the literary culture of Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The festival features 25+ local, regional and national authors and takes place across multiple venues in beautiful Sisters. Books featured at the festival will cover a wide range of subjects including politics, Western historical fiction, Vikings, motherhood, romance, arctic exploration, Central Oregon recreational activities and more. The Festival begins Friday, October 18 at FivePine Lodge and Conference Center with a catered reception featuring some of our favorite Central Oregon authors including Jim Cornelius, Paul Alan Bennett, Jill Stanford, Craig Rullman, Jim Barnett, Joshua Savage and more. The Festival continues on Saturday with a full lineup of author events, a pop-up bookstore at the festival venue, and author dinners. Some of Saturdays featured authors include Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, former congressman Les AuCoin, NYT Bestselling Author Jane Kirkpatrick (One More River to Cross), Bill Sullivan (author of the 100 Hikes series of guidebooks, Listening for Coyote, and The Ship in the Hill), Debra Gwartney (I Am a Stranger Here Myself), Molly Gloss (Unforeseen: Stories, The Hearts of Horses, Falling from Horses) and Meaghan O’Connell (And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready). Sunday will feature primarily kid and family focused events in-store at Paulina Springs Books. Programming includes story times, sing-alongs, coloring and more. Proceeds from the festival will be used to establish a scholarship fund for Sisters High School students through the Sisters Graduate Resource Organization (Sisters GRO). SistersFoB.com

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eptember 27 marks Journeys 12th annual show, High Desert Moods, at Sisters Art Works, 204 W Adams Ave Sisters, Oregon. The 4-7pm reception coincides with Sisters Art Walk. The pieces, interpreting High Desert Moods will be for sale and will be available for viewing Monday-Friday during business hours through the month of October. Central Oregon is a mecca for quilters. People come from all over the world to immerse themselves in this quilt environment. Out of this quilt community evolved Journeys, an art group formed in 2007 to develop and promote individual, distinctive styles in fiber art. These artists have moved beyond traditional quilting to create fiber art that rivals any other art form. Members include award winners, teachers, authors as well as artists who have shown their work in many places in the world. Central Oregon’s High Desert is a land of contrasts. Jan O’Brian Tetzlaff ’s Yarrow Dancing shows vivid turquoise skies, striated grey stone, chartreuse rabbit brush and yarrow are the land’s palate. Fragile botanical taxonomy and extreme climate shifts create a geography at once stark and bountiful. Pillars of basalt stretch across the desert creating high standing ridges of stone above the sage covered desert floor in Jean Wells Keenan’s Deserted Foothills. August brings the glorious golden yellow

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High Desert Moods

Yarrow Dancing by Jan O’Brian Tetzlaff

Sage Plains by Sheila Finzer

The Austere Land by June Jaeger

tones of the sage that cover the desert floor in the high plateau of the Central Oregon landscape. What created a lasting memory of the high desert are the many glorious and varied patterns and textures — on the ground; rocks, and shrubs. In Judy Beaver’s High Desert Impressions, the earth is marked with animal tracks or showed rivulets where water and wind had left its mark. The only hint of color apparent is the glorious rabbit brush which showed some color along the edge of the road. Sheila Finzer’s Sage Plains represents a small glimpse if the vastness of the Oregon outback, along with its endless sky. Looking closer at what many think is a very grayed landscape, one will find the

Deserted Foothills by Jean Wells Keenan

High Desert Impressions by Judy Beaver

richness of color and perhaps a rustle of a desert dweller. June Jaeger’s The Austere Land shows that stern, severe, unadorned, generous but not lush, is our Central Oregon High Desert. Pillars jut out of the sandy loam soil, staunch and stately. They tell the story of the beginning of our beautiful desert we call home. Members include Judy Beaver, Helen Brisson, Sheila K Finzer, Betty Gientke, June Jaeger, Jean Wells Keenan, Tonye Phillips Donna Rice, Jody Rusconi, Martha Sanders, Marion Shimoda, Mary Stiewig and Jan McBrien Tetzlaff. facebook.com/SistersArtWorks

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Hood Avenue Art & the Watercolor Society of Oregon Present an Exhibition Featuring WSO Members from Central Oregon

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ood Avenue Art Gallery and the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) present an exhibition of art featuring paintings by the Central Oregon arm of the WSO. The Hood Ave. Art exhibition will take place beginning September 27 and continue through October 20. The Hood Avenue Art Gallery show will run in support of the WSO 2019 Fall Watercolor Exhibition which will take place at the Barber Library/Rotunda Gallery located on the Central Oregon Community College campus (COCC) in Bend. The exhibit’s dates are October 5 through December 6. The WSO started in 1966 with 38 members. Currently, the WSO has over 800 active members, hosts two juried exhibits each year, and is one of the premier watercolor societies in the United States. The Hood Ave. Art exhibition will feature some of the best known regional watercolor artists. The public should look for work by Helen Brown, Winnie Givot, Linda Shelton, Kim Smith and others. The Opening reception is October 5 from 4-6pm with a reception that is presently scheduled for the Sisters 4th Friday Art Stroll on September 27, 2019 from 4-7pm. Hood Ave Art Gallery is located at 357 W Hood Ave, Sisters (a half block west of Sisters Coffee Co. on Hood Ave.) Gallery hours are Wednesday-Monday, 11am-5pm and closed on Tuesdays.

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SISTERS EXHIBITS Canyon Creek Pottery 310 North Cedar St. • 541-390-2449 • canyoncreekpotteryllc.com Fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters. Clearwater Art Gallery 303 West Hood • 541-549-4994 • theclearwatergallery.com 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. Cowgirls & Indians Resale 160 SW Oak St. • 541-549-6950 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. Sisters Library 110 N Cedar St. • 541-312-1070 • deschuteslibrary.org Presents Framing Central Oregon, the artistry of photographer Linda Ziegenhagen in the library’s Community Room thru September 27. Linda is a well-known Central Oregon photographer whose photographs have been displayed throughout Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties. Over the past several years, she has also become known for the specialty framing of her work. Unlike many, Linda is intimately involved in the framing of each of her photographs. Linda builds her frames from the world around her. Each photograph is paired with a frame that makes the experience of viewing it extraordinary. No two frames are alike. Whether mounted on a serving tray or created from distressed wood and barbwire, Linda’s photographs and frames introduce you to the natural world of Central Oregon. Hood Avenue Art hoodavenueart.com • info@hoodavenueart.com • 541-719-1800 Hood Avenue Art Gallery and the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) present an exhibition of art featuring paintings by the Central Oregon arm of the WSO. The Hood Ave. Art exhibition will take place beginning September 27 and continue thru October 20. The Hood Avenue Art Gallery show will run in support of the WSO 2019 Fall Watercolor Exhibition which will take place at the Barber Library/Rotunda Gallery located on the Central Oregon Community College campus (COCC) in Bend. The exhibit’s dates are October 5 thru December 6.The WSO started in 1966 with 38 members. Currently, the WSO has over 800 active members, hosts two juried exhibits each year, and is one of the premier watercolor societies in the United States. The Hood Ave. Art exhibition will feature some of the best known regional watercolor artists. The public should look for work by Helen Brown, Winnie Givot, Linda Shelton, Kim Smith and others.The Opening reception is October 5 from 4-6pm with a reception that is presently scheduled for the Sisters 4th Friday Art Stroll on September 27, 2019 from 4-7pm. 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.

The Jewel 221 West Cascade Ave. • 541-549-9388 Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss. Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom 183 E Hood Ave. • 541-617-6078 • jillnealgallery.com Artwork, cards, giftware & ceramics. Raven Makes Gallery 182 E Hood Ave. 541-719-1182 • ravenmakesgallery.com Raven Makes Gallery offers dynamic and contemporary first market works in multi-media, including collectible jewelry, from Southwest tribes, Northwest Coast Peoples and Indigenous artists of the Far North. New acquisitions from Huichol artists of Northern Mexico. Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop 252 W Hood Ave. • 541-549-9552 • sistersgallery.com Gallery open 11am-5pm daily, Sundays by appointment. Custom framing & photo restoration. Featuring creative work by Oregon photographers & artists Curtiss Abbott, Gary Albertson, J. Chester Armstrong, Paul Alan Bennett, Wendy Birnbaum, Candace Bruguier, Antonia Carriere, Jan Hanson, Jennifer Hartwig, Vicki Hodge, Norma Holmes, Ann Grossnickle, Kimry Jelen, Carol Grigg, Dennis McGregor, Laurie SantaMaria, Dennis Schmidling, Jodi Schneider, Pat Siegner & Caroline Stratton-Crow. Stitchin’ Post Gallery 541-549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com Currently showing in the Stitchin’ Post Gallery is My Story, My Work by Marie Murphy Wolfe. New exhibit opening on Sisters Fourth Friday Art Stroll, September 27, 4-7pm, featuring Embrace Nature, by Leotie Richards. The art quilts in this upcoming exhibit are focused mainly on botanical images and are fabricated with handdyed, hand-stitched wool. The artist has employed a new technique and style of wool appliqué which she has named Modern Wool Appliqué. Studio Redfield 183 East Hood Ave. • 541-588-6332 Featuring hand-painted tiles ceramics, art cards, jewelry, abstract paintings & impressionistic landscapes, hand-painted mugs, bright decorative ceramics, wire baskets, tiled end tables. Paintings by Randy Redfield & original hand-painted tile by Kibak Tile.

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Museum At Warm Springs Hosts Huckleberry Harvest Celebration & Honor Dinner at High Desert Museum Event Raises $105,000 for Museum to Share Warm Springs Culture, History & Art

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ore than 200 guests attended The Museum At Warm Springs’ Huckleberry Harvest Celebration and Honor Dinner at the High Desert Museum in Bend on August 17. The annual event raises funds for The Museum At Warm Springs. The Warm Springs people have harvested huckleberries in the Mount Hood area since time immemorial. In the 1855 Middle Oregon Treaty that established the Warm Springs Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs ceded ten million acres of land to the United States on which Mount Hood stands. In the treaty, the Tribes reserved the right to pick berries and to retain additional rights, including fishing, hunting, grazing stocks and gathering plants and medicines.

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This year, $105,000 was raised through dinner ticket sales, sponsorships, additional grants and gifts, and a silent auction. “Proceeds from the event

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More than 200 guests attended The Museum At Warm Springs Huckleberry Harvest Celebration and Honor Dinner at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, August 17, 2019.


makes it possible for the Museum to continue to share the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs’ culture, history and art; to educate in the traditional arts of the people; and to preserve the Museum’s objects and archival collections,” said Museum Executive Director Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs).

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“Each year, our guests are given an opportunity to be immersed in the beauty and culture of our Tribes,” said Woody. “Traditional foods, music and art make this a unique event, one that we look forward to celebrating year after year.” This year’s guest speaker was Dr. Phillip Cash Cash (Nez Perce/Cayuse). A renowned linguist and scholar, Cash Cash spoke to the importance of Indigenous language preservation in a presentation titled The Radical New Plateau Speaker.

A silent auction was a highlight of The Museum At Warm Springs Huckleberry Harvest Celebration and Honor Dinner at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Featured here is an artwork by artist Lillian Pitt of Warm Springs. Photos courtesy of Creative Images of Life

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and for his representation of other tribes on matters involving treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, Indian law development, government-to-government relations and gaming. Arnett is also a longtime supporter of The Museum At Warm Springs. Dr. Virginia Beavert of the Yakama Nation was honored with the Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Beavert is a Linguist/Scholar and Professor at the University of Oregon. She is a highly respected teacher and fluent speaker of her language, Yakama Sahaptin. Beavert has worked throughout her life to teach and preserve her Native language. She has been the Washington State Educator of the Year and in 2004 was honored by the Indigenous Language Institute for her lifetime of work on language revitalization. Beavert was awarded her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2012. On Sunday, August 18, at the High Desert Museum, The Museum At Warm Springs and the Confluence Project recorded Cash Cash and Beavert in conversation in Ichiskin and English. Native filmmakers Woody Hunt (Modoc/Cherokee) and LaRonn Katchia (Warm Springs) taped the three-hour storytelling and cultural presentation.

The Museum At Warm Springs Huckleberry Harvest Celebration and Honor Dinner was held at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

This year’s event included two honorees. Howard Arnett, Esquire of Karnopp Petersen LLP, Bend was honored with the Museum’s prestigious Twanat Award for his nearly four decades as an attorney for the

Warm Springs Chief Delvis Heath, Warm Springs Tribal Council Chairman Raymond Tsumpti, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Tribal Council Chairman Delores Pigsley and other Siletz Tribal Council members were among the dignitaries who attended. Citizens of the Coquille Indian Tribe, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Modoc, Nez Perce Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation and Yakama Nation also joined the evening’s celebration. Distinguished non-tribal guests at the event included Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha Walters, Bend Mayor Sally Russell, Bend City Councilor Bruce Abernethy, Bend City Manager Eric King, Dennis Pahlisch of Pahlisch Homes, Bend and Kirk Schueler, CEO, Brooks Resources Corp. museumatwarmsprings.org Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | September 2019

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ong-serving federal Judge Damon Keith was credited with the quote, “Democracy dies in the dark.” Join us at the library in September as we shine a light on all things government and democracy. Explore freedom of speech, the right to assemble, and intellectual freedom through an exploration of democracies. Join in on enlightening lectures and lively conversations about what democracy is and how democracies die, as well as anarchism, famous presidential insults, suffragettes, equal voting rights and more. All programs are free and open to the public. Oregon and the Votes for Women Movement In August 2020 the nation will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which placed women’s voting rights into the United States Constitution. Most Oregon women had been voting citizens since achieving women’s suffrage in 1912. This presentation will detail how and why Oregon women and their allies achieved voting rights in 1912, and how various Oregon women contributed to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. • Friday, September 6 | 12pm | Sunriver Library | 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver • Saturday, September 7 | 12pm | East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump. Author and professor Edwin Battistella traces the ways in which presidents have been insulted over the centuries since the founding of the republic, selecting from more than 500 examples collected in his upcoming book, Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels. Battistella shows that less has changed than you might think, as far as insults and political attacks are concerned. • Saturday, September 14 | 3pm | Sisters Library | 110 North Cedar Street, Sisters • Sunday, September 15 | 1pm | Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

Karen's Wicker Restoration Contemporary. Comfortable. Intricate.

These wicker chairs are representative of different eras all of which can be repaired or extensively restored. The comfortable arm chair from 1910, woven of round reed, needed arm repair. The circular center front chair, popular in the 1950’s to 60’s needs it’s legs rewrapped. The contemporary lounger is a truly unique complete restoration. It was recreated from the individually cane wrapped wire frame base to the diagonally designed sturdy surface. It has tremendously comfortable contours. Call for an appointment or classes. Redmond, Oregon 541-923-6603

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The Life and Death of Democracies Democracy as a form of government has been an ideal since antiquity, but in the scope of world history, democracy as a dominant form of governance has only lasted for relatively short time periods, and the ideal may be in a precarious position again. COCC history professor Murray Godfrey discusses some of history’s most successful and unsuccessful democracies, the circumstances of their rise and fall and implications for the future. • Thursday, September 19 | 6pm Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, Bend • Saturday, September 21 | 3pm Redmond Library527 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond Should We Reform the Electoral College? What is the Electoral College, and does it need reform? In two of the last five presidential elections, the candidate with the most votes lost the election (Al Gore in 2000 and Hilary Clinton in 2016). This is because the Electoral College, and not the national popular vote, determines which candidate is elected president. Will we see a repeat in 2020? This interactive workshop will explore what the Electoral College is, what it is intended to accomplish and what the reform movement hopes to achieve. • Tuesday, September 24 | 12pm | East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend • Tuesday, September 24 | 6pm | Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond A History of Anarchy Current political discourse often focuses on what function the state should serve, and how to make it better. The question most overlooked is, “Do we need the state at all?” Rejecting the usual State of Nature and Leviathan arguments, anarchists have answered with a resounding, “NO!” In this discussion, we’ll look at the history of modern anarchism, and some of the tendencies under the black flag that have attempted to answer, “What do we need instead?” • Wednesday, September 25 | 7pm | Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, Bend What Democracy Is (and Isn’t) Most people believe they know what democracy is. But do we? Democracy has broad appeal, and is widely misunderstood. Democracy is celebrated — and confusing. Let’s converse about democracy: How would you define it? What isn’t democracy? What does democracy require? How does democracy fail? By sharing ideas within a civil space, we can enrich our appreciation of democratic theory and practice. • Friday, September 27 | 12pm | Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend China’s Happy Ice-Snow Dream With little natural snow, scruffy mountains and virtually no tradition of playing snow and ice sports, China seems an unlikely place to host the next Winter Olympics. Yet something remarkable is afoot in the Middle Kingdom. By the time the Games roll around in 2022 the Chinese government hopes to have created hundreds of millions of winter sports enthusiasts. Tim Neville, a correspondent for Outside and a contributor to The New York Times, has made six trips to the world’s most populous country to explore this phenomenon. What he found is a wildly fun, mind-boggling adventure and a new way to span the cultural divide. This programs features American Sign Language interpretation. • Monday, September 30 | 6pm | Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz Goodrich at lizg@deschuteslibrary.org or 541-312-1032 deschuteslibrary.org


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MADRAS / WARM SPRINGS Art Adventure Gallery 185 SE Fifth St. 541-475-7701 • artadventuregallery.com Featuring Explorations: Discoveries, stories in bronze and oil by Donald J. Stastny. The Museum at Warm Springs 2189 U.S. 26 • 541-553-3331 • museumatwarmsprings.org Tribal members demonstrate & share family heirlooms.

PRINEVILLE A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St. • 541-447-3715 • bowmanmuseum.org 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. REDMOND/TERREBONNE The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Eagle Crest Resort, 7525 Falcon Crest Dr., Ste. 100 • 541-526-1185 alfreddolezal.com • artofaad@yahoo.com • 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 thoughtprovoking imagery & evocative symbolism, they are much more than a painting. Come see why we were awarded the 2017 & 2018 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor & are now ranked #2 of things to do in our area. Maragas Winery Lattavo Gallery 15523 SW Hwy. 97, Culver • 541-546-5464 • maragaswinery.com 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, Redmond • 541-312-1050 • deschuteslibrary.org During the month of September, fiber art quilts will be displayed by two Central Oregon groups, Undercover Quilters Book Club and The High Desert Quilt Guild. The Undercover Quilters Book Club, a local book club/quilters group will be showing their art quilts based upon the book Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. Each artist brings a different image to life from their interpretation of this novel. The High Desert Quilt Guild of Redmond will exhibit an amazing variety of quilts from several of its members. In the Silent Reading Room, Yancy Lael, will be displaying several pieces of photography and watercolors. Yancy is a writer, artist and photographer whose creativity has been deeply influenced by her roots in the western United States. Her work includes a literary novel set in redwood country, a children’s book about owls featuring her photography, and a series of fairy tales for adults illustrated with watercolor images from the Briarlore Series. Her favorite way to spend a summer afternoon is watching owls in the woods. She has an M.A.T. and has lived in Central Oregon since 1993. The display cabinet will feature pyrography (wood-burned art) by Christina Joss. Christina has had a lifelong love of art but pyrography holds her heart. Her pieces are inspired by the natural world and her Panamanian heritage. School House Produce 1430 SW Highland Ave. • 541-504-7112 • schoolhouseproduce.com Schoolhouse Produce is showing the work of Jennifer Ware-Kempke, including recent abstract landscapes in acrylic. Great food, great art: come and enjoy both! Showing thru September. St. Charles Hospital Redmond, 1253 NW Canal Blvd. • 541-548-8131 Rotating local artists. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | September 2019

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CALL TO ART : ARTISTS, AUDITIONS, LEADERS Sunriver Stars Community Theater Presents Nutcracker A little holiday magic will be coming your way December 5-8 when local actors, both children and adults, bring you the story of the Nutcracker as a play with music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. It will be presented at The SHARC and the “opening night gala” will include a silent auction and feature a dinner show featuring an amazing winter feast presented by Laura Bliss, owner of South Bend Bistro and Chef Kelly Day. Auditions for roles in Nutcracker are right around the corner. The Director, Victoria Kristy, is looking for children to play Marie, a sweet Victorian child as well as Fritz, her tantrum-throwing little brother. She also needs child actors to take on the roles of the Mouse Queen, Rudy, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince himself. Add in a multitude of mice, snowflake ballerinas and toy soldiers and there is a role for every child who wishes to be a star. Adults are needed as well. There is the mysterious Godfather Drosselmeier, Mother, Father, Nanny and the horrendous, towering Mouse King! Have you always wanted to be in one of the Sunriver Stars shows but were afraid to take on tons of lines? This show has a role for you. You may be cast as a Victorian party guest whose duties include dressing up in a lovely costume, “attending” the Christmas party in the opening scene and saying four lines, (with enthusiasm of course). Auditions will be held September 10 at the Village Properties Building (56835 Venture Lane) in Room 408 beginning at 6pm. Please come prepared to sing Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star and participate in cold reads from a script given you at auditions. A short monologue you may wish to memorize “to really sparkle is” available on the website sunriverstars.org. Rehearsals will follow a schedule and be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Sunriver Fire Station from 6-8pm. September practices will be devoted to choreography, music and reviewing lines. All participants are expected to attend the full rehearsal if their character is scheduled. Life is made up of choices. Children will need to choose between after school sports or being in this show if their sports participation prevents them from being at rehearsal promptly at 6pm. Enchanting opportunities await. Audition September 10 and be a star in the show. Donate something enchanting for the silent auction. Experience the magic of attending the opening night dinner show. Start your holiday fun by bringing your friends and family to enjoy a mysterious world shimmering with stars and silver moonbeams, graceful sugar plums and dancing snowflakes…Nutcracker. Information at sunriverstars.org High Desert Chamber Music Spotlight Chamber Players Auditions High Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) announces auditions for Spotlight Chamber Players will be held on September 19-21. This program is devoted exclusively to the study and performance of chamber music skills and techniques and is offered at no cost to the students selected. Auditions are open to violin, viola, cello, bass and piano students in grades 6-12 with three or more years of private study and intermediate to advanced levels of playing. Past graduates of the SCP program have gone on to pursue music performance degrees at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music and others. The recipients of this award will receive weekly chamber group instruction with Isabelle Senger, as well as individual and group instruction with select visiting artists from the HDCM Concert Series. Attendance at HDCM performances is mandatory and provided

NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR SEPTEMBER

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he first week of this month is filled with cooperation and forward motion. Conversations on the 1st set the tone for what is going to be an amazing month. Agreements on the 3rd are filled with details about immediate necessary action. Talk about your decisions on the 5th and it will help you feel better about them. Stretch yourself on the 7th and 8th when you are given the chance to show who you are. It will be good for you to see what you are capable of. Slow it down a bit on the 11th and let yourself catch up. The Full Moon on the 13th is all about completion and leaving the past behind. A new approach to relationships is required after the 14th and it’s important to remember to take care of yourself first. Decisions made near the 18th ask for you to demonstrate who you have become. The last week of this month definitely has its challenges that can be used to discover what’s possible. The Fall Equinox on the 23rd brings an invitation to open your mind

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complimentary. They will be featured at the Annual Gala, which will be held this season on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Bend Golf Club. Throughout the year, there are also several compensated performance opportunities in the community. A one season commitment is required, and placement and type of the ensemble will be determined after the audition process. To schedule an audition, call 541-306-3988 or email info@ HighDesertChamberMusic.com. A link to SCP information and application can be found at drive.google.com/open?id=16SJ1vF3FbNSyoydtYQ-MfVoUgNjIX45i 541-306-3988 • info@highdesertchambermusic.com Local Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Bend and the company is looking for local ballet students to fill children’s roles. Local youth ages 6 to 18 can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s community engagement Dance-with-Us program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The Dance-with-Us program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. Auditions are Saturday, September 7, 8am, at Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio, Gotta Dance Studio & Company: 917 NE Eighth Street in Bend and are led by Moscow Ballet Anna Trofimova. Auditions are free (although there may be a minimal casting and/or rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance. Sign up at nutcracker.com/dance. Call for Artists The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon’s Art Resource Team will present Oregon’s Abandoned and Iconic Places, a Show of Photography, to be featured in our Linus Pauling Gallery, from November 3 through January 5, 2020. We invite photographic artists to submit up to three digital images for consideration in this upcoming exhibit, which will highlight our incredible state. Secure wire hangers are required to accommodate hanging on our gallery wires. Early submissions are appreciated, and all images are due by October 1. Please include title, and approximate dimensions of each submission for consideration. Send images to Karen Maier at photos.timestop@gmail.com. UUFCO is located at 61980 Skyline Ranch Road in Bend, Oregon, 541-385-3908. Call to Artists Now, a unique opportunity for local artists to join the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver (AGS). It’s a rare opportunity as AGS seldom has openings. Are you a fine artist or fine crafts person? Looking for 2D artists (mixed media, encaustic, oil, watercolor) and 3D metal artist, wearable art, sculpture? Live locally? We are For Artists By Artists. Participating members work shifts, have generous space to show their work, and share in the operations of the gallery business. Generous commissions percent paid twice monthly and low monthly expense is shared among Artist Members. Ready to find out more information? Contact Jury Chair Dori Kite at agsrjurycommittee@gmail.com or come on into the Gallery in the Village at Sunriver, Building 19, 57100 Beaver Drive, Sunriver. 541-593-4382, artistsgallerysunriver.com. to new relationships. Notice your resistance over the next few days and do what you can to let go of it. Be kind on the 25th and 26th and be willing to love yourself while making decisions. The New Moon on the 28th brings opportunities for both love and money. Let go of any old limitations in these areas on the 30th and take your life to the next level. It will be worth the effort. Eileen Lock Clairvoyant Astrologer / Spiritual Medium 1471 NW Newport Ave., Bend, Oregon 97703 541-389-1159 eileenlock.freeservers.com • oneheartministry.freeservers.com Listen for the song in your heart, find the melody and dance to the music. Check out Eileen’s radio programs online at blogtalkradio.com. Cosmic Lunch Break What’s Up Wednesday Talking With Spirit


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CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS Contact Sue Manley, 541-408-5524 info@cascadefineartworkshops.com cascadefineartworkshops.com STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR 2019 WORKSHOPS!! ACCEPTING LAST-MINUTE REGISTRATIONS!! The Joy of Watercolor! with Stella Canfield September 3-6 Cost: $475 Impressionism in Action with Colley Whisson Workshop Is Full, Wait List Available Plein Air & Studio Workshop Oil & acrylic artists welcome — Demos in oil September 30-October 2 Cost: $645 SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY 541-617-0900 • sagebrushersartofbend.com All classes listed below held at 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend Watercolor Wednesday with Jennifer Ware-Kempke Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, 10am12pm Bring your own subject photographs and supplies. $10 for nonmembers. For more information contact Jennifer at jenniferware@ rocketmail.com. Watercolor Unwound with Sarah B Hansen September 9, 9am-12pm Delve into trouble areas in your watercolor painting journey in this monthly, three-hour class. September’s session will be Mixing Greys: The Power of Luminous Neutrals. Roll up your sleeves, dig deep, learn tips and techniques, and get your questions answered. Instructor demos plus plenty of practice time. $30 per session, drop-ins welcome. Bring your own supplies. For more information visit www.

sarahbhansen.com. Contact Sarah to enroll at sarah@sarahbhansen.com, 541-598-4433. Watercolor & Wine with Sarah B Hansen September 11, 6-8pm Join the fun at Watercolor and Wine night! Spend an evening with watercolor teacher Sarah B. Hansen, letting your creative juices flow. No experience necessary. Bring your drink of choice and/or some to share. $40 per person, all materials included. Contact Sarah to sign up: sarah@sarahbhansen.com, 541-5984433. No drop-ins please. Chinese Brush Painting Drop-In Class with Michelle Oberg Fridays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2-4pm Class includes traditional techniques of painting with ink and watercolor on rice paper. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. For more information and a supply list contact Michelle at michelleoberg39@gmail.com or 541-504-0214. Elements of Nature and Texture in Watercolor with Anji Grainger September 28-30, 10am-4pm This three-day workshop will focus on techniques for building a textured foundation for watercolor painting. Led by award-winning artist Anji Grainger, the class will teach multiple approaches to texturing, with a focus on building texture into the composition. $250 for the three-day session. For more information and registration contact Barb Crislip at barbjc45@yahoo.com or 530-209-3492. The Joy of Creating Intuitively with Vicki Johnson September 18, 6-8:30pm Intuitive painting is the process of painting spontaneously without fear and self-doubt. Have fun with paint and color, while strengthening your creative and intuitive skills, No art experience needed. $25, all materials included. For more information go

to vickijohnsoncoach.com/events or contact Vicki at coachvickijohnson@gmail.com, 541-390-3174. Wise Woman Emerging – Mixed Media Collage with Mattie Swanson and Maria Wattier September 14, 1-5pm A monthly gathering of women accessing and expressing soul wisdom through mixedmedia collage journaling. Instruction and encouragement as needed. Cost $10-20, plus $12 for journal. For more information contact Mattie swany139@hotmail.com, 541-610-2677. BEND WRITERS WORKSHOP monica@bendwriters.com, bendwriters.com Memoir Writing Workshop September 11-15 Begin writing your memoir — or continue developing your memoir-in-progress — amid the breathtaking beauty of Bend! Our goal is to help you move your craft forward (towards completion, towards publication) in the company of other talented writers. During this four-day communal experience at two lovely houses close to the heart of Bend, we’ll focus on theme, emotional depth, structure, and narrative strategies that capture the fire, fury and joy of our complicated lives. Writer, coach and Oregon State professor Ellen Santasiero helps writers find the right structure for their stories and bring music to their prose. Her workshops are equal parts soulful and lighthearted and brim with expert information, group discussion, writing exercises, supplemental readings, the sharing of work-in-progress, feedback and boundless encouragement! This workshop is appropriate for writers of short memoir pieces as well as those working on book-length projects. We’ll make use of the meeting facilities at Broken Top Club and share most meals together. Along the way, we’ll enjoy walks, craft beers and hikes in the foothills of the mountains and along the shores of the Deschutes River.

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