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Tumalo Community School Seeks Business Sponsors for Auction

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t’s fitting that a guitar signed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is one of the many items available at this years’ Boots and Bling Auction to support Tumalo Community School. This year, the school revived its music program for the first time in eight years, thanks to the success of last years’ auction. And students at this vibrant K-8 school in Tumalo are loving it. Incredibly, the new music teacher and program are funded entirely by money raised last year through an outpouring of support from local businesses and volunteers. Now, the challenge is to keep the music playing. The Tumalo Parent-Teacher Committee is currently seeking the support of local businesses for this years’ Boots and Bling Auction. In gratitude, the Tumalo PTC will promote sponsor businesses with options like a banner placed at the event and then placed outside the school for the next school year, listing in the business directory and visibility many other ways. As the auction organizer, Rhianna Kunkler said, “every

ETC way we can, we to want let people know that when they do business with you, they are supporting our kids!” The PTC is also seeking additional donations of items for the auction itself. Business sponsorships start at $150, and the funds raised support not only the new music program, but also many other programs and teacher needs like science materials, library books, and even maintaining the ropes course. Rhianna Kunkler added that another way people can support Tumalo Community School, and have a great time doing it, is to come to the party! Held at the beautiful Winter Range Ranch in Tumalo, the Boots and Bling Auction will have live music, food trucks, a mechanical bull, and many live and silent auction items. Hundreds of items will be offered, including other showstoppers like the Tom Petty guitar- a helmet signed by NFL Hall of Famers, A Star Wars poster signed by Carrie Fischer and the rest of the cast, trips to Costa Rica, Churchill Downs, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and many others, large and small. The Boots and Bling Auction will be on April 21, from 3:30-7:30pm at Winter Range Ranch- 66295 Hwy 20. For more information contact Rhianna Kunkler at 503-318-8452.

This Spring, Opportunities to Grow a Writing Practice

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ocal writer Sarah Cyr will host two opportunities this spring for writers to grow their writing practice. Writing Practice, a 10-week class aimed to aid in the cultivation of a regular writing habit, will be held Tuesday mornings from April 3 through June 5. The Spring Series is a program of three Saturday afternoon workshops, with each workshop focusing on the development of a different writing skill. “When I signed up for Sarah’s class, I had little motivation to be creative in my personal time and seemingly no time to write,” says Shelby Little, a manager at TDS Telecom, the parent company of BendBroadband. “I’ve now found a way to access my creativity again with an active writing practice. Sarah makes her students feel capable and connected to a larger community of writers. She provides practical tools to overcoming common writing hang-ups.” Cyr’s work has appeared in Newsweek Magazine, ARTNews, The Boston Globe, and Cosmopolitan. Her teaching style is heavily influenced by Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones). Cyr has attended two writing retreats with Goldberg, and will begin a yearlong writing intensive with her this year at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. Both offerings will be held at Hawthorne Healing Arts Center in downtown Bend. Writers of all levels and abilities welcome. Writing practice is the cultivation of a regular writing habit in response to prompts. For ten weeks this spring, grow your practice in a supportive, warm community of writers of all levels and abilities. Each week we’ll use timed freewriting sessions in response to prompts to crack open our writing, and in turn, ourselves. Prompts encourage memoir/nonfiction-type writing. Learn from themed discussion about the development of specific writing skills and habits and the deep reading of Ann Patchett’s memoir Truth and Beauty. All levels welcome; beginner writers encouraged. Held Tuesdays 10-11:30am from April 3-June 5 at Hawthorne Healing Arts Center 39 NW Louisiana Ave, Bend, OR 97703 (next to McMenamins in downtown Bend). sarahcyr.com/blog/2018/3/7/the-spring-series Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | April 2018

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pring has sprung, Bend! With Earth Day right around the corner, now is the time to get inspired and renew your commitment to the environment and your community in one fell swoop by joining us for the 4th Annual Furniture Flip Design Challenge. At the Furniture Flip, you and your family will have the opportunity to browse and bid on innovative upcycled furniture and home decor made by talented local artists. This year, the ReStore is hosting the event in its expansive showroom during extended business hours — so not only will you be able to purchase some gorgeous oneof-a-kind upcycled pieces, but you’ll also have a chance to grab that readyto-be-repurposed cabinet or can’t-wait-to-use-it tool you’ve been looking for. The caliber of the designers and teams participating in this year’s event is high, so this Flip is sure to be an event worth attending. Stemach Design & Architecture, the firm responsible for the ReStore remodel, will be back for its fourth year as both a design team and title sponsor. Also returning are past Furniture Flip award winners Lloyd McMullen (of Art Castaways and the popular Trashformations event); Corie Ball; Danielle Sullivan; and David Graham. Plus, DIYcave is generously partnering with Habitat for the fourth year in a row, offering a free month of membership to all Flip teams.

The finished Flip masterpieces will be for sale at the Furniture Flip event via live or silent auction, with the proceeds benefiting Bend Area Habitat for Humanity. Designers will also be competing for awards based on the event’s three design themes (which will be revealed one month before the event). By shopping at the Furniture Flip Design Challenge, you’re supporting the arts, the environment and families in our community. Bend Area Habitat has built and dedicated 122 homes and repaired 60 others for local families and individuals over the last 28 years. Saturday, May 5 from 10am-6pm at the Bend ReStore Event Schedule: 10am-4pm: Silent Auction 4:30-5pm: Live Auction 5:30-6pm: Awards Bend Area Habitat for Humanity 541-385-5387 • bendhabitat.org Bend ReStore 224 NE Thurston Ave., Bend Oregon restorebend.org • RestoresFurnitureFlip.com

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n page 18 of the Cascade A&E Magazine’s March 2018 edition, the incorrect image was printed with the artwork’s title and artist’s name. Below are each artists’ bios along with their respective artwork. Cascade A&E Magazine apologizes for the error.

Artist/Photographer Kris Cranston “I was born and raised in Bend, living on our Tumalo farm since the ‘70’s.After retiring from a 25 year teaching career with the Redmond School District I returned to Tumalo Community School to teach art. My current paintings are acrylic and include painted paper, tissue paper and pen and ink. Using mixed media allows me to create a variety of textures and layers which adds to the artistic narrative of each piece. I value the whole process of each piece. I like to work on large and small surfaces, including large murals or panels. One of which is on site at the Tumalo school.” Big and Little by Kris Cranston

Artist Marjorie Wood Hamlin Marjorie Wood Hamlin, recognized as an international artist, studied art from a very young age, receiving formal training and earning a bachelor of arts in applied art and art history. The artist’s distinguished exhibitions beyond the U.S. include the Florence Italy Contemporary Biennale and in Grenada and Almeria, Spain. The artist works to develop a unique style both in technique and in image. Using copper and gold foil enhanced with 23K gold leaf on non-adhesive surfaces, her art derives from the earth, both in subject matter and color. The technique, one of her invention, is in the process of being patented.

Cabernet Crush by Marjorie Wood Hamlin

Arising purely from her imagination, Wood Hamlin’s fictitious landscapes’ colors burst forth to the delight of viewers. Popular for its uniqueness, rich colors and adaptability in multiple settings, the artist’s work enhances both homes and corporate offices across the U.S. Locally her work appears in collections in Portland and in Central Oregon including Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, Eagle Crest and Bend. Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | April 2018

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FILM & THEATRE Disaster! The Musical at 2nd Street Theater in stitches and singing along from start to finish.” Heading up the tage Right Productions presents Disaster! a 70’s disaster music direction, is Rick Buckley from local band, FunBobby. The movie musical by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, cast of 14 features some of Bend’s favorite actors, including Rachel opening Friday, April 13 running through May 5 at 2nd Thompson (Deegan) and Megan Flanagan. Street Theater. In an ongoing effort to create community partnerships and If you are a fan of 1970’s disaster movies such as “The Poseidon enhance the live theatre experience, Stage Right Productions is Adventure”, “Jaws”, and “Earthquake” you won’t want to miss teaming up with The American Red Cross during the run of Disaster!. Disaster! Set on a floating casino on the Hudson River, sleazy casino Volunteers will be on hand during the performances to talk about the owner, Tony Delvecchio not only built his casino on an active fault Photo courtesy of 2nd Street Theater Red Cross disaster relief services and offer information about “Sound line, he cut many corners aboard the ship as well. It’s opening night, The Alarm,” a large-scale smoke alarm installation and fire safety education event being and what promises to be a glamorous night at the disco turns into hilarious mayhem, held in Madras on May 5. The Saturday evening performances will be designated filled with earthquakes, sharks, bell bottoms, fire, and yes, even piranhas. Disaster Relief Nights and a portion of the proceeds from those performances will be Disaster! features songs from the 70’s, including hits from Donna Summer, Chicago, donated to support Red Cross disaster relief services. Helen Reddy, Michael Jackson and more. Directing the show is Dennis Giacino, coTickets are $25 for adults, $22 Students/Seniors and are available by calling the creator and Off-Broadway director of Disenchanted, which had a successful run at box office at 541-312-9626 or at 2ndstreettheater.com. There will be an Opening 2nd Street Theater last May. His partner, Fiely Matias is directorial consultant. “I’m Night champagne reception from 6:30-7:30pm on Friday, April 13. Performances are so thrilled to have Dennis and Fiely as guest directors for Disaster!” says Stage Right Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm. Director, Sandy Klein. “They bring incredible knowledge and humor to the show, and combined with the talented actors and musicians, Disaster! will have the audiences 541-312-9626 • 2ndstreettheater.com • 2ndstreettheater@gmail.com

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Portrait Connection Connecting Art with Children's Health

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PHOTOGRAPHY OF ARTWORK BY CENTURY EFFECTS PHOTOGRAPHY & SUBMITTED BY PORTRAIT CONNECTION f you ask a room full of people to explain the value of art, you may hear all different answers including the power of art to provide relaxation, story-telling, beauty, or peace. But, what about art as a prescription? In the field of medicine, the benefits of art are actually measurable. Scientists can now document improved health benefits when medicine is fused with art.

The founders of “Portrait Connection” knew nothing of this science, when dear friends found themselves facing shocking diagnoses for two children. What the founders did know, was that they wanted to make a meaningful difference for the family. So, they recruited the artistic talent within their own household to paint a joyful portrait of the children. Everyone learned that the magic of brushstrokes committed to canvas with heart and caring, can transcend emotion, when the children’s mother said, “We hung the portrait where it is the first thing we see in the morning, and it gives us the strength to get through each daily challenge. This is a treasure!”  This heartfelt response sparked the founding of Portrait Connection to bring the joy of art to families in medical upheaval. Being an artist is about far more than simply having talent. The twelve extraordinary artists highlighted below have volunteered time and talent to capture the spirit and courage of local children living with inordinate challenges. While artists choose a career that is often undervalued and market limited, these paragons jumped, without hesitation, at a chance to help families in need. In addition, special thanks go to Jenny Whelan of “Century Effect Photography” for photographing the portraits and to Layor Art + Supply for hosting an event on April 6. Hopefully, the kindness that all these individuals, and many others, have shared, will manifest itself in greater recognition for the value of art in medicine, daily life, and local community. Learn more about Portrait Connection at www.portraitconnection.org.

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Sheila Dunn Sheila’s belief in art’s absolute cultural significance was solidified while studying in Italy. In large, vibrant, figure paintings, Sheila explores the fluid relationship between figure and environment: how each continuously informs and affects the other. Favorites: teaching yoga and exploring the Northwest. “I’m always amazed that every time I paint a stranger for a commission or special project like this, I end up feeling acquainted with them by the end. Actually, it’s more than that. It’s like his or her spirit ends up shining through the hues of the canvas. I have never met her, but I know she is a beautiful soul. And it is an immense privilege to capture that radiant spirit for her family.” Kristen Eisenbraun Kristen’s unique eye helps her capture the beauty and spirit of individual personalities. Kristen has been developing her skill since childhood and specializes in portraiture. She has painted around the world, and keeps a studio in South Carolina. Favorites: rambling adventures and rugged landscapes. “A very special part of this project is watching a child’s personality come to life and knowing that it will become a lifelong treasure for the family.” Karen Eland Karen has always been a creator and her love of sketching in coffee shops helped her to discover the link between coffee and art. The rich color of espresso caught her eye, so she dipped her brush in. The results sparked a new art form, and now includes beer as a medium, too. Karen lives and explores in Bend. “The light in my girl’s eyes and smile humbles me. Knowing she’s in pain and

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suffering at such a young age, yet looking deeply into her smiling face as I paint, I receive perspective and gratitude. I find myself praying for her to be well and able to grow up and share her joyful spirit with this world. I hope this light can come through my work and bless her family as well.” Ella Eland Ella, at 14 years of age, brings a youthful peer-to-peer quality to the Portrait Connection project. Self-taught during her young life in beautiful Breckenridge, CO, Ella brings her love of animals, drawing and craft to her painting. She likes to share her art on Instagram @artisteland. “This has been so special! I have never had an opportunity like this, let alone one so special. Although I was (still am) nervous about making something perfect for them, I am so glad to be able to do something for people who deserve it so much!” Winnie Givot Winnie is passionate about watercolor and paints wherever she finds beauty, whether in a face, flower or mountain stream. She finds that watercolor is like a dance, and shares her passion with students. Winnie paints what resonates with her and understands how art feeds us, inspires, and brings us to a new level. “It is wonderful to be able to share something with a family who has so much to struggle with, to be able to provide them with the support that my painting and Portrait Connection can provide. In the process of creating a portrait, I feel as if I come to know the person, even if I have never met them. Somehow their being comes through while I am painting.” Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | April 2018

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Travis Knight Travis began his art in his parents’ studio at a young age and continued painting from life and studying the masters. He captures light, the acute likeness, and the soulful eyes in his personalized portraits. Travis lives in Bend, where he runs Travis Knight Art and creates timeless art. “Knowing that this painting will evoke a positive feeling for this family makes me incredibly happy. They have to deal with daily challenges that can sometimes dim the light that we take for granted. So, hopefully this painting brings them some joy to help balance out that reality.”

by Laurel Knight

by Katherine Taylor

Laurel Knight Laurel’s talent includes still life, landscapes and impressionism, however realistic portraiture is her deepest love. Her wildlife portraits have been featured in print and television. Laurel lives in Bend, where she enjoys the beauty of the outdoors. At Art by Knight, she showcases art with flexible skills. “I love being able to witness that innocence and awe of life that children have inherently. And children with special needs seem to shine even more with a lust for life that I wish we all could emulate! Being privileged and honored to paint this child’s portrait, has given me so much joy.  Seeing her beautiful smile, is enchanting and her expressions in all her photos convey the happiness she shares. I hope to give back some of the joy that I have experienced in capturing her likeness in painting.”  Mary Medrano Mary is a self-taught artist inspired by the landscape of Central Oregon. Her work has been showcased across the US and Italy. She lives with her husband in Bend, drawing inspiration from nature and birds. Favorites: hiking, kayaking, gardening, cross-country skiing and family and friends. “Every time I begin painting on this canvas I think of Eileen and her family and imagine them enveloped in light and love. To be able to contribute to this project is truly amazing. If I can bring even a tiny bit of joy to this family by making this portrait of Eileen, well… it just doesn’t get any better than that. I feel grateful for the opportunity.”

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Inga Ojala Inga utilizes mixed mediums, including natural materials, to give her art depth and effect. Her work includes paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures. She enjoys spending time in nature and lives in Summerville, OR where she creates art and teaches classes. “I am blessed to be able to create a portrait of this beautiful child and put her spirit and personality into the portrait. I am so thankful for this opportunity!” 

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COVER ART Katherine Taylor Katherine’s painting style includes jewel colors, strong tonality, and a range of brushwork creating lively, textured art. Mood and lighting support her portraits and landscapes. The result is unique, and often described as “soulful and luminous.” Living in Central Oregon, she teaches and lectures. “Painting this little girl has been very transformative for me. I’ve often painted portraits of people I’ve never met before, but this little girl was different; as I painted I began to know her spirit, and it was truly astounding. Many emotional moments came up as I attempted to capture her beautiful and unique essence on canvas. I feel I know her now in some special way, though I have yet to meet her.” by Rodney Thompson

Kelly Thiel Kelly lives with her family in Bend, where she teaches sculpture workshops and owns The Wilds, a co-working space. From an introductory pottery course, Kelly realized that clay was the perfect medium for her art - figurative sculpture. She also paints, finding that the two mediums complement each other well. “The moment I saw the photos of my subject, I almost felt like I couldn’t breathe. I sat and looked at her for a long time, getting to know her face and her beautiful spirit. As I went through the process of creating her portrait, I fell in love. She always seems so happy in her photographs and I cannot wait to meet this amazing little girl. I hope sharing this sculpture with the family,may add just a little light and love to their lives during many challenges.As a mother to two girls,this project has more meaning to me than I can express. I am so honored to have been able to use my skills to bring this portrait to this family!” Rodney Thompson Rodney’s captures the essence of the subject in portraiture with a narrative visible in each brush stroke. His goal is to “bypass the brain and go straight for the heart by emphasizing the eyes, because they speak truthfully from the soul.” Rodney lives in Bend, where he works to tell a story through his art.

by Kristen Eisenbraun

“It is a gift to be able to share my work for such a wonderful cause with hope that it might add the smallest bit of light to their days. I can’t fathom what challenges the family is facing on a daily basis. Imagining that has made creating this portrait a learning and humbling experience, one that I’m extremely grateful to be a part of.”  Brooke Walker-Knoblich Brooke is a classically trained portrait artist who studied her BA under masters in France and  Italy. Her art tells a subtle  story  and captures real-life encounters. Living in Portland, she enjoys painting the people and things that she knows.  Brooke merges  classical realism aesthetics with contemporary colors. “This child’s portrait was a very powerful experience for me. I expected this would be difficult - dealing with the painful emotions evoked by a sick child and the pressure of this painting’s role in the family’s life. But the exact opposite was true. This child has so much joy and spirit that the painting came together almost effortlessly, like magic. I think his clear happiness is a reflection of how well loved he is by his family and so I wanted his portrait to reflect that. I can’t think of a more meaningful avenue for my life’s work than to create joyful, healing artwork for struggling families.

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Jason Parrish, Navajo Painter

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ason Parrish was born into the American Southwest’s sweeping, high elevation terrain of dry land ranching that cycles through sun baked summers, dust storms of autumn and spring, along with deep cold winter nights. The People that he was born into—arrived at their lands a millennium ago, speak a language that is understood from Interior Alaska to the desert Southwest, and hold numerous ceremonies and chants that include nine day Beauty Way Ceremonies during wintertime, which are conducted primarily at night. Jason’s family are Navajo (Dine) ranchers that live beside the southern end of the Chuska Mountains, located near the New Mexico-Arizona State Line. They instilled in their kin the understanding that success follows a sustained and dedicated commitment to hard work, a particularly important trait in the lifeway of the Dine people. Jason’s foundation and heritage, groomed for tending livestock while spending long hours in the saddle, seems to contrast with the fact that in February of 2018, his paintings were part of a show in the Grand Palais, on the Champs Elysees in Paris. The location of the exhibition, near the Arc de Triumph, seemingly spans the human The Watch experience, from parading victorious armies to elite, world renown fine art galas that have included Jason’s finely drawn paintings depicting the Dine in their finest moments of traditional Dine attire. Then again, Jason himself couldn’t have conceived being a part of this exhibition 10 years ago, a time before he had begun to paint and during his career as a branch manager in a New Mexico banking firm. That brief career path followed completing his bachelor’s degree in History at the University of New Mexico. Jason started painting in earnest eight years ago as a meditative exercise. Being an individual of precise word choice, dress, and thought, he chose to demonstrate images of the Dine, their livestock, plants, and activities in exacting outlines, then filled these spaces with pure color tones. The scenes in his works are ultra contemporary, yet they are without abstraction or ambiguity. Critically, an argument can be made that his approach offers the next step of an artistic heritage that could be traced—to the Institute of American Indian Art College in Sante Fe, NM, before that, the Kiowa 5 painters in the early 1900’s, preceded by Ledger Art of the late 1800’s, even earlier Plains buffalo hide paintings showing winter counts in the 17th thru 19th centuries, and ultimately further back in time to petroglyphs and pictographs. Seven years ago Jason began applying to the annual prestigious and juried Native American art shows—The Autry in Los Angeles, The Heard in Phoenix, and the Sacred Faces Fire Dance penultimate Santa Fe Indian Market in mid August. Quite surprisingly for a new artist, he was not only accepted to them but also began receiving awards and recognitions. In just a few years, he became a two dimensional artist whom buyers had to have at least one piece in order to complete their collection. The recent show in Paris further extends that recognition-of-excellence arc. Jason will be in Sisters, Oregon for the town’s 4th Friday Art Walk weekend at the end of April. His works will be on display at Raven Makes Gallery, the only gallery in the United States offering his works.

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himself to sculpture wholeheartedly, using both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques. Unlike painting, in which he was formally trained and through which he made his living, sculpture occupied a uniquely personal and experimental status in Picasso's oeuvre. Inventve, whimsical and ever evolving, his sculpture keeps pace with his artistic development. $10. No RSVP required. Wednesday | April 18 | 7pm Bend Art Center 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 180, Bend OR 97702 541-330-8759 • bendartcenter.org

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ive years ago, when I started painting full time, my studio door was closed as I worked because I was not confident with others persuasions and comments. Now I am happy to have visitors and hear what people feel and see in my art process. In my house alone, not everyone likes all of my art. And actually, it’s even better because it stirs up questions and promotes conversations about what I am doing. The subject matter, color choice and technique are usually the hot topics. More than once my husband has saved me from using a bold and cold magenta, when a soft yellow was laid down very nicely, holding our attention much longer. The conversations that come from a piece of art is essential to me as an artist, just as much as the composition and completion process that takes place. Talking with a complete stranger about a wild horse in a blue field is fun. Why is the field blue? How did you get that color? Any time I can make a personal connection with a viewer, it is good. We may start talking about art but finish comparing our travels and favorite foods. Connecting with people is an important part of living and art is an easy vehicle for me. My fish and animal paintings came from a desire to show movement using raw shapes. I like suggesting parts of the animals rather than “drawing” with precision. This takes many sketches and layouts before I can paint. And my mixed media pieces, painted paper and tissue paper, give me the opportunity to experiment with depth and layers. This process has helped me to show more feelings in each piece. My favorite part of painting is the use of color and getting to the point of near completion when I can let my brush fly a bit randomly. I greatly admire the “colorist” painters. I have been in workshops to learn from these talents and know that I will die trying to get the right shade and hue and in the right place. Gaining knowledge from others is part of the communication surrounding art and that brings depth to my life. When I was teaching art at Tumalo Community School, one of my greatest accomplishments was helping students find their artistic confidence to start and complete a project. Many of the kids felt that they could not draw or paint a subject. After teaching a few basic skills and allowing practice they grew to see themselves as artists. They came into class with the intent to produce as an artist. In the process they also learned to talk about their art. Constructive criticism was the focus of our weekly critiques. There was a lot of unique work displayed and enjoyed. They felt empowered by their success, even after some failure. It is important to keep art in the schools. There are many people who feel the same. They help and volunteer to keep a variety of artistic programs in many schools. I see grandparents offering their visions to help students draw and paint. Some parents provide their kids with sketch books and pencils, which helps them build a skill for life. Combining their original art with technology is an easy way to get different affects and will hold their interest. These are a few ideas to promote and enhance communication through art. I love all aspects of the arts and especially like seeing and hearing so much of it around Bend and other parts of our country. After all...Earth without art is just “eh”.

Friday night from 5-9pm a reception features wine, live music and a fun silent auction that benefits art programs in Redmond schools. Saturday, from 10am-4pm, sales continue with artist demonstrations and an opportunity to visit with the artists.

Photos courtesy of Art on the River

Joan Sheets and Linda Barker, event coordinators, are excited about this year's variety of new and returning artists amazing work. Wood, metal, fiber, ceramic, fused glass, sculpture, books, jewelry, photography, paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and repurposed materials make up the work of 28 outstanding artists. Come celebrate Central Oregon Artists and have a great time while supporting local art and the Redmond school art programs! More information contact Linda Barker artontheriverlindab@yahoo.com

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Red Chair’s Emerging Artist Show Just Keeps Getting Better!

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or the seventh consecutive year, Red Chair Gallery features their “Emerging Artists” show with works from Bend, Mountain View and Summit High Schools. Students from the three schools were invited to submit works for jurying and were also encouraged to Pomegranite painting by Vivian Nye of Bend High submit an essay for participation in the Intern Program which was implemented in 2015. For 2018, three students Digital Landscape by Kadin Lucas were chosen as Interns and will participate in jurying works to be included in the show as well as working the First Friday reception in April, of Mountain View High set up and tear down of the show, working shifts and participating in workshops offered exclusively to the Interns. The workshops will be put on by the Red Chair Gallery Artists. For every piece of art that is juried into the Gallery for the month of April, the Student is required to sign a 30 day Membership commitment which places them under the same sale guidelines that the regular Members of the Gallery hold to. “We wanted to make our show unique and more of a real world experience by having students become Members for 30 days. With this concept in mind, each piece must be for sale and the Gallery will get a percentage of all sales” said Dee McBrien-Lee, Gallery Director. Without the assistance of Jesse Lockwood of Bend, Carrie Erickson of Mountain View and Meaghan Houska of Summit High the show would not be possible. The show kicks off on April 7 with a private Artist Reception from 4:30-5pm, where the students can invite friends and family in for a preview. First Friday will begin as usual from 5-8:30pm for the general public. Voting for “People’s Choice Award” will occur during the First Friday reception and the First and Second Place winners are eligible for gift certificates generously donated by Blick Art Supplies, a supporter since the contest began. The artworks will be on display and for sale throughout the month of April. redchairgallerybend.com

An Artist Who Views Painting As Play

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he High Desert Art League welcomes Rebecca Reed Sentgeorge as their newest member. After 9 years in Asia, Rebecca and her husband returned to the United States, choosing to settle in Redmond, Oregon and establish a home studio there. Entering her large, light filled studio, one immediately notices an Asian influence. Several shoji screens line one area. Antique Japanese teapots and delicate pottery sit on shelves along with old wooden toys. An old school blackboard hangs on another wall, covered with scribbled ideas; on it sits the bell her grandmother used to call in students from recess. Paintings in various stages of completion hang from clothespins on one wall. Originally a potter creating whimsical functional pieces, Sentgeorge gravitated to painting and printmaking after the birth of her children. Thirty years later she is still painting, drawn by the absorbing feeling she gets of being in a world all her own, with time suspended. Creativity experts label this as a flow state. Sentgeorge says, “As children, most of us have experienced this feeling of flow when we were immersed in imaginative play. I am so lucky, that as an artist, I get to play everyday.” When asked where she gets her inspiration, Sentgeorge says it comes from her everyday life; she sees possibilities everywhere. She has always created art that reflects her surroundings. She has recently finished a series based on 16 April 2018 | www.CascadeAE.com

subjects she encountered in Japanese flea markets. Currently she is working on two very different series. Cowboy boots done in a traditional watercolor style is the theme of one series currently occupying her time. This series is in homage to her new surroundings in Central Oregon. The other series is more diverse with images taken from reference photos she shot while travelling or visiting friends. These mixed media pieces have a whimsical or nostalgic feeling, combining digital painting, collage and acrylics. Ephemeral bits from her life, such as tea bag tags, used Sudoku pages, train tickets, and other items from her travels are some of the materials Sentgeorge has collaged onto these paintings.

Red Boots by Rebecca Sentgeorge

Sentgeorge attended earned her Bachelor of Art degree at San Jose State University, graduating with high honors. She continued on there with a year of grad school. Her work is in private collections in China, Japan, Australia, and the US, and she has had multiple one and two person shows in galleries on the Oregon coast. A retired art educator, with 40 years experience, Sentgeorge has taught workshops in Thailand, Japan, China, California, Nova Scotia, and Oregon. A Fulbright Memorial Fund Participant, she has also been selected to participate in the National Consortium of Teaching about Asia, and the Teachers Institute of Contemporary Art. Her work is currently on exhibition at Broken Top Resort and Clubhouse. rsentgeorge.carbonmade.com

Ancient by Rebecca Sentgeorge


Misinterpreting the World One Art Piece at a Time

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by LINDEN GROSS, One Stop Writing Shop LLC & Incubation Press

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iscovering photography at age 22 launched Greg Amanti’s career as a master mold maker, stone carver, and critically acclaimed artist and artisan. “My wife was attending Southern Oregon College (now University). She let me take her photography class. It was just like, ‘This is it!,’” Amanti recalls. Then he laughs. “She ruined me.” Since then, Amanti’s work has garnered much attention, including an exhibition at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hinterland Art Space, The Miami Photo Salon during Art Basel, The Workhouse and The Redline Art Center’s “Between the Medium Seeing Photographically” show during the Month of Photography curated by renowned photographer Mark Sink. Amanti’s photography, which includes still lifes and landscapes, reveals his fascination with shapes and patterns. “My works begins with misinterpretation of sights and sounds,” says Amanti, who has collaborated with the Bend Design Conference for the 2030 Future Fair Art walk’s Design Challenge as well with the 2016 and 2017 Bend Design exhibit installation in the Liberty Theater. “I’ll be watching a movie and I’ll think I see something and it sparks a visual image in my head.” Over the years his creations—often launched by an image that was never really there in the first place or a piece of music (his favorite for this purpose being abstract jazz)—morphed. “I was mostly doing mold work, which would then be cast into metal,” Amanti says. “With mold work, you’re working with rubbers and plaster. I fell in love with those materials, which are just so sumptuous. Then I started seeing everything in a positive-negative space, because with a mold you see the reverse image. That captivated me as well and sprung me in a whole different direction.” So some ten years after initially discovering photography, Amanti married his images and the three-dimensional form. Starting with a sketch, he uses string (to represent connection), plaster and almost any other material you

can imagine to create massive installations, which he then photographs. In one gallery showing both installation and photograph were displayed side by side. Usually, however, the installation itself is destroyed once it has served its purpose. With each piece, Amanti aims to create a visceral landscape that reveals itself a little at a time and into which the viewer is immersed. How he gets there is dictated as much by his materials as by his initial vision. “I have an idea and then as I’m working I’m informed by the materials. How they’re reacting to the space, how I’m working with the materials themselves, how they look in the actual image,” he says. So it’s rare that something in Amanti’s head gets portrayed literally in his art. “That’s the fun part,” he says. What’s coming out of his head these day is redirecting Tornado by Greg Amanti Amanti’s art yet again. In a recent creation, he wrapped up almost ten years of work into one photograph. “I threw everything into the pot—images, snapshots, items that I used in other still lifes,” he says. “It’s a photograph of an installation but the installation itself had elements of all the pieces I had done.” The homage allowed him to close that chapter. “I want to challenge myself. Not that it’s easy to do some of these shots. But I know the language and it’s not pushing me anymore. So I’m done. It’s time to move on a little bit.” Ideas for upcoming works include “a forest of pieces” sculpture made from wood and layers of latex paint and a portrait series, possibly of refugees, with blurred images overlaying the crisp ones to evoke the refugees’ nowhere status. As before, the work will likely evolve slowly over time. And while Amati hopes that people will continue to connect with his art, that has never been what drives him. “Ultimately, I want to please myself with my work,” Amanti says. “You’re never fully pleased, and it’s never fully done. But if I feel if I can move forward or express something that was in my head, I’m good.

Central Oregon Artists Accepted into Watercolor Society of Oregon

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ix Central Oregon artists, Helen Brown, Judy Hoiness, Dottie Roth, Hazel O’Rear Reeves, Jennifer Starr and Kim Smith were thrilled to be among the 80 selected by Juror Fran Larsen, to be included in the Florence, Spring 2018 Watercolor Show. Ms. Larsen selected from 279 paintings submitted by 163 artists from throughout Oregon. The Spring 2018 Watercolor Show will take place at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince Street, Florence, Oregon from April 6-23. Artist, Hazel O’Rear Reeves was very excited to have her painting Interrogation accepted in this show. Hazel born into a family whose roots go back to Kentucky in the 1700’s. She moved to Oregon in 1988, and began her painting career, after retirement, in 2007. Formally an Interior Designer who worked for both the state of Oregon and the U.S. government, Hazel knows that those years of training were the genesis for her desire to become an artist. "I’ve also been painting in watercolor for several years. I am now painting watercolor portraits."

Interrogation by Hazel O'Rear Reeves

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Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing

The Poet is the Thief of Fire, acrylic on canvas

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rt in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, invites the public to First Friday, April 6 from 5–8pm, featuring narrative and figurative allegorical oil paintings by noted Bend artist, Paula Bullwinkel. The artist will attend the April 6 opening. Also appearing in the Franklin Hallway of Franklin Crossing is a selection of Ann Bullwinkel’s (mother of Paula Bullwinkel) oil landscape painting in memoriam to the artist. Both exhibitions open on April 4 and continue through April 28. Paula Bullwinkel arrived in Bend with a noteworthy background as a professional photographer in New York City and London for 18 years. Hired by Andy Warhol (Interview), and working on assignment for Vogue, British Elle, The London Sunday Times Magazine, Bomb and others, the artist captured the female figure and attitude in a narrative format, usually fantastical and sometimes absurdist. She continues to explore this theme in her current paintings and prints. Bullwinkel notes that she regards each painting as a part of a whole, similar to frames of a film. The artist writes of her art, “The figurative, narrative and allegorical images of heroines and animal heroes

White Bear (L’Ours Blanc), acrylic on canvas

So the Darkness Shall, acrylic on canvas

comprise a visual story created through intuition. These subjects balance marvel and mystery, in a sense of conflict and uncertainty, which may be internal or caused by outer violence in the symbolic form of snipers, goblins or monsters. For some 13 years, I have been painting women and girls facing conflict elegantly, moving, even floating, strong and beautiful.” The artist adds that the animal images represent animal familiars – a part of a person’s spirit in animal form serving as one’s protector who is protected in turn. Powerful spirits, the animals help their humans survive and fulfill their quest. She hopes that these allegorical subjects encourage viewers to wonder about animal and human relationships and perhaps to recall childhood stories of animals. Bullwinkel concludes, “I bestow upon my characters the goodness they want, deserve or need. I will them to not only survive but to successfully complete their journey. The paintings are about the hardest part of the trip – the intersection between potential and conflict.” She also informs viewers that the models are often her teenage daughters and that her inspiration comes from them, her mother, her grandmothers and great grandmothers.

Reflecting the artist’s sources of inspiration and in memoriam, are her mother’s, Ann Bullwinkel’s, exhibited artworks. Ann Bullwinkel, also a noted painter, moved to Bend from the Menlo Park, CA area and continued her successful San Francisco Bay area career as a landscape artist in Central Oregon. Her art appears in many corporate art collections including Adobe Systems, Kaiser, Chevron, Pronghorn and Cushman Realty. Paula Bullwinkel, also a successful artist, notes the influence of her youth on her art, “I spent my childhood making art alongside my mom, playing in the woods and concentrating on imaginary characters I invented.” She later studied art and literature at Montclair State University and the University of California at Berkeley. After pursuing fashion photography, she moved to Bend and began her successful visual arts career, continuing with recent fellowship awards to prestigious Djerassi, September 2017, one month; Playa, January 2018, one month; and Kala Art Institute, July 2018. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes art events for Franklin Crossing with info at 503-780-2828 and billyeturner@bendnet.com.

Art in the High Desert Jury Preview

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rtists have recently completed their applications for the 11th annual Art in the High Desert show, August 24-26. And again the response has been stellar with artists applying from 35 states, including 29 from Central Oregon! Next up- the new four-person jury will evaluate each application using the established jury criteria included on artinthehighdesert.com. But first! the public is invited to a free jury preview to better understand the jury process and to see each application projected on three large screens on Friday, April 6 at 5pm at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center (2850 NW Rippling River Court). This is a unique opportunity for artists and the public to see how the jurors see artist’s applications and to see the wide range of creative work to be considered. For updated information you may visit the AHD Facebook page facebook.com/artinthehighdesert

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Gift of Music "Painted Violins"

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ascade School of Music's 5th annual gala fundraising event promises to delight and inspire all who attend. This year’s theme of "Painted Violins" will feature violins hand-painted by gifted, generous local artists and will be silent auctioned. Proceeds from this sale will go directly to our tuition assistance program. The local artists who have generously agreed to paint these violins include Kenneth Marunowski, Judy Heck (board member CSOM), Mary Medrano, Janice Druin, Linda Spring, Paul Bennett, David Kinker, Sondra Holtzman, Michaela Alexander (student and cellist at Cascade School of Music), Dawn Emerson, Shelli Walters, Barbara Hudin, Sue Manley, Ken Roth, Erin Prull, Jennifer White, Dorothy Holmes, Mary Lancaster and Deanna Miller. David Kinker is a fine artist, muralist, art instructor and interpretive river guide. His violin, Scales, is named based on one of the greatest aesthetics in music or any other medium, scales, tone, texture, color, etc. Grateful for the opportunity to live out the passions of his life, Bend artist David feels equally at home guiding a raft full of adventurers though the most scenic rivers of the Northwest, to guiding the minds of aspiring artist helping them discover their inner muse. David is well known for his murals in many regional landmarks such as the tower theater, Deschutes Brewery, Silver Moon Brewery and St. Charles medical center to name a few. Dawn Emerson is known best for her pastel paintings of animals, people and landscape. She has been represented by the Mockingbird Gallery in Bend since 1998 and her work is included in many fine private collections. "(My violin) Tequilla, has always loved music, and I think he’d be very proud knowing he’s supporting the Cascade School of Music with his contribution. I often think of music floating into the air being carried away by the wind. That thought, plus the blue color of the violin made me think of feathers, which led to draping macaw feathers over this violin. I’d like to think of the feathers metaphorically helping the music take flight! These feathers have been shed by my mother and father’s macaw named Tequilla. He is a healthy, gorgeous bird, and is now 35 years old.“ Paul Alan Bennett's violin is the Music of the Spheres. His inspiration for painting the constellations Taurus and Cancer on this violin was twofold. One: Taurus is a vertical constellation perfect for the neck and Cancer a V shape perfect for the bridge and Two: the Greek Myth of Taurus birth, life and death was so compelling and the perfect companion to Taurus being Cancer was a great match for the neck and bridge for this violin in harmony with his vision.

Scales by David Kinker

Tequilla by Dawn Emerson

Music of Spheres by Paul Alan Bennett

BEND EXHIBITS Broken Top 62000 Broken Top Drive • 541-383-8200 Broken Top Resort Clubhouse will be hosting an art exhibition Capturing the Things We Love featuring artwork by three members of the High Desert Art League. The exhibiting artists are Rebecca Sentgeorge, Vivian Olsen and Jean Lubin. Meet the artists at the Artists’ Reception during Happy Hour-Art Walk at Broken Top Clubhouse on Friday, March 16 from 5-7pm. Quail Hieaway by Vivian Olsen Bend Senior Center 1600 SE Reed Market Rd. Bend Senior Center is pleased to exhibit rotating works by the 100+ members of the SageBrushers Art Society. Included are beautiful paintings in acrylic, oil and watercolor as well as outstanding photography. Visit the Center and enjoy them all. COCC NW College Way • 541-383-7514 • cocc.edu • whoppe@cocc.edu On Exhibit: Artwork Finds Inspiration in Discarded Items Mixed-media artist Lloyd McMullen will exhibit new work at a show entitled, “So Far/As I Know,” at Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Pence Pinckney Gallery April 5-28. There will be an opening reception 4:30-6:30pm, Thursday, April 5, Sensing Weakness by Lloyd McMullen to include an artist talk at 5pm. The Pence Pinckney Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm and the last Saturday of the month. DeWilde Art & Glass 321 SW Powerhouse • 541-419-3337 Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Handmade stained glass windows, doors and hanging works of art. EverBank 5 NW Minnesota Ave Everbank is pleased to exhibit the works of SageBrushers artists Cheryl Graham, Kendra West and Sue Lever.

High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97 • 541-382-4754 • highdesertmuseum.org A new exhibit showcasing the dynamic history, evolution and culture of Lava Butte, c. 1910. climbing and mountaineering in the West will open to the public at the High Climbing Courtesy of the Deschutes Historical Society Desert Museum on April 28. Curated by High Desert Museum staff, Ascent: Climbing Explored tells the story of how technology pushed the sport to new heights over several decades, explores the geology of the High Desert region and shares the vibrant culture climbers cultivated along the way. The exhibit also features beautiful artwork, including an original sketch by Thomas Moran, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. Geology of the region will be highlighted, including Smith Rock, which became a national destination in the 1980s. The Exhibition runs through September 3. The current exhibit, Blake Little: Photographs of the Gay Rodeo, will run thru April 30. Linus Pauling Gallery 61980 Skyline Ranch Road The Black and White Exhibit reception will be on April 15 from 12-1:30pm. The community of Bend will be showing paintings, printmaking, photography and drawings. The exhibit will run until June 3. All are welcome. Rodes-Smithey Studio 19007 Innes Market Rd. • 541-280-5635 • rodes-smithey.com Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey. SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt Ave. • 541-617-0900 • sagebrushersartofbend.com SageBrushers Art Society features the works of its NEW MEMBERS during April. You will be amazed by the creativity of these wonderful artists. The gallery is open each Wednesday and Friday, 1-4pm. St. Charles Medical Center - Bend 2500 NE Neff Rd. • 541-382-4321 • scmc.org • ksbashore@msn.com. Rotating local artists.

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FIRST FRIDAY IN BEND

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april 6 Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1 alledarealestate.com Featuring artist/photographer Kris Cranston First Friday from 5:30-8:30pm. I was born and raised in Bend, living on our Tumalo farm since the ‘70’s.After retiring from a 25 year teaching career with the Redmond School District I returned to Tumalo Community School to teach art. My current paintings are acrylic and include painted paper, tissue paper and pen and ink. Using mixed media allows me to create a variety of textures and layers which adds Blue Horse by Kris Cranston to the artistic narrative of each piece.  I value the whole process of each piece. I like to work on large and small surfaces, including large murals or panels. One of which is on site at the Tumalo school.”

sometimes absurdist. She continues to explore this theme in her current paintings and prints. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes art events for Franklin Crossing with info at 503-780-2828 and billyeturner@bendnet.com. Bend Art Center 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180 541-330-8759 • bendartcenter.org Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm. Zamenhofs Trials by Sukha Worob Exhibit admission is free. On Display: April 6-May 27. Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 5-7pm. Sukha Worob, a master printmaker from Bozeman, Montana, upends the role of the artist and the gallery visitor by encouraging the public to help create his exhibits. Worob applies his imagery to special rollers and stages them in the gallery. Anyone can pick up an inked roller and add marks to an evolving “prinstillation.” Also on display in April, Sisters artist and A6 Member Paul Alan Bennet presents a series of mixed-media prints called Imagination and the Stars. Bennett will be printing in the studio on First Friday, March 3, from 5-7pm.

Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin St. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, 821 NW Wall St. invites the public to First Friday, April 6 from The Poet is the Thief of Fire by Paula Bullwinkle 541-383-7600 • cascadesothebysrealty.com 5–8pm, featuring narrative and figurative March’s featured artist is Joyce Hanson. Joyce is a wife, mother and allegorical oil paintings by noted Bend artist, Paula Bullwinkel. The artist will grandmother to seven beautiful grandchildren. After a lifetime of pursuing the attend the April 6 opening. Also appearing in the Franklin Hallway of Franklin Crossing is a selection creative arts, she finally found her passion. The process of creating stunning of Ann Bullwinkel’s (mother of Paula Bullwinkel) oil landscape painting in one of a kind paintings has given her memoriam to the artist. Both exhibitions open on April 4 and continue through the utmost satisfaction. In fact, there is scarcely a day that goes by that she April 28. Paula Bullwinkel arrived in Bend with a noteworthy background as a is not experimenting with new color professional photographer in New York City and London for 18 years. Hired pallets and techniques. She mainly does by Andy Warhol (Interview), and working on assignment for Vogue, British abstracts but has done some landscape Elle, The London Sunday Times Magazine, Bomb and others, the artist captured pictures as well. She is always inspired the female figure and attitude in a narrative format, usually fantastical and to hear others interpretation of beauty. Piece by Joyce Hanson

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Please Send First Friday Submissions No later than April 18 for the May issue to:

ae@cascadeae.com desperado a boutique Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980 Presenting a new installation of paintings by Central Oregon artist Barbara Slater. Don’t miss Slater’s collection of oil paintings including Raven Bros, a wildlife painting using vivid color to capture this iconic symbol of good luck.

Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy a Central Oregon national/international award-winning jewelry designer and abstract painter, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and very wearable. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am-5pm, First Fridays and by appointment.

Movement Mortgage 550 NW Franklin, Suite 138 650-380-5039 • 541-480-9955 Renne Brock and Sharon Tillinghast, of the Green Door Studio are hosting an Opening at Movement Mortgage adjacent to The Atrium at Franklin Crossing in Bend. Brock’s paintings portray “The Abstract Abstraction”. Tillinghast’s work will feature Feminine Energy, offering paintings of women in widespread cultures and environments. Come talk with the artist from 5-7pm or call for a private showing.

Layor Art + Supply 1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 110 541-322-0421 • layorart.com Layor Art + Supply will be featuring Portrait Connection’s inaugural event Painting Presentations: Artists to Families! Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Portrait Connection is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing arts to families of children with serious medical conditions. In Bend, you will experience deep and by Karen Eland joyous generosity, as 13 artists present their fine portraits to 12 families from Central Oregon facing the extra challenges of childhood illness. Please come out and support these hard-working families and artists. Join us for the opening on April 6 to witness a quintessential act of giving!

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. Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5 541-388-0155 • karenbandy.com

Yellow Fields by Lubbesmeyer twins

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.

Can you resist this face?

Detail “Pure Joy”

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Mary Medrano Studio 25 NW Minnesota Ave., #12 408-250-2732 • MaryMedrano.com Step away from the crowds and relax in an art studio that is filled with the latest works by Mary Medrano. Located above Thump Coffee and across from the Oxford Hotel in the heart of downtown is a hidden gem of a studio. Stop in and see what’s new. Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St. 541-388-2107 • mockingbird-gallery.com This First Friday, April 6, from 5-9pm, Mockingbird Gallery will present a completely different experience for our art patrons. This month’s show is called “Outside Perspectives” and is a six-person guest artist invitational exhibition. It will feature the works of G. Russell Case, Brent Cotton, David Gray, Marc R. Hanson, Ron Hicks and Denise LaRue Mahlke. All these artists are coming to Oregon from outside states: Texas, Mississippi, Montana, Washington to name a few. Come join us and get a glimpse of what’s happening outside of Mockingbird Gallery. Dairy Queen Cher will be joining us again and handing out her delicious home-made cheese samples from Prineville. Also it will be the last performance for Rich Hurdle and Friends. Rich has decided to retire and pursue other activities. So please join us for what will certainly be a memorable show. We will have this exhibit hanging through April. Oxford Hotel 10 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-382-8436 The Oxford Hotel presents Karen Bandy’s expressionistic, acrylic paintings of Cascade Range peaks and other colorful and imagined scenes through April 27. Karen Bandy, an artist Uplifted Path by Karen Bandy since childhood, studied at the University of Oregon exploring drawing, painting, sculpture and design. Then in Portland, she created a successful career in jewelry design, continued through her 1987 move to Bend. Her exhibit at the Oxford features expressionistic imagery such as Soul Attraction, a depiction of recognizable human forms walking across a vast blue expanse defined as water. Also, as a combination of expressionistic and abstract imagery, Bandy renders paintings with bright, complimentary hues as abstract foregrounds and expressionistic, yet recognizable objects such as Cascade Range mountains, serving as background. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Oxford Hotel exhibition schedule. For additional information please contact her at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@bendnet.com.

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Peterson/Roth Gallery 206 NW Oregon Ave., Ste. 1 541-633-7148 • petersonroth.com • thegallery@petersonroth.com This First Friday, April 6, from 5-9pm Peterson/Roth Gallery will host an exhibit featuring artists Jessica Ives and Thomas McDonald. We will have wine, cheese and fun! For Maine artist Jessica Ives, kinesthetic intelligence and imagination are very important. She loads her body with movement, just as she loads her brush with paint. Ives says, “Ours is a technological age of screens and machines and we choose to live much of our lives outside our bodies, our very vehicles for being human. My paintings succeed when our bodies remember themselves.” Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave. 541-306-3176 • redchairgallerybend.com For the 7th year Red Chair Gallery welcomes the artworks of Emerging Artists from Bend, Mountain View and Summit High Schools. The front of the house will feature juried works from all three schools including painting, photography, ceramic and sculptural works. Along with Red Chair Partners, 3 school interns participated by Maggis Hekker at in jurying in the work. Each student becomes a Summit High School Member Artist of the Gallery for the month of April and all art must be for sale. Our Interns will be available on First Friday to talk with our guests and voting for “People’s Choice Awards” will be held on First Friday during the reception. Blick Art Materials has donated gift certificates for First and Second place winners so be sure to come out and vote for your favorite piece! Sage Custom Framing & Gallery 834 NW Brooks Street 541-382-5884 • sageframing-gallery.com Featuring artist Nancy Misek’s Exploring Central Oregon from April 3-21 with reception on First Friday, April 6, 5-8pm. Nancy Misek is drawn to painting the landscape of Central Oregon. Capturing a special moment or feeling with pastels, her goal is to bring the viewer into her paintings.  With her art she hopes to give the viewer a taste of the spirit of the beauty that surrounds us, and what she feels each time she is Mt. Jefferson, pastel by Nancy Misek out experiencing its wonder.


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ae@cascadeae.com The Bend Store NW Wall Street 541-389-4700 • bendstore.com Featuring paintings by local artist Kristine Cooper for all of April. For First Friday art walk, Kristine will also be doing a “pop-up shop” with her new line of prints – one night only! Kristine Cooper is a recent transplant to Bend as of August 2017, formerly living in Seattle and Spokane. She studied studio art at Seattle Pacific University, and since 2016 participated in a variety of art shows. Art and the process of creating have always been the heart and soul of Kristine. The sidewalks outside of her house growing up were filled with chalk drawings. She found art to be a healthy outlet at a young age to process life change and challenges. Abstract art became Kristine’s main art form beginning in 2015. The shift in artistic style was seen as a way to challenge her art process, and remove herself from the expectations of creating perfect art. Her use of acrylic paints to create vibrant colors and expression is unique, as it acts as her visual diary. She is passionate about how colors interact with one another to evoke a feeling or emotion, and uses painting as a way of processing life. Artists that deeply influence her work include; Mark Rothko, Claire Desjardins and Kirsten Jackson.

Pink Jackrabbit by Sandy Melchiori

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond St. 541-312-2001• Carissa@Townshendstea.com Featuring Finding the Flow by artist and outdoor enthusiast Christina McKeown on exhibit April 1-May 31 with a First Friday Artist’s Reception on April 6 from 5-7pm. A professional whitewater kayaker, McKeown finds a never-ending stream of art inspiration while adventuring outdoors. She packs watercolors and inks as they are the best medium for her water adventures and stow easily in a small drybag. McKeown expresses her love and joy for the rivers and mountains through her bright and colorful palette and hopes to inspire those viewing the work to preserve and appreciate the beauty of the environment. Tumalo Art Company Old Mill District 541-385-9144 • tumaloartco.com Avid river rafter and kayaker, David Kinker is the featured artist in April at Tumalo Art Co. The show opens April 6, from 4-8pm, during the First Friday Gallery Walk. Expressions of the wild and special rivers he journeys, are the focus of his new work. “Whether a grand canyon or a crooked river, the time spent there is called river time, the ribbon, the life the water brings,” says David. Painting

in acrylic and oil David captures the essence of the light, the stillness or rush of water, and the sense of timelessness experienced on the water. Well-known for his mural work which can be seen at Tower Theatre and St. Charles Medical Center, as well as his landscape and abstract paintings, David also teaches and makes his own custom wood frames.

Little Stream by David Kinker

Village Interiors 750 NW Lava Rd. Suite 120 541-389-6515 Come join us at Village Interiors and get caught up in the fun and energy of the many unique paintings by Sandy Melchiori! Village Interiors  will be featuring the bold, bright, textured paintings of Sandy Melchiori, an oil painter and landscape designer from Sisters, Oregon. Their new and second location showcases beautiful home furnishings and decor for your new home or remodel that will make your home the talk of the neighborhood. Sandy’s liberal, expressionistic brushstrokes of big, bold cows, roosters, sheep, local pastoral landscapes and paintings from her travels complement the kaleidoscope of colorful, you can’t live without home furnishings and decor.  Her work encompasses many subjects from pink jackrabbits, to multi colored roosters, Oregon  orchards, Barcelona streetscapes and more.  Wake up your senses and stomaches.  We will also have yummy light appetizers and wine. Journey through Village Interiors, where there is something interesting and beautiful in every direction in this wonderful addition to Bend’s art community. The Wine Shop 55 NW Minnesota Ave The Wine Shop’s April exhibit features the work of SageBrushers artists Lee August, Suzie Richman and Sandy Carron. Lee learned to draw and do shading by copying from comic books when she was a child. Then in high school and college she explored many media and earned a minor in art with a major in English. She taught high school English but returned to creating art upon retirement. She paints with acrylics which are “forgiving” and allow her to experiment with styles, surfaces, mixed media, and subjects. After coming to Bend she found SageBrushers and is excited to be able to work in different media. She finds self-expression through art and it brings her serenity and peace. Sandy has been a full time artist and educator for many years. Since coming to Bend 3 years ago she has had the time to continue her creative passions through Big Red Bird by Lee August painting and drawing. She paints with oils, acrylics and watercolors and loves showing her work at local businesses.

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Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr. 541-593-2127 • 541-593-8274 artistsgallerysunriver.com Featured this month are artists Greg Cotton and Jesica Carleton, with a 2nd Saturday Party with the Artists celebration on April 14 from 4-6pm. Jesica Carleton, has always been drawn to color, the more vibrant the better. In another place and time, she was an avid quilter, but since she discovered mosaic art Chinese checkers by Greg Cotton 8 years ago it has been an ongoing love affair. Using a combination of stained glass, recycled glass and ceramic tile, beads and found objects, her creations are truly one of a kind. Greg Cotton’s wood art is functional as well as beautiful and finished with precision. From beautiful cutting boards to clip boards and even door stops…the pieces are to be used daily. Sunriver Resort Lodge - Betty Gray Gallery 17600 Center Dr. • 503-780-2828 • billyeturner@bendnet.com Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents William (Bill) Logan, lower level gallery, featuring oil paintings of birds of the Northwest and elsewhere. The exhibit continues through May 20. William (Bill) Logan returns to the Betty Gray Gallery with this avian exhibition. An admirer of this winged beauty since childhood, this is his first show of such images. His affection for airborne craft followed him into a US Army career where he studied to fly helicopters needed for the Vietnam War. On such occasions, the artist observed the eagles’ uplifted wingtips facilitating their lofty flight. He also notes that the US Airforce and Army studied and copied these upturned wingtips, learning their function in preventing downward drag. Such scrutiny served him well Blackbird by Bill Logan for, as a devoted patriot, he began to paint the American Eagle. This painting, his first bird image offered for sale, also became his first avian image sold. Logan joins David Wachs whose images appear in the current exhibition in the Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery, upper level. Wach’s acrylic paintings reveal his affection for and commitment to the wild alpine landscape that inspires his art. His paintings, both expressionistic and expressive, feature a “loose, gestural approach to surface quality and texture...” which invites both close and distant observation. The Wooden Jewel 57100 Beaver Dr. 541-593-4151 • info@thewoodenjewel.com • thewoodenjewel.com Resident artist Michael Bryant is a gifted sculptor with a long list of accolades. He carves wildlife, people and places from one solid pieces of fine wood. Michael does not use models or pictures only his personal vision from deep within. By incorporating innovative materials with her exceptional design sense, Sarah Graham creates jewelry that is unlike anything else: organic, textural, with a muted palate that is subtly feminine, yet substantial, unique, yet universal in its appeal.


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rtists’ Gallery two featured artists are both inspired by nature. Greg Cotton’s intricate wood creations begin with nature’s bounty of natural gorgeous wood colors. Jesica Carleton’s mosaic creations are inspired by what we see in nature as well as the myriad colors of rainbows. Our new gallery mosaic artist, Jesica Carleton, has always been drawn to color, the more vibrant the better. In another place and time, she was an avid quilter, but since she discovered mosaic art 8 years ago it has been an ongoing love affair. Using a combination of stained glass, recycled glass and ceramic tile, beads and found objects, her creations are truly one of a kind. Jesica enjoys challenging herself to see what she can depict with little bits of glass, with each new piece often a departure from the previous one…..in color, style, size, materials and subject. “I start with an idea or image in mind but have to immediately let go of any expectation that it will end up where I originally intended. That’s part of the joy of it, and a little nerve-wracking, that my mosaic pieces usually evolve in their own direction. I never know how they’re going to look in the end! I’m constantly learning to relax into that, and let the current piece reveal itself in its own time.”

Chess Board by Greg Cotton

Rainbow Burst by Jesica Carleton

Greg Cotton’s wood art is functional as well as beautiful and finished with precision. From beautiful cutting boards to clip boards and even door stops… the pieces are to be used daily. Greg is known for creating beautiful wood puzzle boxes and game boards. “I want my games to be enjoyed by multiple generations over the years. They are to be left out and displayed as an artwork ready to bring people together to enjoy the game.” The chess board is crafted of fiddleback maple and wenge wood squares. The border is crafted of South American walnut. This is destined to become a real family heirloom. Join the 30 artists on Saturday, April 14 from 4-6pm for our monthly food, wine, beer and fun evening. Come and meet our new gallery artists and enjoy many new creations in the gallery. Artists' Gallery Sunriver Village Sunriver Village, Building 19 541-593-4382 • artistsgallerysunriver.com

Chinese Checkers by Greg Cotton

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Sunriver Library Art Show T he Sunriver Library presents an art exhibit from the Lake Oswego Reads program during the month of April. In its twelfth year, the program announces a book to be read citywide, then arranges a series of literary events around this theme, much like the Deschutes County program called A Novel Idea.

This year’s book, Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton was selected by the Steering Committee for Lake Oswego Reads, consisting of librarians, community leaders, high school English teachers and high school students.

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This is the story: The world has come to an end—or has it? Those on the fringes of civilization are left behind with no idea of what happened. Up in the frozen reaches of the Arctic, astronomer Augustine is cut off with no communication by the disaster, and he has to preserve not only his own life, but also that of a strange child who has wandered into his care.

Astronaut Sullivan finds herself in circumstances just as grave—her spacecraft is making the long voyage home from Jupiter when Mission Control stops talking. Augustine and Sullivan are just two people left and bewildered by the apocalypse. As they struggle to survive, their stories gradually come together, and they are forced to face their regrets, their lives, and, ultimately, their legacies. Brooks-Dalton is from southern Vermont. She is deeply interested in travel, writing and motorcycles, and, inspired in part by those passions, her 2015 memoir Motorcycles I’ve Loved ultimately became a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She moved to Ireland when she was 17 and worked her way around the world for three and a half years. Good Morning, Midnight is her second book and was published in 2016. Brooks-Dalton has degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Portland State University. She presently lives in New York City and is teaching at Catapult and working on a new project. Twenty visual artists have painted their interpretation of this book, and you can see it at the Sunriver Library until April 28th. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday. This exhibit is sponsored by the Sunriver Library’s Friends of the Library group. Lake Oswego Reads receives financial support from the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library, Lake Oswego Rotary Club and the Lake Oswego Review. As has been the practice for all 12 years, 800 free books were distributed to Lake Oswego Public Library card holders, thanks to the Friends of the Lake Oswego Library.

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hanks to the Sunriver Stars Community Theater (SSCT) and a grant from the Sunriver-La Pine Rotary Club, the long held mission and vision of the SSCT to enrich the lives of youth within its community is being fulfilled. The SSCT Board of Directors recently approved a six-week theater arts educational program for elementary and middle school aged children. The SSCT Stars Kids’ Drama Camp, or “Stars Kids Camp,” will kick off its new program on April 25. As part of the Sunriver community for seven years, the SSCT is a non-profit community-based performing arts organization whose mission is to provide “quality, family-friendly entertainment and educational opportunities for Sunriver and the surrounding communities.” SSCT Artistic Director Victoria Kristy has always worked to uphold this vision by bringing theater arts enrichment

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opportunities to the youth in Sunriver and surrounding area. This is one way that SSCT feels they can give back to their community, by investing in its youth. Michele Hans, Sunriver resident and director of the new Stars Kids Drama Camp, has worked with SSCT for the past several years after moving to Sunriver from Southern California. Hans dedicated years to teaching performing arts while living in the San Diego area where she had developed a fullscale theater arts educational program for youth. The SSCT Kids Drama Camp will run April 25May 30. “This camp will be a great introduction to theater arts, but can also be tailored for beginner through intermediate level students,” stated Hans. There will be room for 20 students, from third through eighth grade. For those interested in learning more about SSCT’s Stars Kids Drama

Camp, a Parent Informational Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 14. “Our Stars Kids Drama Camp is a true enrichment program,” explained Kristy, whose most recent SSCT production of “The Secret Garden” was a children’s musical and included many Sunriver and La Pine youth in starring roles. SSCT produces four plays a year, one of which includes children of all ages. “The Kids Drama Camp will focus on music and dance at a slower pace than being cast in a show. The program will walk hand in hand, be an extension of, what the children might take on in one of our big productions.” For more information about the Sunriver Stars Community Theater go to sunriverstars.org. For information about SSCT Stars Kids Drama Camp contact Stars Kids Drama Camp Director Michele Hans at MicheleHans@sbcglobal.net.


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unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents William (Bill) Logan, lower level gallery, featuring oil paintings of birds of the Northwest and elsewhere. The exhibit continues through May 20.

William (Bill) Logan returns to the Betty Gray Gallery with this avian exhibition. An admirer of this winged beauty since childhood, this is his first show of such images. Logan also recalls his 9-year-old memories of neighborhood boys flying u-control model airplanes near his Dearborn Heights, Michigan home. Enamored of these model planes but lacking purchase funds, he created his own models from 2x4 lumber and rope which he spun in circles around his head. His affection for airborne craft followed him into a US Army career where he studied to fly helicopters needed for the Vietnam War. Luckily escaping such duty, he also flew general aviation aircraft desiring to become a commercial pilot. Later he and other friends formed an ultralight aircraft club, following eagles in their soaring, circling flights on thermals. On such occasions, the artist observed the eagles’ uplifted wingtips facilitating their lofty flight. He also notes that the US Airforce and Army studied and copied these upturned wingtips, learning their function in preventing downward drag. Such scrutiny served him well for, as a devoted patriot, he began to paint the American Eagle. This painting, his first bird image offered for sale, also became his first avian image sold.

Blackbird by Bill Logan

Logan painted additional raptors including an osprey, clasping prey in talons, from a photo provided by friends who had viewed his eagle. As seen in the Sunriver show, the artist painted other birds as well, admiring both their beauty and abundant color. One of artist’s previous Sunriver art exhibits, Deep Space, also reflected his love of flight and his observations as an amateur astronomer. The exhibition featured his paintings Sunspot and The Pillars of Hercules taken from composite images of deep space photos by the Hubble Telescope and Logan’s own composite photos. The Night Sky Observing Guide also published 12 of Logan’s’ composite space images. Logan joins David Wachs whose images appear in the current exhibition in the Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery, upper level. Wach’s acrylic paintings reveal his affection for and commitment to the wild alpine landscape that inspires his art. His paintings, both expressionistic and expressive, feature a “loose, gestural approach to surface quality and texture...” which invites both close and distant observation. Sunriver Resort invites the public to the exhibition open all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes the Sunriver Resort Lodge art series, with info at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@bendnet.com.

Eagle over the Cascades by Bill Logan

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TWIGS Gallery 4th Friday Art Walk - April 27, 4-7pm

Featuring Art Quilts by June Jaeger

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

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311 & 331 W. Cascade St. • Sisters, Oregon (541) 549-6061 • stitchinpost.com • twigs-sisters.com

The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Eagle Crest Resort 7525 Falcon Crest Dr., Ste. 100 • Daily, 10am–5pm 541-526-1185 • alfreddolezal.com • artofaad@yahoo.com. Original oils, reproductions, classes, gift shop. The eclectic paintings of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal combine illuminant colors with alternative visions of reality. These contemporary oils on canvas examine the deeper meaning of life & tell a human interest story. Combining profound messages with thought-provoking imagery & evocative symbolism, they are much more than a painting. Come see why we were awarded the 2017 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.

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Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave., 541-312-1064 • redmondfol.org • heidic@deschuteslibrary.org Student Art Exhibit at the Redmond Library. For the month of April, the Redmond Library will be hosting the annual High School Student Art Show featuring dynamic artwork by students from Redmond High School, Ridgeview High School and Redmond Proficiency Academy.

Visit the galleries of Sisters and meet the artists. Get a map at any gallery or from www.sistersarts.org

Redmond Senior Center 325 NW Dogwood • 541-548-6325 Justine Leys is the featured artist for the month of April at the Redmond Senior Center. Justine works in multiple mediums including acrylics, watercolors, photography and ceramics. She studied fine arts at Central Oregon Community College, specializing in ceramics. Aside from working on her own art projects, Justine teaches child and adult art enrichment classes for the Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District.

April 27, 4 – 7p.m. Fine Art • Refreshments • Music

School House Produce 1430 SW Highland Ave. • 541-504-7112 • schoolhouseproduce.com During April School House Produce is pleased to exhibit the paintings of Shari Crandall. She is a multiple and mixed media artist who says she can’t remember when she hasn’t been creating “something”. For her, artistic expression is a form of meditation where she loses herself in the place of “time beyond time” and is surprised when hours have passed but she thought it only a few minutes. St. Charles Hospital Redmond, 1253 NW Canal Blvd. • 541-548-8131 Rotating local artists.

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Land of Contrasts by Danae Bennett Miller was selected for the permanent art installation for the U.S. Highway 20 and Barclay Drive Roundabout.

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he Sisters Art Selection Committee, with input from the public, recommended Danae Bennett Miller’s, A Land of Contrasts to the City Council. The City Council made the final selection of the artist and artwork design concept at the Wednesday, March 14 meeting. The art proposal will be a permanent installation in the center of the U.S. Highway 20 and Barclay Drive roundabout. The art installation is projected to be completed by fall of 2018. The project is fully funded by a Federal Lands Access Program Grant (FLAP). Land of Contrasts by Danae Bennett Miller

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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 and baskets made 50 or 100 years ago, prevalent in museums and Native American Antique Galleries, need to be regarded as representing people of a former time. April 27, 4-6pm. Cowgirls & Indians Resale 160 SW Oak St. • 541-549-6950 Gently used Western wear, art and furniture. Art by M. Barbera Bronze, Ed Morgan, William F. Reese, Heinie Hartwig originals, Native American baskets and jewelry, buying Native American jewelry and artworks.

Shibui Inspired by JoAnn Burgess

Hood Avenue Art 357 West Hood Ave. • 541-719-1800 hoodavenueart.com • info@hoodavenueart.com April 27, 4-7 pm, Fourth Friday Art Stroll features Inspiration Art Show: Shibui and 10 Friends. Hood Avenue Art artists soak up inspiration from a mini-retreat at Shibui Spa in Sisters and create art for sale to support local non-profit, Ten Friends. Enjoy the Sisters 4th Friday Art Stroll with live music and refreshments. Hood Avenue Art will donate a percentage of sales to 10 Friends. Exhibit runs April 25–May 22.

Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery 222 West Hood Ave. • 541-912-0732 Scott’s fabulous designs in metal prompt imagination and 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 and ceramics. Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop 252 W Hood Ave. • 541-549-9552 • sistersgallery.com Gallery open 11am-5pm daily, Sundays by appointment. Custom framing and photo restoration. Featuring creative work by Oregon photographers and 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 and Caroline Stratton-Crow. Studio Redfield 183 East Hood Ave. • 541-588-6332 • studioredfield.com Featuring hand-painted tiles ceramics, art cards, jewelry, abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes, handpainted mugs, bright decorative ceramics, wire baskets, tiled end tables. Paintings by Randy Redfield and original hand-painted tile by Kibak Tile. The Porch 243 N Elm St. • 541-549-3287 • theporch-sisters.com Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings. Twigs Fiber Arts Gallery 311 W Cascade Ave. • 541-549-6061 • stitchinpost.com New Exhibit Opening April 27, 4-7pm. The new exhibit will feature the art quilt creations of June Jaeger. The exhibit will run through May 22. From March 23 to April 24, Twigs Fiber Arts Gallery will be featuring Wild Flax – the fiber art garment creations of Leotie Richards.

After the Burn by June Jaeger

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ome brand refreshes amount to little more than putting lipstick on a fish. That couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to Kanpai. The cozy sushi restaurant and sake bar, located on Bend’s westside, has served some of the best sushi in town since its inception. But for owner-chef Justin Cook, who worked as a Portland line cook before launching Kanpai 13 years ago, that just wasn’t good enough. So earlier this year he embarked on a revamp that ranged from renovating the restaurant to enlivening the already creative menu. I’ll use any excuse to go back to Kanpai, but this refresh really peaked my curiosity. Could a superb sushi restaurant get that much better? In a word, yes. After briefly admiring the smoky, sexy interior and the new streamline bar, my two friends and I got down to business. It wasn’t hard. Two specials hollered at us, with good reason as it turns out. The thinly sliced ahi carpaccio—folded over on itself and served with freezedried soy sauce, pale-orange tobiko (flying fish roe) in a Thai chili vinaigrette— danced on the palate, the sweet and mildly hot flavors highlighted by the pop of the fish eggs. Next, finely sliced lemon, avocado and crab leg topped the ponzu-scented salmon roll drizzled with yuzu kosho sauce (a condiment of fermented fresh chilis, salt and tart citrus). “This is my chef ’s specialty roll,” said Justin. “I haven’t tried it, but I know what it tastes like in my mouth.” That, clearly, is the secret of his success. We were off to a flying start and wouldn’t touch down for the rest of the evening. The new dishes we tried kicked off with a diver scallop that tasted like it had just been plucked out of the Atlantic before being brilliantly pan-seared and doused with a brown butter yuzu kosha sauce. “Ohhhh,” I exclaimed after one bite of the shellfish that’s served with tender house-made squid-ink gnocchi. Yes, as my friend Leah pointed out, this guy knows how to do heat. Even better, he spikes it with citrus.

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That deft hand showed itself again in the silky hamachi crudo, rolled around young, peppery arugula leaves and Marcona almonds, and finished with a Thai chili ginger vinaigrette. Then there were the oysters, one served with albacore and quail egg in a jalapeño sauce and the other, my favorite, coated with decadently rich and pungent uni (sea urchin roe) butter that tastes like briny foie gras. “I just swallowed a taste of the ocean,” my friend Scott announced. “I just swallowed a taste of happiness,” Leah amended. And who can forget the positively fun ahi poke bowl? There’s nothing like piling cubes of Hawaiian-style ahi poke tossed in sesame oil and ponzu citrus onto a crunchy fried wonton and then adding creamy avocado, seaweed and daikon radish spirals. “No more,” my friends and I finally agreed, a resolve that lasted all of two minutes until sushi chef Yoshi offered us some aji (horse mackerel). I was dubious. To say I’m not a mackerel fan is an understatement. But the dish proved to be the surprise of the evening. Served with grated ginger, chiso leaf and ponzu sauce, it was buttery instead of oily, with a taste that was positively delicate. This time we were really done. Until, that is, we found out about the chefmade cheesecake. Served on an ever-so slightly salted strawberry coulis, it may be the best I’ve ever had. Ditto for the meal. Kanpai Sushi and Sake Bar 990 Northwest Newport Avenue, Bend 541-388-4636 • kanpaibend.com Owner: Justin Cook Hours: Monday-Saturday 4pm–close

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Martha Davis & The Motels

Kaki King: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body

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aturday, April 7 at 7:30pm the Tower Theatre Foundation presents Kaki King. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself " the Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist redefines the roll of solo instrumental artist, and presents a brand new way of using her six-string as a projection screen. In this groundbreaking, multi-media performance, the sounds of the guitar are analyzed by visual software and reflected back as images on her guitar and backdrop. The audience will witness how the guitar perceives itself through images of creation, travel, nature, and abstract art. “The performance is so immersive and grasping,” says King, “it’s really a thrilling experience.” Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic live! Plus, special guest Jacob Miller from Portland will open the evening with his combination of indie, folk, pop, and American roots music. Tickets are on sale now. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office, by phone or online. Kaki King Saturday, April 7 at 7:30pm Tickets: $27, $37, $47 (Plus $3 Preservation Fee) Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon 541-317-0700 • TowerTheatre.org

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riday, April 27 at 7:30pm Martha Davis and The Motels make their Central Oregon debut in a performance presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation.

Their songs exemplified the sound and their iconic MTV videos embodied the look of “new wave” in the 1980s. The lineup of players includes Nicholas Johns, Eric Gardner, Clint Walsh and original member Marty Jourard. Martha Davis, “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock” (L. A. Times), describes the current band as “the best Motels ever.” This special performance celebrates the 36th anniversary of their breakthrough album, All Four One, featuring hits Only the Lonely, Take the L and one of Rolling Stone’s Best Summer Songs of All Time, Suddenly Last Summer. Tickets are on sale now. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office 835 NW Wall, by phone 541-317-0700 or online towertheatre.org. Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre. Martha Davis and The Motels Friday, April 27 at 7:30pm Tickets: $22, $32, $42 (Plus $3 Preservation Fee) Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon 541-317-0700 • TowerTheatre.org


MUSIC Pigs on the Wing performs Dark Side of the Moon & More at The Domino Room

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ortland, Oregon based Pink Floyd tribute Pigs on the Wing is pleased to announce their 2018 production, ‘Finding the Dark Side of the Moon’ – a two set retrospective live experience culminating in a full performance of Pink Floyd’s 1973 concept album The Dark Side of the Moon. Tracing its roots to a one-off performance in Portland in 2006, Pigs on the Wing has steadily developed a reputation for delivering a high quality, high energy take on Pink Floyd’s music steeped in the NW’s own rich musical heritage. All of the members of the band are seasoned veterans of the original rock scene and balance a decidedly un-tribute like attitude towards the music with a deep understanding of the precision and importance of Pink Floyd in many fans’ lives. The result is a sound and experience both refreshing in delivery and yet true to the original – something the band believes sets it apart from other Pink Floyd tributes. Saturday, April 7 • Doors at 9pm. Show at 10pm 21+ only. Advance tickets are $15 and will go up to $20 at the door.

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t’s hard to miss the thick mop of dark hair in the front row of the symphony. It’s a signature of sort, belonging to 17-year-old Mateo Garza, symphony violinist. Violinist is the more prominent signature of the young man who became enthralled with Tchaikovsky at the age of 6. Recognizing the unusual interest of her son, Mateo’s mom took him to many outdoor concerts, and by the ripe old age of 7, he chose the violin. Home- schooled until high school, Mateo relied on private lessons from Wilma Hens and then Isabelle Senger, founder and executive director of High Desert Chamber Music. No surprise that the young Garza began playing chamber music at the age of 11. Now a junior at the Redmond Proficiency Academy, Mateo has his hopes on a violin performance degree at Juilliard, Curtis, or one of the top music schools. To prepare for this future he has set aside his gymnastics and summer life in Bend to attend the Eastern Music Festival summer program in North Carolina. Eastern provides a rigorous schedule of private instruction and orchestral performances for 200 devoted musicians ages 14 to 23. While he admits that he may not be the “best” 17 year old violinist, Mateo says that the Summer Festival keeps him inspired to do those 2 to 3 hours of practice every day, and the Central Oregon Symphony helps build a foundation of orchestral experience that even more technically proficient musicians don’t have. As for the hair? He says “Yes, people might not know me if not for the hair. But then that could be good or bad. I could be known as the bad kid with the hair, or the good kid with the hair.” Teo, I don’t think you have to worry. cosymphony.com

Chamber Music Concert Duo Pegasus April 15, 2018 - 2:00PM Bend High School Auditorium Tickets Required Available Only to Donating Members The second Chamber Music Concert for donors features piano-clarinet ensemble, Duo Pegasus. Scott Wright, clarinetist and Linda Halloin, pianist. Their extensive repertoire includes standard and newly-composed classical compositions as well as jazz and popular works, which have delighted audiences around the world.

Join us for our 51st Season! COSA, Inc. 15 SW Colorado Ave. Suite 320 Bend, OR 97702 541.317.3941 - info@cosymphony.com

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Symphony Spotlight Recital Percussion Ensemble May 5, 2018 - 2:00PM COCC - Wille Hall, Bend Tickets Not Required

Spring Concerts Featuring Trumpeter, Allen Vizzutti May 19, 2018 - 7:30PM May 20, 2018 - 2:00PM May 21, 2018 - 7:30PM Bend High School Auditorium Tickets Required

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Central Oregon Mastersingers Presents Classical Treasures - Choral Gems of the Classical Era A concert of classical choral music featuring the Central Oregon Mastersingers and chamber ensemble.

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he Central Oregon Mastersingers will perform a rich selection of classical choral treasures by Haydn, Mozart, Durante, Rossini, Beethoven and Schubert. Concerts are on April 21 and 22 at Nativity Lutheran Church.

The program begins with the exuberant Magnificat in Bb by Francesco Durante. Sometimes attributed to his pupil Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, this is one of the most recognized pieces of eighteenth-century Italian sacred music. We follow with a “mixed mass,” integrating movements from two masses by Haydn and Mozart. Scored for small orchestra and mixed chorus, the combination of works and expressive singing has appeal for all audiences. Will you be able to tell which movements are by Mozart and which by Haydn? Come test your classical music skills! Moving further into the Classical Period, the choir will sing two wildly contrasting pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven: the cheerful and vivacious Hallelujah, from Christ on the Mount of Olives, and the serene but sorrowful Elegischer Gesang. The latter features chorus and string ensemble. The program concludes with German songs by Franz Schubert and Italian pieces by Gioachino Rossini, including a rarely performed opera chorus. And you don’t want to miss our “mystery” selections, featuring famous instrumental pieces arranged for a cappella voices! Artistic Director Christian Clark Under the superb direction of choral conductor Christian Clark, the Mastersingers continue their legacy of fine choral performances. Christian is an accomplished musician dedicating his talent and time to continuing to support, develop and enhance fine arts in Bend. In addition to directing the Mastersingers, Clark serves as Choir Director at Nativity Lutheran Church and is a founding member of Central Oregon’s premier vocal chamber ensemble, Bend Camerata. Christian is also a member of the Sunriver Music Festival Board of Trustees, and serves on the faculty at Central Oregon Community College. Having recently conducted the Cascade Chorale in performances of Faure’s Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, he will teach the spring term beginning in early April. Central Oregon Mastersingers Now in their thirteenth season, Central Oregon Mastersingers comprise many of the area’s finest singers who share a common passion for the best in choral music. Their repertoire spans musical eras (12th-21st centuries) and styles, from catchy arrangements of popular music to major masterworks for chorus and orchestra. Over 150 singers have participated in the choir since its inception, and the group has collaborated with numerous ensembles and performers including the Sunriver Music Festival, Cascade Chorale, Central Oregon Symphony, Youth Choir of Central Oregon, Bells of Sunriver, Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble plus several of the area’s finest jazz musicians. April 21at 7:30pm & April 22 at 3pm Nativity Lutheran Church - 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend, OR 97702 Tickets - $20 GA (students free with ID) centraloregonmastersingers.org/tickets

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International Musical Star to Shine in Two Special Concerts in Bend this April

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toward music-makers and music-appreciators alike. he attended Harvard, the Royal Academy The concert on Friday April 13 at 7:30pm will feature of Music, and Julliard, before being hailed all three artists celebrating the versatility and virtuosity by the London Times“a pianist of powerful of piano. physical and imaginative muscle.” He started playing Saturday, April 14 at 7:30pm will highlight professionally at 13, is a member of the Arizona Blues collaborations with all three artists and even more Hall of Fame, and was star of the critically acclaimed Photo courtesy of Sunriver Music Festival amazing solo performances. Off-Broadway show BOOGIE STOMP. He was twice All three pianists will perform an entirely different program each night. Saturday nominated for a Grammy and toured the world with performances at Lincoln daytime will be filled with workshops, masterclasses, and musical conversations Center and Kennedy Center, the House of Blues in Chicago, BB King’s Blues with the three world-class artists. Club in NYC, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Detroit Jazz Festival. So, what A two-day, all-inclusive pass for all concerts and workshop is $80. Students age do these three artists have in common? 21 and under get the all-inclusive pass for $40. Individual concert tickets are also They will all be in Bend this April 13-14 to headline Sunriver Music Festival’s available for the Friday and Saturday night concerts at $35 each. Piano Showcase: From Bach to Boogie to Jazz, a dynamic two-day piano celebration For out-of-towners, the Piano Showcase exclusive lodging sponsor, Shilo Inn & Suites, at Bend’s Tower Theatre. is offering a special lodging discount. Contact them 541-389-9600 and ask about the Highlighting this year’s interactive event are renowned classical pianist Tanya Piano Showcase special rate. For complete ticket information visit sunrivermusic.org, Gabrielian, sophisticated and inventive jazz pianist Randy Porter, and boogieemail information@sunrivermusic.org or call 541-593-9310. woogie blues extraordinaire Arthur Migliazza. Concerts and workshops are geared

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Polecat with The Jess Ryan Band at Volcanic Theatre Pub

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arallel 44 Presents is excited to present the return of Polecat to Bend on Saturday, April 28 at the Volcanic Theatre Pub, with locals The Jess Ryan Band opening. Polecat and Bend have a very special relationship and we are so excited to see what kind of magic this next show generates. Polecat is comprised of five mad scientists who aren’t afraid of rejecting predictability and conformism...one of the hardest things to do for a band is find their own sound and style; Polecat has managed to do that from their inception...unlike many other bands, each band member has deep roots in a

different musical style, and they all blossom on the group’s third album Into the Wind. - Pop Matter Jess Ryan’s spirit dances constantly. It climbs mountains. It sky dives. Her soulful and sultry voice captivates her passion and fire and propels the listener to feel the music and experience the stories she sings. Her music can be described as psychedelic blues folk soul rock. She is currently living and performing in central Oregon. 8:30pm doors. 9:00pm show. All ages welcome. $15 presale & $20 at the door. volcanictheatrepub.com Oregon’s Only Arts Magazine Since 1995 | April 2018

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High Desert Chamber Music Concert Series Continues with the Annual Return of the Crown City String Quartet

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igh Desert Chamber Music’s landmark 10th anniversary season, presented by Mission Building, continues with the annual return of HDCM’s resident group, the Crown City String Quartet. The concert will take place at Bend Church on Friday, April 6, at 7:30pm. The Crown City String Quartet consists of violinists Isabelle Senger and Kevin Kumar*, violist Carrie Holzman-Little, and cellist Dane Little. Founded in 2007, their performances have been praised as “sublime” and “simply moving and spectacular”. Based in the Crown City—Pasadena, California—the members are current and former members and principal players of some of Southern California’s most renowned music organizations. They are regularly featured in a number of concert series in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. With a refreshing and unmistakable camaraderie that is present both on and off-stage, the group is recognized for delivering dynamic and engaging performances. (*Elizabeth Hedman is joining the group for their concerts in place of Kevin Kumar, who is on paternity leave.)

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In celebration of HDCM’s 10th anniversary, the quartet will reprise their program from the inaugural HDCM concert in April 2008. This will be a notable evening, especially for those supporters who were in attendance at the Crown City String Quartet’s debut ten years ago. Program repertoire includes Mozart Divertimento No.1 in D Major, K.136, Beethoven String Quartet No.1 in F Major Op.18 No.1, and Dvořák String Quartet No.12 in F Major Op.96

“American”. Following their performance in Bend, the group will be featured in the Camerata Musica concert series in Salem that weekend. One of the Crown City String Quartet’s members is

High Desert Chamber Music’s founder and Executive Director, Isabelle Senger, who states, “I am especially honored to present my own group to our Central Oregon audience. This quartet is my musical family, and was my inspiration for founding High Desert Chamber Music.” High Desert Chamber Music is proud to be a local organization presenting a national level of excellence and offers an exciting roster of professional performing artists. Tickets for all events are available through HDCM online, by phone, or in person at our office in Downtown Bend. Seating is limited, advance ticket purchase recommended. HDCM Concert Series General Admission - $42; Student/Child - $10 Crown City String Quartet Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm Bend Church 680 NW Bond St. Bend

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Violist & Triathlete Carrie Holzman-Little

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arrie Holzman-Little has been a busy freelance violist in Southern California for the past 25 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Santa Barbara, where she studied with illustrious teachers such as William Primrose and Heiichiro Ohyama. Photos courtesy of HDCM

Ms. Holzman-Little has been the assistant Principal Viola of the Pasadena Symphony for 20 years and a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since its inception. She was invited to attend the Tanglewood Music Festival with Leonard Bernstein, the Blossom Music Festival as part of the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Music Academy of the West with Maurice Abravanel. She is on the faculty of Pepperdine University’s annual Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival and the Verdugo Young Musician’s Association, and also runs a private teaching studio. She has spent the past twenty years as a member of the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, Oregon under the direction of Helmuth Rilling, and makes annual appearances in Central Oregon with the Crown City String Quartet. If you’ve seen the movies Ice Age or Toy Story, then you’ve already heard Ms. Holzman-Little play. As a studio musician she has performed on numerous film and TV soundtracks. In addition to performing, she currently serves as the personnel manager for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Santa Monica. Ms. Holzman-Little is married to cellist Dane Little. They have two children, one of whom is currently a student at Juilliard and a baroque cellist in the Juilliard Historical Performance program. Outside of her music career, Ms. Holzman-Little has been a successful triathlete for the past ten years. She has completed three full IronMan triathlons, and qualified and will be running the Boston Marathon in April 2018.

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CATGUT TRIO September 25, 2015 Tower Theatre

HEIICHIRO OHYAMA & SBCO CHAMBER PLAYERS February 14, 2016 Tower Theatre

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

GOLD COAST CONCERT ARTISTS March 18, 2016 Tower Theatre

FRANK ALMOND November 20, 2015 First United Methodist Church

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

CROWN CITY STRING QUARTET & FRIENDS May 20, 2016 Tower Theatre

ELIZABETH PITCAIRN & “The Red Violin” October 7, 2017 Come hear the music!

PETER WILEY & ANNA POLONSKY December 8, 2017

High Desert Chamber Music’s 10th Anniversary season presents Carrie Holzman-Little performing with Crown City String Quartet at Bend Church on April 6 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available through High Desert Chamber Music by phone or online. hdcm.org

Songwriter Series House Concerts Presents Berkley Hart

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erkley Hart have found something that works. The combination of Kerrville New Folk Songwriter Award winner, Jeff Berkley, and stand-out wordsmith, Calman Hart, creates a pairing that has become one of the premier acoustic duos touring the country. Every Berkley Hart show is packed with entertainment as the duo combines their natural downhome humor with poignant, delicate, masterfully crafted lyrics delivered with stunning harmony and musicianship. Between songs, the obvious camaraderie between these two top songwriters shines as they effortlessly play off each other in what can only be called genuine comedy. Add in virtuoso playing from both Jeff Berkley (guitar) and Calman Hart (guitar, harmonica) and it’s easy to see why the two have become live favorites. As a duo for more than ten years now, they have become fixtures on the folk circuit, making appearances at the Kerrville Folk Festival, as well as playing some of folk’s most prestigious venues including The Birchmere and The Bluebird Café. April 20 - Berkley Hart - Schedule of Events 4pm: Pot Luck Dinner 5pm: Music Set 1

5:40pm: Intermission for Meet and Greet with Berkley Hart 6:10pm: Music Set 2 6:50pm: Conclusion of Concert The Songwriter Series is a non-profit, private event, concert series created to introduce independent singersongwriters, to an attentive audience, in an intimate setting. 100% of the proceeds from donations and merchandise sales go directly to the artists. These concerts are a wonderful way to enjoy hearing great musicians and singer-songwriters create superb live music, featuring the full rich sound of acoustic instruments and exceptional vocals. Our shows are mainly focused on the genres of Folk, Americana, Roots music. We have heard all of the featured artists, in traditional listening environments, at the Folk Alliance International and Regional Conferences and at various music festivals across the United States and Canada. We are certain they will present performances that you will not only enjoy, but not soon forget. 3536 NW Mesa Verde Court Bend, Oregon 97703 songwriter-series.org RSVP: johnmcook@gmail.com or songwriter-series.org/rsvp

Evening with BRAHMS & CLARA SCHUMANN February 14, 2018

AVIARA TRIO March 9, 2018

CROWN CITY STRING QUARTET April 6, 2018

4HANDSLA May 18, 2018

Tickets available through HDCM 541-306-3988 www.HighDesertChamberMusic.com 961 NW Brooks St. Downtown Bend

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CALL TO ART

CALL FOR ART DONATIONS Sisters Folk Festival, Inc. (SFF) is seeking donations for our annual art auction, My Own Two Hands (MOTH). SFF is a nonprofit, arts- and music-focused organization that invests close to $200K annually to support music and arts education, activities and programs in the Sisters schools and community. MOTH is one of our primary fundraisers to support that work. Detailed information about how to donate, artist appreciation and important dates can be found at sistersfolk. org/my-own-two-hands or email info@sistersfolkfestival.org. CALL FOR ART The Deschutes Public Library, downtown branch, invites Central Oregon artists to submit one or two pieces of art, in any medium, expressing the theme, of the Novel Idea, this year the book No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal, or in response to the general themes of “Friends and Family”. Artwork must be framed with a wire hanging system, and at least 16 by 20 inches or larger. Artists may submit their work on Monday, April 9 from 4-5:30pm. Email laurelfrancis@ gmail.com with any questions. SINGING CONTEST FOR SISTERS RODEO Sisters Rodeo is having a contest for residents of Central Oregon who would like to sing the Na-

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tional Anthem at a rodeo performance this year. Peggy Tehan, who has been singing the anthem for twenty-seven years, is retiring except for Wednesday night at the Xtreme Bulls performance. She will chair the judging committee for the contest. Any Central Oregon resident can enter the contest. The person must send a visual recording of singing the anthem to info@sistersrodeo. com by April 15. These recordings can be from cell phones or other devices or can be mailed to Sisters Rodeo Song Contest, PO Box 1018, Sisters, OR, 97759. Discs will not be returned after the contest. There may be four different singers for the four rodeo performances from June 8-10. A youth will perform on Sunday, which is now Family Day at the rodeo. Singers must be able to commit to a live contest performance at a date to be determined by the contest judges and Sisters Rodeo. They must also be able to commit to a sound check and orientation on Friday, June 8, during the day. Appropriate rodeo attire is required. Performance on a horse is optional, with a horse conditioned to handle large crowds, confusion and noise. This also will require the performer to make any ar-

rangements for transporting a horse and removing it from the grounds after the National Anthem is sung. The youth performer on Sunday must have an adult chaperone. The contest also requires a firm commitment from each singer to be available for the performance for which that singer is assigned. The contest entry must include name, address and telephone number, age and a brief description of experience. The singer will be performing for a crowd of over 6,000 people, so he or she must be comfortable with large crowds. “It is hard to not get emotional in the arena after the Grand Entry and the flag have set the stage for the anthem,” said Tehan. “That’s what brings a sense of community and the patriotism we all feel, especially when people in the stands sing along.” “I am excited for other people to have the opportunity to share that experience. I have felt so honored every year in which I have had that special moment,” she concluded. Sisters Rodeo will begin June 6 with Xtreme Bulls, followed by four rodeo performances June 8-10. For tickets and information, call the ticket hotline at 541-549-0121 or 1-800-827-7522, or visit the ticket office at 220 W. Cascade Ave. in Sisters. More information at sistersrodeo.com.


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BEND FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK Downtown Bend & Old Mill District cascadeae.com

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CROWN CITY STRING QUARTET Bend Church 4pm • highdesertchambermusic.org

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ART IN THE HIGH DESERT JURY PREVIEW Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center 5pm • facebook.com/artinthehighdesert

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KAKI KING Tower Theatre 7:30pm • towertheatre.org

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PIGS ON THE WING Domino Room 9pm • midtownballroom.com

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DISASTER! THE MUSICAL 2nd Street Theater 7:30pm • 2ndstreettheater.com SUNRIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL PIANO SHOWCASE Tower Theatre 7:30pm • towertheatre.org

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SECOND SATURDAY ARTIST'S RECEPTION Artists' Gallery Sunriver 4pm • artistsgallerysunriver.com

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CHEERS TO ART! Bend Art Center 7pm • bendartcenter.org

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SONGWRITER SERIES HOUSE CONCERT: BERKLEY HART 3536 NW Mesa Verde Ct., Bend 4pm • songwriter-series.org

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CENTRAL OREGON MASTERSINGERS PRESENTS CLASSICAL TREASURES Nativity Lutheran Church 7:30pm • centraloregonmastersingers.org

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ART ON THE RIVER River Run Event Center in Eagle Crest Runs thru April 28

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Cascades Theatrical Company cascadestheatrical.org

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POLECAT WITH THE JESS RYAN BAND Volcanic Theatre Pub 9pm • volcanictheatrepub.com

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painting • photography • CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS Contact Sue Manley 541-408-5524 info@cascadefineartworkshops.com cascadefineartworkshops.com Barbara Jaenicke Composition Boot Camp Plein Air & Studio Workshop. Oil & Pastel , Acrylics welcome - Instruction & demos in oil and pastel May 22-24 12 students minimum/16 students max $435, by April 22, $485 after April 22 Ted Nuttall Painting the Figure from Photographs Watercolor June 11-15 14 students minimum/15 students max $725 by April 11, $775 after April 11 Colley Whisson Impressionism in Action Plein Air & Studio Workshop. Oil, Pastel & Acrylic welcome - Instruction & demos in oil August 26-29 14 students minimum/15 students max $625 by June 1, $675 after June 1 Mary Marquiss Florals in Watercolor October 1-3 12 students minimum/16 students max $395 by July 1, $445 after July 1 RODES SMITHEY STUDIOS MULTI MEDIA WORKSHOPS Discover and engage with Rand & Holly Smithey in

Art Workshops • printmaking • watercolor wide ranging creative processes at our metalwork and painting studios near Tumalo, Oregon. Complete descriptions at rodes-smithey.com/ workshops.html or contact Holly at info@rodes-smithey.com

Fridays, April 6, 20, 27, 12:30–2:30pm. Classes will include traditional techniques and fun forms of painting with ink and watercolor on rice paper. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Contact Michelle at michelleoberg39@gmail.com

Weld and Torch Design’ May 19-20, 9am-4pm $350 all materials included

Intuitive Painting Classes with Vicki Johnson First Wednesday of each month, April 4, 6-8:30pm. Intuitive painting is the process of painting spontaneously without fear and self-doubt $25, all materials included. Contact Vicki at 541-390-3174 or coachvickijohnson@gmail.com

Acrylic on Copper June 2, 9am-4pm $135 all material included. Abstract Painting Process with the Influence of Poetry June 8-10, 9am-4pm $395. Layered Compostions in Mixed Media August 4-5, 9am-4pm $215. SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY sagebrushersartofbend.com • 541-617-0900 All classes listed below held at 117 SW Roosevelt Avenue, Bend Abstract Considerations with David Kinker Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 9:30am–noon & 6–8:30pm April is the beginning of plien air season so let’s get started with “plien air with direct painting techniques”. $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Contact David at dkinker@bendbroadband.com or 541-383-2069 Chinese Brush Painting Drop in classes with Michelle Oberg

Watercolor Wednesday April 4, 11, 18, 25, 10am-noon. Free to members, $5 for non-members. Bring your own photos and supplies. Contact Jennifer at jenniferware@rocketmail.com Cards & Book Marks with Megan Myers Friday, April 13, 12-1pm. Bring your lunch and learn ways to make great cards and book marks. A $3 donation is requested. The Art of Scratchboard with Carol McClure Friday, June 1, 11am-2:30pm & Saturday, June 2, 12-3pm The goal of this workshop is to give you an introduction to scratchboard art and color inking of that kind of art. Carol is an award winning artist from San Diego, CA. She works in pastels and oils but the art of scratchboard is her favorite medium. Classes will include some history of scratchboard, basics of getting started, basic cuts, and learning how to add color. $80 for the two-day workshop. To register contact Nancy Misik at nancym2010@bendbroadband.com or Shandel Gamer at sgamer1955@gmail.com

New Perspective for April

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his month begins with significant conversations on the 1st. The next four days will be filled with important action that could feel challenging. Cooperation on the 7th makes it easier to move forward. Appreciate and enjoy your life on the 10th and let your happiness shine through. Make a wish on the 12th and do whatever you can to be receptive to it happening. Opportunities show themselves on the 14th and will ask you to be ready to go. The New Moon on the 15th is all about being resilient and making a fresh start. The next few days will be remembered as a true turning point, especially the 17th and 18th. Step up and give it your all on the 23rd and you could inspire something

bigger than you realize. A change of heart on the 24th will lead to important conversations. Be honest with yourself and others on the 25th and realize what you do next will have an impact on your life. The Full Moon on the 29th will be intense and emotional. Be willing to let go and integrate with what is presenting itself. Life is about to change significantly, be optimistic about your future. Love and Light Always, 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.

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