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CASCADE June 2013

Volume 18, Issue 6

A rt & C u lt u r e i n C e n t r a l O r e g o n

Poor Soul by Brenda Reid Irwin

Please join us to Celebrate the Dream of a museum for Warm Springs and the Visionaries who made The Museum At Warm Springs a reality.

Over the past twenty years the Warm Springs Community, Tribal Council, Tribal enterprises, private and corporate foundations, state and federal agencies, Museum Staff, friends and visitors have provided financial support, in-kind assistance, encouragement, inspiration and talent to help The Museum grow and flourish. As part of our

20-Year Celebration

we honor Apolonia Susana Santos (1954-2006), with the exhibition opening on June 27th.

Indigenous Elements: The Life and Art of Apolonia Susana Santos It was said of Apolonia: “Through sharing her skills and talents with others, especially the youth, she has assisted directly in the transformation of many lives through artistic expression, cultural teaching and by providing valuable information she has learned along her path about caring for our Mother Earth and all she provides.”


The Museum At Warm Springs


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otes From the Publisher Pamela Hulse Andrews

Coming to the


Entertaining & Inspiring Words of Wisdom Cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or be disappointed in us. Cynics always say no ... for as long as you have the strength to, say yes. ~ Stephen Colbert, Knox College, 2006 Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. ~ Winston Churchill, Harrow School, 1941


ver the past week I’ve heard several commencement addresses from the boring and mundane to the inspiring and insightful. Each speaker tried to entertain us while attempting to give the graduates a sense of themselves, sometimes perhaps a little too boastful, but perceptibly wanting to set a good example. My favorite to-date, as there are more graduations yet to view in June, was senior class representative, Gerard Paolo Cabarse, graduating with a BS in Psychology from Dominican University of California. Gerard was clever, funny, energetic and tendered perhaps one of the best pieces of advice about the future as his fellow graduates go forth in their lives. His quote will be remembered: A stranger is someone you haven’t met yet. Let’s go make some friends. The keynote address came from Dana King, an artist and former broadcast journalist from Los Angeles who received an honorary degree from Dominican that day. Dana it seemed, at least from her description, had led a charmed life and has crossed many thresholds of achievement. Her advice was full of antidotes about stuff she’s learned along the way. She offered three tips: share the credit when you’re successful with those who helped you get there, say I’m sorry as quickly as possible with sincerity and be true to your self (in other words find what you really like and do it). Steve Jobs, who dropped out of Reed College after only six months and likely didn’t say I’m sorry often nor share the credit for his success, put forth these guidelines at a commencement address in 2005 at Stanford knowing then that his life would be cut short from his illness: You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, what-


ever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.



Heeding Steve Job’s advice certainly could manifest a definitive future. At the end of the Dominican graduation, Gerard, the senior class speaker, wouldn’t let us just go forth without a little jovial performance and uplifting concert. He led the entire audience in a fast rendition of I Will Survive. The audience was elated from the liveliness of the song while the graduates were saying let’s get this party started! It’s exciting and exhilarating to see all of these young graduates get ready to change the world, achieve their goals, knock on doors and pick themselves up again when at first they don’t succeed. At a commencement address at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia last year author Neil Gaiman said: and now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art. Sweet!


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of the lights at night is meant to evoke the beauty of the galaxies and nebulae that astronomers see through telescopes. Unique to other roundabout sculptures in Bend, this sculpture was designed to be appreciated 24 hours a day with its solar energized glow. Central Oregon Saturday Market “A large part of the funding for this sculpture was The market will be held from 10am-4pm each Sat- donated by friends and family of long time resident urday through August in the Bend LaPine School and city activist, Linda Moore, who passed away District Administration building parking lot, di- in October 2011. The work of art was designed in rectly across from the downtown Bend Library. In honor of Linda,” expressed Sue Hollern, president existence since 1974, “Where the maker is the seller,” of Art in Public Places.The sculpture by Field was COSM is the largest non-profit, local craft market in selected by the Art in Public Places Committee afCentral Oregon. New this year the market will fea- ter a public input process in 2012. ture weekly themes and community partner booths. RPA Students Visual Art Winners June 1 ~ Craft Cats and the Redmond, Bright The Redmond Proficiency Academy announced Side Animal Shelter that Tempest Carvalho and Brandon Bell were June 8 ~ Community radio station KPOV June 15 ~ Hawaiian Day, Hokule’a Ohana danc- awarded for their artwork. Brandon received an honorable mention for his ers at 2pm, Greyhound Adoption NW and ceramic piece, titled Teapot and Tempest won Best Friends of the Library June 22 ~ A Children’s Forest with the US Forest of Show for her photo, Blades of Light. Students from all local area high schools submitted work Service and Community Heroes June 29 ~ Fire Prevention with the US Forest that was on exhibited during April at the Redmond library. Brandon saw this as an opportunity to share Service and Trucks, Trucks and more Trucks Non-profits and community organizations are en- with his community and was surprised by the ancouraged to contact the market about free booths nouncement that he would be recognized. Tempest for the July and August markets. centraloregon- entered her work for two reasons: to be able to be recognized in the art community as well as the, 541-420-7819. community as a whole and to be able to dissect her New Public Art Installed in art – the composition, the “vision” – in order to see Shevlin Roundabout what others see in the work when they critique. Milky Way sculpture was reFavinger Smith Honored by Oil Painters of America cently installed at Central Mt. Washington Oregon artist Drive and Shevlin Sue Favinger Park Road. A 28 Smith’s oil foot stainless steel painting of sculpture base with the iconic a top of intricate laJuniper has ser cut latticework been accepted that glows at night into the 2013 was inspired by the Salon Show joy residents and Juniper by Sue Favinger Smith Installation of Milky Way of Traditional visitors experience while admiring the night sky in and around Bend. Oils – Oil Painters of America, to be held at Crooked The design features a graceful S-curve rendered Tree Arts Center, Inc. in Petoskey, Michigan, June in a detailed and intricate latticework of laser cut 21-August 31. The Summer Salon Show is the first stainless steel that is painted white. At night, the to feature oil paintings 16 x 20 or smaller. Other reform will glow with colored lights, illuminated by cent shows that the artist has participated in are the LED lighting that is powered by solar energy. Or- Salon International 2013, a juried exhibition held at egon artist Devin Laurence Field was in Bend to The Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art and the 2012 Women Artists of the West show,  where her painting install the new sculpture. “I have chosen the Milky Way as a theme because it Weathered received the Plein Air Magazine Award symbolizes one of the deepest and oldest connections for Merit. Smith attended OUS Cascades where she we have with the earth, and it is one of the things that received a degree in art and is a signature member of keep bringing me back to Bend,” says Field. The glow Women Artists of the West. 

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Art Everywhere

pring this year in Central Oregon may well be remembered as the season of public art. Sculptures and murals have been appearing at a terrific pace around Bend and Redmond, not only beautifying our roundabouts and walls, but engaging visitors and residents to interact in new ways with our public spaces. Two new roundabout sculptures have been installed in the last two months, the High Desert Spiral on Mt. Washington Drive and Simpson Avenue, and Milky Way on Mt. Washington Drive and Shevlin Park Road. The sculptures add to the impressive collection of art throughout the City, and were made possible by the nonprofit Art in Public Places. Those interested in visiting the many pieces can take the Roundabout Art Route Tour; a guide is available at Visit Bend on the corner of Lava Road and Oregon Avenue in downtown Bend. Redmond’s new Peak Finder sculpture can be found at the Airport on the center island in front of the terminal. A handcrafted representation of our Cascade mountains, the new piece will certainly give travelers pause as they learn a little more about our iconic landscape. Taking in one of the many concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater this summer? It will be hard to miss the colorful work of artist Erin Sayer on both the back and front of the stage (see story on page 18). The Old Mill District realized the back of the stage was “a giant canvas begging for art.” The newest public art program is due to bring local artwork to the walls and alleys all around Bend. The Tin Pan Alley Art Collection, spearheaded by Visit Bend, started with four artists installing work in four locations downtown. The project aims to grow a collection that spans the city and gives local artists and arts organizations more opportunities to display their work (see story on pg. 13). With every new piece of art that appears in the public spaces around Central Oregon, our community becomes more culturally diverse and adds to our collective art collection.




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Literary Word Photos courtesy of Aaron Lish


an talking actually solve all the world’s problems? Probably not, but local artist Aaron Lish thinks it’s at least a place to start. Lish recently organized a think-tank experience titled Play and Idle Creativity where a small group of ordinary folks went camping to discuss the next big threats to humanity and what, if anything, we can do about them. What made this experience especially unique, besides spending three days in thought provoking, critical dialogue, was that it took place in Derrick Cave in South-Central Oregon. Derrick Cave is a former civil defense nuclear fallout shelter that was stocked with supplies for over 1,200 people to survive in the event of a nuclear attack on the West Coast of the United States during the Cold War. However, by the mid-1970s the reality of long-term life underground began to be questioned and eventually the cave and others across the nation were abandoned. Lish said, “I figured having the biggest threat to humanity of the last century as a constant background reminder would create a unique context for discussing what might be the next big threats…what’s over the horizon that we haven’t thought of yet.” To get the dialogue start- Derrick Cave in South-Central Oregon ed, each participant had been asked to give a brief presentation that fit the topic of Survival Skills for the 21st Century. Titles included Bioregionalism as an Alternative to Over-Reliance on Infrastructure, Technology: Is it a Double-Edged Sword?, Living with More Risk or Less? and Dying with Dignity as a resource conservation strategy. After each topic was presented, participants then spent time in what Lish refers as “generative dialogue.” By embracing the goal of generating new ideas or new ways of thinking, everyone had agreed to set aside the common approach to conversation in American culture – to try to convince others that you are right – and instead to maintain an open mind and an openness to sharing. The result is a “conversational drift” as artists Helen and Newton Harrison, who have long used conversation as part of their art process, refer to the natural evolution of conversation. “Where you end up is often far from where you began, and how you got there can be hard to actually retrace,” said Lish. “But the new

Play and Idle Creativity involved a small group discussing the next big threats to humanity and what, if anything, we can do about them.

ways of thinking that occur, the epiphanies that happen midsentence sometimes…it’s a wonderful experience!” This isn’t Lish’s first use of conversation as a mode of artmaking. In the fall of 2012 he hosted a weekly discussion group at Crux Fermentation Project titled Sitting Around Drinking Beer and Solving All the World’s Problems, which involved dialogue inspired by readings in contemporary theory on labor, value and economics. He has held various other projects designed to engage the visitor in generative discussion at Bend’s Fall Fest, at the tbd community gallery and at the former Poet House Art, as well as at a subway stop in Boston. One of his local pieces done at the Poet House was Untitled - Retail Pricing in which he offered gallery visitors the opportunity to stand inside a 3-D drawing, but they would have to pay for the air that was breathed while within the drawing. Lish is currently working on a project for the Art Institute of Boston for June 2013. For this, participants will be given a classroom assignment of eating dinner and working in small groups to match each of the menu items to a set of thought provoking questions about American culture. He is in talks with the Deschutes National Forest about two different projects for the summer of 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Lish will give an Art Talk at Atelier 6000 on June 11at 7pm on the use of dialogue as art form and the aesthetic experience created by participants in such works. Note: Play and Idle Creativity was conducted under special permission from the Lakeview District BLM. Aaron Lish, 541728-7264,, Retail Pricing by Aaron Lish at the Poet House | June 2013 5




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Monica Drake to Visit Bend

Drake is also the author of the indie hit Clown Girl, which won an Eric Hoffer Award and an “IPPY” (Independent Publishers Award). In 2010 the film rights to Clown Girl were optioned by Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig. In addition to her two published novels, Drake’s essays and short stories have appeared in journals including The Northwest Review, Oregon Humanities, Paris Review Daily and others. She has been a regular contributor to The Oregonian, The Portland Mercury and the Stranger (Seattle). She has an MFA from the University of Arizona and is currently Department Chair of the BFA in Writing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She blogs at

Summer Reading: Dirty Books

Kim McCarrell at Paulina Springs


oin Community Librarians Nate, Chandra, Jenny and Liisa for a look at what “dirty” book should be your next read. During the programs each of the four community librarians will be highlighting a different type of “dirty” book, from books about gardening to true crime accounts. The presentations are part of Deschutes Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, the theme of which encourages people to dig in and discover a ground breaking read. The programs are free and open to the public. According to Nate “dirty books” are guilty pleasures. Their content is racy, violent or lurid. The best ones are all three. Nate will talk about the sort of books you found buried deep in your parents’ bookshelves or that you secretly checked out from the library  The sort of books you read while hiding beneath the bed covers, turning the pages way past your bedtime. Nate is a community librarian with the downtown Bend branch of Deschutes Public Library. He reluctantly read a lot of dirty books for this talk so you wouldn’t have to. Liisa has been with the Deschutes Public Library for 14 years. As a teen she tried to get out of gardening chores in her parents’ very large yard, using grass allergies as an excuse to get out of mowing the law. When she moved to Bend and bought a house, she realized “Yikes!” now I have to maintain a yard which was way bigger than the house plants that she used to kill on a regular basis.  She joined the Eastside Garden Club, learned about the difficulties of gardening in Central Oregon and now her colorful garden is the envy of everyone on her street. During the book talk Liisa will highlight books on gardening. Jenny has worked at Deschutes Public Library in various capacities since 2008. She previously worked in the news business and wonders why it took her so long to make the switch to libraries. She admits that she is a book snob. She’s not always proud to admit it, but it’s true. She enjoys reading literary

Photos courtesy of Deschutes Public Library

eschutes Public Library welcomes award-winning author and indie favorite Monica Drake to the Downtown Bend Library on Sunday, June 9 for Second Sunday, the library’s monthly celebration of the written word. The reading is free and open to the public. An author signing follows and books will be available for purchase. Drake’s new novel, The Stud Book, is about the mating habits of animals—human and otherwise. “I write comedy about Monica Drake serious subjects,” says Drake. “The Stud Book is a comedy about overpopulation. It has a miscarriage in it. It has violence. I hope I’ve found the humor and humanity in the struggle of living within the physical urges, hopes and limits of one human-animal body on a crowded planet.”


n Friday June 14 at 6:30pm, Bend author Kim McCarrel will give a talk and slideshow based on her newest book, Riding Northwest Oregon Horse Trails at Paulina Springs Books in Redmond. McCarrel tells you everything you need to know including elevation, trail difficulty, terrain, what you will see, how to get there and where to camp. Her photos showcase the natural beauty of Oregon, and you will enjoy seeing them whether you are a rider, a hiker or an armchair nature enthusiast. Many trails she covers are multi-use, so join us even if you are not a horseback rider. There will be something for everyone. Refreshments will be served. $5 admission refunded upon purchase of the featured book. Paulina Springs Books, 422 SW Sixth St., Redmond, 541-526-1491. fiction and poorly written books make her tear out her hair. She loves finding new, groundbreaking books that push the boundaries of literature, publishing or societal norms. “Sure, I’ve laundered money,” says Chandra who has been with Deschutes Public Library since 2000. “Who hasn’t washed a pair of pants and discovered later that some cash was left in a pocket?” During the book talk Chandra will spotlight true crime books about dirty money. She admits there is something about true crime that appeals to her. Could it be something from her past? When asked about the possibility of a shady history Chandra replied “I plead the Fifth.”, 541-312-1032. | June 2013


Juried Art Show SageBrushers Art Society at 117 SW Roosevelt Ave. Bend, OR will have an All Members Juried Exhibit in our gallery June 1 through August 27th. There will be a reception Saturday, June 29, from 4:006:00pm. We invite the public to view the best of our artwork, and learn more about our organization. Also, mark your calendar for our annual Garage Sale on Saturday, July 13. Proceeds will go toward a much-needed storage shed.If you would like to donate gently used items that are in good, useable condition, please call Sue Lever at 541-815-4283 for pickup, or drop them off at SageBrushers at 117 SW Roosevelt Ave. This is our main fundraiser for the year and it will be a fun “don’t-miss-this-one” sale.

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h e Story stars  Bode Miller,  Lindsey Vonn, Bobby Brown, Willie Bogner, Chris Davenport, Kristi Leskinen, Chris Benchetler, Reggie and Zack Crist, Mike Douglas and numerous other stars of skiing, snowboarding, speed flying, paragliding, river surfing and kite skiing. The film takes viewers into deep character dives with the most famous skiers to the most obscure ski bums as well as to the top of Mount

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Volcanic Theatre Pub Launches Long-Awaited First Play Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story has been rescheduled for nine performances.


dition who confronts Peter (Don Tompos), a married man with two daughters, two cats and two parakeets that lives in his own little zoo. The play’s suspenseful plot unfolds as Jerry relentlessly spills stories of his life onto Peter until the unforgettable climax and the story of the zoo. The play’s director, Derek Sitter, interprets the play as “two animals, one wild and one domesticated, and this is what happens when you throw them into the same cage.” Albee’s The Zoo Story addresses themes surrounding today’s economic climate and some of its inherent aftershocks. “There are many people who feel alone right now. I want to make sure they understand that they’re not,” says Volcanic Founder Sitter. Volcanic Theatre Pub is located in Bend’s Century Center, 70 SW Century Drive (14th St.) next to GoodLife Brewing., 541-323-1881. Photo courtesy of VTP)

olcanic Theatre Pub (VTP) has rescheduled its first live production in their new venue of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, opening Thursday  May 30  -Saturday June 1. The Zoo Story will continue the following two weeks with performances Thu - Sat, June 6-8 and June 13-15. All shows begin promptly at 7:30pm and admission is $10. VTP is a new cultural arts venue that screens films, performs plays and hosts musical acts all in one cozy and intimate warehouse space furnished with comfy sofas, chairs, recliners, tables and bar tops, while serving a great selection of craft brews and wines. The Zoo Story, Albee’s first play, is a one-act that explores the chance encounter between Jerry, a ‘permanent transient,’ and Peter, a book publisher, in New York City’s Central Park. Jerry, portrayed by Derek Sitter, is a desperate, isolated and lonely soul in his most tragic con-

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ity Theatre has selected Cricket Daniel’s play, Break Dreams, as a finalist in the 2013 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting contest.  With 800+ submissions this year, the play was selected for “its strong writing and originality.” Daniel has been invited to be part of the Summer Shorts festival and its CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights in MiCricket Daniel ami in June. Daniel holds a theater degree from UC Santa Barbara and studied Shakespeare in Cambridge, England. She was a member of the national improv troupe Comedy Sportz and has performed stand-up at The Ice House, The Improv and The Dramatists Guild of America and is a 2012 recipient of an ABC Award from the City of Bend for her contribution to local theatre.

Daniel produced her first play Couple Dating in Bend. She is currently working on her newest play Helen on Wheels. CityWrights is a full and lively conference of creative and professional development.  Attendees will be inspired by new ideas, discover exciting opportunities, experience intimate creative workshops, enjoy readings of fresh new work and be a part of discussions led by, for and about playwrights. This year’s featured professional is Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Master, the award-winning playwright, Tina Howe. She will be joined by Guest Masters Lauren Gunderson and Steve Yockey, who will lead attendees in multiple sessions called Writer’s Blocks. Professional development sessions will include topics on self-producing, tips on launching, marketing and protection of new work, writing for theatre-film-television- internet, writing the solo show, a roundtable with Festival Playwrights and a panel on gender parity.






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Artwork by Sandy Klein

tage Right Productions and 2nd Street Theater present Company written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, directed by Maralyn Thoma, Scott Michaelsen and David DaCosta. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after hilarious vignette, we are introduced to “those good and crazy people,” his married friends, as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life. In the end, he realizes being alone is “alone, not alive.” An honest, witty, sophisticated look at relationships, Company is as contemporary and relevant as ever (witness the recent hit revivals on Broadway and the West End). It features a brilliant energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best-known songs (including Another Hundred People, The Ladies Who Lunch and Being Alive). Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships. As Sondheim puts it, “Broadway Theater has been for many years supCompany will be on stage from June 7 to June 23 ported by upper-middle-class people with uppermiddle-class problems. These people really want to then here we are with Company talking escape that world when they go to the theatre, and about how we’re going to bring it right

back in their faces.” The Broadway Revival in 2006 won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, among other awards. “I have wanted to do Company since I saw it on opening night in New York in 1970, so this is a dream come true for me,” says Thoma. “We are blessed to have this talented cast who has worked so hard to sing the impossible Stephen Sondheim harmonies, and they do it beautifully.” Company features some of Central Oregon’s most talented performers, including David Simpson, recently seen in Cat Call Production of The Producers, Patty Davis, whose professional background includes 15 years of musical theatre and a Central Oregon favorite, Rachel Deegan, who has appeared in numerous 2nd Street Theater productions including Menopause the Musical. Performances are Friday June 7 through Sunday June 23, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm, with an Opening Night Black Tie Champagne Reception on June 7 from 6:30-8pm. There is no performance on Sunday June 9. Tickets are $21 for adults, $18 students/seniors., 541-312-9626.

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Bend Laughed at Itself to Benefit the Tower Theatre Foundation


Dobey, Billye Turner, Ed Carson, Mike Cheney, Sara Whipple, Ann Golden Egle, Joanne Sunnarborg, Tammy Baney, the High Desert Raisinettes, Lee Anderson, Alicia Inns, Sam Albert, Doug LaPlaca, Cate O’Hagan, Buffy Busik, Jeff Cox, Russell Nute and many others. “Everyone left the Follies feeling good about Bend, the Tower, their somewhat-talented friends and neighbors – and with very little money left in their wallets,” said Tower Foundation director of development Todd Dickerson. “And that’s what I call a successful fundraiser!” Specifically, the Follies raised $31,000 through donations, auctions, ticket sales, cash “votes” for gratuitous standing ovations and a $9,000 matching donation challenge. Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Foundation, announced the 2014 Follies will be April 25 and 26. “If Bend wants another weekend to laugh at itself, and support a good cause, we can do that.” Solley said. The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. 541-317-0700, Photo by Wendy Caro

or two nights, prominent business, civic, educational and entertainment leaders showed off their singing, dancing and joke-telling skills and put some “fun” back in “fundraising” for the Tower Theatre Foundation. It was the first – and now annual – Bend Follies, a comedy show about Bend, by Bend and for Bend. “The Follies were designed to showcase the important role the nonprofit Tower Foundation plays in the cultural life of Central Oregon,” said Bob Singer, chair of the Tower’s board of directors. “We figured the best way to spread our message was through a lighthearted, fast-paced variety show; one that would open one night, and close the next!” he concluded. Follies hosts Donna James (The Mountain 99.7 FM) and David Simpson (The Producers; KPOV’s Big Screen/Little Screen), led a cast of nearly 90 volunteer performers including Bob Shaw, Mary Barackman (a.k.a. Little Caesars Lady), Tim Casey, Roz and Ashton Eaton, Maralyn Thoma, Betsy Warriner, Chuck Arnold, Lava City Roller Dolls, Scott Ramsay, Mark Capell, Jodie Barram, Sally Russell, Pamela The High Desert Raisinette’s kick line Hulse Andrews, Renee Patrick, Lisa

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Jeffrey Murray: A Gallery of Beauty by MITCH GRIMMETT, A&E Editorial Intern


fter four years of nonstop traveling, photographer Jeffrey Murray is ready to showcase his masterpieces in his latest gallery, opening for June’s First Friday Artwalk in Bend at 118 NW Minnesota. One only needs to glance at the enticing assortment of snapshots for a moment to tell that this collection was a long time in the making. Ranging from photos of rundown cars in barnyard fields to giant canyons in the approaching dusk, it is obvious that Murray has a great talent and passion for his line of work. It is also apparent that Murray holds a great love of nature and that he has interwoven these two major loves, photography and the environment, together. “I always liked looking at photos of nature,” Murray explained. “My family went skiing and hiking and I’ve always been interested in doing things outdoors.” This passion for the earth’s natural beauty does indeed ring true in the vast majority of Murray’s shots and his keen eye truly makes them stand out. Murray has another ace hidden up his sleeve that will undoubtedly make his photos pop even more. As opposed to displaying his photos in frames and printing them on traditional photo paper, he displays his images on aluminum. But, how exactly does that work? When heating aluminum, the metal goes through a process called sublimation in which it goes straight from a solid to a gas and skips the liquid state. The dyes needed to create the image are then infused into a high gloss coating,

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which is applied to the treated aluminum instead of just printing on top of the medium. In this way, Murray’s elegant and durable prints are created. The technique has been around for quite some time but according to Murray, “It’s relatively new as far as photography goes.” After seeing this technique in action, it is difficult to believe that any photographer would stray from Murray’s example. The images are crisp, sharp and sleek, looking as if they were just printed on slim panes of glass. These artistic windows will allow visitors of the gallery to peer into locations around the world, both near and far. When asked about what viewers can expect from this collection, Allison, Murray’s partner in crime, responded with, “I think that people will see a lot of different places that are positioned both locally and across the Red Rock Dusk country. They’ll see locations that they’ve been before which they may not see in other local galleries as well as stuff from Yosemite, New York City, Wyoming and other places across the nation.” Following this response, both Murray and Allison emphasized that, above all, capturing these photos is not just a job. It is a passion. The images displayed in the gallery are a product of determination and hard work, which is a result of love for the game. If readers are looking for beauty encased in an aluminum vial, Jeffrey Murray’s new gallery is the place to find it. Jeffery Murray Gallery is opening June 7 and the grand opening is scheduled for June 29 with an all-day event. All visitors on June 29 will receive a gift and the chance to enter a free raffle to win a signed photograph. 541-325-6225,

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Arts Megan McGuinness Painted Finding Gold In Cascadia for the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Tin Pan Alley Collection Diversifies Public Art by RENEE PATRICK, Cascade A&E Editor

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are each compensated $400 for their work, aren’t confined to two-dimensions, as Wachs’ piece is a sculptural abstract representation of the fault strata of the local landscape. “The Tin Pan Alley Collection is a really interesting departure from what we typically have going on. It’s more of a grass roots concentrated effort to feature local artists. The ‘gallery’ is an obscure location and a treasure to stumble upon,” said Wachs who has several public art pieces up around Bend including Ghost at the roundabout on Bond and Wilson. While the title of the project evokes a specific alley in Bend, the collection will eventually span the city. “There is Jesse Roberts of Rise Up International confusion over exactly which alley is truly Tin Pan Alley, I’ve been told different things,” LaPlaca explained. “Regardless, to me it’s not referring to a specific alley, it’s referring to a unique part of Bend’s culture, it’s the cool alley culture. “Right now we are selecting the artists to see who is interested, and as it evolves, who knows where it will go. Visit Bend doesn’t have to own this program, it could evolve to a point where an independent organization could manage it. The important thing now is making it happen.” “We believe public art should be part of any vibrant, forward thinking community and contributes to the overall attractiveness and diversity of any community,” said Perle. The sentiment was echoed by all involved with the project. “Not only will it be a great way for the artist to get recognition,” said McGuinness. “It is going to make the city so much more interesting and fun. Being a part of something that provides beauty to others is so very rewarding!” “The more that we can attract new and different kinds of visitors, the better off our tourism is going to be. Also great recreation alone doesn’t make for a tourism destination, its important that regardless of why people are visiting Bend, that we show them how well rounded our city is, and the arts and cultural offerings of Bend are a big part of that,” said LaPlaca. “The fact that this effort is being led by Visit Bend is an indication of the increasing importance of public art to the visitor’s experience of Bend as well as to our own citizens,” commented Special Projects Director Brad Emerson of the City of Bend. “We are really pleased that this is occurring and will be interested in hearing the public’s response.” Visit the City’s parking garage on Lava Street to see three of the artworks, and one on the exterior wall of the Oxford Hotel. | June 2013 13 Photo courtesy of Jesse Roberts


end’s newest public art project, the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection, will offer yet another opportunity for visitors and residents to engage with public spaces. With the installation of art by four different artists at the end of May, the project kicked off what is hoped to be a growing trail of art throughout the City. The new collection was spearheaded by Visit Bend’s President Doug LaPlaca after visiting Columbus, Ohio and viewing their art trail in an industrial part of town. “They had art installed on sheets of plywood in alleyways…and I thought it was the coolest thing,” he said. “As we have developed different arts programs that has been in the back of my mind.” As the idea was forming and evolving, Jesse Roberts of Rise Up International became the catalyst. For the past few years Roberts has been involved in street art projects in the Middle East and North Africa. “Every time I came home I had the desire to create something in Bend,” he explained. “I often park in the garage downtown, and that is where I had the idea to do some murals in the parking garage. The walls are just bare concrete canvases. I mentioned it to Doug and Valerie from Visit Bend and they put the funding together for the project and acquired the permission from the City.” “The City of Bend has been incredibly enthusiastic from the start,” commented LaPlaca. Three of the first four locations for the installations are in the City’s parking garage, with the fourth on the alley wall of The Oxford Hotel. “Doug LaPlaca and I have been talking about public and street Metal Artist Andrew Wachs art for a while now, and he came to us with this Alley Art collection idea and we loved it!” said Ben Perle, regional vice-president of operations for the Oxford Hotel Group. The plan is to show people what the program is with the first installations and from there bring in additional building owners who want to participate. “In the long term, this program will expand all over the city,” LaPlaca said. “It’s a way for public and private organizations and artists to collaborate in a very low cost, highly visible celebration of the arts culture in Bend.” Andrew Wachs, metal artist and fabricator, made the first 4’x8’ metal frames that were mounted in the identified spaces. Each artist then received one 4’x8’ sheet of plywood on which to work. Wachs is also one of the first artists along with Roberts, Mark Rada and a Visit Bend’s Pillars of Art artist, Megan McGuinness. The artists, who

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12 1. Luke McCready. 2. Kaylee Morgan. 3. Stephanie Crowe. 4. Leah Anderson. 5. Richard Bassett. 6. First Friday music at Silver Otter. 7. Paul Alan Bennett & David Kinker at Tumalo Art Co. 8. Dennis Slimkosky & Barbara Tetenbaum at Atelier 6000. 9. Dorothy Freudenberg at Tumalo Art Co. 10. Lori Lubbesmeyer at Lubbesmeyer Fiber Arts Studio. 11. Anna Witham & Kaycee Anseth at Franklin Crossing (Photo by Billye Turner). 12. Maureen Gulker, Melinda Thorsnes, Sydney & Darin Stringer at Franklin Crossing (Photo by Billye Turner).

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Bend Follies Fundraiser at the Tower Theatre

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1. Follies opening number with Brad Ruder’s I Want to be in the Follies (Photo by Wendy Caro). 2. High Desert Raisinettes and the Lava City Roller Dolls. 3. The dating game with Maralyn Thoma and City Councilors Victor Chudowsky, Scott Ramsay & Mark Capell (Photo by Wendy Caro). 4. Mary Kilpatrick sings Be Good to Mama! (Photo by Wendy Caro). 5. Samantha “Sam” Albert as the lovable weather forcaster. (Photo by Wendy Caro). 6. Hosts Donna James & David Simpson (Photo by Wendy Caro). 7. Chuck Arnold & Alistair Paterson (Photo by Wendy Caro). 8. The Bend Mascott danceoff (Photo by Wendy Caro). Tim Casey & Chuck Arnold (Photo by Wendy Caro). | June 2013


Brenda Reid Irwin Explores Through Eco-Art & Acrylics by RENEE PATRICK Cascade A&E Editor


ainter and photographer Brenda Reid Irwin may be a newer name in the Bend art world, but her use of color and diverse style can be found all around town. Showing in as many as five locations at a time, the multi-talented artist has always loved art and the inspiration it can foster.

Irwin didn’t start taking her art seriously until she and her husband moved to Bend in the fall of 2011. “I was working at AT&T, and when we left Seattle, I just wasn’t able to find a job of that caliber here, so thought while I was looking that I would start to paint more.” A few months later, she went downtown for ArtWalk and started cold calling. “Friends have always encouraged me to sell my work…and thought I could probably take some of my paintings down there.

Irwin has an eclectic background full of adventures including teaching water skiing on a Club Med cruise ship in the Lesser Antilles, ski bumming and living in Canada as well as selling real estate, renovating houses and 13 years assisting toplevel executives at AT&T.

“I got a lot of rejection,” she said. “I started out trying to sell picture note cards, and thought I would get in small… It wasn’t until I knocked on the door of Hot Box Betty and talked to Shelly that things turned around. She looked at the wall, and asked if I would hang there the next month. I was in shock, that was my first real lucky break,” Irwin said.

Her diverse interests and a curiosity about the world can be seen when glimpsing Irwin’s body of work as a whole: from forgotten old cars in a junkyard to abstract studies of lines and cityscapes, bursts of color to exploring the female form…it’s surprising this artist’s output is only a recent development as she Help, Junkyard Eco Art has been developing an artistic eye for many years.

“Its a really a good feeling to put up my work and get started that way, and then it was easier to go door to door.” Irwin started showing her work at Bend d’Vine last summer and now has artwork there indefinitely. She also had shows in Barrio and The Wine Shop.

Irwin began painting 10 years ago when she started expanding upon sketches on small canvases, but she soon discovered the joy of painting big. “I like to paint on big canvases with lots of color,” she explained. “I like to keep my mind open with ideas, and lately have been tending towards abstract art, there is a lot of freedom to it. “I’m still trying to find my style, I think it evolves as you go,” she said. “I don’t have any formal training…and I think about it all the time, sometimes I’m afraid to do that and find out I’m doing it wrong!” she laughed.

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“Ideally you want to be in a gallery, a place where you don’t have to take it down, it’s hard on the paintings and it’s hard work,” she said. “In March I had work in five different places!” Brenda Reid Irwin

While Irwin has dabbled in painting landscapes, she has found herself leaning more towards the abstract. “I can’t get too realistic,” she said. “It’s art forms that inspire me, patterns, and

Cover Story most recently my paintings are almost urban looking. I like to go through art books, and am inspired by Picasso and Frida Kahlo, and I love Klee. I draw a lot of inspiration from the great artists.” In addition to painting, Irwin has taken to looking through the lens to capture her images. “I guess I have an eye, an artistic eye,” she commented. “Maybe I’ve always had it, and earlier in my life I was more focused on other things and now I have more of an appreciation of it.” Recently she produced a series called Junkyard Eco-Art. Visiting Terrebonne’s Swift & Mccormick metal yards, she maneuvered through heaps and piles of rust and junk to find her inspiration. “It’s a gigantic place, it’s overwhelming and I had my camera with me and thought I would look for color. I came up with a series of photographs, found a place that printed on recycled canvas and used soy and vegetable inks, so called it eco art. The images are small, 11x17, and are gallery wrapped.” June’s cover image, Poor Soul, is a cornerstone in the series and a print is currently for sale at Nancy P’s Bakery and Café in Bend. “Poor Soul is a favorite by many people,” she said. “There are five or six pieces of Eco-Art at Nancy P’s in addition to newer acrylic works on display through June.” Junkyard Eco-Art was on display during 2012’s Rubbish Renewed Fashion Show last fall, and her photographs are often published in The Source Weekly. “I was in the Source at least 40 times in a year and a half,” she said.

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Irwin and her husband are currently splitting their time between Bend and Portland, but like many other people who find themselves in Central Oregon, it was the landscape and promise of big adventures that first attracted them to the area. “We had both skied Mt. Bachelor earlier in our lives and love the drier weather here. Our second vacation home turned into where we wanted to retire.” Irwin’s ambitions don’t stop with painting and photography, she would love to open a gallery in downtown Bend at some point. “It would be great to bring other artists in and be part of the art scene,” she said. A more immediate goal takes the shape of a studio where she could paint full time. “I’ve met really wonderful people in Bend that have helped me through my career,” Irwin attested. “Shelly at Hot Box Betty, Katie and Tim at Nancy P’s, Linda Strunk at St. Charles and other artists Kevin Schwarting and Gurney Miller. We talk and collaborate; it’s great to feel like we are part of the art scene.” Celebration,, | June 2013



Les Schwab Amphitheater’s new mural

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by RENEE PATRICK Cascade A&E Editor end becomes transformed in the spring. Blooming flowers and trees have time to explore the offerings of Central Oregon, we want to make it frame the Deschutes as paddlers take to the river and walkers and easy for them to remember us,” said Smith in recent press. “And moreover, the runners enjoy the warmer temperatures. The Old Mill District has back of the stage is just a giant canvas begging for art.” The mural has been evolving since early May when the artist began outexperienced its own transformation with the creation of colorful murals on lining and planning her design. Daily visitors to the Old Mill District have the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Muralist Erin Sayer has covered the blank slate of the Amphitheater delighted in seeing the design emerge, often with Sayer hand painting and with color, and yes, the discerning eye will see hops in her design, a tribute using stencils mid-air via an aerial lift. As an artist, Sayer has created over 30 different murals, often evocative of to our blossoming brewing culture. A large crow is the centerpiece to the mural, as Sayer explained, “I kept seeing crows and having conversations street art or in a graffiti style. She ran a popular gallery, Cult Status, in Minabout them. While I was in Seattle one crow just kept hanging out at my neapolis, Minnesota over the past three years, and brought the art of 20 artists friend’s deck…and I have never painted a really big bird before, so it’s fun to a special show in May at the Old Mill White House behind the Amphitheater. She has taken her Cult Status Gallery tour to Portland and Seattle, doing something new.” with Bend as the final stop The project was spearin the tour. headed by the Old Mill “I brought the art with District and Amphitheater me from MinneapoDirector Marney Smith, lis,” she said. “It’s mostly who gave Sayer free range street art based, I love the in topic and color. “The genre so much, I feel like Amphitheater stage is such I’m creating collectors for an amazing canvas,” Sayer the future.” said. “I know a lot of peoSayer has also painted ple look at the stage, and I the stage-side of the Amwanted it to be bright.” phitheater with a large “We have artists come honey bee and is planning from all over to perform at to return in August for the the Les Schwab AmphiBend Brewfest. theater. The town and the are beautiful, but if chwabamphitheater, http:// an artist is in the middle of Sayer painted a large honey bee on the stage-side of the Amphitheater a 50 stop tour and doesn’t


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First Friday

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Alleda Real Estate 25 Minnesota Ave., 541-633-7590, www. Featuring artists Janice Rhodes and Barbara Slater thru June. Painting oils with energy and spirit, Slater’s pigmentation is rich and succulent while her brushwork is bold and responsive. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, American Women Artists (AWEA) and the High Desert Art League. Rhodes is a pastel artist with a fondness for encaustics. Each of her pieces is an adventure that combines basic design elements and intuition, and Janice puts her contemporary spin on them that is delightful. She is a member of the Red Chair Gallery and the High Desert Art League. Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday with a fine art exhibit of abstract paintings by Pam Bird, acrylic, and Judy Hoiness, mixed media. Thru June 28. Bird presents abstract acrylic paintings drawn from her imagination, moving her imagery beyond realistic Water Dancing by Pam Bird portrayal to an interpretation of the familiar. With titles such as Another View of the Creek, the artist depicts floating objects as bright shapes of color with perhaps the single literal reference to water being hues of blue. Working in art over many years, Bird served as an art museum educator and an art instructor at the community college and elementary level. An award winning artist, she is a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters with exhibitions in California, Washington and Oregon. Hoiness, one of Oregon most recognized artists, exhibits abstracted paintings with an expressionistic reference to landscape. A fourth generation Oregonian, Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest are major inspirations for her work. Her mixed media imagery presents a flattened perspective of landscape, Impressions of Sherars Falls perhaps geologic layers, rendered in by Judy Hoiness a widely interpretative palette. Noted for numerous national and regional exhibitions throughout the U.S., Hoiness received over 40 significant awards with her art published in many books on watercolor and acrylic, and in Watercolor Magazine. Her teaching includes workshops in the U.S. and Canada and as adjunct art faculty at Central Oregon Community College. Noi Thai at Franklin Crossing will serve appetizers and wine. The Tommy LeRoy Trio with Andy Warr, sax, Andy Armer, piano, and Tom Friedman, bass, plays Latin and traditional jazz. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing with additional information at Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Suite 120, 541-330-8759, Honoring Educators That Print thru July. Invited artists who compliment their careers with printmaking or are full time printmakers from Oregon, Washington, Utah and Idaho exhibit in the ETP2 (Educators that Print) in June and July. This lively exhibition honors local and regional educators who incorporate printmaking as a vital artistic endeavor within cuttingedge arts programs.The artwork envisioned and created by the invited artists showcase printmaking at its best. The prints are not

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photographic reproductions of paintings or drawings, but are all made directly on the “plate” with the sole intention of producing a hand-pulled original print. The prints emphasize unique techniques and methodology and highlight the pursuit of the artist/ educator perceptions of their work while emphasizing the possibilities in printmaking. Various methods presented in this exhibition include monoprints, block prints (wood, Diagram by James Thompson linoleum, Gomuban), engravings, of Willamette University etchings, solar prints and mixed media presentations started from print forms. ArtTalk: June 7, 6pm Patricia Clark, curator of the exhibition speaks about Printmaking and the ETP2 exhibition. Book Artists display art in Bend: Bikes, Beer & Bowser - Bookcases display Atelier 6000 artist members’ original books based on the theme. Bend Brewing Company 1019 NW Brooks St., 541-383-1599, Local artist for June is Linda Provasco. Bend d’Vine on Wall Street featuring Powskichic of Bend, a/k/a Brenda Reid Irwin. 541-550-7174, Live music on First Friday featuring, The Django Band. Music from Woody Allen’s film, Midnight in Paris featuring Steve Thorp on guitar and John Irwin.  Bend Premier Real Estate 550 NW Franklin Ave., 541-323-2779. Bend landscape photographer Stuart L. Gordon will unveil a collection of images from his 2012 and 2013 travels throughout Oregon, Eastern Sierra by Stuart Gordon Canada and the western United States. Featured images include the wild and scenic portion of the Rogue River; Clayoquot Sound in British Columbia, Canada; the Valley of Fire in the Mojave DesValley of Fire by Stuart Gordon ert; Mt. Rainier National Park; Big Sur and the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Gordon will donate 10 percent of proceeds from sales of his framed and matted prints during the exhibit to the Bethlehem Inn shelter for the homeless. Cowgirl Cash 924 NW Brooks St, 541-678-5162. Anne Perce with pet portraits. Crow’s Feet Commons behind the Tower Theatre in Mirror Pond Plaza, 541-728-0066, A not-so-forgotten but recently rejuvenated part of “old town” Bend’s rich history. Art by Riversong School.. Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store 330 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District. 541-749-9980.  Featuring Bend artist Barbara Slater who is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. Barbara contin-

ues her studies with different genres, painting still-lifes, florals, landscapes and animals. Animals are her present focus with images of vibrant roosters, horses, cows and other barnyard residents. Painting these rural inhabitants with love and respect, Barbara gives each animal an attitude and personality. Slater is a member of Oil Mae Belle by Barbara Slater Painters of America, California Art Club, American Women Artists (AWA) and The High Desert Art League. Slater’s paintings are an ongoing exhibit at Desperado at the Old Mill. Feather’s Edge Finery  113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-3063162, Featuring Bend artist Niki Tripp. Niki is a block print artist and will be showing her spring/summer collection of works on First Friday. High Desert Frameworks! is open Monday - Friday 10am to 5:30pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Located at 61 NW Oregon Avenue #101, in downtown Bend between the FedEx Office and Visit Bend. Featuring artist Grace Bishko with nearly 40 years of work including original oils, acrylics, watercolors and other works on paper.   Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925389-0610, The talent and wit behind Jeffrey Murray Photography relies on a small group of individuals with the background, passion and knowledge (whether human or not) needed for Jeffrey Murray Photography’s creative operation. For the past two years the Jeffrey Murray Photography team has traveled full time throughout the United States in hopes of bringing you the rarest and most exquisite moments in nature. John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series. 1006 NW Bond St., Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals. Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave. #5, 541-3880155, Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda real estate, Karen Bandy is not easy to find, but well worth the effort. Open First Friday with new jewelry and paintings from 5-9pm. Karen’s latest jewelry is bold and colorful, and all are original designs not made from Possibly Done by Karen Bandy a machine or multiple molds. She specializes in custom design updating your existing jewelry, recycling where possible, into a wearable, comfortable new style just for you. She can also source gems and diamonds from around the world to create a unique Ring by Karen Bandy one-of-a-kind piece that you will treasure for years to come. Karen especially enjoys creating 25th anniversary jewelry and wedding rings. The connection with the client, especially at those times, is something that makes her job rewarding. Karen’s latest acrylic paintings are a series called Vineyards and Vessels. The colorful series is primarily painted in blues, reds and gold, and the subject matter is deeply personal to her. The paintings chronicle her life and choices made along the way. “Some of what

I am painting now is hard to talk about, and it’s hard to even put a title on some of the paintings. I do know that they are part of series, part of a need to put my story out there in paint and canvas,” says Bandy. “I hope they touch others and that they can draw their own parallels and relate to them in their own way.” Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery  The Old Mill District, Second story loft,  541-330-0840, The Lubbesmeyer twins offer a range of work created in fiber and paint. Through the twins’ collaborative process, they distill literal imagery into vivid blocks of color and texture, creating an abstracted view of their surroundings.  The working studio and gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, and the Lubbesmeyers welcome your visit. Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Avenue #12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, 6-9pm for Open Studio. Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www. Three-artist exhibit for Dawn Emerson, Fran Kievet and Ken Roth titled Creatures. Sounds of Rich Hurdle and Friends at ArtWalk. Using creatures from the animal kingdom as a point of departure, each artist portrays a moment in the lives of these animals in a distinctive way. Emerson captures the movement and dynamism of animals in a rush of flickering light and shadow, using dramatic shifts in color tones. Kievet’s creatures are fully three-dimensional with strong background patterns that compliment the presence of the animal. Roth begins with bold color tones that harmonize in the background, pushing forward a singular, powerful image. His animals are immersed in the background, but they also occupy a shallow picture plane closer to the viewer. Nature of Words 224 NW Oregon Ave., 541-647-2233, www. Performance poetry, monologues and music– NOW upcoming student readings offer a rich menu of literary creations from NOW’s creative writing programs at Bend Senior High School, Cascades Academy and The Storefront Project. Community members can add their voice to the literary scene during an open mic at NOW’s literary arts center and open house during First Friday. Art at the Oxford at The Oxford Hotel 10 NW Minnesota, celebrates First Friday, with a feature of paintings by Pam Bird, acrylic, and Judy Hoiness, mixed media. Thru June. Bird presents abstract acrylic paintings drawn from her imagination, moving her imagery beyond realistic portrayal to an interpretation of the familiar. An award winning artist, she is a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters with exhibitions in California, Washington and Oregon. Hoiness exhibits abstracted paintings with an expressionistic reference to landscape. Noted for numerous national and regional exhibitions throughout the U.S., Hoiness received over 40 significant awards with her art published in many books on watercolor and acrylic, and in Watercolor Magazine. A full exhibit of the artists’ work will be on display at Franklin Crossing, corner of Franklin and Bond in downtown Bend, during the month of June and the artists will be present during the First Friday celebration. Billye Turner, art consultant, presents Art at the Oxford and provides additional info at 541-382-9398 or Patagonia @ Bend 1000 NW Wall St., Suite 101, 541-3826694, Featurnign the photography of Mike Putnam. Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall Street, Suite 104, 541-3306000, Featuring Julee Hutchison, a plein air painter whose paintings reflect her unwavering partner-

ship with nature and her mastery of capturing the richness, colors and essence of our majestic outdoors and Morgan Madison’s intricate designs whose use of color and materials showcase him as a masterful contemporary kiln Surrounded by September by formed glass artist. Julee Hutchison QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527. Featured quilter is Karen Donobedian and the group exhibit is Two Rivers Three Sisters, quilts depicting the wild and scenic Whychus River. Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., in the historic O’Kane building, 541306-3176, Bright, Bold and Beautiful featuring three local artists. Linda Heisserman creates wheel thrown porcelain pottery which is both elegant Painting by Shelly Wierzba and functional. She uses white clay as a canvas for carving her intricate images. Each piece is loving carved, then glazed with a Chinese celadon glaze and fired in a high temperature kiln.   Gabrielle Taylor has built a collection of unique pieces around her chance discovery of antique Afghan silver Pottery by Linda Heisserman stamps.  The textures and designs are timeless and the stones used with them provide interest and color. Gabrielle’s use of these ancient stamps in combination with the modern silver source of precious metal clay has been a journey that has provided a sense of completion and history. Shelly Wierzba’s landscape oil paintings were created on location in Central Oregon. Her painting approach is influenced by a desire to express one’s five senses on Jewelry by Gabrielle Taylor a two demential surface. By suggesting detail in a ‘painterly’ fashion, she gives the viewer the opportunity to use their own imagination and feelings regarding the painting.  Shelly will also have many new unframed watercolors in addition to the several new oil paintings. Sage Custom Framing & Gallery Exhibits 834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery. com. Featuring Katy Grant Hanson, lively and energetic oil landscapes. The paintings in the show will celebrate some of her favorite Oregon North Falls at Silver Falls State Park views. When painting on locaby Katy Grant Hanson tion, Katy quickly finds something that interests or excites her.  She lays in a loose thin layer of paint, establishing her composition and major color areas. She continues, always tuning in to the view as she refines her image with thicker strokes of oil paint. She did not start painting until her 37th year. With family support, she went back to school and studied under artists such as

Henry Sayer, Nelson Sandgren and Sergie Bongart, plus a 10 week artist residence at the Sitka Center on the Oregon coast. She owned and operated Cannon Beach Paint Abouts in the early 90s and published a book of her work entitled, A Painter’s View: Lewis and Clark in Western Oregon and Washington. The book will be available during the show.  Silverado 1001 Wall St., 541-322-8792. Joseph Christensen of JC Lapidary. Oregon artist handcrafting beautiful jewelry featuring many stones from the northwest.   The Silver Otter 706 SW Industrial Way, Suite 100, Bend. 541241-7818. Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world. The Wine Shop & Tasting Room 55 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-389-2884, Featuring artist Omar Andeel thru June. Andeel is an independent comic artist and illustrator. His work has been featured in The Rocket, Seattle Weekly, Artsfocus and International Design. Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street, Bend, 541-312-2001. Moving Forward, oil on canvas by Randy Groden Sr. who began drawing and painting as a young child. Groden’s current works reflect the last decade he spent on the tropical island of Maui, Hawaii. His range of work includes murals, landscapes, figures, ballet dancers and portrait commissions.   Tumalo Art Company at Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., #407, 541-385-9144, Stretching Our Vision features photographs by Bruce Jackson and paintings by Alisa Huntley.   For this show Jackson is unveiling three new lim- Salute by Bruce Jackson ited edition photographs revealing gorgeous fall and spring colors with a poets eye. “My artwork has always been about beauty, and simplicity,” says Bruce. “There is so much beauty in nature, my goal is simply to see, and most importantly feel, the beauty before me, then capture its essence on film.” Hummingbird Blur by Alisa Huntley focuses primarily on Huntley the luminous, meditative qualities of water. She explores the reflections, abstractions, organic shapes and movement of the lakes and rivers in the high desert. Loose, colorful strokes of paint, drips, an expanded format and the reflective qualities of the aluminum and copper base she paints on create the feeling of a rushing river or peaceful high lake. An emphasis on the emotional feeling of a place transports the viewer to Alisa’s watery world.  Velvet Lounge 805 NW Wall Street, 541-728-0303, Photographer, painter and habitual doodler, Amanda Paris has been expressing her creativity since she could hold a pencil. In her ArtWalk premier she is showcasing her new style of digital mixed media. She creates these images by the extraction of the hidden fractal textures of her photographs. They are then further manipulated on a pixel by pixel basis until deemed finished. | June 2013


Central Ore g on June Exhibits Bend

Art by Knight 1665 E Ramsay Rd., 541-633-7488, Featuring oil paintings by Laurel Knight and bronze sculptures by Steven L. Knight. Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, 541-389-9846. The Friends of the Bend Library present Anticipation. 43 paintings, collages and photographs by 31 artists, including two welded metal wall sculptures by the COCC-Deer Ridge Correctional Facility. Thru August 5.   Blue Star Salon 1001 NW Wall St., Ste. 103, 541-306-4845. Featuring photography by Dave Kamperman. 541-788-8753, Christian Heeb Gallery at the Cascade Center of Photography 390 SW Columbia St., Ste 110, 541-241-2266,, City Walls at City Hall presents Illuminations of Bend 2030 Vision, Well Planned City Through the Eyes of Our Children. The show will remain on display through Summer 2013. Illuminations brings together young artists who have utilized children’s foundations in our community while facing challenges in their lives such as mental/emotional trauma or physical illness -- a project from Jennifer Poncia’s world of art and the City of Bend Art, Beautification and Culture Commission. Touching and imaginative, this is an interpretive collaboration focusing on the sixth Bend 2030 focus area Well-Planned City. This show brings to life children’s interpretations of 10 strategic themes and showcased at City Walls at City Hall.  Thank you to the Oregon Family Support Network of Central Oregon whose coordination efforts made this all possible. City Walls at City Hall is an arts initiative of the City of Bend Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission continuing to make a difference by inspiring the community through art. COCC Pinckney Center for the Arts Student art thru June 5. The exhibit includes drawing, painting, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, 2- and 3-D design, photography, printmaking and watercolors completed by students enrolled in COCC credit art classes during the academic year. DeWilde Art & Glass 321 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District, 541-419-3337. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Offers handmade stained glass windows, doors and individual hanging works of art.  furnish 761 NW Arizona Ave., on the corner of Wall Street, 541617-8911. Featuring Shelley Hall, Sue Smith and other local artists.   Hawthorn Healing Arts Center 39 NW Louisiana, 541-3300334. Featuring artist Jacob Norris in the community room. Jacob is a plein air oil painter who is currently focusing on larger dimensions of landscape, which proves to illuminate mystifying perspective. High Desert Art League at the Broken Top Golf Clubhouse, High Desert Art League Works in a Series thru July. Examples of paintings by three members are Helen Brown’s batik watercolors in subjects ranging from boating scenes to figures, all with intense color, Janice Rhode’s unique encaustics which are created with beeswax, damar crystals and pigment melted together and applied to a surface where it immediately hardens and Owl Eyes, an oil painting with vibrant colors done with a palette knife by Vivian Olsen. Her wildlife paintings are known for their dramatic color and lifelike subjects. Several members are talented painters working in various mediums such as oil, watercolors, pastels or acrylics and creating paintings which are individualistic in subject, style and technique. High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97,, 541-382-4754. Head to Toe: The Language of Plateau Indian Clothing explores the link between clothing, cultural identity and history, through a rich selection of Native American hats, bonnets, headdresses, war shirts and moccasins from the Museum’s acclaimed Doris Swayze Bounds Collection. Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy. John Muir’s passion for the nature and beauty of plants significantly influenced his drive to preserve wilderness. This exhibition traces his travels, and presents vivid images and specimens of the actual plants that Muir preserved Nancy P’s Cafe and Bakery  1054 Northwest Milwaukee Ave., 541322-8778, Exhibit featuring acrylic

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paintings on canvas and eco-art (photos) by Brenda Reid Irwin and detailed fine art sketches by Andrew Barnes.

North Rim Lodge 1500 NW Wild Rye Circle. Exhibit by Jan Hooper. Thru June. Hooper, a fledgling artist at the age of 63, has lived in Bend for five years. She discovered her talent for watercolor while attending a class at the Art Station three years ago. Since that time, she has also tried her hand at acrylics and has recently become enamored with the medium of pastels. Partners in Care 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. 541-382-5882. Gary Alvis and Vern Bartley photographs and Dori Kite’s pottery. Exhibiting Marlene Alexander’s student’s artwork June 15 thru June 29. The exhibit will include framed handmade paper art and framed foil/mixed media. The three dimensional art will be small handmade paper bowls. The student’s ages are 6 through 15.  OSU Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition A final thesis for graduating students in art from Oregon State University Cascades at the COCC Rotunda Gallery, Barber Library. Exhibiting is Leah Sowell, Stephanie Crowe, Kaylee Morgan, Luke McCready and Richard Bassett. Thru June 16.

Luke McCready

Pronghorn Resort presents fine art by Marjorie Wood Hamlin featuring abstract collage of copper and gold foil, accented with gold leaf, as well as other mixed media works, all on canvas. Thru June 23 at the Pronghorn Clubhouse, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr. Hamlin creates her collage by covering varied sized canvases with copper foil then adding abstracted or geometric designs of gold foil, often accented by 24-karat gold leaf. Her unique technique results in subtle, layered imagery with a highly reflective surface that encourages viewer interaction both in admiration and in attempt to discern her innovative process. Also on exhibit are mixed media works from her new environmental series, a subject of great passion for the artist. Pronghorn invites the public to visit the exhibition during clubhouse hours, 9am – 9pm with information at the concierge, 541-693-5300. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Pronghorn Healing Vortex, Marjorie exhibition schedule. For additional inforWood Hamlin mation, contact Turner at 541-382-9398 Smithey Studio/Gallery 19007 Innes Market Rd., 541280-5635, www.rodes-smithey. com. Spring Sculpture Show featuring new outdoor sculptures by Randy Smithey and mixed media and metalwork by Holly Rodes Smithey. Open Studio June 1-2, 11-5 or visit with appointment.

Kids Play by Randy Smithey Rodes

SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt, 541-617-0900, www. All Members Juried Exhibit thru August 27. Reception Saturday, June 29, 4-6pm.  Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, July 13. Proceeds will go toward a much-needed storage shed. If you would like to donate gently used items that are in good, useable condition, call Sue Lever at 541-815-4283 for pickup, or drop them off at the gallery. TAW Gallery, LLC 19889 Eighth Street, 541-706-9025, www. Unique one-of-a-kind gifts. Ceramic, fused glass, mosaic, acrylic, oil, watercolor, felting and jewelry. As of June 1 2013, TAW Gallery will be under new ownership under Jae Yost.

La Pine

La Pine Public Library 16425 First St., La Pine, Constance, 541-3121090, Thru July. Kris Moore, watercolorist, enjoys the use of rich colors and the fluidity of the paint as, “I try to capture the beauty around me. I use photographs as inspiration. When I paint my goal is to invite the viewer to step inside the painting with me. Someone told me that

they could smell the sagebrush when they looked at the Fort Rock picture. That was the feeling I hoped to capture.”

Madras / Warm Springs

Art Adventure Gallery 185 SE Fifth St. 541-475-7701. Painter, printmaker and teacher, Erik Sandgren thru June. Opening reception Thursday, June 6 from 5:30-7pm.     The Museum at Warm Springs 541-553-3331, Artifacts from The Museum’s collections. Museum is open seven days a week, 9am-5pm. Walk the new Twanat Interpretive Trail and learn about Shitike Creek, water creatures, birds, plants, geology and history of the area around The Museum. Selection of one-of-a-kind art, bead work and baskets hand crafted by talented and creative local artists.


A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St., Prineville. 541447-3715, Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of the World exhibit anchors the new exhibit space in the expanded museum. It includes The Woods and The Mill, two full size areas that highlight the workers, tools and history of the trade. Native American exhibit brings history of the people and land of Crook County. The 1910 bank building is always filled with historical artifacts for viewing.


Britz Beads 249 NW Sixth St., 541-548-4649. Sandi’s bead jewelry and ongoing display of Gilbert Shepherd’s large format acrylic paintings. Judi’s Art Gallery 336 NE Hemlock, Ste. 13, 360-325-6230, Featuring works by Judi Meusborn Williamson. Redmond Downtown Merchants Third Friday Stroll I Wish This Were..... June 21 from 4-8pm. There are vacant stores in downtown so merchants are encouraging people to come to the Third Friday Stroll and write down what type of business they wish was in a certain vacant building. Enjoy artists, live music, food and beverages during the Stroll. Redmond Airport, The High Desert Art League and Smith Rock State Park have come together to create an event celebrating the creativity of the human spirit and the spectacular beauty of Central Oregon’s Smith Rock. On June 22 the public and plein air artists of all kinds will experience the amazing scenery, geography and wildlife of Smith Rock State Park. A juried exhibition of work created during the event will be held at the Redmond Airport June 25-August 18. Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Shandel Gamer 541-5265073,, Monday–Friday 10–6pm, Tuesday 10–8pm, Saturday 10–5pm. Thru July 13. For the Love of Central Oregon: juried exhibit of two and three dimensional artists and artisans from Central Oregon. Reception June 14, 6–8pm. Doe Badley, former owner of the TAW Gallery in Bend, is the juror for this inaugural event. Show results and images at Featured Artist in Silent Reading Room thru July is Shandel Gamer who sustained a serious hand and wrist injury and had to learn to paint again which opened new possibilities with her art. Painting in pastel (soft chalk) on board or sanded paper, Shandel emphasizes her subject as the focal point of the piece by contrasting the tight, detailed subject against a background that is loose and slightly out of focus. St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond, 1253 NW Canal Blvd. Thru June, three local artists. Linda Lee Miller floods her watercolor paintings with subtle feelings and emotional sensibilities. Linda strives to create paintings that make sense visually and trust that metaphor and the poetry will follow. Su Skjersaa Lukinbeal’s art reflects the thrill of the unknown and the beauty of unexpected motifs that can explode when you step back and let the ink, color, texture and design find their way to surprise your eyes. Sue uses acrylic ink to create magic on Yupo paper. The art of Renne Brock reflects a creative process that offers the viewer an option to look beyond the surface to see shifts in perspective. Images begin with a preconceived intention but evolve past thought to respond on more of an intuitive level, trusting the instinctual process the painting evolves to an image that reflects organic movements and relationships to each other.

Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom 601 Larch St., Ste B, 541617-6078, artwork, cards, giftware and ceramics. 

Sisters Aspen Lakes Lodge and Brand 33 Restaurant A Sense of Place. Twelve amazing artists, all unique and successful, have each come to ‘sense their places’ in the realm of art. They have achieved a level of artistic expertise which enables them to share with others their timeless pieces of art. All are members of the Ma Belle by Barbara Slater High Desert Art League and are exhibiting their art at Aspen Lakes thru October. Artists’ Reception with light appetizers Sunday, June 2, 3-6pm. HDAL artists are Vivian Olsen, Barbara Slater, Joren Traveller, David Kinker and Pam Jersey Bird. Vivian’s paintings glow with vibrancy and light in portraits that capture the personalities of birds and other animals. Barbara’s intimate large format oil paintings are highly sought after for their dramatic compositions and A Creek is Not a River by intensely rich colors. David, who says one Pam Jersey Bird of his favorite subjects is surrealism, creates acrylic paintings that are connected to nature. Joren creates both wildlife sculptures and paintings in oil and pastel from her travel observations. Pam’s abstract, nature based paintings, integrate realistic and abstract elements through a process of layering of materials. Helen Brown, Cindy Briggs and Jacqueline Newbold are watercolor painters who belong to the Watercolor Society of Oregon. Helen creates watercolor paintings, using a batik technique, that are known for their disrinct compositions Two Amigos by Vivian Olsen and dramatic perspective. Cindy’s luminous watercolor paintings feature everything from the High Desert of Central Oregon to Italy, France and Greece. Jacqueline’s stunning watercolor and pastel paintings are filled with an expressive palette of light and texture. Patricia Clark, Cameron Kaseberg, Janice Rhodes and Richard Frederick. Clark is an established master printmaker and artist teacher whose artwork draws inspiration from the natural world. Cameron, whose one-of-a-kind artwork is based in nature, is becoming known as the artist who has taken the solvent transfer process of image making further than any artist working today. Janice, an artist who puts a contemporary spin on her paintings, is a pastel artist who also works with the ancient art of wax-based Encaustics. An award-winning photographer, Richard is currently producing fine art prints in black and white, color and platinum/palladium using traditional and alternative processes., Black Butte Ranch Lodge Jean Wells of Sisters and Judy Hoiness of Bend thru June. Wells will have textiles while Judy Hoiness will show paintings. The two artists will display their collaborative works, which include, textiles and paper with paints, water soluble media and stitching.

Kate Aspen Studios 161 E Cascade Ave., 541-549-6950. Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art. Lori Salisbury Gallery Working studio and gallery in the old Clearwater Gallery location at 391 W Cascade, Sisters. 541-508-8884 or 720373-0355. Art that tells a story by Lori Salisbury as well as bronze and works in progress. Pottery, burlwood tables and Juniper chairs and pedestals, upcycled furniture, hand blown glass, gourd vessels and masks, hand blown glass lighting, one of a kind jewelry and more. Come meet the artist and watch works in progress! Open now with a special event, Grand Opening June 21 from 4-8pm. Music, appetizers, beverages and raffles. Freedom to Fly by Lori Hours until June 18, 11-5pm Thursday -Monday. Salisbury Summer hours 7 days a week 11-7pm. Sisters Art Works Entry Gallery 204 W Adams, 541-420-9695, 541549-3096. Featuring My Own Two Hands thru June 10 and Hadley McCann’s beautiful new images and materials...check out the pieces printed on aluminum. Kathy Deggendorfer Ceramic Tile Quilts. June 15- July 30. Kathy will host her Open Studio sale July 7-14. Sisters Gallery & Frame 252 West Hood Ave., 541-549-9552, Ongoing exhibit: fine art landscape photos by Gary Albertson, Dennis Schmidling, Curtiss Abbott and Roger Dorband. Original guache, archival prints and note cards by Paul Alan Bennett. Original oil and pencil works by Dyrk Godby, 2013 Sisters Rodeo poster artist. Signed posters available. Watercolor and scratchboard by Ashley Dean. Acrylics by Pat Siegner. Offer custom printing and framing, including custom sized photos to fit your decor. Albertson is having a special exhibit at the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU in Portland. Jay Mather’s photos document Gary at work, photographing along the Metolius River. Gary’s are fine-art landscape photos.  Sisters Public Library 110 N Cedar. Thru June. Threads To New Worlds—A Collection of Fiber Arts.The sponsor is the Weaving Guilds of Oregon. This juried show contains 30 pieces; the work of 24 artists from around the state. The goal is to share information, resources, education and promote fiber art throughout the state. Upon closing in Sisters, the exhibit will be shown in six other Oregon cities. This collection demonstrates the various skills of the over 700 weaving artists in Oregon. Using ancient weaving skills, they make wool yarn into rugs, silk and new synthetic fibers into scarves and garments. In addition cotton and recycled fibers are used to make wall hangings and unique personal and specialty items.  Vista Bonita 222 West Hood Ave., Suite #B, 541-549-4527. www. Bright collection of whimsical, functional glass art, designer ceramics, fine art photography and unique landscape paintings.


Buffalo Horn Gallery 167 West SisAbstract Landscape Series by ter Park Dr., 541-549-9378. Featuring the Judy Hoiness & Jean Wells work of Ted Lettkeman, metal sculpter, Alix, mixed media portraiture of Native Americans and Gary Lynn-Roberts, western oil painter.

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Paper Station building, 541-593-2127 or 541593-8274, If you are looking for that special something for Dad on his special day in June, hurry to the Sunriver Artists’ Gallery. The gallery really provides a wide spectrum of solutions for the guy that may already have everything. Reception is Second Saturday, June 8 featuring Joe Kendall, Ken Medenbach, Midge Thomas and Patrick Windsor.

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

Sunriver Area Public Library 56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080. The Friends of the Sunriver Area Library present an exhibit featuring painting by Bonnie Junell and jewelry/metalwork by Judy Clinton. Thru June.

Clearwater Art Gallery 303 West Hood, 541-549-4994, Monday night music starts at 7pm. Wine Down on Wednesdays, Friday Night Flights.

Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery 1 Center Dr. Fine art exhibit featuring Janice Druian, oil landscapes and Vicki Shuck, oil figurative paintings in the upper gallery. Mike Smith’s watercolor and oil paintings appear in the lower gallery. Druian and Shuck will be present at a reception in their honor on Friday, May 24 from 5–7pm. Thru June 27. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes gallery exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 541-382-9398.

Desert Charm 161 S Elm Street, Sisters, 541-549-8479. Ongoing exhibits by Central Oregon artists. Featuring Nancy Bushaw, Deborah Dallinga, Tamari Gress and Margaret Meritt, pottery by Laurie Johansson and fiber arts by Jeannette Bobst, Tami Meritt and Cathy Paxton. Don Terra Artworks 222 W Hood Ave., 541-549-1299, Artwork by Teri Applegarth, Dayne and Don Patheal. The Jewel 221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388. Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.

Village Bar & Grill 57100 Mall Dr., 541-593-1100, Featuring the artwork of Charles Cockburn who enjoys venturing to remote and unique locations, and photographing scenic landscapes from a fresh perspective. He is skilled at capturing the raw beauty of nature, from the awe striking magnificence of a vast mountain to the breathtaking intricacies of the smallest flower.

call to artists

Casting Call Saturday June 1, 10am-2pm in Bend. Shared Future Coalition public service announcement TV commercials-three out of five PSAs to be cast on this day. Most roles are non-paid, some will receive a small stipend. All receive food at the casting call, access to the YouTube videos when posted, bragging rights and the opportunity to add this experience to your acting resume.Contact Pamela Joy TrowJohnson at, 541-322-0909 or 541-390-1154. Arts in the Hospital Accepting submission for the St. Charles Cancer Center and Infusion Room walls. They are  in need of soothing, peaceful art. Everett Kurtz is in charge of hanging and arranging their art as a volunteer and has asked if to expand the program to include them. Looking at hanging mid July and every three months thereafter. Linda F. Strunk, Coordinator Arts in the Hospital, St. Charles New Building Call for Artists St. Charles Cancer Center will be adding a new wing to the current Radiation Oncology building. Art selection will support the overall Mission Statement – In a spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value. St. Charles Cancer Center is committed to integrating art into the new expansion project as part of the healing environment and looking for local donated art that will be juried by an art committee. Contact: Allison McCormick, Sr. Director, Cancer Center of Care, 541-706-4860, Join Artists’ Gallery Sunriver If you are a seasoned or emerging artist, are a local or part time resident of Central Oregon, willing to work two days a month, can commit to a six month contract and be willing to serve on one of several committees... then WE WANT YOU! We have two openings each for 2D and 3D artists. If you are interested in learning more please contact Membership Chair Vern Bartley 541-771-9111 or BendFilm Future Filmmakers Ninth annual Oregon Student Video Contest open for entries for films of five minute or less produced over the past year. A valuable support resource (egs. workshops, technical assistance) for student filmmakers will be available through the submission deadline, August 11. Auditions for Spamalot The Tower Theatre Foundation brings the premiere of Monty Python’s Tony-winning musical Spamalot to Bend September 13-21. Auditions June 17-18, 7pm at 2nd Street Theater. Call for Artisans Bend Summer Festival July 13- 14, Bend Fall Festival October 5-6, handcrafted fine art from around the Northwest is featured at the longest running juried art festivals in Bend. Application deadline is 14 days prior to each event and are accepted based on availability. Application at or contact Central Oregon Saturday Market Seeking arts and craftspeople for 2013 season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). Contact Gretchen at or call evenings at 541-420-7819. Soloists / Chorus Auditions Opera Bend by appointment. Sunday and Monday, June 2-3, 6-8pm at Pinckney Center for the Arts, COCC Campus, watch for signs on doors Make an appointment operabend@bendbroadband. com. Accompanist provided. Bring: music for pianist in three ring binder or original book that is easy to read and stands readily on the piano, resume of classical/Broadway vocal music and acting or theatre experience, headshot, if you have one. Opera Bend promotes and supports classical singing, brings acclaimed artists to Central Oregon, offers master classes to young and adult performers. Jewelry Artists Wanted Lori Salisbury Gallery is looking for high quality jewelry artists to display their work at the gallery. Other types of artists will be considered on consignment or as part of our co-operative blend. Every weekend this summer will have seven booth spaces outside the gallery on the lawn on a busy high visibility corner in Sisters for quality artists to display their work. Lori at 720-373-0355.

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atricia Clark of Atelier 6000 was named one of 11 regional representatives for the I Am Oregon campaign, which called on Oregonians to nominate and recognize everyday heroes doing good in their communities. The campaign received more than 1,200 nominations from across the state. Clark received numerous nominations for her dedication to cultivating the arts community in Central Oregon. Moving to Bend in 2005, she founded Atelier 6000, a fully professional printmaking studio and collaborative space for artists at every level where students learn directly from master artist teachers. “I was an artist who didn’t believe in myself or my talents. I have always had learning disabilities, which led to no self-esteem, and I also suffer from PTSD,” said Beale Ridgway Jones. “Pat taught me to believe in myself and my abilities. She not only taught

me how to be a printmaker, but a confident grown woman who now sells my work in a gallery in Bend.” Another nominator, Amy Royce, acknowledged Clark’s leadership in the community. “Through networking with other community Patricia Clark leaders, Pat is continuing to engage in the future of Bend’s art scene and how it can expand to include more and more of the population,” said Royce. Atelier 6000 bridges the 21st century and electronic arts underscoring the concepts of printmaking and book arts. A guardian of traditional equipment, A6 provides access to the time honored technology of printmaking and book arts, a 15th century process using handmade type and creating hand pulled prints and hand crafted books.

Workshops are open to the public and perfect for those exploring new techniques, serious art students and the professional artist. Atelier 6000’s presentation gallery is dedicated to six contemporary theme-based exhibits per year. Presentations, demonstrations and hands-on interpretive experiences offered through the presentation gallery enrich the cultural appreciation of the community. Atelier 6000 believes that collaboration and networking of non-profits and community organizations, international print and book art societies create a strong synergy of creative energy. Clark was selected as the Central Oregon regional representative by a group of her peers at the Oregon Unlimited Roadshow, a series of network-

ing events that convened communityminded Oregonians in six cities across the state. Clark received a $100 gift card and rain jacket from Columbia Sportswear and a trip to the Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC this June. The conference is the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. Clark will attend the conference with the other regional representatives from every corner of the state, from a teen to an octogenarian, from those working to improve access to health care in rural communities to community arts. I Am Oregon was launched by Meyer Memorial Trust to kick off Oregon Unlimited, a new online tool and network as a virtual commons to share ideas and resources and connect to take action for the public good. Clark and the other representatives from across the state will share what they learn through Oregon Unlimited.

Fine Art Show Attracts Incredible Talent Art in the High Desert Draws Record Applications


ven before news of Art in the High Desert’s national ranking spread, Central Oregon’s premier juried fine arts and crafts show was drawing record numbers of applications from across North America. A juried show, Art in the High Desert asks applying artists to go above and beyond the usual and takes artist selection very seriously. It is also a show that is created, managed and run by artists and art patrons. When applications closed in midFebruary, show organizers could boast a ranking as the 14th best fine arts festival in sales in the nation as compiled by Greg Lawler’s Fine Art Fair SourceBook. They could also toot their horn about a record number of applications (480) from artists in 28 states and British Columbia. “When the applications began coming in, we knew right away that even though our standards are very high this pool of artists was going to make the jury process extremely difficult,” said show director Carla Fox. “The quality of work is simply astounding.” Raven #1 by Kim and Phil Chavez of Powell Butte

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From those 480 applications, the jury had the task of choosing just over 100 to invite, nearly half of which are new this year. Those artists coming to Bend in August Robot H. Goddard bring with them a wealth of stories by Amy Flynn of and accolades. Raleigh NC “Furniture maker Greg Klassen participated in the Smithsonian Craft Show, a great story in itself,” said board member Cameron Kaseberg. “But the story took a huge turn when Martha Stewart requested a live interview with Greg on the show floor. That’s just one example. “Other examples include artists featured on Oregon Art Beat, in local and national magazines and those who have wagon loads of Best of Show awards to name but a few.  It is an honor to have these artists coming to Bend and sharing their work.” Art in the High Desert showcases over 100 talented, professional artists each year and takes place the weekend before Labor Day weekend in Bend’s Old Mill District. The 2013 festival event dates are August 23-25.

Torrey & Bob Newhart Collaborate on New CD Marmara Father & Son Merge Jazz & Art by RENEE PATRICK, Cascade A&E Editor Photo by Cascade A&E Staff

“It’s the interplay of art and music,” Bob Newhart shared. “I paint to music, jazz in particular, and look at music as a painting with color. Music and jazz, and art and painting share a lot: textures, themes, rhythm and beat…I’m more into what does that sound like in color? What does that translate into on a canvas? Bob has been a life-long jazz enthusiast and Torrey grew up surrounded by music, his career ambitions began early as well: at four years old he picked up a violin and at six the piano. Torrey is now a masters student in the Jazz Studies program at the University of Oregon with a focus on composition and arranging. Bend audiences may remember 2010’s Cabaret production Bob & Torrey Newhart by Cat Call Productions where Torrey was the musical director. Radiohead is popular with Bob’s art began recently, picking up the paint brush seven years ago. His the Newharts, and Torrey has first show at Sisters Art Works included a painting he did of Radiohead’s reimagined the song, Optimistic, Exit Radio for a Film, which Torrey played at the opening…a successful collaboraa refreshing and upbeat version tion that planted the seed for the Marmara project. of the original, on Marmara. One of the most interesting aspects of the paintings inspired by music was the Another notable set of songs is “testing” of the art. Torrey explained showing his band members his father’s paintings, the four-part Sage Passage Suite. and asking them to match the art to the songs, “They got them all right!” he said. The Suite is steeped in philoPhilosophy factors heavily into Torrey’s compositions, believing that “music has the posophic questioning and is a nod tential and power to remove people from themselves and take a step back from everyday to Torrey’s middle name, Sage. issues in life, allowing one to reflect on and fully experience the diversity of humanity.” With Torrey on keyboard Paintings from the Sage Passage Suite and piano, fellow band members included another Bend musician, Adam Carlson on drums, Sean Peterson on bass, Tony Glausi on trumpet, Adam Harris on saxophone and Eddie Bond on guitar. Bob produced the album and has helped with the business side of releasing a CD, a daunting process. With the help of an Indigogo fundraising campaign, the Newports raised over $3,000 to finish the project. The critical I The Sage IV Where Do We Go From Here funds went towards the mixing, mastering, promotion, design, CD duplication, legal and assorted fees. Marmara CD Release parties are scheduled in three cities: June 5 at Jimmy Mak’s in Portland, June 8 at The Jazz Station in Eugene, June 13 at The Bodin’s in Eugene and June 21 in Bend at GoodLife Brewery. www.torreynewhart. com, torreynewhart.


armara not only plays the part of muse and serves as the title track on Torrey Newhart’s debut album, but the inland sea in Turkey can be an apt metaphor for his approach to jazz music. The Sea of Marmara is the connection between the Eastern Asian influence in Turkey and the Western or European other side of the country. Torrey, having visited Marmara in 2006, was not only inspired by the experience, but in turn has been inspired to explore connections in his music, combining philosophy and art for a greater purpose. The bringing together of influences creates harmony and, yes, dissonance too, but his goal is to highlight the commonalities between the genres. “I want to explore the connection between music, philosophy and art and the unique universality that all three share with the human experience,” he states. Torrey composes his music with these connections in mind, but the real-time harmony in this album comes with his father’s additions: paintings inspired by, and painted for each track on the CD.

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Druian & Shuck at Sunriver Resort Lodge


unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents a fine art exhibit in the upper gallery featuring Janice Druian, oil landscapes, and Vicki Shuck, oil figurative paintings. Vicki Shuck, an artist since childhood, presents figurative oil paintings with continuing emphasis on the beauty of the ordinary. Her interest in figurative imagery began during her BA study in art at OSU in the mid-70s. Her ’89 move to Bend led to teaching art at St. Francis School with her artwork focusing on the figure from sacred texts and as illustrations for inspirational publishers. In ’07, Shuck followed a deep yearning to depict the wonder and beauty of the every day. Working from photos, the artist began small, expressionistic oil paintings of café patrons and waitresses, rodeos and horses, dogs, mothers and children, and others. Noted for this enduring affection for the commonplace, the exhibition

Afternoon Light, Grand Central Station by Vicki Shuck

Cascade Sunset by Janice Druian

marks a broadening focus on larger scale works that continue to explore her life in Bend and during travel including New York City. The New York related works depict its environmental impact on lifestyle - the intense focus and hurried movement - in contrast to the relaxed pace of Central Oregon. The artist perseveres in the use of dramatic, back-lighted subjects with subtle color found in more obscure foregrounds. Her palette also emphasizes limited (three – four) prominent hues with other less evident color as accent, purposefully directing the focus to the chosen subjects. Thus Shuck’s secular imagery continues her devotional work, celebrating the spiritual nature of the ordinary. Her exquisite painting transforms the sometimes mundane to revered moments of the sacred. Janice Druian presents oil landscapes of the Central Oregon Cascades. Inspired by Edgar Payne’s dramatic paintings of the Sierra Nevadas, she captures the drama of Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Washington and other peaks as well as

the beauty of the shimmering aspens of the Cascades. Druian took a Masters in Art Education at U of O. Her art appeared at the 7th Annual (2013) Plein Air Invitational in Borrego Springs and the Yosemite Renaissance XV at the Museum at Yosemite National Park. St. Charles Hospital recently added two of her works to their permanent collection. Appearing in the lower gallery is Mike Smith, watercolor and oil paintings. Smith returns to the Betty Gray Gallery after an 18 month sabbatical with a show of his whimsical images of “people, places and animals I love.” His works appear in collections globally including Hollywood personality David DePatie, originator of the Pink Panther cartoons. Sunriver Resort invites the public to visit the exhibition open until June 28 at the Lodge, all hours. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 541382-9398.

Central Oregon Artists Well Represented in 2013 Art Faire


rt Patrons coming to the August Sunriver Art Faire will find many artisans from the Central Oregon area. Having survived the tough competition for an invite to the Faire are the following local artists: Ceramic artists Steven Provence, Michael Gwinup and Peter RousBag by Sara Wiener sel of Bend, drawing artist Barbara Kennedy of Crooked River Ranch, glass artist Nancy Beck- Painting by Kristin Moore er of Bend, jewelry artist Kaylaa Milaine of Bend, painters Marjorie Cossairt and Kristin Moore of La Pine and Bonnie Junell, part time Sunriver artist, photographers Karen Maier and Christine Crosby of Bend, textile artist Sara Wiener of Bend and woodwork artists Greg

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Cotton and Joe Glassford of Sunriver. The Art Faire extends a special welcome back to mixed media artist Cameron Kaseberg of Redmond. Cameron was selected as Best in Show at the 2012 Faire and was rewarded with a return invitation to this year’s event without having to go through the Jury process. He will be featured at an artist reception on June 22, 2– 6pm, put on by Discover Sunriver Vacation Rentals in the Village at Sunriver. His art will be on display at their office/gallery until July 17, and the public is welcome to stop by and view. In addition artists will be in attendance from various other parts of Oregon, as well as from Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona and North Carolina. Their art disciplines include ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and woodwork. There will be a wide variety of artwork to tempt the most discerning shopper. Faire dates are August 9-11 in the Village at Sunriver. There will be a wide variety of professional entertainment as well as a food court and an art activity center for kids and adults.

colorful signs can welcome all into your home or business. The artist has several beautiful and well constructed benches both inside the gallery and flanking the outside entrance to the gallery. Around the side of the gallery is an amazing 15 foot long bench that is regularly used by Sunriver visitors while enjoying donuts and coffee. View of Mount Bachelor by Midge Thomas. One of these benches would be great at your home for playing f you are looking for that special something for Dad on his special day in games or watching the sun set. June, hurry to the Sunriver Artists’ Gallery. The gallery really provides a Midge Thomas’s watercolors of local Orwide spectrum of solutions for the guy that may already have everything. egon mountains are beautiful, but this year Dads appreciate art as much as anyone. Reception is Second Saturday, June 8 Midge’s art took a new exciting direction. featuring Joe Kendall, Ken Medenbach, Midge Thomas and Patrick Windsor. Metal sculpture is her latest passion, and it For Dads who really enjoy the outdoors, you can capture a bit of that magic will be your passion as well after you stop by of nature in the beautiful pastel renderings of Joe Kendall. These works of art the gallery to take a look at it. are all about illusion, especially the effects of light and reflections on water and Midge’s pieces are mostly wall art, some the luminous colors that are created in nature. Pastel is one of the best ways to depicting many of the fun and memorable depict Oregon scenes with vibrant water, skies and foliage. activities that vacationers flock to Central In Joe’s piece, Suttle Lake, the viewer finds a small scene that Joe discovered while Oregon to enjoy. If you are a snow skier, you on a hike around the lake. The light at that time of day created beautiful reflections will appreciate pieces that capture the moof the surrounding trees and vegetation on the surface on the water. Suttle Lake is ment that a skier has crouched into position a particularly good example of the illusions that can be created with the luminous to take a tight turn. If you golf or play tencolors and blending techniques of the medium. nis, you will appreciate how Midge has capWhispers From the Grass tured the excitement of the moment. There beautifully documents a is truly something for everyone, horse lovers, moment in time when that dog lovers, bird lovers, Midge has nailed it. Red Boat, Fly Fishing Hosmer Lake by Patrick Windsor artist was enjoying Shevlin The three dimensional pieces are made Pond. While “nosing” around even more interesting with Midge’s use of heat and chemical techniques. the pond, Joe found this Midge does a large volume of commission pieces. That means you can secure little stream or slough that something really special for Dad this year. emptied into the pond. The Patrick Windsor is an incredibly talented photographer that has been with viewer is immediately aware the gallery for a few years. He has pieces with a wide category of subjects, of the sense of the outdoors as revealed in his web page At the Sunriver Artists’ and nature that the artist’s il- Gallery, he displays mostly pieces that are more focused on local Oregon fishing Whispers from the Grass by Joe Kendall lusion creates. activities. Because Patrick is an avid fly fisherman, he is regularly faced with the And for the beach lovers, Low Tide is a small painting from a beach scene Joe dilemma of whether to pick up his fly fishing rod or his camera. He says that found on a visit to Newport and down the Oregon coast. The the “golden hour” for fly fishing is also the same for the light contrast of water on the sand and the dark rocks out in the surf for photography. is especially beautiful. You can almost hear the surf and smell In his piece, Deschutes River Motion, Patrick has really capthe salt air. tured the kinetic energy of the river. It is, at the same time, alKen Medenbach’s wooden carvings and furniture have long ways in motion, but also a single moment in time. If this piece been a favorite at the gallery. His whimsical bears delight evwas hanging in your Dad’s office, he would be able to find the eryone who passes by. The bears come in many sizes and can be serenity of the river any time that he desires. displayed indoors or out. If your Dad likes to fish, then surely he A photo of Mt. Bachelor as seen from Hosmer Lake is breath needs a fishing bear to make him chuckle when he can’t be out taking. Two lucky fishermen are enjoying a sunny day with a enjoying his hobby. favorite way to pass the time. Another photo of fly fishing in Ken also produces beautifully made furniture. Chests, tables, front of Tumalo Falls is equally beautiful and inspiring, but the beds and much more. Many local homes have a custom mantel photo of fly fishing in Sparks Meadow is the one that really made from his favorite materials of juniper and lodge pole and captures the essence of both the sport and Central Oregon. ponderosa pine. Ken is happy to work with you to create a spePatrick offer pieces in framed fine art prints, canvas giclee cial piece that is a one of kind family heirloom. His unique and and frameable greeting cards. Fishing Bear by Ken Medenbach | June 2013 27


Where Paint & Textile Merge

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wo Central Oregon artists have worked collaboratively with the theme of abstract landscape to create pieces featuring paper, fabric, lino printing and embossing in a collage like setting. Their work tells stories about what inspires them. They have recreated what they see and feel having lived in Central Oregon most of their adult lives. You will see individual work from each artist as well. The landscape theme throughout shows imagery held together with paint and thread connecting the creative pulse with an appreciation for nature’s bounty. Jean Wells of Sisters and Judy Hoiness of Bend will show their work at Black Butte Ranch Lodge during June. Wells will have textiles while Hoiness will show paintings. The two artists will display their collaborative works which includes textiles, paper Abstract Landscape Series by Judy with paints, water soluble Hoiness & Jean Wells media and stitching.


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Welcome to The Sisters Country Lori Salisbury’s New Gallery in Sisters

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f variety is the spice of life, then artist Lori Salisbury’s alluring new gallery in Sisters is one flavorful dose of inspiring eye candy. Occupying the downtown corner formerly home to Dan and Julia Rickards’ Clearwater Gallery, Salisbury has recently opened her doors to welcomed art lovers into a cornucopia of visual delights. From her own Native-American themed landscapes and soothing pastoral settings, to the luscious glass sand dollars and sea creatures of Jeff and Heather Thompson, the Lori Salisbury Gallery is filled with a colorful array of local and regional art with a flair for discovering original creations in wood, glass and canvas. Salisbury was originally born in Southern Idaho and moved to Colorado in 1985 where she owned a run of galleries in Estes Park, Boulder, Pagosa Springs and Loveland. She’s a self-taught artist, dexterous with a brush and palette for nearly 35 years, beginning her career depicting Native American compositions and moving on to wildlife studies. “I was inspired by where I grew up and started from a young age,” she recalled. “I lived next to the Shoshone Indian Reservation and my grandmother, who had a cabin in the mountains, got me into painting so I was always right there in the forest. Sculpting is new for me these last 10 years, mostly in bronze and bonded bronze.” Salisbury’s new gallery is a kind of soothing cocktail of art, with some consignment artists and others strictly on a co-op basis. “I like to have diversity here so I brought in some whimsical glass sculptures, Raku pottery by Tina Brockway, the spiritual gourd art of Susan Harkness-Williams, contemporary paintings from Dorota Nowak, burlwood furniture and cool vintage pieces reborn through creative hands.” The glassblowing team of Jeff and Heather Thompson produce some amazing, whimsical pieces, with glass totem poles, sea turtles, crabs, decorative vases and fat frogs dozing on oversized lily pads gleaming from the front shelf and perimeter walls. “I think he’s one of the best glass artists I’ve ever seen, it’s natural and very colorful and eyecatching. I’m so glad to have him here.” Also exhibiting in the gallery is Roxanne McKay, a good friend of Salisbury who helped paint the Nazca Lines mural inside Hola! restaurant in Bend. McKay specializes in taking old furniture and turning it into something fun and creative, yesterday’s yard sale trash becoming heirloom treasures. Salisbury is also bringing in bronze artist Heather Soderberg out of Cascade Locks on the Oregon Coast. “She sculpts nature and people and has been doing art since she was two years old,” said Salisbury. “Heather does some amazing work and we’re proud to be including her in our roster of artists.

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“My own art has always had a message behind it, a love and respect for the Earth and preserving nature for future generations. One of my favorite quotes by Chief Joseph is that we do not inherit the Earth, we borrow it from our children.” Salisbury admits being essentially nomadic her whole life. “Many of my paintings come from my grand adventures and roaming,” she said. “Ten years ago I bought a pop-up camper that sits on the back of my truck and traveled around the West, painting and exploring. I kept hearing about Bend and researched it a little, then packed up the truck and came here a year and a half ago.” In a fortuitous move, Salisbury had been looking at Sisters as a gallery destination since she first relocated to Central Oregon. “I like the vibe here and believe it goes well with my work. It feels like home. I came into Clearwater Gallery last summer right before they moved out. I knew it had been an established gallery and had high visibility. When I came back this winter I saw it was empty and I moved on it fast. “I wanted this gallery to be a place for my art as well as a collection of artists I love and admire that would compliment my style and offer clients a rich array of artistic choices,” she said. Her work can be best described as visionary, not only in style and composition, but in its potent emotional effect, drawing peace and inspiration from nature and the unseen world. “This is going to be a working studio gallery too, with events and workshops all summer long with guest artists painting and sculpting. There’s a barn in the back and I hope to rent that out and turn it into a classroom and an extension of the gallery.” This is Salisbury’s first gallery with such an eclectic mix of artwork generating a palpable synergy to locals and tourists. “I’m really excited to be here in Sisters and look forward to becoming a vibrant part of the local art scene and giving back to this great community.” A grand opening celebration is planned for the Lori Salisbury Gallery on Friday, June 21 from 4-8 p.m. They’re located at 391 West Cascade Ave. in downtown Sisters. For more info visit her at or call 541-508-8884.

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Our second event in the Series is on June 21 & 22, 2013 and will feature Executive Chef Brandon Carter of the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, in South Carolina. Situated between Charleston and Savannah, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff defines low country cooking at its absolute best. Bon Appetit magazine recently named The Inn as one of Top 10 Hotels for Food Lovers. Friday’s dinner begins at 6:30pm featuring Chef Carter’s fine southern dining. The Cooking Demo and Reception at 12:00pm on Saturday will demonstrate the preparation of some of the South’s classics.

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he High Desert Art League and Smith Rock State Park have come together to create an event celebrating the creativity of the human spirit and the spectacular beauty of Central Oregon’s Smith Rock. On June 22 the public and plein air artists of all kinds will experience the amazing scenery, geography and wildlife of Smith Rock State Park. The Smith Rock Paint Out was created to bring the Smith Rock experience to new audiences. Known for its world-famous rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is also host to many miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, the meandering Crooked River and views of the volcanic peaks of Oregon’s Cascade Range, a perfect setting for artists, photographers and nature lovers of all kinds. Organizers have a great deal planned. They have partnered with Arts Central and the Art Station to create an area of free family art activities. Several well known Central Oregon artists will be on hand for artist demonstrations including Helen Brown and Vivian Olsen. Also on the schedule is a Park Ranger presentation about the history, geology and wildlife of Smith Rock State Park. The plein air competition is open to all artists working in 2-D media that can be created from start to finish in the park, in the allotted time. A juried exhibition of work created during the event will be held at the Redmond Air-

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Caldera Student Showcase at Edwin Brown Education Center


aldera will present its 2013 Student Showcase at Edwin Brown Education Center in Redmond. The Showcase features artwork created during Central Oregon Caldera classes, workshops and intensive weekends with our middle and high school students. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the community including the families of our youth to experience the talent and creativity of our students and the diversity of our programming,” said Caldera’s Executive Director Tricia Snell. All of the artwork in the Student Showcase was produced during the rich activities provided year round and free of charge throughout the school year. Middle school students involved through one of five partner schools take part in Caldera classes once a week. Every year Caldera brings a professional artist to its partner schools to work for a week with all the students of the school. High school students take part in Saturday workshops with Caldera’s Artists in Residence and in unique arts acPhoto courtesy of Pronghorn Chef Brandon Carter

tivities. Both middle and high school students are transported to Camp Caldera twice a year to immerse in a variety of arts workshops for a weekend. Artwork at the Showcase includes illustrative self-portraits using the techniques of American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, Shephard Fairey; a time-lapsed video of the Elton Gregory Middle School mural project with Sam Slater; plein air drawings; live stop-animation films; 180 Panoramic Photos; and prints made using a steamroller as a press. Established in 1996 by Dan Wieden, co-founder of the Portland, Oregon-based international ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, Caldera is a nonprofit arts organization that supports children with limited opportunities through long-term mentoring and arts learning, as well as provides fully subsidized residencies to professional artists. Caldera’s mission is to be a catalyst for transformation through innovative arts and environmental programs.

Auberge Resorts Chefs to Visit Pronghorn


he Auberge Resorts Guest Chef Series continues throughout the summer at Pronghorn. The Series consists of an exciting two-day culinary event featuring the talents and regional specialties of guest chefs from the Auberge Resorts portfolio. Each chef has a regional style or specialty that makes his property’s cuisine unique and he will bring that taste of his individual resort

to Pronghorn. For example, Chef Brandon Carter of the Inn at Palmetto Bluff will bring a Taste of the South to Pronghorn and provide those in attendance with a chance to be transported to a new place through food and drink. Participating resorts include the Hotel Jerome, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Esparanza, Solage Calistoga, Auberge du Soleil and Pronghorn. Contact Pronghorn regarding two night/two day packages including accommodations, Guest Chef Series events, golf, spa and many extras. Individual tickets to Guest Chef Series events are also available. RSVP to 541-693-5300, | June 2013


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y dad discovered the Bend Brewing Company (or the BBC as it’s called) shortly after moving to Bend. Instead of holing up at home alone, he would head there more often than not for dinner. I know exactly why. The food is solidly dependable and the casual friendliness makes you feel like you’ve dropped into a friend’s house rather than a restaurant—and a house on the river no less. Before heading to the BBC to do my review, one of my chums raved about bartender Eric, who’s been there 15 years and is actually now making cocktails with freshsqueezed juice as well as pouring beer and wine. Another friend recommended the burger. A third person announced that the fish and chips are the best they’ve ever had. Then I learned about the BBC’s Local Tuesdays, where the beer is just $2.75 a pint, as well as their Happy Hour with half-price appetizers. How did I not know about all

this? I wondered. By the time I arrived at the brew pub, my nephew already had a plate of nachos waiting. Crunchy chips were layered with black beans that have a hint of sweetness due to being soaked in the BBC’s dark, malty Pinnacle Porter, as well as melted cheddar cheese and salsa, and then topped with guacamole and sour cream. In short, they were everything that good nachos should be. We also enjoyed the calamari, billed on the menu as “locally famous for good reason.” They were light, hot and crispy. The accompanying dipping sauce was a surprise, a blend of Chinese hot mustard, honey, lemon, sugar, spices and a splash of red wine vinegar. I knew it was overkill on the deep-fried front, but I BBC’s Pinnacle Porter had to order the Brewery Fish and Chips. I’m glad I did because they were just as good as I’d been told. The tempura and Golden Ale batter (the same one used for the calamari) works so much better than a traditional batter in large measure because the fish winds up absorbing a lot less oil. The Atlantic Cod was mild and super fresh. “This doesn’t taste like fish,” said my nephew when he tasted my entrée. “More like very creamy potatoes.” He had ordered the Thai Curry Sauté, a medley of fresh vegetables in a Thai coconut curry sauce served over a bed of rice and topped with Tri-tip. The beef was tender and juicy despite being cut into small pieces that would have been very easy to overcook. The shredded vegetables, which included yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, snow peas and red cabbage, melded the bright flavors of yellow curry with coconut milk’s heavy sweetness. I loved the fact that the vegetables weren’t even slightly mushy, but for some reason they didn’t seem to work with the beef. Opting for the chicken or veggie options might have worked better

Dining for me. Still, I enjoyed stealing separate bites of both the beef and the curry vegetables. After all I’d heard, I didn’t expect the high point of the evening to be dessert, but then I’d never had the Pinnacle Pub Brownie before. OMG! Imagine a soft, rich, warm chocolate brownie that virtually melts in your mouth. Add vanilla ice-cream, top with house-made chocolate malt balls, and drizzle with the BBC’s signature Pinnacle Porter ganache, a sauce that blends dark chocolate, cream and yes, the brewery’s robust Pinnacle Porter. “This is ridiculously good,” I thought to myself. We didn’t have room for a second dessert, which I still regret. I just have to try the marionberry crisp since the marionberry compote is infused with the BBC’s Ching Ching sour beer. I love the expression: Life is short. Eat dessert first. And that just might be my approach the next time I hit the BBC.

Photos courtesy of Bend Brewing Company

Bend Brewing Company 1019 NW Brooks St., Bend Phone: 541-383-1599 Owner: Wendi Day Hours: 11:30am to close daily


Nachos | June 2013


Daft Punk Random Access Memories

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or the past 40 years the music legend has invited fans to celebrate with him over the July 4th holiday.  Once again, the annual event will be held at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas on July 4th, but this year they are celebrating Willie’s 80th birthday.  Returning to help Willie celebrate will be such stars as Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, David Allan Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Ray Price. In addition, Academy Award and Grammy winner Ryan Bingham and rising star Justin Moore are scheduled to perform. Beginning in 1973 in Dripping Springs, Texas, Willie’s 4th of July Picnic has become a Texas tradition unlike any other. At its start, the hippie movement was well under way when a 40-year-old Willie Nelson decided to hold a music festival in a field in Dripping Springs. Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Tom T. Hall headlined the festival that brought over 40,000 people to the inaugural run of what would become a Texas tradition. In 1975, just a few days before Willie’s third annual picnic, the Texas Senate honored Willie by declaring July 4, 1975, as Willie Nelson Day in Texas. It was a big deal in 2004 when Nelson announced that he was bringing his picnic to one of his boyhood homes – Fort Worth. With a six-decade career and a catalog of more than 200 albums to his credit, the iconic Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson has earned a permanent position in pop music’s pantheon with songs that combine the sophistication of Tin Pan

Alley with the rough-and-tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. He brought pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s with unforgettable songs like Crazy (Patsy Cline), Hello Walls (Faron Young), Funny How Time Slips Away (Billy Walker), Night Life (Ray Price) and others and, by the mid-1970s, had become a superstar in his own right as a prime mover of a revolutionary and thriving outlaw country music scene. The Red Headed Stranger, Willie’s first album for Columbia Records in 1975, catapulted the artist to the front ranks of popularity across America and around the world. A seven-time Grammy Award winner, Willie is a co-founder of Farm Aid, an annual series of fundraising events which began as an all-star benefit concert in 1985 to raise money for American family farmers. He continues to lobby against horse slaughter and produces his own blend of biodiesel fuel. An old-school road-dog troubadour with new school wheels, Willie plays concerts year-round, tirelessly touring on Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans to places that are always worth the ride. Following on the successful 2012 CD release Heroes, Willie Nelson and Family are back with a diverse, heartwarming CD release titled Let’s Face the Music and Dance. Willie has put together some old favorites (Twilight Time, South of the Border) with a balanced combination of jazzy, bluesy, popish/rocky, country and Latin influenced tracks. Perhaps at 80 he’s reminding us once again to not try to box him in some category of music or style. After all he’s just Willie! by Pamela Hulse Andrews

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fter the most extensive marketing campaign I have seen in years, and the considerable pre-release fervor, I decided to pick up Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories. For those unfamiliar with Daft Punk, they’re a French electronic music duo who have been creating electronic dance music for the better part of the last 20 years. Their unique sound has been a huge influence on the genre and pop music in general, but I fear that their latest album has been a step backwards. Fans of their earlier work looking for Homework Part 2 or a sequel album to Discovery will be sorely disappointed, as Random Access Memories moves in a completely different direction. Gone are the inventive high-energy riffs of albums past, in favor of a mashup between ‘70s funk grooves and minimalist electronic beats. Although I did generally enjoy the album, when it was over I couldn’t recall a single standout track. Around the fifth song it all begins to sound sort of like elevator music, where it becomes nothing more than background noise, even when listening was the sole activity I was doing at the time. This album stands in stark contrast to the other big names in electronic dance music right now, and I think it does so to its own detriment. The music is well composed and the production is immaculate, like all Daft Punk releases, but I can’t help but think the music is lacking the excitement and energy of the Daft Punk I’ve been listening to all these years. Overall I’d rate Random Access Memories at a 6/10, it is worth a listen but isn’t anything amazing or revolutionary. by Andrew Danfelt

Willie Nelson at 80

Blind Pilot to Headline at Hullabaloo Festival


he NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, a Bend street festival set for June 28, is kicking off summer in style with headline musical act, Blind Pilot. This American indie folk band is based in Portland and made its network television debut on The Ellen Show earlier this year as one of her favorite bands. Their debut album from 2008, 3 Rounds and a Sound, reached 13 on the Billboard Top Digital Albums chart. Blind Pilot, which is known for such tunes as Go On, Say It and Story I Heard, released their second album We Are The Tide in 2011. The band gained attention in 2008 when they went on a self-produced bicycle tour of the West Coast to promote their first album, and later when they opened for the Decemberists and made some large festival appearances, such as last year’s Lollapalooza in Chicago. Their act will begin at around 8:30pm on June 28 at the NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, preceded by several other local and regional musical acts. Blind Pilot

See Cinderella June 21-22 in Redmond

Traveling Choir Concert


n Saturday, June 1 at 7:30pm at First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond Street, Bend, the traveling choir from Ohio Northern University will perform a concert to help raise funds for the rebuilding of Trinity Episcopal Church after the arson fires in March. The choir is on a national tour, having planned a stop at Trinity in Bend long before fire destroyed both sanctuaries there. The University Singers, a select 48-voice concert choir, has performed overseas 10 times and has appeared in England, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Wales, Estonia and New Zealand. Domestically, the group has appeared on both coasts and throughout the eastern seaboard as far south as Louisiana and Florida and as far north as Canada. The concert will open with a sacred segment beginning with Michael McGlynn’s processional Media Vita. The choir will then present various styles of sacred literature, including Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, a setting of Psalm 23 with French horn, Star in the East arranged by Brad Holmes, Dawson’s Balm in Gilead and several spirituals.

B eatles S ingalong


POV 88.9 High Desert Community Radio is celebrating its eigth birthday party with a Beatles Singalong, open to all ages Friday, June 14, 7-10pm at The Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave., Bend. Six local bands will perform Beatles tunes with audience participation. Bands are: All You All, The Rock Hounds, David Bowers, The Rum and the Sea, Los Ratones and the Gospel Choir of Cascades. Food and refreshments will be available including beer and wine. A silent auction and raffle features children’s mountain bikes and adult cross bike from Bicycle ReSource. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume. Advance tickets are $10/member and $12/general with $15 at the door and $5 kids., 541-322-0863.


Music | Dance | Festivals


he ballet Cinderella will be performed at Ridgeview High School Theatre on June 21-22 at 7pm. Dancers are students of ballet at Redmond School of Dance. The ballet consists of three acts, set to the haunting musical score written by Sergei Prokofiev. Reserved seating.  Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children under 10, and may be purchased at Redmond School of Dance or at the door.  541-548-6957, redmonddance@gmail. com,

High Desert Chamber Music Features the Central 4 Piano Quartet

igh Desert Chamber Music continues their fifth season featuring the Central 4 Piano Quartet – this Los Angeles based group was formed and inspired by the bustling Central Market of Guatemala City while on tour, and they are making their debut in the HDCM Series this season.  The members of the group have collectively received bach- Central 4 Piano Quartet elors, masters and doctorate degrees from prestigious schools such as the Juilliard School of Music, USC Thorton School of Music, Peabody Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. They have been featured at numerous venues in Southern California, and have commissioned and premiered a number of works by composers. This concert is brought to you by Umpqua Bank on Saturday, June 8, 7:30pm at the Oxford Hotel. The program includes Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, his best known chamber work, and Joaquin Turina’s Piano Quartet in A Major, infused with Spanish folk music and Gypsy and Andalusian references. The Spotlight Chamber Players from HDCM’s Educational Outreach program will perform  works by composers ranging from Bach to Liadow prior to the concert. The following students were selected for this year’s program – Courtney Eddleston, Mateo Garza, Lia Keeener, Hannah Ortman (violins), Ben Kroeker (viola) and Jonah Rosberg (cello). Isabelle Senger, 541-306-3988,

Photo courtesy of HDCM

Photo courtesy of Redmond School of Dance

Ballet Cinderella

Acappella at Senior Center


uesday evening, June 4 at the Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Rd., from 6-9pm, Bella Acappella is having a “harmonious” open house and guest night for women to learn about a cappella singing.  It’s like Glee for grownups. Weekly rehearsals are like mini voice lessons.

Even though it’s at the Senior Center, acappella music is for women singers of all ages. The youngest singer last year was just 11 years old.

Many of the women who come to rehearsals have commented that they “haven’t sung since high school” or “I only sing in the car or shower.”  If you can carry a tune, the talented director and music team will help everyone reach their true potential.  If you plan to attend: | June 2013

Take a Sonic Vacation at the Tower

The Bottlecap Boys

Best of Northwest Americana Music – June 14 There Is No Mountain

Laurel Brauns


ive your ears a break from predictable, fabricated and unimaginative music. Experience a full night of front-porch bluegrass and Americana pop with the Central Oregon debut of There Is No Mountain, plus special guests The Bottlecap Boys and Laurel Brauns. This all ages, triple bill, Sonic Vacation hits the Tower Theatre stage Friday, June 14 at 7:30pm. There Is No Mountain features the core of the nationally acclaimed Ascetic Junkies: Kali Giaritta and Matt Harmon. Giaritta plays a variety of drums and percussive instruments, while Harmon animates his acoustic guitar with a myriad of sound effects. A Boise blog described the duo’s sound as “sweet and smart…Harmon’s Michael Buble-esque croon complements Giaritta’s strong,

Dance The Summer Away at the

Terpsichorean Dance Studio *Creative Movement *Ballet *Tap *Modern *Jazz *Hip Hop Ages toddler-adult

Weekly “Dance Camps” & 4 Week Summer “Dance Samplers” July 8- August 1, 2013 To preregister call 541-389-5351

Terpsichore’s Closet Dancewear Boutique SUMMER HOURS: Tuesday & Wednesday 3-6pm

1601 NW Newport Ave. Bend, OR 97701

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sultry voice like Tracy and Hepburn.” Willamette Week praised their refreshing take on traditional Americana as “more than a little modern pop sensibility…a touch of Graceland.” Since performing at the Tower last spring, The Bottlecap Boys have made a mark on the Portland music scene. Their infectious, boot-stompin’ folk music, in the vein of The Avett Brothers and John Prine, captures the freedom of middle America with the pace of a big city. “We challenge your face to push the borders of its smile,” says co-founder and mandolin player Ross Becker. Bend folk-pop singer/songwriter Laurel Brauns opens the night performing original songs that blend her Central Oregon experiences with the artistic sensibilities of her current home, Portland. 541-317-0700 or

Music Notes

Crescendo Bendo


The Importance of Performance

une first is a very important day for Cascade School of Music. It is the day of Crescedo Bendo, our annual all-school recital. On June 1, most of our nearly 500 students will perform on stage at the beautiful Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. It is an event that is anticipated all year long by our students, faculty and families. In the weeks approaching this year’s performance, the halls of our school have been abuzz with lots of excitement and a good bit of nervous energy. Anyone who has performed in front of an audience knows that performance is not easy. The smallest of our students are often the least anxious - the inhibition of childhood often includes the gift of fearlessness. Many of our older students experience varying degrees of apprehension around performing. For all of our students, Crescendo Bendo is not only a great opportunity to showcase the hard work and dedication of a year of practice, it is also a wonderful way to develop important skills learned through performance itself, skills that translate beyond the Tower Theatre stage. Performance teaches confidence and poise. It contains lessons in making mistakes, particularly strategies for recovery and the importance of an unwavering smile! Performance helps us face fears of failure and it offers the unmistakable feeling of elation when the show is done, especially if it is done well. Most of all, it teaches the value of dedication and hard work, how to prepare something so well that you can let go of your fear and have fun. Just like learning a difficult piece of music, performance takes practice. At Cascade School of Music we believe that music is about more than mastering an instrument. It is about developing confidence and composure; it is about learning how to engage others through music, and having a great time in the process. by Jeannemarie Halleck, development director of the Cascade School of Music. The Music Beat is a monthly column that appears in Cascade A&E covering a wide array of musical topics for musicians and music lovers young and old.

June 23 Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Rock & Roll / Rockabilly June 30 Marley’s Ghost, Folk / Country / R&B July 14 Larry & His Flask, Rampaging Americana July 21 Sassparilla, Punk Blues July 28 Tony Smiley, Loop Ninja August 4 Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Cajun/Zydeco/Creole Live music will be rounded out by many other family-oriented activities, such as bouncy houses and delicious food vendors. Tumalo Creek Kayak will have stand-up paddle boards and boats for rent during concerts, and St. Charles Bend will have expert caregivers from various departments ready to answer questions and hand out important information. Photo courtesy of Les Schwab Amphitheater


es Schwab Amphitheater in Bend’s Old Mill District is picking up the beat this summer with a danceable lineup of bands for its St. Charles free Summer Sunday Concerts. The concerts, which start on June 2, have become a weekend family gathering favorite for locals and visitors all around Central Oregon. For the fourth consecutive year, St. Charles Bend is the title sponsor for the event as part of its mission to create America’s healthiest com- Sunday afternoon concerts, start on June 2 munity, together.  Gates open each Sunday at 1pm and the shows run from 2:30-4:30pm. June 2 Redwood Son, West Coast Roots Rock June 9 Tremoloco, Mexican-American Roots

Rockin’ the Hits in High Heels

Terpsichorean Annual Dance Recital


Music | Dance | Festivals

St. Charles Bend Kicks Off Free Summer Sundays Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Terpsichorean

he Terpsichorean Dance Studio presents its 38th annual recital, The Amazing Toy Shop. The performance will take place at the Summit High Auditorium on Friday, June 21 at 7pm and on Saturday, June 22 at 7pm. The show represents a year’s study for our dancers aged one and a half years through adult. Join the studio for an art museum tour that comes to life as interpreted in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre pieces. You will see works of art from history’s most creative artists as well as colorful patrons, students, lovers and even thieves of the arts. These amazing works of art come alive in colorful The Muses and creative costumes. Each performance will offer a slightly different cast of dancers and characters. Admissions and the sale of T-shirts, flowers, videos and refreshments will fund the Terpsichorean Dance Studio’s Scholarship Fund. This fund benefits many dancers, enabling them to take class, where it might otherwise be impossible. Reserved seat tickets are $9 advance, $10 at the door and will be available at the Terpsichorean Dance Studio, 1601 NW Newport Ave., Bend, Monday through Thursday from 3-6pm. Registration is now open for the studio’s Weekly Summer Dance Camps and four week Summer Dance Samplers. This summer session will run July 8-August 1 for dancers of all ages. Dance Around the World Summer Camps will explore world-style dances including Mexican Hat Dance, The Conga, The CanCan, Afro Jazz, Middle Eastern Dance, Bollywood, Asian-style Fan Dance and Hawaiian Hula. Each camp will include story theater, kids yoga and arts and crafts. The camps include play acting traditional folktales from around the world and creating your own arts and crafts dance props. Dance samplers will also be expanded this summer so that dancers can try something new. Creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and musical theatre will again be offered as well as a new addition, the mesmerizing Hoop Dance., 541-389-5351.


ive singer-dancer-actresses and a live band celebrate the rock ‘n’ roll of Broadway, the best of pop radio and 1960’s girl groups. June 29 and 30 are perfect “girls nights out” as the Tower Theatre Foundation presents The Broadway Dolls. It’s a weekend of show stoppers, rock anthems and power ballads from Mamma Mia, Grease, Chorus Line, Chicago—just to name a few. Broadway Dolls is the first installment of the Tower’s 2013 Marquee Series, sponsored by U.S. Bank and BendBroadband. The Broadway Dolls was created in 2007 by Broadway veteran Hollie Howard while she was in the original company of Hairspray. The quintet debuted at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival, and has since played Broadway Dolls throughout North America and China. Their imaginative and sexy revue showcases nearly 50 classic Broadway show tunes, many of which the Dolls themselves performed in New York productions, including Mamma Mia, Grease, Spiderman, Chicago, Rock of Ages, Chorus Line and Rent. Plus, the Dolls mash up American standards like Singin’ in the Rain with current hits by Lady Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen. They also pay homage to 1960’s girl group favorites Heatwave, One Fine Day and Leader of the Pack. 541-317-0700 or | June 2013


Central Oregon Cool Cars & Coffee (Every Sat) 8am

Notables Swing Band at Bend Senior Center 2pm

Saturday Indoor Market at Masons Hall (Every Sat) 9am 1036 NE 8th St., Masons Hall Central Oregon Saturday Market in Downtown Bend (Every Sat) 10am http://centraloregonsaturdaymarket.

Redwood Son at the Les Schwab Amphitheater 2:30pm


Dirty Books at Sisters Library 2pm Cascade Winds Symphonic Band at the Summit High School Auditorium 2pm Wonder Worman at the La Pine Library 2pm

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Night of Elegance at Summit High School 7pm

Early Days of Bend at the Des Chutes Historical Museum (Every Tues) 11am

Company at 2nd Street Theater (Thru 6/22) 8pm


Jazz Nights at Bend d’Vine 6:30pm Escape Fire at The Tower Theater 7pm

Cascadia Pub at Tin Pan Theater (Every Tues) 7pm


1813 Rock Talk at the Des Chutes Historical Museum (Every Wed) 11am Sisters Rodeo at the Rodeo Grounds (Thru 6/9)


Local Short Film Festival Contest & Showing at LaPine Public Library 3:30pm Thirsty Thursdays at Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards (Every Thurs) 5pm

Short Film Festival Showing at Bend Library 2pm Second Saturday Art Reception at Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 4pm

Uke Jam at Kelly D’s Sports Bar (Every Tues) 6:30pm

The Zoo Story at Volcanic Theatre Pub (Thru 6/15) 7:30pm


How Did We Get Here? at COCC Bend Campus 6:30pm

Bella Acappella Open House and Guest Night at the Bend Senior Center 6pm

Crescedo Bendo at the Tower Theater 6pm

Neutralboy at Big T’s 8pm

ArtTalk with Pat Clark at Atelier 6000 6pm

Cascade Academy Student Reading at the Volcanic Theatre Pub 7pm

Tuxes & Tails at Bend Golf & Country Club 6pm

Traveling Choir Concert at First United Methodist Church 7:30pm

Open Mic Night at The Nature of Words 5:30pm

Cascade Center of Photography Photo Walks of Bend (Every Mon & Fri) 10am Monday Night Music at Open Door Wine Bar (Every Mon) 7pm

Architectural Styles of a Neighborhood at the Des Chutes Historical Museum (Every Sat) 11am

Language of Place with Caldera (thru 6/2) 4pm

Party On The Patio at Country Catering (Every Fri) 4:30pm www.

Wild Rye at Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café 7pm


Bend First Friday Artwalk Downtown & in Old Mill District 5pm The Other Oregon Trails at Des Chutes Historical Museum (Every Fri) 11am

Sunday Jazz with Lisa Dae at Northiside Bar 5pm

Fill SMART’s Empty Bookshelves at Bend La Pine School Admin Building 11am

Cascade Chorale at First Presbyterian Church, 3pm


HDAL Artist Reception at Aspen Lakes 3pm

First Nations Salmon Bake at COCC Bend 10am The Backyard Farmers Market in Bend (Every Sat) 11am

Dirty Books at the East Bend Library 6pm

High Desert Chamber Music Series with Central 4 Piano Quartet at The Oxford Hotel 7:30pm


Monica Drake at the Downtown Bend Library 2pm Tremoloco at the Les Scwab Amphitheater 2:30pm Sunday Jazz with Lisa Dae at Northiside Bar 5pm‎ Brews & Bands at Broken Top Bottle Shop 7pm

Composting with Wonder Worman at the Downtown Bend Library 6pm

Classic Book Club with Deschutes Public Library 6pm The Library Book Club at the Sisters Library 6:30pm

Redmond Library Art Reception 6pm 827 SW Deschutes Ave.

Grand Opening at Lori Salisbury Gallery 4pm

Bend Elks Library Night at Vince Genna Stadium 6:30pm

The Fox on the Fairway at CTC (Thru 6/30) 7:30pm

Redmond Third Friday Stroll 4pm Downtown Redmond

Full Draw Film Tour at The Tower Theater 7:30pm

Music at the Lodge at Suttle Lake 5:30pm www.

Bend Spay and Neuter Project Furrball at the Century Center Courtyard 5:30pm‎

John Prine at The Athletic Club of Bend 8pm


Riding Northwest Oregon Horse Trails at Paulina Springs Books in Redmond 6:30pm KPOV Beatles Singalong at The Old Stone Church 7pm Sonic Vacation at The Tower Theater 7:30pm



4 Peaks Music Festival at Rockin A Ranch (thru 6/23)

Art talk with Aaron Lish at Atelier 6000 7pm


Author! Author! An Evening with Eric Larson at Bend High School 7pm



The Library Book Club at the East Bend Library 12pm

Deer Resistant Landscapes at the Sisters Library 12pm Local Short Film Festival Contest & Showing at the Crook County Library 1pm


Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at the Les Schwab Amphitheater 2:30pm

Hullabaloo Festival at NorthWest Crossing 3:30pm Music at the Lodge at Suttle Lake 5:30pm

Steve Miller Band at Les Schwab Amphitheater 6:30pm Blind Pilot at NW Crossing Hullabaloo Festival 8:30pm


Bite of Bend in Downtown Bend (Thur 6/30) 11am

Sweet Whiskey Lips at Broken Top Bottle Shop 7pm

HDC Pride Parade in Drake Park 12pm www.

Brookswood Plaza Farmers Market at Brookswood Meadow Plaza (Every Tues) 3pm

SageBrushers Art Society All Members Juried Exhibit Reception 4pm

Oregon Bach Festival at The Tower Theater 7:30pm

Last Saturday at The Old Ironworks Arts District 5pm 50 Scott St. Bend Eugene Opera at House on Metolius


Pauly Shore at The Tower Theater 8pm


Library Book Club at the La Pine Public Library 12pm


The Story at Volcano Theatre Pub 2pm

Fermentation Celebration at the Old Mill 5pm


Pickin’ & Paddlin’ at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe 5pm

Miss Marcelle at The Tower Theater (Thru 6/21) 6pm


Terpsichorean’s The Amazing Toy Shop at Summit High (Thru 6/22) 7pm


The Presidents of the United States of America at the Century Center Courtyard 6pm Exhibition at the Old Mill Stadium 16 with IMAX 7:30pm

Jazz Nights at Bend d’Vine 6:30pm

Brews & Bands at Broken Top Bottle Shop 7pm Give Your Landscape A Sustainable Makeover at the Downtown Bend Library 6pm

Smith Rock Paint Out at Smith Rock State Park 9am Deschutes Brewery 25th Anniversary Party at Drake Park 1pm

Alpaca Festival at Crescent Moon Ranch 10am


The Ballet Cinderella at Ridgeview High School Theatre (Thru 6/22) 7pm


June Calendar


Music on the Green at Sam Johnson Park 6pm

The Broadway Dolls at The Tower Theater (Thru 6/30) 8pm


Marley’s Ghost at the Les Schwab Amphitheater 2:30pm | June 2013


art workshops ART IN THE MOUNTAINS, 503-930-4572, These workshops are all held at the Phoenix Inn Suites in Bend. Nicholas Simmons Watermedia Workshop, August 12-16, 9am-3pm. You’ll never think about painting the same way again! Prepare yourself for Nicholas’ high energy, unorthodox and varied approach to watercolor. This workshop will focus on concepts, composition and design elements with concentration on diversity in subject matter; poured watercolor; fluid acrylic used as transparent watercolor; unusual textures such as his popular “batik” technique; large scale painting; computer-aided design and creative photography for obtaining unconventional reference shots. Nicholas was the sole judge representing the U.S. at the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial, the world’s largest watercolor exhibition, in 2010 and 2012. Robert Burridge Mixed Media Workshop, August 19-23, 9am-3pm. Think Matisse, Rauschenburg, Diebenkorn, Motherwell… and you! Bob will guide you to paint the way you have always wanted to paint. Using your own ragbag of cool stuff to glue and assemble, plus acrylic paint and your off-center imagination, you will learn how to begin a new fresh body of work with your own artistic voice and point of view. And, imagine painting with no brushes! This wild workshop is about jumping off the cliff and creating artwork no one has ever seen you do. Burridge is the Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters See other workshops on calendar/workshops.

ARTISTS’ GALLERY SUNRIVER, 541-593-4382. Sip & Paint. Join the latest craze of mixing painting, wine and socializing. Hosted by SHARC and Artists’ Gallery Sunriver. Bonnie Junell will lead you in demonstrations and help guide you through your painting. Since friends don’t let friends drink and paint alone, grab a group of friends, bring a paint shirt and join us for an evening of fun. No experience is needed, all supplies are included. May 17 - 4-6:15pm, June 7 - 3:30-5pm, $45 plus chocolates and wine. 50 percent down required to hold spot: reservations at the gallery or call 541-593-4382. ARTS CENTRAL Explore a variety of art classes with Arts

painting • photography • printmaking • watercolor • acting

Central!  June programs for teens and adults include: Mosaic Art June 1, 2, 8, 10am-4pm with Rita Dunlavy; The Art of Henna June 1 from 10am-4pm with Allison Dickerson; Jazz up Your Color June 21, 9:30am-4:30pm with Cindy Briggs; Bin There, Found That: Wearable Art June 19-July 3, 6pm-9pm with Deborah Allen; Art Paired with Wine: Introduction to Fused Glass June 27, 6-9pm and Fused Glass Workshop: Coasters and Trivets June 29, 12-4pm with Julia Christoferson. See all Summer classes at or call 541-617-1317.

ATELIER 6000 541-330-8759, Workshops are open to the public and perfect for the beginner, serious art student and professional. Office hours are 9:30am–4pm Monday – Friday. Printmaking Workshops: Monoprint Monthly - June 11, 9:30am–12:30pm. Explore the range of possibilities and spontaneity of monoprint. Learn about watercolor monoprint and embellishment techniques in June. $30 Artist Residency Program: Mixed Media Collage and Print - Sat/Sun, June 8, 9, 10am– 3:30pm. Build a multifaceted textured plate with variation of surface and texture while focusing on the bridge to gap realism and abstract composition. Demonstration of color contrast, line design and print enhancement for further individual study. Supply list. $100 Solar Printmaking - Sat/Sun, June 15-16, 10am–3:30pm. Discover the versatility and expressiveness of solar printmaking and your potential as an artist. Learn how to transform original drawings, or contemporary photographs into high quality etchings. No acids or chemicals used in the development process. Supply list. $160 All A6 workshops are open to the public and perfect for the beginner, serious art student and professional. CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS 2013 Ted Nuttall, Watercolor Portraits, September 9-13 Teresa Saia, Expressions of Light:  Creating Dramatic, Dynamic Landscapes, Soft Pastels, September 27-29 Judy Hoiness, Explorations in Water-based Mixed Media, October 18-20. Sue Manley, 541-408-5524,, Watch for ongoing updates to our 2013 calendar!

CASCADE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend, 541-382-6866. Tune-A-Week Club (Guitar, Violin, Mando, Uke) Tired of playing the same three songs over and over again? Freshen things up by joining the Song of the Week Club! Four weeks, four new songs solidly under your fingers. Broaden your repertoire while gently stretching your technique and your understanding of how music works. Students should be able to play most open-position chords. $85 per 4-week session Guitar: Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm Violin/Mandolin: Tuesdays, 6-7:15pm, Session 3: April 2-23 Session 4: April 30- May 21 Ukes: Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm, Session 4: May 1- May 22   JENNIFER PONCIA’S WORLD OF ART, 541-389-1219, Awbrey Village location. Weekly sessions ~ sessions may be spread over a few weeks, ask for details. 10am-3pm (standard class time per day, three hours) Monday - Friday, June 17-August 30 including the week of 4th of July. Minimum enrollment per week: 5 Maximum enrollment per week: 12 Wonderful favorites and developing art adventures with new projects. The best way to begin is to see which projects participants would love to do. There are a certain number of hours associated with projects so then you can work it around your schedule based on when I’m open for classes. Lots of flexibility.  Splendid Spurts: Opportunities to explore with paints, drawing, water colors, plastics, tin and foil, burlap and fabrics, leather, wood ... creating objects of art. $35 per participant / three hour workshop. Illuminations Story Panel (wall relief ): Our own interpretation of the ancient art of ornamentation with gold and silver tones and storytelling with color and texture. $65 per participant / 6 hours (small scale) $150 per participant  / 15 hour project (full scale - varying sizes, examples, 20” x 36” or 24” x 32”). Diorama art - Shadow box dioramas, miniature 3D scenes: Let’s see what our contemporary surrealists come up with. The sky is the limit with themes, sports, insects, nature, history, fashion. $75 per participant / six hour project. Hot Air Balloons (Travelers Project): 3D structures of flight inspiring the imagination. A stylized ‘three dimensional’ hot air balloon

of paper mache, wire and uniquely individual traveling carriage / vehicle. $110 per participant / nine hour project. Silhouettes (wall relief ): Participants create an elaborate two-dimensional version of themselves beginning with a collaborative effort to capture their shadow ...a moment in time. Uniquely individual and quite a keepsake. Dimensions 32” x 24”. $150 per participant / 15 hour project. Art of Lollipop Trees (wall relief ): When we were children my mother would sing us the lollipop tree song Burl Ives made popular in the 1950’s … about a child who just decided to plant a lollipop stick in the backyard to see what would happen. Since then, for me and the people who take my classes, the Lollipop Tree symbolizes following your bliss, wherever it leads. $65 per participant / six hours (small scale); $150 per participant  / 15 hour project (standard dimensions 20” x 36”). Expressions in Form: A collection of wire and papier mache sculptures on a pedestal or freeform.  And what amazing expressions we have seen!  Superheroes, athletes, friends, skiers, snowboarders, a giraffe. $150 per participant / 15 hour project. Miniature Costume on Display: Begins with a wooden block and wire form. With all sorts of supplies, participants then go about creating a miniature costume which may include a mask, head pieces, etc. This can take you as far as your imagination will go. A very popular project and a wonderful conversation piece. $65 per participant / six hour project. LARISSA SPAFFORD LAMPWORK GLASS BEADS You can learn to make glass beads! In this one day workshop you will learn about the tools, equipment and safety involved in glass bead making.  We will cover basic techniques such as making round beads, pulling a stringer and various beginning surface decoration techniques.There will be both demonstration time and hands on torch time. At the end of the day, you’ll go home with a strand of beads you made and the basic knowledge of glass bead making. The fee is $200. Contact Larissa today to schedule your private lesson and begin your own adventures in lampworking! 541-318-4757. SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY, 541-617-0900 or Classes at SageBrushers, 117 SW Roosevelt, Bend.

There is a charge of $15 to list classes and/or workshops or they are free with a paid display ad. Email for more information.


New Perspective For June by Eileen Lock

ooperation is the theme this month and it will be time to appreciate the people in your life. Family becomes very important the first week so let yourself enjoy them. Decisions made on the 3rd are cooperative and will help you feel more comfortable about the direction you are going. The 7th is a huge day as you are asked to trust what is taking place. Let go of needing to explain yourself and continue moving forward towards more happiness. The New Moon on the 8th is combined with a change of direction and it will be necessary to have faith. Conversations on the 10th can inspire healing especially if you can let go of old emotions. Make a new decision at this time and be sure that you believe in your choices. You could find yourself turning a corner on the 12th and by the 14th you will be glad that you did. Changes on the 17th will bring a lighter energy and it will be time to think about your needs. Opportunities are realized on the 19th and if you are willing to say “Yes” you could be amazed by what happens over the next few days. Express your gratitude on the 20th as you move into the Summer Solstice. Remember to keep your heart open and be honest about how you feel. The Full Moon on the 23rd is a time to check in with yourself to be sure you are prepared for what is coming. More opportunities present themselves after the 25th and you need to be receptive to the cooperation of others. Slow down on the 26th and realize it will be important to be patient over the next couple of weeks. Focus on your needs over the last few days and remind yourself that your happiness is important. Eileen Lock, Clairvoyant Astrologer, 541-389-1159,,

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ANSEL ADAMS Distance and Detail Discovery Museum World Forestry Center • portland, OR

May 26 – August 18, 2013

Oak Tree, Sunset City, Sierra Foothills, California, Portfolio Four: What Majestic Word, In Memory of Russell Varian (1940-63), 1963. Photograph by Ansel Adams

Leaf, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, Portfolio Four: What Majestic Word, In Memory of Russell Varian (1940-63), 1963. Photograph by Ansel Adams

Sponsored in part by This Exhibition is provided by Bank of America Art in our Communities Program. ©2012 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

Bend, Oregon • Scottsdale, Arizona

Where artful living begins! Paul Scott Gallery is happy to announce new works by Julee Hutchinson and Morgan Madison. Their exhibition will run from June 7 through July 2, 2013. Come visit Julee and Morgan and enjoy their new works on First Friday Art Walk, June 7, from 5-9pm. Paul Scott Gallery represents a group of classically-trained regional, national and international fine artists working in diverse styles ranging from realism to contemporary. Julee Hutchinson “Surrounded by September” 26”x36” oil on linen

Julee Hutchison “Wooly Boy” 24”x24” oil on linen

Morgan Madison “Arbor #1” 18”x35” Kiln formed and cold worked glass wall panel

eezeway! r b e h t n w o d Just Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall St Bend OR 97701 • 541.330.6000 •

Cascade A&E June 2013