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Laugh Until You Cry

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. ~ William Saroyan (American Writer known for his stories celebrating the joy of living in spite of poverty. 1908-1981)


time-honored saying suggests that laughter is the very best medicine. It can sweep away the cobwebs that are building in your heart and perhaps remind you, according to Sonny in the movie The Most Exotic Marigold Hotel, “Everything will be all right in the end and if it’s not all right, then it’s not yet the end.” Laughing at funny people and life situations can lift your spirit and improve your health (only sex and exercise can do as much). What we find funny changes with the times, once it was the classic humor of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and The Three Stooges. Then we switched to the much funnier (just my view) slapstick of Jerry Lewis, Lucille Ball, Red Foxx and Bill Cosby to the outrageous humor of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Benny Hill, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey. Today it’s Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres. This isn’t an acceptance speech at the Oscars so it’s ok if I left out your favorite. Oftentimes it’s not the comedians that make us laugh as much as real life. Attending my cherished sister’s memorial recently the pastor’s cell phone went off when he was talking and he seemed bewildered by where the sound was coming from and later reading from her bible he accidently ripped the page out…we were appalled, but telling it now makes me laugh, especially knowing my sister would laugh too. This is life: first we respond with tears; then ultimately we find humor in unintentional conduct. Musician Cat Stevens holds a truth about my own laughter and tears: I always knew looking back my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry. Some of our most famous comedians are just pure eccentric, like Woody Allen, but we treasure despite their weirdness: To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.

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Reminding me of what Jim Butcher of Changes says (laugh whenever you can; keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad, that and vodka.), I asked several people over the last few days to name their favorite funny movie. I thought they might concur with my favorites: The Big Lebowski (Doesn’t anyone care about the rules anymore!), A Fish Called Wanda, Harold and Maude and Throw Mama from the Train. But I learned a great lesson, just because you think it’s the funniest ever doesn’t mean others do. Some people offered anything by Mel Brooks including The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Or anything by Monty Python or the Bridget Jones series. Other favorites ran the gamut from Airplane, Caddy Shack, The Jerk, Hangover (really), What About Bob, Animal House, Stir Crazy, Up in Smoke, Arthur, Cat Ballou, Tootsie, Meet the Fockers, Mrs. Doubtfire, Blades of Glory, Pink Panther, Strictly Ballroom, It’s Complicated, When Harry Met Sally (only because of the fake orgasm scene) and The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming! If you’ve forgotten about most of these movies, perhaps it’s time for a good laugh…it’s a whole lot easier to survive difficult times if you can laugh out loud. It’s contagious! And remember one thing about laughter: you can’t control it, it’s a spontaneous response and shared can change everything.

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encore High Desert Chamber Music Awarded Meyer Memorial Trust Grant

High Desert Chamber Music has been awarded the Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) grant, in the amount of $5,000. The MMT’s mission is to work with and invest in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon. Since 1982, MMT has awarded funds to organizations that address a wide array of community needs in many different focus areas, including arts and culture.

Central Oregon Artists Juried into WSO Show

on April 6. The WSO sponsors two competitions each year in the spring and fall. Each exhibition is part of a weekend convention Save Oregon Wildlife 5 by that takes Judy Hoiness place at different locations around Oregon. Briggs utilized a combination of opaque and granulating transparent watercolors to capture the wet in wet background and the majestic qualities of the horses from Queenstown, New Zealand. Hoiness’ watercolor and acrylic painting includes additive touches of line and texture. Hoiness also

New Zeland Reins by Cindy Briggs

Cowboy Pastor by Dorothy Roth

His Majesty by Linda Shelton

Cindy Briggs, Winnie Givot, Judy Hoiness, Su Skjersaa Lukinbeal, Dorothy Roth and Linda Shelton will be representing Central Oregon at the upcoming Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring Show. Juried by Nationally known artist, Mary Ann Beckwith, The WSO Spring Aqueous Show is held at the Albany City Hall, April 6-29 with artists’ Lynx Spins Yarns by Su Skjer- an saa Lukinbeal reception

used watercolor crayons and pencils along with water soluble graphite. Lukinbeal’s acrylic ink on Yupo was used to paint Snowshoe, a Lynx residing at the High Desert Museum. Roth’s watercolor on 140lb paper  is of  a  pastor who brings troubled kids and troubled horses together. The painting conveys the pastor’s gentleness and love of horses through the way he was bridling his horse. The challenge of Shelton’s composition was maintaining the Lion’s fur-like image while masking and pouring veils of watercolor on paper. Shelton used masking fluid to define shapes and strands of hair as she repeated the process of layering poured color. His Majesty developed into the furry, no nonsense king that he is. 

BendFilm Adds New Board Members

BendFilm has added three new board members: James Foster, Karen Koppel and Pam Wakefield join President Frank Groundwater and Secretary April Munks, along with Kim Cooper Findling, Michael Gough and Gina McClard. The organization also recognizes its advisory commit- Renee Patrick Cascade A&E Editor tee, which consists of 18 members of the community headed up by Cristy n a recent drive out to Lanfri and Romy Mortensen. Summer Lake Hotsprings, I stopped at Picture Rock New Members Join The Pass to look for the namesake petroNature of Words Board The Nature of Words welcomed glyphs. After hunting on both sides four new members to its board of of the road, the tell-tale images madirectors: Jerry Barron, Penny Na- terialized when I had just about given kamura, Mary Heather Noble and up hope of finding them. Several line Chuck Mohler. They join the current drawings of animals and human figBoard Executive Committee mem- ures had been scratched into a large bers President Stephen Archer, Vice flat rock, not far at all from the road, President Kristin Kovalik, Treasur- on what has been determined to be an er  Kristee Chick and Secretary Sue old Indian trade route. While the petroglyphs may have Fountain and Directors  Christine been “drawn” by shaman as hunting Coffin, Margaret Wood, Broc Stenmagic along a game trail, the purman and Max Merrill. pose could have been part of a vision quest, a territorial claim, talismans Oregon Artists to be Featured in Scottsdale Show against evil spirits, markers of reliSix prominent Oregon artists have gious sites, records of myths and hisbeen selected to show their paint- torical events, or simply doodles to ings in Paul Scott Gallery of Scott- pass the time. Regardless, the petrosdale’s exhibition, Oregon Artists glyphs fuel the imagination. Divining the reasons behind art’s on Main Street. The artists selected creation is not an easy proposition, are Dawn Emerson – Terrebonne, maybe the artists several thousands Jhenna Quinn Lewis – Talent, of years ago had different motivaMytchell Mead – John Day, Valerie tions, or possibly they are right in line Winterholler - Bend, Ken Roth – with contemporary drivers to create. Bend, Donald Yatomi – Bend and Sandy Brooke, associate professor Xiaogang Zhu – Bend. of Art at OSU-Cascades said, “You The exhibition in Scottsdale is want to stretch the viewer, and make co-sponsored by sister galleries Paul you question what you are doing and Scott Gallery of Bend and Paul Scott make them feel a little uncomfortable. Gallery of Scottsdale. Scott Eubanks, The difference between what is conwho co-owns Paul Scott Galleries sidered art is, does it get the viewer with his son Paul, said “After having involved? Do they want to look at it been exposed to the beautiful works again?” (See story on page 16). Or mayof Oregon’s fine artists over the past be the answer is a little simpler than 12 months, I could not wait to show that. “I just like to make stuff,” said my off their talent in Scottsdale during co-worker, Andrew Danfelt. its peak art season. Art from Oregon Do we need reasons for creating can hold its own in any art market, art? Leaving art’s value and purpose and I am proud to expose it to the up to the viewer’s imagination may Scottsdale art community.” be what it’s all about anyway.

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Literary Word How Dennis McGregor Happened to Write a Quilt-themed Story


Following is McGregor’s account of writing his recent book, Dream Again.

n 1989 I moved to Sisters, home of the world’s largest outdoor quilt show. I loved seeing how the quilts transformed the tiny town and immediately wanted to do a poster for the show. Turns out I did, and that led to thirteen more consecutive posters. They were all well-received, but none was more popular than the Oregon Trail image from 1994. Something about covered wagons struck a chord with quilters. I decided to do another painting with a covered wagon in it. There happened to be a one parked down the street from me and I took some pictures of it. I liked the angle from down low. I imagined the wagon floating in water and immediately thought of a quilt falling from it. To see what the quilt would look like underwater I asked my photographer brother, Brent, to take some pictures. I dragged him up to Blue Lake and he jumped in with his snorkel and water-proof camera. Many photos were taken as we cast my quilt out again and again, reeling it in with the string we had attached. Even with a full wetsuit, Brent lasted only a few minutes in the 39 degree water. These reference shots enabled me to do the painting, The Crossing, which inspired the story and became a possible choice for the cover.


The rest of the paintings were finished, one after another, as I found time over the next few years. I used friends for models and Central Oregon’s landscapes as backdrops. The story, set in 1845, was driven by the notion that every antique quilt in every home today would have some kind of story to tell. I looked at my old quilt and wondered, “What did this quilt go through over the last century and a half before it ended up in my home?” Dennis welcomes his new titles of both Grandpa and author, but he is best known as an illustrator who specializes in poster design. His definition of a successful poster is one that people like enough to buy, frame and hang on their wall. He concluded long ago that if his advertising posters didn’t get stolen from store windows where they were hung, he wasn’t doing his job. Over the years he has found that most people respond to clever ideas that are realistically detailed in a fanciful way. The skills developed in this pursuit have created a style that is perfect for old-time story illustrations. McGregor also has been a musician and songwriter most of his life. His love of crafting lyrics prepared him for the challenge of writing the stories yet to be imagined. Dennis is pleased to release his first children’s book, Dream Again, and he looks forward to the next one.

QuiltWorks Connects with Novel Idea

uiltWorks will be exhibiting over 50 quilts based on the library’s 2013 chosen novel for their Novel Idea...Read Together event. This is the third year QuiltWorks is partnering with the library. In 2011 they had 18 quilts based on Kapitoil, last year there were 35 based on Rules of Civility and this year are expecting a little over 50 based on a very quilt-friendly book The Snow Child. “Last year they had The Red Fox by Mary Smith over 1,000 visitors to the gallery during April and it really is a fun and exciting event,” said QuiltWorks owner Marilyn Ulrich. “We’ll have an unveiling on First Friday, April 5 which will continue through the next day Saturday, April 6 and the quilts will be up all month.” or 541-728-0527.

Snow Child Quilt by Kay Miller | April 2013


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Paulina Springs Books Hosts Author Events Friday, April 5

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n Friday, April 5 at 6pm at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters and Saturday, April 6 at Paulina Springs Books in Redmond, Aaron Nicholson will give a talk and slideshow based on his book The State of Determination. In summer 2008, Nicholson set out to complete the 460mile Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail without resupplying food or gear. Carrying an immensely heavy pack, he set out from the California border, determined to reach the Columbia River. But could he do it? Or would he collapse under the weight of his pack, run out of food or succumb to exhaustion? Find out at this event complete with slideshow of our beautiful Oregon PCT. $5 admission. Refreshments will be served.

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The Greatest Inventor of All Time, Live & In-Person work, mistakes, turning liabilities into assets and enjoying one’s work. The program, part of the Tower Foundation’s LessonPLAN Series, is sponsored by BendBroadband and recommended for children ages 6-12. Educational outreach is made possible by grants from Bank of the Cascades, Children’s Edu-Investors Fund, WHH Foundation and the Tower’s Stover Fund.

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merica’s most famous inventor invites children to recreate his celebrated experiments in a family-friendly 60-minute production, Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer and Prankster at the Tower Theatre, April 15 at 6pm. Along the way, Edison (portrayed by Broadway actor Patrick Garner) shares his secrets to motivate students every day – the values of hard

Thomas Edison Engages & Educates at Tower

Patrick Garner as Edison

Ten years ago, Garner founded his own company, HISTORY’S ALIVE!, to help students not merely learn history but learn from history. “This interactive production is a great example of how the performing arts can bring science and education to life for our children,” said Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation. The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. 541-3170700 or

Personal Story Telling Performance Group Starts In Bend Weekend of grown-up stories for grown-up audiences Knorr, Joel Clements, Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman, Ralph Steadman, Jason Graham, Andrew Hickman, Clinton Clark and Barb Largent. The first performance weekend will be April 12-14 on the Cascade Theatrical Company Stage at the Greenwood Playhouse – 148 Greenwood in downtown Bend. Three shows- Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm and a Shay Knorr Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased on-line at, or call: 458-206-4895,, | April 2013 7 Photo by Scott Nelson


an has been telling stories since there was a campfire to sit around,” says Shay Knorr of Solo Speak, a new story telling group in Bend. Moving to Central Oregon from Portland last year, where she was telling stories with Portland Story Theater, Knorr wanted to bring the performing art to her new town. “With the popularity of The Moth and story telling groups in most big cities, I think Bend is ready for this,” she explained. “This will not be traditional story telling or stories for children. This is a group of performers sharing stories from their lives. The stories will make you laugh, make you cry, will up-lift you, might shock you and maybe just might change you somehow. Stories help bring community together and help us understand issues from another point of view.” Performers for this first weekend of The Solo Speak Sessions will be Shay


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olcanic Theatre Pub (VTP) is performing its first live production in their new venue of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story beginning Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13. 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 condition 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


Film Helps Children Cope with Grief

group of parent professionals have launched the second in a series of distinct educational films designed to provide children with tools for coping with difficult life experiences. Children and Grief is the second in the new series created by Professor Child and features simple and authentic interviews with children who talk about experiencing the death of a close family member. The first film in the series focuses on divorce. “What’s different about these films is the idea of allowing children to teach children by sharing their stories without clinical messages or adults giving advice,” said Rory Kidder, co-founder of Professor Child. “We want children to know they are not alone in what they are experiencing and we believe they can learn valuable lessons by simply listening to each other’s personal stories.”  The artistically produced films were inspired by Professor Child cofounder Jenni O’Keefe’s unsuccessful search for healing tools for a


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. The Zoo Story opens April 12 and will continue the following week with performances Thu-Sat, April 18-20. All shows begin promptly at 7:30pm and admission is $10. Volcanic Theatre Pub is located in Bend’s Century Center, 70 SW Century Drive (14th St.) next to GoodLife Brewing. at 541-323-1881.

young family member who had been struggling with grief and loss. Ultimately, after partnering with co-founders and fellow moms, Sharon Richards, a mental health counselor, and Rory Kidder, a school teacher, Professor Child was launched. Children and Grief brings together ten children to share their stories. In the film, they describe what grief means to them, how it has changed their lives, what has helped them cope and advice for other children. The documentary style production offers simple visuals of the children telling their unique stories. The film is completely unscripted and has no adult voices or clinical advice. Professor Child’s films retail for $34.99 and can be downloaded or shipped as a DVD. Each film comes with a free companion workbook that encourages children to use their own creativity in the healing process. Professor Child’s educational films and workbooks are purely child focused and provide a message that is relatable, hopeful and healing.

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Volcanic Theatre Pub Launches First Play Production with Albee’s The Zoo Story

CTC Opens Shooting Star

hooting Star, a romantic comedy by Steven Dietz, is co-directed by Juliah Rae and Ron McCracken. The opening night performance will be followed by a complimentary dessert and champagne reception. Snowed in overnight at an airport somewhere in Middle America, former college lovers Elena Carson, played by Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman, and Reed McAllister, played by Don Delach, have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her hippie-ish, counter-culture path,

while Reed has gone predictably corporate and conservative. As the night gives way to laughter, banter and remembrance, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined—and a present that neither of them could have predicted. Filled with laughter and ache, this is a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our lives, and how we got there. April 26–May 12, Wed.thru at 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm. $24 Adult/$18 Senior (60 and over)/$12 Student. Preview April 25, 7:30pm. $10 at door. CTC, Greenwood Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood Avenue.


A Peek at BEAT’s Pirates of Penzance at The Pinckney by ELLEN NEWMAN


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end Experimental Art Theater (BEAT) is bringing Gilbert and Sullivans’ witty, fast paced musical, Pirates of Penzance Jr. to the Pickney Center at COCC. This hysterical and heartwarming show, with fun for all ages, is running from  April 19-28. Thirty Ellen Newman five of Bend’s best young actors and actresses, ages 7-20, will be performing Pirates of Penzance Jr., directed by veteran BEAT actress Jimena Shepherd who is also the vocal director. Assembling her “Dream Team” of actors, actresses and support staff, “that are so talented and experienced in their field,” will ensure another successful BEAT production. When asked why she chose this show Shepherd responded, “I fell in love with this show the first time I ever saw it. It is so full of humor and it is bigger than life, but it also has intelligence. The Reshersals for Pirates of Penzance Jr. Enthusiasm from the student actors is obvious when asked about their inmusic is just so memorable and lively that you can’t help but be fully engaged.” Choreographer Mary Kilpatrick, artistic director, co-founder and chore- volvement on Pirates. Judi Kelley, who plays one of the Ruths says, “Everyone is ographer of BEAT, took part in Producer Joseph Papp’s first national tour of so talented and even with such a large age range, we all work so well together.”  Quinn Cosby, an actor playing the Sergeant added, “This is a fun, goofy and Pirates of Penzance. Stars performing in that tour included Jim Belushi (Acmemorable show that you should bring the whole family to!” cording to Jim), Pam Dawber (Mork and Mindy).  There always a variety of roles for any upcoming young actors and actresses Kilpatrick shared some of her tour experiences, “It was one of the most fun shows I was in. I am having just as much fun choreographing it as I had acting in it. as well as opportunities to explore other aspects of theatre in a BEAT pro“This is such an ambitious and difficult show, not only vocally but choreog- duction. Many students have gone on to contribute backstage with costumraphy wise, but I don’t have any reservations because everyone has stepped up ing, stage-makeup, props, lighting and sound and choreographing. For more information about BEAT, contact BEAT at and is truly doing an amazing job.” April 19-28, COCC’s Pinckney Theatre, students (youth) $10 adults $15, beatKilpatrick has used much of the original choreography by Graciella Daniels, but has added a bit of her own style.

Sunriver Stars: An Excerpt From O.Henry by VICTORIA KRISTY-ZALEWSKI ( Justice of the Peace sits at desk as barefoot Ariela and her hillbilly husband, Ransie, rush in) Ariela: We all wants a dee-vorce! Ransie: That’s right! A dee-vorce! We cain’t git along together no how. It’s lonesum enough to live in the mountains when a man and a woman likes each other, but when that thar woman is always a spittin like a wildcat or a –moanin like a hoot owl, a man aint got no call to live with her! Ariela: When he’s a no-count varmit always keepin company with scalawags and moonshiners and a-sprallin’ on his back guzzlin’ corn whiskey and a-pesterin folks with a pack o’ mangy hounds, a woman ain’t got no call ta live with him! Ransie: When she keeps throwin’ skillit lids and a slingin’ boilin’ water on the best coon-dog in the Cumberlands and keeps a man awake at night

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accusin’ him of all sorts o’ misdeeds..well ah….. And so begins The Whirleygig of Life, just one of the seven vignettes theatre goers will enjoy as they get to know author O.Henry a little bit better watching the Sunriver Stars Community Theater production of, O.Henry…a Collection of Jookalorum. The cast will perform The Ransome of Mack, Heart and Hands, The Love Life of Henry Packenstacker, Transients in Arcadia, The Last Leaf and The Whole World is Kin as well as Whirleygig. These stories are all tied together with witty dialogue and insight into O.Henry’s personal life by characters Lettie and Christine as they get ready to host wine club…actually a book club (with wine). Tickets, April 26-28, $5, Saturday dinner show $25, SHARC,

The World Premiere of a New Comedy by Local Playwright Suzan Noyes


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nd Street Theater/Stage Right Productions present Crazy About Me, the world premiere of a new comedy by local Playwright Suzan Noyes, directed by Denice Hughes Lewis. Crazy About Me is a truly funny comedy with fantasy overtones, set in 1985. When a vintage 1930’s apartment captivates young Avi Feldman, he figures it’s perfect for getting over a little…schizophrenia. Avi happily indulges his artistic side while stressing madly over his Crazy about Me is a comedy with fantasy overtones goal, finishing medical school, while evading his over-


April 12-27 Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:30pm with two Sunday Matinees 14 & 21 at 3pm 2nd Street Theater, 220 Lafayette Avenue, Bend. $18 Adults $15 Students and Seniors (Offering special group rates – contact Kim King or Suzan Noyes.)

protective mother and whacky sister. That’s the plan — until he meets the mysterious blonde actress upstairs — is she real or a lovely illusion? Can Avi move forward in a place stuck in 1938? Complemented by a vintage-styled set and decor, great Big Band music and an energetic, talented cast, this is one play you won’t want to miss. “It’s exciting to work with a gifted new playwright on her unique comedy, and to be blessed with a great cast as well!” says Lewis.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


he Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. With stops planned in about 400 communities and 35 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival. Proceeds from the Film Festival support REALMS, Bend’s Public Charter middle school that combines traditional educational methods with innovative expedition based learning to ensure students are prepared for a successful high school career. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2012/2013

Proceeds from the Film Festival support REALMS, Bend’s Public Charter middle school that combines traditional educational methods with innovative expedition based learning to ensure students are prepared for a successful high school career.

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Crazy About Me at 2nd Street Theater

World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. From approximately 350 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe. This years’ Summit and Black Diamond level sponsors include Repeat Performance Sports, Oregon Ski Guides, Pizza Mondo, Bank of the Cascades, Central Oregon Emergency Physicians and Moementum, Inc. The Film Festival is on April 21 the Tower Theatre, 6pm, doors open at 4:30pm. Tickets are $21 on-line through the REALMS website (, at Repeat Performance Sports or for $25 at the Tower Theatre. Info Roger White, REALMS director at 541-322-5323.



John Scharff Migratory Bird & Art Festival

itness the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin in Southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds as they rest and feed in the wide open spaces or Oregon’s High Desert country. The John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival celebrates its 32nd year with an amazing weekend of birding, nature and cultural tours and workshops. Waterfowl to shorebirds, cranes to raptors, wading birds to songbirds—you will see them all! Many of the same tour favorites will be offered: Birding British Style, Extreme Birding and Harney County Cattlewomen’s Working Ranch Tour. Some of our workshops and presentations include The Harney Basin Nature and Heritage Fun Fair, and back by popular demand is the E-Tour of Harney County History and Archeology with BLM archeologist Scott Thomas. Evening events include: Thursday Night Kick-Off opens the weekend with a viewing of Raising Kid Colt – A


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Story of a Young Sandhill Crane. Friday Night Presentation by Trish Nixon from the Birds of Prey Center in Idaho; with an opening concert by the Veritas School Choir. Saturday Banquet Dinner with Keynote Speaker Dr. Greg Butcher, Director if Bird Conservation, National Audubon Society Tours range from $35 to $95 for all day deluxe tours. Register at www. or call the Harney County Chamber of Commerce at 541-573-2636. Who was John Scharff? John Scharff began his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He initially arrived at the refuge as the assistant manager in 1935 and was promoted to refuge manager in 1937. John was the first on-site manager of the refuge. From 1908 until John’s promotion, the refuge was managed from Portland with on-site law enforcement. With the addition of the Blitzen Valley to the refuge in 1935, management was transferred to the field Sagegrouse by Dave Bartholet and John was tasked with this job. When Scharff was promoted to refuge superintendent in 1937 he faced the daunting challenge of not only keeping Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees at three camps busy making improvements in the Blitzen Valley and constructing buildings, at the same time, overseeing management of this vast, tremendous natural resource. While the CCC constructed much of the infrastructure present today, Scharff and his staff built many of the features seen today on the landscape. John and his wife Florence lived on the refuge at refuge headquarters until John retired. He served as Refuge Manager for over 34 years until he retired at age 70. Scharff maintains the longest tenure for an on site manager in the Refuge System and he was awarded the Department of Interior’s Distinguish Service Award in 1971. Florence is credited with the abundance of flowers of flowering shrubs that grew at refuge headquarters for decades. She planted many of the perennials growing today at headquarters with members of a gardening club from Burns. Florence and John lived in the building that now serves as the visitor center and office. The Harney Basin is located on the Pacific Flyway – one of four major north-south migratory routes (Pacific, Central, Mississippi and Atlantic flyways) in North America. The Pacific Flyway extends from Alaska/Siberia to Patagonia. Each year migratory birds travel some or all of this distance in spring and in fall, following food sources, heading to breeding grounds or travelling to overwintering sites. Waterfowl using the Harney Basin in the spring do not return through this area in the fall because of typically dry conditions, instead these birds move southward through the Klamath Falls area.

Deschutes Children’s Foundation to Host 21st Annual Art & Wine Auction


Proceeds to Benefit Deschutes County Nonprofits, Children & Families


he 21st Annual Art & Wine Auction benefitting Victorian Café, and will have the opportunity to sample a Deschutes Children’s Foundation (DCF)will be wide variety of wine and beer from 10 different vendors. A held Saturday, May 4 at the Riverhouse Convenseated dinner will be served, paired with wine from Three tion Center. The Art & Wine Auction is Deschutes Children’s Rivers Winery, courtesy of Foley Family Wines and Young’s Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds will proMarket Company. vide 28 child and family nonprofit agencies, including KIDS Tickets for the 21st Annual Art & Wine Auction, sponCenter, Healthy Beginnings and Family Access Network with sored in part by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, SELCO rent-free office and classroom space at four community camCommunity Credit Union, and Les Schwab, are $100 each. puses in Deschutes County. Tables and tickets can be purchased at www.deschuteschildThe Art & Wine Auction will feature artwork from many or by calling 541-388-3101. Oregon artists including this year’s Signature Artist, Dorothy Since 1990, Deschutes Children’s Foundation has manFreudenberg. Dorothy’s original Digital Media, Compassionaged collaborative community campuses and partnered with ate Embrace, was designed exclusively for this year’s event to nonprofit agencies that serve children and families. DCF prorepresent the love that a mother has for her child. vides these partners with rent-free office and classroom space In addition to Dorothy’s work, over thirty artists from across at the community campuses. As a benefit of this partnership, Oregon have donated art that will be available to purchase these nonprofits save over $800,000 each year in service to through the live and silent auctions. A full listing of the artists Compassionate Embrace by Dorothy Freudenberg over 20,000 of Deschutes County’s most vulnerable children is available at and families. First started on Bend’s west side at the Rosie Bareis Community Cam“We are so fortunate to live in a community with a strong commitment to arts pus, DCF also manages a campus in La Pine, in Redmond and on Bend’s east side. and culture,” says Kim McNamer, Deschutes Children’s Foundation Executive DiFor more information about Deschutes Children’s Foundation, its partners, or for other rector. “The Art & Wine Auction is a great way to showcase some of the amazing ways to get involved, visit artists who live in Oregon, and to recognize their efforts in giving back to the children and families of Deschutes County.” ART WALK FRANKLIN CROSSING April 5, 5-8PM In addition to the works of art on display and available for purchase, there will be ABSTRACTIONS a Willamette Valley wine tour, brewery gift basket, golf packages and other items in SANDY BROOKE, ERIN KAY, the silent auction that will be sure to pique your interest. LYNN ROTHAN, MARGOT VOORHIES THOMPSON Through April 28 Guests will be entertained by nouveau flamenco guitarist, and long time DeWine/appetizers - Noi Thai Billye Turner schutes Children’s Foundation supporter, Todd Haaby. On the heels of his latest Shireen Amini & Chiringa - Latin Rhythms Fine Art Consultant release, Nu Tierra, Haaby and his band will provide guests with an intimate performance to begin the evening. Todd has also donated a live performance for bidding SUNRIVER LODGE BETTY GRAY GALLERY in the live auction. MID-20TH CENTURY ART Jerome Gaston, Watercolors Other live auction items include rare wines from across the world, a stay in BanJoanne Donaca, Oil & Gallery Artists don complete with golf at Bandon Dunes and a private five course dinner, paired April 9 - May 14 with fine wines and spirits. Billye Turner, Art Consultant • 541 382 9398 • Art & Wine Auction guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne from

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First Friday ArtWalk

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1. Alisha Vernon at Lohr Real Estate. 2. Anne Egan & Denise Rich at Sage Custom Framing. 3. Susan Lucky Higdon at Tumalo Art Co. 4. Nancy Dasen & Carla Spence at Tumalo Art Co. 5. Kim Kimerling at Atelier 6000. 6. Talitha Etters at Lohr Real Estate. 7. Monochromatic Quilts quilters Joan Upshaw, Karen Shadley, Mary Ann Lisk, Marilyn Ulrich & Nancy Cotton at QuiltWorks. 8. Vivian Olsen & Joren Traveller at Alleda Real Estate. 9. Anne vonHeideken, Rita Dunlavy, Lise Hoffman-McCabe & Annie Dyer at Red Chair Gallery.

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6 1. Barb Phillips at Tumalo Art Co. 2. Janice Druian & Laurie Fox at Tumalo Art Co. 3. Pamela Hulse Andrews, Orit Schwartz & Judy Cambell at The Oxford. 4. Susan Cooper & Carol WoodwardKozimor. 5. Molly Foerster, Laura Belle & Nicole Earl. 6. Joanne Sunnarborg, Sarah Whipple, Sandy Brooke & Renee Patrick. 7. Pamela Hulse Andrews, Stacey Dodson & Maeve Perle. | April 2013


Travel & Inspiration Layered in the Brilliant Encaustic Art of Sandy Brooke by RENEE PATRICK Cascade A&E Editor


lifetime entrenched in the art world has enabled Sandy Brooke to work across art movements and discover different media, all the while exploring the influence of travel in her life. Meanwhile, a career in art education has provided her a way of challenging not only her students, but her own work by always striving towards critical thinking and excellence. Never having had any formal art education prior to college, Brooke initially considered a medical degree at the University of Oregon at her father’s suggestion. Upon learning the study would include dissecting frogs… she turned to the art department. “I can’t kill anything!” she exclaimed. “I walked into the art department…and was told I looked like a painter.” Whether the professor predicted her long career as a painter, or Brooke took it as a self-fulfilling prophecy, the lasting influence of that decision has led to a rich and rewarding career as an artist and educator. After graduating with her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA), her painting continued to evolve. “I was doing very abstract, large geometrical work... Frank Stella was the king of art and everyone wanted to be him, but I didn’t know anything about realism or abstract impressionism,” she commented. “So I tried that.” Her consistent willingness to experiment with different artistic movements proved to work for the young artist, and soon she was showing in galleries in Portland and teaching art classes in a local junior high when the travel muse struck. “I went to Africa. My father was with U.S. AID…and we ended up traveling the country on safari,” she said. Brooke came home from the trip with countless photos, mostly of the animals glimpsed on safari, and the lions and zebras turned into photo-realistic paintings.


“Everything I do is influenced by travel, newspapers, magazines, TV and media. I’m completely captivated by it,” Brooke explained. In an acrylic abstract series called Postcards, she drew on inspiration from a trip to Boston and Cape Cod, layering paint to create a depth of imaginary space between the value of colors. A foray into photo-realism turned to trains a few years later after a move back to Bend, her hometown. Brooke would walk the train tracks in town, determining the best light fell at 10am or 4pm, to photograph train doors. She would project the images on paper to work from, eventually showing some of the resulting artwork in a Texas gallery. Her affiliation with OSU began in 1990 when she began teaching in Corvallis, finding herself back in Bend when her husband, Henry Sayre, wrote the proposal for the OSUCascades campus. “At first we hadn’t proposed an art program at the new campus,” Brooke said. “It is a very expensive program to run. But I was here and Henry is an art historian, so we decided to try and offer the BFA here.” All the while Brooke was sending her art out to shows around the country. “The showing thing is always difficult, if you are teaching and trying to show and paint, it’s very competitive,” she said. During graduate school in 1991 at the University of Oregon, Brooke moved from acrylics to oils, staying with oils up until her recent encaustic work. By the time Brooke went up for tenure in 2008, she had some fairly substantial shows under her belt. The year-long process brought the artist under the spotlight, but her artwork had been shown nationally and internationally by this time, and she had also written three books: Drawing as Expression, Techniques and Concepts (2001), Hooked on Draw-

Crossing, encaustic & collage on board, 14x11x2in. Photos courtesy of Gary Alvis at Studio 7| April 2013

ing: Illustrated Lessons and Exercises for Grades 4 and Up (1996) and Hooked on Painting: Illustrated Lessons and Exercises for Grades 4 and Up (1999). “Going up for tenure is an experience,” she said. “I was reviewed by the Cascades and Corvallis campus, and then College Of Liberal Arts Committee, then at the Provost level your dossier is reviewed and then sent out to six outside reviewers.” Brooke has excelled in the roll of educator and mentor, often finding tough love to be the most beneficial for her students. “I’m fairly critical of them in the beginning because the art world is not a fun place, it’s not nice out there,” she said. “This way I tell them it’s not good, so they are not shocked when they hear that. I want to prepare them for a world that is not friendly. When you get out of the university you are competing with all of the universities, you really have to have it going on and be on top of your game. I try to get them prepared for whatever they want to take on.” Not only does she challenge her students, but often the students end up challenging her artwork as well, “Teaching is inspiring to me when students step up and start doing some marvelous work and I feel challenged to step it up and get in the game. For me teaching is bringing them along as critical thinkers. “I feel responsible towards them to teach them everything I know about the art world and critical thinking. Art is not about Sandy Brooke a product, it’s as much about why you did it, what you used, what your inventiveness is. You want to stretch the viewer, and make you question what you are doing and make them feel a little uncomfortable. The difference between what is considered art is, does it get the viewer involved? Do they want to look at it again? Not that they buy it, just that they think and want to know more.” Her work in encaustics, while successful, has highlighted what she loves about painting with oils, “I like the immediacy of paintings. With encaustics you can draw it on, and you brush on hot wax but you have to keep the surface warm, and it’s a pain. My hands take a beating, and I don’t like the process. I like some of the outcomes, but it’s not fluid enough, it’s so frozen. With oils I have a lot more freedom,” she explained. In addition to returning to oils, Brooke is excited once again to begin exploring a new media: digital video. “It’s like changing from oils to encaustics back to oils, there is a thing about media that just transfixes me,” she explained. “I don’t know how to run the camera or edit [the film]…I want to personally understand that.” She does have some experience with video, she helped

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Amelia Crosses the Atlantic, encaustic & collage on board, 20x16x2in

Cowboys & Stallions, encaustic on board, 16x12x2in

write and produce Sayre’s video series, A World of Art - Works in Progress, a companion set of 10 films to his text book, A World of Art. Brooke and Sayer created videos on the process of making art which included famous artists Milton Resnick, one of the last survivors of the first generation of the New York Abstract Expressionists, June Wayne, printmaker and founder of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, and sculptor Beverly Buchannan. “I had really good luck and became really good friends with them,” Brooke said. Digital video is not just a new direction for Brooke’s artistic energies, but will be pivotal to a series of workshops she hopes to offer at OSUCascades this summer. “If we diversify [with digital media] and increase students’ knowledge, skill and technical ability, it increases their ability to work in the industry. They can still paint and show; but they will be making a painting on a tablet and still be using all their skills to do this painting. It’s not abandoning fine arts by any means.” Brooke is working on getting Alan Montgomery and Jim Flutz in to teach the workshops and, she said, bringing more digital media to OSU-Cascades is a goal that may require some creative thinking to collaborate resources with the main campus in Corvallis. Look for more details about the classes on the OSU Cascades website, www. Brooke will be showing at Franklin Crossing during the month of April and will be speaking at OSU-Cascades It’s in the Bag Lecture, Fate and Luck: A Series Crossing Boundaries at 12pm on April 3. www. | April 2013



First Snow on Sparks Lake by Stuart Gordon


tunning images of beautiful landscapes can do more than just look good on a wall. They can be put to work for a good cause. That’s just what Bend photographer Stuart L. Gordon plans to do as a follow-up to the successful sale of his Central Oregon Calendar on behalf of the Central Oregon Environmental Center. Gordon will be holding an exhibition of his inspiring images of Central Oregon landscape scenes at the Environmental Center from 5-8pm Friday, April 26, and again from 10am-2pm Saturday, April 27. All of the prints on display have appeared in one of the Central Oregon Calendars. Calendar sales have raised nearly $1,000 for the Environmental Center during the past three years. At the April


Stuart L Gordon Photography Benefits Environmental Center exhibit, images from the calendar will be for sale in a variety of sizes as both framed and unframed matted prints. Gordon will donate 30 percent of the proceeds to the Environmental Center, located at 16 NW Kansas Ave. “I am very pleased to be able to partner with the Environmental Center in this fund-raising event,” Gordon said. “I can’t think of any better way to make use of these images, which capture the spirit and beauty of Central Oregon, than to support an organization that promotes conservation of our limited resources.” All the prints on sale have been personally printed and signed by the artist and come with certificates of authenticity. The framed prints are ready to be hung, and the unframed matted prints give buyers a chance to select their own frames. Local frame shop Art On The Go is offering a 20 percent discount to frame prints purchased at the exhibit. To see the images that will be on sale at the exhibit, visit Gordon’s website at Stuart L. Gordon Photography: Gordon said he sees the camera as a tool to express his personal vision of, and emotional response to, the beauty of the natural world. “Through photography I become a participant, rather than merely an observer, in a singular and unrepeatable moment when light, weather, location and subject combine to produce an extraordinary scene,” he said. Gordon has had several exhibits of his images in Bend, and his photographs have been selected for display at Redmond Airport in several juried exhibits. His work has been featured in Landscape Photography Magazine in the United Kingdom, and he is a recent winner of the Chasing The Light Photo Competition. He currently is working on a book of images culled from his extensive travels throughout the Western United States. His limited edition work is represented by Agora Gallery in New York City. 541-306-8711,,

Michael Beeson’s Golden Hour on the Big Deschutes Sunriver Music Festival 2013 Poster Artwork

ichael Beeson’s original oil painting Golden Hour on the Big Deschutes has been selected as the Sunriver Music Festival’s poster artwork for 2013. The painting is based on a photo that was taken from Michael and Gail Beeson’s home south of Sunriver and showcases the quiet movement of the river with Canadian geese flying overhead and a lone Mallard duck. Beeson’s artwork was selected by a committee from a wide assortment of artwork submissions. The original artwork will be on display at the Bank of Cascades in Sunriver, a long-time sponsor of the Sunriver Music Festival. The painting will be a featured auction item at the Festival Faire dinner and auction on Sunday, August 4 at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall. Festival Faire is the Sunriver Music Festival’s major fundraiser of the year. Posters will be available to purchase at the Sunriver Music Festival office and at the following shops and businesses: In Bend – Art on the Go, Bits & Pieces Framing, Eastlake Framing, Mockingbird Gallery, Sage Custom Framing and The Great Frame Up. In Sunriver – Sunriver Books and Music, Sunriver Chamber of Commerce, Sunriver Floral Designs and The Oregon Store. In Sisters – Clearwater Gallery. 18| April 2013 36th SeaSon

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Michael Beeson is a retired CBS Radio journalist who’s been doing fine art work for many years. He became serious about it in the 1980s while living in the coastal village of Mendocino, California where he consistently sold work in multiple galleries. The same was true on the island of Kauai where Michael and his wife Gail lived for a number of years. He found the abundance of wildlife and the brilliant colors of the islands inspiring, and art he produced there is now in private collections in Hawaii and on the mainland. When Michael and Gail moved to the Sunriver area in Central Oregon, he once again found an inspiring environment. He says, “My principal subject is the natural world. I’m particularly interested in wildlife, but also enjoy painting landscapes and many other subjects. I work in several media: oil, acrylic, Prismacolor pencil, graphite pencil, pen and ink and photography.” Michael’s artwork can be seen in Sunriver at the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver. Sunriver Music Festival posters are available for $12. Framed posters are $65. Notecards are $12 for a pack of ten and available at the Sunriver Music Festival. 541-5931084, or “golden Hour on the Big Deschutes” by Michael Beeson

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First Friday

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Alleda Real Estate 25 Minnesota Ave.,, 541-923-4073. A showing of animal paintings and sculptures by Vivian Olsen and Joren Traveller. Two local wildlife artists present Wild and Tame, a combination of paintings and sculptures depicting a variety of media and animal subjects in an exhibit devoted to the animals they love. Both artists are members of the High Desert Art League. Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday with Abstractions, a fine art exhibit featuring Sandy Brooke, Erin Kay, Lynn Rothan and Margot Voorhies Thompson. Brooke, associate professor at OSU-Cascades and A&E April cover artist, exCassis I by Sandy Brooke, enhibits encaustic paintings caustic and collage on board blending disparate images, concepts and time together in layers of wax. The information therein rises through a seemingly chaotic ground to the surface “like ghosts of history” suggesting new meanings. The artist earned a MFA at the University of Oregon under noted abstract expressionist Frank Okada and shows her work widely through the U.S. and also abroad. Kay explores our cultural and organic systems observing frequent paradoxes and interconnections we experience daily but often overlook. She reflects these observa- Lookdown by Erin Kay, encaustic tions in lushly layered, abstracted encaustic paintings, expressing the complexity of her observations. A BFA graduate of OSUCorvallis, the artist earned a MFA at Pratt Institute. Rothan shows varied mediums painted in richly saturated palettes expressing complex technique and imagery. Broken pointillism combines with stark, heavy solid line to suggest a map of symbols, some vaguely figurative and others purely abstract. Amorphous organic shapes float above integrated levels of painterly brushwork Pod 5 by Lynn Rothan, oil & suggesting a riotous microgesso on paper scopic view. Educated in Ohio, the artist teaches art to both peers and challenged youth. Voorhies Thompson presents imagery reflecting her interest in calligraphy. Creating her own vernacular referencing historical, contemporary and futuristic let-

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terforms, the artist encodes literature, historic events and other information beneath the surface for the viewer’s interpretation. An Eliot Scholar at Reed College and educated at several NW institutions, her numerous exhibits include those in the U.S. and earlier in Freedom Wall, Headstand & France, Mali and Korea. Her Double Backflip by Margot artwork appears courtesy of Voorhies Thompson, Eco-paint the artist and the Laura Russo & wax on linen Gallery, Portland. Noi Thai at Franklin Crossing will serve appetizers and wine. The popular Chiringa led by Shireen Amini performing soulful and irresistible Latin rhythms. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing with additional information at Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Suite 120, 541-3308759, Hidden Agendas thru May. Who would have 98 Ripples: Spillway by Chris Perry thought that books could be used for something other than, well, reading? Turn a page on the notion of ‘the book’ and look at it as a vehicle for art. National, international, regional and local artists are represented in the very first presentation of an exhibition devoted to the Artists’ Book. The handcrafted book may tell a story or expose hidden layers; reveal emotions or make you laugh as artists explore a wide interpretation of the theme Hidden Agendas.

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 Godfrey the Goat by Barbara Slater is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. Barbara continues 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 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. April 25, 5-8pm special fashion show to support BendFilm’s Independent Women for Indie Film. Feather’s Edge Finery 113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162, Featuring Bend artist, Ken Simms. Ken’s creations consist of photo frames, art panels, wall and table lights, and other home furnishings. All are made out of repurposed materials, collected around Central Oregon. Horned Hand 507 NW Colorado Ave., 541-7280879, A wide variety of art, music and beer. 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 Bend Brewing Company 1019 NW Brooks St., Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota 541-383-1599, Music by Ave., #5, 541-388-0155, w w w. k a r e n b a n d y. c o m . Mai and Dave, 6:30-8:30pm. Tucked behind Thump cofBend d’Vine on Wall Street featuring Powskichic of fee and Aleda real estate, Bend, a/k/a Brenda Reid Irwin. 541-550-7174 http:// Karen Bandy’s studio is not Live music on First Friday fea- easy to find but well worth turing The Django Band. Music from Woody Allen’s the effort. You will see origifilm, Midnight in Paris featuring Steve Thorp on guitar nal jewelry and fine art all designed and created by Karen and John Irwin.  Bandy. The colors will wow Bend Your Imagination 126 NW Minnesota Ave., you, the designs will intrigue Vineyards and Vessels by Karen 541-678-5146, Fea- you, and you’ll be amazed at Bandy tured artist Dorota Nowark, with original oil paintings how comfortable her jewelry is to wear. “The connection of the paintings with the and photography. jewelry is evident in my work, even though it is for the Crow’s Feet Commons behind the Tower Theatre in most part an unconscious connection. I’m sure the years Mirror Pond Plaza, 541-728-0066, of designing jewelry, my use of color and shapes, drives CrowsFeetCommons. A not-so-forgotten but recently me in my paintings but I never set out deliberately to make that connection. It just happens,” says Bandy. rejuvenated part of “Old Town” Bend’s rich history. Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery  The Old Mill Desperado Contemporary & Nostalgic Western Store 330 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District. 541- District, second story loft,  541-330-0840,  www.lub- 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.

Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall Street, Suite 104, 541-330-6000, www. New works by Central Oregon artists Valerie Winterholler and Mytchell Mead. Valerie holds a BS in Art Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Ave- from Southern Oregon Uninue, #12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, www. versity and works in acrylic on panel. She is inspired by 6-9pm for Open Studio. the balance and symmetry of Nonesuch by Valerie WinterholMockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541- nature, using line and color as ler, 48"x36" acrylic on panel 388-2107, Exhibition a way of conveying her love of of New Works by Richard Boyer. Meet the artist and things that are untouched by the constraints of society. enjoy the jazz sounds of Rich Hurdle and Friends. Her work has received numerous accolades and is in Boyer is a realist painter with an edge. His landscapes major private collections throughout the United States. reflect a traditional approach to oil painting but are Mead combines patina’d steel and weathered reenhanced by rich, textural surfaces infused with beau- claimed wood. He takes his inspiration from the high tiful color and light. His subjects range from studies desert and its volcanic plate. “There is both subtlety and of human figures involved in their daily lives to busy drama in our landscape. For me, weathered wood and European scenes of harbors, cafés and quaint villages. rust masterfully articulate the interplay of the human He also paints landscapes of the America West. spirit with our unique environment.” Art at the Oxford 10 NW Minnesota, celebrates First Friday with Visions of Hope, paintings and drawings sold to benefit orphans in the Otino Waa Children’s Village, Uganda. Opens Wednesday, April 3 thru Sunday, April 7. Retired Bend schoolteachers, Bob and Carol Higgins, have worked for 12 years in Northern Uganda to build Otino Waa, more like a village than an orphanage, with small houses for eight children and local widows serving as housemothers. Presently 260 children live in the village funded entirely from private donations by generous Americans. The children attend primary, secondary and vocational school, gaining a general education and job skills. Some graduates now move on to higher education or skilled work in the community. Learn additional information from Dale Russel, PATH Ministries at PATHUSA! Unique among the benefactors contributing to Otina Waa are inmates of the Snake River Correctional Institution of Northeastern Oregon. During a prison chapel service, they heard the heart-breaking stories of the orphans, some forced into service as child soldiers or with parents lost to AIDS and other tragic circumstances. The inmates proposed to officials that they create works of art to be sold to benefit the children. The artwork on display at the Oxford Hotel is from the Snake River inmates, many of whom will never be released. They say the payback for them is a sense of purpose not felt in years. Thus art helps to heal not only children in Uganda but also serves incarcerated men in Oregon – a story of hope lost…and found. The Oxford serves complimentary wine during the event and generously allows non-profits use of their conference area. Billye Turner, art consultant, provides additional information at 541-382-9398 or

QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave., 541-7280527. Close to 60 quilts and fiber art projects for the Deschutes County Library’s Novel Idea...Read Together project. The quilts will be based on The Snow Child the 2013 selection. The unveiling will be Friday, April 5 from 5-7pm and will continue through Saturday, April 6 with an open house from 10am-4pm to meet the artists. Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., in the historic O’Kane building, 541-3063176, www.redchairgallerybend. com. Emerging Artists featuring Student Artwork Central Oregon High School students art work. Bend, Mountain View, Summit and Sisters High Schools have all had students work juried in for placement in the gallery. The artists were asked to sign a 30 day membership commitment which places them under the same sale guidelines that the regular members of the gallery hold to. “We wanted Student Artwork to make this experience unique to others that students may have had in the past. We are able to provide them the “real world” sales experience,” said Dee McBrien-Lee, Gallery Director. Each piece has been juried in and the students are responsible for matting and / or framing and pricing their own pieces. The show kicks off on April 5 with a private artist reception from 4-5pm, where the students can invite friends and family in for early sales.

Patagonia @ Bend 920 NW Bond Street, Suite 101, 541-382-6694, Featuring Sage Custom Framing & Gallery Exhibits 834 the photography of Mike Putnam. NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sagefram- Anne Egan - Landscapes in Oil and Acrylic. Working in her studio Anne’s moods come very much into play. She paints with large brushes, big strokes and lots of color. She calls herself “an emotional painter” and believes the tone of a painting’s background reflects the true personality of the painter. The positive energy in her work is preserved on canvas and then is an uplifting force on gray winter days when inspiration may be scarce. Anne works part-time for Arts Central at Art Station and also volunteers at a local pre-school.    The Silver Otter 706 SW Industrial Way, Suite 100, Bend. 541-241-7818. 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, http://thewineshopbend. com. New art by Patrick May, his art reflects the street and stencil genre. Thump 25 NW Minnesota Ave, 541-388-0226, The Spring Show by Sunriver Artist Renee’ Owens thru April. Features one of a kind works on found or recycled canvas. Renee’ specializes in vivid Pop Art that reflects her active life in Central Oregon. Tumalo Art Company at Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., #407, 541-385-9144, Art About the EARTH, a group show by gallery artists. Using all painting mediums, glass, photography, sculpture and ceramics the gallery will celebrate all things earthly...flora and fauna, animals and elements.

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Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001. Featuring Artist Kim Kimerling, One Race – The Human Race. Kimerling grew up on a farm in Idaho and received his bachelor and masters degree from the University of Idaho; he furthered his education at Boise Community College, University of Oregon and Portland State. He has continued to take classes and workshops in various art media and techniques and at present at Atelier 6000. Kimerling has taught in public and private schools through out the Western States and South West United States as well as Oklahoma, Nigeria, Mexico and Belize. Velvet Lounge 805 NW Wall Street, 541-7280303. Jor-El C. Zajatz displaying photography series, At Om in India, a collection from his recent bike trip through India. To round out his creative skills he will also display three paintings, Spirit Animals and a graphic design set, Everyday Zen, which explore the concept of transition and finding balance, respectively. | April 2013


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Art by Knight 1665 E Ramsay Rd., 541-633-7488, www. Featuring oil paintings by Laurel Knight and bronze sculptures by Steven L. Knight. Bend Library 601 Northwest Wall Street, 541-3899846. The Friends of the Bend Libraries presents Earth, Water, Sky in the Hutchinson Room on the second floor of the downtown Library thru May 6. 54 paintings, collages and photographs by 34 artists inspired by the above all in one image or inspired by one of them. Blue Star Salon 1001 NW Wall St., Ste. 103, 541-3064845. Artist Jane Marie Lauren, 541-771-1053. Christian Heeb Gallery at the Cascade Center of Photography, 390 SW Columbia St., Ste. 110, 541-241-2266, info@, Brad Goldpaint presentation about landscape astrophotography April 6. This is a free event and all are welcome. Details: landscape-astrophotography-presentation/. Central Oregon Community College Barber Library Rotunda Gallery Bend campus. The exhibit thru May 2. A Plein-Air Perspective:  Painting in the Present, presented by  the Plein-Air Painters of Oregon. On the Edge by Michelle Oberg 541-383-7564. 

alworks from Holly Rodes Smithey and contemporary sculpture and paintings by Randy Smithey. Open Studio April 6 and 7, 11am-5pm or visit with appointment.

SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt, 541-617-0900, New members thru May 30. The exhibit will include a variety of media - watercolor, oils, pastels and acrylics, with a reception scheduled for Friday, April 19, from 4-6pm.   St. Charles Medical Center 2500 NE The Way by Holly Neff Rd. Thru May. As winter wanes and Rodes Smithey spring approaches, St. Charles Arts in the Hospital welcomes the Sisters Traveling Quilt Show. We’ve all seen it in the news as well as in public showings, the dramatic Deschutes River flowing through a number of beautiful, handmade quilts, all hung together on one wall. Arts in the Hospital will host this beautiful quilt show, which shows like a grand painting. Works of art from a great  group of quilter’s in Sisters. The hospital will host ten popular local artists on the walls surrounding the cafeteria with everything from eco photography, pen and ink, watercolors, oils and acrylics. Plan to spend a peaceful, relaxing lunch hour or after dinner to stroll the halls of St. Charles Hospital-Bend.  TAW Gallery, LLC 19889 Eight Street, 541-706-9025, Unique one-of-a-kind gifts. Ceramic, fused glass, mosaic, acrylic, oil, watercolor, felting and jewelry.

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DeWilde Art & Glass 321 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District, 541-419-3337. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Offers handmade La Pine Public Library 16425 First St., La Pine, Constained glass windows, doors and individual hanging works of art. stance, 541-312-1090, Thru June 5. Colleen Burbank was born in Bend and now lives in the Central Orfurnish 761 NW Arizona Ave. Corner of Wall Street, 541-617- egon area. She has a degree in language arts from Western Or8911. Featuring Shelley Hall, Sue Smith and other local artists. egon University in Monmouth. She is a published poet. Having taught English for a number of years in the Willamette Valley, High Desert Museum 59800 South Highway 97, www. she now is spending more time focusing on her true calling:, 541-382-4754. Head to Toe: The Lan- Art! As an animal and nature lover, these are the subjects she guage of Plateau Indian Clothing explores the link between most enjoys water coloring and drawing. The High Desert area clothing, cultural identity and history, through a rich selec- of Central Oregon provides endless subject matter. She has the tion of Native American hats, bonnets, headdresses, war shirts greatest enjoyment seeking out subjects in this expansive area. 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 Art Adventure Gallery 185 SE Fifth St. 541-475-7701. significantly influenced his drive to preserve wilderness. This April collaboration with the Jefexhibition traces his travels, and presents vivid images and ferson County Library Community Read. Two books by Wilspecimens of the actual plants that Muir preserved. liam Sullivan have inspired a show called Oregon Hikes Inspire Creative Expression. The show will include quilts, photographs Mother’s Cafe Westside 1255 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. and paintings by his wife, Janell Sorensen. Opening reception 541-318-0989, will be April 4, 5:30-7pm.    

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Nancy P’s Cafe and Bakery 1054 Northwest Milwaukee Ave., 541-322-8778, Exhibit featuring acrylic paintings on canvas and eco-art (photos) by Brenda Reid Irwin. Thru April. Partners in Care 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. 541-382-5882. Employee Art Show thru April 25.  The gallery was created to enhance the healing environment at Partners in Care.  The gallery is part of the Arts in Care program for hospice with rotating exhibits throughout the year in the Arts in Care gallery. This is open to the public  and one would need to call ahead to make sure the gallery space in the main conference room isn’t being utilized with community organizations or hospice meetings. Rodes Smithey Studio/Gallery 19007 Innes Mkt. Rd., 541-280-5635,  Featuring new met-

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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. Pendleton products, a delicious assortment of huckleberry goodies and southwest silver jewelry. April 6 Honor Dinner will be held at The World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon with the Twanat Award to honor individuals whose tireless work on behalf of Native Americans and is an example to all Americans. May 18 The Boomer Classic Benefit Golf Tournament at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort’s beautiful Golf Course for a fun filled day of golf.


A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St., Prineville. 541-447-3715, Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of the World exhibit anchors the new exhibit space in the expanded museum. It includes The Woods 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.

Redmond Art on the River at Eagle Crest Event Center; Fifth Annual Show and Sale Friday, April 26, 5-8pm and Sat., April 27, 10am-4pm. Percentage of sales to Redmond Schools; fine art and crafts, 541-548-4244. 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, 360-3256230, Featuring works by Judi Meusborn Williamson. Redmond Municipal Airport 50th art show, titled The Power of Red thru May 10. Art pieces produced by Central Oregon artists will be on display throughout the terminal facility and are available for viewing by the public and traveling passengers. Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Shandel Gamer, 541-526-5073,, lindab@dpls. us. Monday – Friday: 10–6pm, Tuesday: 10–8pm and Saturday: 10–5pm. Professional photographer Timothy Park shares winter photography inspired by The Snow Child. April 13-May 4. Friends of the Redmond Library present High School Art Exhibition featuring two and three dimensional works including painting, photography and ceramics from students attending Redmond High School, Redmond Proficiency Academy and Ridgeview High School. April 6-May 4. Exhibits subject to library service hours. 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 Tranquility Tea by Linda Lee Miller that make sense visually and trust that metaphor and the poetry will follow. (For Linda) painting with watermedia enlivens an intimacy, a beauty and a flow, but most of all it offers a spiritual quality to the viewer. Su Skjersaa Lukinbeal’s Somewhere Out There by Su art reflects the thrill of the Skjersaa Lukinbeal 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. This generates a certain brilliance as one ponders the depths of these images. Within them one will find life hidden in most unusual forms. 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. Even though all three artists “start where they are, they produce images that share a thread of commonality…”that Dear Madaline by there is faith in infinite opportunities Renne Brock which are always available to us as long as we are willing to respond to the unexpected as a gift from the spirit.”

Sisters Buffalo Horn Gallery 167 West Sister Park Dr., 541-5499378. Featuring the work of Ted Lettkeman, metal sculpter, Alix, mixed media portraiture of Native Americans and Gary LynnRoberts, western oil painter. Canyon Creek Pottery 310 North Cedar St., 541-390-2449, Ongoing exhibit, fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters. Clearwater Art Gallery 303 West Hood, 541-549-4994, Monday night music starts at 7pm. Wine Down on Wednesdays, Friday Night Flights. 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, Teri Applegarth, Dayne and Don Patheal, owners of Don Terra exhibit their work. The Jewel 221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388. Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss. Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom 601 Larch St., Ste. B, 541-617-6078 artwork, cards, giftware and ceramics.  Kate Aspen Studios 161 E Cascade Ave., 541-549-6950. Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art. Sisters Art Works Entry Gallery 204 W Adams, 541-4209695, 541-549-3096, Featuring My Own Two Hands auction show, thru April 15. Thru June 10, reception April 19, 5-7pm. After a five-year adventure working for the Walt Disney Company in southern California and around the world, Hadley McCann has returned to Sisters and his photography. In January he reopened his studio in the Sisters Art Works building and looks forward to visiting with old and new friends. McCann’s favorite images of the Metolius River and Basin area will be on display. Further explore his photos via the web at hadleymccann. com. Be amazed by his shots taken forty years ago while living in Ethiopia. Enjoy photographs of the Great Wall of China. Reflect on images of the Wat Arun on the bank of Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. Many of the most beautiful places in the world are nearby and are forever dear to Hadley. “An image should represent a moment, a memory, a soul,” remarked McCann. New images of Oregon and other U.S. landscapes will also be on display to appreciate. Sisters Gallery & Frame 252 West Hood Ave., 541-5499552, 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 Ash-

ley Dean. Acrylics by Pat Siegner. We offer custom printing and framing, including custom sized photos to fit your decor. Sisters Public Library 110 N Cedar. An inspiring variety of photographs presented by members of the Sisters Area Photography Club, will be showcased in the Sisters Library Community Room and the Computer Room thru April. Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm. Closed Friday and Saturday. 541-382 1209


Artists’s Gallery Sunriver Paper Station building 541-593-2127 or 541593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver. com. Featuring Pamela Armstrong (Date Bags), Tina Brockway (Fine Art Pottery), Carolyn Waissman (Photography) and Vanessa Julian (Oils). Second Saturday artists’ reception and wine tasting April 13, 4-7pm at the Gallery. Sunriver Area Public Library 56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080. The Friends of the Sunriver Area Library present special exhibits featuring photography by Susan Berger and stuffed Pottery by Tina animals by Nancy Crandell through Brockway April 27. Crandell began creating her “soft sculpture” teddy bears about fifteen years ago, after accumulating piles of acrylic “fur” while encouraging her daughter in a bear-making venture. When her daughter decided to work in another medium, Nancy was left with a closet full of “fur” and other supplies that begged to become something important.  Nancy decided to jump in and take her sewing skills into this new, creative direction. Bear “construction” turned out to be so much fun that Nancy is still at work, continuing to create bears and other furry critters. Nancy says that she lets the material dictate which direction her creations will take. Berger began photographing wildflowers in the deserts of southern California in 2003 after a fellow photographer talked her into participating in a wildflower jaunt. Finding and photographing wildflowers quickly grew into an obsession, and represents Susan’s almost-exclusive subject. There is a tiny unseen world beneath our feet, and extreme close-up shots are one way to see it all up close and personal. She uses a digital Canon 60D and 200mm Canon macro lens. Locating the flowers can be a job in itself, and Susan has spent many weekends hunting wildflowers -- sometimes driving hundreds of miles in search of a single specie. 

Juniper by Jerome Gaston

Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery 1 Center Dr., Sunriver. Wine Country Quilts, a fine art exhibit featuring woven paper designs by Alice Van Leunen thru April 7. Fine art exhibit by Jerome Gaston featuring watercolor & acrylic paintings in the upper gallery opens on April 9 thru

May 14. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes gallery exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 541-382-9398.

Village Bar & Grill 57100 Mall Dr., 541-593-1100, www. Featuring the artwork of Charles Cockburn through 2013. Charles 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 in his images, from the awe striking magnificence of a vast mountain to the breathtaking intricacies of the smallest flower.

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Call for Artisans Bend Spring Festival April 12-14, 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). In existence since 1974, the affordable market is held in the school administration parking lot, directly across the street from the Bend downtown library. New this year will be a weekly theme with free activities to help attract locals, as well as out of town visitors. Central Oregon Saturday market is offering a free community booth to local non-profits and organizations who wish to promote their mission or an upcoming event. In exchange the COSM requests that the organization offer educational information, a demonstration or some type of hands on activity. Contact Gretchen at or call evenings at 541-420-7819. Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Committee Accepting entries for themed exhibition Anticipation. Images in any wall hanging medium of whatever the artist is eagerly awaiting or wishing for (could be a season, a visit to a place, an event that evokes an image, etc). April 30, Tuesday 3-6pm in the Hutchinson Room, second floor of the downtown Library. Exhibit dates: May 1 until August 5,     Contact Denise at 541-389-9846. Call For Applications: 2014 Artist In Residence Program Every winter from January through March, creative individuals and collaborative groups from all over the world are welcomed to Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Sisters for one-month long residencies. Because we believe a range of backgrounds enhances the communal experience, residencies are open to national and international artists of any discipline, as well as creative think­ ers in engineering, design and the sciences who have emerged and established themselves beyond university training. The application deadline is June 15. To apply go to: http://www. Redmond Call to Artists The Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places with the City of Redmond will be hosting a Passport to the Arts celebration August 17, from 10am-4pm. The event will take place in downtown Redmond’s Centennial Park and will feature local artists booths and live music. Jaclyn Abslag at 541-923-7763 or Redmond Public Art. Atelier 6000 Call to Artists Accepting entries for Hidden Agendas, an exhibition to highlight Book Arts. Open to all, the juried exhibition is of handmade artist books. Book editions or one-of-a-kind, sculptural, traditionally bound, book objects, altered books and broadsides are encouraged.  This show is open to a wide interpretation of the theme – artists may tell a story or expose hidden layers; reveal emotions or make us laugh. Prospectus Call for Photos: 2014 Wild Desert Calendar Submission deadline: June 7. Both professional and amateur photo submissions are encouraged. Selected photos will be featured in the 2014 Wild Desert Calendar and may be used in other ONDA materials with accurate photo credits provided. Submit up to 10 of your highest quality photographs. E-mail images to with 2014 Wild Desert submission in subject line. Requirements: JPEG files, 2.5 MB/long edge 1025 pixels, 72 dpi minimum. Print quality 300 dpi TIFF files must be available if your image(s) are selected. Visit for more listings.


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imes are tough right now, and I’ve been looking for ways to pick up a little extra cash. And that’s when it dawned on me. I’ve got this column to sell - maybe all I need is an infomercial! Scene One: Faded black and white, slightly blurred. An obese man in a torn bathrobe, sitting at a beat-up table in a run-down kitchen. The remains of some congealed oatmeal is in a bowl at his side. He’s reading a humor column in a newspaper. His face is scrunched up, and he obviously doesn’t find it funny. His expression goes from bewildered, to disgusted, to angered. He rises abruptly, knocking over his cheap chair, which shatters on the worn linoleum floor. He grabs the newspaper, spreads it on the counter and pointedly dumps the day’s trash on the humor column before wadding it up and tossing it toward the trash bin. He misses, and coffee grounds and old grease splatter the wall. Voice-over announcer: “Are you sick and tired of humor columns that aren’t funny? Is the one in your local paper not even good enough to hold coffee grounds?” Scene Two: Full, vibrant color, crisp focus. A beautiful young couple is sitting at a poolside table under a warm sun. The table is spread with a lush array of fresh juices, pastries and tropical fruits. The man is reading The Lighter Side aloud from the paper. The couple laughs continuously, pausing here and there to catch their breath before continuing. Voice-over announcer: “Isn’t this more of what you want from your

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humor column?” Scene Three: Full, vibrant color, crisp focus. The beautiful young couple steps inside from the patio and spreads the newspaper out on an expensive granite countertop. The woman bends forward, scissors in hand, showing ample cleavage. She begins to carefully cut the column out of the paper. “This is another one we just have to cut out and have framed,” she purrs. “I know,” the man agrees. He slips off his shirt, revealing sculpted, oiled pecs, and lifts a hammer. He turns, flexing, and tacks a nail into the wall. Lifting a platinumand-teak frame from the counter, he shows it to her, then hangs it on the wall next to an endless row of similar frames. “However, that’s the last one we have room for. That Lighter Side column is so good, and we keep framing and hanging so many of them, I think I’ll have to call the contractor today to see about having another wing built.” The couple smiles lovingly at each, laugh, and say at the same time, “but it’ll be worth it!” Scene Four: Faded black and white, slightly blurred. The obese man in the torn bathrobe is on the floor, sweeping up coffee grounds, crying. He pounds his fists against the other humor column, then reaches for a bottle of whiskey. Voice-over announcer: “It doesn’t have to be this way. Your life doesn’t have to be this bleak, empty, pointless and humorless. There’s a simple way to bring sunshine and joy into every dark, dank room of your life.” Scene Five: Full, vibrant color,

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The People Choose a Winner for City Walls UNSEEN::WORLD


Protect City Wildlife by Judy Hoiness, Graphite, watercolor crayon and watercolor paint

he City of Bend Arts, Beautification & Culture Commission’s (Arts Commission) fifth City Walls at City Hall art show, UNSEEN::WORLD, inspired the community through art. Since its opening in October 2012, visitors on First Fridays have been given the opportunity to vote on their favorite artist who best portrayed the theme. Fifteen juried artists were given extraordinary photos of ordinary objects common to Central Oregon and were asked to create their art inspired by the photo. Annie MuskeDukes-Driggs of the partner and sponsor organization, Bend Research, took Scanned Electronic Microscopy (SEM) photographs. The nature of the photography creates an unrecognizable image of this common object. Objects too large for the electron microscope were photographed by Joel Bailie of Bend Research, using macro-photography. Judy Hoiness was announced as the People’s Choice winner for UNSEEN::WORLD. The photo she was inspired by was an owl feather. Judy is an international award winner in the arts and taught for many years at COCC. For more information visit The framed macro-photos will be donated to the Bend Science Station for children grades 3-12. The Arts Commission acts in an advisory group to the City of Bend in the promotion of art, beautification and culture in Bend. 541-388-5505 or

Plein Air Painters Show at COCC


he French Term “plein air” means in the open air. In the 19th century, the Barbizon school began a tradition of painters taking their work out of the studio and into the open air, but the Impressionist are Mt.Washington by Carol Picknell best known for popularizing this technique with astounding success. The movement to paint outdoor was influenced by the new science of optics. The Impressionists noted that light on form could convey the impression of the landscape that was then expressed in color. They created an impression of the landscape rather than a realistic view. The Plein Air Painters of Oregon continue this art portraying the beauty of Oregon through oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastels. The Central Oregon Community College presents 56 paintings in their library located on Campus Way from March 1 through May 1.   These paintings showcase the skills of this talented group. The artists exhibiting are: Laura Jo Sherman, Bea Youngs, Carol Picknell, Gordon Baker, Kay Baker, Janet Rawlings, Lisa Hoffman-McCabe, Winnie Givot, Marilyn Dahlen, Louise Scott, JoAnn Brugess, Michelle Oberg, John O’Brien, Jennifer Ware-Kempcke, Ron Rauch, Sue Lyon-Manley, Nancy Misek, Margi Legowik, Shelly Wierzba, Charles Hardt Hedges, Linda Gaillard, Denise Rich and Ruth Schassberger. The Plein Air Painters have a seasonal schedule that begins in April and ends in September or October. They meet weekly in either the morning or afternoon for three to four hours for most artists. They explore locations in

Oregon ranging from the Coast to areas of Eastern Oregon with many sites in Central Oregon. To exhibit in this show, artist must have completed the painting at one of the scheduled sessions with only minimal additions done in the studio. These painters have braved cold, heat, mosquitoes and sometimes disparaging comments to bring their artistic vision to life. Each painting session attracts about 20 participants who range themselves throughout a location following what attracts them to a scene.   Their experience and skills vary but not their passion to create. Many of the painters employ a realistic style but some choose to capture the essence of a scene in a more impressionistic manner. Many of the painters will take these studies back to the studio and use them as the basis for a more detailed and larger work that you will find hanging in our local galleries.   An artist is absorbing the emotion, local color and photographs during the painting session to inform their studio work or a painting can be complete and ready to hang that day. Please come and absorb some of this excitement yourself.Please check with the library for hours and parking information by calling COCC.   If you would like to learn more about Plein Air Painters of Oregon just visit their website On the Edge by Michelle Oberg | April 2013


Fine Art Exhibition, Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery


Juniper by Jerome Gaston, Acrylic On Canvas, 16”h X 20”w

unriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents a fine art exhibit by Jerome Gaston featuring watercolor and acrylic paintings in the upper gallery. The exhibit opens on April 9 and continues through May 14. The resort invites the public to visit the exhibition. Gaston (1911-1989) worked in the early part of the 20th Century, with his

Bowers Museum by Jerome Gaston, Watercolor, 18”h X 22”w

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brothers, as an illustrator in California producing original posters for theaters to advertise Hollywood greats such as Betty Davis, Will Rogers, Al Jolson, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, W.C. Fields, Ginger Rogers and others. During this time, it was common for movie theaters to hire artists to produce vibrant, original advertising in order to compete with other movie houses but also vaudeville and live theater. Streamlined and colorful, the original artwork attracted crowds as the lithographed posters could not. Regrettably, most of this original art was destroyed or recycled until unusable. Gaston and his two brothers, Norton and Edward, operated a commercial art business in a basement studio of the Fox Theater in Long Beach, California, selling large original show signs that were more compelling and current than printed movie posters. Norton, a portraitist, painted the faces, Jerome and Edward, the backgrounds. Their lithos sold for $8 –$40 to theaters in the Long Beach area, offering a good income during the Great Depression of the late 20s and 30s. Upon retirement from the movie industry, Gaston spent the remainder of this life sketching and painting images of the southern California area such as the period stucco, tiled-roof building of the Bowers Museum. The displayed art represents only a small portion of his work from the late 60s and early 70s. With watercolor his forte, critics consider Gaston one of the most accomplished California watercolor artists of that time. In the lower level gallery, Donaca shows brilliantly colored, expressionistic landscapes depicting Central Oregon. Painted in multiple saturated hues, the images include the Deschutes, Mirror Pond and other familiar scenes. Sunriver invites the public to visit the exhibition at the Lodge, open all hours. Billye Turner organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at 541-382-9398.

Deschutes Bridge by Joanne Donaca, Oil/Canvas, 36”h X 48”w

Artists’ Gallery Embraces the Bounty of Spring


ome celebrate with the artists at the Artists’ Gallery in Sunriver. There are lots of things to get excited about. Not only are we happy to embrace the bounty of spring, it is the second anniversary of this successful gallery. To honor the occasion, the gallery will have drawings each hour for beautiful, one of a kind, art pieces. There is no cost to enter, and you can meet the artist that created each piece. Enjoy the Second Saturday reception with the artists on April 13. Following are featured artists: Carolyn Waissman, a local naturalist and wild life photographer, is showing a new collection of Central Oregon subjects titled Wild – Feathers and Flowers. Carolyn’s work has been extremely popular at the gallery since the grand opening two years ago. Art patrons return to the gallery frequently to see which new Western Tanager by Carolyn Waissman photography piece can be added to their collection. A frequently asked question is, “How long did the artist have to wait to capture that specific moment or animal expression?” Her new pieces are macro (really close up) photographs that capture, in exquisite detail, each beautiful flower and wild song bird’s minute essence. Central Oregon offers a feast for artistic inspiration. Photographing the natural world is intrinsically part of Carolyn’s every day life in Central Oregon. Her joy is expressed in her personal interpretation of every aspect of nature. Carolyn’s art is presented in multiple formats. Look for greeting cards, prints framed in eco-friendly bamboo frames and a variety of sizes of enlarged giclee canvas pieces. Tina Brockway is an artist that enjoys working in multiple mediums, including graphic design, fabric design, en-caustic painting and pottery. Her love for art started early on in life, and it is easy to see the diverse influences of her training and travels in the pottery pieces that she displays at the gallery. Many of her large fine art pieces (bowls, platters, lamps, unusual vessels) demonstrate the often “peacock” colors of the Raku pottery process. Some pieces boast delicate patterning reminiscent of lace. Other pieces display beloved scenes from Central Oregon such as Smith Rock. Tina’s fine art pottery collection also includes smaller pieces like delicate cups and vessels with Pottery by Tina Brockway strong Asian influences. Large or small, each piece is made unique because of the combination of tightly controlled artistic design and the uncontrolled nature of the Raku glazing process. Vanessa Julian is new to the Artists’ Gallery this year, so many regular patrons may not have had the pleasure of viewing her work. Vanessa’s medium


is acrylic on both two and three dimensional surfaces. Locals may be familiar with her work through her well know poster, Sagebrush Hoppers, that she painted for the Bend Summer Festival. Gallery pieces include both whimsical paintings and painted boxes. The artist says that her art is a reflection of the world that she sees, a world that she believes is full of “fat curiosities.” Her art is colorful, full of round shapes injected with colorful expressions. Her piece Bunny Box shows a gap tooth rabbit that can not help but bring a smile to everyone who looks at it. Pamela Armstrong, also new to the gallery, is fabric artist. Come see her collection of beautiful “date bags.” A date bag is a special little purse, handcrafted of fabric remnants that may have previously resided in a grand room or were worn by someone special. These little gems may display Grandma’s old buttons, rescued from the jar in which they resided for decades. Maybe there will be the single earring, a brooch or broken pendant that can still sparkle and gleam in the light. Pamela’s date bags encourage admirers to think about the stories that each of these Bunny Box by Vanessa Julian embellishments could tell. What parties did they attend and what coats they may have fastened? Perhaps you will remember a special someone? Like all art pieces, each date bag has a title. Although each piece is unique, they all have one thing in common. They are small and they are small for a reason. When you use your date bag, it helps you stay in the moment, not distracted by the entire life that you carry in your capacious day bag. You are free to enjoy dinner with a friend, a movie or a stroll in an art gallery unencumbered. It is just the right size to help create a memory. It is the perfect gift for a special friend or for you!

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Welcome to The Sisters Country Deep Roots Art Show at Sisters Art Works


isters Art Works is displaying some of the artwork donated for My Own Two Hands. The annual fundraiser provides funding for Sisters Folk Festival Inc.’s (SFF) educational outreach program, the Americana Project and other SFF programs. Donations are plentiful and varied, providing an interesting cross-section of mediums from paintings to ceramics, woodworking, photographs and sculptures. Some of the contributing artists include Skip Armstrong, Janice Druian, Glen Corbett, Danae Bennett-Miller, Laurence Dyer and Mary Jo Weiss. Highly collected Native artists Lillian Pitt and Rick Bartow will also have art up for auction. Essence by Hadley McCann Some of the student art in the show will be featured in the My Own Two Hands art auction. “We’re so grateful for the generosity of the The theme for this year’s event is Deep Roots, chosen to reignite some of students and adults in our community,” said Development Director, Katy Yoder. the original intentions of the event and celebrate the deep roots that keep the The My Own Two Hands art donations will be at Sisters Art Works and evencommunity strong and vibrant. tually, some will be transported to local businesses where they will be on display The Sisters Art Work, 204 W. Adams Ave. open 9am-5pm Monday through Friduring the April 12, art stroll. Proxy bidding will be accepted this year. day until April 12. On April 15, Hadley McCann will feature his photography.

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The Sisters Folk Festival is known for introducing a Central Oregon audience to new and fresh voices, and we are confident all of these bookings will do just that,” says Executive/Artistic Director Brad Tisdel. Ryan Montbleau, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace will also be teaching at the Americana Song & Arts Academy, September 3-6, held at Caldera. The Sisters Folk Festival All-Event passes are $115, and in 2012 sold out for the first time. The event draws world-class musicians and songwriters to intimate venues throughout the beautiful town of Sisters. Event organizers continue to place the music at the forefront, as most venues are listening audience experiences that compel the artists to perform at their best, whether in front of 125 or 1,100 adoring fans., 541-549-4979.

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isters Folk Festival announced its initial lineup. Scheduled for September 6-8; the Festival will bring back the immensely talented young songwriter and 2012 Encore Artist, Grammy-nominated John Fullbright from Okemah, Oklahoma. He  will be returning to perform as The California Honeydrops a duo with guitarist Terry Ware throughout the weekend. He will once again present his wry humor and intense insight and lyrics to the Sisters audience.   In addition, the Festival is excited to feature Lake Street Dive, a compelling band with a fresh take on jazz-influenced tunes, led by the vocals of Rachael Price. Lake Street Dive has a growing buzz throughout the country and is performing at major festivals this summer. Hailing from Boston Massachusetts, the  incomparable  Ryan Montbleau Band  will perform their soulful R & B music inspired by Ryan’s recent time spent in New Orleans. The California Honeydrops will thrill audiences with their horn-infused dance music after wild appreciation at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival last year. Also on the bill is the intelligent and quirky Amber Rubarth, winner of NPR’s prestigious Mountain Stage New Song Contest, and  Amy Speace, a veteran Nashville songwriter, of whom the Washington Post says, “Her velvety, achy voice recalls an early Lucinda Williams. Sounding grounded but wounded… Speace exudes the vulnerability of someone who’s loved and lost.”

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wo books by William Sullivan have inspired a show called Oregon Hikes Inspire Creative Expression at Art Adventure Gallery in Madras. The show will include quilts, photographs and paintings by Sullivan’s wife, Janell Sorensen. Opening reception will be April 4, 5:30-7pm.   To celebrate Jefferson County’s 2013 Community Read Book selections by Sullivan, including Listening for Coyote: a Walk across Oregon’s Wilderness and Cabin Fever: Memoirs of a Part-Time Pioneer, Sorensen will be a featured artist at Art Adventure Gallery. Janell Sorensen Sullivan’s books are also the inspiration for Jefferson County Quilters, local photographer Bill Vollmer and a virtual tour of the amazing beauty of nature captured in a Google Earth Tour of Sullivan’s 1,361 mile solo backpacking trek in 1985 put together by Warm Springs librarian Craig Graham and Forest Service cartographer Bruce Wright.

Sorensen describes her technique, “My striagraphic interpretation of Oregon’s national park, Crater Lake, projects strata onto the landscape to show the dynamism of the exploded volcano. The illustration is actually a small study for the final work.” Sorensen explores Oregon and the world for her inspiration. “Most of my work comes to life amid the paint tubes, brushes and easels of my Eugene studio.” Well-known Madras photographer Bill Vollmer plans to display landscape highlights seen during Broken Top Snow Sullivan’s journey from the Southern Oregon coast to the Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon. Retired from the military, Vollmer’s work includes landscapes, publicity photos for local media and fine art through his studio, Mountain Photo and Graphics. 541-475-7701 or

Stars in the Sagebrush


he Redmond Education Foundation and Home Federal Bank will host the fourth biennial Stars in the Sagebrush event at 6pm on April 12 at the River Run Event Center at Eagle Crest Resort. The event celebrates individuals, programs and initiatives that have made a major impact on the lives of children. Stars in the Sagebrush will raise funds and awareness for Redmond School District’s (RSD) community schools. The district has five community schools which offer academic and social interventions for children and families in high poverty or resource deprived communities. These schools serve RSD students, adults and community members. RSD community schools include M.A. Lynch Elementary, Terrebonne Community School, Vern Patrick Elementary, Elton Gregory Middle School and Obsidian Middle School.

This year the following individuals and organizations will be honored for their service to education in Redmond: Business: Skanska Volunteer: Ed Harris, Mary Kimmel Educational Achievement:  Karen Andrade, Marisol Benz, Gayle Davis, Pam Hadlich, Rayna Nordstrom, Leslie Westendorf and Mark Winger. The evening will feature food and drink, a celebration of the honorees, live music by Lindy Gravelle as well as a silent and live auction. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased in person at Home Federal Bank at 821 SW Sixth Street in Redmond, Redmond School District Offices at 145 SE Salmon Ave., or online beginning at 541-306-6611,

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wenty-five chairs have been painted and designed by local professional artists, student artists and local clubwomen and displayed during the month of April in selected Redmond businesses sponsoring the chairs.

A $100 art scholarship will go to a student with the rest of the proceeds benefiting the Sparrow Clubs. As artists complete their chairs, pictures will be displayed on the Facebook page. On April 19, Walk the Art Beat in downtown Redmond will feature student artists and the Chair-ity for Children Chairs. A Place to Hang Your Heart by Linda Shelton

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y friends and I arrived at Brand 33 at Aspen Lakes in Sisters of the appetizer scallops (which I have to admit I preferred), but melted in as the last traces of the sunset washed the sky. One look from your mouth. They also won big points for creativity, with their hint of lavender the floor-to-ceiling picture windows toward the snow-capped which, partnered with a drizzle of wild flower honey and the salty goodness of Three Sisters and I made a mental note to arrive earlier next time. The view bacon, just danced on the palate. A deft and subtle hand allowed the taste of so entranced me that the vaulted Western timber-frame dining room didn’t the scallops to shine through the three accompanying big-boy flavors, each of actually register until we had looked over the menu. I had no way of knowing which could have taken over. “I thought this combination would never work,” that the restaurant’s rustic charm with a modern twist would prove a harbin- said one of my dining companions. “I love it.” We switched gears with the down-home double cut pork chop served with ger of the meal to come. Before long, our four appetizers hit the table. I dove into the seared sea a lightly sweet pork demi-glace nicely set off by a Granny Smith apple comscallops with garlic mashed potatoes, truffle oil and micro greens. With that pote. I loved the contrast of the tart against the sweet and the chop was perkind of a lineup, why wouldn’t I? The dish was just as divine as I’d hoped it fectly pink and juicy. We wrapped up the entrees with the chef ’s fresh fish of the day—a large would be. piece of roasted sturgeon served in a It was admittedly hard to tear myself away, but the steamer clams were callwhite wine lemon butter sauce. The ing. Now I love steamers. I love the broth that you get from cooking Manila Cedar Plank fish was flawlessly cooked. Still, the clams, garlic, white wine and butter together even more. And this broth, with Salmon star of the show was definitely that its white wine reduction and hint of red pepper flake, may just have been the velvety Buerre Blanc sauce which best I’ve had. I soaked it up with the accompanying and unexpectedly cheesy could turn a dedicated carnivore garlic bread. I soaked it up with the homemade rosemary bread. And in beinto a fish lover. tween I enjoyed as many tender clams as I could without seeming too piggish. After a quick return to the sea scallops, I tried a grilled prawn with garlicThree decadent desserts finished cilantro sauce, as well as a hog wing—a braised pork shank served with a off the meal and almost finished us sweet and spicy mango barbecue sauce. Both were good, but neither had a off. Our two favorites: the homechance at stealing me away from the two appetizers I wanted to take home made ice-cream and a memorable with me. bittersweet chocolate torte that Upon the advice of our server, we next ordered the house salad which we all could be renamed Creamy Just Sweet loved. Julienned raw Enough Chocolate Perfection. beet and chunks of Yes, at a golf course restaurant that tart apple, along with has to cater to a variety of different 16900 Aspen Lakes Dr, Sisters, OR 97759 blue cheese, candied ages, palates and expectations, we had a killer meal with 541-549-4653 nuts and baby onion a killer view. Thanks Aspen Lakes and Executive Chef rings adorned the John Price. Hours: Thursday – Saturday 4pm to closing; Spring hours field greens. We had will expand so please call to see if we’re open. been a little skeptiPhotos courtesy of Justin Moore cal about the salad’s cherry vinaigrette, but it’s unusual combination of tart, sweet and pickled flavors instantly won us all over. When it came to the entrees, my favorite was everyone else’s. The sizzling presentation of the Flat Iron steak atop wedges of garlic roasted russet potatoes soaked in the pan juices was as memorable as the succulent beef itself. The accompanying Chimichurri—a tangy Argentinean sauce made with chopped parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and red pepper flakes—took the downright delicious steak to a whole new level. The sea scallops seared in lavender came in a close second for two of the four at our table. The scallops lacked the crusty sear

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Shuffle Concert Restacks the Musical Deck


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magine a live concert where the audience chooses the music. A pop song immediately follows a Baroque concerto. Forty possible musical works can be randomly selected from nineteen different musical styles. It’s all possible when the Shuffle Concert returns Shuffle Concert is a unique group of six virtuoso musicians to Central Oregon at Bend’s historic Tower Theatre, Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30pm. Shuffle Concert is a unique a group of six virtuoso musicians who are reinventing the way chamber concerts are presented and performed. Everyone who comes to the Shuffle Concert will receive an individually numbered menu filled with musical masterpieces in every musical style: Baroque, Classical and Romantic to Jazz, Pop and Broadway. When a menu number is selected, the audience member with that number chooses the musical style and individual song the sextet will perform next. Every concert is a completely new experience, both for the audience and the Shuffle Concert performers. 541-317-0700 or

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n April 19 and 20, 7:30pm, at First Presbyterian Church in Bend, the 48-voice Central Oregon Mastersingers directed by Clyde Thompson will present a concert of music centered on the theme of hope. Motets, spirituals, gospel songs, classic choral works and exciting new pieces - all have been chosen for their exclamations of hope, renewal, healing and optimism in times of travail. Among the featured works will be a Mosaic Requiem, combining movements from settings of the Requiem Mass by Herbert Howells, Maurice Duruflé, John Rutter and Eleanor Daley.   Tickets: $15 general admission, available online at or by calling 541-385-7229.

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he new trio of three veteran singer/songwriters comes to Bend’s Tower Theatre for their first and only Northwest concert. Blue Sky Riders – Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr – showcase their award-winning careers and compositions Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm. A local opening act will be announced shortly. The creative spark that evolved into Blue Sky Riders was first struck in 2008 when Kenny Loggins, one of the premiere voices in modern popular music, joined forces with Gary Burr, one of Nashville’s most accomplished writers. “When we sang together, we sounded like brothers,” said Loggins. “The last time I experienced that kind of blend was with Jimmy Messina in 1971.” They decided on the spot to form a band, but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr recruited singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman, who has worked with and written hits for Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride. Blue Sky Riders was born with a unique blend of three-part harmonies, and three consummate performers taking turns as lead singer. The Riders released their debut album, Finally Home, in January. 541-317-0700 or Photo courtesy of The Tower

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he Central Oregon Songtry, glitzy decorations, paparazzi and writer’s Association will be the video cameras will be rollin,” said hosting the 20th AnniverCOSA’s President Lauren Kershner. sary COSA Song of the Year Awards Music lovers will enjoy approxiat the Old Stone Church on May 4 mately 20 live award winning musical at 6pm. acts all of which will be from the very “The COSA Song of the Year best songwriters in Central Oregon. Awards is like Central Oregon’s verThere will be a no-host catered dinner sion of The Grammy Awards. It’s a and bar available as well. pretty big deal and most all of Central Tickets are $5 at the door the Oregon’s best songwriters and musinight of the event. Doors open at cians will be there,” explained Dennis 5pm for ticket sales and the show Plant, a long-time COSA officer and starts at 6pm. Lauren Kershner at the 2010 Song of the Year show at the Tower Theatre. Song of the Year award winner. If you are a songwriter and would like “This year we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of COSA more information on how to enter the COSA Song of the Year contest so we will be creating a very special event with a red carpet en- visit

NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival


orthWest Crossing will come alive April 12-14 as they utilize art, food, spirits, music and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring. Art & Wine Bop! Friday, April 12, 6-9pm Kick off the weekend with the Cascade School of Music (CSM) Art and Wine Bop! From 6-9pm, CSM faculty will perform, free wine samples will be served and hand-selected, festival artists will be featured, all within the cozy, warm and covered confines of various NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center merchants and restaurants. Cycle/Recycle: Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14 Inspired by Bend’s fantastic cycling culture and forward-thinking trendsetters who make art, clothing and function from repurposed materials, we bring you Cycle/Recycle! New to NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival, this theme of art, gear and activities will be seen throughout the festival weekend. Fine Artists Promenade At the heart of the NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival are the

Central Oregon Chamber Orchestra


n Sunday April 7 at 2pm, guest artists Lisa Robertson, violin, and Denise Fujikawa, harp, will perform at the Bend High School Auditorium with the Central Oregon Chamber Orchestra. Program will feature works from composers spanning the Renaissance through the Twentieth Century including Piazzola, Saint-Saëns, Ibert and Massenet. This event is for donating members of the Central Oregon Symphony Association (COSA). Tickets are required. To become a donating member, visit or call 541-317-3941.

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Central Oregon Songwriter's Association Celebrates 20 Years

artisans and craftspeople that will present a lively mix of original work, including a highlight on imagery and materials derived from cycling and recycling. It is also a great place to start planning ahead for outdoor entertaining with garden art. Street Chalk Art Competition Saturday, April 13 “Pull your best Picasso” by entering the Street Chalk Art Competition (for both adults and kids) and qualify to win one of six cash prizes (including $400 prize for the chalk mural voted “best” in the adult category). The space is free, chalk will be provided (although you can bring your own), your images must be appropriate and feature “spring theme”– you can pre-register with – or you can “walk up” to compete, assuming spaces will still be available for walk ups. Peak 104.1 Mainstage Performers Located at the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and NorthWest Crossing Drive, the Peak 104.1 Mainstage features an outstanding lineup of local, regional and national performers. Musical line-up to be announced shortly! Spring into Fun Family Area Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14 Located on the south end of Fort Clatsop Watch as your children’s jaws drop in amazement when they round the corner to the south end of Fort Clotsap and see our Spring into Fun Family Area. Music, pony rides, ballet dancers, giant puppets, stilt walkers, arts and crafts, face painting, not to mention a kids stage, petting zoo, exotic reptiles, rock wall, super bungee, bike rodeo and inflatable rides! Afternoon High Tea with the Spring Fairy Saturday, April 13 at 12pm and 3pm Spring Festival will once again host this deliciously endearing tea party for 25. The eight-foot-tall Spring Fairy will read stories (on stilts!), while guests dine on high tea finger foods and lemonade. Kids should come dressed as princesses and fairies. The top three best costumes will win a prize! Tea party tables will be set for a maximum of 25 kids at 12pm and again at 3pm. First-come first-serve basis with pre-registration. Email to reserve your seat. | April 2013

hat do postcards mean to you? Come see what they mean to four dance companies. Bend Dance Project presents Postcards on April 13 at 7pm at Summit High School. Watch Jazz Dance Collective, Velocity Dance Theatre, South County Hipsters and Hokule’a Polynesian Dancers interpret postcards in movement. See creative original dance pieces choreographed by local choreographers and performed by local dancers. Acoustic duo, Hilst and Coffey, will also be bringing the genre-crossing music to the stage. Bend Dance Project choreographers include Gail Bartley, Alesa Terry, Lorina Gravatt, and Holly Cambern. The evening will include jazz dance, contemporary

Photo by Cascade View Photography


Bend Dance Project Presents Postcards

Postcards will feature original dance pieces choreographed by local choreographers and performed by local dancers.

ballet, belly dance and Polynesian dance. All performed by youth and adult dancers from the Central Oregon dance community. A musical group will also be performing. Check the Bend Dance Project website for updates of the show lineup. Tickets can be purchased before the show for $10 at or call 541-410-8451. Tickets purchased at the door will be $12. Bend Dance Project is a nonprofit organization. The Bend Dance Project mission is to promote all styles of dance in Bend, to provide opportunities for local dancers to perform, to provide opportunities for choreographers to create new dances using local dancers and to use dance performance to benefit local artistic, charitable and educational causes.

An Intimate Evening with Molly Ringwald


Photo courtesy of the Tower Theatre

ne of the most iconic teenage movie stars brings her lifelong love of American standards and jazz classics to Bend’s Tower Theatre in an intimate and revealing night of stories and song on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm. An entire generation grew up with Molly Ringwald through John Hughes’ landmark films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink.  They saw her star in Broadway revivals of Cabaret and Sweet Charity. In the past few years, Ringwald penned two bestsellers. The first, Getting the Pretty Back, celebrates turning 40 and, she says, “being the sexiest, funniest, smartest, best-dressed and most confident woman you can be.” The second is a novel, When It Happens to You. She currently appears in and sings the theme to ABC Family’s breakout hit, The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Her debut CD, Except…Sometimes, will be released by Concord Records on April 9. An homage to the Great American Songbook, the carefully chosen selection of nine standards is capped off by Ringwald’s take on The Breakfast Club’s, “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Molly Ringwald is the last of eight acts in Bend Surgery Center’s 2012-13 CenterStage Series. Mountain View Heating is the showcase sponsor. Central Oregon Radiology and Deschutes Brewery are supporting sponsors. Sally Russell is the performance sponsor. Deschutes River Ale is the night’s featured beer. 541-317-0700 or

Molly Ringwald

Bend Follies Lowers the Bar to Raise Funds for Tower n an effort to put some “fun” back in “fundraising,” the Tower Theatre Foundation launches its first major event to celebrate and underwrite the important role the nonprofit plays in the cultural life of Central Oregon. The Bend Follies is a lighthearted, fast-paced variety show starring prominent business, civic, educational and entertainment leaders showing off their singing, dancing and joke-telling skills. The Follies opens Friday, April 26 and, appropriately, closes the next night, Saturday, April 27. The Follies will spotlight performances (we use the term loosely) by Bob Shaw, Mary Barackman (a.k.a. Little Caesar’s Lady), Tim Casey, Mosley Wotta, Maralyn Thoma, Betsy Warriner, Chuck Arnold, Lava City Roller Dolls, Kristi Miller, Pamela Hulse Andrews, Michael LaLonde and many others. Both evenings will have silent and live auctions, featuring a condo in Cabo. And exclusive to the Follies will be opportunities for audience members to use cash, checks and credit cards

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Photo courtesy of the Tower Theatre


Two Evenings of Laughs, Parodies, Puns & Unusual Talent

Come for the unusual talent, stay for the laughs

to “vote” for their favorite act to receive a “Gratuitous Standing Ovation” each night. “The Bend Follies is cheaper than the Book of Mormon, and closer than the High Desert Museum,” said Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation, and executive producer of the fundraiser. “We just want everyone to feel good about Bend, the Tower, their somewhat-talented friends and neighbors – and to leave the event with very little money left in their wallets.” Hosted by Donna James (The Mountain 99.7 FM) and David Simpson (The Producers; KPOV’s Big Screen/ Little Screen), the Bend Follies can be described as Saturday Night Live meets a fifth grade pageant. But we’d prefer you think of it as another excuse to hang out downtown with friends. 541-317-0700 or WARNING: The Bend Follies will contain adult material, and an adolescent sense of humor.


ward-winning vocalist Madeleine Peyroux’s new album, The Blue Room, features a fine selection of original and covered tunes, highlighted by her soulful, Billie Holiday-esque voice. Peyroux’s album sees the genre-blending singer with her husky voice reworking some landmark musical charms, in collaboration with longtime Peyroux producer Larry Klein ( Joni Mitchell, Walter Becker, Tracy Chapman, Herbie Hancock). The result, using swing influences, a midtempo style, a piano solo, light drumming and bass, is a sophisticated album that fuses musical styles together to create a rapturing sound. “The only thing that matters is the song,” says singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. That conviction along with a ‘one of a kind’ voice has carried the Jazz artist from the streets of Paris at only 15 touring with blues and jazz bands, all the way to mainstream recognition. “Someone gave me early Columbia recordings with Billie Holiday and instructed me to learn the songs,” Peyroux explains. She grasped not just the melody changes, choice of tone and phrasing but the power of the iconic artist’s presence. Through intensely distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles, Peyroux has proved to be an uncannily insightful ‘interpreter’ with her consistently impeccable choice of material. “Madeleine and I decided to branch out to other songs we love,” explains Klein, so alongside tunes from the original ABC Paramount project such as Bye Bye Love, Born To Lose, You Don’t Know Me and Randy Newman’s I Can’t Stop Loving You, Warren Zevon’s Desperadoes Under The Eaves and John Hartford’s Gentle On My Mind. Madeleine is at a nexus of styles, blending Jazz, Blues, Country and Pop. With the insightful accompaniment of Dean Parks’ guitars, Jay Bellerose’s atmospheric drumming, David Piltch’s bass and as in Dance Me to the End of Love, Larry Goldings smart piano, Peyroux sheds an enticing new light on the familiar classic. It’s a long way from the streets of Paris but according to online highlights: where others may be content basking in the glow of praising reviews, this charmingly humble musician bravely explores new grounds showing that like jazz itself she is willing to take new chances. by Pamela Hulse Andrews

Delta Machine Depeche Mode


he English techno-pop band, Depeche Mode has release their new CD, Delta Machine and the cyber world has come alive with over whelming response. Made up of members Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher and Vince Clarke, D e p e c h e Mode began in 1980, in the blue-collar London suburb of Basildon. Often taking the train to their early gigs, the group leaned towards smaller electronic instruments partly because they were easy to transport and needed no amplification. After a mere 365 days, the band began recording and released their first album, Speak and Spell, which quickly became a best seller all over England. Following the release of this album, main songwriter Vince Clark decided to leave the band only to be replaced by Alan Wilder. Since then, the band has been going strong with 48 songs and 12 top albums on the U.K. charts. They have also had a number of singles hop across the pond to land upon the top American charts, making them one of the most successful electronic bands in musical history. So what about this album? Constantly shifting, this group of songs can be very hit or miss depending on which kind of Depeche Mode listeners enjoy most. Certain songs wonderfully resemble past tracks that have been reborn while others pay tribute to the bands popular beginnings in the 1980s. However, the group has stayed true to itself as far as the main body of sound; there are still beautiful harmonies and guitar parts paired with electronic sound effects that don’t seem to belong yet somehow find a home in each song regardless. This album also premiers the band’s take on blues, which is distinctly their own (just like most things Depeche Mode). Overall, the album is very busy with many evolving sounds and ideas that tend to play out well or at least surprise listeners in some way. If nothing else, the single that was leaked to promote this album, Heaven, deserves to be set on repeat for a day or two. Nevertheless, whether readers listen to it once or a hundred times, the song will undoubtedly be heard for hours as it repeats in their head over and over again. by Mitch Grimmett

Who is Seth MacFarlane? Music is Better Than Words


ho is Seth MacFarlane other than the most recent multi-talented Oscar host? Actually the credits are numerous: actor, singer/dancer, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer and director: creator of the show Family Guy, co-creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show for which he also voices many of the show’s various characters. MacFarlane may have come under fire for some of the raunchy humor he employed during the Oscars, but he doesn’t have to rest his reputation on one show he hosted. His most recent claim to fame was his first feature-length comedy film, Ted. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as an adult who, as a kid, wished his teddy bear would come to life. MacFarlane voiced and provided motion capture for the bear. MacFarlane’s jokes at the Oscars, which included a musical number aimed at the Best Actress nominees called We Saw Your Boobs and a joke about Chris Brown and Rihanna, didn’t sit well with some viewers. (Django is a movie where a woman is subjected to violence, or as we call it, a Chris Brown and Rihanna date movie.) But people have complained for years that the Oscars were boring and irrelevant and the producers were pleased with MacFarlane’s performance. But here’s the thing that stood out for me: he’s a superb song and dance man which led me to find his CD, Music is Better Than Words, where he proves to be an exceptionally smooth ‘crooner.’ In his early years, MacFarlane trained as a pianist and singer with Lee and Sally Sweetland, the vocal coaches of Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. MacFarlane is an experienced live performer, playing to sold out audiences at London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as lending his time and voice to numerous charity benefits. In 2012, it was announced he would again appear at the Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra in a concert celebrating Broadway musicals. He signed a record deal with Universal Republic Records and released his debut studio album, Music Is Better Than Words, in 2011. MacFarlane said at the time, “It’s rare in this day and age to have the opportunity to create an album that celebrates the classic, sophisticated sound of rich, lush swing orchestrations. It will be an absolute joy to sing this music, and I look forward to working with the entire team at Universal Republic on what we intend to make an exceptional project.” MacFarlane delivered a fully orchestrated album of 1940’s and ‘50’s classic show tunes. With his recent Emmy nomination for Music & Lyrics, MacFarlane felt that the timing was right to release his debut solo album. A music enthusiast, MacFarlane is known as one of the few showrunners in Hollywood who utilizes a complete orchestra and talented composers on a weekly basis to score his three animated shows. In addition to showtunes, the album features some original material, including the song She’s Wonderful Too written by Joel McNeely for an episode of the Lucasfilms television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Composed as a short piece for the show, MacFarlane and McNeely (with the blessing of George Lucas) composed additional lyrics and melodies to make a new and more complete song. The album was recorded in the legendary Capitol Records Recording Studio where Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney and many others recorded prolific albums. The production replicated the same microphones, mic pre-amps and signal chains that those recordings used. MacFarlane’s album was nominated in the “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category” at the 54th Grammy Awards. Music is Better than Words received a score of 52 out of 100 on Metacritic’s compilation of music critic reviews. by Pamela Hulse Andrews

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Madeleine Peyroux The Blue Room | April 2013


Cascade Center of Photography Photo Walks of Bend (Every Mon & Fri) 10am


The Snow Child Inspired Quilt Show at QuiltWorks 5pm

Book Discussion Group at the Bend Senior Center 1pm

Fondue Friday at Faith Hope and Charity (Every Fri) 5pm

Wild Adventures with the High Desert Museum at Madras Library 1:30pm

Aaron Nicholson at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters 6pm


Monday Night Music at Open Door Wine Bar (Every Mon) 7pm Scottish Country Dance Classes at Sons of Norway Hall 7pm


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Crazy About Me at 2nd Street Theater (Thru 4/27) 7:30pm Solo Speak Sessions at CTC 7:30pm

Spanish/English Conversation Group at Green Plow Coffee Roasters (Every Sat) 9:30am

Music at the Lodge at Suttle Lake 5:30pm Stars in the Sagebrush at the River Run Event Center 6pm The Zoo Story at the Volcanic Theatre Pub (Thru 4/27) 7:30pm


Contra Dancing at Boys & Girls Club 4pm

Lucrzio at the Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café 7pm


Jazz Nights at Bend d’Vine 6:30pm

Central Oregon Chamber Orchestra at Bend High 2pm

Bend Dance Project’s Postcards at Summit High 7pm

Lisa Dae and Robert Lee Trio at Northside Bar 5pm Brews and Bands at the Broken Top Bottle Shop 7pm


Book Discussion Group at Paulina Springs Books 6pm

Novel Idea Kick Off at the Downtown Bend Library 3pm Second Saturday Art Reception at Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 4pm

Aaron Nicholson at Paulina Springs Books in Redmond 6pm

Thirsty Thursdays at Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards (Every Thurs) 5pm Art Adventure Exhibit Reception 5:30pm

KC Flynn at Broken Top Club 4pm

Saturday Indoor Market at Masons Hall (Every Sat) 9am 1036 NE Eigth St., Masons Hall.

Eleventh Annual Honor Dinner for the Museum at Warm Springs in Portland 6pm

It’s in the Bag Lecture, Fate and Luck: A Series Crossing Boundaries at OSU Cascades 12pm

Cascadia Pub at Tin Pan Theater (Every Wed) 8pm

My Own Two Hands in Sisters (Thru 4/15) 4pm

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

Brad Goldpaint at Cascade Center of Photography 5pm

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

NorthWest Crossing Spring Festival northwest-crossing-bend-spring-festival. Lunch and Learn at Sagebrushers 12pm

TEDxBend - Leaps and Boundaries 12:30pm

Wild Adventures with the High Desert Museum at Prineville LIbrary 10am

True West at the Volcanic Theatre Pub 7:30pm


Open Studio at Rodes Smithey Studio/Gallery (Thru 4/7) 11am

Alley Cats Jazz Ensemble at Bend’s Community Center (Every Tues) 10:30am 541-312-2069.


Exhibition at the Old Mill Stadium 16 with IMAX 7:30pm

Breaking Ground & Growing Green: Urban Agriculture in Central Oregon at OSU 8am

Book Discussion Group at Sunriver Books 6:30pm

John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival & Art Show www. Socrates Café at Dudley’s (Also 4/25) 6:30pm bend-oregon.

Joseph Balsamo at Broken Top Club 4pm

Second Annual Bouquets of the Hearts at the Broken Top Club 11:30am

“Bring Out Your Dead! An Illustrated History of Plague” at McMenamins 6pm


Worthy Brewing Grand Opening 11am

Wild Adventures with the High Desert Museum at Redmond Library 10:15am


Bend First Friday Artwalk 5pm

Molly Ringwald at Tower Theatre 7:30pm


Alone in the Wilderness at the Sisters Public Library 1:30pm

BEAT’s Pirates of Penzance at COCC’S Pinckney Center (Thru 4/28) 7pm

The Work of Alaskan Poet John Haines at the Downtown Bend Public Library 2pm

Voices of Hope at First Presbyterian Church (Thru 4/20) 7:30pm

Lisa Dae and Robert Lee Trio at Northside Bar 5pm


Central Oregon Mastersingers “We Have Spoken” at the Tower Theatre 2pm & 7pm

Romancing the West Legacy Tour at the Tower Theatre 6pm


Wild Adventures with the High Desert Museum at Madras Library 1:30pm


Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer and Prankster at the Tower Theatre 6pm Folk Lore In Our Lives at the Downtown Bend Library 6pm


Wild Adventures with the High Desert Museum at Prineville LIbrary 10am No Shortcuts to the Top at Summit High 6:30pm


Small Farmer’s Journal Horsedrawn Auction & Swap (Thru 4/20) 8am


Homesteading Central Oregon at the East Bend Library 6pm


Dutch Oven Cooking at the High Desert Museum 1pm

Last Saturday at The Old Ironworks Arts District 5pm 50 SE Scott St., Bend.

Lisa Dae and Robert Lee Trio at Northside Bar 5pm

Central Oregon Film Festival at Jefferson County Library Rodriguez Annex, Madras 6pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival at the Tower Theatre 6pm

World Book Night at Deschutes Public Library 10am

“She-Tribe” Art Exhibit at The Workhouse 6pm 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Jazz Nights at Bend d’Vine 6:30pm


Make a Felt Fox at the Redmond Public Library 6pm

Aesop Rock at Domino Room 7pm Shuffle Concert at the Tower Theatre 7:30pm

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Fashion Show at Desperado for BendFilm 5pm Alone in the Wilderness at the Redmond Library 3pm Heather Drakulich at Broken Top Club 4pm Art on the River at Eagle Crest (Thru 4/27) 5pm Stuart Gordon Art Exhibition at Environmental Center (Thru 4/27) 5pm

The Irresistible Pull of the Last Frontier at La Pine Library 2pm

Lisa Dae and Robert Lee Trio at Northside Bar 5pm

Classics Book Club at the Downtown Bend Library 6pm

Book Discussion Group at the East Bend Library 12pm

Scotty Brownwood at Dudley’s Cafe 7pm 541-749-2010.

Know Volunteering at the Redmond Library 12pm

Homesteading Central Oregon at the Sisters Library 2pm

Folk Lore In Our Lives at the Sunriver Library 6pm

Sagebrushers Art Society Reception 4pm


Alone in the Wilderness at the East Bend Library 2pm


Mathew Hyman at Broken Top Club 4pm

Bend Follies at the Tower Theatre (Thru 4/27) 6:30pm

Alone in the Wilderness at the Bend Library 2pm

Walk the Art Beat in Downtown Redmond 12pm

Alone in the Wilderness at the Sunriver Library 2pm

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

Sweet Whiskey Lips at the Broken Top Bottle Shop 7pm

Blue Sky Riders at the Tower Theatre 7:30pm


Earth Day Fair & Parade in Downtown Bend 11am

Shooting Star Presented by CTC (Until 5/12) 7:30pm

April Calendar

Redmond Community Concert Association’s Jesse Cook at Ridgeview High School 2pm & 6:30pm

Judy Collins at the Tower Theatre 6:30pm


Free Collections Care Workshop at the Deschutes Public Library Administration Building 11am Cowboy Junkies at the Tower Theatre 7pm


Free Collections Care Workshop at the Deschutes Public Library Administration Building 11am

Making a Life on the “Last Frontier” at the Downtown Bend Public Library 6pm

See for a full listing of events | April 2013


art workshops ART IN THE MOUNTAINS, 503-930-4572, These workshops are all held at the Phoenix Inn Suites in Bend. Richard McKinley Pastel Workshop, July 15-19, 9am-3pm. Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame pastelist Richard McKinley will demonstrate how to produce a concise field-sketch on location with pastel and how underpainting techniques can expand creativity, both on location and in studio. Forming the initial concept to the final pastel marks necessary to make a painting work will be covered. Through individual attention, group critiques and class discussions, you will leave with a clear understanding of the universal basics of painting. Richard has a wealth of information to share as a dedicated instructor. He is tireless in this pursuit and his intensity, focus, and energy, are legendary. Sherrie McGraw Oil Painting Workshop, July 22-26, 9am-3pm. Go beyond the limiting label of “style” and learn instead how painting really works. Sherrie McGraw will demonstrate still life, portrait and nude figure painting explaining how each bit of information can further that idea. She will teach you how to recognize an idea in your set-up and then stay true to that idea. Once you know what the intention is for a painting, your technical proficiency will catch up, pulling you forward on the journey to becoming a better artist. McGraw is the author of The Language of Drawing. See other workshops on calendar/workshops. ARTIST GALLERY SUNRIVER, 541-593-4382. Sip & Paint - Join the latest craze of mixing painting, wine and socializing. Have you ever wanted to be an artist? Are you looking for a new way to have fun in the evening? The SHARC & Artists Gallery Sunriver hosts Sip & Paint. This just might be your answer. Bonnie Junell, professional artist, 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 and all supplies are included. Price $40 includes wine & chocolates. Take home your masterpiece and it will be the envy of family and friends. April 9, 2:30–5pm ARTS CENTRAL April programs include: Alternative Process Photography Saturday-Sunday April 6-7, 10am-3pm with Doug Bowser; Clay Fundamentals Wednesdays, April 3-May 8, 6-9pm and Day Clay Mondays, April 15-May 20, 12-3pm with Helen Bommarito; Introduction to Oil Painting Tuesdays, April 23May 28, 6-9pm with Sondra Holtzman; Inspired Garden: Sun Plaque April 20, 10am-1pm with Helen Bommarito and Inspired Garden: Fused Glass Suncatcher Mobile Saturdays, April 27 and May 11, 1-4pm with Julia Christoferson ; GOLDEN Acrylics Demonstraion April 20, 4-6pm and Monotype

painting • photography • printmaking • watercolor • acting

Printmaking without A Press Workshop April 21, 10am-3pm. See all Spring classes at or call 541-617-1317.

ATELIER 6000 541-330-8759, Haiku and Bookmaking - Saturday, April 13, 10am–1pm. In partnership with the Haiku Circle of Bend to present a book arts workshop. Participants create an accordion book to highlight their written work. $20 Atelier 6000’S Printmaking & Book Arts Studio Workshops-Workshops are open to the public and perfect for the beginner, serious art student and professional. Book Arts-Bookmaking draws from an array of art disciplines in construction, collage, painting, drawing, design, stitching, page-to-page composition, calligraphy and printmaking. Inventive Books: Simple Structures-Tuesday, Session 2, April 9, 10am–12pm. Through an investigation of a new book form each month, construct a selection of books and acquire the technical expertise to continue exploring on your own. A simple tunnel book structure will be made in April. Supply list. $25 An Out of the Box Experience - Saturday/Sunday, April 20–21, 10am– 2pm. Imagine a beautiful hand constructed box filled with a book, your prints, photographs, jewelry or special treasure. Learn basic box making techniques, pattern-making skills and explore simple design to apply to the outside as well as the inside of the box. Supply list. $70 Printmaking and Prints-Printmaking is not just for printmakers – from the beginner to the experienced artists the workshops offered at A6 offer a variety of printmaking sessions. Monoprint Monthly-Thursday, Session 3, April 11, 9:30am–12:30pm. Explore the range of possibilities and spontaneity of monoprint. Diverse techniques discovered monthly. In April students create stencils to explore the positive and negative image. Supply list. $30 Introduction to Printmaking-Monday, April 15 – May 13, 6:15–8:30pm. Are you curious about printmaking? In this introductory class, students work with various tools and build skills in a survey of printmaking methods, techniques and strategies. Supply list. $115 Drypoint-Tuesday/Thursday/Tuesday, April 16–23, 1– 3pm. Discover drypoint, an immediate and “hands-on” form of intaglio printmaking. This traditional method has a strong connection to drawing, and is suited for both carefully detailed renderings and spontaneous sketches. Supply list. $90. Studio Practice-Dedicated to building artists’ skills and techniques, A6 has designed “studio practice” offerings to inspire creativity for emerging and professional artists. The Art of Critique Friday, Session 3, April 12, 10am–12:30pm. Understanding and using criticism is something serious students reflect on everyday. Artist Pat Clark and guests facilitate the monthly discussion. Bring current works to discuss. $20

Artist Residency Program - Atelier 6000’s Artist in Residence Program (AIR) offers hands-on art instruction with personal interaction from professional or traditional teaching artists. AIR artists have training and experience in a particular art form, and draw from diverse training. Encaustic Painting - Saturday/Sunday, April 27 - 28, 10–3:30pm. Encaustic painting is a unique and versatile painting technique that incorporates a natural bee’s wax, damar resin medium, pigments and other materials. Join this 2-day workshop and explore the fundamental questions of encaustic, and indulge in the creative and contemporary applications and possibilities that lie within this medium. Supply list. $155 + $40 material fee. CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS 2013 Ted Nuttall, Watercolor Portraits September 9-13 Teresa Saia, Pastels, September 27-29 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 four-week session. Guitar: Tune-A-Week Club, Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm. Session 3: April 1-22, Session 4: April 29- May 20. Violin/Mandolin: Tune-A-Week Club, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm, Session 3: April 2-23, Session 4: April 30- May 21. Ukes: Tune-A-Week Club, Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm, Session 3: April 3-24, Session 4: May 1- May 22. CINDY BRIGGS WATERCOLORS Travel Creatively May 25-June 1 French Canadian Quebec City to Historic Boston. Enjoy a seven-day Holland America cruise with artists, photographers, writers and those inspired by travel. Visit French Canadian Quebec City with charming cafe’s and shops, enjoy exploring Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Maine, as you cruise the East Coast to Historic Boston. Prices start at approx. $499 plus tax per person/ double occupancy. Includes a $75 gift  (plus $140 for select rooms) shipboard credit per stateroom.  Cindy also offers Watercolor Workshops in Bend at the Art Station, Evening Watercolor Classes at Bend Your Imagination downtown, and Private Lessons in her Awbrey Butte Studio. Cindy Briggs, 541-420-9463,,   SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY Register:, 541-383-

2069, 541-617-0900 or 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend. Classes (all at 117 SW Roosevelt). Beginning Acrylic Classes with Carol Picknell Sundays, April 7, 14, 21, 1-4pm, cost: $25, Carol 360-880-5088 or Carol will cover the great attributes of acrylics, plus composition, color theory, harmony and perspective, all basics with the beginner in mind.  Watercolor with Jennifer Ware-Kempcke Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10am-12pm. Cost is free to members and $5 non-members. Jennifer provides a Wednesday morning group for watercolor painters to come and paint together. Jennifer at Drop in Studio Class (daytime) with David Kinker Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9:30-12:30pm, cost is $25 per session, David, 541-383-2069 or just drop in. This is a great class to take if you want to continue to improve your painting. In David’s class you will learn about composition, value and color. David is willing to work with you at your level and answer any and all questions about art. David’s work can be seen at Tumalo Art Company.   Drop in Studio Class (evening) with David Kinker Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-9pm, cost is $25 per session, David, 541-383-2069 or just drop in. If you can’t take David’s morning class, then this is the class for you. Pastel Class with Joey VanBlokland Saturday, April 13, 10am-2pm, cost is $30, Nancy, 541-388-1567 or nancym2010@bendbroadband. com. Joey will teach her techniques for painting in pastel. Joey does a pastel underpainting and then goes over it with water. Her work can be seen at Mockingbird Gallery. Water, Rocks and Reeds with Marty Stewart Tuesday, April 16 10am-2pm, cost is $30, Nancy, 541-388-1567 or Marty will do a watercolor underpainting then go over it with soft pastels. Her work can be seen at Tumalo Art Company. Lunch and Learn April 12, 12-2pm featuring JoAnn Burgess with “Communicating Styles: Understanding Human Behavior.”  ($3 donation would be appreciated.)   SICILIAN PAINTING RETREAT WITH WINNIE GIVOT Watercolor Journaling Workshop September 20-October 3. This is an opportunity for art immersion as we explore West Sicily where we will stay at a simple villa of grace and beauty. Every other day we will have lessons in the morning at our villa and afternoons will be free for rest, relaxation, work and play in our journals, and walks or bike rides to the sea. In between, on day trips, we will have our lessons in many beautiful places. In the evenings we will eat meals specially prepared for us at the Villa or at restaurants chosen by our hosts, Adriano and Yumi. Ah, the food and wine of Sicily! And Watercolor/Drawing Classes most Fridays 9:30am-4pm, 541-548-5440,

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 April by Eileen Lock

pril will be a very busy month with lots of changes. Look for opportunities on the 1st and be ready to be surprised. Enjoy what you discover on the 6th as your heart leads the way. The New Moon on the 10th is filled with new beginnings and it’s time to be honest about what you really want. Remind yourself that you deserve to be happy. Decisions bring completion near the 13th and it will be time to speak your truth. Action taken on the 17th will be effective and you will understand that your life is moving in a new direction. Trust what happens next and realize it is not necessary to explain yourself. Announcements on the 20th are surprising and it will be important to believe in yourself. Conversations are all about change over the next few days so stay flexible with your plans. The Full Moon on the 25th is a time to let go of your fears and let your heart heal. The last few days of the month is a great time to take action based on blind faith. Check in with yourself and be sure that you are being nice to you. Nurturing yourself will help you move through the changes more easily. Love and Light Always, Eileen Lock Clairvoyant Astrologer, 541-389-1159,,

40| April 2013


Start Date: 2/15/13

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Bend, Oregon • Scottsdale, Arizona

Where artful living begins! Paul Scott Gallery is happy to announce new works by Central Oregon artists Valerie Winterholler and Mytchell Mead. Their featured exhibition “Manifestations” will run from April 5 through April 30. Come visit Valerie and Mytchell and enjoy their new works on First Friday Art Walk, April 5 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.

Valerie Winterholler “Map to the Outer Boundaries” 48”x36” acrylic on panel

Mytchell Mead “The Success of Arriving” 15”x51” steel

breezeway! e h t n w o d t s Ju Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall St Bend OR 97701 • 541.330.6000 •

Cascade A&E April 2013  

Arts & Culture in Central Oregon

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