CASCADE February 2014
Volume 19, Issue 2
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Happy Valentine’s from Frank Sinatra & Rickie Lee Jones
lone or surrounded in love Kenny Rogers forgets his country roots for a few minon Valentine’s Day it’s esutes to deliver an impressively soulful vocal with Lady sential (well, at least apwritten by Lionel Richie. Willie Nelson inspires us with pealing) to make a list of your all Valentine and To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before written time favorite love songs. They by Hal David and Albert Hammond. Julio Iglesias and might just inspire your inner roWillie Nelson made it famous in their 1984 recording. mantic. L-O-V-E is still the most Lost love fills these remorseful songs: What’s Love Got popular subject title for songs and lyrto Do with It by Tina Turner (originally written for Cliff ics, so it’s fairly Richard), Why Do Fools Fall easy to pick out in Love by Frankie Lymon a handful & The Teenagers in 1956 of tunes to and Stuck Like Glue by SugRecorded by Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, put together arland and performed by Miles Davis, Rickie Lee Jones, Chet Baker your Valentine’s Day Playlist. the supremely talented JenWritten in 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart In a quick survey of a few nifer Nettles. Reminiscing over ill fated savvy, sentimental friends, My funny valentine, love is prime in Hello by Lioat the top of the list is Love Sweet comic valentine, nel Richie, Are You Lonesome Me Tender by Elvis Presley You make me smile with my heart. Tonight by Elvis Presley and who recorded the song first Your looks are laughable, they’re un-photographable, one of the best in Need You in 1956. The song puts new But still, still you’re my favorite work of art. Now by Lady Antebellum. words to the music of the Is your figure less than Greek? The great crooner Frank Civil War song Aura Lee, pubIs your mouth a little weak? Sinatra offered a complete lished in 1861 with music by When you open it to speak, baby, are you smart? menu of beautiful love songs George R. Poulton and words Please, don’t change a hair for me all written in the 1940s and by W. W. Fosdick. Elvis perNot if you care for me ‘50s but still loved today informed Love Me Tender on Stay my funny valentine, stay cluding I’ve Got You Under The Ed Sullivan Show on SepEach day is my Valentine’s Day My Skin, Witchcraft, The Best tember 9, 1956, shortly before is Yet to Come, You Make Me the single’s release and about a month before the movie, Love Me Tender opened. On the Feel So Young, The Way You Look Tonight, Summer Wind, following day, RCA received one million advance orders, I Could Have Danced All Night and Fly Me to the Moon. making it a gold record before it was even released. The genius Tom Waits makes the Valentine celebraMany love songs are crafted with such intense emotion into a mockery with Blue Valentines (She sends me tion, you know the songwriters knew exactly was they blue valentines, all the way from Philadelphia, to mark the were writing about such as When a Man Loves a Woman anniversary, of someone that I used to be, and it feels just by Percy Sledge, also Michael Bolton. Calvin Lewis and like there’s a warrant out for my arrest, got me checkin in Andrew Wright wrote the song recorded by Percy in my rearview mirror and I’m always on the run, that’s why I 1966. It made number one on the Billboard Hot 100 changed my name and I didn’t think you’d ever find me here.) and R&B singles charts. It was listed 54th in the list of And if that’s not enough he follows up with I Hope That I Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest songs of all time. Don’t Fall In Love With You (cause falling in love just makes If you want sexually suggestive lyrics you can’t beat me blue). Marvin Gaye’s plea to Let’s Get It On. Quite possibly the I’ll wish you a Happy Valentine’s Playlist with this granddaddy of all songs for lovers the world over. verse by Martina McBride: Some songs you can get very messy over: Unchained And even if the sun refused to shine Melody by The Righteous Brothers. Crazy by Patsy Cline Even if romance ran out of rhyme (written by Willie Nelson) and The First Time I Ever Saw You would still have my heart until the end of time your Face by Roberta Flack. You’re all I need, my love, my Valentine.
My Funny Valentine
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WARRIORS DON’T CRY Feb. 7
CARLOS NUNEZ Feb. 16
GIZMO GUYS Feb. 18
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encore Changes at the High Desert Art League Central Oregon’s High Desert Art League has welcomed the New Year with changes. Longtime member and outgoing president Pam Jersey Bird said farewell while the group elected new officers and welcomed a new member during a recent planning session. Newly elected President Vivian Olsen welcomed the group’s new member Shelly Wierzba. “Shelly is a talented artist who has been creating in various media for 47 years. We are delighted she is a part of the High Desert Art League,” said Olsen. Wierzba has an excellent foundation of knowledge and experience, her focus is painting the Central Oregon landscape Vivian Olsen and the human figure in oils. She strives to make her work unpredictable and has discovered how important plein air painting is to keeping inspired. Wierzba joins a group with a busy schedule of events throughout Central Oregon. Members are currently exhibiting work at The Sunriver Library, Broken Top Club, St. Charles Redmond, The Red Chair Gallery and The Tumalo Art Company among others. The group has also partnered with Smith Rock State Park to present the popular Smith Rock Paint Out held each June and Shelly Wierzba is actively creating work to be donated to the St. Charles Cancer Center. www.highdesertartleague.com. Deschutes Cultural Coalition Awards Grants The Deschutes Cultural Coalition, a program of the Oregon Cultural Trust that distributes funding to local cultural organizations, recently awarded its 2014 cultural grants to nine arts and culture organizations. Each of the organizations are dedicated to program excellence and the delivery of arts and culture programs accessible to all. With $15,000 available to grant, the Deschutes Cultural Coalition received $28,708 in grant requests. Grant recipients are: Central Oregon Symphony, $2,000; Central Oregon Community College Multicultural Activities, $3,000; Deschutes Historical Society, $1,750; Deschutes Library Foundation, $2,500; KPOV, $1,000; High Desert Chamber Music, $1,000; Latino Community Association, $2,000; Sisters Folk Festival, $1,000; and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, $750. The Deschutes Cultural Coalition is fiscally sponsored and managed by Arts Central. Barbara Slater in Scottsdale Art Show Local artist Barbara Slater will be featured with her entry Barnyard Royalty II at the Scottsdale Artists School’s Best and Brightest annual juried art show through March 2014. The Best and Brightest art show highlights top students who have been recognized and recommended by their most recent instructor.
Barnyard Royalty II by Barbara Slater
Arts & Culture Alliance Elects Board of Directors The Arts & Culture Alliance (ACA) announces the results of their first board elections and adoption of bylaws in their first step to become a 501(c)(3) organization. Established as an initiative of Bend 2030, the Arts & Culture Alliance has operated under the fiscal sponsorship of Arts Central since 2011. In the three years since
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its creation, the member-funded alliance has grown to 33 members representing the leading arts and culture organizations and businesses from around Central Oregon. Elected as board chair is Kevin Barclay from the Deschutes Public Library. Matt Schiffman from the Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission will be vice chair and Jo Ann Thompson from Central Oregon Mastersingers, secretary. The treasurer position remains open, and the ACA elected five general board members: Pam Beezley from the Sunriver Music Festival, Kelly Cannon-Miller from the Deschutes County Historical Society, Amy Mentuck from The Nature of Words, Ray Solley from the Tower Theatre Foundation and Marsha Stout from Arts Central. Kristi Miller joins Cascade School of Music Longtime local media personality Kristi Miller has joined Cascade School of Music as their director of development, marketing and events. In this position she leads all donor development, fundraising, marketing and event efforts for the school. Miller, a Bend native, brings eight years of development and leadership experience from her involvement Kristi Miller as a founding board member for the Family Access Network (FAN) Foundation. Miller also has 22 years of experience in television and radio. As the host and senior producer of television programs Good Morning Central Oregon and myWindow with Kristi Miller, she worked with hundreds of local, regional and national nonprofit organizations. Cascade School of Music is Recipient of Grant Cascade School of Music is the recipient of a $5,000 Community Grant from the Todd & Lorri Taylor Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to expand fundraising capacity through the director of development position. “The Taylors have been key supporters of the school for many years now,” stated Executive Director Dillon Schneider. “In addition to supporting the school through their Dillon Schneider and Jane Teater advised funds with the Oregon Community Foundation, Todd and Lorrie built our parking lot to make it ADA compliant, saving the school thousands of dollars and making it accessible to all of our students.” Red Chair Gallery Supports Bethlehem Inn Two of the partners of Red Chair Gallery gave Gwenn Wysling at the Bethlehem Inn a check of $2,000. This represents 10 percent of Red Chair Gallery’s sales for December. Every artist involved in the gallery gladly participated in this donation. Lise Hoffman-McCabe; Marketing Manager for Red Chair, Gwenn Wysling, Executive Director at The Bethlehem Inn, Dee McBrien-Lee, Gallery Manager at Red Chair
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Artist Resources Abound
ach month in Cascade A&E we publish several valuable resources for the artistic community: a call to artists and a list of workshops and classes. Whether artists, musicians or actors are looking for another venue to hang art, sing or act, our call to artists section lists a multitude of opportunities for those looking to expand their creative careers; we have even more ongoing opportunities on our website. This month (pg. 38) we have acting auditions for Cricket Daniel’s new play, Helen on Wheels; a call for proposals from 2nd Street Theater for main stage productions, classes and late and off-night shows; invitations to apply to the annual art shows Art in the High Desert and Sunriver Art Faire and an opportunity for professional artists to apply for career-advancing grants from the Oregon Arts Commission. Are you interested in furthering your artistic career by learning or mastering printmaking, painting or pottery? Or maybe a trip to a warm or foreign climate to seek new inspiration sounds appealing. Check out our workshop listings for the month (pg. 40). Cindy Briggs is offering a painting vacation to Venice this summer and Spain next year. Work plein air in one of the most beautiful cities in the world or indulge in a cooking class while there. If you would rather stay closer to home, Bend Artist Deanna Hansen is offering a Palm Springs workshop this month for those looking to bring depth to their paintings. You can find everything from workshops with professional artists at Art in the Mountains, Cascade Fine Art Workshops and Sagebrushers Art Society, book art and watercolor printing at Atelier 6000 or classes on pet portraits and fused glass at Arts Central. Artist opportunities abound!
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Join us for an evening of beauty and grace as we travel through the lens with local photographer Stuart L. Gordon. Drinks & Hors D’oeuvres Served.
About the Artist:
Stuart L. Gordon is an Oregon-based landscape photographer who sees the camera as a tool to express his personal vision of and emotional response to the beauty of the natural world. Much of his work focuses on the landscapes of Central Oregon. His archival prints have been exhibited at several collective and solo shows. He’s also been featured in Landscape Photography Magazine and is a contributor to Getty Images.
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In the Eat Pray Love of the Middle East, she navigates lost hotel reservations, manical street life, museums, monuments and the wacky and warmhearted people she meets. These audacious travels also trigger reflections on the many tender, tempestuous and sometimes tragic love affairs that shaped her life. For anyone who has ever felt stuck in their lives, or wonders if there isn’t more to who they think they are, Lost & Found in Egypt is a must-read. Merwin has traveled extensively through the Pacific Northwest as well as many parts of Western Europe, Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula. She works as a freelance writer and makes her home with her Golden-Retriever-on-the-Go, Pippin, wherever they happen to be. For more information, or to download a free chapter, visit http://kmc-media. com/books. Contact the author directly at email@example.com or 541-815-1010.
Irene Hardwicke Olivieri ~ Closer to Wildness
rene Hardwicke Olivieri’s enchanting, idiosyncratic and curiously complex artworks explore the subterranean aspects of life, love and relationships, secrets and obsessions – all the while opening a window to what she calls the “mysterious workshop of nature.” Olivieri is infinitely inspired by the natural world, and her intricate paintings are laced with knowledge of the cougars, wood rats, caterpillars and other animal familiars she relates to. The artist is physically and emotionally exposed in many of her autobiographical paintings, but neither humans nor animals are simple portraits under Olivieri’s brush: her works explore the wildness within and without. Author Carl Little’s introductory essay highlights the artist’s background and delves into her processes, motivations and revelations. Olivieri’s brief stories offer the inspirations and ideas behind her paintings, drawings and mosaics. Inset miniature vignettes and painted text invite close study. Interwoven natural history writings, folk wisdom, journal entries and excerpts from family letters open a door into the artist’s extraordinary world, draw-
ing the reader ever closer to wildness. Olivieri was born and raised in southern Texas. She studied art in Brazil, Mexico and Texas before earning her masters degree from New York University. While living in New York, she worked as a gardener and lecturer at The Cloisters and at The New York Botanical Garden, creating drawings of neotropical palms and the insects that pollinate them. She now lives off the grid in the high desert of Central Oregon, where she raises caterpillars, water lilies and succulents and keeps a dermestid beetle colony. See Olivieri’s work at the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, April 1-June 29. www.irenehardwickeolivieri.com/bookclosertowildness.
Oregon Wildlife Presents Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series Series. Each slide show presentation showcases a fascinating species from Oregon and provides the public with a unique opportunity to hear directly from and ask questions of presenting biologists. These lectures in Bend will be held in the Hitchcock Auditorium at Central Oregon Community College. “Our Discovering Wildlife lecture series, along with our first-hand Oregon field trips, are a great way for the public
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to learn about and enjoy the wildlife, resources and conservation challenges that make our state a special place,” said Tim Greseth, executive director of Oregon Wildlife. Discovering Wildlife Lecture Series in Bend: February 11: Forest Predators of the High Cascades, March 11: Woodpeckers as Keystones of Forest Ecology. Oregon Wildlife and ODFW are working together to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, a blueprint and action plan for
the long-term conservation of Oregon’s native fish, wildlife and their habitats. Oregon Wildlife empowers the lasting conservation of fish and wildlife and the enjoyment of our natural resources. Since its founding, Oregon Wildlife has directed millions of dollars in funding to fish, wildlife and habitat projects throughout the state. www.owhf.org/discovering-wildlifelecture-series. All presentations begin at 6:30 pm and admission is just $5 per person - free to Oregon Wildlife supporters.
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Gil Dellinger 18x24 acrylic on panel. Tumalo State Park.
I specialize in large scale landscape paintings and do commission work of this region. I have been painting the landscape for over 45 years. I will soon be teaching a Saturday Plein Air class. I am current president of the Plein Air Painters of America.
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Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War
Blind Date With A Book
o hearts and flowers nauseate you? Relationship on the skids? Allergic to chocolate? No problem. Instead of feeling bitter about another Valentine’s Day why not go on a blind date with a book? This year on Valentine’s Day when you stop by your local branch library you’ll find a display of books wrapped in paper. Pick the one that looks good to you, check it out and take it home. Beneath the wrapper you’ll discover a book handpicked by our staff. The blind date books won’t disappoint you, let you down or break your heart (unless you happen to have picked a tear jerker). So this February 14, skip watching the romantic comedy and ordering take out. Head to your branch library and let Deschutes Public Library set you up on a blind date with a book. www.deschuteslibrary.org. Photo courtesy of Deschutes Library
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hundred and fifty years after the pivotal event in our nation’s history, we are still discovering its meanings,” says Civil War historian and author Edward L. Ayers. This year commemorates the anniversary of that horrible time in our history, when one in four men was lost, families were torn apart and the courage of our new nation was tested. Deschutes Public Library invites you to join in the discussion during Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, a series of five conversations exploring different facets of the Civil War experience. The discussions are informed by reading the words written or uttered by powerful voices from the past and present, including Fredrick Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, James M. McPherson and Shelby Foote. The discussions focus on three books: March by Geraldine Brooks, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson and America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries edited by Edward L. Ayers. Series materials will be available for participants. Annemarie Hamlin, an assistant professor at Central Oregon Community College will lead the discussions. Kick off for the series is February 8 at 11am and includes a presentation by Civil War re-enactor John Baker. All discussions will be held at the Redmond Library. Join the Imagining War (Saturday February 22, 11am) library for a series of five Choosing Sides (Saturday, March 8, 11am) conversaMaking Sense of Shiloh (Saturday March 22, 11am) tions exploring different The Shape of War (Saturday, April 5, 11am) facets of the War and Freedom (Saturday, April 19, 11am) Civil War experience. www.deschuteslibrary.org or 541-312-7089.
Fire Up Your Super Bowl Party with Flannel John’s Tailgating Grub & Couch Potato Cookbook
ootball and food go hand in hand, or rather hand and mouth. Author Tim Murphy understands the connection between the national obsession and gastronomic perfection. That is why he has penned another in his series of cookbooks for guys with Flannel John’s Tailgating Grub and Couch Potato Cookbook – Food for the Football Fanatic. “Whether you’re in the parking lot of the stadium, hunkereddown in the man cave with friends or flying solo in that old recliner, the right food makes the game that much better,” says Murphy. The 140+ recipes for snacks, drinks, desserts and main munchies in the book are definitely infused with the spirit of the gridiron, past and present. “This is football food for football fans,” says Murphy. “You’ll find items like Cheesehead Straws, Long Bomb Nachos, World League Wings, Frozen Tundra Chili, Razorbacks in a Blanket, Woody’s Buckeyes, Gang Green Punch and Seven Blocks of Granite Dip.” Does Murphy have a favorite? “Two actually,” he says. “I grew up in Chicago so I had to give a nod to Mr. Ditka with ‘Da Coach’s Pork Chops.’ I also named a dessert for one of the greatest football monikers of all time, Emerson Boozer. That is just a rock solid, tough, snot-knocking name and player. He played for the Jets in the ‘70s. So I’ve named the ‘Emerson Booze Balls’ after him. Perhaps I should have named a side of beef dish after him.” Murphy has written 10 cookbooks for guys with another dozen planned over
the next two years. He has focused on hunters, campers, single guys, mountain men, the kitchen-challenged, hot dog lovers and wild game enthusiasts. His cookbooks for guys series started out as a bit of a joke for deer camp friends, but has blossomed into a cottage industry. “I wrote the first one for friends. They would show up at deer camp or the fishing cabin with beef jerky, a block of cheese and a case of beer. Aside from the olfactory assault and possible heartstopping properties, the camp needed food with substance. They needed dishes that were easy and quick to prepare from breakfast and lunch, to dinner, snacks and sides. The first one sold so well, I know I was on to something. Cookbooks aimed at guys, their lifestyles and tastes.” Who is Flannel John? “Flannel John is based on a few old hunters I knew from Michigan’s upper peninsula,” says Murphy. “I wanted to honor their spirit and what they taught me. He is part Babe Winkelman, Ted Nugent, Red Green, Grizzly Adams and crusty mountain man.” Murphy is a graduate of Western Michigan University. This 24-year radio veteran spent 17-years hosting morning radio shows in Alaska, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Wyoming plus several Michigan cities including Holland, Muskegon, Traverse City, Saginaw and Houghton. Murphy has had a long career as a freelance and comedy writer. He lives in Seaside, Oregon with his wife LisaMarie Costanzo. All 10 books can be found at Amazon.com and at www.flanneljohn.com. Download the CascadeAE App | February 2014 7
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Cascades Theatrical Company Unveils Full Schedule Photo courtesy of CTC
here is a lot happening right now at Cascades Theatrical Company (CTC). The schedule is full and there is so much to come and see and experience. Next up on the CTC schedule are the auditions for our next main stage production, Funny Money by Ray Cooney. Open auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 3 and 4 at the Greenwood Playhouse at 7pm. The cast requirements are six men and two women. This is a slap-stick British farce that really delivers. Lots of action and laughs. Valentine’s Day on February 14 brings a gift to CTC. Two of our very favorite actors, Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman and Don Delach, are presenting a benefit performance. Love Letters by A.R. Gurney is a story of childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer-camp postcards and continues through boarding school, college, military service, several marriages and politics. Through a lifetime of letters, cards and notes we learn how much they really meant to one another. This is a one time, one night performance and the proceeds benefit CTC. Come and share this warm, funny poignant story of love and friendship with your Valentine. There will be a special dessert reception. Solo Speak will be presented by Shay Knorr on February 7 and 8 at the Greenwood Playhouse. These entertaining story telling shows are fun for all. February 15 at 7pm our friends from Jazz at Joes’s are back for a show at CTC. These tickets really sell out fast, so call or check our website for more information. Also on the February calendar is the hilarious improv group, Triage, who will be per-
CTC performers from Angel Street, Dan Millard and Sky Stafford
forming at the Greenwood Playhouse on February 21, doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm. Stay tuned to our website and keep an eye out for upcoming events at Cascades Theatrical Company...especially news about our first annual High School Shakespeare Soliloquies Competition coming in April. 541-39-0803, www.cascadestheatrical.org.
How a Teenager Helped End Racism in America The Little Rock Nine Come Alive at the Tower
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Actress Jessica Maria Kight as Melba
essonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now), the Tower Theatre Foundation’s award-winning series bringing students and families to the theatre and using performing arts to enhance education, returns Friday, February 7 at 7pm for its third season with an adaptation of the award-winning Warriors Don’t Cry. The drama recounts a very personal story of 15 year-old Melba Pattillo, portrayed by actress by Jessica Maria Kight, enduring violence and discrimination as she and eight other African-American students, known as the “Little Rock Nine,” integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. This one-woman performance, in Melba’s own words, is produced by The Bushnell Center in Harford, Connecticut. “When we started working on Warriors over three years ago, there was no way to predict its relevance to the current discussions about bul-
First Speak Storytelling
olo Speak is a personal storytelling performance workshop called First Speak where participants create a 10-12 minute personal story, before performing at The First Speak sessions. Shay Knorr will coach on structure, intent, conflict, resolution, editing and performance skills. Founder of Solo Speak, Knorr started doing solo personal story performance after writing her one-woman show, Why Can’t I Marry the Cute Beatle? in 2008, and performed with Portland Story Theater before moving to Bend.
lying, immigration and similar headlines,” said Scott Galbraith at The Bushnell. Equally important, it now demonstrates the progress made in race relations over the past five decades. The LessonPLAN Series is sponsored by BendBroadband. Supporting sponsor is Warren John West with grants from Children’s Edu-Investors Fund, WESTAF, Bank of the Cascades and the WHH Foundation. The programs are hosted by NewsChannel 21’s Bob Shaw. Study guides and tickets to an educational matinee are available through email@example.com. 541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org. NOTE: Recommended for ages 11-18. Contains historically accurate language, including the “N” word.
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February Solo Speak Session Love & Hate Grown-up personal stories for Grown-up audiences February 7 & 8 at 7:30pm Performers: Shay Knorr, Joel Clements, Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman, Mike Ficher, Jim O’Neal, Matthew Nicolau and possible special guests Tickets: $15 plus small fee, at the door = $18 Greenwood Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood. www.solospeak.com or Brown Paper Tickets.com. 458-206-4895
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Aaron Lish Creates Self Portraits of the Natural World
articipatory art has a century-long history of being an art of em- the river, then he only includes the base color, or the color of the sky at the powerment. Local artist Aaron Lish is using participation as a time the drawing is made. tool for empowerment in a new and different way where rivers For Deschutes River Self-portrait January 3, 2014 it was a beautiful, clear become the participant in a creative act that can reveal a glimpse of its day, and because no water quality data was available, no other colors were “conscious center.” used. The Willamette River has a U.S. Geologic Survey monitoring staIn a recent development in his art practice, Lish began to explore uti- tion, which provides near-real-time data on the water quality, and the lizing the benefits of participatory art while bringing focus to the natural combination of numerous colors resulted in Willamette River Self-portrait world rather than the human participants. In January 5, 2014. a search for new poetics he began to explore Imagine how interesting, and complex, the world would Lish places paper in a plastic canister tobe if “every natural system had an inner life, a conscious aesthetic ways of capturing the movements gether with soft pastels based on the color of natural, inanimate things as a way to anisystem when it is tossed into the river; the center, from which it directs and observes its action.” mate them – to give them a voice. tumbling action results in the portrait. (Krieglstein 2002:118) In what he refers to as self-portraits of the The more “watery” look of the drawings natural systems, he suggests that it is not just about the process, but about results from water leaking into the canister, “The river decided to add its promoting new ways of seeing the systems themselves. signature to the work,” Lish said. “It isn’t that I necessarily believe in quantum animism, but rather I enjoy As a result of his work, Lish was awarded an artist-in-residence at the wondering ‘What if ?’” says Lish. “This new work is meant to provoke won- Shangyuan Art Museum in Beijing, China later this year where he plans der in the viewer.” to explore Chinese culture as a way to expand how he approaches this new Lish has created a color system based on water quality data available for form of participatory art. He will also be facilitating the making of selfmany rivers around the U.S. and elsewhere. If there is no data available for portraits of different natural systems while he is there. He was one of 50 artists chosen for this year’s program out of over 900 applicants. The Shangyuan Art Museum is the only non-state funded art museum in China. (www.syartmuseum.com/english) Lish grew up in rural, northern Idaho, where he developed a passion for the outdoors that evolved into a 15-year career as an outdoor educator at Central Oregon Community College. Three years ago he resigned his tenure at the college, and went back to school earning his MFA in Visual Art from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in June 2013. Lish’s recent participatory projects have included gallery-based interactive installations, like Play-time and an Open Office Culture (2013), but his love of the outdoors has lead to producing off-site, dialogue-based projects as well including Play and Idle Creativity (2013), where he and a group of participants spent three days camped in a former nuclear fallout shelter discussing theoretical future-threats to humanity ( June 2013 issue of Cascade A&E). Lish plans to expand his work into more communities around the globe. Article submitted by Aaron Lish. http://artcriticalthinking.blogspot.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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tical, down-to-earth man from the farmlands of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. He had less than a year of formal education and taught himself through reading great books. Story was a device he shrewdly used to explain and get support for his policies. It was part of his nature to communicate with a kind of folksy wisdom and stories and parables fit his style perfectly. Brecke has put together a wonderful collection of Lincoln’s stories and his banjo music will make this an evening full of smiles and laughter. He engages different types of audiences effortlessly and guides you easily along the way through a captivating realm of story. King is making a re-entry into the storytellPhoto courtesy of Bend Storytelling
end Storytelling Circle announces a fabulous storyteller from Seattle, Norm Brecke who will perform a lively program of stories and anecdotes told by or about Abraham Lincoln. A special treat will be the music Brecke mixes in with the program music that Lincoln enjoyed during his lifetime. Included in the program Norm Brecke will be storytelling performances by three local tellers: Doug Butler, Kimberley King and Martina Muller. Between the three they have over 50 years of storytelling experiences and their stories will be a delight. You’ll enjoy hearing some of their favorite tales collected through years of entertaining audiences here in Central Oregon. Abraham Lincoln was a plain-spoken, prac-
Bursting with Song The World Goes ‘Round at 2nd Street Theater
Gizmo Guys Juggle Gravity with Goofy Gags
essonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now), the Tower Theatre Foundation’s award-winning series bringing students and families to the theatre and using performing arts to enhance education, continues Tuesday, February 18 at 7pm with the Gizmo Guys. Performers Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker have amazed and amused audiences around the world. Sure, they’ve made numerous television appearances from Nickelodeon to Comedy Central, won international juggling competitions, and taught at top circus schools. But what makes their act so appealing is their winning combination of dazzling technique and subtle education. Their show Objects in Motion actually explains spatial, rhythmic and numerical patterns, gravity, inertia and symmetry through skillful juggling and an infectious sense of humor. 541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org. Note: Recommended for ages 6-12. Photo courtesy of the Tower
tage Right Productions and 2nd Street Theater present The World Goes ‘Round, featuring the hit songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Caberet, New York, New York), February 28 through March 9. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, The World Goes ‘Round is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Typically performed as a revue, the 2nd Street Theater version is a fully staged play featuring some familiar faces including Rachel Deegan, Susan Benson, Mallory DaCosta, Scott Schultz and Chris Gallagher, as well as two newcomers to Bend and 2nd Street, Tess Anderson and Joshua Rowland. “This is a gem of a show in the midst of some big smash hits, such as Spamalot and our upcoming production of Sweeney Todd,” says Managing Director Sandy Klein. The World Goes ‘Round includes many familiar Kander and Ebb smash hits, including All That Jazz, Mr. Cellophane and Caberet along with some less familiar, but equally as engaging numbers. The show is directed by Nancy Scher, who began her professional career as a dancer at The Juilliard School. She moved to Los Angeles where she performed in movies and television, sang and danced, did improv and even shared the screen with a very young Tom Hanks. Musical Director Scott Michaelsen’s growing resume of shows include the recent Tower Theatre sell out, Spamalot, as well as Working, Assassins and Company. Opening night champagne reception February 28, 6:30-7:30pm. Tickets: February 28, March 1, 6, 7 & 8 at 7:30pm, with two Sunday matinees March 2 & 9 at 3pm. $22 adult, $19 student/seniors, www.2ndstreettheater. com, 541-312-9626.
ing scene in Central Oregon. You may have heard her tell tales several years ago and if you did, you won’t need convincing to come and hear her tell again. She has told stories for families and adults alike and her unique style is captivating. Muller is also not a stranger on the Central Oregon storytelling scene. She is a native of Germany who has made her home in Bend for the past 20 years. She has a gift for telling magical stories. The Lighter Side of Lincoln will be held Saturday, February 22 at 7pm at The Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd. in Bend. All seats will be available by phone or through email and are $10. If you send an email to Bendstorytelling@gmail.com and include your email address, an invoice will be sent to you that can be paid online. Admission may be paid at the door but reserved seats would be appreciated so that we can better plan for the event. 541-389-1713.
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orm follows function in this impressive display of more than 100 Plateau Indian bags. First made to carry roots and other foods gathered during seasonal rounds, these bags employed thousands of years of tradition, beautiful geometric patterns and intricate bead work. For more than 10,000 years Plateau Indians maintained a lifestyle in direct harmony with their natural environment, moving their camps based on the seasonal availability of plants and animals. During the “seasonal round” certain foods and plant materials were gathered and stored in wawxpa — flat, twined bags. The tightly woven bags were often decorated with intricate geo-
100 Plateau Indian bags are now on display in the High Desert Museum
metrical patterns. With the introduction of beads into the region in the mid-1800s, Plateau Indians modified twined handbags by adapting the new materials into elaborately-decorated beaded bags. Using seed beads that are about 1/16th of an inch, new colorful designs of flowers, people and animals were achieved. Woven With Tradition includes bags from the High Desert Museum’s Doris Swayze Bounds collection, as well as a glimpse into Arlene Schnitzer’s personal collection of beaded bags. The exhibit runs through March 2 in the Brooks Gallery at the High Desert Museum. Presented with support from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. www.highdesertmuseum.org.
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n First Friday, February 7 Mockingbird Gallery presents Nature’s Splendor, a two person show exhibiting new works by Joey VanBlokland and Craig Zuger. VanBlokland’s pastel paintings are inspired by Central Oregon’s spectacular natural landscapes. The mountains, rivers, trees, canyons and skies of the High Desert are the subjects of her lush landscapes. Finding an image she wants to paint can take her an entire day. VanBlokland will drive a back road to Prineville or Burns to search for cloud shadows or desert sage. She paints wide vistas of landscape with bold flashes of color. Tempestuous clouds and rim rock outcroppings come to life on her canvases. In the skies that she paints, light, color and clouds mingle in such a way that you want to stop and admire them. “People tell me that they have pulled off the road to look at the sky after looking at my landscapes. They look at their surroundings more intensely now, and I love inspiring that.” VanBlokland tries to not overly control the direction her paintings may take, and she maintains a great deal of patience with the pastel medium. She is attracted to pastels for their intense, vibrant and pure colors, their immediacy and the pleasure of how they feel. “I have a style where I touch the pastels with my hands and rub them down. They feel soft and creamy. It’s a sensual, interactive process.” An Oregonian since 1969, VanBlokland settled in Bend in 1986. She recently retired from a career as a surgical nurse, and is devoting her time to painting the beauty of her environment. She shares her home with her husband, Craig, on 30 acres overlooking the Cascade Range. Zuger, a lifelong resident of the Willamette Valley states, “Most of my time was spent in the High Desert of Eastern Oregon as a child, and that’s where my thoughts of being an artist began. Soon I began painting the areas I loved.” In 1981, Zuger was enlisted to take part in the recreation of the homeward bound route of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The trip took six months to complete, traveling entirely by canoe and horseback. Apart from his duties in the expedition, his personal agenda was to photograph the land and its wildlife to be used
later in his artistic pursuits. Numerous sketches and paintings grew out of that experience. After countless trips into the desert as an assistant to a long time friend and naturalist who was compiling photos and data for field guides and books about Oregon, he was once again immersed in the natural beauty of the landscape. As a landscape painter, Zuger pursues the challenge of how to capture the landscape as it is affected by atmosphere and shifting light. Zuger lives with his wife, Yolanda, and a brood of animals on one hundred acres of rolling hills and white oaks, which is home to most all of the Willamette Valley native species of flora and fauna. The two have been actively involved with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the nationwide private landowners Partners Program which are helping them to restore the historic landscape and retain their farmland as a wildlife conservation area. Zuger’s love of wildlife and his deep respect for the environment has motivated him to paint all of his subjects in carefully rendered oils. “I have painted a variety of subjects over the years, but it is my lasting love affair with the land that continues to capture most of my attention as a vast source for paintings. I have been deeply inspired to paint the beauty of nature, and my goal is to depict the land as respectfully and as artfully as possible.” Primarily a landscape painter, Zuger will often backpack miles into an area in pursuit of a painting. Animals may be included in a scene or he may choose to make the animal the main focus. Zuger is a member of Oil Painters of America and Landscape Artists International and has been included in many of their national and regional shows. His images have been published in the Art of the West magazine. His work is exhibited in Fredericksburg, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma and at Mockingbird Gallery in Bend. The show will continue through the end of February. Join Mockingbird Gallery for a glass of wine, to meet the artists and to enjoy music by Rich Hurdle and Friends on First Friday in downtown Bend. Mockingbird Gallery, 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com.
Change is Coming by Joey Vanblokland
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1. Billye Turner, Ann Bullwinkel, Bill Logan & Eric Holcomb at Franklin Crossing. 2. Photographer Mike Putnam with Patagonia Owner Rod Bien & staff: Kalie Wilburn, Anthony Carreon, Leslie Milam & Tina Snell-Leavitt at Patagonia. (All Patagonia photos by Krystal Collins) 3 & 4. ArtWalk goers enjoy their evening at Patagonia. 5. Randy Jones at his art opening at Velvet. 6. Denise Bryant & Sarah Graham at The Wooden Jewel. 7. Carolyn Waissman at the Second Saturday Artistsâ€™ Gallery Sunriver. 8. Karla Proud, Midge Thomas & Susan HarknessWilliams at the Second Saturday Artistsâ€™ Gallery Sunriver.
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Panambi Elliott won the Trash Trophy for the third year
Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show
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Todd Marinovich’s Thrill of Artistic Victory
orn on the Fourth of July brings with it a certain patriotic promise of future greatness in bold hues and harmonies. For ex-pro athlete and artist Todd Marinovich, that primrose path has been punctuated by the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. by JEFF SPRY Cascade A&E Feature Writer Photo by Jeff Spry
Now baptized in the Cascade crescendos of Central Oregon’s high desert, the Rose Bowl winning former National Football League (NFL) quarterback, ultimately turned mesmerizing multimedia artist, Marinovich finds solace and salvation in the region’s natural beauty, fusing those images with themes of mortality, hero worship and transcendence. Recently resurrected and freshly fortified with a wife, Alix, and two small children, Marinovich has settled into his mercurial roles as husband, father and artist amid a wealth of captivating scenery, expressing memories, regrets and triumphs on the blank canvas. Finally free of the substance abuse and legal entanglements that precipitated his temporary plunge, Marinovich is diving into his artistic career with relish and unabashed enthusiasm. “I started loving art at a young age,” he recalls. “I remember it being the highlight of my schools days. Early on it was P.E. and art and both those periods went by in a flash. And that’s when you know where the magic happens, when time is non-existent, and I was lucky to find two passions in sports and art. Those were my first drugs, really, and that’s what drugs do, put you in
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the moment where time is not a factor.” Marinovich moved to Sisters last November and was drawn to the area because it was the “true Oregon” and had experienced the area over the years growing up and later in life. An astute student of the arts, he’s fascinated with movement and color in all their inexpressible forms and incarnations. In 2005 he met an influential artist named Jerome Gastaldi in Fallbrook, California. “He had this killer art compound and he just blew my mind. Everything about his style and perception was incredible. He taught me there are no mistakes in life and art and in the act of painting he was utilizing a method of abstraction I’d seen, but never really absorbed or appreciated it until I saw the process.” Two decades removed from rifling perfect spirals to swift, acrobatic receivers for the University of Southern California (USC) and the Los Angeles Raiders, Marinovich is enjoying the invigorating acts of discovery as he develops and matures as an artist. Whether painting a haloed gridiron hero with dramatic blooms of color, transforming an abstract twist of wood or splashing a sprawling sunset across an equestrian arena, the breadth and bravado of Marinovich’s captivating art is hard to ignore. “There was a spontaneity and feel to Gastaldi’s work and not a lot of calculation. My experience through athletics taught me that when I take the mind out of it and I can just react and feel, that’s where I find my performance catapulted to another level. He was having so much fun even though he took it so seriously. I moved down
there and stayed for about a year A self-portrait and got to see so many artists come called The through there. I got a crash course in modern art, from Jasper Johns to Alchemist is Willem de Kooning and Piet Moneight feet by drian, the godfather of modern art. found-art, I love the idea that four feet acrylic With something worn down by nature is spray paint on picked up and given life again.” Hunkered down in his man-cave Plexiglas. “It’s a studio in downtown Sisters, under a protective canopy of ponderosa pine football player, trees, warmed by a crackling woodthe costume stove fire and an enthusiastic coalis there but it’s black Lab puppy named Juniper, Marinovich has created a comfortnot what he able fortress of solitude to spur his imagination. truly is. There’s unbounded “I’m addicted to color so I’m just finishing up one of my Plexiglas a radiant life I’ve been commissioned to do,” force burning pieces he said. “It’s a technique I did for the 2011 ESPN documentary on my life inside and in preparation for a gallery showing. that’s where the A self-portrait called The Alchemist. Eight feet by four feet acrylic spray magic lives.” paint on Plexiglas. It’s a football
player, the costume is there but it’s not what he truly is. There’s a radiant life force burning inside and that’s where the magic lives.” Marinovich’s current project is a hypnotic 120-foot long by 17-foot tall mural of a dreamy sunset emblazoned across the outside of Rene Schwab’s indoor equestrian arena. 120 cans of spray paint were depleted in its creation. “She calls her ranch the “cowgirl hide-out” and pink is her color so I said how about an electric pink Central Oregon sunset? And she said bitchin’, when can you start? That was fun because I’ve always wanted to go big and spray paint was a medium I’d been messing with these past few years.” The rebel once branded Robo-QB sits back, taking a quick drag on his cigarette. A pair of guitars hangs on the wall beside an eclectic collection of art books and football history volumes. Vivid portraits of former NFL quarterbacks, Bernie Kosar and Terry Bradshaw stare him down. Skateboards and an autographed Sonic Youth poster share space with a tough framed picture of his father, Marv, from USC’s 1962 national championship team. The paintings and limited-edition prints have a bold, naked sensibility to them, whether portraits of aging athletes, musical icons or multimedia landscapes, each piece is injected with a rare rawness and synthesis of stark, infectious color. Carrying on his thematic works of heroic gladiators on the turf battlefields, Marinovich captures the stoic leadership of an aging George Blanda in a particularly striking piece. Blanda, who retired from the NFL in 1976 at the ripe age of 48, is depicted in the same silver and black pencil work stitched into his faded Raiders uniform, drawn with a slightly cartoonish slant, his deep facial lines worn proudly like a bruised badge of honor, weary of a life dedicated to football, perhaps commenting on the artificiality of sports heroes and their grass-stained costumes. Surging into the new year, Marinovich has his mind’s eye focused on sculpture. “Right now my sculpture is all I can think about,” he admits with a grin. “My dad had been sculpting redwood for years and we once collaborated on a nine-foot piece of African mahogany and that was my introduction to sculpture. Now I’ve done a handful of both metal sculptures and wood sculptures and I want to try applying multimedia techniques by combining wood, rock, glass and water. That’s what art is to me. It’s the mystical and the indescribable.” www.toddmarinovich.com, 949-945-8447.
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All of the galleries/businesses listed in this section will be open for First Friday Art Walk in Bend from 5-8pm Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7590, www.alledarealestate.com. Featuring local landscape photographers Dave Kamperman and Joel Bailie as well as mosaic artwork from local artist Joanie Callen. Kamperman has been shooting Central Oregon landscapes for years. He is one of the few local photographers who still uses film for much of his work. Bailie is a relative newcomer to the gallery scene. He is showing for the first time at Alleda Real Estate. Callen is a mosaic artist living in Bend. Her love of color, especially strong saturated colors dominate her work. Fascinated with the mosaic art form, she studied classical mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. Her whimsical artwork utilizes a variety of materials including but not limited to art glass imported from Italy and Mexico, dichroic glass, mirror glass, beads and sometimes eccentric found objects. Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin Ave. Celebrates First Friday with paintings sold to benefit orphans in the Otino-Waa Children’s Village, Uganda. Former Bend schoolteachers Bob and Carol Higgins, founded the Otino-Waa Children’s Village in northern Uganda in 2003. Recently retiring back to the high desert, the couple will be present at the exhibition’s First Friday opening. Unique among the school’s benefactors are inmates of the Snake River Correctional Institution of Northeastern Oregon. These inmates, many of whom will never be released, created the artwork on display at Franklin Crossing. The Febru- Family Tree, acrylic ary exhibition offers the opportunity to broaden the support with valentine gifts of unique art, the proceeds going entirely to the children to help support this remarkable circle of hope lost…and found. Additional information: PATHUSAemail@example.com. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates the Franklin Crossing displays with info at 503-7802828 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541330-8759, www.atelier6000.com 4 Voices: Oregon Governor’s Office Honorees selected by Oregon Arts Commission travel to A6. Featuring mixedmedia artwork from Patricia Clark, Judy Hoiness, William Hoppe and Randy Redfield, thru March 28. Will feature a demonstration by Judy Hoiness on mixed media process, demonstration by Patricia Clark on clay board print and drawing surface, a lecture by William
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Hoppe and a panel discussion with all artists: Creative Process, throughout the duration of the exhibition. Dates TBD for demos and lecture. Azillion Beads 910 Harriman St., Ste. 100, 541-617-8854. Featuring Azillion Bead’s jewelry artists. Bluebird Coffee Company On Bond in Franklin Crossing Building (corner of Franklin & Bond), 541-330-2100. Showing a collection of antique architectural elements and relics perfect for adding warmth and interest to your home or work space. Live music, beer, wine and of course, delicious coffee served during art walk and daily. Crow’s Feet Commons 875 NW Brooks St., 541-728-0066, www.crowsfeetcommons.com, Jared@crowsfeetcommons.com. Mt. Bachelor Aprés Ski Bash #3 with The Cabin Project and Genders. Desperado 330 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District. 541-749-9980. Featuring Bend artist Barbara Slater who is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive. Barbara continues her studies with different genres, painting still-lifes, florals, landscapes and animals. Animals Evening’s Arrival by Barbara Slater 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. www.barbaraslater.com. Feather’s Edge Finery 113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com. McKenzie Mendel is a jewelry artist, based in Bend. Simple lines and contrasting colors make her work unique and exciting. McKenzie specializes in keum boo, a traditional Korean method of layering high karat gold on to silver. Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925-389-0610, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com. Landscape photography by Jeffrey Murray from local and national locations. John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series 1006 NW Bond St., www.johnpauldesigns.com. Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings. Download the CascadeAE App | February 2014
All of the galleries/businesses listed in this section will be open for First Friday Art Walk in Bend from 5-8pm Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5, 541-3880155, www.karenbandy.com. Tucked between Thump coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is not easy to find, but well worth the effort. Karen is Central Oregon’s only national/international awardwinning jewelry designer and has been specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. Karen Bandy is also an abstract acrylic painter whose work opal, spinel and secret diamond can best be described as colorful and textural Black ring in 14k gold by Karen Bandy contemporary fine art. When there is an actual subject, horses and wild animals are often depicted. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30-5pm and by appointment, and First Fridays 5-9pm. Legum Design 922 NW Bond Street, 541-3066073, www.Legumdesign.com. Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings. Casey was born and raised Painting by Casey Gardner in Portland, and has considered herself an artist since she could hold a crayon. Growing up other kids would make fun Casey Gardner of her art projects, but the creative pull kept whispering to her. She attended La Salle High School where the warmth for art started to blossom. Gardner than moved to Southern Oregon University, where the love for painting started to become her passion. She has continues to take painting classes from any teacher that she can, from learning locally to traveling to New York to apprentice a different style. Currently, Casey’s paintings are at The Porch, Metamorphosis Aveda Salon and Spa and Sisters Athletic Club. To view more of Gardners paintings “like” her Casey Gardner’s Acrylic Paintings Facebook page. Lemon Drop Salon 5 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-5605, www.lemondropsalon.com. Art by JonezyArtwork. Randy Jones has been creating abstract/urban since 2004, exhibiting at venues all over the world. “My artwork is inspired and influenced by the everyday life and people around me. I keep my artwork colorful and bright making it hard to miss, and stand out. My style is very unique and original, a mixture between urban/abstract/characteristic I haven’t really ever put it in a category I just call it JonezyArtwork. I never duplicate artwork every piece I create is original one of a kind,” Jones said. Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery Old Mill District, second story loft, 541-330-0840, www.lubbesmeyer.com.
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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 thru Saturday. Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, www.marymedrano.com. Mary Medrano is a full-time artist living and working in Bend with a studio downtown overlooking Tin Pan Alley. She makes pet portraits and expressive animal paintings. Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com. Nature’s Splendor, a two person show exhibiting new works by Joey VanBlokland and Craig Zuger. The show will continue through the end of February. Please join us for a glass of wine, to meet the artists and to enjoy music Only Ewe by Craig Zuger by Rich Hurdle and Friends. Art at the Oxford The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota. Celebrates First Friday with Janice Druian’s oils. Druian presents oil landscapes reflecting the beauty of the Central Oregon Cascades. She captures the drama of the sunset and sunrise on Mt. Bachelor as well as the still beauty of the high desert vistas. Her brushwork varies from the smoothly integrated The Stillness of the Desert by Janice Druian strokes of the distant desert buttes to the accented heavy impasto of her skies and mountain peaks, all painted in expressionistic realism. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates the Oxford displays as well as First Friday exhibitions at Franklin Crossing. Contact her for more info at 503-7802828 or email@example.com. Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-3306000, www.paulscottfineart.com. Spotlights artist Geoffrey Gorman, a sculptor of unusual materials who captures the essence of each animal he creates. His use of found and lost objects assembled into curious and evocative shapes are what excite him and the viewer.
Sculpture by Geoffrey Gorman
Peapod Glass Gallery 164 NW Greenwood Ave., 541-771-9443. Kicking off the night with local band Slaughter Daughter and presenting Steel Artist Benjamin Schade’s amazing work. QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527 Featured quilter will be Anne Bryson from Bend and group is the Fiber Chix from Sunriver. Quilts will be exhibited thru March 5. Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176, www. redchairgallerybend.com. Features three artists in their exhibit, Earth’s Elements. Shelly Wierzba loves to create a palpable mood in her paintings. She achieves this by painting on location in all types of Necklace by Larissa Spafford Painting by Shelly Wierzba weather, or by creating an environment in her studio that expresses an idea. This exhibit of Wierzba’s oil paintings reflects her excitement for the local and regional landscape and working from the figure. Larissa Spafford’s unique jewelry features her own handmade lampwork glass beads. She creates each bead one at a time in the flame of a torch. Color, whether subtle and Scarves by Tricia Biesmann & Cindy serene, or vivid and bright is a main focus Summerfield of her work. The Way We Art is comprised of two local artists, Tricia Biesmann and Cindy Summerfield, who have been developing the art of nuno felting for five years. Inspired by color and texture they watch in wonder as the magic of marino wool / silk roving and natural fibers fuse to become a one of a kind piece of wearable art. They have mastered the nuno felting process to give each piece a life and story of its own. Sage Custom Framing 834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframinggallery.com. Featuring local artists Gordon and Kay Baker, husband and wife. Both pre- Spring Runoff by Kay Baker dominantly paint landscapes and can be seen painting Falls by Gordon Baker on location throughout the area. Gordon is a geologist and an environmentalist and has worked in many countries and environments and paints from that perspective. He has painted in oils for the last 13 years. Kay has a BFA in art and has painted in watercolor, pastel and oil throughout her adult life. Her work in
this show includes both plein air and studio paintings. “Painting on site gives me a joy and a freedom to express my feelings about our beautiful area.” Silverado 1001 Wall St., 541-322-8792, www.silveradogallery.com. Featuring Joseph Christensen of JC Lapidary. Oregon artist handcrafting beautiful jewelry featuring many stones from the Northwest. The Silver Otter 706 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 100, Bend. 541-241-7818. www.thesilverotter.com. Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world. Tin Pan Theater 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, 541-2412271, www.tinpantheater.com. Kolby Kirk will be exhibiting prints from his 100 hikes. 100 hikes, 700 miles in 17 months. Each hike is commemorated with a detailed number created out of the natural surroundings. http://2013.100hikes.com
Number Twenty-Six by Kolby Kirk
Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001. Features Karen Z. Ellis in her exhibition Breath of Life. Drawing inspiration from the writings of Carl Jung, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau along with direct impressions from nature, Ellis’s work is an inquiry into how the outer world affects inner landscapes. Her work addresses a sense of place and a sense of space -- both outer and inner. Tumalo Art Company Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com. Shelli Walters, who paints fresh images of everything from bikes, to figures to landscapes is the featured artist during February. A graphic designer for 20+ years, she enjoys the playful interaction and surprise that occurs by alternating layers of collage and acrylic paint. “I find it cathartic tearing up discarded graphic materials and giving them new life in my paintings. I am drawn to bold color as a way to convey the urgency and power of living life in the moment.” Shelli is Tumalo Art Co.’s newest member.
Blue Poppies No.1 by Shelli Walters
Velvet 805 NW Wall St., 541-728-0303, www.velvetbend.com. Featuring music of Greg Botsford and The Journeyman, gbotsmusic.com and art by Reubin Valdivia starting at 7:30pm.
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Bend Bend Library Wall Street, Denise at 541-350-8039. The Friends of the Bend Libraries, Art Committee, Gratitude thru March 3, on the second floor of the downtown Library. Artwork is for sale by contacting the artist. Broken Top Clubhouse The High Desert Art League presents works by Helen Brown and David Kinker, through March 20. Migration is an example of Helen’s watercolor works on display. Helen explains, “In all my work, I try to portray the subject of my painting in an unusual way, whether by perspective, composition or even the materials I’m using.” This exhibit features landscapes and local scenes. Kings Palace Cafe by Helen Brown Helen is a member of Tumalo Art Company in Bend’s Old Mill District and the Watercolor Society of Oregon. She was recently awarded Best of Show at the Redmond Airport art show. Circle of Friends Art & Academy (formerly TAW Gallery) 19889 Eight St., 541-706-9025, http://tawgallery.com. Representing over 70 unique artists from silk and felt to crystal and stone, oils and watercolors to glass and wood. New owner Jae Yost is creating a whole new experience. City Walls at City Hall 710 NW Wall St., 541-388-5505, www.bendoregon.gov/abc. City Hall exhibit Reflections on Mirror Pond - Past, Present, Future. Nine artists were selected for display in City Hall’s first floor corridor. COCC Pence Gallery 541-383-7511. Fine Arts & Communication Department in the Pinckney Center. Award ceremony on Saturday, January 25, 1-2pm for local middle and high school students who are participating in the National Scholastic art competition. Thru February 13. The Gallery is open 10am - 4pm. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. COCC Barber Library Rotunda www.cocc.edu/library, 541-383-7564. Lindsay S. Morgan, American-Chilean painter, graduated with BFA from OSU-Cascades in 2012, presenting the series American Women of paintings, photographs, prints and drawings, depicting the different experiences that create and drive the spirit of American women. Thru February 28. DeWilde Art & Glass 321 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District, 541-419-3337. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Handmade stained glass windows, doors and individual hanging works of art. Eastlake Framing 1335 Galveston Ave, 541-389-3770 www.eastlakeframing.com, Celebrating the beginning of its thirtieth year helping Central Oregonians transform art into framed masterpieces, Eastlake Framing will kick-off the return of the popular Artist Spotlight event series. Complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres will be served. All events in the series are open to the public and free to attend. The first event is February 14, 5- 8pm with an First Snow by Stuart Gordon evening of beauty and grace as we travel through the lens with highly respected, local photographer Stuart L. Gordon.
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High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org, 541-382-4754. Creating Impressions: Printmaking in the Northwest, exhibition of printmaking treasures to feature some of the biggest names in Northwest art including Rick Bartow, Dale Patrick Chihuly, Morris Graves, Marie Watts and Mark Tobey. Frontier Firearms: Stories of Survival and Defense. Thru February. On the Far West frontier of the 1800s, everyone owned some kind of firearm. Homesteaders carried rifles to protect their livestock. Cayuse Indians used smoothbore muskets to bring home fresh meat and skins. Natural- Woven With Tradition Exhibit ists armed themselves with fowlers to shoot birds for scientific study. Women carried dainty pistols to defend themselves from outlaws. For all these people, firearms were an essential tool. Woven With Tradition includes bags from the High Desert Museum’s Doris Swayze Bounds collection, as well as a glimpse into Arlene Schnitzer’s personal collection of beaded bags. The exhibit runs through March 2 in the Brooks Gallery at the High Desert Museum. Presented with support from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Partners in Care - Arts in Care Gallery 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950. Artists showing are Dorothy Freudenberg, Nanci-Zevitz Gertler and Nancy Dasen thru February. To visit the Arts in Care Gallery it is helpful to call 641-382-5882, Partners in Care to make sure it is open. Rodes-Smithey Studio 19007 Innes Market Rd., 541-280-5635, www.rodes-smithey.com. Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey. SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend, sagebrushersartofbend.com, 541-617-0900. All-member show. You can also see artists’ works at the Bend Golf and Country Club, Bend Senior Center and Redmond Library. St. Charles Medical Center-Bend 2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321, www.scmc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org. Showing many local, very talented artists thru March 31. These wonderful artists hail from Sisters, Redmond and Sunriver. Some have won awards for Central Oregon many times and are honoring hospital halls with their watercolors, oils/acrylics and photography. The Great Frame Up 541-383-2676, email@example.com. Featuring Jennifer Lake. A selection of prints, limited editions, giclees and greeting cards, originals and canvas transfers.
Madras / Warm Springs Art Adventure Gallery 185 SE Fifth St. 541-475-7701. www.artadventuregallery.com. Featuring paintings by Bend artist, Kim Kimerling, Journey of Icons And Symbols. Opening reception is first Thursday, February 6, 5:30-7pm. The Museum at Warm Springs 2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, www.museumatwarmsprings.org. Ongoing tribal exhibits.
Prineville A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St., Prineville. 541-447-3715, bowmanmuseum.org. Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of
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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.
Kate Aspen Studios 160 SW Oak St., 541-549-6950. Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art.
Sisters Art Works 204 W Adams, 541-420-9695, www.sistersartworks.com. Hosting Journey’s Art Quilt Group Exhibit Junkyard. Thru February.
Britz Beads 249 NW Sixth St., 541-548-4649. Sandi’s bead jewelry and ongoing display of Gilbert Shepherd’s large format acrylic paintings. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyard 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne, 541-526-5075, faithhopeandcharityevents.com. Showcasing the work of a fabulous new Austrian artist in town, Albert A Dolezal. Redmond Downtown Merchants Third Friday Stroll February 21 from 4-8pm. Moonlight Madness. Enjoy artists, live music, food and beverages. Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave., 541-526-5073, email@example.com, www.redmondfol.org. The Friends of the Redmond Branch Library presents an exhibition which features seven Central Oregon photographers juried into For the Love of Central Oregon 2013 exhibition. Photography 2014: A Featured Artist Exhibition thru February 14. Here Comes the Sun through March 21. A portion of the art sale goes to the Friends of the Redmond Branch Library. St. Charles Hospital in Redmond Healing Through Art featuring works by the 12 members of High Desert Art League (HDAL). Thru March 31. HDAL artists will donate 20 percent of their sales to the St. Charles Hospital’s Volunteer Organization.
Sisters Cha For The Finest Gallery 183 East Hood Ave. www.chaforthefinest.com, 541-549-1140, firstname.lastname@example.org. Second Saturday February 8 featuring Hearts and Flowers to get folks ready for Valentine’s Day. Ivory, glass and gold. Does she make your heart boil with passion or bubble with delight? Come to Sisters and see for yourself. Clearwater Art Gallery 303 West Hood, 541-549-4994, www.theclearwatergallery.com. 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, www.donterra.com. Artwork by Cody Bonn Clements. 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.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop 242 W Hood Ave., 541-549-9552, www.sistersgallery.com. Ongoing exhibit: fine art landscape photography by Curtiss Abbott, Gary Albertson, Roger Dorband and Dennis Schmidling. Original artwork, prints, tapestries and note cards by Paul Alan Bennett. Watercolors by Ashley Dean. Oils and note cards by Kay Baker. Acrylics by Pat Siegner. Custom framing by third-generation framer Dennis Schmidling. Sisters Public Library 110 N Cedar, 541-382-1209, closed Friday / Saturday. email@example.com. Thru February 26. Artwork on display will include paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, wood work and fiber arts, and will be exhibited throughout the Sisters Library. The Porch 243 N Elm St., 541-549-3287, www.theporch-sisters.com. Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings. You can see her artwork on Facebook under Casey Gardner’s Acrylic Paintings. Caseygardnersacrylicpaintings@gmail.com. Vista Bonita 222 West Hood Ave., Suite B, 541-549-4527. www.vistabonitaglass.com. Bright collection of whimsical, functional glass art, designer ceramics, fine art photography and unique landscape paintings.
Sunriver Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com. You can celebrate with these talented artists at the monthly artist’s reception on February 8 from 4-6pm featuring Nancy Cotton, Greg Cotton, Susan Harkness-Williams and John Butler. Come by and enjoy wine and beer, food and beautiful art. Sunriver Area Public Library 56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080. Ravens, owls and antelope . . . and maybe an occasional horse, too . . . are the subjects depicted by artists Vivian Olsen and Joren Traveller. Thru March 29. Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery 17600 Center Dr. Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents oil landscapes of Central Oregon from the Joyce Clark Estate in the upper gallery and oil landscapes by Joanne Donaca and Janice Druian in the lower gallery thru March 7. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort, 541-382-9398. The Wooden Jewel Fall in Central Oregon by 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-4151, Joanne Donaca firstname.lastname@example.org Featuring rustic, elegant designs by Sarah Graham showing this ring from her shadows collection created Jewelry by Sarah in cobalt chrome steel with 18k gold Graham and diamonds.
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New Influences & New Challenges for Master Pastelist Gil Dellinger by RENEE PATRICK Cascade A&E Editor
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end’s artistic community has recently gained the renowned master pastelist, Gil Dellinger. Drawn to the Central Oregon landscape, Dellinger is looking forward to the change in perspective and the challenge of a new adventure. Dellinger has a passion for nature’s beauty and has spent years painting the landscapes of his home state - California. Yosemite has been a frequent muse and his work Sheer Elegance has recently been published on the front cover of the 2013 fine art book, Art of the National Parks. Dellinger’s skill with the brush has made him a very successful artist in the U.S. and around the world. Several honors have included an invitation to paint at the Forbes Chateau in Balleroy, France, a feature in the January 1997 issue of American Artist Magazine and an opportunity to raft and paint in the Grand Canyon with a subsequent exhibit in New York City. When asked how Central Oregon compares to the monolithic granite beauty of the Sierras, he said, “It’s so breathtaking here. I’m just captivated….and frankly I like it better than Yosemite. Yosemite is so stylized; it has so many icons. I think that’s why [the publishers] picked that un-iconic view for the cover of Art of the National Parks, it’s not just another painting of Half Dome.” Dellinger’s artistic career began
Artist Gil Dellinger in his studio with a work in progress, West Side of Faith
“I think that beauty is an example of a hope that something exists beyond this.” Gil Dellinger during college at San Francisco State. While he started his studies as a sculpture major, a general-ed course in drawing shifted his focus to the two-dimensional world. “I was always creative, but didn’t have any training before college,” he explained. He left school for a while to embrace his hippy nature - making and selling jewelry in Sausalito, California before returned to the classroom to get his bachelors and masters in fine art. Soon after school he found himself working as a preparator for The Haggin Museum in Stockton, California. The Haggin’s collections contain many renowned 19th and early 20th-century American and European artists including one of Yosemite’s iconic painters, Albert Bierstadt. “It’s a fabulous small museum with lots of landscape paintings [including] people who painted throughout the Sierras. I got turned onto landscape painting there.” Following his time at the museum, Dellinger immersed himself in the world of teaching. For the next 30 years he instructed over 3,000 students in drawing and painting at the University of the Pacific. “I loved it …most of the time [the students] didn’t know they could draw…and it changes the way they perceive things.” His teaching regime included required studio time, sometimes 30 hour weeks on top of his classes. While he admitted the schedule could be exhausting, it forced him to draw all the time and helped improve his skill. “Sometimes I didn’t have anything left to give to my work…but I love to give something to people who are interested in it.” He hopes to pursue teaching on the college level in Bend. Dellinger is currently president of The Plein Air Painters of America and enjoys working outdoors. “I have an overwhelming kind of passionate relationship to God’s expression through nature,” he explained of his work. “I try
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not to be an aggressive religious painter, but show that God exists in the work. I think that beauty is an example of a hope that something exists beyond this.” Dellinger spends much of his time traveling around the U.S. teaching workshops and has several scheduled for this year. In Bend he will instruct with the workshop series Art in the Mountains. His session, entitled Turning Plein Air Sketches into Finished Work is from August 4-8 (details at www.artinthemountains.com). “That’s how I discovered Bend,” he explained. “I taught for Art in the Mountains years ago and I fell in love with it the area.” He has workshops scheduled at the Knowlton Gallery in California on March 28 and July 18 and in Wisconsin at the Madeline Island School for the Arts on October 13. Dellinger is represented by Paul Scott Gallery in Bend and a variety of other galleries around the country. “We are excited to have him be a part of our gallery family and excited to see how he gets inspired by the local landscape,” commented Paul Scott Gallery Director Kim Matthews. “It’s rather interesting to come to a place where I’m not known,” Dellinger mused. “I spent so many years building a reputation in the Central Valley. Here I know nobody, and I’m having to start all over again, but that’s an nice challenge. We wanted an adventure and we wanted to challenge ourselves, and try new things. “If I had stayed where I was I would have spent all my time doing what I have always done and not challenging the edges of subject matter. I’ve always wanted to live in the mountains, and I think this place is so beautiful.” www.gildellinger.com.
Eastlake Framing Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Return of Artist Spotlight Series
elebrating the beginning of its 30th year helping Central Oregonians transform art into framed masterpieces, Eastlake Framing will kickoff the return of the popular Artist Spotlight event series. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All events in the series are open to the public and free to attend. The first event is February 14, 5-8pm at Eastlake Framing. Join Eastlake Framing and celebrate Valentine’s Day (with or without a date), with an evening of beauty and grace as we travel through the lens with highly respected, local photographer Stuart L. Gordon. The show will also be on display at Eastlake for viewing and purchase for the months of February and March. Future Artist Spotlight event dates include: April 11, 5-8pm June 13, 5-8pm August 8, 5-8pm October 10, 5-8pm December 12, 5-8pm Gordon is an Oregon-based First Snow by Stuart Gordon landscape photographer who sees the camera as a tool to express his personal vision of and emotional response to the beauty of the natural world. Much of his work focuses on the landscapes of his home state of Oregon, particularly Central Oregon. His archival prints have been exhibited at several juried and non-juried collective and solo shows in his adopted home state of Oregon. He’s been featured in Landscape Photography Magazine, a UK print and online publication, and is a contributor to Getty Images. His images have been published in Capture Central Oregon, a coffee-table book of photographs from regional photographers, and in 1859 Magazine. His image McWay Falls in Sunset Light was selected as a winner in a 2012 landscape photography competition sponsored by Photoshelter, an online image hosting web service. His image First Snow was selected as a finalist in a photo competition juried by celebrated nature photographer Art Wolfe in 2013. A dozen of his images were selected in 2013 to be showcased in a traveling photography exhibit celebrating the state of Oregon sponsored by Photolucida, a nonprofit organization that promotes fine art photography nationwide. A self-taught photographer shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III, Gordon has studied with some of the finest nature photographers in the world, including Art Wolfe, William Neill and Alain Briot. He also is influenced by the work of landscape painters John Constable, JMW Turner and Albert
Bierstadt and Claude Monet. Blossoming from a photo processing business in the Wagner Mall post college, fast-forward 30 years, Eastlake Framing is proud to have developed a retail footprint that is three-times the size of an average frame shop in the U.S. They have been recognized as the small business with the best consumermarketing program in the country by the Photo Marketing Association / Professional Picture Framing Association (PMA/PPFA). They were also recognized as the Bend Chamber’s 2008 Distinguished Small Business. Harmonizing art with its environ- Stuart Gordon ment is how Eastlake Framing sums it up. After 30 years in business, and still relishing in the excitement of framing masterpieces, Debbie Spicer, owner of Eastlake Framing, says it simply... “love what you do, do it with integrity and always give back to the community.” www.eastlakeframing.com, 541-389-3770, 1335 Galveston Ave, Bend. Download the CascadeAE App | February 2014 25
Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Great Art Picks Up Where Nature Begins
t may be cold outside, but if you furniture pieces that really show off the stop by the Artists’ Gallery in warm beauty of the natural wood. One Sunriver, you can bask in the of his featured pieces this month is a warmth of some fantastic art. If you reside table that incorporates simple lines ally would like to generate some heat, with rich wood texture. join all of the gallery’s artists at the Another long time artist at the galSecond Saturday reception on February lery, Susan Harkness-Williams, gourd 8 from 4-6pm. There will be plenty of and jewelry artist, just keeps on delivrefreshments to enjoy while you meet ering beautiful nature inspired pieces. the artists and view their work. FeaHer sculptural gourd art piece entitled tured artists are Nancy Cotton, Greg I’ll Remember September has the color of Cotton, Susan Harkness-Williams and a perfect Fall day. When asked, “Why John Butler. the name...other than the obvious?” SuLong time gallery artist, Nancy Cotsan replied, “Because nothing rhymes ton, doesn’t disappoint in providing a with October.” This piece is part of share of nature’s sunshine. One of the a series Nature Speaks where local inartist’s featured pieces this month is a spirations are carved into the gourd. sunny quilt that demonstrates Cotton’s Splendid color is applied using agents incredible fabric art techniques. The use Quilt by Nancy Cotton like India ink, metallic watercolor and of color makes for a warm feeling on a stains to reach the deep eye catching It may be cold outside, but if you stop by the Artists cold day whether this art piece graces a tones. The negative space plays just place of honor on your wall or you have as large a role in the piece. This and a Gallery in Sunriver, you can bask in the warmth of it cuddled around your shoulders while number of other fine gourd art pieces reading a good book. Nancy’s talents some fantastic art. If you really would like to generate will featured in February in the gallery. are not limited to quilts by any stretchNew artist to the gallery, John Butler, some heat, join all of the gallery’s artists at the Secyou’ll be delighted by table runners, produces beautiful sculptural metal art ond Saturday reception on February 8 from 4-6pm. pieces that often have a practical applinapkins, smaller hanging pieces, hats and much more. cation included in the design process. There is nothing like the use of wood in art pieces to warm up a room in A really good example of Butler’s duality in art and practicality is Twining your home and we don’t mean as firewood. Artist Greg Cotton is arguably Vines. This particular piece of art depicts vines growing artfully up a wall surone of the most popular artists in the gallery. It is difficult to keep many of face. Fortunately, the vines “grow” in just a special way to allow wines bottles his smaller pieces like wine glass holders, clipboards, cutting boards and crib- to be stored artfully within the twists and turns of the vines themselves. bage boards in stock. Greg’s techniques really shine when he produces larger 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com.
I’ll Remember September by Susan Harkness-Williams
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Wooden Table by Greg Cotton
Twining Vines by John Butler
Clark & Donaca Exhibit at Sunriver Resort
Deschutes Bridge by Joanne Donaca
unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents oil landscapes of Central Oregon from the Joyce Clark Estate in the upper gallery and oil landscapes by Joanne Donaca in the lower gallery. The exhibit continues through March 9. Clark’s paintings in the estate exhibition feature both palette knife and brushwork and include scenes of the Deschutes River, Mt. Bachelor and Sparks Lake, area waterfalls and numerous other Central Oregon scenes as well as other areas. The artist, formerly of Bend and Sunriver, passed in 2009 at the age of 92.
Sparks Lake by Joyce Clark
A frequent award-winning artist, she was a 17-year exhibitor at the prestigious Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach, California. Moving to Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii in the late 60’s, she showed at the noted Village Gallery in Lahaina, and completed several commissions for the Kapalua Ritz Carlton. Returning to the mainland in early 1990s and to Sunriver, she received a commission to complete four large oil paintings that remain in the collection of the Crosswater Clubhouse. The Sunriver Music Festival twice used Clark’s art for the annual poster including
her painting of Paulina Falls as the 2009 image. An award winner in numerous national shows, her honors included the Juror’s Choice Award at the prestigious Art for the Parks exhibition in Jackson Hole and the Award of Excellence at the 11th Annual Oil Painters of America juried show. Also continuing on exhibit are expressionistic oils of Central Oregon by Joanne Donaca in the lower gallery. Images include one of her favorite subjects, water, featuring the rushing Deschutes tributaries of mountain terrain as well as the quiet river of Mirror Pond.
Donaca was the 2012 Poster Artist for the Sunriver Music Festival; the artist’s former impressionistic style of bold brushwork and heavy impasto often yields to more expressionistic imagery featuring carefully integrated strokes but with continued use of a strong, realistic palette. The artist is a member of the Oil Painters of America and a sustaining associate member of the Watercolor Society of America. Her art appears in collections throughout the U.S. and the permanent collection of Pronghorn Golf Resort and Sunriver Resort. The Sunriver Resort welcomes the public to the exhibition during Lodge hours. Billye Turner, art consultant and gallery curator, provides additional information at 503-780-2828.
Sunriver Area Library Exhibit Hosts Wildlife Art
avens, owls and antelope...and maybe an occasional horse too are the subjects depicted by artists Vivian Olsen and Joren Traveller. Their exhibit is through March 29. Olsen, who has an avid interest in birds and mammals, portrays them in lifelike oil paintings. Using sketches and drawings from outdoor obser- Cold Covey by Vivian Olsen vations and her photographs, she paints her subjects realistically to capture each animal’s personality. Olsen paints from her studio in Eagle Crest and exhibits her artwork regularly in group shows with the High Desert Art League or in solo exhibits. She is president of the High Desert Art League, and a member
of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists. www.vivianolsen.com and www.highdesertartleague.com. Traveller is a sculptor and painter. Birds, equines and wildlife have always been in Joren’s life and heart and are among her favorite subjects for sculpture and paint. Sculpting in bronze has been Ceramic Puppy by Joren Traveller her favorite medium but she has expanded her interest to include hand built ceramic sculpture and also does animal portraits by commission. She is a member of the Red Chair Gallery in Bend and a member and secretary of the High Desert Art League. www.jorentraveller.com and www.highdesertartleague.com. Download the CascadeAE App | February 2014
Sisters Folk Festival Receives Luthier Grant
isters Folk Festival Inc. (SFF) received a $25,000 grant from the Chichester DuPont Foundation for the Americana Community Luthier Program at Sisters High School. This is the second grant given to the program by the foundation; the first totaled $20,000 and was used to make equipment facility upgrades to better serve the students. The original 2011 grant played a pivotal role in building a stronger, healthier program. We are so grateful for the Foundation’s faith in this program,” said Development Director, Katy Yoder. “This additional investment elevates this unique class to an even more professional level. There will be more opportunities for cross-curricular learning because of the equipment available to students.” The luthier program develops makers of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars. Three main areas were addressed in the second grant: safety upgrades, vocational education expansion and construction equipment upgrades. The second grant will provide continuing safety training classes for instructors and will better prepare them for future safety challenges. Enhancements include improved ventilation, replacing safety equipment and the construction of a storage area for guitar cases. Expanded vocational training will help Sisters High School students to be competitive. The class provides experience students need when looking at fields they might want
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to pursue. It also gives them a better chance at getting a job working in a design/manufacturing field right out of high school. Several students have graduated from Sisters High School and found work in the field of engineering and luthier because of the training they received. The grant will allow the class to do even more. In order to build their own guitar or ukulele, students must first take the Woods I class to ensure proficiency and a commitment to the arduous process ahead. The class is the proving ground for the Americana Community Luthier Program and is integrally connected to the success of luthier students. As the foundation class, it is imperative to have equipment that supports the students. Replacement of worn-out tools will help students to continue their work with Habitat for Humanity and local builders who provide low-income housing in our community and beyond. “I am so pleased by the support we have been given by the Sisters Folk Festival/Chichester grant,” said Sisters High School Woods Instructor Tony Cosby. “This will move us into a new dimension as far as safety goes, and will enable us to implement the Engineering and Technology part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Info: Artistic Director Brad Tisdel – email@example.com.
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Welcome to The Sisters Country Matthew Fox Says Thompson Guitars Speak for Themselves Photo courtesy of Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox with his new Thompson Guitar
harismatic star of TV’s Party of Five and Lost, actor Matthew Fox is getting himself a late Christmas gift in the shapely form of a vintage-style parlor guitar by Thompson Guitars in Sisters.
“The first time I saw one of Preston’s guitars I thought it was the most beautiful guitar I’d ever seen,” said Fox, who now lives in Bend. “I knew the minute I touched it I had to have one.” This will be Fox’s second Thompson guitar, crafted with dark, hundred-year-old Sinker mahogany and accented with bright abalone, giving it a turn-of-the-century, 1890s vibe. “Preston’s guitars speak for themselves. This one will be really special since I was involved in the process and gave Preston the freedom he needed to make it happen.” www.pktguitars.com.
lthough the calendar says it’s visual interpretation of our theme.” Winter – even though the current Rickards described his poster saying, “I weather doesn’t feel like it – the am inspired not only by the visual beauty Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show staff is thinking the show creates in our town, but of the about Summer, and has been busy preparing long lasting impact this event brings to our for the upcoming annual Sisters Outdoor community. Truly it takes a village to put on Quilt Show on July 12. the show and the show makes our village a “Quilters and visitors who plan to attend place of beautiful community spirit.” should mark their calendar now with some Each year the show selects three feaimportant dates and deadlines,” says Jeanette tured artists from talented Central Oregon Pilak, executive director. “Many of these are quilters. The 2012 featured quilter is Carol fast approaching and there are some exciting Webb of Sunriver. Inspirational instructor new additions this year.” is Karla Alexander of Salem, Oregon. The Machine Quilters Showcase features the It Takes A Village is the theme of this year’s work of longarm quilter, Laura Simmons show and the 2014 poster created by Sisof Sisters. ters artist and business owner, Dan Rickards. “Whether you are Registration for quilts for the 2014 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show opens February 1. The show “Whether you’ve been participating as a encan accept up to 1,300 quilts for display and approximately one third of those can be for sale. here once or dozens of trant, attending one For entry criteria and instructions, visit Sisters Quilt Show Entry Information. The last day times, when you experiof the Stitchin’ Post’s for quilt registration is May 31, or when the show is filled, whichever occurs first. ence the world’s largest Quilter’s Affair classes The registration site is closed beginning June 1. outdoor quilt show, you or planning on attendrealize the entire coming the Quilt Show munity is involved,” said for inspiration and apJean Wells Keenan, chair preciation, you won’t and founder of the Sisters want to miss this year’s Outdoor Quilt Show. array of talent and cre“Dan Rickards is one of ativity,” says Pilak. “We our local artists whose can’t wait to welcome gift always captures the everyone back to Sisters true sense of the place he Country in July 2014!” is painting. We knew he www.SistersOutwould create a beautiful doorQuiltShow.org. 2014 Inspirational Instructor, Karla Alexander
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We Love Nature . . . Then We Landscape It! by FRED SWISHER for Bend Pine Nursery
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ou probably live in Central Oregon for the environment and the lifestyle. I do too. I learned the sod, sprinkler and mowing (old school style) of landscaping beginning in 1970 here on the high desert. In the “old days” sod, irrigation and maintenance work took up most of a landscaper’s resources. Money for maintenance and water doesn’t spend as easy as it once did. Now people expect more from their outdoor space. I keep an open mind, even though I’ve seen similar mistakes repeated over the years. People still make plenty of sod and sprinkler landscape mistakes even though they are the most familiar. Some lawns now get “painted” green in the winter months. I see very expensive artificial grass being pushed by some venders. One winter I watched a contractor laying frozen sod, unrolled it using a blowtorch (it all died). I see where an HOA wanted to keep “natural” landscapes, never mind the disruption from excavation, the big houses and driveways. Along the South Highway 97 parkway, the xeriscaping grew into a deadly jungle because it was watered as if it was an old style landscape. A dilemma design mindset - organic vs. chemical landscapes; grass vs. no grass; xeriscapes or native vs. hardscapes – is at the root of the problem. Simple is best, but
getting to simple isn’t so easy. Nature is an endless universe, landscaping offers many design choices, so don’t fall into the trap of either or thinking. If you want an enhanced experience of nature in your landscape, start by asking, “How can I enjoy nature and my yard’s spaces more?” Just like houses and people, landscapes will differ. Some people want to have a golf course type look; others want to fit into their surrounding better. I like using my yard for parties and contemplation time. Outdoor projects can be relaxing and grounding, but it’s frustrating to be tied down to constant upkeep. Your landscape ought to reflect your own goals and objectives, not just a generic style. Many people think that landscaping is taming nature, making a fashion statement or being a project junkie. But a landscape can’t succeed in only one season! Ultimately the recognition of the existing native elements and the influence of budget helps you navigate better. For the same investment as a manicured lawn, I’ll take a pondless water feature (low maintenance) and a nice patio every time. Most people prefer a yard with little or no mowing needed and therefore they have much less cost to maintain it. I love a fire pit, native bunch grass and enjoy lots of color from fall leaves and spring blossoms. By installing a raised garden you have a source of food. Boulders can work for seats or tables or to blend in with nature (plus they require no upkeep.) Because we live in a high desert, we don’t need to indulge in high maintenance features. Designing with native style changes the composition of the space, making it more alive and functional. If designed right, your experience is enhanced in ways “old school landscapes” simply can’t accomplish. These kinds of features change the composition of a landscape for the better, making them much more alive and usable than an “old school” landscape ever could. BendPineNursery.com, 541-977-8733.
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Art & Literature A Challenge to the Art Community
he Friends of the Redmond Branch Library announces a challenge to the Central Oregon art community. They are asking artists, photographers and artisans to create an work of art based upon a book, poem, short story and/or piece of music. The artists will also be asked to attach no more than 50 words explaining his/her reasons for creating the work and how this piece of literature or music inspired them. Synergy: Art & Literature will be held March 22 – April 25 and will coin-
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cide with the Deschutes Public Library’s Novel Idea programming. The prospectus/application for this show is available in the Redmond Branch Library, in the Friends Bookshop in the northwest corner of the Redmond Library and on www.redmondfol.org. The Redmond Branch Library is located at 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Library hours are Monday-Friday: 10-6pm, Tuesday: 10-8pm and Saturday: 10-5pm.
Through Redmond to OPB Artist Cameron Kaseberg Makes Oregon Art Beat
“I was a nervous wreck,” he said, “but the moment they walked in the door all of my trepidation vanished. They were amazing.” Filming took place in Cameron’s home where he works, with a trip to Smith Rock State Park where he sometimes hikes and photographs material for his art. “In one day we shot elements of every step in the process of making one of my pieces,” Cameron explained. “From photographing at Smith Rock all the way through editing images and putting the final piece together. The last bits of filming were shot as I was setting up for Art in the High Desert to sell my work.” www.kaseberg.com, www.opb.org/programs/artbeat.
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edmond artist Cameron Kaseberg has been pushing, playing with and refining the art of solvent transfer since his college days. It has been an exploration of the process brought to prominence in the 1950s by Robert Rauschenberg. For Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) it was a unique process and story that aired January 30 on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. For Cameron, the Oregon Art Beat story began at the very first Art in the High Desert festival (Bend’s nationally ranked fine art festival) and the first art festival he had ever done. There, Cameron met artists who had been featured on Oregon Art Beat. “I was in awe,” he said. “It is a rare Oregon artist whom does not dream of being featured on Oregon Art Beat, and at that festival it became mine, too.” Oregon Art Beat is an Emmy award-winning weekly television series produced by OPB. It profiles artists of all genres, and suggests upcoming events in the Oregon community. The reality of Cameron’s dream began unfolding in May 2013 with an unexpected call from Katrina Sarson, a producer for Oregon Art Beat. Sarson had seen Cameron’s work on the Art in the High Desert website and was intrigued by the process. Within two weeks Sarson and the Oregon Art Beat crew arrived in Redmond to begin filming Cameron’s story.
Ted Cutler, audio tech, Oregon Art Beat;Tom Shrider, videographer/editor; Katrina Sarson, co-host/producer; and Artist Cameron Kaseberg.
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Beginning Acrylics with Carol Picknell Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 1:30-4:00pm Cost: $25 per session (additional $5.00 for non-members) Contact Carol at: 360-880-5088 or firstname.lastname@example.org Carol can provide her supplies for an additional $10.00 if you want to try painting with acrylics before making an investment in materials. Nora Miller Life Drawing Lab This is a chance to draw using a live model, and is a lab, not a class. There will be alternating sessions with the model nude/ clothed. Participants each pay the model $10.00 cash for the 3 hour session (non-members pay additional $5.00) Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00 on February 4, 18, March 4th, 18th, and April 15, 29th. Contact Nora Kolberg Miller at 541-460-9053, or at email@example.com. There is a limit of 10 artists at each session. Lunch and Learn, Friday, February 14 This will include a Nita Leland video featuring collage, a medium that is fun, creative and interesting. Bring your lunch and a donation of $3.00. Our current shows are at SageBrushers Gallery, and at the Bend Senior Center. If you are interested in becoming a member of SageBrushers, call 541-617-0900. Artists of all ages and working in various mediums are welcome to join this fun group.
Sisters Jen’s Garden A Local Love Affair
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ome meals, like some lovers or garlic, capers, olives, tomatoes and oregA prix-fixe menu and paired wine crushes, grab you right from the ano. Sigh. That still sounds delicious. But flight change every month outset with their dynamism. we did brilliantly with the three main Others are more subtle, exhibiting nudishes we shared. anced moderation that makes you want The thick baseball cut of Grilled Beef to know more. That’s exactly why so Tenderloin in a truffle au jus was so many locals from both Bend and Sistender that we instantly realized that ters return to Jen’s Garden month after this restaurant serves absolutely topmonth and year after year for its southnotch meats. It came with roasted garlic ern French-inspired cuisine. mashed potatoes and yummy smoky baAs my two friends (neither of whom con Brussel sprouts. had been to Jen’s Garden) and I walked As good as the steak was, the herbup to the restaurant’s front door, I had crusted rack of lamb split in two and to restrain myself from knocking. As arched over velvety and subtly sweet root always, I felt like I was entering somevegetable puree topped with crispy kale one’s home. That impression continued when I walked in and saw the fireplace chips stole its thunder. “The rosemary au jus made with pan drippings is the blazing. The Chanson Française playing in the background added to the homey bling on this dish,” said one of my friends. For me, however, it was all about the yet elegant sense of comfort as we perused the menu at our table in the small perfectly medium-rare lamb. alcove off the cottage’s intimate dining room. Then there was the quail stuffed with a duck confit cassoulet that reminded Jen’s Garden offers a prix-fixe menu and paired wine flight that change every me of the cassoulet my mom used to cook, which is the highest praise I can month. You can choose the three-course or the five-course prix-fixe, and then give for this Southwestern French dish. Imagine tender white beans, duck and select various options from there. Naturally, my friends and I opted to sample sausage slowly cooked in white wine until the flavors simply meld into each just about every dish. We are, as it turns out, those kinds of girls. My friend who other. But stuffing all that bean goodness into a tiny quail that can easily be is gluten intolerant couldn’t indulge in absolutely everything, but almost since overcooked? You’ve got to be kidding. “This dish makes me happy. The stuffing the restaurant cheerfully accommodates all kinds of food sensitivities. is amazing,” announced one of my tablemates. “I’m a steak girl, but this quail is We started by sharing the two first course offerings. The country paté man- a definite re-order.” aged to simultaneously be coarse and creamy, and was perfectly set off by two We forged onward with a roasted beet salad tossed with candied hazelnuts, types of mustard, my favorite being the homemade and surprisingly airy Di- lightly dressed in a blood-orange vinaigrette and served with a small scoop of jon. A hint of five-spice gave the accompanying pickled Boursin, a super creamy herb-and-garlic French cheese. I vegetables extra depth. loved the chunky wedges of beets that allowed the earthy Jen’s Garden The Mediterranean Strudel of spinach, egg, brie, pine beet essence to really announce themselves instead of the 403 East Hood Avenue, Sisters nuts and hollandaise packed in flaky puff pastry was decamore common super-thin-slice presentation. Phone: 541-549-2699 dently delicious but still light enough to allow all the sepaWe ended our meal by sharing the two dessert options: Owners: TR and Jen McCrystal rate flavors to shine through. a cherry-hazelnut bread pudHours: Wednesday through Sunday We moved on to the fish ding served with a lavender crème 5pm-close course—clear seafood chowder anglaise that we all wanted to seasoned with saffron and an undrink and Jen’s S’More Tart that dertone of fennel. Three yellow was so rich and chocolaty that I new potato medallions shone definitely wanted some more. As through the tomato-based soupe throughout all the courses, the de poisons (fish soup) broth like wine pairing—this time a slightpennies in a fountain, while a ly sparkly Orange Muscat—was crostini topped with Meyer lemright on the nose. on crème fraiche and baby fennel At the end of the meal, we tried sprouts balanced on the rim of to pinpoint what makes the cuithe bowl. Lovely to look at and sine at Jen’s Garden so special. We even lovelier to eat. concluded that the seductiveness When it came to the entrees, of the delicately-flavored food lies the only one we didn’t try was in earthy ingredients handled with the Dungeness Crab and Shrimp such elegant restraint. Sounds like Pasta Puttanesca, with fettuccine, Jen’s Garden provides a homey yet elegent sense of comfort for their southern French-inspired cuisine a perfect recipe for a lot of things. Download the CascadeAE App | February 2014
Lily & Madeleine Self Titled Album
nchanting. That is the best word I can use to describe the lovely harmonizing of sisters, Lily and Madeline Jurkinewicz. At just 16 and 19 years old, these Indiana natives leapt into popularity with their YouTube video In the Middle in 2012. They released a fivetrack EP, The Weight of the Globe in early 2013 and their first full-length self titled album, Lily & Madeleine, in October to huge accolades. While both girls sang growing up, encouraged by their music-loving parents, they never performed together until recently. Madeleine, soprano, has a smooth and light singing style, and Lily’s earthy alto voice blends in with natural ease. “Both have preternaturally mature control as singers,” reports the Chicago Tribune. “When they come together vocally, as they do throughout Lily & Madeleine, they achieve that effortless, dazzlingly intuitive and familial blend known as ‘blood harmony.’” The duo’s sound soars with their sweet harmonies and light and folky lyrics. By far my favorite song on their self-titled album is Devil We Know. In their most intoxicating ballad, the sisters weave a haunting story of Spring on the plains. The simplicity of the music, voices and lyrics works. Lily & Madeleine is an enchanting album. Look for them in Portland this June at the Doug Fir Lounge. by Renee Patrick
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The River & The Thread Roseanna Cash
he iconic daughter of Johnny Cash has found inspiration in merging the past and the present and gone back to her roots with her newest production The River & The Thread. “I went back to where I was born, and these songs started arriving in me,” says Cash on her Amazon release which was just made available last month. “All these things happened that made me feel a deeper connection to the South than I ever had. We started finding these great stories, and the melodies that went with those experiences.” Cash, who has charted 21 Top 40 country singles, including 11 number ones, wrote all of the new album’s songs with her longtime collaborator (and husband) John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger and guitarist. Featuring a long list of guests—from young guns like John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and Derek Trucks to such legends as John Prine and Tony Joe White—The River & the Thread “is a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional and historic landscape of the American South.” The album’s title comes from Cash’s friend Natalie Chanin, a master seamstress in Florence, Alabama. “Natalie was teaching me to sew,” says Cash, “and she said, You have to learn to love the thread in this beautiful accent and it hit me as an enormous metaphor.” The line appears in the album’s opener, A Feather’s Not a Bird, a deeply swampy shuffle which Cash describes as “a minitravelogue of the South, and of the soul.” The journey to produce this work of art began with the refurbishing of her father’s boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas for the Arkansas State University. Traveling throughout the south including Memphis, Tennessee where Cash was born, had a profound impact on the album’s direction. “The connection to Memphis is powerful and deep,” says Cash. Ultimately the songs on The River & the Thread draw from stories and characters across generations of the Cash family. This is a moody southern album drawn from blues, gospel, rock and country. And one thing remains true, which even Cash herself was surprised to find, she can still sing a great song, touching the gumbo soul. by Pamela Hulse Andrews
All the Little Lights Passenger
assenger is a British folkrock music group that has produced four albums with All the Little Lights being the newest release in 2012. Passenger creates beautiful music that sounds very down to earth. Their opening song Things That Stop You Dreaming has a rich string sound with simple lyrics and minimal drumbeat. The second song on their album Let Her Go is without doubt the most popular song they have produced. Let Her Go is a very sad love song, but I’m able to contain the tears with the simple yet upbeat drumbeat. Let Her Go remained on The Hot 100 for several weeks, but never reached number one. Another one of my favorite songs on All the Little Lights is Circles. I certainly like the acoustic version more as it is softer and more elegant. The lyrics slide right into each other creating a richer sound. The simple pluck of the guitar strings soothes me into a peaceful mood. Passenger has a very similar sound to an artist named Ed Sheeran. Although, Passenger uses a wider variety of instruments on their album All the Little Lights including, horns, a banjo and some string variations. This album makes me feel very calm and definitely puts me to sleep. I recommend buying this album and listening to all of Passenger’s albums, making sure to press repeat each time. by Ally Hand
Recipients of Spotlight Chamber Players Program
well,” states Executive Director Isabelle Senger. This project is supported in part by grants from The Oregon Community Foundation, the Miller Foundation, the Autzen Foundation and the U.S. Bank Foundation. Auditions are held yearly, and open to violin, viola, cello and bass students in grades 6-12 with three or more years of private study and intermediate to advanced levels of playing. This year’s students come from the private teaching studios of Diane Allen, Travis Allen, Julia Bastuscheck, Andy Kolb and Sarah Ruzicka. 541-306-3988, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WinterFest Celebrates with Live Music, Sports, Art, Food & Family Fun
nPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest presented by American Family Insurance hits Bend’s Old Mill District February 14–16. This year’s events will be more exciting than ever, with two nights of the U.S. Cellular rail jam, art and fine food in the heated Oregon Lottery Marketplace Tent, the Whole Foods Market Winter Wine Walk, the huge OMSI Kids Area sponsored by Bend Research, Metal Mulisha’s death-defying motorcycle act, the OSU Cascades Snow Warriors Race and the Mt. Bachelor Music Mainstage. Nationally acclaimed acts will headline both nights at the Mt. Bachelor Music Mainstage. This year, WinterFest will pack the Les Schwab Amphitheater Friday night with world-famous New Orleans Jazz icons the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, featuring opener The New Iberians Zydeco Blues Band. On Saturday Portland’s own indie darlings, Menomena, will bring the dance party to the Music Mainstage. Menomena’s magical pop sounds have earned the band international attention and a reputation as one of the most dynamic bands on the indie scene today. Opening for Menomena is Portland’s Redwood Son, which recently was awarded Best New Artist at the Portland Music Awards. www.oregonwinterfest.com. WinterFest Buttons grant entry for the entire weekend, and can be purchased at local retailers or online. Passes can also be purchased at the gate. A portion of festival proceeds will benefit Saving Grace.
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he Central Oregon Symphony Association presents Lindsay Deutsch for its winter concert. She is said to be, “One of the most interesting, imaginative and downright thrilling violinists in America today,” and will dazzle the audience with the Concerto for Violin by Bruch. You won’t want to miss the music of Rossini’s William Tell Overture along with music by Mussorgsky, Borodin and Tchaikovsky. Complimentary tickets will be available on the website approximately two weeks prior to the concert. Concerts will be held February 15 at 7:30pm, February 16 at 2pm and February 17 at 7:30pm in the Bend Senior High School Auditorium. www.centraloregonsymphony.org.
igh Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) continues their sixth season with a special Valentine’s Day concert on Friday, February 14, at the Tower Theatre. The Los Angeles based Catgut Trio will perform a variety of music inspired by love and romance. Concert-goers will receive a complimentary rose and a custom treat from Goody’s Chocolates. The evening is brought to you by North Rim. Frequently featured in the HDCM Series, the Catgut Trio has won over audiences with its inspired and moving musicianship, unusual communicative abilities and innovative and attractive programming. This dynanmic ensemble is dedicated to exploring both known and unknown masterpieces in the genre. The members of the trio hold title positions with world-renowned orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In addition to performing at a number of venues in the greater Los Angeles area, they host their own series in Santa Monica, California, Catgut Mondays. www.HighDesertChamberMusic.com, 541-306-3988.
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Photo by Stacie Muller Amy Wheeler, Paula Blanscett, Ben Kroeker, Hannah Ortman, Mateo Garza, Jonah Rosberg
Valentine’s Day Concert Featuring Catgut Trio Photo courtesy of HDCM
igh Desert Chamber Music announces the following students were selected for this year’s Spotlight Chamber Players program: Paula Blanscett (cello), Mateo Garza (violin), Ben Kroeker (viola), Hannah Ortman (violin), Jonah Rosberg (cello) and Amy Wheeler (cello). This program provides a high level of regular chamber music instruction to aspiring young musicians. “We are pleased to be able to continue offering this program to two groups this season, made possible by a number of grants we received this year. Both the string quartet and cello duo will perform at upcoming events, and will be featured at concerts in the community as
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TAO Drummers Return with Thundering Taiko
n a new production, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet powerful Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in TAO—Phoenix Rising, at the Tower Theatre, Tuesday, February 4 at 7:30pm.
“This is the kind of show that, almost literally, brings the world to Bend,” says Ray Solley, the executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation. “We are thrilled to be able to squeeze this large-scale production into the friendly confines of the intimate Tower Theatre.”
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The stars of TAO live, study and train at Bend Surgery Center is the title sponsor of a compound in the mountains of Japan. They return to Bend after two years to again the CenterStage Series. Showcase sponsor is Mt. View Heating, with supporting showcase their diverse backsponsors Deschutes Brewery and grounds as rock musicians, TAO’s precision, Central Oregon Radiology. Pergymnasts and composers in energy, and formance sponsors are Amy Tykean explosive show for all ages. stamina offer a son and John Teller. The featured With performers the Chivibrant take on on-tap beer pairing for the performance is Red Chair NWPA. cago Tribune describes as the traditional having “extraordinary talent A special educational matinee and incomparable muscular art of Japanese on February 4 at the Tower is zeal,” TAO’s precision, endrumming, made possible in part by Bank of ergy and stamina offer a vithe Cascades. brant take on the traditional creating a art of Japanese drumming, spectacular night 541-317-0700 or TowerThecreating a spectacular night of entertainment. of entertainment. atre.org.
Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet powerful Taiko drumming and innovative choreography
Sunriver Music Festival Valentine’s Dinner & Concert Features the Salem Big Band Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Salem Big Band
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oin the Sunriver Music Festival for a specially crafted dinner, wine, a full concert and dancing featuring the 18 piece Salem Big Band on February 14. The Sunriver Resort chefs have created a delicious three-course Valentine’s Day menu for the evening with a choice of three entrees. Come alone or bring your friends. Tables for two or eight are available.The 18 piece Salem Big Band has been performing throughout the Northwest since 1989. For this special evening of romance, the band has created a special line up of favorite big band love songs. Bring your favorite Valentine to enjoy a memorable evening in the Sunriver Resort’s historic Great Hall. Tickets for the Valentine’s Dinner and Concert are $80 and include a three-course dinner, the concert and complimentary beverages. The evening begins at 6pm at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall. 541-593-9310, email@example.com, www.sunrivermusic.org.
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olitical satirist Will Durst brings his popular show Boomeraging: From LSD to OMG to Bend’s Volcanic Theatre Pub Sunday, February 9, in a benefit performance for KPOV, 88.9 fm. “Boomeraging,” says Durst, is “my tribute to the joys, achievements and looming terrors that accompany being a member of the Baby Boom Generation.” His rollicking 85-minute heartfelt monologue encourages boomers to refuse to grow old in the face of gravity no matter how many times they forget their online banking security question. The Oregonian calls Durst “the thinking man’s comic.” The San Francisco Examiner’s Jean Schiffman said, “Durst’s good-natured, acerbic monologue is so funny that…I found myself on the verge of uncontrollable hysterical laughter. His observations are hilarious.” www.kpov.org.
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Will Durst in Benefit for KPOV
Solid Gold Doo-Wop Double Bill The Tower Theatre Presents The Diamonds & The Tokens
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troll back to the golden days of doo-wop with two of the era’s biggest hit makers. Vocal Group Hall of Fame members The Diamonds (three gold records and 33 appearances on American Bandstand) and The Tokens (whose signature hit is atop 200 record of all time) bring their classic rock and roll to the historic Tower Theatre, Saturday, February 1 at 7:30pm. The current members of each group have carried the vocal torch of the original quartets for four decades, including recent PBS specials. The Tokens began as the Linc-Tones in 1955 (with Neil Sedaka as an original member). Renamed The Tokens in 1960, Mitch and Phil Margo took over the group. The next year, the four boys from Brooklyn recorded The Lion Sleeps Tonight for RCA. The song (originally a Zulu folk song called Mbube, Anglicized to Wimoweh) soared up the charts to become the number one hit in the nation. To date it has sold 15 million copies throughout the world. Mitch and Phil, joined by Jay Leslie, Noah Margo and Mike Johnson, now form the quintet
so familiar to radio listeners and concert-goers worldwide. In 1957 The Diamonds released an instant hit called Little Darlin – dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll.” To date it has sold 20 million copies. The original Diamond members left by 1961. In 1980 the rights to The Diamonds name and unique vocal arrangements were turned over to Gary Owens, the quartet’s charismatic leader since 1973. Through the years, the group has performed on soundtracks (American Graffiti, Happy Days), with symphony orchestras, in England, Ireland, Brazil, Chile, Korea and Japan, and for arts centers, casinos, conventions and nightclubs. 541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org. Download the CascadeAE App | February 2014
Call to Artists
Auditions for Helen On Wheels Auditions for the world premiere of local playwright Cricket Daniel’s latest play, Helen on Wheels, will be held on February 10 & 11 at 7pm at 2nd Street Theater. The cast calls for two women (70’s) and three men (40’s-70’s). The play opens on March 28 and runs through April 12, with Thursday through Sunday performances. Helen on Wheels will be directed by veteran director Susan Benson. 541-3129626, www.2ndstreettheater.com, www.cricketdaniel.com.
Friends of the Redmond Branch Library Here Comes the Sun The Friends of the Redmond Branch Library is calling for all artists, photographers and artisans to participate in Here Comes the Sun open spring exhibition from February 15-March 21. Artists may submit either one or two pieces of art for display in the Redmond Branch Library. Applications www.redmondfol.org, the Redmond Branch Library and in the Friends Bookstore in the northwest corner of the Redmond Library. 2nd Street Theater Seeking Proposals Stage Right Productions, a nonprofit organization, was formed in 2012 to take over operations of 2nd Street Theater, a small, 93 seat play house in Bend, after theater owner, Maralyn Thoma, decided to stop producing plays at the end of 2009 due to the economic downturn. After three years of being run by a dedicated group of volunteers, 2nd Street Theater had never been busier; opening its doors to local playwrights, directors, comedians and musicians. The uniqueness of having a local venue where other producers, directors and playwrights could have an affordable space and an established audience to try out their material inspired the formation of the nonprofit. Stage Right is seeking proposals for three main stage productions as well as classes, late night and off night shows. Open slots for main stage productions are early fall 2014, early spring and summer of 2015. Proposals are due February 28 and the full RFP is available at 2ndstreettheater.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Opportunity Grant Oregon Arts Commission deadline for online applications for Oregon professional artists: April 7, 2014. Career Opportunity Grants enable artists working in all disciplines to take advantage of unique opportunities to advance their careers. Applications only online: www.oregonartscommission.org/grants/grants-for-individual-artists.
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Award-winning Beatles Musical Comes to Tower
n My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the award-winning musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, featuring the live music of renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. The smash hit production performs Monday, June 9 at 7:30pm at the Tower Theatre. More than just a Beatles tribute concert, In My Life gives the audience a chance to “be there” at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles: Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, The Ed Sullivan Show, Shea Stadium, Abbey Road Studios Wilmot, Clarke, and the final live Overall & Wilder. performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corp offices. With their tight harmonies, flawless renditions, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to detail, they
recreate the magic of the Beatles including the Fab Four’s cheeky personalities and familiar onstage banter. In My Life takes the audience back to February 1964 when America watched the Beatles for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show, playing I Want To Hold Your Hand. Progressing through their various musical stages, the audience re-experiences the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the creation of the haunting Blackbird and the raucous rock and roll of Revolution. The four musician/actors cast to play John, Paul, George and Ringo were selected from 220 Beatle tribute musicians, most of whom showed up for auditions in costume and in character. Tickets are $20 - $45 and may be purchased online at www. towertheatre.org, by calling 541317-0700. 835 NW Wall Street Bend. The show is appropriate for all ages. Photo from http://abbeyroadtributeband.com
Call to Artists for Art in the High Desert August 22-24, 2014. Join us for Art in the High Desert, a juried fine arts and crafts show in Bend. The show is located on the grassy banks of the Deschutes River, across the walking bridge in the Old Mill District. Art in the High Desert is produced by a non-profit, community-based organization. For more info email: info@ artinthehighdesert.com, www.artinthehighdesert.com. To apply: www.zapplication.org (registration for ZAPP is free for artists). Applications close: February 24, 2014.
f you think Spain is just flamenco, prepare to have your perceptions shattered. From Galicia in the northwest corner of Spain comes bagpiper Carlos Núñez. Called the “Jimi Hendrix of the bagpipes,” Núñez makes his only stop in Oregon bringing his energetic brand of Celtic rock ‘n’ roll to the Tower, Sunday, February 16 at 7:30pm. Núñez, a million-album selling piper, made his breakthrough in Irish music being “adopted” by The Chieftains as “The Seventh Chieftain,” touring with the acclaimed Irish group and playing on five of their Grammy-winning CDs. Núñez then launched his solo career, collaborating with musical stars Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder and Sinéad O’Connor. Núñez is the undisputed master of Galicia’s signature musical inBagpiper Carlos Núñez strument, the gaita, or Galician bagpipes. “What the flamenco guitar is to the south, the gaita is to the north,” he explains. “The pipes have been here for over a thousand years. Scottish bagpipes and Irish pipes are descendants of the Galician pipes.” In the hands of Núñez—who also plays pennywhistle, ocarina, Jew’s harp, tin whistle and flute—Galician bagpipes are an exciting and funky 21st century instrument. “People say I play the pipes like an electric guitar!” With a new album and tour, Carlos Núñez brings Galicia’s Atlantic coast traditions to our own shores. “Galicia,” Núñez explains, “is a magical part of Spain, shaped by ancient Celts over 2,500 years ago.” But, says Núñez, “America changed my way of seeing music.” 541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org. Photo courtesy of the Tower
Sunriver Art Faire You are invited to apply for this summer’s fifth annual juried Sunriver Art Faire taking place in The Village at Sunriver August 8-10. Applications are now being accepted on ZAPP at www.zapplication.org. Deadline for applying is March 18, 2014. This event is sponsored by the Sunriver Women’s Club and proceeds from the application and booth fees go to support south Deschutes County charities and non-profits. www.SunriverArtFaire.com or email@example.com.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Bagpipes Belt the Tower
for full orlistCascadeAE of events App for full list of events February Best BetsSee www.cascadeae.com See www.cascadeae.com Beat’s Alice in Wonderland at Summit High School (Thru 2/2) 2pm www.beatonline.org
Summit High School Benefit Concert Featuring Aaron Meyer 7pm www.aaronmeyer.com
Angel Street (Gaslight) at Cascades Theatrical Company 2pm & 7:30pm www.cascadestheatrical.org
The Rogers & Hammerstein Concert at Tower Theatre (Thru 2/9) 7pm www.towertheatre.org
Picasso at the Lapin Agile at 2nd Street Theater 7:30pm www.2ndstreettheater.com Community Supper at CO Locavore 6pm www.centraloregonlocavore.org
Second Sunday: Be Brave on the Page at Downtown Bend Library 2pm www.deschuteslibrary.org
Casablanca Screening at Tin Pan Theater 6pm www.deschuteslibrary.org
The Tokens and The Diamonds at the Tower Theatre 7:30pm www.towertheatre.org
Notables Swing Band at 210
Bend Senior Center 2pm www.NotablesSwingBand.org
Tao - Phoenix Rising at the Tower Theatre 7:30pm www.towertheatre.org
Know Movies: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Screening at Downtown Bend Library 6pm www.deschuteslibrary.org
Rose Windows at McMenamins 7pm www.mcmenamins.com
Winterfest in Old Mill District (Thru 2/16) 10am www.oregonwinterfest.com Blind Date With A Book at all Deschutes Public Libraries 10am www.deschuteslibrary.org
Toad the Wet Sprocket at The Tower Theatre 7:30pm www.towertheatre.org
11 7 Bend First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Bend & Old Mill District 5pm www.cascadeae.com
Warriors Don’t Cry at the Tower Theatre 7pm www.towertheatre.org The Solo Speak Sessions at Greenwood Playhouse (Thru 2/8) 7:30pm www.sharonknorrproductions.com
Second Saturday Art Reception at Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 4pm www.artistsgallerysunriver.com
Yee Paw! Country Western Valentine’s Dance at Maverick’s Country Bar & Grill 4:30pm www.maverickscountrybar.com
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Concert at Sunriver Resort Great Hall 6pm www.sunrivermusic.org Love Letters Benefit for CTC at Cascades Theatrical Company 7:30pm www.cascadestheatrical.org
Central Oregon Symphony Concert at Bend High Auditorium (Thru 2/17) 7:30pm www.cosymphony.com
Carlos Nunez at Tower Theatre 7:30pm www.towertheatre.org
Gizmo Guys at the Tower Theatre 7pm www.towertheatre.org
Wolves in the Land of Salmon at The Tower Theatre 7pm www.towertheatre.org
Telluride MountainFilm at Tower Theatre (Thru 2/22) 7pm www.towertheatre.org
The World Goes ‘Round at 2nd Street Theater (Thru 3/8) 7:30pm www.2ndstreettheater.com Jazz at the Oxford (Thru 2/22) 8pm www.oxfordhotelbend.com
19 High Desert Chamber Music Featuring 30 the Catgut Trio 8pm www.highdesertchambermusic.com
The Music of Stan Getz at Greenwood Playhouse presented by Just Joe’s Music 7pm www.justjoesmusic.com
January Calendar February Calendar
Last Saturday at The Old Ironworks Arts District 5pm www.oldironworksbend.com
The Lighter Side of Lincoln at The Nativity Lutheran Church 6:30pm www.meetup.com/Bend-Storytelling-Circle Mark Russel at the Tower Theatre 7:30pm www.towertheatre.org
Cascade Chorale Winter Concert at Church of the Nazarene 7pm www.cascadechorale.org
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painting • photography •
ART IN THE MOUNTAINS Tracy at 503-930-4572, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artinthemountains.com Gil Dellinger, Turning Plein Air Sketches into Great Paintings August 4 - 8, Intermediate to Advanced. Cost $695 David Lobenberg, California-Vibe Watercolor Portraiture, Studio August 11 - 15, Beginning to Intermediate. Cost $595, Limit 20 Shake it up with David Lobenberg. Apply watercolor with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats and slashes to that portrait you’ve be waiting to paint or use one of David’s outline drawings. Come flood, blossom and create textures with a style that is about gesture, expressive color, soft transparency and hard opacity. You’ll paint several studies with stepby-step demonstrations from painting start to painting finish. Karen Rosasco, Abstraction By Design (using fluid acrylics and collage) - Studio August 18 – 22, Beginning to Advanced. Cost $695 Discover eight different innovative ways to begin an abstract painting the first two days of this exciting experimental workshop. Spend the next three days concentrating on finishing the paintings abstractly or semi-realistically with compositional design solutions, developing your own personal symbolism and creating unity! Karen will guide you daily with informative demonstrations and individual and/or group critiques. (See more workshops on www.cascadeae.com) ARTS CENTRAL Explore a variety of art classes at the Art Station. February programs for teens and adults include: Pet Portraits Mixed-Media Collage, February 1-2, 12-4pm with Sondra Holtzman; Acrylics Workshop: Acrylics Basics February 21, 12-3pm with David Kinker; Clay Open Studio, February 2-23 on Sundays, 12-3pm, Clay Basics February 12 – March 19 on Wednesdays 6-9pm and Day Clay February 24, 7-9pm with Helen Bommorito; Fused Glass Open Studio, February 8, 2-5pm and Fused Glass Workshop: Fused Glass Jewelry February 24, 7-9pm with Julia Christoferson; Sketching Migratory Waterfowl, February 9, 9-4pm with Christine Elder; The Process of Creating Sculpture, February 11-March 18 on Tuesdays, 6-9pm with Jason Waldron;
Beginning Drawing, February, 12-March 19 on Wednesdays, 6-9pm with Sue Wilhelm; Creative Juices: Painting Impasto Roses February 13, 6-9 with Brittaney Toles; TShirt Art: Computer Graphic Shirt Design, February 22, 1-4pm with Isaac Peterson, Watercolor Fundamentals: Mixing Color: February 27, 12-3pm with Cindy Briggs. Winter/Spring classes open for online registration! Visit artscentraloregon.org or 541-617-1317.
ATELIER 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Suite 120, Bend, 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.org Workshops are open to the public and perfect for the beginner, serious art student and professional. Office hours are 9:30am– 4pm Monday-Friday Printmaking & Book Arts Studio Workshops Classes are open to the public and perfect for the novice, serious art student and professional artist. Atelier 6000 office hours are 9:30am–4pm Monday – Friday. Watercolor Printing Tue & Wed, January 28 & 29, 9:30am– 1:30pm, Instructor: Lloyd McMullen, Supply list. $65 Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Presented by The Nature of Words and Atelier 6000. Mondays, February 10, 17 and 24 from 6-8:30pm. With the Readings and Presentations on March 6. Instructor: Matthew Nicolau and Atelier 6000 staff. Class fee: $70 Altered Book Art Sat/Sun, Feb 1 & 2, 10am-3pm. Instructor: Kelley Salber. Supply list. $90 DrawNow Thursdays, Jan 23-Feb 27, 6–8pm, Instructor: Carolyn Platt. Supply list. $90 CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS Mary Marquiss, Designing with Watercolor Watercolor, May 2-4 David Kinker and James Sampsel, Plein Air Painting on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River Lodge-to-lodge rafting and plein air painting trip, all artists and significant others welcome. June 1-5 or August 30-September 3, 2014 Terri Ford, Rich Underpainting & Luminous Light Studio/plein air pastel, June 5-8 Ted Nuttall, Watercolor Portraits
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July 14-18 G. Russell Case, Plein Air in Oils Oil, August 7-9, 2014 with Reception at Mockingbird Gallery Skip Lawrence, Artistic Explorations All painting mediums welcome, Aug 18-22 Colley Whisson, Modern Impressionism In Action Oil and acrylic, October 17-20, 2014 Contact: Sue Manley, 541-408-5524, info@ cascadefineartworkshops.com, www.cascadefineartworkshops.com.
PAINT VENICE WITH CINDY BRIGGS Celebrate the art, food and culture of Italy on a Painting Vacation in Venice. June 26-July 2. Package includes plein air watercolor workshop in Venice, Murano and Burano, accommodations in the popular Dorsoduro district with daily breakfast and maid service, bonus: professionally guided rialto market tour, hands-on cooking class and group dinner. Hosted by Cooking-Vacations.com $3,195 PP/DO. Limited space available. SPAIN 2015 Bend Area Private and Group lessons also available. Visit http://www.makeeverydayapainting.com/ for more details or call 541-420-9463. SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY Register: sagebrushersartofbend.com, 541-617-0900 or email@example.com. 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend Drop in Studio Class (Daytime) with David Kinker Mondays, 9:30-12:30pm. $25 per session, contact David at 541-383-2069 (or just drop in). A great class if you need help or want to improve your work. All mediums welcome. Drop in Studio Class (Evening) with David Kinker Mondays, 6-9pm. $25 per session, contact David at 541-383-2069 (or just drop in). This is the same as the daytime class, so if you can’t make the morning class, try this one. Beginning Acrylics with Carol Picknell Sundays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 1:30-4pm. Cost: $25 per session (additional $5 for nonmembers). Contact Carol at 360-880-5088 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Carol can provide her supplies for an additional $10.00 if you want to try painting with acrylics before making an investment in materials. Nora Miller Life Drawing Lab
This is a chance to draw using a live model, and is a lab, not a class. There will be alternating sessions with the model nude/clothed. Participants each pay the model $10 cash for the three hour session (non-members pay additional $5) Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 1-4pm on February 4, 18, March 4, 18 and April 15, 29. Contact Nora Kolberg Miller at 541-4609053, or at email@example.com. There is a limit of 10 artists at each session. Lunch and Learn, Friday, February 14 This will include a Nita Leland video featuring collage, a medium that is fun, creative and interesting. Bring your lunch and a donation of $3. WINTER BREAK WORKSHOP Deanna Hansen, Deeh12@live.com 760-212-1358, 541-382-0988 Tired of winter??? Enjoy a fun acrylic mixed media workshop in sunny warm Palm Springs, California. Deanna Hansen, a Bend artist who lives in Palm Springs in the winter months, will be teaching a three day workshop for the Palm Springs Art Museum, February 19-21, 2014. The workshop titled The Excitement of Layers and Shapes is geared to bring more excitement to your paintings as you learn how to work in layers of color from transparent to opaque. This brings a feeling of depth to the painting surface. Stamping, stenciling, lifting and spraying will create exciting shapes. Color theory will also be a part of this class as Dee will teach you how to work in a triad of color. The final project will pull your layered surface into a large single shape for visual impact. If you love the color and excitement of working in acrylic this workshop is for you. Golden Artist Colors will be supplying some class samples including their new High Flow Acrylics. Dee is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, The Coachella Valley Watercolor Society and the Palm Springs Artist Council. Cost for the workshop is $325 for the Museum’s Artist Council Members and $375 for nonmembers. For further information contact Dee at 541-382-0988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Randall Weidner Artist Council Coordinator Palm Springs Art Museum 760322-4850. Look forward to learning new exciting skills while enjoying beautiful warm Palm Springs.
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New Perspective for February by Eileen Lock
ive yourself permission to begin this month with quiet time. The days near the 5th are perfect for discovering how good self-nurturing feels. Slow down even more after the 6th and realize some things do not need to be talked about yet. Be honest with yourself on the 11th and make a commitment to what you learn. The Full Moon on the 14th is surrounded by lots of activity. You know exactly what you want to do right now, so take a leap of faith. Let the world see the direction you are going on the 16th and you will see that you have a lot of support. Slow it down again on the 18th and have faith in the ripple of the recent changes. Begin to imagine your future being just as you have hoped for. Significant realizations near the 25th will inspire you to turn a corner and not look back. Continue to focus on the wonders of life and consider the possibilities. Conversations begin to surface on the 28th that will be all about more changes. Keep an open mind to what is happening and welcome the opportunities. Love and Light Always,Eileen Lock Clairvoyant Astrologer, 541-389-1159, www.eileenlock.freeservers.com, www.oneheartministry.freeservers.com.
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