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ate O’Hagan has been spearheading the advancement of art, artists and arts education in Central Oregon for the past 20 years. Her sudden departure as executive director of Arts Central is troubling and urges a thoughtful approach to its survival. (Arts Central is our regional arts organization providing arts services in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties... with a purpose to inspire creativity through arts education and advocate for integration of the arts in all aspects of community life.) Queried as to why she left Arts Central with no preparation for a replacement, Cate said with a heavy heart that she is not in alignment with the current board of directors’ plans for the organization and... “I want to pursue a new career adventure. It has been very gratifying to participate in building community through the arts and I look forward to continuing the work.” Reaching out to Arts Central’s board members that include President Bert Kronmiller, Secretary Cindy Briggs, Treasurer Alyce Dawes, Libby Unger, Marsha Stout and Paula Johanson, ex officio... little explanation was provided for Cate’s sudden departure. Cindy was kind to say: “It’s hard to imagine Arts Central without Cate, I admire so many things she has done for arts advocacy for the community, schools and artists.” I was told that Bert and Alyce were the spokespersons for the board but Bert informed me that he was as surprised as anyone and knew of no plans to change the organization. Alyce did not return my phone calls. Which leaves a quandary about exactly what is going on and raises the possibility that we should be concerned about the future of this viable organization. Changes in organizations can have a negative impact on fundraising and we hope sponsors plan to continue their support and the board makes efforts to engage with contributors. Arts Central operates a number of


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programs, most notably the Art Station, Artists in Schools Program and VanGo. In January 2015 through Cate’s efforts the Buccola family and High Plateau Ventures donated $150,000 over three years to Arts Central, which was to provide much needed support for education programs. Arts Central is known for brightening the hearts of school children with creativity through the Artists in Schools program. Virtually every school in the Bend-LaPine District is a Title I school, meaning students qualify for free or reduced lunch. That economic reality, combined with increasing budget cuts, means there is little or no public funding for arts education in the classroom. Artists in Schools ensures quality, professional arts instruction is part of students’ learning experience. Nearly 50 percent of the funds to support Artists in Schools comes from business sponsorships and private donations allowing over 3,000 young people to access the learning benefits the arts provide.

The Future of Arts Central Securing a Legacy & Preserving Education in Arts Arts Central’s outreach vehicle, VanGo, brings high quality arts programming to rural communities. VanGo partners with social service agencies such as Head Start, Oregon Youth Authority, J Bar J Youth Services and Partners in Care Camp Courage to bring the healing power of the arts to their clients. In partnership with William Smith Properties and ODOT, Cate spearheaded the creation of the Art Station. Since it opened in 2000 it has served well over 90,000 people. As Central Oregon’s largest nonprofit visual arts school, Art Station is a creative hive of classes and camps for all ages and abilities. Bert tells me that enrollment is at pre-recession level. In the meantime Cate, who took Arts Central from a small guild-type group to a multi-faceted regional provider of arts education and advocacy services, is as industrious as ever. She informs me she is restructuring her previous company, Interesting Projects Only, serving as a freelance project manager and grant writer for cultural nonprofits.

In her former life she developed and honed her arts management skills as a department head at the Portland Art Museum, the Corcoran in Washington D.C. and the Oregon Symphony. Interested in diversifying her field of arts disciplines she moved into entrepreneurial work in marketing and project management for Oregon Ballet, Oregon Humanities, arts festivals, small theatres and the Museum at Warm Springs. Upon moving to Central Oregon she entered the field of rural arts development through her work at Arts Central and spearheaded efforts to restore historic structures, establish a regional art council and champion an artist-in-schools residency program. I’m happy she has decided to move forward quickly as her knowledge and expertise are invaluable to the Central Oregon arts community. At press time I was hoping to have some reassurance from Arts Central board members about the future of this organization. Stay tuned.

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Rick Steber Award Winner

Beverly Hills Book Awards announces that Rick Steber’s book, A Better Man, has been selected as the winner of the Best Regional Non-Fiction Award for 2015. The Beverly Hills Book Awards is an international competition open to all English language books. In selecting winners, a panel of judges from all aspects of the book industry –publishers, writers, editors and copywriters– considered a wide range of criteria including the quality of writing, content, cover design and aesthetic components. In addition to winning this prestigious award, A Better Man, was also chosen as a finalist for the 2015 USA Best Book Award in the category of Health: Addiction and Recovery. Rick Steber is an Eastern Oregon writer and an engaging western personality with more than 40 titles under his belt and over a million books in print. Rick is the only Oregon author to have won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award – Best Western Novel.

Linda Shelton Work Selected for Exhibit

Linda Shelton, a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, has been juried into the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) 41st annual exhibit to be held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, in Arvada Colorado (a suburb northwest of Denver). Shelton’s painting, entitled Autumn’s Glow, was one of 134 selected from among over 1065 entries from 12 watercolor societies by nationally known juror Sterling Edwards. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run from June 9 through August 28.

E N C O R E Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs Oregon’s 8th Poet Laureate

Governor Kate Brown has named Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs and Portland to a two-year appointment as Poet Laureate of Oregon. Woody is Oregon’s eighth poet laureate since 1921. She succeeds Peter Sears, who has held the post since 2014. Woody was born on the Navajo Nation reservation in Ganado, Arizona, but has made her home in Oregon for most of her life. An enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, she has published poetry, short fiction and essays and is a visual artist. Hand Into Stone, her first book of poetry, received a 1990 American Book Award. In 1994 she published Luminaries of the Humble (University of Arizona Press) and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts (The Eighth Mountain Press). Woody received the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association in 1995 and was a finalist in the poetry category for the Oregon Book Awards for 1994. She is an alumna of the first Kellogg Foundation’s Fellowship through the AIO Ambassadors program and was selected for the J.T. Stewart Fellowship from Hedgebrook. She has taught writing workshops and has lectured throughout the country. From 1994 to 1996, Woody was a professor of creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A Punjammie Party & Tiny Art Auction for Sudara



fundraiser for the fearless women in India, Thursday, May 19, 5-9:30pm at Brave Collective. Yeah! It’s going to be fun. The fundraising is going to be a tiny art auction. There will be 75 or so organizations and people in the community creating a tiny piece of art 2”x2” to be auctioned at the store. Tiny desserts will be included. Punjammies are available online at sudara.org or at Brave Collective in Bend. Brave Collective 133 SW Century, Bend www.ShopBraveCollective.com


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“Moving Toward an Abstract Landscape in Pastel� Students will create two small paintings in a 3-hour class with award winning artist Marty Stewart. Requires some experience with pastels. $50/person + $5 materials fee.

Tuesday, June 21, 1-4 pm 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend

Shinning Through by Marty Stewart


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Literary Word Author! Author! Literary Series


he Deschutes Public Library Foundation continues the Author! Author! literary series. ALICE HOFFMAN | Thursday, May 26 | 7pm | Bend High Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, The Third Angel, Practical Magic, Here on Earth (a 1998 Oprah Book Club selection) and many other titles. Several of her books have been adapted into films, including Practical Magic and Aquamarine. Her 2011 bestseller, The Dovekeepers, is an epic tale that recounts the fall of Masada and was adapted into a 2015 CBS mini-series. Released in 2014, The Museum of Extraordinary Things became an instant New York Times bestseller. Hoffman has two new novels due in 2016; the just released Nightbird for middle-grade readers and The Marriage of Opposites released this month. www.dplfoundation.org 541-312-1027

Know 1930s


fter the stock market crash of 1929, America spent the next decade enduring and surviving the Great Depression. Unemployment peaked in 1932 at 25 percent, more than 5,000 banks failed and Americans lined up at soup kitchens. The turmoil and hardships of the 1930s have become a critical component of our nation’s narrative of resilience and reinvention. From the wreckage of the Great Depression emerged an American landscape made richer by programs like the Works Progress Association (WPA) designed to employ millions of Americans through public works projects, including artistic endeavors. During May Deschutes Public Library (DPL) will highlight the history, art and people of the Great Depression in support of the High Desert Museum new exhibit, Art for a Nation: Inspiration from the Great Depression. Explore prohibition, Woody Guthrie, Depression-era Bend, and WPA art and literature projects as part of the series at Deschutes Public Library. www.deschuteslibrary.org



Madras Author David McCourtney Graphic Novel for Reluctant Readers

etting kids to read in the digital age can be challenging. Local author and retired educator David McCourtney recently published a graphic novel aimed at turning reluctant readers into avid readers.

The friends share a love of skateboarding, technology toys, video games and just hanging out at school, where they always have each other’s backs. The characters come from a variety of backgrounds in a multi-cultural middle school.

The Brainyboy Gang: Stories of Tweenage is a fun graphic novel available to parents and teachers to use with their reluctant readers—ideally in the fourth through sixth grade levels. The novel, filled with comic illustrations, centers on a group of four boys: Brainyboy (aka Jeremy), Little Bit (aka Charlie), Eight Ball (aka Jonny) and Longboard (aka Juan Carlos).

Fun and affordable, The Brainyboy Gang’s stories will promote reading and discussion for the reader reluctant to engage. Support packages for teachers and parents are also available.

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HIGH FIBER ARTS SYMPOSIUM oin ScaleHouse’s first interactive High Fiber Arts Symposium May 13-14.

Together, with artists working on the cutting edge of traditional craft, they will consider the ways in which the handmade has been influenced by technology and explore how the expressive needs of the artist have caused the textile arts to transcend their humble origins. Selected visiting artists and local artists/makers known for crossing the boundary from the hand made into fine art will join in art conversations and presentations and lead hands-on workshops. Designers and creators of wearable art and accessories as well as other fiber artisans will offer their wares at a Marketplace Pop-up. The Symposium ends with an evening of festivities and swag, performances and a Fashion Runway finale. Friday Evening Keynote Speaker and Panel 5-9pm at the High Fiber Hub in the Old Mill District (North end of the Old Mill District, across from Chico’s, 320 Powerhouse Dr., Ste., 110)

Keynote Speaker: Jeanne Carver Jeanne Carver, along with husband Dan, own and operate the historic Imperial Stock Ranch in north Central Oregon. Established in 1871 as a homestead claim, it became Oregon’s largest individually owned land and livestock holding by 1900, raising tens of thousands of sheep. Located in a High Desert climate, the ranch has maintained production in sheep, cattle, grains and hay throughout its history of more than 145 years. The ranch headquarters are a National Historic District.

Fiber Artist Jean Wells

Panel Discussion: The Fiber Arts Transformation moderated by Jean Wells Cari Brown Pat Clark Patty Freeman-Martin Allison Murphy Leela Morimoto Karen Holm Friday Evening Marketplace Vendors will be open for business on Friday evening from 5-8pm at the High Fiber Hub. www.scalehouse.org/highfiberarts

Keynote speaker Jeanne Carver | Photos Courtesy of Scalehouse

Visiting Scholar to Discuss WPA Artworks


he Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program and the High Desert Museum are presenting Public Treasures: WPA Artworks in Oregon by Margaret Bullock at 6pm on Monday, May 16, at the High Desert Museum. Part of the extensive jobs programs created during the depression to help


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stimulate the economy included work for artists. Oregon artists benefited greatly, creating a variety of work for schools, courthouses, post offices and other public buildings all over the state. Bullock will discusses some of the artists and artworks from these projects, particularly those made in Eastern Oregon.

Bullock is curator of collections and special exhibitions at Tacoma Art Museum. Formerly, Bullock served as curator and collections manager at the Harwood Museum of Art at the University of New Mexico in Taos. She also worked at the Portland Art Museum, first as curatorial assistant, then assistant curator of American

art and finally as associate curator of American art. Tickets are $7 for the general public, $3 for High Desert Museum members. Students are free with current ID card. RSVP: highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp and pay at the door. 541-383-7257


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Evening with Jimmy Santiago Baca

s a lead-up to its festival in October of this year, BendFilm is hosting renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca for a reception and film screening of the award-winning documentary, A Place to Stand, based on Baca’s critically-acclaimed memoir of the same name. After the viewing, an interactive Q&A will take place with Jimmy and local poet and recording artist, MOsely WOtta, at the Tower Theatre. The two will share why art in Bend remains such a powerful community experience. Jimmy returns to Bend for the first time after his celebrated Nature of Wordshosted appearance in 2010. “We are incredibly excited to host Jimmy. His personal story speaks to the life-changing power of arts and culture,” said BendFilm Director Todd Looby. “It is clear that he made an unforgettable impression when he came in 2010, and we thought what better way to reinspire BendFilm-goers and get them ready for our Festival than by hosting one of their favorite artists? We are excited to introduce Jimmy and his message to a new audience and


BendFilm Reception and Fundraiser Thursday, May 5, Liberty Theatre, 5pm 849 NW Wall Street, Bend A Place To Stand Screening Thursday, May 5, Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall Street, Bend 7:30pm, Doors Open at 7pm www.bendfilm.org

BEAT Children’s Theatre Takes to the Jungle

hat makes a classic story a classic? Themes that resonate over generations. Characters that help us better understand ourselves. An adventure that sticks with you long after you’ve heard it, and affects your life. Music that makes your heart pound and your feet dance. All of these things apply to the story of Tarzan of the Apes. Originally written by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912, the King of the Jungle has inspired many people to embrace their connection to a more primal, more wild life. Brought to screens big and small many times over, Tarzan became a Disney animated classic in 1999, with the rhythm of the jungle provided by the bold and exciting music of Phil Collins (winner of an Oscar for You’ll Be In My Heart in 1999). The film and music were so popular that a Broadway adaption was opened in New York in 2006. It is this version of Tarzan that BEAT Children’s Theatre brings joyfully to


re-inspire those he has already deeply affected with his work.” The evening will begin with a reception, raffle and fundraiser at the Liberty Theatre, made possible in part by Elixir Wine Group, Bigfoot Beverages and Bendistillery, who will sponsor the drinks paired with heavy appetizers. During the reception, Jimmy will be available to answer questions and converse with the guests before the screening. Following the reception, guests will be invited to the Tower Theatre to view the film, as well as take part in a post-screening discussion with Jimmy Santiago Baca and local poet and recording artist, MOsely WOtta, sponsored by The Deschutes Public Library. While in Central Oregon, Jimmy will be speaking to COCC’s Latino Club as well as the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program on May 4 at 4:30pm. He will also appear at the Deer Ridge Correctional Institute to speak and screen A Place to Stand on May 6 at 1:30pm. Finally, Jimmy will appear at the Madras Performing Arts Center on May 6 at 7:30pm for the final screening.

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Central Oregon this May. Under the direction of Jonathan Shepherd, a cast of nearly 70 actors, ages 7-20, and student musicians in the orchestra pit, are proud to present this spectacular vision of two worlds colliding—a story of loss, of acceptance, of rite of passage, of humor and ultimately, of love. To speak to Director Jonathan Shepherd you begin to get a sense of the level of passion involved in this production. “Tarzan is a sensational epic exploding with energy every other page,” he says, “but every fire begins with a small spark, a subtle hope or hurt that prompts that first breath before a song. My most terrifying job as a director is handing that tender spark to my actors, watching them blow on it, nurture it and pass it themselves to other characters. “My favorite moment is recognizing that same spark of passion weeks later and recognizing too that the fire isn’t my fire anymore; it’s their fire. And then I put all 70 actors on stage at once and it’s much more fire

than I can stand close to. I love it!” Have you ever dreamed of running away to live in the wild? We invite everyone to come and let their inner King of the Jungle share the fire! On stage May 6-15 at Summit High School Auditorium–for more information go to www. tickettails.com

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BendFilm Whets Appetite of Festival-Goers with Mid-Year Event

Sunriver Stars Community Theater Tables and Chairs…An Evening of One-Acts


ixteen members of The Sunriver Stars Community Theater, under the direction of the Artistic Director Victoria Kristy will present eight one-act plays on May 6-7 at SHARC. Each of the scenes takes place standing or seated at tables and chairs, ergo the title. A Happy Hour will take place before each performance. Guests may show up an hour before curtain and order wine, beer and soft drinks to go with a small plate appetizer. They may purchase The Star Gazer which includes Mediterranean Hummus, multigrain crackers, olives, dried fruit and roasted almonds or The Standing Ovation with sliced Roma tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, olive oil, artisan bread, salami slices and olives. The tapas may be pre-ordered ($10 per plate) but will also be available to purchase upon arrival. “We are trying something new,” Kristy said. “This is our first collection of one-act plays and our first time to offer small plates instead of a full dinner before the show. It would be great if guests would preorder just so we get a feel for how many to have on hand ahead of time, but we’ll make sure to have plenty for spur-of-the-moment purchases as well.” Tickets: 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday $15, 541-588-2212 Dramama@comcast.net

Redmond Proficiency Academy to Present Boundless A Live Event at the Tower Theatre for and by Teenagers


he Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) will host Boundless, a live event where teens showcase their talents which includes magic, inspirational talks, music performances, and more, at the Tower Theatre in Bend on May 18 at 6pm. This is the second event hosted by RPA and its student-run company, Caged Inspiration. It is a continuation of last year’s event, Limitless, which originated in a classroom at Redmond Proficiency Academy. “The challenge of the class was to create a legitimate business run by teenagers,” said RPA Advisor Ken Streater. “They have succeeded at this, and then some.” Daniel Raley, one of the student business managers and show producers, believes that, “Boundless will be a great success, like last year’s event. We are looking for a few more presenters that will complete our already powerful lineup.” The event was created by teens to inspire attendees and Central Oregon communities. “The goal is for people to walk away from this event energized to do something they love, something that can positively impact the rest of their community,” said Student Business Manager Faith Story. “Most of the performers will be teens who will share their talent, dreams and ideas that aren’t displayed on a day-to-day basis.”


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Lurking Squirrel Productions Presents

Hedwig & the Angry Inch


Hedwig and the Angry Inch | Photo courtesy of Lurking Squirrel

urking Squirrel Productions announces a production of the Tony Award winning Rock and Roll musical Hediwg & the Angry Inch. With a preview to benefit Central Oregon Pride, May 12. Running two weekends May 2, 21, 26, 27, 28. “I am honored to present this production to our community and to be able to benefit our friends of the Human Dignity Coalition and their PRIDE celebration,” Founder/Director JoEllen Ussery said. This production showcases a brilliant cast of local talent. Starring winner of the 2014 Oregon Last Comic Standing Jake Woodmansee as Hedwig and featuring several musicians including president of the Oregon Song Writers Association Janelle Musson, long time Bend favorites Val Billington, Nicholas DelDrago and drum instructor at the Cascade School of Music, Mesham Jackson. This production takes place in the intimate setting of the banquet hall at Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar. “Every show at Kelly D’s takes it up a notch, this one take sit up an inch,” says Ussery. Each performance is not only partially improvised but interactive as well, guaranteeing a different show each night, including all your favorite songs from the much loved score.” Lurking Squirrel Productions, specializing in immersive musical theatrics. 541-639-6520, www.LurkingSquirrel.com

onday, May 9, in celebration of national Historic Preservation Month, the Tower Theatre Foundation will host a special screening of a full-length documentary about Bungalow Heaven. Nestled in the heart of Pasadena, California is a neighborhood of 1,100 houses known as Bungalow Heaven. It is the first Historic Landmark District in Pasadena. How did it get its name, and how did it become a Landmark District? Resident filmmaker, Joaquin Montalvan, created a film about the history of the neighborhood, its residents and the constant threat that old homes like these face from developers and demolition. “It has always been my hope when I made the film that it might help bring interest in Craftsman architecture to a younger generation,” he says. “There needs to be some kind of spark, and I’m hoping that this film


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Treat Mom to an Encore Benefit Performance Love, Loss, & What I Wore at The Belfry in Sisters

tage Right Productions/2nd Street Theater will present a Mother’s Day Eve encore performance of Love, Loss, & What I Wore, based on the book by Ilene Beckman and written for the stage by Nora and Delia Ephron, Saturday, May 7 at The Belfry, 302 E Main Street, Sisters, at 7pm. Love, Loss, & What I Wore, directed by Sandy Silver was performed at 2nd Street Theater in 2015 to sellout crowds. Performed as a reader’s theatre Love, Loss, & What I Wore features five talented actresses portraying 25 different characters in a series of fast paced monologues, telling real life, funny and poignant stories of pivotal events in their lives and what they were wearing. From obnoxious purses and favorite Madonna outfits to major life events and that one accessory that made it all tolerable; mothers, daughters, husbands, boyfriends and anyone who has ever known a woman will enjoy this performance. Featuring the original cast: Susan Benson, Laura Lee Coffman, Patricia West-Del Ruth, Dana Fykerud and Judi Van Houweling.


will be a part of that spark.” Similar to Pasadena, Deschutes County has evolved from a farming and agricultural center to a vibrant cultural destination. After the screening of Bungalow Heaven, local architect Heidi Slaybaugh will share a ten minute presentation on Bend’s own bungalow heritage, and the importance of historic preservation. This isn’t a history lesson; it’s a lifestyle. The documentary is presented in conjunction with The Deschutes County Historical Society, Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission, City of Bend Landmarks Commission and City of Redmond Landmarks Commission.

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The cast of Love, Loss, & What I Wore | Photo courtesy of 2nd Street Theatre

Tickets: www.2ndstreettheater.com 541-312-9626 Doors open at 6:30pm, Show 7pm. (Contains mature subject matter.) $18 for adults, $15 student/seniors

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PRINTMAKER SHOW at Franklin Crossing




1. Quintin McCoy, Reese Ringo & Matt Fox. 2. Madison Mather, Cassedy Mather, Dana Mather. 3. Bridget Roe, Emma Monical & Ashley Contreras. 4. Daryl Fristedt, Nick Evans & Jack Husmann. 5. Mary Medrano, Billye Turner & Lynn Wenger. 6. Back: Terry Gloeckler, Lynn Rothan, Justyn Livingston & Ingrid Lustig; Front: Karen Ellis, Patty Freeman-Martin & Lynn Woodward. .


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MOsley WOtta


by TORI YOUNGBAUER Cascade A&E Feature Writer


rtist Jason Graham, MOsley WOtta (MOWO), has generated hype not only as a local visual artist, but as an internationally renowned performer, poet and educator. Through this variety of mediums, MOWO has created not just a persona, but a name that is ringing in the ears of Central Oregonians. “[The name] isn’t exactly a secret, as we are mostly made of water,” MOWO explains, “but it is a statement about my work; fundamentally we are the same. I want to be able to generate empathy and create a connection to sentiment.” When speaking on the various mediums he uses, MOWO explains that they all go together. “One doesn’t stand out to me more


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than any other, because a song could be the inspiration for a painting which then leads into something else. It’s a lot like playing as kids; we are always dancing and singing and creating and one is never valued over the other because they are all interconnected.” MOWO has always had a deep connection to music from a young age and in college he began to develop his skills as a painter. “The processes for writing and creating visual art are similar to one another,” MOWO explains. “Visual art, and specifically painting, has potential to be less literal and more subconscious than writing. There’s more of a physical push back when working with paint as a medium and that ‘struggle’ is what allows an

artifact to be created.” MOWO explains his connection to hip-hop and how it influences the way he works and the art he produces. “Hip-hop is just another way of saying alchemy or synergy or spontaneous invention. It is a common term for describing the ability to create something priceless out of something worthless. This is also, in its way, a divine or sacred practice—drawing inspiration from the unseen, such as spirits, emotions, ancestors, etc. to inspire form, color and concept. This is how I work, at least in part. ‘R.I.P. OFF THE DEAD.’” His paintings have a distinct, eye-catching quality, both in color and subject matter. Perhaps drawing from the “R.I.P. OFF THE DEAD,”

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mantra, the painting Dumb Found has roots in various inspirations: from stories of the god Indra to historic minstrel shows using black face and how that later influenced the future of black art and music. “In the story of Indra, Vishnu appears as a Brahmin boy critiquing the nature in which Indra strives for perfection and explains that even the procession of ants moving through the palace are equal in importance to the king,” MOWO


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explains. “This equality of position causes Indra to give up perfection and embrace and pursue wisdom. We all want to be heard, and we all feel that we have something to say and contribute, but it’s about pushing boundaries and position in order to achieve a balance.” MOWO’s visual art is a combination of themes and uses text reminiscent of graffiti as well as imagery to speak to the viewer. “Graffiti is calligraphy, cave drawing, sand mandala, code,

advertisement, protest and propaganda. The real deal graffiti artist is out in the fray of the public eye, seen or unseen they are exacting and rendering, whatever it is that speaks to them,” he explains. “Graffiti speaks out and some folks can read what it says and some folks can find conviction and conversation therein. I would challenge that we don’t have many, if any true graffiti artists who mean to attack or inform with art, as means to improve things here in ‘lil Aspen.’ The art in this town is safe and secure and rarely provocative. Personally, I love the aesthetic of the walls graffiti is often found on and incorporate that in my work, however, I don’t consider myself a graffiti artist, street artist or urban artist. I use words in my work to further clarify the concept and smear any separation between my music, writing and paintings.” As an educator, MOWO works to have, “folks feel comfortable enough to be their most authentic selves. I think that comfort is what it takes to inspire people to be creative.” The authenticity of his own work no doubt inspires others to reach inside to find creative pathways of their own. MOWO’s artwork will be displayed at Bluebird Coffee through May. www.iammowo.com



Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin Paintings by Sandy Brooke and various mediums by Patricia (Pat) Clark. The artists share interest and concern regarding water and the changing environment. Brooke writes of her concern regarding climate change and the resultant danger to the Earth. The artist explores both ancient and projected current destruction in her artist statement Lost and Endangered Islands. “Seven-tenths of the Earth is water that is currently heating up, placing the Islands of the Pacific under threat from the rising seas. In the Marshall Islands, currently the Islet of Ejit is fighting rising seawater along the Island of Ebeye where they are building sea walls, but they are only temporary barriers. In the next ten years, if the temperature of the Earth continues to rise from the hottest year on record, 2015, the result will be tidal flooding from Miami to Manhattan. Currently both Greenland and Antarctica are melting, contributing to these rising oceans. “My current series of paintings, Lost and Endangered Islands, seeks to address and reveal the complications the planet faces from heated and rising seawater. Climate change is real. These paintings represent and recognize islands around the globe that are currently fighting to survive. These are portraits of small floating lands underwater and just above water,” notes Brooke of her art. Clark speaks in Marks, a book celebrating her art and life as an artist, of her six decades of making marks “as a way of life, a process of invention and sometimes a meaningful reflection of works on paper, canvas or board that

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some call drawing.” The artist’s formal training in mark making—drawing accompanied by a bachelors of science from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, began with a masters of fine arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Thereafter and for nearly 40 years, including those as a full professor at the University of Southern California, the California State University system and the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Clark shared her skills and devotion to drawing and printmaking with students. Upon retirement from teaching in higher education, the artist moved to Bend and founded A6, fulfilling her aspiration of creating a workshop for artists’ development, collaboration and inspiration. The last 15 years have also deepened her interest in the environment— in water storage, usage and the water table, noting, “...this is something happening now that we need to talk about it.” Her past drawing series speak to above- and below-ground water. In her imagination and transmitted to paper, she records the movement of water through jagged rock cliffs, colorful volcanic pumice and obsidian to the flat spirit lakes. Noi Thai serves wine and appetizers. Students from the Spotlight Chamber Players, a High Desert Chamber Music educational outreach program, perform classical music. Billye Turner, art consultant (billyeturner@bendnet. com), organizes exhibitions for Franklin Crossing. A6 Studio & Gallery 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180, 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.com Solo exhibit of new, original prints by A6 staffer and artist member Stirling Gorsuch. Elementals explores opposing forces in the natural world, such as heat and cold, light and shadow, growth and decomposition. In his multicolor relief prints, Gorsuch deconstructs landscapes and natural forms to reflect different environmental conditions and different points of time. The artist will give an art talk on Tuesday, May 10 at 6pm. Gorsuch states, “I use geometric forms to describe the passage of time. These mechanical details function similar to a calendar, displaying a time-span in the environment while also creating a tension with the more organic and textural forms. The angular exactness and precision of these geometric elements is my way of interpreting nature’s adaptability and continual reshaping of itself. Similar to how changing seasons or weather conditions can present new ways of viewing a particular environment, I want my work to remind the viewer of Karen Bandy Studio

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the ephemeral and enduring qualities found in nature.” For this series, Gorsuch worked both from sketches and photographs taken in Central Oregon. He sourced most of the imagery from along Santiam Pass, between Salem and Bend, as well as the area around Warm Springs. A6 is open Monday-Friday from 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Bluebird Coffee Company 550 NW Franklin Ave., Ste 168, 541-330-2100 MOsley WOtta aka Jason Graham will show his large mixed media paintings on canvas. Like a passionate socio scientist writing his calculations and insights about humanity on the board, he shows his thought process as he goes by scratching out words and writing new ones on dense urban backgrounds. The work is immediate, energetic and full of humanity. Jason will be at Bluebird for First Friday art walk. Cascade | Sotheby’s 821 NW Wall St. 541-549-4653 www.cascadesothebysrealty.com Displaying work by Alisa Huntley. Her paintings are an exploration of reflections, abstractions and the light that dances across and beneath the surface. Please join us for art, wine and appetizers! City Walls at City Hall 710 NW Wall St., www.bendoregon.gov/abc Features Plein Air Painters of Oregon. The majority of paintings were done outdoors, in a short, single painting session. A variety of media, oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastels are employed to capture the time and season of the Central Oregon landscape. Thru September. COSAS NW 115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284 Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and David Marsh furniture. Desperado Boutique Old Mill District 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 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. www. barbaraslater.com. Douglas Fine Jewelry 920 NW Bond St. Ste. 106, 541-389-2901 www.douglasjewelry.com Featuring original jewelry designed by award winning designers Steve and Elyse Douglas. Douglas Jewelry Design has the largest variety of Oregon Sunstone gemstone jewelry in the Northwest. EverBank 5 NW Minnesota Ave. Art work by SageBrushers artists Hazel Reeves and Sue Lever. Feather’s Edge Finery 113 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com Our shop features functional, well crafted, handmade goods from Bend and beyond. We always have fun, new items featured for First Friday.





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Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-325-6225 www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com Jeffrey Murray Photography features American landscape and fine art images captured by Bend nature photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Visit and enjoy a visual adventure of illuminating light and captivating panoramas from scenes in Central Oregon and across North America.

Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com Of Heart & Mind features new works by Steven Lee Adams and Joseph Alleman, two exceptional Utah painters. Adams’s loose impressionistic style of painting contrast with Alleman’s crisp, realistic images, but they complement one another well. Both painters are dedicated and passionate about their art.

Jenny Green Gallery 849 NW Wall St. 541-280-1124 jenny@jennygreengallery.com, www.jennygreengallery.com A contemporary fine art gallery, recently opened for a limited engagement at the historic Liberty Theater. Visitors will enjoy an exciting exhibition of contemporary West-Coast art and receive a sneak peek of works the gallery will be taking to international art fairs later this winter.

Oxford Hotel 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436 Educators as Printmakers, local educators who make fine art prints. Artists will attend the champagne opening on First Friday from 5:30–7:30pm. Karen Z. Ellis, adjunct instructor, Department of Fine Arts and Communication at COCC, organized the exhibition. Ellis earned her masters of fine arts at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, where she studied with visiting artist/printmaker, Stanley William Hayter. Her study with Hayter, one of the foremost printmakers of the 20th Century, fueled Ellis’ passion for printmaking. Other COCC educators featured include art instructors Paula Bullwinkel, Dawn Emerson and Terry Gloeckler. They are joined by Patricia (Pat) Clark and Patricia Freeman-Martin, both educators affiliated with A6, the noted printmaking studio in Bend’s Old Mill District. Clark, professor emerita at California State University Long Beach, founded A6 after her move to Bend in 2005. A6, a professional printmaking studio emulating Clark’s precept, strongly supports collaboration between master artist teachers and students. Freeman-Martin works as such a teacher at A6. Techniques utilized in the participating artists’ work include collagraph, collage, etching, monotype with mixed-media, relief printing with mixed-media and surface embellishment. Billye Turner, art consultant, coordinates the Oxford Hotel exhibition schedule with info at 503-780-2828 or billyeturner@bendnet.com.

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 in a variety of metals. Junque in Bloom 50 SE Scott Street SageBrushers artists Kendra West and Linda Ziegenhaugen. Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5, 541-388-0155, www.karenbandy.com Tucked between Thump Coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is Central Oregon’s only national/international awardwinning jewelry designer, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. Bandy is also an abstract acrylic painter whose work is described as colorful and textural contemporary fine art. When there is an actual subject, horses and wild animals are often depicted. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30am5pm and by appointment at other times. Open First Friday 5-8pm. Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery Old Mill District, second story loft 541-330-0840 www.lubbesmeyer.com The Lubbesmeyer twins offer a range of work created in fiber and paint. Through the twins’ collaborative process, they distill literal imagery into vivid blocks of color and texture, creating an abstracted view of their surroundings. Working studio / gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday.


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Pave Jewelry 101 NW Minnesota Ave. SageBrushers artists Jack Bridges, Sherri Crandell and Sandy Carron. Piacentini Studio and Gallery 1293 NE Third St., 541-633-7055, www.PiacentiniStudios.com Celebrate May with the poetry of Walt Whitman in his birthday month. Dreams of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass features calligrapher and book artist, Marilyn

Zornado, who will fill the gallery with an exuberance of green. Whitman’s words spring to life with Marilyn’s free-style lettering, experimental book structures and impressions from living plants by direct dyeing with long strands of ornamental grass. Zornado is a Portland calligrapher, book artist and animator. She strives to bring movement into all of her work. She has a BA in graphic design and a MFA in computer animation. She teaches animation and motion graphics at Pacific Northwest College of Art and book arts at Oregon College of Art & Craft. Her work is in the collections of the Washington State University Library and the John Wilson Collection at the Multnomah County Library. Business hours are 1-4pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and by appointment. Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176, www.redchairgallerybend.com Featuring three local artists. Justin Kelchak started creating waterfalls in 2004; he now owns and operates Central Oregon’s only bronze casting foundry, where he creates his bronze sculptures and waterfalls. His one-of-a-kind sculptures are created by pouring molten bronze onto various surfaces to achieve very unique and random texts and shapes. Justin’s inspiration stems from a love of pairing natural elements with clean design. This along with his attention to detail, has given him recognition worldwide and earned him a reputation for building the highest quality waterfalls available. Justin has played an important role in our community’s public art scene and built many of the bronze sculptures you see in and around Central Oregon today. Denise Harrison is the owner and designer of Sterling Echoes. Her inspiration for her jewelry comes from a surprising source - beer. She starts by photographing the lacing left on the pint glass or sometimes the bubbles on the surface. Her multi-step process includes acid etching, lost wax casting, fabrication, stone settings and often handmade chains. Bend provides the perfect location for her research and design, which can be seen in her new Ale Trail Collection. Dorothy Eberhardt is able to experience the joy of all the magical places in Central Oregon and share them with you through her photography. Dorothy’s adventures in pursuit of the magic include hiking, kayaking and snowshoeing. She applies her background in art education and being a professional artist for 35 years to her photos thru strong composition and artistic principles. In the end, the love of the outdoors and the joy of finding and sharing the magic is the most important thing to her. Sage Custom Framing and Gallery 834 NW Brooks Street, 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com A selection of the creative and compelling art of Kim Kimerling is on display at Sage Gallery. Kimerling’s work is as diverse in media as the number of cultural influences


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from which it is derived. Painting in acrylic and watercolor, collage, cast paper masks, wood, metal and clay sculpture, monoprint and more. The broad range of his work has led some to refer to him as a Multicultural Symbolist. “Having taught art for over 40 years, I have tried most every art medium or technique so it is very easy to blend them together in mixed media collage. It’s very hard for me to pass up a bent can, washer, rusty nail or bailing wire. One day I saw a sound board from an old piano in a garbage can. I carted it home and I am still using parts from it in my work.” Kimerling credits the Muses for prompting his artistic creativity. He continues to add and manipulate elements until the piece feels right. He attempts to capture changing moments of his life in order to preserve them as he adds symbol upon symbol; composing a brief moment of the various cultures of our planet. Kimerling’s spirit has always been nomadic, and his blood is a mixture of many cultures. He has always felt himself to be a traveler and yet at home wherever he landed. Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond Street, 541-312-2001, Carissa@Townshendstea.com As a child, Taylor Rose explored the woods, mountains, and beaches in the small New Hampshire town where she grew up. Her imagination thrived in these surroundings and with a love for art at that early age she began to create characters and cartoons inspired by her adventures. Exploring and embracing ones inner child is inspires Rose as she creates and portrays a world that beautifies nature and embraces imaginative characters and environments which celebrate her artwork. Taylor Rose lives, works, and plays in Bend as a freelance illustrator, designer, and crafter. When she is not making art you can find Taylor traveling by snowboard, bicycle, and stand up paddle board. She loves fly fishing and has a somewhat healthy obsession with cartoons, hobbits, and owls. Tumalo Art Company Old Mill District. www.tumaloartco.com; 541-385-9144 Helen Brown opens her show, Lewis & Clark: Visions of Courage. Her exploration in watercolor will take you along the trails of Lewis & Clark in 1805 with paintings depicting images they may have discovered along their journey, as she pays tribute to these early explorers. “The more I read and learn about this journey, the more amazed I am. This small group of brave people overcame hardship with imagination, and carried out President Jefferson’s goal while running the most well-managed expedition of exploration in written history. As an artist, it is a perfect theme, since I can paint figures, landscapes and still lifes within the scope of the subject.” The Wine Shop 55 NW Minnesota Ave. Paintings by SageBrushers artists Sue Price and Leslie Thomas.



Armatur 50 Scott Street Sparrow Bakery, Stuarts of Bend, The Workhouse, Cindercone Clay Center, The Cube and Cement Elegance. Special Last Saturday, May 28, 6-10pm with Furniture Flip Design Challenge. Free to attend, donations welcome. Armature is a diverse collective of artists brought together by the common thread of expression. Paint, ink, pencils, photographs, dance and words are the underlying structure, or armature if you will, used to produce the language with which we speak. Bendy Dog 112 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-419-6463 Painter, Barbara Slater. Bend Library www.deschuteslibrary.org Twenty years ago Portland author Peter Rock was working as a security guard in an art museum. While patrolling the five floors, Rock would entertain himself by making up a story for each painting, photograph and object on display. “Guards weren’t allowed to write on the job so when I got to the breakroom in the basement, I’d write down as much as I could remember then work more on the stories at home,” said Rock. The exercise and experience of pairing stories with art led Rock to collaborate with photographers to create the exhibit Spells, which will be on display thru June 26 and sponsored by the Friends of the Bend Library Art Committee. Rock will visit Bend on May 15 for multimedia presentation of the exhibit and reading from his latest novel, Klickitat. Bend Senior Center 1600 SE Reed Market Rd. SageBrushers Art Society artists. Blue Spruce Pottery 20591 Dorchester E., 541-382-0197 www.bluesprucepottery.com Beautiful handmade stoneware for baking, cooking, serving and beautifying your home. All pottery is made one at a time on a potter's wheel and is lead free, ovenproof, microwave and dishwasher safe. Broken Top Club 62000 Broken Top Drive www.highdesertartleague.com High Desert Art League Wild and Free thru May 19. Oil and Acrylic paintings by two High Desert Art League (HDAL) artists, David Kinker and JM Brodrick, will be featured. Brodrick is a new member of HDAL. She studied painting in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of 13. Her grandmother, who was a professional artist from Helsinki Finland, guided her love of the arts. She grew up in a working artist environment. Kinker is a painter, muralist


and teacher. Besides doing art he is an avid outdoorsman, guiding on the Deschutes, kayaking and hiking. He feels equally at home guiding a raft full of adventurers though the most scenic rivers of the northwest, to guiding the minds of aspiring artists helping them discover their inner muse. David is well known for his murals in many regional landmarks, including the Tower Theatre and St. Charles Medical Center, and for his intricate abstracts which have won many awards. Circle of Friends Art & Academy 19889 Eighth St. Corner of Hwy. 20 and Cook Ave. in Tumalo 541-706-9025, www.CircleOfFriendsArt.com STARS Artist Reception Saturday, May 7 from 4-7pm. The creative talents of featured Artists Brad Pinkert and Olivia Haro will be on display. After retiring in 2012, Pinkert came to Central Oregon to enjoy its natural beauty. He became involved with Habitat for Humanity and the wood ministry at his church. Each of his hall trees are unique. Most of the doors he uses to create his hall trees are from Habitat for Humanity. The seats which open for storage are made from recycled wood and the hooks are antique whenever possible. Haro works in various mediums from functional and sculptural ceramics and darkroom photography to painting and image transfer. Olivia received her bachelors of fine arts from OSU-Cascades, studying under Sandy Brooke and Henry Sayre. Her artwork has been been shown at Franklin Crossing, Très Chic Lingerie and the Barber Library. Currently she is teaching art through COCC’s community learning program. COCC Gallery of the Pinckney Center for the Arts in Pence Hall, Bend Campus 541-383-7511 Selected artwork of current Central Oregon Community College students thru June 3. Opening reception from 4:30-6:30pm on Thursday, May 12. The exhibit includes drawing, painting, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, 2- and 3-D design, photography, printmaking and watercolors completed by students enrolled in COCC credit art classes during the academic year. The Gallery is open 9am-4pm, Tuesday thru Friday and during evening events in the Pinckney Center. Des Chutes Historical Museum 129 NW Idaho Ave., www.deschuteshistory.org 541-389-1813 Celebrate the heritage of Deschutes County during May, a month dedicated to engaging in historic preservation. Preservation month has a new meaning in 2016 as Deschutes County celebrates its 100th birthday. Winter Comes: Oregon’s Nordic Ski History exhibit details the strong influence of the Scandinavian culture that pushed Central Oregon to the forefront of Nordic skiing in the early 1920s. The 1,200 square foot, interactive exhibit features oral histories from sons and daughters of ski pioneers, the history of Nordic skiing, as well as reproductions of past skiing equipment and clothing to current technology. Thru November. DeWilde Art & Glass 321 SW Powerhouse, 541-419-3337 Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm. Handmade stained windows, doors and hanging works of art. High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org 541-382-4754


Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants. Featuring macro photography of ants by Mark W. Moffett and organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Tough by Nature showcases artist Lynda Lanker's passion for the American West and the women who have shaped it. Thru July 17. Sage Grouse: Icon of the Sagebrush Sea follows on the heels of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s determination to list the bird under the Endangered Species Act. Celebrate the 1930’s: Fashion, Dance and Music. See, the word is Volunteer models will showcase a rare collection of vintage clothing from the 1930s loaned by the Goodwill Industries of Seattle, the Deschutes County Historical Society, U.S. Forest Service and private collections. Art for a Nation–Inspiration from the Great Depression thru October 2. Looking Glass Imports & Cafe 150 NE Bend River Mall Dr. #260, 541-225-5775 www.LookingGlassImportsandCafe.com Inaugural exhibition featuring artists and photographers from thruout Central Oregon. Facilitated by the Friends of the Redmond Branch Library (FORBL) Art Committee thru June 4. Looking Glass Imports & Café offers multi-media arts and crafts, classes and events, a café and beautiful patio. The café is home to bi-monthly art exhibitions featuring many award-winning artists and photographers. Some of those participating in the inaugural exhibition are painters Hope Meados, Krystal Allen, Linda Swindle and Linda Shelton, fiber-quilt artist Mary Stiewig and photographers Larry Goodman and Richard Marrocco. forbl.art@gmail.com, www.redmondfol.org. Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander 541-382-3950 Featuring photography by Patricia Oertley and jewelry by Marianne Prodehl. 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. sagebrushersartofbend.com 541-617-0900. New member show during May, Wed and Fri, 2-4pm St. Charles Medical Center - Bend 2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321 www.scmc.org lindartsy1@gmail.com Prison ministry's paintings and drawings are going to be shown in the Hallway of HeART off the first floor going west to the Heart and Cancer Depts. New artists are Richard Marrocca, Patricia Kirk, Natalie Stevenson, Michelle Lindburg, Katie Lolquist, Ruth Ann Bacon, Tim Sutherland, Joan Ouchida, Karen Turczak and Joe Baille.

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Civil War Coming to Central Oregon

Civil War Reenactment | Photos courtesy of The House on Metolius


he Northwest Civil War Council will present a full Civil War reenactment and “living history” at The House On Metolius Meadow, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22. Over 300 Civil War reenactors presenting living conditions and circumstances of 1863 portray battles, camps and daily civilian life. Reenactors speak in the manner and use the etiquette of the mid-19th century, and many work in first-person at the event. The public is invited to mingle with the personalities who are living, working and portraying their particular impression. Reenactors wear authentically reproduced clothing, fire black powder weapons, cook over open fires and sleep in canvas tents. The beautiful mountain meadow setting offers over five acres of living history. Campsites, stores, medical practice demonstrations, fashion and other activities of the era are displayed as well as Civil War artillery, infantry



and cavalry. Mock battles, firing real black powder, are scheduled for 11am and 3pm each day. The event is open to the public from 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday. General admission, $8 seniors, active military and students, $5. Family maximum is $25 for the carload. Children under six, free. Parking, $5 per vehicle and supports the Boy Scouts. The Northwest Civil War Council (http://ncwc.org) is a nonprofit, living history organization dedicated to educating the public and members about the American Civil War. Through educational drama at reenactments, participants discover and learn about history and the people who lived in the year 1863. The House On Metolius www.metolius.com

National Historic Preservation Month

elebrate the heritage of Deschutes County during May, a month dedicated to engaging in historic preservation. Preservation month has new meaning in 2016 as Deschutes County celebrates its 100th birthday. The Deschutes County Historical Society, Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission, City of Bend Landmarks Commission, City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, The Tower Theatre Foundation and the Deschutes Land Trust partner to celebrate the myriad of ways that historic preservation enhances our quality of life. With a full schedule of events, there are many ways to Know the Past, Celebrate the Present, Enjoy the Future. What is historic preservation? Historic preservation means saving the story of us—the communities we cherish, the parks we love, the buildings we admire, the little stories we always share with visitors. From ancient cultures through the growth of our communities among the sagebrush, it is about saving the places, buildings, artifacts, stories and memories that preserve and enhance our story. Put Some History In Your Future The Deschutes Historical Museum explores the history, culture and heritage of the people of Deschutes County, from the area’s early years to today. The Center is located at 129 NW Idaho and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4:30pm. Admission to the Center is $5 for adult general admission, $2 for youth 13-17 years-old and children 12 years and younger are free with a paid adult admission. Call 541-389-1813 for information or visit www.deschuteshistory.org.


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Helen Brown Learning Inspires Art


ewis and Clark are household names in the Northwest. Yet it wasn’t until Helen Brown visited Seaside, Oregon recently and saw the statue of the explorers that a spark was lit and she started reading. “I love painting statues, and when I saw the one in Seaside, it occurred to me that if I paint it, I need to know more about these men. I even attended Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Missoula, Montana, but never gave them a second thought until now.” Ignited by Undaunted Courage (Stephen Ambrose), kindled by the illustrated National Geographic story How We Crossed the West (Rosalyn Schanzer) and fueled by the music of David Walburn’s West for America,

Helen set to work painting images of the expedition. Her new series includes scenes that the Corps of Discovery may have seen along the way, botanicals they discovered and animals that had yet to be documented. The Lewis and Clark expedition began in St. Louis in 1804, followed the Missouri River into Montana and up to the Continental Divide.Thomas Jefferson was hoping that his men would discover a continuous water route to the Pacific Ocean. That was not to be, but the expedition changed the course of history and helped facilitate trading and settling in the West, while having the adventure of their lives. Their adversaries included hostile indians, grizzly bears, hunger, the river’s current, disease and bitter

cold. It is incredible that only one man died on the expedition (and that was due to appendicitis.) “I’ve spent a lot of time hiking, camping and living in Montana, and am most interested in the western half of this expedition, from Great Falls, Montana to Fort Clatsop, Oregon. But it is the spirit and courage of the group that most inspires me.” So Helen is not ruling out more watercolors from the eastern side of the adventure in the future. Helen’s show opens at the Tumalo Art Company in Bend’s Old Mill

District on May 6. Helen is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the High Desert Art League. Helen Brown, 541-593-7728

Justin Kelchak, Emerging Bronze Worker


rowing up, Justin Kelchak didn’t realize he was wandering down the path of becoming an artist. Homeschooled until tenth grade in Northern Michigan’s Traverse City, Kelchak used to wander down to his father’s basement shop to watch and occasionally help him repair guitars. In 2003, at 18 years of age, he packed his bags, hopped on a Greyhound bus and headed west to Bend. Upon arriving in Central Oregon, he got a job at a fine art foundry, and became foreman after a year. His work at the foundry, helping other artists forge their dreams into artwork, led him to create art of his own. He has worked closely with many world famous artists to perfect their work and he built many of the public bronze sculptures you see in and around Central Oregon today. Justin creates his bronze sculptures by pouring molten bronze onto various surfaces to achieve very unique textures and shapes, he then forms each piece individually by hand or with a

hydraulic press and assembles them with his welder to create one of a kind sculptures which usually incorporate quartz crystals and minerals. His waterfalls are created using large machinery to form stainless steel parts that are assembled with a TIG welder, then dressed with a glass stone or mesh facing for the water to run down and a heat induced patina finish. Today Kelchak, whose studio sits on the north end of Bend, is well known for his stunning wall, floor and tabletop fountains as well as his bronze sculptures. His studio is also Central Oregon’s only bronze investment casting foundry. All of his artwork—from the beginning sketches to the finished products— take their cues from the outside environment His inspiration stems from a great love for pairing natural elements with clean design. Kelchak is a featured artist at the Red Chair Gallery for the month of May and his work is available through Red Chair. Sculpture by Justin Kelchak


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Rochelle Rose-Schueler in Love with Mosaics by MADELYNN BOWERS Cascade A&E Feature Writer


or the past 23 years, Rochelle Rose-Schueler has been a resident of the Central Oregon region. Her background within the arts has been molded by a number of varied courses (including graphic drawing, ceramics, metal art fabrication, woodworking, welding and glassworking) and extensive apprenticeship under Laurel True, a world-renowned mural artist. Schueler originally received degrees in forestry and hydrology and attributes much of her geometric fine art to the math and science aspects incorporated into these studies. After creating a home-piece mosaic as a gift to a friend, Schueler says that she,“fell in love with mosaics.” The artist ventured down to the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California and began studying mural making. Schueler studied under True in a one-week mosaic-intensive course, which Schueler describes as experience that changed her life. She went on to apprentice under mentor True in New Orleans, Louisiana the Bay Area and across the country. In November 2015, Schueler was invited to accompany True and another elite mural artist to Haiti in order to build mosaics in a reconstruction effort. The Canadian Red Cross commissioned the Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) to create four, 8 x 12 foot murals on the walls of a hospital in Jacmel, Haiti. Schueler and True led a team of 15 young, talented Haitians to design and build these mosaic pieces out of tile and glass, aiding in the rehabilitation process of the only regional hospital (which had been damaged in the 2010 earthquake that struck the country). After eight days, and two completed murals, Schueler returned to the United States. The Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) was founded in 2003 and works to provide food, clean water, medical care and an education to children living in Haiti. Schueler states, “I felt so honored to be pulled in,” and to lead a group with the organization. The ACFFC is run entirely on a volunteer basis, and works to instruct children on different forms of art, as a means of promoting selfsustainability through art competency. In partnership with tourism agencies in Jacmel, the pieces that these kids create are then sold in local shops. The four mosaics constructed by Schueler’s team served to teach this particular form of mural construction, and because of the efforts of these individuals, Jacmel is now “known for [its] mosaic walls.” Schueler opened her studio, Wild Rose Artworks, in Bend in 2012. The location houses many functional pieces, such as benches and step-stools formed out of concrete, and is located near the Old Mill. Within the Central Oregon region, Schueler continues to craft mosaic pieces for both public consumption and on a commissioned basis. She enjoys working with tile when constructing her works, as she appreciates the feel of the medium, and the way the light flows through the material. In the future, the artist hopes to “work more toward doing architectural [pieces] and murals.” Schueler currently offers workshops at Wild Rose Artworks, during which glasswork is explored. Rochelle Rose-Schueler


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Wild Rose Artworks: Bldg. 13, 50 SE Scott St., Bend, OR 97702 541-410-5844 rochelle@wildroseartworks.com www.wildroseartworks.com




ep cats and those who get togged to the bricks” should make the swell scene at the Tower Theatre on May 13 for Celebrate the 1930s: Fashion, Dance and Music. Volunteer models will showcase a rare collection of vintage clothing from the 1930 loaned by the Goodwill Industries of Seattle, the Deschutes County Historical Society, U.S. Forest Service and private collections. As models strut across the stage (togged to the bricks, no less), a Museum curator will beat their gums about the strife and celebrations of the citizens of Bend and the nation as a whole during the Great Depression. “Styles change, but being in fashion never does,” said the High Desert Museum’s Curator of Living History Linda Evans. “We’re shaking out the moth balls and bringing to life a by-gone era.” Boogie-woogie of the Big Band era (1930–40s) will be performed by The Notables Swing Band joined by canary Betty Burger. Hoofers from the Terpsichorean Dance Studio will show off their best bebop and jitterbug moves, bringing back dances that were once all the rage. The show starts at 7pm and costs a sawbuck and a Lincoln ($15), plus a $2 historical theatre restoration fee. 541-317-0700, www.towertheatre.org

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory


Monarch Butterflies Highlighted at Two Special Programs in May

onarchs are the best know butterflies in the world, but experts say their numbers are declining alarmingly. Reasons why, and ways to protect the species will be presented in May at two special programs sponsored by the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory, Monarch Advocates of Central Oregon (MACO) and Great Old Broads for Wilderness. On May 10, Tom Landis from the Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates will talk on Bringing Monarchs Back to Central Oregon. Landis attributes the decline in Monarch populations to the loss of native milkweed plants brought about by farming practices and land development. It is estimated that 50 percent of western milkweed is gone, and this is the sole plant where adults lay eggs and provide meals for caterpillars. According to Landis, Oregon is a critical location for western Monarchs as they migrate from wintering in California to as far north as Canada. “Creating monarch way stations and pollinator gardens on their flyways is possibly our only hope of protecting this diminishing species,” he says. The program begins at 6:30pm in Sunriver Nature Center’s Pozzi Building. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations at 541-593-4394. On May 12, at Bend’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, a symposium titled Monarchs, Milkweeds –– and YOU; will

highlight information about the Monarch’s migration through central Oregon and ways citizens can offer support through habitat restoration and citizen science projects. Speakers in addition to Tom Landis will include Katya Spiecker, founder of Monarch Advocates of Central Oregon; U.S. Forest Service geneticist Matt Horning and David James, associate professor of entomology at Washington State University. Spiecker will highlight local conservation work, Horning will cover the regional monitoring project, James will discuss the Western Monarch Tagging Program and Landis will talk about tagging and citizen science in Southern Oregon. Doors open at 6pm, presentation runs 6:30-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. www.sunrivernaturecenter.org

Sunriver Exhibits Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com Featured artists for May are Karla Proud, Oregon Gemstone Jewelry and Joel Mills, NW Log Furniture. Attend the 2nd Saturday Celebration on May 14 from 4-6pm….enjoy food and wine and beer and meet the Artists’ Gallery artists. Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery 17600 Center Dr. Continues the Spring Quarter Art Exhibition with Curtiss Abbott, Thomas Wanzer Long and other artists thru May 27.


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The Wooden Jewel 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-4151 info@thewoodenjewel.com www.thewoodenjewel.com Michael Bryant is a gifted sculptor with a long list of accolades. He has had art in his life from the time he was a small boy. His mother was an accomplished, well known painter who exposed him to all aspects of the art world. He also had other immediate family members who were gifted artists as well. He carves wildlife, people and places from one solid pieces of fine wood. He does not use models or pictures, only his personal vision from deep within.

Norma Holmes Awesome October – Hosmer Lake Sunriver Music Festival’s 2016 Poster Artwork born in Carmel. She sold her beloved horse farm in Pescadero, California and moved to the picturesque town of Sisters in 1991. She was drawn to the Northwest and its beauty continues to inspire her work. Holmes is especially fond of Oregon’s diverse interior, with its High Desert rabbit brush, Cascade lakes and mountains, big skies over Prairie City, Steens Mountain wilderness, town of Plush in the shadow of Hart Mountain, Rome Pinnacles and Leslie Gulch near Jordan City and the Wallowa Mountains overlooking Joseph. It’s here that she follows her passion, painting in plein air, creating six inch by eight inch field studies, a reference for large paintings or frequently refined and framed as small works. Ultimately she plans to turn the collection into a book, a travel guide, as a painted pathway into Oregon’s Eastside. Holmes is a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society and a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. Other affiliations include American Women Artists and the American Impressionist Society. Her work has won many awards in national and international exhibits and has been published most recently in American Art Collector 2013, Southwest Art 2011, and many times

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in the Pastel Journal. Norma’s gallery representation is with Mockingbird Gallery in downtown Bend, Oregon. www.NormaHolmes.com. Sunriver Music Festival posters are available for $12. Framed posters are $65. Notecards are $12 for a pack of ten and available at the Sunriver Music Festival. 541-593-1084 information@sunrivermusic.org www.sunrivermusic.org

2nd Saturday Meet the Artists! May 14th 4 to 6pm Food, Wine & Beer

Woodlands Golf Course

11:30am - Registration 1pm Start - Shotgun Start ~ Scramble Format 5pm - Catered Dinner, Awards & Reception

Sunriver Music Festival 2016 Poster Outlets


Joe Mills: Juniper Wood Furniture


orma Holmes’ original pastel Awesome October– Hosmer Lake has been selected as the Sunriver Music Festival’s poster artwork for 2016. Each year, the Festival selects a Central Oregon artist to create the artwork for the annual festival poster. Local artists were invited to submit a piece for consideration and

a committee of art enthusiasts selected Norma’s artwork. Holmes’ original artwork was framed by Eastlake Framing and is currently on display at the Bank of Cascades in Sunriver. The artwork will be a featured auction item at the Festival’s annual fundraiser, Festival Faire, on Sunday, July 31 at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall. Festival Faire includes an evening of elegant dining and a lively auction with music provided by a select group of talented 2016 Young Artists Scholarship winners. Over 300 posters featuring Norma’s Awesome October–Hosmer Lake artwork will be distributed for display in businesses in Sunriver, Bend, Sisters and Redmond. Posters are available to purchase at the Sunriver Music Festival office in The Village at Sunriver and at various businesses and galleries in Sunriver and Bend. Holmes, a native Californian, was

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Spring Quarter Fine Art Exhibit Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery


unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery continues the Spring Quarter Art Exhibition with Curtiss Abbott, Thomas Wanzer Long and other artists through May 27. Abbott shows fine art landscape photography entitled Immersive Landscapes. The title reflects his intent to capture realistic images that immerse the viewer in the scene, hearing waterfalls, walking in the woods, gazing at sunsets on distant mountains. The artist notes that the world’s finest cameras are mechanical tools that cannot see as the human eye. Hence, the photographer continues his labor of some 40+ years of manually setting the camera’s focus, aperture and shutter speed as well as later enhancing the photo’s color, light and atmosphere to put his “personal stamp on my images.” Collectively, Abbott demonstrates his considerable skill in the use of the photographic medium but also communicates his emotive experience in the encounter as seen in Paulina Springs. He exhibits his expertise and notes his joy in sharing his experience with others. Wanzer Long began his art career at age seven on a train trip with his maternal grandfather. Following the trip, Long painted an orange grove retained in memory. Impressed with the child’s ability, his grandfather (an enduring advocate of Long’s art) enrolled him in the Museum Art School of the Portland Art Museum where he studied throughout his childhood and teen years, learning drawing and painting in acrylic and oil. Later, Long worked as a graphic artist in Portland, continuing his art


Quality Art …at the Annual Sunriver Art Faire

he Annual Sunriver Art Faire looks forward to its seventh year in The Village at Sunriver on August 12-14. Five Central Oregon art professionals have served as jurors to select the highest quality works from among the more than 150 artist applicants. The Jurors have experience and expertise in a variety of art. Since the categories include several art venues, it is important for the jurors to have a range of art knowledge. The Sunriver Women’s Club is proud to acknowledge the jurors who served in the 2016 Sunriver Art Faire process. Helen Brown’s paintings have been juried into two North Light publications, Splash 16 and 17, the Best of Watercolor. Helen’s work is shown at Bend’s Tumalo Art Company where she is featured in May with her Lewis and Clark series. A High Desert Art League show in July and August at the Sunriver Lodge will include her work. Steven Douglas has been designing and making jewelry since a family rockhounding trip to Central Oregon over 40 years ago. Jewelry classes in high


education at Portland Community College (PCC) at night. At PCC, the artist learned watercolor and dry brush watercolor technique under the tutelage of Clifford Smith for whom he later worked as an instructional assistant. He continued study at Portland State University while working in marketing, including his own marketing business. During this time, the artist began to join his graphic design experience and his education in fine art. Employing watercolor washes as background in paintings, combined with the detailed drawing technique of graphic art joined with dry brush watercolor as foreground, Long created the series of paintings now on display at Sunriver Lodge. The realistic images include the minutely detailed, complex renderings of The Old Lodge at Multnomah Falls and Sacred Pool as well as Cloud Cap Sunset that combines both complex and more expressive detail. Each meticulous and expert painting required months to complete. Janice Druian, Bill Logan, Mary Marquiss, Mary Rollins and Gary Vincent join the exhibit. Sunriver Resort invites the public to the exhibition open all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, provides info at 503-780-2828.

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school and college led to a goldsmith’s apprenticeship in Sonoma, California in 1979. Steven and Elyse Douglas (also a designer/goldsmith) moved to Bend in 1988 and have operated Douglas Jewelry Design in downtown Bend since 2001. Valerie Winterholler is a Bend native who holds a degree in art from Southern Oregon University. As an avid outdoors woman, her abstract paintings are influenced by the scenic beauty of the mountains and desert landscapes. Her chosen materials are acrylic on a clay-surfaced panel. Her works can be found in many private collections internationally. Judy Hoiness, who holds a masters degree in art from Syracuse University, was on the art faculty at Central Oregon Community College for 30 years. Working in watercolor, mixed media and acrylic, her work today is influenced by Northwest landscapes and environmental issues. She is presently working with textiles and paint on panel and paper. Will Nash is a Bend-based luthier and craftsman. He shows his work at

Gemstones & Log Furniture at Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village

Sunstone pearl necklace by Karla Proud

Furniture by Joel Mills


eatured artists for May are Karla Proud, Oregon Gemstone Jewelry and Joel Mills, NW Log Furniture. Attend the 2nd Saturday Celebration on May 14 from 4-6pm….enjoy food and wine and beer and meet the Artists’ Gallery artists. Artists’ Gallery welcomes Joel Mills to its family. Joel’s North West Log Furniture is a perfect fit for Central Oregon. Joel works with locally sourced natural pine and unique Juniper wood. Each item is hand peeled and sanded to perfection with several coats of lacquer for a long lasting protective finish. The selection is vast and he welcomes custom orders. Especially unique are the twisted and inter grown Juniper logs, some with natural growths giving each piece its own one-of-a-kind look. Joel takes the turns and bumps and strange growths of natural wood and turns them into a unique artistic expression.

Shown on this page is the perfect Central Oregon dog bed….a ideal throne for your canine friend. The selection goes from free form art sculptures to functional furniture for the entire home. Karla Proud has a passion for gems found in Oregon. The selection in the gallery ranges from Natural Owyhee blue opals to brilliant orange fire opals and features our Oregon State Gemstone, Sunstone. And coming soon, a new find, Oregon pink opal. “I’ve enjoyed combining our natural Oregon-found gemstones with pearls and other stones,” says Karla. “Pearls are such a natural fit with our Oregon Sunstone beads and faceted gemstones. The natural colors of freshwater pearls enhance the unique color spectrum of the Oregon gem. I’m also a ‘rockhound’ at heart and love collecting beautiful jaspers to mix with my precious gems.” Shown here is a natural Oregon Jasper with strands of natural color pearls and sunstone beads.

the Red Chair Gallery. In addition to sculpture and musical instruments, he builds furniture, cabinetry and architectural details. He was commissioned in 2015 to build 20 pieces of custom furniture for the Unitarian Universalist’s

new building in Bend. Nash has a workshop and soon-to-be showroom at Second and Olney Street in Bend. www. sunriverartfaire.com


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TWIGS Ga ll ery 4th Friday Art Walk - May 27, 4-7pm

Featuring the works of Tonye Phillips & Kathy Deggendorfer

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




ART sTROll 4-7pm

ART AUCTION & PARTY Ponderosa Forge & Ironworks 6pm Dinner ~ Live Music Call for ticket information

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www.sistersFolk.org 541.549.4979


mUsIC CelebRATION 3 Leg Torso at The Belfry Doors open 7pm FREE

COmmUNITY PARAde 4pm Hood Ave.

Welcome to The Sisters Country


Sisters Folk Festival Initial Lineup

he Sisters Folk Festival releases the 2016 Festival poster image and announces the initial artist lineup for the annual Sisters Folk Festival, September 9-11, celebrating the 21st anniversary of one of the most well-respected acoustic music events in the Pacific Northwest. Sisters welcomes Festival patrons for three days of world-class performances by artists including legendary British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson, Texas gospel-folksinger Ruthie Foster, Canadian powerhouse Whitehorse, San Francisco-based band Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, bluegrass luminary Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum with Nina Gerber, the soulful bluesrock of The Brothers Landreth, Prince Edward Island trio The East Pointers, the encore return of Boston supergroup Session Americana with Jefferson Hamer, award-winning songwriters Sarah Siskind, Peter Mulvey, Caitlin Canty, Max Gomez and Mark Erelli, alt-country poet and songwriter Sam Lewis, indiefolk rockers The Ballroom Thieves, the Canadian duo The Small Glories, North Carolina string band

Mipso, Laney Jones and the Spirits, The Americans, The Novel Ideas, The Good Time Travelers, Moody Little Sister and many more. “The lineup represents wellrespected artists we’ve always wanted to bring to Central Oregon and fresh bands and songwriters from throughout North America to round out the musical palette that makes up American Roots Music. We are excited with the diversity, talent and energy these acts will bring to the festival,” says Creative Director Brad Tisdel. The Festival hosts the 15th annual Americana Song Academy at Caldera, September 6-9. Song Camp has become a pilgrimage for songwriters to learn from the pros and build community around music. Teaching artists for 2016 include Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Chuck Prophet, Peter Mulvey, Sarah Siskind, Mark Erelli, The Small Glories, Max Gomez, Caitlin Canty and The East Pointers. The Academy is sold out for this year, but registration for the 2017 Academy will open in early November. 541-549-4979 www.sistersfolkfestival.org



he Festival is releasing the newest original painting created by renowned artist Dennis McGregor entitled, Hot Dogs. The 2016 image portrays a collection of dogs sitting around a campfire enjoying the night sky and playing music together. While the idea first occurred to McGregor to do a parody of Coolidge’s dogs playing poker, he soon realized that wasn’t far from reality… having a collection of friends who like to “pick around the fire and howl at the moon.”

Sisters Exhibits

Buffalo Horn Gallery 167 West Sister Park Dr., 541-549-9378 Featuring the work of Ted Lettkeman, Alix and Gary Lynn-Roberts, western oil painter. Canyon Creek Pottery 310 North Cedar St., 541-390-2449 www.canyoncreekpotteryllc.com Fine handmade pottery by Kenneth G. Merrill made in Sisters. Cha For The Finest Gallery 183 East Hood Ave. www.chaforthefinest.com 541-549-1140 4th Friday Art Stoll in Sisters on April 22, 4-7pm.


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Clearwater Art Gallery 303 West Hood, 541-549-4994 www.theclearwatergallery.com Fourth Friday Art Stroll April 22, 4-6pm. Exploring great artists. Cowgirls & Indians Resale 160 SW Oak St., 541-549-6950 Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art. Hood Avenue Art 357 West Hood Ave., www.hoodavenueart.com 541-719-1800, info@hoodavenueart.com Featuring painter Vivian Olsen and glass bead artist Danica Curtright thru May 23. Olsen’s watercolor

portraits of native wildlife capture her subjects’ personality with luminous colors and lifelike details. Danica’s glass beads and jewelry are individually crafted using a centuries-old process called lampwork. Reception Fourth Friday Art Stroll, May 27, 3-7pm. Hood Avenue Art Annual Spring Salon Series Fundraiser, pairing local entertainment with libations from Bendistillery, Salon Series has its last 2016 event at the gallery. Continued on page 30

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The Patchwork Players are an entertaining local theatre troupe who will perform one-act plays on Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8:30pm at Hood Avenue Art. The troupe features Rosalie Van Ness-Hanford, Jerry Hanford, Angela Dean Lund and Shawn O’Hern. All artists donate their performances. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested, with a $10 suggested donation at the door and suggested drink donations. Proceeds from the door and drink sales will be donated to Circle of Friends, a Sisters-based children’s mentoring program. Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery 222 West Hood Ave., 541-912-0732 Scott’s fabulous designs in metal prompt imagination and admiration, wide ranging decor with hints of other, more romantic eras, to a decidedly whirlwind love affair with the future. The Jewel 221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388 Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.

M-F. 10am-5pm or by appointment. 4th Friday Art Stoll in Sisters on May 27, 4-7pm. May My Own Two Hands auction show. Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop 252 W Hood Ave., 541-549-9552 www.sistersgallery.com Gallery open 11am-5pm daily, except Sunday, 12-5pm. Wildlife photographer, Doug Beall. Sisters Library 110 N Cedar St., 541-312-1070, www.sistersfol.com Friends of Sisters Library Art Committee and Deschutes Public Library Art Committees are joining with A Novel Idea project to host art shows inspired by the 2016 selection, Euphoria by Lily King. This exhibition is open to all artists, photographers and artisans residing in Central Oregon. Studio Redfield 183 East Hood Ave., 541-588-6332 Featuring hand-painted tiles ceramics, art cards, jewelry, abstract paintings and impressionistic landscapes, hand-painted mugs, bright decorative ceramics, wire baskets, tiled end tables, clay tribal masks by Lillian Pitt and chic organic jewelry by Kristin Cahill.

Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom 601 Larch St., Ste. B, 541-617-6078 Artwork, cards, giftware and ceramics.

The Porch 243 N Elm St., 541-549-3287, www.theporch-sisters.com Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings.

Sisters Art Works 204 W Adams, 541-420-9695, www.sistersartworks.com.

Twigs, 331 W Cascade St. 541-549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com

4th Friday Art Stoll in Sisters on May 27, 4-7pm. Tonye Belinda Phillips and her good friend, Kathy Deggendorfer, are excited to explore the natural landscape and the textures and fibers that can be used to create fields of flowers, a multitude of pine cones, and the incredible patterning that is everywhere you look. This body of work focuses on elements rather than larger landscapes. The pine cones in Kathy’s Quilt Show poster image became a point on which to focus. Changing the backgrounds and color gave Kathy a way to depict the texture of this spiny and very unflat object. Tonye has been intrigued by the cones that appear on the vast variety of trees in our area. Each one is a unique little study of texture and color. Working with fabric and decorative threads is a passion of hers, and these lend themselves to all sorts of possibilities when it comes to touch and feel and surface design. Both artists find that working in the abstract with a common theme is very challenging and exciting. It enables them to see things they might not have noticed before.


EVERY 2nd FRIDAY, 5:00pm - 8:00pm Enjoy complimentary refreshments as you stroll through the oldest town in Central Oregon browsing art on display at participating local businesses.

MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER galerie roger Roger Peer 541.815.9857


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- Redmond - Prinevi s g n i r p S m r lle - La Wa s a r Pine ART ON THE RIVER Mad


he eigth annual Art on the River is set for May 13-14 at Eagle Crest at the River Run Event Center. The event showcases exceptional art and helps support art programs in Redmond schools. One hundred percent of raffle/silent auction sales plus additional proceeds beyond the operational costs will go to support the programs. The art show and sale features juried work by Central Oregon artists. There will be one-of-akind original works of art in clay, bronze, metal, wood, watercolor, oil, encaustic, acrylic, stone, jewelry of precious, semi-precious and found objects as well as fiber arts, hand painted silk scarves and woven goods. Friday night 5-8pm is the artists reception and is free to the public. It is a fun filled, lively event with a wine/beer bar, music and silent auction. Saturday, 10am-4pm is sales and demonstrations and chances to chat with the artists. Eight years ago two newly retired artists, Joan Sheets, painter and Marcia Hudson, ceramicist, moved to Eagle Crest and started the show at the River Run Event Center. The successful show is growing and contributing more each year to the art programs in the Redmond schools. Sheets is an art educator previously with the Portland Art Museum and public and private schools and has shown her paintings in and around the state. Hudson is active at the annual Wild Fire show and other venues. Joan Sheets, co-director of Art on the River djsh1944@bendbroadband.com, 541-548-4244


Prineville’s Growing Art Community

hen people think of Prineville they often think of a quiet ranching community, rural living and the western lifestyle. Many recreationalists know the Prineville area as a place to enjoy peaceful forest trails for mountain biking, dispersed camping, world class fly fishing and an outdoor experience free from the crowds often present in many other popular recreation areas. But lately there is also an emerging art community blossoming within the quiet town of Prineville. On May 13, Prineville businesses will kick off the second season of the widely acclaimed Art Crawl. The art crawl will be a series of monthly Art Crawl events that will occur on the 2nd Friday of the month from May through September. The 2nd Friday Prineville Art Crawl began as an idea of local gallery owner, Roger Peer, through his work with local artists at his gallery. “As I began working with these artists, I discovered that we had a significant group of talented local artists, as well as a lot of interest in art from the community,” relayed Peer. “The support and enthusiasm for the event has been inspiring.” Roger, an artist himself, has a passion for promoting the arts in the community that goes beyond his role as the owner of local art gallery, Galerie Roger. Through meeting the artists he discovered quite an interest in art in the local community. After some networking and planning, he approached the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce with his idea. “The Chamber was excited to take on the idea of the Art Crawl and offered their support,” said Peer. So with the help of a handful of local businesses, the local Chamber of Commerce and several members of the community the second Friday Prineville Art Crawl was born. 33 May 2016 | www.CascadeAE.com

The format will be familiar to those who visit the art walks in other communities. All the participating businesses will be displaying many different mediums of art. Many of these businesses will be serving wine, light appetizers or other refreshments. Some businesses will feature local musicians, authors or other local entertainment. Visitors will be welcomed and encouraged to walk around and drift in and out of the local businesses and view the paintings, sculptures and other art on display. The event is assured to be casual and relaxing, and a great way to meet many of the local businesses and artists. The event officially starts at 5pm and businesses will be open until 8pm. But of course people are encouraged to start visiting the businesses and art on display as early Friday afternoon as they would like. Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce 541-447-6304

Central Oregon Exhibits Madras / Warm Springs Art Adventure Gallery 185 SW Fifth St. 541-475-7701. www.artadventuregallery.com Featuring Susan Marmolejo Kipp and Shirley Ann Anderson. The opening reception is Thursday, May 5 from 5:30-7pm. The Museum at Warm Springs 2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, www.museumatwarmsprings.org Living Traditions Program at the Museum on weekends throughout the summer season.

Prineville A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St., Prineville. 541-447-3715, bowmanmuseum.org Open Tuesday thru Friday, 10am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of the World exhibit anchors the new exhibit space in the expanded museum. It includes The Woods 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. Galerie Roger 727 NW Third Street, Prineville, 541-815-9857 May 13 Prineville businesses kick off the second season of the widely acclaimed Art Crawl. Displaying the work of 40+ artists including woodwork, photography, jewelry, watercolors, acrylics, art deco furniture and handmade scarves. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Redmond/Terrebonne The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Eagle Crest Resort, 7525 Falcon Crest Dr., Ste. 100, 541-526-1185 www.alfreddolezal.com artofalfreddolezal@gmail.com Daily, 10am–5pm. Original oils, reproductions, classes, gift shop. The eclectic paintings of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal, combine illuminant colors with alternative visions of reality. These contemporary oils on canvas examine the deeper meaning of life and tell a human interest story. Combining profound messages with thoughtprovoking imagery and evocative symbolism, they are much more than a painting.


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Juniper Brewing Company 1950 SW Badger Ave. #103 Shandel Gamer, sgamer1955@gmail.com or 541-526-5073 Picture Perfect, a two-person exhibition of photography by Gary Wing and Linda Ziegenhagen thru May 13 in taproom. Vision versus Viewf inder, a two-person exhibition featuring paintings and photography by Shandel Gamer and Jill L. Tucker May 14-June 17. Exhibit focuses on different aspects of seeing and creating art. Whether you have a vision of what you wish to share or if you see something interesting through the means of your camera’s viewfinder—each creative process is a means for the artist to tell a story. Gamer is an award-winning and published artist and photographer. Primarily a pastel and mixed media painter, Gamer added photography to her list of media in 2015. Tucker is a retired high school and community college educator. She began photographing Central Oregon after settling here in 2011. Tucker’s photographs reflect her unique vision and her wonder at the beauty around her. Maragas Winery Lattavo Gallery 15523 SW Hwy. 97, Culver, 541-546-5464, www.maragaswinery.com The caricature art adorning the bottles of Maragas wines was created by Doug Maragas’ mother, Joanne Lattavo, in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Joanne was an accomplished oil painter with a renowned art gallery. From her collection comes art that will be initially displayed in the Gallery including several paintings by Lattavo, Flynn, Lessig and McDonald. Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave., www.redmondfol.org High School Student Art Show featuring artwork by students from Redmond High School, Ridgeview High School and Redmond Proficiency Academy. Thru May 27. Linda Barker at lindab@dpls.lib.or.us. Redmond Third Friday Stroll May 20,4-8pm with 25 plus businesses participating. The Third Friday Strolls are to encourage people to come downtown and see what Redmond has to offer. Local products, shops and services are all within reach in the downtown core. This is a great opportunity to socialize with neighbors, meet business owners and keep dollars working in the community we love to call home. 541-923-5191 or karen@visitredmondoregon.com. Redmond Senior Center 325 NW Dogwood Ave.541-548-6325, lsmith@bendbroadband.com Artist Carol Armstrong is featured for May. Carol lives in Crooked River Ranch where she is inspired by the mountain views. Her works in oils and acrylics of landscapes and rural scenes often include her love of horses. She has shown all over the Northwest and received numerous art awards. St. Charles Hospital—Redmond 1253 NW Canal Blvd., 541-548-8131. St. Charles Health Care will celebrate the new show thru July. Eleven new artists plus local established artists for a total of 81 pieces on second floor, then another 30 on first floor. Fabulous art, photography and mixed media. Submissions for July show are due June 5 to lindartsy1@gmail.com.


Vinaigrette Basic Formula 3 parts oil (Olive oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, nut oils) 1 part acid (wine vinegars, apple cider vinegar, balsamic, rice vinegar, citrus juice) 1-2 tbsp. seasoning salt and sweetener to taste

Tips Don’t skip the sweetener. It will balance the acid. To prevent the dressing from separating add egg yolks, Dijon, or mayonnaise.

Creamy Dressings Basic Formula Use a mixture of buttermilk, milk or cream with sour cream, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt or crème fraiche. 1-2 tbsp. of seasoning per cup of base (more if you are using a cheese based seasoning).

Savory Spice Making your own Dressing or Marinades by MATTHEW PERRY for Cascade A&E


e are turning the corner to the time of year where warm days outnumber the cold days and while we can count on a few more snow flurries and some below freezing nights, they cannot hold back the warm days of Summer or garden and farm bounties that come with it. For a spice merchant, this is an exciting time of year as we prepare for fresh and delicious local veggies and herbs from our gardens and farmer’s markets. Fresh flavors prevail this time of year and the right mix of spice can really make those flavors pop. In our shop, we believe in keeping it simple, fresh and tasty. One of the great opportunities to enhance the late spring and summer harvest is with dressings and marinades. Making your own is not only easy but will keep your foods more interesting and save you money along the way. With just a few key ingredients and an assortment of fresh herbs and spice blend, summer foods can become more exciting than ever. The best part is that you can also use most dressings as marinades for chicken, pork, fish or veggies. Savory Spice, Old Mill District, 375 SW Powerhouse Drive, Ste. 110, Bend 541-306-6855 www.savoryspiceshop.com

Tips A tangier flavor can be achieved with a higher ratio of buttermilk or sour cream or by adding a splash of vinegar, Worcestershire sauce or citric acid. Non-dairy alternatives include tahini, almond yogurt, coconut yogurt, avocado and nuts

Bourbon BBQ Beans

Made with our Homestead Seasoning Visit our shop and pick up a recipe or check out our website for recipes using this spice.


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Old Mill District 375 SW Powerhouse Dr. Bend, OR 97702

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 11am-6pm (541) 306-6855

Central Oregon Symphony Spotlight: Wendy Bloom


n many ways the life of Wendy Bloom, principal bassoonist for Central Oregon Symphony Orchestra, is analogous with the definition of the orchestra itself: “…musicians playing different instruments, organized to play together and led by a conductor.” Bloom played piano in kindergarten, violin in fourth grade, clarinet in fifth, bassoon in ninth. And this month she’s principal oboist in the Symphony. When asked why she committed to the bassoon, she said it was the calming vibration, the reedy texture, referring to it as the “cello of the woodwinds.” Bloom’s lighter side also loved the comical nature of the instrument, the sound effects recognizable in films like Zootopia. With a bachelors degree in music from Colorado State, Bloom played in the chamber and symphony orchestras, in a woodwind quartet, a bassoon

quartet and wherever a bassoon was needed: the Cheyenne Symphony, the Loveland Chamber Orchestra, the Longmont Symphony. And all this while she worked on a second degree in computer information systems. In 2003 Bloom and her husband moved to Bend, where she began working for the High Desert Education Service District, building the infrastructure that allows internet education to occur in schools. And when she’s not traveling to schools in Crook County, she’s practicing for the upcoming Symphony performance, OperaBend or working on the website for the Central Oregon Symphony Association, where she’s also a board member, or running the course for the upcoming Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5K race, all while coordinating schedules for her two children. When asked how she manages so much, just like the organization of an orchestra, Bloom admits to being a highly organized multi-tasker. As for her dedication to the Symphony, Bloom says, “It is a release from the stress of work. Plus it’s fun working with so many different musicians, from different walks of life, willing to volunteer to bring this musical gift to the community.”

Symphony Presents Spring Concerts


he Central Oregon Symphony (COS), directed by Michael Gesme, will conclude its 2015-16 season with concerts at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 14 and Monday, May 16 and at 2pm on Sunday, May 15, in the Bend High School Auditorium. According to Director Gesme, the program will be the glorious music of one of the most popular operas ever composed: Bizet’s Carmen. The symphony’s musicians will be joined by soloists from around the Northwest as well as singers from OperaBend and the Central Oregon Mastersingers. All COS donors receive their tickets in the mail prior to the concerts, (visit cosymphony. com for information about becoming a COS donor) and a limited number of complimentary tickets are available online, on a first-come, firstserved basis. Tickets are no longer available at local business outlets. To reserve your complimentary tickets: www. cosymphony.com/ COSA office at 541-317-3941

OperaBend presents


May 14 - 7:30pm May 15 - 2:00pm May 16 - 7:30pm Bend High School Auditorium

Tickets at www.cosymphony.com

Join us for a concert performance of

Bizet’s Carmen COSA, Inc. * 541-317-3941 * info@cosymphony.com * www.cosymphony.com


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the World Premiere of

Vía á L cTea A New Opera in English

June 10-12, 2016 Tower Theatre • Bend, Oregon Ellen Waterston, Librettist • Rebecca Oswald, Composer Nancy Engebretson, Director • Michael Gesme, Conductor

Based on the verse novel - Vía Láctea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino by Ellen Waterston

Tickets: www.towertheatre.org Box Office: 541.317.0700

Bella Acappella Harmony

Bend’s Award-Winning Chorus to Compete in Nevada


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Dance + Humor x Athleticism = BodyVox

uesday, May 24 brace yourself for a kinetic storm of physical creativity performed by Portland’s renowned dance troupe, BodyVox. Led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Ashley Roland and Jamey Hampton, the group returns to the Tower Theatre with their visual virtuosity, distinctive wit and unique ability to combine dance, theatre and film into a breathtaking production rich in imagery, athleticism and humor. BodyVox will perform a matinee at the Tower for a number of area schools including: Amity Creek, Tumalo Community School, Elk Meadow Elementary, Sisters Middle School, MA Lynch Elementary, as well as 20 homeschool students. This will mark the final matinee performance of The Tower Theatre Foundation’s 2015/16 LessonPLAN Education Series. 541-317-0700, www.towertheatre.org



ella Acappella, an ensemble of 30 singers from Central Oregon, heads to Reno, Nevada this May for the 2016 Regional Competition of Sweet Adeline International. For the third year in a row, the barbershop chorus is participating in this competition, hoping to better their second place–Division A medal, achieved in 2015. Barbershop harmony is a style of acappella music and an American art form that combines close fourpart harmony to create a fifth tone, an overtone. Each of the four parts has its own role—generally the lead sings the melody, the tenor harmonizes above the melody, the bass sings the lowest harmonizing notes and the baritone completes the chord, usually below the lead. Bella Acappella Harmony, directed by Connie Norman, is comprised of women from a wide range of Central Oregon communities. The singers rehearse weekly developing programs for the community and the vocal skills that close acappella harmony requires. “The chorus started with only 12 members and in a few years we have more than doubled our membership. Our dream is to grow to be a large chorus of 100 members and continue to compete with internationally renowned groups in the Sweet Adelines International convention,” says Norman. Norman brings a history of success to the Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus, including a second Place Small Chorus award in the regional contest in 2014. Norman’s musical experience includes being a member of Sweet Adelines since 1971, a certified director in barbershop harmony, a choreographer and quartet singer and a voice coach. She currently sings with UpBeat! Quartet, rated as one of the top female quartets in the state of Oregon.

World Premiere of Vía Láctea, A New Opera in English is Historic


he world premiere of a new opera doesn’t happen often, and typically is the domain of marquee opera companies in major metro areas. So when Jason Stein, executive director of OperaBend, calls Vía Láctea: A New Opera in English, an historic event, he is not exaggerating. As Stein notes, “Equally noteworthy, all of the music is new and this cast is the first to interpret and sing these roles.” The curtain will rise on the world premiere of Vía Láctea in Bend’s Tower Theatre June 10-12. The opera is based on award-winning author and poet Ellen Waterston’s verse novel, Vía Láctea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino, inspired by her own pilgrimage. Waterston converted the verse novel to the libretto and renowned composer Rebecca Oswald wrote the music. The opera is adapted for the stage and directed by Nancy Engebretson of OperaBend. Central Oregon Symphony maestro Michael Gesme is the conductor. Via Lactea is accessible to opera newbies as well as experienced opera lovers. The characters sing in English and all the lyrics are displayed above the stage. The theme is timely yet timeless—a woman exploring issues including love, finding meaning in life and the pursuit of happiness—as she joins thousands of other pilgrims who walk Spain’s famous Camino de Santiago. Along the way, the lines of reality blur as real and imagined characters take the stage and Peregrina (the pilgrim) encounters challenges physical, spiritual and psychological. The title of the opera stems from the folkloric belief that the Milky Way, always overhead when walking the Camino, was created by dust kicked up by pilgrims’ feet over centuries of pilgrimages. Vía Láctea is at once bold, lively, bawdy, humorous and serious—all elements that make for good storytelling. Vía Láctea has attracted an impressive roster of operatic talent, including soprano Emily Pulley in the lead role of Peregrina. Pulley has sung worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Six other lead roles are portrayed by Jeanne Wentworth as Camino Woman, Hannah Penn as Omniscient, Jason Stein as Father Tomas, Jocelyn Claire Thomas as Peggy, Zachary Lenox as Harold and Chad Johnson as Peregrino. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the historic world premiere of this exciting new work presented by OperaBend. Reserve now at www.towertheatre.org or call the box office at 541-317-0700

Latino Community Association to Host Gala de Oro


he Latino Community Association (LCA) announced details regarding their Gala de Oro, a Latin American-inspired fundraising event featuring exotic small plates from local chefs, signature margaritas, live music and dancing with Portland’s Conjunto Alegre, a unique silent auction and several fun surprises. This is the second year of this highly touted event for the Latino Community Association. Funds raised will help move LCA’s Family Empowerment Center project forward and expand their workforce education and training services aimed at increasing family incomes. The event will take place at the downtown Boys and Girls Club of Bend on May 14 from 6-10pm. The Gala de Oro is an adults-only, ticketed event. Early Bird tickets are on sale now until May 5 for $60. www.GaladeOro.org

From Paris to Argentina, A Gypsy Jazz Journey


uesday, May 10, hop on the gypsy jazz express, and embark on a virtuoso journey through Paris and Buenos Aires with the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation. The first half of the evening features original works influenced by Bergara’s native Argentina, the second half features a modern variant of the sound, style and spirit of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. “Bergara and friends expand the definition of this music through unconventional harmonies and sharp instrumental attacks,” wrote Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. The Tower Theatre Foundation’s Executive Director, Ray Solley, states, “I’ve wanted to bring Gonzalo’s blazing skills to Bend ever since I first heard him three years ago. His lightning-fast arpeggios, hitting individual notes in a chord instead of just strumming the chord itself, hypnotizes your eyes. Prepare yourself for a night of ‘wow.’” 541-317-0700, www.towertheatre.org

May 14 6pm­10pm Bend, Oregon $60 Presenting Gold Sponsor

Early Bird Tickets BendTicket.com Small plates, margaritas, auction, live music & dancing


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High Desert Chamber Music Crown City String Quartet


he High Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) 2015-16 season presented by Shevlin Dental Center concludes with the annual return of Central Oregon favorites the Crown City String Quartet, brought to you by Lumbermens Insurance. As resident string quartet, this year marks their tenth appearance in Central Oregon over the past eight years. This year, they will be joined by a few special local performers for the incredible Brahms String Sextet. Based in the Crown City; Pasadena, California, the members are current and former members and principal players of some of Southern California’s most renowned music organizations. They are regularly featured in a number of concert series in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. This season finale concert will be a very special offering for those in Central Oregon. The group has invited two local musicians to join them onstage for a performance of the incredible Brahms String Sextet No.1. Cellist Andrew Kolb teaches string orchestra at Cascade and Pacific Crest Middle Schools, and Summit High School in Bend. He is currently a member of the Columbia Piano Trio, and former principal cellist of the Eugene Symphony. Seventeen-year- old violist Ben Kroeker has been a recipient of the High Desert Chamber Music Educational Outreach program for the past five years as a member of the Spotlight Chamber Players. Through HDCM, he has made a number of contacts with visiting professional musicians, and aspires to pursue a professional career in music. This season finale concert will take place at the Tower Theatre on Friday, May 20, 7:30pm and is brought to you by Lumbermens Insurance. An additional concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 7pm, at the Welcome Center at Black Butte Ranch. 541-306-3988, info@highdeserchambermusic.com


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unday, May 22, the Tower T h e a t r e Foundation invites you to experience the percussive dance and musical spectacle of CheMalambo. Under the direction of renowned dancer and choreographer Gilles Brinas, the powerhouse Argentinian dance company presents a wonderfully wild evening of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, and song from the heart of Argentina and the traditional dance of the South American cowboy(gaucho). Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that tested skills of agility, strength and dexterity among the gaucho. It soon evolved to include its hallmark, zapeteo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses.


“CheMalambo is a thrilling display of malambo,” says Siobhan Burke of The New York Times. “Fourteen stomping, drumming, roaring men pounded rapidfire rhythms into the ground with many surfaces of their feet – heels, toes, inside and especially outside edges – and with spinning boleadors, floor-skimming stones attached to lassoes….a rousing group spectacle.” 541-317-0700, www.towertheatre.org

Mother’s Day at the Tower


Crown City String Quartet with special guests (L-R) Kevin Kumar, Isabelle Senger, Carrie Holzman-Little, Dane Little, Andrew Kolb, Ben Kroeker | Photo courtesy of HDCM


The Latin Version of Stomp

his Mother’s Day bring mom down to the Theatre for a special performance of Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters, presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation. Performer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band pay tribute to the music and life of the Carpenters whose songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number one hits, including: Rainy Days and Mondays, Top of the World, and We’ve Only Just Begun. Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, the late Karen Carpenter captured audiences with her unabashedly catchy pop music. Come remember the songs that captured the emotions of a generation and enjoy this Mother’s Day with the Tower Theatre family. 541-317-0700, www.towertheatre.org

Call to Artists CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET A private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a gathering place and promotion for artists, craftspeople, growers, gatherers, musicians and food vendors to display and sell their unique work. It is an open air market downtown for professional artisans as well as beginners aspiring to develop their skills while displaying and selling their products. Since 1974 the primary goals of all Central Oregon Saturday Market decisions and rules have always been to support the “where the seller is the maker,” philosophy and to contribute to our community. Opening Memorial Day Weekend. If you are interested please call 541-420-9015, cosmparking@ hotmail.com and check us out on Facebook. HONORING OUR RIVERS WILLAMETTE PARTNERSHIP Honoring Our Rivers: A Student Anthology is celebrating another great year of publication with its largest anthology to date, featuring original poems, stories, photography, and art contributions from Oregon students and guest contributors such as Debby Neely, Aya Morton, and David Oates, not to mention an excerpt from Wildwood, by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis. Students in kindergarten through college are encouraged to submit an entry to next year’s publication. Submissions should focus on the relationship between people and their watersheds. A special section will also focus on working rivers and feature selections that highlight sustainable transportation and riverdependent activities. Submission deadline is January 31, 2017 and a volunteer panel of educators, artists, writers, and river enthusiasts gather in the spring to select the works to be featured. www.honoringourrivers.org info@honoringourrivers.org. CALL TO ARTISTS Circle of Friends Art Gallery and Academy is now accepting new artists in all mediums. The gallery is currently home to over 40 artists. COFA is a Juried membership gallery located in Tumalo on the busy Hwy 20 tourism route between Bend and Sisters. Eagle Crest Resort, The Bendistillary and the Tumalo Feed Company are nearby. The gallery hosts a featured Artists reception on the first Saturday of each month and offers workshops and classes. Please submit 3 images representing your body of works to friendsart@icloud.com.


CALL TO ART Red Chair Gallery is looking for a few outstanding artists to join the gallery. We are a membership gallery with a large variety of “fine art and contemporary craft.” We are located in the heart of downtown Bend and show primarily local artists. We do require artists who can work in the gallery at least two 4 hours shifts per month. Most mediums will be considered, please send portfolio images and prices to: redchairgallerybend@gmail.com NEW STUDIO IN BEND Start creating in a shared space with talented artists from the community. Willow Lane is Bend’s newest shared studio in the heart of Bend. This space is created and run by local artists McKenzie and Adam Mendel. Located in a large industrial building down the street from The Workhouse, choose from six different size work spaces starting at $300 a month. Artists will have the opportunity to participate in Last Saturday events as well as meet new clients during open hours Monday to Wednesday noon to 4pm. Wifi and utilities are included as well as a common kitchen area and shared work space. www.willowlanearts.com. HDAL CALL TO ARTISTS High Desert Art League (HDAL) is currently accepting applications for new members. HDAL is a professional artists’ group working to support the advancement of its member artists through exhibitions, education, and related outreach. Please refer to the HDAL website for information about our League, Submission for Membership, and to view work by current members. We strive to have a varied group of artists in regard to art style, subjects, and mediums. If your art will contribute to our group’s diversity you may contact us through our website: www. highdesertartleague.com. HOOD AVENUE ART CALL TO ARTISTS Sisters art gallery looking for two new Artist Members. Medium should be metal or wood sculpture. Send portfolio images with dimensions and prices to: info@HoodAvenueArt.com. REDMOND SENIOR CENTER ARTISTS Redmond Senior Center is excited and proud to announce a new exhibition program promoting local artists. We are soliciting individuals, groups and clubs to participate in multi-interest arts and crafts shows. Our facility is at 325 NW Dogwood, Redmond, hours 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday. 541-548632, lsmith@bendbroadband.com.

CALL TO ARTISTS THE PRINEVILLE ART CRAWL Second Friday each month is inviting all media artists - if you are interested in participating. rgpeer9857@gmail.com. CALL TO ARTISTS TWIGS GALLERY SISTERS Twigs Gallery and Home Goods at 331 W Cascade Ave. in Sisters accepting submissions for artwork with a “fiber component” to be displayed in the gallery for month long shows beginning the fourth Friday of each month. The work can range from art quilts to felting, knitting, crocheting, and mixed fiber media. The body of work submitted should have a theme and all work must be for sale. You can submit proposals in person to Jean Wells Keenan, jean@stitchinpost.com. All pieces will be reviewed for placement in the gallery. gallery@twigs-sisters.com, 541-549-6061. ARTISTS’ GALLERY SUNRIVER CALL TO ARTISTS Join the fastest growing diverse fine art and fine craft co-op gallery in Central Oregon. Looking for talented 2D and 3D artists who can work in the gallery two days a month and bring uniqueness to the mix. Contact jury chair Susan Harkness-Williams at 541788-2486 or sunriversister@yahoo.com. CALL TO ARTISTS ST. CHARLES HEALTHCARE-BEND Arts in the Hospital, two venues through St. Charles HealthcareBend. Please send your requests and submissions to Linda Francis-Strunk, coordinator, Arts in the Hospital. lindartsy1@gmail.com. CALL TO ARTISTS SMALL PRINTS ‘16 A6 invites U.S. printmakers to submit work for our first biennial juried print exhibition, Small Prints ’16. A6 welcomes a wide range of printmaking processes and subject matter in small-scale prints (image area no larger than 4×6, paper size no larger than 8×10). Jurying will be done by the actual work. A6 will offer purchase awards, materials prizes and a two-week artist residency at PLAYA for Best in Show. Entries are due May 30. Exhibit will run July 1–August 25. For full prospectus and entry forms, visit atelier6000.org or call 541-330-8759.

New Perspective for May by Eileen Lock

nsightful communications on the first will lead you to opportunities by the 3rd of the month. Stay busy over the next few days and trust that the New Moon on the 6th will bring definition. Cooperation is available during this time and there could be more opportunities in the works. Be receptive to new relationships and the magic that is being created. Conversations on 9th may feel like you are revisiting something. Keep your heart open and you will be pleased with the outcome. There is so much activity over the next 5 days it will be important to have faith because good things are happening. Patience will be required from the 15th through the 18th then you will discover why it was worth waiting for. Celebration will be called for on the 19th as change presents itself clearly. The Full Moon on the 21st will show you how bright your future can be. Be optimistic about your outcome. A change of heart on the 24th is worth noticing and it will be important to be honest about your feelings. An abundance of choices could make your decision challenging on the 26th and you may feel like stepping back a bit starting the very next day. It’s time to learn how to integrate with others in a new way. Let yourself discover how much cooperation is available and realize your life is intensifying. Conversations on the 30th will help you trust the process and move forward with more ease. Love and Light Always, Eileen Lock Clairvoyant Astrologer/Spiritual Medium, 541-389-1159, www.eileenlock.freeservers.com, www.oneheartministry.freeservers.com Listen for the song in your heart, find the melody and dance to the music.


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May Best Bets See www.cascadeae.com or CascadeAE App for full list of events POTTERY SHOW & SALE 10am, www.cascadeae.com





7pm, www.towertheatre.org


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6pm, www.deschuteslibrary.org

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UPPER DESCHUTES: THE FORGOTTEN MILES 7pm, www.deschutesriver.org


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9am, www.thewildsbend.com

WEEKEND WORKSHOP: ART STUDIO 10:30am, www.highdesertmuseum.org

LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE 7pm, www.towertheatre.org


SORREL KING AT THE TOWER THEATRE 7pm, www.towertheatre.org







5pm, info@torchbend.com 7pm, www.mccca.info



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CASCADE WINDS SPRING CONCERT 2pm, Shanti.In@alumni.usc.edu



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7:30pm, www.cosymphony.com

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n May 27 Alabama Shakes will open the new season at Les Schwab Amphitheater. The iconic group is an American rock band that offers up a distinctive and soulful roots rock sound. Alabama Shakes recorded their debut album, Boys & Girls and Hold On was the hit single off the album. The band recorded their second album, Sound & Color in 2015. June 5 Free music brings three-time Grammynominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre, one of the hottest Latin bands today. June 18 Slightly Stoopid is a seven piece Southern California based band known for their multi-instrumental cross-genre blend and describe their music as, "a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk."



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7pm, www.sistersfolk.org/river-celebration


ONCE UPON A TIME IN OREGON: A STORY ACROSS DECADES 5:30pm, www.highdesertmuseum.org



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June 19 free music Bel Mizik is a seven member band consisting of musicians who come together to create a unique sound, while striving to tell the story of their diverse backgrounds and collective experience. June 25 Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals are back. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will follow up their triumphant reunion tour last summer with Call It What It Is, their first new studio album in over eight years released in April. June 26 Free music Five Pint Mary. July 2-3 Widespread Panic is a southern rock jam band from Athens, Georgia. July 10 Free music Kinzel & Hyde. July 17 Free music Taking Dixieland Jazz to New Heights is a fitting slogan for this high energy band from Bend.

July 24 Free music Kitchen Dwellers. August 5 Brandi Carlile’s music is a mix of alt-country, Americana, rock and folk. August 9 Jackson Browne's lyrics and melody made him one of the 70s most iconic singer/songwriters. August 11 Summer just wouldn't be complete without a love-filled night with Michael Franti & Spearhead. August 12 Huey Lewis & the News is a San Franciscobased group that has been playing pop rock for three decades. August 31 One of rock music’s all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. September 3 NEEDTOBREATHE is a South Carolina-based band playing classic rock, Americana, folk-pop and acoustic sound.

painting • photography • A6 550 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 180, 541-330-8759 www.atelier6000.org ART STATION 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend Register: artscentraloregon.org/artstation.php 541-617-1317 2016 CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS Contact: Sue Manley, 541-408-5524 info@cascadefineartworkshops.com www.cascadefineartworkshops.com Barbara Jaenicke: The Well Edited Landscape, Inside and Out REGISTER NOW, JUNE 6 DEADLINE Pastel & Oil, Studio & Plein Air June 6, 7 & 8 Colley Whisson: Modern Impressionism In Action ONLY A FEW SPOTS OPEN! Oil & Acrylic, August 21-24 Mary Marquiss: Watercolor at Cannon Beach October 16-20 Cindy Briggs Watercolors Bend Plein Air Workshop-Watercolor Sketchbook, June 28-29-30, $275. Carmel-by-theSea plein air workshop, September 13-16, $450 with walking photo pour, creative writing, and optional California cuisine cooking class. Emerald Art Center, Springfield, July 13, 14, 15, $360 Daniel Smith, Seattle, June 15 & 16. $195 Other Oregon workshops at the Art Station, Broken Top Club, Emerald Art Center and Cindy’s Studio. Visit www.MakeEveryDayAPainting.com, www. CindyBriggs.com for information. 541-420-9463 HOOD AVENUE ART 357 W Hood Ave., Sisters 541-719-1800, info@hoodavenueart.com www.hoodavenueart.com Introduction to Pastels with JoAnn Burgess & Kathleen Keliher Thursday, April 28, 4-6:30pm $45 (includes materials) These workshops will be an opportunity to further explore pastels or to experience them for the first time. We will look at a variety of pastel brands and surfaces that can be used to create your art. Also discussed are different techniques involved in pastel paintings. We will supply the pastels and papers to experiment. You supply the curiosity and your artistic enthusiasm! Pastels and supplies will be provided at the sessions; pastels will be available for purchase. If you have your own pastels, please feel free to bring them to the session. Questions, call JoAnn at 425-443-9233. Vino Van Gogh (Paint & Sip Class) with Katherine Taylor Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-7:30pm (seascape) Wednesday, May 18, 5:30-7:30pm (spring flowers) $45 (includes materials) We provide all the supplies and instruction needed to create an 8 x 10 oil painting; you bring wine or beer and maybe some friends to share it. Beginners are welcome-no experience needed. Just come and play! Snacks provided. Questions, contact Katherine (kt@ katherine-taylor.com, 541-420-5250).

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SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY www.sagebrushersartof bend.com 541-617-0900 or sagebrushersart@gmail.com All classes held at 117 Roosevelt Ave, Bend Intuitive Painting classes Enjoy playing freely with color and paint, no experience necessary. www.vickijohnsoncoach/expressive-arts Class meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 6-8:15pm. $20 per class, all materials included. Must register, contact Vicki Johnson at 541-3903174 or coachvickijohnson@gmail.com Watercolor Wednesday classes Wednesday mornings, 10am-12pm May 4, 11, 18, 25. Free to members, $5 for nonmembers. Bring your own photos and supplies. Contact Jennifer at jenniferware@rocketmail.com Barbara Jaenicke Critique Group Barbara Jaenicke Critique Group one evening per month beginning June 20, 7-9pm at SageBrushers Art Society. Barbara will begin the session with a 15-20 minute talk. Artists may have two paintings critiqued, 15 minutes allowed per artists. Additional attendees are welcome to attend and listen to the opening talk and critique. Cost to each artists having critique will be $40. To just attend and listen to the opening talk and critique is $10. Space is limited, registration is required. Contact: Nancy Misek 541-388-1567 or nancym2010@ bendbroadband.com WILD ROSE ARTWORKS MOSAIC STUDIO 50 SE Scott St., Bldg. #13, Bend (in the back of Sunlight Solar) Rochelle Rose-Schueler 541-410-5844 Register at www.wildroseartworks.com under Classes/Workshops. Special Mother’s Day Mosaic with Lunch Saturday, May 7, 8:30am–3:30pm Sunday, May 8, 1-3pm (optional for grouting) (Lunch from Sparrow Bakery included!) Mother’s Day alert! Create a beautiful garden pot or mosaic stepping-stone for your mother, or bring your mother, or have a mother’s day out! This full-day workshop will teach the materials, tools, adhesives and techniques needed to create a ceramic tile mosaic. No experience necessary! Tuition $60 plus $30 materials fee paid at class. Mosaic Garden Art Workshop & Lunch Saturday, June 4, 8:30am–3:30pm (Lunch from Sparrow Bakery included!) Decorate your garden with a colorful glass mosaic garden stake! This full-day workshop will teach the materials, tools, adhesives and techniques needed to create beautiful glass on glass mosaics. No experience necessary! Tuition $55 plus $30 materials fee paid at class. THE WILDS www.thewildsbend.com, kelly@thewildsbend.com owner and artist, Kelly Thiel Studio Intro to the Handmade Book Functional, Portable, A Work of Art! Do you want to learn the foundations of bookmaking and take home 2 (or more) completed projects?

The Oh So Adaptable Accordion Book In this class you will learn how to execute the perfect accordion fold and apply its endless uses to your unique expression. Come ready to explore as this book structure opens up your world. You will never regret having this book in your creative toolbox. Instructor: Kelley Salber, book artist $55. All materials included, 9am-2pm Saturday, May 7 (bring a sack lunch) THE WORK HOUSE www.theworkhousebend.com 50 SE Scott Street, Suite #6, Bend Cari Dolyniuk 347-564-9080 Figure Drawing Salon with Christian Brown and Abney Wallace Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 7-9pm, $15 Develop your skills at our live model figure drawing salon hosted by Workhouse studio members Christian Brown and Abney Wallace. This drop-in salon features a live nude model and will be open every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm. The salon is open to all levels but no instruction is provided. Newsprint will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own easel and materials. Wax & Wine Pet Collage with Lisa Marie Sipe Thursday, May 5, 6-9pm, $70 Capture the love of your furry family member– cat or dog-in layers of luscious wax. You’ll learn the basics of encaustic (wax) painting and collage and create one or two portraits of your pet. The workshop includes all wax and encaustic media and two 8 x 8 inch wood panels. If you have always wanted to try encaustic this introduction is a great way to get started! All you need to bring to class is photographs of your pet. No experience is necessary for this class, all you need is the desire to learn something new and have fun. Blank Pages Workshop with Mike and Irene Cooper Saturday, May 7, 6-8pm $25 Metaphor, Symbolism and Writing Large: How to transcend meaning on the page. The human brain works tirelessly to qualify, designate, file, organize and otherwise describe the world. In this class we will give our writer brains permission to make the unexpected association, and find meaning beneath the literal. Recycle in Style with Marianne Prodehl Thursday, May 12, 6-9pm, $65 Turn junk to gems with artist Marianne Prodehl. Marianne creates her entire line of jewelry from reworking pieces of found metal objects. Explore the endless possibilities of repurposing scrap metal by learning techniques of cutting, sculpting and refining metal from silver and brass trays, recycled copper and copper electrical wire, old necklaces and a plethora of other found objects. You will gain knowledge of the properties of different kinds of metals and ways of connecting pieces together to create striking compositions that can be made into earrings, pendants, broaches, etc. Before you leave class you will have a pair of one-of-a-kind earrings that you have made! Supplies included and no experience necessary! Charcoal Portraiture with Rodney Thompson Sunday, May 15, 3-7pm, $70 This charcoal portrait workshop will cover basic

beginning steps to advance finishing techniques needed to create a portrait in a contemporary realist style. Students will learn how to use fundamental elements such as light, value, composition, edge and drawing to create realistic portraits. Rodney will help guide students through a brief demonstration then work with each individual as they draw from a live model. A list of required materials and supplies will be made available upon registration. Beginning Silver Metal Clay with Larissa Spafford Thursday, May 19, 5:30-9pm, $115 Silver Metal Clay (also known as PMC) is an amazing material that can be worked with like clay; as it is fired the binder burns out and leaves behind pure silver. Through this hands-on class you will gain understanding of the process of creating a silver clay object from beginning to finish. Working with basic techniques students will explore the possible applications of silver clay while creating their own pendants that will culminate in a completed necklace that can be worn straight out of class! Other possible applications include making pieces such as components for bracelets, dangles for earrings and silver beads. Materials are included in cost of class. Tools are provided for your use in class. Beer Sip & Dip with Karen Eland Friday, May 20, 6-8pm, $40 Drink and paint with beer! Spend a fun evening painting with beer artist, Karen Eland. Basic painting techniques will be taught as we explore beer as a medium, all while enjoying delicious, local beer from Worthy Brewing. All skill levels welcome, but you must be 21 or older. Blank Pages Salon Mike and Irene Cooper Saturday, May 21, 6-8pm, $5 An informal Writer’s Salon. Activities will range from discussions about writing/publishing, reading and work-shopping each other’s pieces, writing using prompts, to specific discussions about craft, etc. For the salons, just show up at 6pm. There is a $5 fee per person due at the door. Coffee Sip & Dip with Karen Eland Sunday, May 22, 1-3pm, $40 Drink and Paint with Coffee! Cozy into a delicious cup of coffee from Sparrow Bakery while artist, Karen Eland, walks you through creating beautiful images with this ingenious medium! Basic coffee painting techniques will be taught and Karen will give oneon-one help too. Why not get a little creative on a Sunday afternoon? Wax & Wine Encaustic Mixed Media With Lisa Marie Sipe Thursday, May 26, 6-9pm, $115 In an afternoon you’ll learn the basics of how to create single artworks from artist Lisa Marie Sipe that incorporate both collage and paint using encaustic (wax) instead of glue or other paint medium. The workshop includes all wax and encaustic media and two 8 x 8 inch deep cradled wood panels. We will provide you a variety of papers, magazines and images to play with but feel free to bring your own too! At the end of the day you will go home with up to two encaustic mixed media artworks.

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