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I’ve found that festivals are a relatively painless way to meet people and make a few points that need making, without having to hit them over the head with too many speeches. Pete Seeger (1919 – January 27, 2014 at 94!) American folk singer and activist.
magine the Les Schwab Amphitheater, tripling the audience to about 25,000 and then taking the stage, the space and the audience and quadrupling it and you might have something close to the size of Coachella.... the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, near Palm Springs. The event attracts about 90,000 people from all over the world and features many genres of music including rock, indie, hip hop, heavy metal, blues and electronic dance music as well as a spectacular light show, art installations and untamed sculptures. Across the grounds, six different stages continuously host live music. (It’s nothing really, in 1969 Woodstock drew nearly 500,000. The world’s largest festival is the three-day Donauinselfest in Vienna, Austria with 3 million spectators.) Everyone gears up for Coachella with their own version of festival fashion though most of it is skimpy, cropped and flashy. The well-clad hipsters rush from stage to stage like a sea of ants spreading across the hot desert to the music of their choice. You can’t possibly see or hear it all (with nearly 200 bands), the technical schedule is tedious, tight and never tentative. The festival is the Ritz of Burning Man...lots of celebrities, sunshine, VIP perks, fabulous cuisine...and music, it’s suppose to be about the music. But in case you haven’t heard bands like Neutral Milk Hotel, Title Fight, Flatbush Zombies or Duck Sauce you won’t be disappointed because the people watching is mesmerizing. However, the main focus of the festival offers what even the musically challenged would love such as The Replacements (revitalized), Beck, Broken Bells, Dum Dum Girls, Pharrell Williams (with guest stars JayZ and Usher) and surprise: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Fishbone and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Venue. It does not matter where you are in the huge Polo grounds you can hear music, usually more than one band at a time. There are no chairs or bleachers on the grounds, everyone sits on the grass; blankets are not allowed. In the VIP area you might be able to find a step to sit on and inside the VIP tent there are a few couches, coveted by worn out festival goers who walk miles and miles to get to the festival and then strut back and forth to the various venues. The other portion of the festival is dedicated to interactive art, the Ferris Wheel and food and beverages (the food is healthy, delicious cuisine and the bars plentiful). Most of the art pieces are interactive, providing a visual treat to the attendees walking around the venue that is security tight. My first trip to Coachella was enhanced by participating in yet another art adventure with some courageous girlfriends who not once complained, looked like rock stars, danced like 19 year olds and bravely went where our kids wished they could go!
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Iris Gem by Laura Jo Sherman
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Local artists Laura Jo Sherman of Sunriver and Kay Baker of Bend have had paintings accepted in the WAOWed in the 44th Annual Women Artists of the West National Juried Exhibition at the Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, California. Both are avid plein air and studio painters and can be seen painting in locations around Central Oregon.
Guitar Student Received Fortissimo Award
Oregon Art Beat Celebrating 15 years of Presenting Artists
The exhibition is titled Oregon Art Beat Exhibition: Celebrating 15 Years of Creativity. This show will be held in the Peoples Art Gallery and the Mark Woolley Gallery located in the Pioneer Place Mall in downtown Portland. The show will through June 15. Judy Hoiness is one of several Bend artists in the show, with a paint- Thoughts About a Landscape ing titled Thoughts About a Landscape by Judy Hoiness created with acrylic paint and fabric
New Director at BendFilm
BendFilm has hired a new director, Todd Looby who spent eight years as a construction manager in Chicago while teaching himself filmmaking on the side. In 2008, he made the leap
Jenna Giobbi of Gotta Dance Accepted in Ballet Program
Michelle Mejaski, owner of Gotta Dance studio in Bend, announced they have had one of their company students, Jenna Giobbi, age 11, audition for the amazing Joffrey Ballet Program. She was accepted into their three week program in Chicago. These sessions provide a chance to train with the world famous Joffrey Ballet as well as work with some Jenna Giobbi of the top talent from across the country. To be accepted, Giobbi had to submit a film audition that was shot at Gotta Dance’s studios, then edited into a 10 minute clip and sent to Joffrey.
Architects in Schools Inspire Elementary Students to Design the Future
A colorful model city showing Bend in the future; creative homes designed for animal “clients” with special needs and bright, intricate marble runs that show how great elementary school students are at engineering are just some of the fabulous projects developed by second through fifth graders in Architects in Schools. Reception May 2, 5-8pm at 360 SW Bond, Fifth Floor, Bend. Bend-LaPine area elementary school May 2, 5-8pm students will showcase projects developed over the past few months during time spent with architects learning about architecture. This school year, classes from Amity Creek, Buckingham, Elk Meadow, Ensworth, Juniper Technology Magnet, LaPine and Ponderosa Elementary Schools participated. The architect and design professionals who worked in the classroom represent Ambient Architecture, BBT Architects, Blaise Cacciola Architect, BLRB Architects, Brandon Olin Architect, Neal Huston Architects, PECI and Stemach Design. The program serves second through fifth grades and is administered by the Architecture Foundation of Oregon.
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Cascade School of Music announced nine year old guitar student Finn Jacobs has been awarded the Fortissimo Award for April 2014. The Fortissimo Award was developed to recognize exemplary talent and effort. The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians and great perseverance and commitment Dillon Schneider & Finn Jacobs to their craft. Along with an award certificate, Finn received $100 towards his private lessons and goody bags from award sponsor Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza and Cascade School of Music. Finn and subsequent award winners are also the only students eligible for a $1,000 award to be given out at The Tower Theatre during Cresendo Bendo in June 2015. This award is presented to deserving students monthly from September to May.
to full-time filmmaking. His second narrative feature, Lefty screened at festivals across the country and was named in The Top 10 Movies of 2009 by the Chicago Tribune’s Metromix. His followup, Son of None, a narrative short shot in Liberia, won the Special Jury Award at Slamdance 2011 and won Best Short at the Boston Film Festival. Lobby’s latest Todd Looby narrative feature, Be Good, stars indie-favorites Amy Seimetz and Joe Swanberg and was called, “Well acted, crafted and observed” by Variety. Recently, he directed, shot and edited commercial work for Carhartt, DJCN, Bloodshot Records and multiple nonprofit organizations. During his spare time, Lobby is adapting the book A Saint on Death Row by New York Times best-selling author Thomas Cahill. In addition to his filmmaking, Todd has helped program Slamdance since 2011. He recently was the fulltime executive director of a nonprofit that runs a boarding school in Liberia. Avid hikers and all-around outdoors lovers, Lobby, his Northwest-native wife, Monica and their two young children are thrilled to move to Bend.
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Art Makes a Difference
rt can be a fairly nebulous term. Attaching “art” in front of just about any phrase adds an element of sophistication, such as: “the art of micro brewing,” or “the art of mountain biking.” But bringing awareness to how art impacts our everyday activities and the products we use is exactly what Art in the High Desert aims to do with their Art Makes a Difference campaign. The annual fine art show brings in professional artists from around the country and Canada, but in addition to offering Central Oregonians a chance to peruse and purchase the skilled work of master artists, a strong emphasis is placed on recognizing the work of artists in more unexpected ways. Someone designed your car with a very specific user experience in mind. The color, texture, fabric and even dashboard layout are intentionally created for your comfort, or excitement, by professional designers. What about your phone? Smart phone companies are falling over themselves to create a visually rich and dynamic experience for this tool that can be found in everyone’s pocket. And packaging? Just look at the art that can be found on our local beer and wine labels. Deschutes Brewery features artwork on their Jubelale bottles each winter, and wine labels, well, I’ll admit I buy wine depending on how much I like the label. Art is everywhere and impacts just about everything we do. How does art make a difference in your life? I challenge you to spend a few minutes recognizing the creative talent that goes into even the most mundane objects around you. Art Makes a Difference.
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Red White Black – International Award Winner
States as a fugitive and eventually, at age 53, Sundown became the first man of everly Hills Book Awards announces Red White Black, a book by Cencolor to win the All-Around title at the Pendleton Round-Up. tral Oregon’s highly acclaimed author Rick Steber, has been choJohn Spain was from white pioneering stock. When Buffalo Bill brought sen as a double award winner in the categories of Best Western his Wild West show to Oregon in 1902, John and his brother were inspired and Best Non-Fiction Western Region. to form a show of their own. They traveled the Northwest with a string The Beverly Hills Book Awards is an international competition open of bucking horses and put on riding exhibitions. After a roping accito all English language books. In selecting winners, a panel of judges dent cost John his right hand, he had to learn to ride with his off-hand from all aspects of the book industry – publishers, writers, editors and made a comeback at the Pendleton Round-Up. and copywriters – considered a wide range of criteria including At the outbreak of World War I, the cowboys of Eastern Oregon the quality of writing, content, cover design and aesthetic compoformed their own cavalry unit, Troop D. George Fletcher, an Afnents. Red White Black was the only double award winner in this Rick Steber rican American, tried to join, but Jim Crow, the strict segregation year’s competition. of the races, was the law of the land and George was not allowed to Red White Black tells the true story of race and rodeo at the join his peers. He was drafted into the segregated Army, served in 1911 Pendleton Round-Up. Three men of different skin colFrance, was wounded and never again was able to compete in the ors – Jackson Sundown, John Spain and George Fletcher – are sport of rodeo. brought together during the finals of the Northwest Saddle Rick Steber is an engaging western personality with more than 30 Bronc Championship. What happened that September day, the titles under his belt and over a million books in print. Rick has won judges’ decision and the reaction of the crowd in the aftermath, numerous national and international awards, and in addition to beforever changed the sport of rodeo, and the way the emerging ing chosen as a double Beverly Hills Book Awards winner, he is the West was to look at itself. only Oregon author to have won the prestigious Western Writers of Jackson Sundown was on the Nez Perce retreat, but rather than America Spur Award – Best Western Novel. surrender at Bear Paw with his uncle, Chief Joseph, he escaped to www.ricksteber.com. Canada and lived with Sitting Bull. He returned to the United
Author Mixes History, Science Fiction in Chilling First Entry of New Series
peration Wolfe Club by H.C. Wells is the first entry in his The Time To Tell series, which takes places toward the end of World War II and the following years. Written for teenagers and adults, this novel is a techno-thriller with a thoughtprovoking storyline. Eddie Coolidge, a disabled American veteran who is unable to provide his wife with children, discovers an abandoned baby washed ashore near his home from a shipwreck. At last, he feels he may have a chance to have the child he’s always wished for, so he takes the baby home. While in the midst of his troubled marriage with Chantain, they learn more about where the child came from and the uncanny abilities he possesses. Operation Wolfe Club offers the reader a variety of themes, from
the impact of war, politics, government and religion on society. More intriguing are how the fascinating technical aspects are blended in with history. All of Wells’ work is brought together with a combination of a plausible look into the dynamics of relationships and the supernatural. Wells believes Operation Wolfe Club will be unlike any other novel in the science fiction genre, with its deep roots in actual historical events and elements of reality that make the harder-to-believe moments even more chilling. With a little bit of something for everyone, Wells’ novel will make readers question the world around them as they know it. Wolfe Odyssey is the second book in the series, which began with Operation Wolfe Cub. Wells’ latest book takes the reader to 1951, when main character Doll learns more about himself and his uncanny abilities.
He also learns the family’s secrets, and in the process, he learns more about who he really is. A trip to see his grandparents in Nevada takes him and his grandfather Cambrin into Area 51, America’s most secretive site. He must fight both government forces and the storm that has followed him from Devil’s Gulch in order to survive and escape. Wells’ latest book features his trademark combination of keen observation, stunning twists and razor sharp turns. It weaves in elements of magical realism while posing questions about real-life history, including what were inventor Albert Einstein’s true motives and where did all the German technology disappear to
after World War II. “Filled with unrelenting tension and an almost unbearable, brooding intensity, Wolfe Odyssey shatters the illusion of history and forces us all to rethink the truth of the past 70 years,” Wells says. H. C. Wells earned his bachelors in business, despite a strong belief in the art of self-teaching, desire and perseverance. Ever since childhood, his passion has lain in art, which inspired his crossover into literature in 1995. Wells currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and rescue dog, Buddy.
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All classes are at SageBrushers, 117 SW Roosevelt, Bend, OR 541-617-0900 Drop in Studio Class (Daytime) with David Kinker Mondays, 9:30-12:30pm. $25 per 3-hour session. Contact David at 541-383-2069 (or just drop in). David can help you with color, perspective, and composition whether you work in ink, charcoal, pastel or paint. Drop in Studio Class (Evening) with David Kinker Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm. $25 per 3-hour session. Contact David at 541-383-2069 (or just drop in). This is the same as the daytime class so if you can’t make the morning class, try this one. David works with artists of all levels, beginners to experienced. Beginning Acrylics with Carol Picknell Sunday afternoon, May 4th, 2:00-4:00pm To register, call Carol at 360-880-5088. Watercolor Wednesdays with Jennifer Ware-Kempcke Work on your own project in this fun, open studio format. Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00. FREE to members, only $5.00 to non-members. Highly recommended. Our pastel artists meet on Thursdays from 10:00-4:00pm. Call Nancy Misek at 541-388-1567 for more information. On Fridays, all mediums are welcome (non-instructional). 9:30-2:00pm. LUNCH and LEARN May 9th features Linda Kanable with “Marketing Your Art” 12:00-1:00. Bring a sack lunch and learn how to sell your work. (we request a $3.00 donation). Be sure to stop by our gallery May 5 thru July 3 for works by “Six Local Artists”. The gallery will be open Fridays 2:00-4:00, and Sundays 2:00-4:00 and by appointment. (closed May 25) For more information, call 431-460-9053. Also see our members’ works at the Bend Senior Center, COCC Library, Tumalo Art Co., Starbucks in Redmond, St. Charles Medical Center and at the Sisters Art Walk.
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Led to the Slaughter Chronicles the Donner Party by JEFF SPRY Cascade A&E Feature Writer maginative Bend author and Pegasus Books owner Duncan McGeary has struck a raw nerve with his new historical horror novel, Led To The Slaughter, chronicling the harrowing tale of the Donner Party and their ill-fated sojourn over the Sierras in 1846. But this pass through the snowy peaks, there be werewolves! Published by Books of the Dead Press, this bloody-good pioneer yarn is generating rave reviews and a growing cult following. “I’d always thought the Donner Party story was fascinating and extraordinary by itself, but I also believed it could lend itself to an alternate explanation as to why this tragedy happened,” he said, grinning inside his colorful downtown comic-book emporium. “And I tried to be as historically accurate as I could, so the events that take place in the book are pretty much as they actually happened in real life, only with werewolves. But with werewolves written as natural creatures instead of supernatural beings. So you’ve got all the drama of the Donner Party, which by itself is fantastic stuff, then add in this other layer of chaos and conflict.” McGeary has owned the popular comics shop, collectible toy bin bookstore since 1984, taking the business over from Dark Horse Comics founder, Mike Richardson. He’s had moderate success in the literary realm before with three published fantasy novels, Star Axe, Snowcastles and Ice Towers in the ‘80s and had been searching for a suitable project to resurrect his writing career. “I couldn’t write for 25 years because of the store operations and having a family. Writing takes total concentration. Now that Pegasus Books has stabilized, I could invest more creativity into other projects. One of my older books, Wolflander, had flashbacks of famous incidences, one of them being werewolves as part of the Donner Party. I thought that was such a great idea it deserved its own book, and that was over a year ago.” Death of an Immortal, McGeary’s other new novel, is part of The Vampire Evolution Trilogy, another work being published in May by Books of the Dead Press. Its publisher, James Roy Daley, was sufficiently impressed with McGeary’s upcoming vampire saga to ask what else he had at home in the vault. “So we hashed out a deal for my Donner Party book too,” explained McGeary. “I wanted to be paid and I wanted royalties and I wanted the book to be published physically.”
An intense period of research allowed the book to come alive, with a gritty, hard look at the experiences of these doomed travelers. “I did basic background on the actual Donner Party, I just wanted the basic structure that happened and then crafted my story around it. What I did end up researching more were things like wagon trains and the Oregon Trail and its routes, pioneer women, firearms, clothing and geography, what they ate and how they crossed rivers. I wanted it to feel real. It’s not a gimmicky book at all. It’s written to be melded directly into the true history.” When McGeary came back to writing he knew he had to do two things: first, figure out a way to write efficiently, and second, was how to write the book in an effective way, rather than getting bogged down as in his past writing habits. “The editing part can last at least as long as the first draft. I had a professional editor that I hired to copy edit. Having that second person allowed the material to be filtered through a second set of eyes. Sometimes you can overlook the obvious. The first question the publisher asked was if the book was or was not a clean edit.” With a taut, gripping style and a passionate grasp of the blood-curdling narrative, McGeary has fashioned a historical fable resonating with modern horror hungers and heroism. “It’s all told through journal entries of the actual participants like James Reed, his daughter Virginia Reed, and the Donners, via both survivors and non-survivors. I tried to stay true to the actual tragedy of the story with the raging snow becoming a major character. It’s sad. They took the wrong shortcuts and believed the wrong people. All that did was ultimately delay the journey for purposes of entrapment by the werewolf clans.” McGeary believes survivor stories are interesting in and of themselves and defines the Donner ordeal as a classic survivor story, maybe one of the greatest in American history. “I feel that the book is complete from beginning to end, no more and no less,” he admitted. “Overall, I’m very happy with the outcome and I want people to enjoy it. It’s meant to be fun to read.” Led to the Slaughter is available on Amazon, both physically and digitally, Smashwords, Apple iBooks and Barnes and Noble. Signed copies can be purchased at Pegasus Books, at 105 NW Minnesota Ave. in downtown Bend. 541-388-4588.
Traveling Art Show Inspired by William Stafford Poetry
One hundred years ago in Kansas, a poet was born whose verses about the natural world would inspire a nation. William Stafford went on to become the U.S. poet laureate, Oregon’s poet laureate and literature professor at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. He died at his Lake Oswego home in 1993. His poems were the subject of the Lake Oswego Reads project where 18 painters were William Stafford (1914 – 1993) invited to choose one of his poems and paint from his words. Visitors to the exhibit will see 18 paintings along with the verse that inspired it. This exhibit will be on display at the Sunriver Area Library from May
3 to June 28. The Sunriver Area Library is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am–6pm every day except Saturday 12-5pm. The exhibit is sponsored by the Sunriver Area Library Friends of the Library. “We are excited to have this wonderful group of paintings in our library and to honor William Stafford on what would be So Long, Will-i-am by Kara Pilcher his 100th birthday year. I hope everyone will make a point of visiting the library before the end of June to see it,” remarked Helen Brown, Library Art Committee member and show chair. Download the CascadeAE App | May 2014
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ast year 2nd Street Theater/Stage Right Productions held a competition for playwrights to submit unpublished plays for production at 2nd Street Theater. Out of 12 entries, and a final competition in October, Blemished, A Musical was chosen based on a combination of panel judges and audience vote. Blemished, A Musical, a play written by Bend native Katelyn Alexander, will be fully produced and presented May 2-10. “I’ve been storytelling for as long as I can remember,” says Alexander, who graduated from COCC in 2011 with her associate of arts in music. In September 2012, she left for Kosovo as part of a creative arts outreach program where she spent nine months. She taught beginning voice and drama, made a second family and experienced mass quantities of culture shock. Alexander finds inspiration in many places, including the unexpected. “The inspiration for Blemished came from an obscure book in the Bible--a prophet who marries a prostitute as an example of God’s unfailing love,” she says. “I was fascinated by the concept of such worlds colliding and excited about a story that would intersect faith and art.” “This is the seventh world premiere we’ve had here at 2nd Street Theater in the past four years,” says Managing Director Sandy Klein. “The risk factor of presenting something unfamiliar is always an issue, but it’s exciting to be able to support local playwrights and to be able to provide the means and a venue for them to get their works in front of audiences and hopefully, eventually published.” Synopsis: Set in the 1920s Mer, an ex-Cabaret performer, is now married to Hosea, a minister preparing to lead his flock. Try as she might, Mer’s worlds are destined to collide, questioning her faith and her place in the world. Directed by David DaCosta, with musical direction by Ben Larson. There will be an opening night champagne reception from 6:30-7:30pm on Friday, May 2 and the show runs May 3, 7:30pm; May 4, 3pm; May 8, 9 and 10 7:30pm. Tickets are $19 adults, $16 student/senior. www.2ndstreettheater.com, 541-312-9626, email@example.com.
Sunriver Stars Develop a Following
he house lights came up after the performance of Sunriver Stars Community Theater’s (SSCT) latest production, Radio STAR and the audience surged through the doors to meet and greet the cast and sing their praises. Patti Iverson wrote on the SSCT facebook page, “The Radio Stars did one fantastic job. We went Friday night and what a hootbut there were some poignant moments too-and I was so impressed with the music and sound. You have a wonderful community theatre there-keep on keeping on. I hope to never miss one.” Bonnie Rosen said, “We have been unable to attend the other plays but after attending tonight, we are hooked.” Gene Bennington added, “We had a great time and thought it was very cute. The only other show we have attended was A Christmas Carol and that was before there was any sound, lighting or props. What a difference.” The SSCT is making an impact in Sunriver and the surrounding community. This show had 11 new actors from Sunriver and Bend join the 12 talented thespians who have been in the shows from the start. One star new to the SSCT was Jeri Cundiff. When asked why she decided to audition, she replied, “I joined the Sunriver stars because I heard they were going to do a radio show starring Gracie Allen. I love Gracie. It was a wonderful experience. I loved all the people I met and have made some good friends. I
had so much fun and I’m so happy to be a part of the stars. The very best part of the whole experience was knowing that I helped to make some money for the kids at FAST Camp. That makes it all worthwhile.” Victoria Kristy, artistic director, was invited by FAST Camp to present a week long drama workshop to the FAST Camp class at Three Rivers School. She and several members of the SSCT Board (Nancy Foote, Susan Evans Inman and Janice Dost) taught basic stage techniques and guided the aspiring actors to write and choreograph their own show which they presented to their parents at the end of the week. The class included a field trip to 2nd Street Theater and BEAT in Bend. “My dream is to encourage more participation in our plays by the young people in Sunriver,” Kristy said. “The older actors are hooked. I want that same enthusiasm to spread to the younger residents so at least one show per season can be a children only production. I know of at least five children who will be in our June show, Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, and that makes me very happy.” The SSCT is now a 501c3 nonprofit. They continue to give 100 percent of their ticket sales to the FAST Camp after school program and with this show, have donated well over $6,000. sunriverstars.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2nd Street & Stage Right Presents Playwright Platform Winner Blemished, A Musical by Katelyn Alexander
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his summer, director David DaCosta’s Thoroughly Modern Productions will tackle one of the great pieces of American Red Badge of Courage production team Phil Connor, Neil Costello, David DaCosta, Gary literature in their micro-budget feature adaptation of SteFulkerson and Ray Abanto phen Crane’s 1895 classic, Red Badge of Courage. The project is currently in pre-production, aligning schedules and scouting area locations for the start of filming later this year. DaCosta can frequently be seen in productions at 2nd Street Theater in Bend as an actor, producer and director. Originally from Massachusetts, he moved to Bend back in 2011, when he hooked up with artistic partners Neil Costello and Gary Fulkerson. “It’s a feature-length film, and the script comes in at 87 pages so by all standards it’s an actual movie,” DaCosta said. “This goes back 20 years as an unrealized dream of mine, something I’ve always wanted to do. Originally I tried to adapt this into a stage version after graduating from college, but everything about it speaks that it’s a film. It took moving to Central Oregon to get it going. “When I relocated here I was taken by the landscape of Central follow the linear story that the book tells. I felt we could discover a better convenOregon and realized it could be filmed here, with the open landscape tion to make the story more compelling.” DaCosta auditioned everyone back in February and has chosen his principal and rolling fields and rocky outposts. When I traveled over the passes into Eugene I saw that the green valleys were just like the places in characters already, recruiting all local talent. “It’s a mixture of people I’ve worked with and haven’t worked with,” he said. Western Virginia and the Carolinas.” Crane’s book is based on the Battle of Chancellorsville, but it’s never “The lead role of Henry Fleming is a kid named Neal London. The John Huston mentioned specifically, so there’s the ability to tell this story anywhere, film is very much from his point of view I want the audience to be Henry. It really is this core group of seven soldiers that is the main character of the film.” regardless of the locale. To aid in the production, DaCosta has established a relationship with the Cas“What’s important about the story is the psychological journey this individual takes and how this is everyman’s journey. We have to cade Civil War Society, a small reenactment group based out of Klamath Falls. “They primarily run skirmish action and travel over to California and join up demonstrate the ultimate form of courage in battle, when death is imminent but we all must face battles in life where we must demon- to the larger groups for bigger staged events. The battles in the story are mostly skirmish action so that works perfectly for us. Our plan is to attend the event strate courage.” For DaCosta it comes down to a maturity process, in this case for a that the bigger group, the Northwest Civil War Council, is holding in May in young man in the poignant grip of war. Henry, the pivotal character, goes Camp Sherman. We’ll take some stock footage we need to marry along with our story, and they’ll help choreograph some of our fight scenes for the movie. through a journey of self-centeredness to one of extreme self-sacrifice. “Everything in my life has been steered to this moment. My love All these groups are going back East this year for the big 150th Anniversary of Civil War history and trips to Gettysburg when I was six or seven of Gettysburg.” During this pre-production period ending August 1, the crew will be getting years old, my reverence for the period, the spirit of the soldier and the their funding into place to start filming this grandness of what was sacrificed on September through November. a personal and moral level.” “I think we’re at a precipice here and it’s His love of old things and milistill touch and go,” he said. “We have a lot of tary history made this project a permoney yet to raise but I feel confident we’ll fect fit for his creative sensibilities. get it done. I’ve always kept it alive over the “I went to school at the Virginia years and trusted that it will happen. It’s all Military Institute with its old tradicoming together now and I’m really excited. tions and it has directly influenced This is a local production and under $150,000. everything. I have an accumulation We’re building up steam. It’s a big family and of materials from over the years. it’s ready to be bigger.” Six months ago I got together with DaCosta is in the process of creating a website Gary and we got that material out for the film and fundraising purposes. Indiegogo and pulled the book dialog and inwill be the fundraising site via Thoroughly Modcorporated it into the first draft of ern Productions or on Facebook at Red Badge of a script. Then we started to concepThe Cascade Civil War Society in action Courage Bend. 541-678-0313. tualize the film but didn’t want to
TC’s current production is I Remember You by Bernard Slade. This unusual love story blends laughter, tears and nostalgic songs to weave a charming valentine to romantic plays of the past. Austin “Buddy” Bedford, a lounge pianist/singer who has seen better days, is haunted by a short, passionate affair he enjoyed with an English woman 25 years ago. When a young beauty comes into the lounge one rainy evening, he is stunned by her resemblance to his lost love. The affair that ensues is brought to a screeching halt when Austin discovers who she really is. Romantic songs counterpoint the action, which reveals the mix of fantasy and reality that forms our lives. Director Brad Thompson explains why I Remember You is so compelling, “The relationships that we find in this particular story fall into two categories: those with whom we choose to have a relationship and those with whom we do not have a choice. We get to pick our friends and partners - wouldn’t it be interesting if we got to choose our family? What happens when the family connection is tested by forces that may not be in our control? Serendipity?” CTC’s cast is: Buddy played by Tom Atkinson, Prunella by Alyce Pearce, Trac by Carly Sullivan and Olive by Mike Ficher. Born in St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Slade began his career as an actor with the Garden Center Theatre in Vineland, Ontario. In the mid1960s, he relocated to Hollywood and began to work as a writer for television sitcoms, including Bewitched. When ABC gave him the opportunity to create a series, he devised Love on a Rooftop, similar
horoughly Modern Productions (TMP)—the creative team behind the recent production of Spamalot at the Tower Theatre—is now enrolling students in a new six-week youth summer theatre camp that begins July 7 and culminates with a full theatrical production of The Wizard of Oz from August 22-31. The camp, which is being held at Bend’s Terpsichorean Dance Studio, is open to youth ages 5-15 and combines professional acting, singing and dance instruction. Campers will learn the art of stagecraft in a fun and creative environment. The camp concludes with children performing in the TMP production of The Wizard of Oz at Bend’s Summit High School, where campers will be eligible for principal and supporting roles, and will join a professional adult cast for six shows on the big stage. The camp is being led by instructors David DaCosta, Scott Michaelson and Dakota Weeda from Thoroughly Modern Productions, who recently led the creative efforts of Spamalot seen last fall at the Tower Theatre. The cost of the eight-week camp is $350 per camper. “The curriculum we have designed is some of the most enriching
in theme to Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, about a young couple living in a windowless walk up apartment with access to a rooftop with a view of San Francisco. The following year, Slade developed The Flying Nun (adapted from Tere Ríos’s book, The Fifteenth Pelican), which stars Sally Field as a young novice whose habit’s headgear enabled her to fly. He also created The Partridge Family, based on the real-life Cowsills and Bridget Loves Bernie, inspired by the play Abie’s Irish Rose. Despite his success in television, Slade returned to the theatre in 1975 with his play Same Time, Next Year, about a couple who are married to others but meet once a year for sex and conversation. With Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn in the leads, the play was a major hit and ran for 1,453 performances. Slade received the Drama Desk Award and a Tony nomination for Best Play. In 1978 he followed with Tribute, a story of a man who learns to love his father, a successful actor who always had more time for his theatrical cohorts than his son. Even with Jack Lemmon heading the cast, it proved to be far less successful than its predecessor, closing after 212 performances. Slightly more successful was Romantic Comedy (1979), starring Anthony Perkins and Mia Farrow. Slade wrote the screenplays for the film versions of all three plays and was Oscar-nominated for his adaptation of Same Time, Next Year. I Remember You was published in 1994. Thru May 10, 541-389-0803.
and high quality content I have ever seen in 20 years of teaching,” said TMP instructor David DaCosta. “Many of our enrolled campers have parents who have also expressed interest in auditioning for adult roles, which is exactly the type of enriching opportunity we wanted to create for these campers.”
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Campers will be eligible for primary and ensemble roles from Dorothy to Munchkin and will join the adult cast for the last two weeks of camp. Auditions and rehearsals for adult roles will be held separately from June 17-18, and the camp will conclude with children performing their parts alongside the adult cast. “There are so many great musicals out there that offer roles for both children and adults, and my vision has always been to join those two worlds rather than separate them,” said DaCosta. “With the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz this year, it seemed only fitting that we bring a little bit of Kansas to Bend and use it as a platform to introduce a new generation of youth to the stage in the process.” For more information about TMP or to enroll in The Wizard of Oz Theater Camp, contact David DaCosta at 541-678- 0313 or email email@example.com.
Petroglyphs - Oregon's Forgotten Artists by KRYSTAL COLLINS for Cascade A&E own a gravel road dense with rabbit brush and rich with bottomless pot-holes, I found some of the earliest imprints by man in North America. Where the gravel road terminated, a trail of imbricated cobbles left by a long forgotten water-way began. The trail lead to a cliff line shaped like a crescent moon partially enveloping a shallow lake.
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Straining my eyes to find the petroglyphs, it occurred to me how tragically easy it is to forget Oregon’s first artists as their work can be difficult to find. At first, weathering made it challenging to discern the etchings from mineral deposits. Searching for the tell-tale white markings of rock art, I began to notice corroded cream color shapes carved into the lava flow. I wondered what this stone had encountered post inscription. In the Great Basin, these markings would be susceptible to freeze thaw fracturing, exfoliation through extreme temperature swings and repeated seasonal hydrologic fluxes, nature’s ways of slowly erasing the canvas. Miraculously, the rock art found at the top of Hart Mountain in South Central Oregon endured and survived. Most images were sights one might see in nature: turtles, antelope, insects, people and other zoological forms. Though I could decipher most carvings, it was hard to grasp the meaning of the symbols
Ultimately, visiting a petroglyph site inspired reflection on the luxury of the 21st Century, and how, despite technological advancement, it can still be hard to infuse creative process in daily activity.
collectively. Most images were tucked away in corners where the frozen lava flow made a shallow cavern or nook in the larger rock face. A short distance from the water’s edge, one could imagine the artist in his covert scouting spot, sculpting a piece in homage to the pray he might soon entrap near the water’s edge. Standing before one face with numerous seasons of overprints, I realized the fabrication process must have required considerably more resourcefulness and ingenuity than any art created since the industrial age. Searching out canvases on durable surfaces and preparing tools sharp enough to shape rock, to say I was impressed by this artistic achievement would be an understatement. Even if the etchings no longer were, one truth was clear, people of the Great Basin put out enormous efforts to express their creativity. Ultimately, visiting a petroglyph site inspired reflection on the luxury of the 21st Century, and how, despite technological advancement, it can still be hard to infuse creative process in daily activity. If these first artists could sculpt stone without the convenience of computers, cell phones, electricity or even the wheel, I wonder what of the 21st Century will be durable enough to survive weathering of 1215,000 years to come. www.collinsrocksmedia.com.
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High Desert Art League
he 12 members of Central Oregon’s High Desert Art League (HDAL) are an ambitious group with a schedule to back it up. On May 1 Vivian Olsen, known for her wildlife art in oil, watercolor and pastel, opens a show at Alleda Real Estate. Alleda is a great stop during the Art Walk on May 2 and a perfect chance to explore Olsen’s unique use of color, technique and abstract backgrounds in her realistic animal portraits. The show runs through the end of May. Cameron Kaseberg and Janice Rhodes present a two-person exhibit at Bend’s Broken Top Club, May 14 through July 15. Rhodes is a pastel artist with a fondness for encaustics. Each of her works is an adventure in design and intuition. Kaseberg is known for his work in solvent transfer images
and was recently featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s television series, Oregon Art Beat. Broken Top Club hosts their Third Thursday art walk, jazz night and wine tasting May 15 at 5:30pm. If you get to Broken Top before May 14, you can still catch the exhibit of Richard Frederick, Vivian Olsen and Part of Me by Cameron Kaseberg Shelly Wierzba. The North Rim residential clubhouse is host to Helen Brown’s watercolors through June. Visitors to the clubhouse on weekdays from 1-5pm will find six of Helen’s works with subjects ranging from architecture to dancing figures. The Clubhouse is on Wild Rye Street off of Mt. Washington Drive. In addition to these exhibits, HDAL members are busy with their ongoing gallery shows. Jacqueline Newbold, Rhodes, Shelly Wierzba and Joren Traveller show their work at Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend. Brown and David Pygmies at the Goat Competition by Vivian Olsen Kinker’s work can be found at the Tumalo Art Company in Bend’s Old Mill District and Kaseberg shows at the Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village. You can view Cindy Briggs’ work at Bend Your Imagination in downtown Bend and at Cooley Collection Gallery in Sisters. All 12 members of the High Desert Art League will come together for a group show in July at Sage Custom Framing in downtown Bend. www.highdesertartleague.com.
Local Collaboration Creates Paddleboard Art
by ASHLEY BRUCE, Cascade A&E Editorial Intern
ast year, local retiree Richard Butler took a Central Oregon Community College class teaching him how to construct a paddleboard. He enjoyed the process so much that he decided to continue creating the boards independently and began looking for an artist to help him. Butler felt artwork would add “a personal touch to the board,” and after coming across the work of local painter Judi Williamson, he felt he had found the art it needed to have. Redmond artist, Williamson, attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and received a bachelor of arts degree from Chico State University, where she graduated in 1992. She works with a variety of materials, including oils, pastels, sculpture, watercolors and bleach. Williamson particularly likes painting horses and people and describes her style as “bold and unique.” Recently, she expanded her repertoire for Butler’s boards. “The latest [board] was inspired by Richard…he likes Hawaiian flowers,” Williamson comments. Butler affirmed his appeal for the work by saying, “I have always liked the Island’s style of art. I wore “aloha” shirts at work and like that motif.” Together, Butler and Williamson work on the paddleboards, with Butler creating the board and Williamson painting on it. Butler feels the boards are “works of art in wood themselves,” as they are tedious to make. The production of each
board takes 60 to 100 hours, not including the painting. The process includes selecting the wood, sawing it, creating supportive internal frames for it to lie on and sanding it. Butler’s boards are generally constructed of 5-millimeter hardwood plywood and planks of 1/4 to 3/16 inch thick cedar wood, which is used to make a pattern with the wood. “The wood has a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, so no two boards look alike,” explains Butler. After all finishes and the sanding are done, Williamson paints her design on the boards, using acrylic paint. The board is then sprayed with a coating that protects it against weather and water. The duo recently showed both in-progress and completed boards at an open house on April 26 at Noble Romans in Redmond. The boards are now being sold through Butler’s website, www.rbboards.com, or through contacting Williamson. Custom boards are also available. “I can deliver a board in any stage of construction that a person wants,” explains Butler. “I recently helped a person complete a board in my shop…I would like to do more of that.” www.rbboards.com, www.judisartgallery.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Download the CascadeAE App | May 2014 13
My Own Two Hands
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Fundraiser for the Sisters Americana Project
1. Kevin Luckini & Ted Johnson. 2.Lisa Clausen & Lance Piatt. 3. Chuck & Debbie Newport & Michelle Meyer. 4. Julie & Dennis Miller. 5. Joe Leonardi & Katie Williams. 6. Jane & Al Krause & Kathy Deggendorfer. 7. Chris Van Dyke & Elizabeth Quinn. 8. Fran Willis, Dennis McGregor & Jennifer McCrystal. 9. Joanne Sunnarborg.
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Art in the High Desert Jury Preview
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1. Melissa Quinn, Andrea Quinn, Kim Kinney, Krystal Collins, Renee Patrick & Danielle Watson at The Plankery. 2. Dawn Boone, Julie Winter, Barbara Hudin & Ron Schultz at Atelier 6000. 3. Marty Stewart at Tumalo Art Co. 4. Matt Fox & Zach Cavanagh at Red Chair Gallery. 5. Dakota Husted at Red Chair Gallery. 6. Bruce Jackson at Tumalo Art Co. 7. Karen Wallace & Mary Ann Lisk at Quiltworks. 8. Sariah Moss, winner of the Emerging Artist show at Red Chair Gallery. 9. Amy Wright, Courtney Hynum & Lisa Marie Sipe at Sunny Yoga Kitchen. 10. Lisa Fetters, Jamie Turner, Linda Johnson, Amber Larkin & Christopher Smith at NW Home Interiors. 11. Carla Fox explains the ZAPP Jury Process. 12. Art in the High Desert Board Members Dave Fox & Shari Crandall. 13. Alisha Vernon & Lisa Marie Sipe. 14. LUMIN Art Studios Grand Opening.
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The Vibrant Palette of Karen Bandy by RENEE PATRICK Cascade A&E Editor
olor is pivotal to Karen Bandy’s artwork. Whether choosing a gem for one of her custom designed pieces of jewelry, or layering paint on canvas in her newer foray as a painter, her use of color drives both disciplines. The result? Vibrant works of art that have garnered awards and accolades both nationally and internationally. While Bandy has been a professional jeweler for almost 30 years, her painting career is much younger, having picked up the brush about nine years ago. Both disciplines are influenced by her life-long love of art and continually inspired by time spent in nature. Growing up in Portland, she explored creative outlets like stringing beads and, “aggravating her mother [by] playing in the wax of burning candles, fashioning miniature sculptures.” In high school her wax art took on more structure as she began experimenting with wax model carving and lost wax casting, both foundational disciplines in the art of custom designed jewelry. “I went to the University of Oregon and took lots of jewelry classes, but wasn’t sure of my direction then,” she said. Bandy graduated with a degree in art education and proceeded to teach art in Eugene on the junior high level for three years. A casualty of the recession of the ‘80s, her job was eliminated and she chose to move back to Portland to join her boyfriend (and later husband Scott Linden). In the Rose City she began working for a jewelry store where she was inducted into all disciplines of the business including sales, advertising and customer service. “It was a great education,” she said. A year spent in Sacramento, California prior to her move to Bend in 1987 helped cement her interest in the jewelry business as she became the designer for a three-chain jewelry store. “That’s really how I focused,” she explained. “I took all Imperial Topaz and Pink Sapphire Ring of those elements [I learned in Portland Karen Bandy and Sacramento and used them to] open my business in Bend.” “In painting, the color is the ‘gem.’ It brings the piece to an organic, Owning a studio in Bend for 27 years, Bandy has experienced a full swing creative conclusion. It sets the theme, tone, shapes and composition of of economic times in the high desert. a painting. The colors may change and flow as the piece evolves, but “The first 20 years were pretty easy with growth all the time, but then the [recent] every piece ends up vivid … much like the gems that have inspired my recession hit, and it affected everyone,” painting style.” Karen Bandy she commented. “It feels like it’s coming back now…but there is always a conflict between growth, finding the correct staff and knowing how big to get.” In 2001 she moved across the street to a larger storefront and proceeded to Through the years Bandy has operated out of three different gallery spaces undertake a major renovation. Bandy remodeled the whole space, built new in downtown Bend. The first was a little storefront where The Good Shop showcases and opened up the loft. Unfortunately the space had a few unreWine Shoppe is on Minnesota Avenue. “That space was ideal in a lot of ways, solved issues and when the recession began hurting her business a few years but it ended up being too small…at the time I didn’t have any competition later, she began looking for another space. In 2008 she moved to her current and was the only one doing custom design.” location in the 25 NW Minnesota Avenue building behind Thump Coffee.
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Cover Art The Jeweler Bandy’s jewelry has been described as a mix between Italian and German styles: the precision of the German influence with the fluidity of the Italians. “It was not difficult to find my style in jewelry,” Bandy explained. “It evolved pretty fast.” The elegance of her designs is only enhanced by the dramatic colors of the gems she chooses. “I love working with colored gems, and really love the materials themselves,” she said. “The design of my jewelry reflects the fire and passion found in gemstones. To this day each gem’s colorful magic inspires my jewelry’s theme, shape, even the metals used and overall design of the particular piece.” Bandy sources stones from all over the world and has worked hard to cultivate relationships with her contacts. “I can almost act as a broker and get something really special for my customers,” she explained. “I love how I can become a part of someone else’s life by creating a piece of jewelry that they can wear and cherish.” While she creates many custom designed pieces, she also creates a variety of inventory for her gallery. Pearls in particular have drawn a lot of interest and she mentioned her single pearl and strand of pearls are very popular.
The Painter Originally Bandy picked up the paint brush when she found out a friend was
dying from cancer and wanted to paint her a card; she hasn’t put the brush down yet. Painting has offered Bandy a chance to deviate from some of the structure that jewelry holds. “There is a freedom in painting that there isn’t in jewelry,” she explained. “You can be creative when designing jewelry, but if you make a mistake, it’s very expensive to fix.” She finds painting to be addictive, and loves the process of it all: layering and applying paint, and manipulating materials. “I am always experimenting and trying to find my way with my style and my expression… I want to continue to explore my painting and find exactly that style that fits me, but never stop experimenting, that’s the joy. “Unlike the permanence of gemstones created in the earth eons ago, a painting is in flux, in constant movement” she said, “paint can be changed, altered, painted over, scumbled, scrubbed away and added back again.” Layering paints, revealing underpainting, shapes and textures, is central to Bandy’s current style, with the ritual of the process at the core. By following the steps in making a custom design or painting, she finds the process to be almost spiritual. Bandy’s work has been featured in many publications including Modern Jeweler and American Jewelry Manufacturers, and has won several awards including Best in Show with the Pacific NW Jewelers Association. www.karenbandy.com, 25 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-388-0155.
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“I want to continue to explore my painting and find exactly that style that fits me, but never stop experimenting, that’s the joy.” Karen Bandy
Aquamarine Black Drusy and Diamond Crystal Earrings in White Gold
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All of the galleries/businesses listed in this section will be open for First Friday Art Walk in Bend from 5-8pm Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7590, www.alledarealestate.com. Featuring Vivian Olsen, artist of wildlife, birds and landscapes, resides in Bend. Vivian paints equally well with watercolor, oils, acrylic or pastels, her mastery of these media keeps her artwork varied and fresh. Her subjects include most large birds of the West, as well as scenes of high mountain lakes and rivers, and charming village scenes from places she has visited on painting trips. www.vivianolsen.com. Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing 550 NW Franklin Ave. Celebrates First Friday with watercolor and mixed media by Mary Marquiss and monotypes by Kim Osgood. Thru May 30. Marquiss, respected watercolor artist of Bend, presents work in her traditional medium and mixed media. Her well-known imagery of a commanding, over-scale single bloom remains prevalent but now expands to include a delicately rendered, over-scale bird and other images. The artist notes that these additions bring her imagery full-circle to earlier interests. Yet, her ever increasing command of the medium spirals the imagery to a new excel- Quiet Places by Kim Osgood lence. The work continues to emphasize bright color and contrast, moving from light, transparent watercolor to rich, dark pigment. Complimenting Marquiss minimal imagery is the complex design of Kim Osgood, shown courtesy of the Laura Russo Gallery of Portland. Osgood’s large monotypes empha- Freedom by Mary Marquiss size negative space filled with texture and rich color. Flowers, bird, vases and other objects frequently float in a clearly defined horizontal landscape of foreground and background. Noi Thai serves wine and Thai appetizers, and students from the Spotlight Chamber Players, a High Desert Chamber Music educational outreach program will perform classical music. Members include Paula Blanscett, Mateo Garza, Ben Kroeker, Hannah Ortman, Jonah Rosberg and Amy Wheeler. Billye Turner organizes the Franklin Crossing exhibits with info at 503-780-2828 or email@example.com. Azillion Beads 910 Harriman St., Ste. 100, 541-617-8854. Featuring Azillion Bead’s jewelry artists.
Atelier 6000 389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541330-8759, www.atelier6000.com. Twenty one original prints by famed artist M.C. Escher thru May. M.C. Escher was a prolific artist and master printmaker, producing more than 400 original prints in his lifetime. The exhibit showcases Escher’s skill in wood cut, wood engraving, lithography and linocut. ScaleHouse, a growing network of creative collaborators in Central Oregon, was fundamental in organizing the Escher exhibit.
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Bluebird Coffee Company On Bond in Franklin Crossing Building, 541-330-2100. Exhibiting artwork by local artists. Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty 821 NW Wall, 541-383-7600 ext.211, cascadesothebysrealty.com. Featuring artist ALXS. Chocolate Element 916 NW Wall St., www.chocolateelement.com. Donna Cherry will talk about her quilts that are inspired by nature. She finds painting life with fabric to be a wonderful way to express her artistic creativity. Anyone interested in learning more about her unique style of quilting can meet her and ask her questions. Her quilts will be showing thru May and her work is available for sale or commission. Crow’s Feet Commons 875 NW Brooks St., 541-728-0066, www.crowsfeetcommons.com. Artwalk with HELGA! Up in the mountains, Helga is belting out some sweet, soulful and steady tunes. Sweet brews and good vibes for your First Friday imbibing! Feather’s Edge Finery 113 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com. Featuring Bend artist, Tricia Huggin. 100 percent inspired by the beautiful State of Oregon. Jeffrey Murray Photography 118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925-389-0610, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com. Landscape photography by Jeffrey Murray from local and national locations. John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series 1006 NW Bond St., www.johnpauldesigns.com. Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals.
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All of the galleries/businesses listed in this section will be open for First Friday Art Walk in Bend from 5-8pm Karen Bandy Design Jeweler 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5, 541388-0155, www.karenbandy.com. Tucked between Thump Coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is not easy to find, but well worth the effort. Karen is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer and has been specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. Bandy is also an abstract acrylic Blue Velvet by Karen Bandy painter whose work can best be described as colorful and textural contemporary fine art. When there is an actual subject, horses and wild animals are often depicted. Open Tues.- Thurs., 11:30-5pm and by appointment, and First Fridays 5-9pm. Live music by Gravel Roads for First Friday. 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. The working studio and gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday. Mary Medrano Gallery 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 12 (above Thump Coffee), 408-250-2732, www.marymedrano.com. Mary Medrano is a full-time artist living and working in Bend with a studio downtown overlooking Tin Pan Alley. She makes pet portraits and expressive animal paintings. Mockingbird Gallery 869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com. Looking Out From Within features new works by Steven Lee Adams and Joseph Alleman, two Utah painters who will be exhibiting together for the fourth time. Adams’ loose impressionistic style of painting contrasts with Alleman’s crisp, realistic images, but they complement one another very well. Both painters are dedicated and passionate about their art. Adams is a master of seeing what ordinarily goes unseen. He focuses on the quiet swaths of nature that most viewers would overlook. Through his strong sense of color and composition he brings attention to the majestic in the deceptively ordinary. Working in both watercolor and oil, Alleman’s work is recognized for its visionary portrayals of the West. Residing in northern Utah’s Cache Valley, Joseph finds a great deal of inspiration in the region’s land, towns and people. Art at the Oxford The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436. Presenting Natasha Bacca’s unique photography. The artist will be present. Bacca will exhibit her artwork featuring wine bottles and wine glasses from
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Naked Winery. She notes, “My love of wine inspired the series as well as my family name. Bacca means berry in Italian and relates to Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and celebration.” She began the series several years ago but recently expanded it to over 30 images. The artist creates photo-based art without using a camera or computer. She works with her own patented process using light emitting devices to brush color info form across light-sensitive paper. A unique approach to the production of photographic Wine & Bottles by Natasha Bacca art, Bacca does not document an existing image but rather, like a painter, generates an original one. Manipulating color, intensity and direction of light, she literally paints with light. In April, Wine Enthusiast magazine will feature her images. Thru May in the lobby of the Oxford, open all hours. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates displays for The Oxford Hotel lobby. 503-780-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Painted Paradise Gallery 841 NW Bond St. #12, 541-280-2405 or 541-80-0320, www.paintedparadise.com. Original art and custom frames. Owner Ken McCreary paints on natural materials such as plaster, stone and natural wood. McCreary started about 40 years ago drawing hot rods for friends in high school. Surfing around the California coast translated into seascape airbrush paintings on canvas, vans, cars and surf boards. Displays original paintings by Ken Mac in oil, acrylic and digital art. The subject matter of his paintings are all about his own ideas of “Paradise” in landscapes and tropical seascapes. Some wildlife and of course hot rods in a digital medium. Patagonia @ Bend 1000 NW Wall St., Ste. 101, 541-382-6694, www.patagoniabend.com. Mike Putnam will display his photography. www.mikeputnamphoto.com. Paul Scott Gallery 869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000, www.paulscottfineart.com. New works by Central Oregon artist, Valerie Winterholler. Valerie holds a bachelor of science in art from Southern Oregon University and works in acrylic on panel. She is inspired by the balance and symmetry of nature, using line and color as a way of conveying her love of things that are untouched by the constraints of society. Her work has received numerous accolades and is in major private collections throughout Treading Lightly by Valerie Winterholler the United States.
QuiltWorks 926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527. Featured Quilter Linda Saukkonen and group exhibit Nimble Needlers. Thru May. Red Chair Gallery 103 NW Oregon Ave., 541-306-3176, www. redchairgallerybend.com. Wax and Water features two local artists, Janice Rhodes and Justin Kelchak. Rhodes creates paintings with wax. EnPainting by Janice Rhodes caustics (Greek for “to burn in”) is a bee wax, pigment and damar resin mixture. It requires heat such as a propane torch or heat gun or iron to manipulate and fuse the many layers. Wax painting is considered one of the most durable of paintings and encaustic Fayum funeral masks from the first century still exist in museums today. Kelchak began creating metal at a bronze art cast- Double Tree by Justin Kelchak ing foundry and had opportunities to craft works with many world-renown artists. With a desire to bring nature indoors, Justin has found a method to transform homes and offices into healthy and soothing natural environments that are rich with the harmonic sound of flowing water. An indoor waterfall purifies the air by catching dust particles as the water flows downward while humidifying the area it is placed in as the water evaporates. Sage Custom Framing 834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com. Featuring oil paintings by Leigh Anne Boy. Here and There in the West includes Boy’s sensitive and beautiful landscapes as well as still life and figures. Working both in the studio and plein air, her painting process is very intuitive; derived from years of education, experience and observation. Boy is a native Coloradan now making her home in Bend. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Western State University in Colorado. She continued her studies in Denver, Tucson, Idaho and Here and There in the West by Leigh Anne Boy California with excellent oil painters in these areas. Silverado 1001 Wall St., 541-322-8792, www.silveradogallery.com. Featuring Joseph Christensen of JC Lapidary. Oregon artist handcrafting beautiful jewelry featuring many stones from the Northwest. Sunny Yoga Kitchen 2748 NW Crossing Dr. Suite 120, 541-678-3139, www.sunnyyogakitchen.com Featuring the acrylic and encaustic paintings of local fine artist Lisa Marie Sipe. Her work is about how nature is synthesized by our consumer culture. She captures incidents of abstraction in nature, such as tree bark or the spots on dog bellies, and paints them larger than life in unexpected colors. Sipe’s work has been exhibited at the Tucson Museum of Art, Scottsdale Museum
of Contemporary Art, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and many other locations nationwide. Sipe works at the Lumin Art Studios in Tumalo. www.LisaMarieSipe.com. The Silver Otter 706 SW Industrial Way, Ste. 100, Bend. 541-241-7818. www.thesilverotter.com. Exhibiting a collection of locally made art and handmade crafts from all over the world. Townshend’s Bend Teahouse 835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001. Featuring Bend artist Megan McGuinness’ exhibit, Sunspots and Half Thoughts, thru May. McGuinness works in oil and acrylic paint on canvas and reused materials, saying, “There is good and bad in everything we see. We need both to create a balance in which to live our lives evenly. Invite in all the riff raff and invite all the good over for dinner one night, you’ll see a perfect balanced table.” Megan was the first artist to participate in the Visit Bend Pillars of Art program in 2011 and has two murals downtown that are part of the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection. Tumalo Art Company 450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com. Featuring bold, bright new works by Paul Alan Bennett in Flowers of Mexico. Known for his “knit” style using gouache paint, Bennett works in a number of different styles and media. Inspired by a trip to Mexico—the folk arts and Day of the Dead images and rituals—his new work incorporates those bright colors, shapes, patterns and other elements into his knit painting style, taking those influences his own direction. His paintings have won nu- Mexican Lilly by Paul Alan Bennett merous local and national awards. He has been featured on Oregon Art Beat and teaches art at COCC. Velvet Lounge 805 NW Wall St, 541.728.0303 Juniper & Gin 7:30pm. Modern Folk Rock and Red Dirt-Americana inspired songwriting only begins to describe the unique sound of Juniper and Gin, the musical product of Jason Chinchen. His singular experiences have given Chinchen an eyes-wide-open view of mankind and the realities of our times. Art from David Kinker thru May. Kinker has a bachelor of arts in visual communication with an emphasis in illustration. He also studies art history, architecture, world myth and the sciences. His academic background blends with his diverse world experiences such as ranching in the Wyoming Rockies, to living in the colorful influences of the southwest. In addition, his four years as a naval air crewman traveling the world gives him an awareness and consideration of a larger picture that truly enhances the success of his artistic style.
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Bend Bend Library 601 NW Wall St., www.deschuteslibrary.org, Denise at 541-350-8039. The downtown Bend library art exhibit involves interpretations of themes presented in the Deschutes Public Library Novel Idea selection, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller and is available for viewing on the second floor of the downtown library thru June 2. Twelve artists with 21 entries in photography, oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, collage and one 3-D entry for the exhibit show abstract to realistic interpretations to some of the themes suggested in the book. Broken Top Clubhouse 62000 Broken Top Dr, Bend, 541-383-0868, www.brokentop.com. May 14 thru July 15. Bend’s spectacular Broken Top Club presents the artwork of Janice Rhodes and Cameron Kaseberg. Janice works in pastels and en- Cat by Janice Rhodes caustics, creating works rich in Strength by Cameron Kaseberg design and intuition. Cameron Kaseberg, who recently appeared on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat, works the obscure process of solvent transfer to create art that is both contemplative and whimsical. Broken Top’s Third Thursdays are a great time to meet the artists and enjoy wine, jazz and art – May 15 and June 19. Open to the public. Circle of Friends Art & Academy (formerly TAW Gallery) 19889 Eight St., 541-706-9025, http://tawgallery.com. Representing over 70 unique artists from silk and felt to crystal and stone, oils and watercolors to glass and wood. Des Chutes Historical Museum 129 NW Idaho Ave., www.deschuteshistory.org, 541-389-1813. Celebrates 70 Years of Smokey Bear with exhibit, birthday card contest and birthday party in partnership with the National Smokey Bear Association, the Deschutes National Forest and Discover Your Forest program. Exhibiting an exhibit of rare and one-of-a-kind Smokey Bear memorabilia spanning seven decades. DeWilde Art & Glass 321 SW Powerhouse, Old Mill District, 541-419-3337. Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Handmade stained glass windows, doors and individual hanging works of art. Eastlake Framing 1335 Galveston Ave., 541-389-3770, www.eastlakeframing.com. Eastlake Framing is celebrating the beginning of its 30th year helping Central Oregonians transform art into framed masterpieces. Travel through the lens of the highly respected, professional landscape photographer, Mike Putnam. Glacier covered mountains, alpine lakes, old growth forests, pristine rivers and lush wildflower meadows have made for amazing subject matter for Putnam and his life as a landscape photographer. Putnam’s Oregon landscape photographs are created using the large format view camera in order to produce large beautiful fine art prints. Future Artist Spotlight event dates include June 13, August 8, October 10 and December 12. High Desert Museum 59800 S Hwy. 97, www.highdesertmuseum.org, 541-382-4754. Wildlife Forensics: Detection and Discovery in the Animal World at the High Desert Museum. In this hands-on exhibit, Museum visitors will step into the shoes of a forensic expert investigating the case of a cougar killing. They will study the scene of the crime, gather clues, conduct lab analysis and present their solution for “whodunit.” Thru June 8. LUMIN Art Studio 19855 Fourth Street, 541-510-7535, luminartstudios.com. Mother-Child art show featuring art by local mothers and their children of all ages and mediums. May 10, 1-4pm. Also featuring resident artists Alisha Vernon, Lisa Marie Sipe, McKenzie Mendel and Natalie Gshwandtner. Partners in Care Arts & Care Gallery 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Marlene Moore Alexander, 541-382-3950. Exhibiting new modern paintings by local artist, Pat Oertley. This series is titled Jazz Series. The three dimensional work will be young people’s modern paper sculptures created from household paper tubes, titled Faces. Call Partners in Care at 541-382-5882 to make sure gallery is available. Hours 8am-5pm.
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Pronghorn Resort Pronghorn Clubhouse, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr. Presenting Dorothy Freudenberg, digital media. The show opens May 19 thru June 28. Freudenberg creates digital artwork and the rapid change in digital technology quickly expands her capability to produce her images. Experimentation with new technique also morphs the artist’s aesthetic. Her imagery arises from deconstructing and recombining digital photos, layering the constructions into digital collages. The work reveals Western and Eastern influences in that the artist creates both active space with profuse objects and intense color as well as still, barren space with minimal subject matter. As an artist creating outside the confines of tradition, the photography of her early career blended with her painterly approach and new technology to evolve her Winds of Change by distinctive body of work. Pronghorn invites the public to the exhibition during Dorothy Freudenberg clubhouse hours, 9am–9pm with information at the concierge, 541-693-5300. Billye Turner, art consultant, 503-780-2828, coordinates the Pronghorn exhibition schedule. Rodes-Smithey Studio 19007 Innes Market Rd., 541-280-5635, www.rodes-smithey.com. Showing mixed media, paintings, metalwork and sculpture from Randy and Holly Smithey. SageBrushers Art Society 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend, sagebrushersartofbend.com, 541-617-0900. Exhibit of original watercolor, pastel, photography, oils, acrylics and fused glass. Exhibit reception: Saturday, June 14, 5:30-8:30pm. Thru July 3. Also see members’ works at the Bend Senior Center, COCC Library, Tumalo Art Co., Starbucks in Redmond, St. Charles Medical Center and Sisters Art Walk. St. Charles Medical Center-Bend 2500 NE Neff Rd., 541-382-4321, www.scmc.org, email@example.com. Presents arts by local artists thru June. Beautiful display of peaceful and soothing scenes in second floor Arts in the Hospital. St. Charles Healthcare/Cancer Centers - Bend is presenting halls and halls of healing art by new artist Katie Kuehn, special presentation by local artists Joni Olson, Kim McClain, Artwork by Nora Chris Fitzgibbons, Gurney Miller, Lee August, Cindy Murphy, Jennifer Ware- Kolberg Miller Kempke, Don Zelius, Michelle Oberg, Shandel Gamer, Linda Shelton, Shelli Walters as well as photography by Richard Fredericks, Dave Kamperman, Lee Schaefer, Don Moody, Kay Larkin. The Great Frame Up 541-383-2676, firstname.lastname@example.org. Featuring Jennifer Lake. A selection of prints, limited editions, giclees and greeting cards, originals and canvas transfers. The Wine Shop 55 NW Minnesota St. Sponsored by the Bend/Belluno Association A Photo-Journey by Hilloah Rohr, European hiking and cultural guide and photographer. Journey through mysterious Venice, the magestic Dolomite Alps, beautiful Belluno and Slovenia, a country of many faces on the Adriatic Sea. Tuesday May 27, 7-8pm.
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Art Adventure Gallery 185 SE Fifth St. 541-475-7701. www.artadventuregallery.com. Art Behind Bars opening Thursday, May 1 at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, 3920 E Ashwood Road, 541-325-5219. Adults in custody are welcome to display their art work; there will be judging by artists from Art Adventure Gallery in Madras. The winning pieces will then be taken down to Art Adventure Gallery and be on display during the month of May for their show also titled Art Behind Bars at DRCI. The Museum at Warm Springs 2189 U.S. 26, 541-553-3331, www.museumatwarmsprings.org. In 2014 The Museum is celebrating youth who play a vital role in the Tribal community and all events and exhibits in 2014 will focus on youth.
A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum 246 N Main St., 541-447-3715, bowmanmuseum.org, Tues. thru Fri., 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-4pm. Ponderosa Pine Capital of the World exhibit anchors the new exhibit space in the expanded museum. It includes The Woods and The Mill, two full size areas that highlight the workers, tools and history of the trade. Native American exhibit brings history of the people and land of Crook County. The 1910 bank building is always filled with historical artifacts for viewing.
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Hood Avenue Art 357 West Hood Avenue, www.hoodavenueart.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-719-1800. Grand opening May 23. Hood Avenue Art (HAA) is an artist owned and operated fine art gallery featuring paintings, jewelry and custom-fabricated accessories for the home. Sisters’ newest gallery specializes in superb quality, unique and hand-crafted art by Central Oregon artists. HAA is comprised of mid-career, professional artists who exhibit a high level of commitment and caliber in their work.
The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal 7525 Falcon Crest Dr., Ste. 100, 434-989-3510, www.alfreddolezal.com. Gallery reception - Sunday, May 4, 2-5pm. Original oils, reproductions, classes (see listing on back page). The eclectic paintings of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal, combine evocative symbolism and mystical surrealism. They examine the deeper meaning of life and connect its challenges and rewards to a self-empowered and justly ordered existence. Britz Beads 249 NW Sixth St., 541-548-4649. Sandi’s bead jewelry and ongoing display of Gilbert Shepherd’s large format acrylic paintings.
The Jewel 221 West Cascade Ave., 541-549-9388. Ongoing exhibit, jewelry by Mary Jo Weiss.
The Racial Opportunity by Alfred A. Dolezal
Jill’s Wild (tasteful!) Women Showroom 601 Larch St., Ste. B, 541-617-6078. Artwork, cards, giftware and ceramics.
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyard 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne, 541-526-5075, www.faithhopeandcharityevents.com. Showcasing the work Austrian artist, Albert A. Dolezal.
Kate Aspen Studios 160 SW Oak St., 541-549-6950. Ongoing exhibit, beads, buttons, vintage jewelry and art.
Green Plow Coffee House 436 SW Sixth St., www.coryjoneillphotography.com or email: email@example.com. A very wise Old Man Owl and other birds by artist Vivian Olsen are on display in her Wildlife Art show thru May. Many large birds of the region and colorful animals are showing and plein air landscape paintings of Central Oregon. Vivian creates her detailed animal portraits with oils, and occasionally with watercolors or pastels. She uses various art mediums and techniques to create realistic paintings which are also quite contemporary. Vivian is president of the High Desert Art League, a member of Plein Air Painters of Oregon, Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists. www.vivianolsen.com.
Sisters Art Works 204 W Adams, 541-420-9695, www.sistersartworks.com. Al Krause Photography thru June 14. Open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and weekends by appointment.
Redmond Airport 2522 SE Jesse Butler Circle, 541-548-0646, www.flyrdm.com. Desert DNA: Life in the High Desert Photography thru June 19. Redmond Library 827 SW Deschutes Ave., 541-526-5073, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. www.redmondfol.org. Moments Opportune, a solo exhibition by Tracy Thille in the Silent Reading Room thru May. Thille’s work revolves around the outdoors. She enjoys the challenge of capturing the beauty of Central Oregon with quick, colorful strokes of acrylic paint.
Black Butte Ranch 541-595-1510, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://blackbutteranch.com. Featuring a Father-Daughter exhibit with Curtis Finch and Lisa Finch-Wiser. Exhibit runs May 5 thru the end of June. Buffalo Horn Gallery 167 West Sister Park Dr., 541-549-9378. Featuring the work of Ted Lettkeman, metal sculpter, Alix, mixed media portraiture of Native Americans and Gary Lynn-Roberts, western oil painter. Canyon Creek Pottery 310 North Cedar St., 541-390-2449, www.canyoncreekpotteryllc.com. Ongoing exhibit, 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, email@example.com. Second Saturday May 10 featuring old trade beads on buckskin for the earthy look, three books on prehistoric fiction by Cha and the new Regat bronze sculptures. Clearwater Art Gallery 303 West Hood, 541-549-4994, www.theclearwatergallery.com. Monday night music starts at 7pm. Wine Down on Wednesdays, Friday Night Flights. Desert Charm 161 S Elm Street, Sisters, 541-549-8479. Ongoing exhibits by Central Oregon artists. Featuring Nancy Bushaw, Deborah Dallinga, Tamari Gress and Margaret Meritt, pottery by Laurie Johansson and fiber arts by Jeannette Bobst, Tami Meritt and Cathy Paxton. Don Terra Artworks 222 W Hood Ave., 541-549-1299. Teri Applegarth, Dayne and Don Pathael, owners of Don Terra, exhibit their work.
Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop 252 W Hood Ave., 541-549-9552, www.sistersgallery.com. Fine art landscape photography, two- and three-dimensional art by Central Oregon artists including Paul Alan Bennett, Curtiss Abbott, Gary Albertson, Dennis Schmidling, J. Chester Armstrong and others. Custom framing by third-generation framer Dennis Schmidling. Sisters Public Library 110 N Cedar, 541-382-1209, Mon-Thurs 10-6; Sun noon-6. Closed Fri-Sat. firstname.lastname@example.org. Sisters Area Photography Club Show. Also, quilts from the annual Men Behind The Quilts Calendar and Rodeo items. Sponsored by Friends of Sisters Library Art Committee. The Porch 243 N Elm St., 541-549-3287, www.theporch-sisters.com. Featuring Casey Gardner’s acrylic paintings. You can see her artwork on Facebook under Casey Gardner’s Acrylic Paintings. Caseygardnersacrylicpaintings@gmail.com. Vista Bonita 222 West Hood Ave., Suite B, 541-549-4527. www.vistabonitaglass.com. Bright collection of whimsical, functional glass art, designer ceramics, fine art photography and unique landscape paintings.
Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-2127 or 541-593-8274, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com. Featured artists present new work that captures the essence of Spring in Full Bloom. May 10 second Saturday Artist’s Reception. Join the artists for food and drinks from 4-7pm. Featured artists are Jeff Thompson, Lisa May, Gene Thomas and Kathleen Keliher. Sunriver Library 56855 Venture Ln, Sunriver, 541-312-1080. William Stafford’s poems were the subject of the Lake Oswego Reads project where 18 painters were invited to choose one of his poems and paint from his words. The exhibit will feature 18 paintings along with the verse that inspired it. May 3 to June 28. Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery 17600 Center Dr. Presents a show of UFO quilts by a group representing the Mountain Meadow Quilters with quilts honoring the late Judy Hopkins, renowned quilter, lecturer, teacher and author of 21 books. Thru May 15. Janice Druian, oil landscapes and Tracy Leagjeld, monotypes in the upper gallery. Join Druian and Leagjeld for a reception Friday, May 23, 5–7pm. Opens May 21 thru July 5. Billye Turner, art consultant, organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort, 541-382-9398. The Wooden Jewel 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-593-4151, email@example.com. The Luxury of Wooden Watches -- recycled wood watches in an array of colors. Mark Doolittle has a doctorate in biology, and most feature fossils or miner- Seascape by Mark als that are integrated into the overall design. Doolittle
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Arts Plein Air Painting at The Rock A Day of Art, Family & Nature at Smith Rock State Park
Vision for Families - A Fine Photography Soiree
he Family Resource Center is bringing back its popular fine photography event, Vision for Families – A Fine Photography Silent Auction and Soiree on Friday, May 9 at 5:30-8:30pm at The Riverhouse. The 20 year old local nonprofit serves the tri-county area with parenting education classes and workshops as well as informational resources for families. This event has a long history but had been tabled when the Central Oregon economy cooled. As long time board member and photographer Loren Irving explained, “We were getting more and more questions and interest from members of the community asking if the event would ever return, and so we are excited to announce that
creativity begin. Throughout the day the public is invited to watch the artists work, explore the park and take in a Park Ranger presentation at 1pm. By the time the Ranger presentation begins the artists will have turned in their finished work for the jury process. Through this jury process, a collection of work will be selected for cash prizes and exhibition at Redmond’s beautiful Roberts
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Tango in the Garden by Dorothy Freudenberg
the time is right to bring the Vision for Families back. It seems like the community has spoken and we are eager to respond.” “We are looking forward to seeing some old friends and supporters as well as many new faces,” longtime board member Brad Bailey said. “We are also excited to introduce our new Executive Director Chuck Keers. Mr. Keers has been leading Family Resource Center since February as our highly successful and well-respected Executive Director Vicki Ertle retired after 20 years of leading the nonprofit.” Tickets, $35 per person or $65 per couple which includes admission to the Soiree, drink ticket with heavy appetizers with a no-host bar. firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-389-5468, www.frconline.org.
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ithin hours of the last brush stroke, the event organizers of the highly successful first annual Smith Rock Paint Out were hard at work planning for this year’s event. Created last year by the High Desert Art League and Smith Rock State Park, the event is designed to bring together community, artists, nature lovers, hikers and the like in the spectacular setting of Smith Rock State Park. The Paint Out is a plein air painting competition open to all artists working in 2-D. The only condition is that the work has to be safely and completely created in the park within the hours of the Smith Rock Paint Out. “It’s really an amazing experience to watch the artists at work,” says Linda Hill of The Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places (RCAPP). “Since the work has to be framed and ready to hang at the end of the competition, you can watch the creation of a piece from beginning to end.” The event begins at 8am when artist registration and all the
Field/Redmond Municipal Airport terminal. The show will run June 24 to August 17 with all works for sale. “We could not have had such a successful event last year without the help and support of our partners,” said Jacqueline Newbold, one of the event organizers. “Having the Redmond Airport and RCAPP partnering with us again for the exhibition is fantastic. We are also thankful for the support of Cascade A&E, Sage Custom Framing and Pacific Art & Framing. And coffee,” she added, “Green Plow Coffee of Redmond has stepped up to provide some hot and cold beverages. Yea!” June 21 from 8am-3pm, Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne, www. smithrockpaintout.com.
The Touch of an Artist at 10below
by Cascade A&E Staff
a savory, tender texture with absolutely perfect garlic mash potatoes. As a special treat, Ingrid offers a pasta or fish selection daily. Whatever you order, it is almost too pretty to touch, with Ingrid’s artistic flair evidenced not just in the ingredients but in the overall presentation of the dish. For lunch, locally sourced soups and salads abound. 10below’s soups are made in-house with carefully selected ingredients ensuring a full, rich symphony of flavors. You simply must try the cream of cauliflower soup which is truly second to none. 10below’s signature lunch selection – the 10 10 10 – offers great taste and value for those in a hurry. In 10 minutes, you can have the 10below special for $10! Commuting to downtown Bend on a bike? Order the 10 10 10 for lunch and you’ll be back to work by 1pm, no problem. Joining Ingrid this spring is Gretchen Smith, 10below’s new restaurant manager. Gretchen conducts the orchestra of serving professionals, who are well-versed on the intricacies of each dish, paired with just the right glass of wine. Her focus is on your dining experience, making sure no detail is overlooked. Gretchen has previously served the greater Bend community in similar capacities, making her uniquely able to anticipate the needs of local clientele including those seeking gluten free alternatives. This summer, come down to 10below for a cool, hip dining experience. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, experience firsthand the masterpiece that is 10below. The Oxford Hotel / 10below, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend, 541382-1010, www.oxfordhotelbend.com. Photos by of Paula Watts
hen you step into 10below Restaurant & Lounge, you know you are somewhere special. The northwest inspired modern décor has been described in articles as hip and stylish with a cosmopolitan flair. A respite from the heat of the summer, visitors appreciate the cool charm of the intimate setting on the lower level of The Oxford Hotel. Even the restroom has been featured in publications including the Oregonian’s living and hotel business sections. But the artistic touch doesn’t end with the ambiance. That’s just the beginning. The true art is in the preparation and the presentation of an exquisite meal, something 10below’s new chef, Ingrid Rohrer-Downer, has mastered. Being a locavore at heart, Ingrid was a perfect fit for 10below, where the focus from day one has been on offering selections created from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. 10below has built a reputation around urban-organic northwest cuisine, a reputation that is sure to grow under Ingrid’s tutelage. Since her arrival, Ingrid has introduced a new menu, which is proving quite popular with local clientele and hotel guests alike. Ingrid’s experience with Bon Appétit and Earthbound Farm in Carmel Valley influenced her dinner selections, which include a full range of proteins such as pork tenderloin with a chipotle onion marmalade and polenta green chili griddlecake or a lemon herb roasted half chicken with garlic thyme fingerling potatoes. A ribeye steak, with 10below’s secret dry rub, served with roasted shitake compound butter and potato crusted onion rings is a must try. Not your mom’s pot roast, the Oxford pot roast has
10below’s signature lunch selection – the 10 10 10
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Janice Druian & Tracy Leagjeld at Sunriver Resort Lodge
Along the Snake by Janice Druian
tational in Borrego Springs, the Yosemite Renaissance XV at the unriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presMuseum at Yosemite National Park and from March through ents a fine art exhibit featuring Janice Druian, oil early May this year at the invitational Cowgirl Up: the Other landscapes and Tracy Leagjeld, monotypes in the Half of the West at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickupper gallery. Druian and Leagjeld will be present at a reenburg, Arizona, featured in the exhibit’s full-color catalogue. ception in their honor on Friday, May 23 from 5–7pm. The exhibit opens on May 21 and continues through July 5. Leagjeld notes that her art is a way to communicate and share with others her love and reverence for nature. She creDruian, Bend artist, presents oil landscapes reflecting ates layered, subtly textured landscapes in monotypes, stating, the beauty of the Central Oregon. In describing her art “I love being outside surrounded by nature. Forests, meadows she quotes Maynard Dixon, the famed western painter of and deserts all have a different kind of energy and I strive the last century and inspiration to the artist: “My work… to create paintings and prints that allow the viewer feel the is not the regulation ‘Wild West’ type of painting. I aim Clouds and Huckleberries by Tracy Leagjeld spirit of the place.” Her work in the exhibit features Central rather to interpret the vastness…loneliness and sense of Oregon imagery. freedom this country inspires.” Druian’s roots go deep in the West. Her family came across on the Oregon Trail, Leagjeld creates monotypes that are a form of printmaking whereby an original ultimately settling in California in 1852. It is this enduring connection with the image is inked or painted onto a non-porous surface, such as a piece of plexiglass or West that inspires her landscape painting. metal then transferred onto paper by laying a piece of paper over the painted surface Deepening that connection, she lives overlooking the Deschutes canyon with an and applying pressure transferring the image to the paper. The artist prefers to use encompassing vista of the Cascades and the Ochoco Mountains, witnessing daily oil-based printer’s ink for its luminous sheen. the rich visuals of the high desert light. The current body of work focuses on the light Prior to the exhibition of the previously noted artists’ work, the Mountain Meadow found in remote parts of Oregon and Idaho in the sometimes-opalescent moun- Quilters continue the display of their quilts using the images, designs, some blocks tains, vermillion cliffs and dramatic sunsets and sunrises that encompass the palette and fabrics of the late noted quilter Judy Hopkins continuing through May 15. of the entire color spectrum. Sunriver invites the public to join the landscape artist’s reception on Friday evening Druian took a masters in art education at the University of Oregon under noted of Memorial Day Weekend as well as the exhibitions at the Lodge, open all hours. Billye artists Laverne Krause and Frank Okada with continued studies including a con- Turner organizes exhibitions for Sunriver Resort and provides additional information at centration on Plein Air. Her art appeared at the eigth annual (2014) Plein Air Invi- 503-780-2828.
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Spring in Full Bloom at Sunriver Artists’ Gallery
eatured artists at the Sunriver Artists’ Gallery are presenting new work that captures the essence of Spring in Full Bloom. Pull yourself out of the winter doldrums by visiting the gallery on May 10 for the Second Saturday Artist’s Reception. Join the artists for food and drinks from 4-7pm. Featured artists are Jeff Thompson, Lisa May, Gene Thomas and Kathleen Keliher. Jeff Thompson, glass artist, captures the spirit of spring with his new series of sculptural vessels where three separate glass segments are melted into one whole vessel using the Italian process known as encalmo. This process results in clean, distinct lines. During the process, while the vessel is in the molten state, it is turned 90 degrees on its axis by attaching a new blowpipe. The vessel is elongated and expanded along this new axis to create the organic contours and pattern. Having immersed himself in the traditional techniques of Italian glassblowing, Thompson finds himself experimenting with his interpretations of the medium. His sculptures are a blend of contemporary, traditional and custom techniques. The artist was recently honored by OPB’s long running local TV production, Oregon Art Beat, in a special Portland exhibition celebrating the work of Northwest artists that have been featured. The gallery is proud to add yet another talented artist to the group. Lisa May creates paper-layered art in a process that summarizes nature, with its infinite colors, textures, layers and components, into a minimum composition that tricks the viewer’s eye into seeing a full representation of the subject. Part of the process involves reinterpreting the depth of field that is seen as a limited range of focus by the human eye. It is difficult to describe
Vase by Jeff Thompson
May’s creations in print, but when you visit the gallery, you will be amazed and intrigued by the pieces. One of the challenges of May’s process is that the focal point of the piece is often the last part of the art addressed. Traditional sketching or painting involves starting with a rough outline of the whole piece and then adding detail to the image. In these layered paper pieces, the artist is usually finished with and committed to the entire background before the focal point is even started. Gene Thomas, stained glass artist, is featuring new work that takes his skill into a more dimensional presentation. Breaking away from the more traditional format for stained glass, the artist has increased the movement in his pieces by releasing the glass pieces from the static confinement of the rectangle. Butterflies flutter among flowers and green leaves and curling vines in a perfect representation of Spring. Kathleen Keliher, pastel and oil painting artist, continues to pay homage to the beauty of Central Oregon with her incredible plein air compositions. Keliher can often be seen along the rivers and trails during the summer and fall months creating small oil and pastel sketches to use as reference for her larger studio paintings. One of her new pieces, Summer Fields, really provides the feeling of vista and air quality that draws so many visitors to this area. 57100 Beaver Dr., 541-5932127 or 541-593-8274, www. artistsgallerysunriver.com.
Glass art by Gene Thomas
Mixed media by Lisa May
Summer Fields by Kathleen Keliher
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Sisters Rodeo Tickets On Sale
ickets are now on sale for the 74th annual PRCA Sisters Rodeo. With the third Xtreme Bulls competition on Wednesday, June 11, there are five exciting performances and a weekend of special events planned for The Biggest Little Show in the World. Xtreme Bulls begins Wednesday, June 11 at 6:30pm; rodeo performances are Friday, June 13, 7pm, Saturday, June 14, 1pm and 7pm and Sunday, June 15, 1pm. Slack competition, on Thursday, June 12, is free to spectators. The Central Oregon Bulldogging Shootout, an independent fundraiser for Justin and Columbia River Circuit Cowboy Crisis Funds, will be on Wednesday, June 5 from noon-4pm. This event is also free to spectators, who will see up to 45 PRCA rodeo bulldoggers in early action before they compete in the rodeo. The traditional rodeo parade will
be held in downtown Sisters on Saturday, June 14 starting at 9:30am. On Sunday, June 15, the Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast will be served from 7–11am and the Cowboy Church Service will be held at 9am both at the rodeo grounds. Brooklyn Nelson, Sisters PRCA Rodeo Queen, will reign over the 74th annual rodeo. Each performance will feature the grand entry, team bronc riding, tie-down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding and barrel racing. The Xtreme Bulls event is bull riding only, with a dance following at 9pm at the rodeo grounds. Dance tickets are $5. Cathy Williams, director of ticket sales said, “We have lots of tickets available, but it is wise to order now if you have a group or want specific locations. Tickets for Xtreme Bulls are selling quickly.” 800-827-7522, www.sistersrodeo.com.
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Welcome to The Sisters Country Hood Avenue Gallery Grand Opening
ood Avenue Art (HAA) announces their grand opening on May 23 in Sisters. This date coincides with the new road opening and the first of the Fourth Friday Sistersâ€™ art and retail event.
Kailua Trumpets by Winnie Givot
Hood Avenue Art is an artist owned and operated fine art gallery featuring paintings, jewelry and custom-fabricated accessories for the home. Sistersâ€™ newest gallery specializes in superb quality, unique and hand-crafted art by Central Oregon artists. HAA is comprised of mid-career, professional artists who exhibit a Whistling in the Orange Windy by Patricia Freeman-Martin high level of commitment and caliber in their work. Painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, metal works and photography are all represented at HAA in a range of contemporary and traditional styles. Many of the artists are available for custom projects. HAA artists represent a span across cultures and generations, from the original oil painting of long-time favorite wildlife painter Rod Frederick to hot young metalsmiths, Justin Kelchak and the team of Orion Forge, who bring their waterfalls, stair railings and award-winning fire pits. Katherine Taylor, a contemporary oil painter with an old masters influence, exhibits figurative, still life and landscapes and offers commissioned portraits, Winnie Givot is an internationally known watercolor artist whose paintings are in the collections of Barack and Michelle Obama, John Kitzhaber and the Chilean Congress. Tina Brockway and Mitch and Michelle Deaderick represent one-of-akind ceramic fine art, as well as custom tile and pottery commissions for the home. Kathleen Keliher, Patricia Freeman-Martin and Vern Bartley exhibit paintings, photographs and mixed media prints that speak of their personal artistic journey through the landscape.
Mokume Sunstone Ring by Elyse Douglas
Finally, the hand-crafted jewelry and Oregon Sunstones from Douglas Fine Art Jewelry partners Steven and Elyse Douglas bring sparkle and wearable elegance to the gallery.
Pottery by Tina Brockway
Low Tide Moolak Shores by Katherine Taylor
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ART WALK FRANKLIN CROSSING May 2, 5-8PM
MARY MARQUISS, WATERCOLOR KIM OSGOOD, MONOTYPE
Through May 30 Wine/appetizers - Noi Thai Spotlight Chamber Players, High Desert Chamber Music
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JANICE DRUIAN, OIL TRACY LEAGJELD, MONOTYPE MAY 21-JULY 5 RECEPTION: Fri., May 23, 5-7pm
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Plein-Air Competition and Juried Exhibition Smith Rock Paint Out – June 21st, 2014 Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon
Paint Out Exhibition – June 24 – August 17, 2014
Roberts Field - Redmond Municipal Airport, Redmond, Oregon Event information and artist registration: smithrockpaintout.com
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he Civil War ence for the entire family, invades the with period correct details Metolius when that will deepen anyone’s the Blue and the Grey understanding of The face off on May 17-18 as War Between The States. the Northwest Civil War Founded in the early Council holds a colorful ‘80s, the Northwest Civil military reenactment in War Council, a nonCamp Sherman. profit, living history orDuring the encampment exercises, expect the ganization, is over 1,000 members strong. It seeks thunder of antique blackpowder muskets and canto teach the public about the American Civil War non fire as the historic group educates and entertains and provide a competitive arena for other reenactvisitors on the lifestyles of heroic civilians and solment groups around the country at a full calendar diers of the 19th century. of regional and national events, including this year’s The House on Metolius resort will serve as head150th anniversary of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. quarters for this series of staged skirmishes and Their exciting Camp Sherman Civil War jamboree battles using an inspired cast of infantry, cavalry and charges into Central Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, The Civil War invades the Metolius artillery personnel. May 17-18 from 9am-5pm. Cost for this first-year event Admission includes medical demonstrations, music, food, dances and opportu- is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/ students and kids six and under are free. For directions and nities to inspect and handle vintage firearms of the era. It’s a fun authentic experi- a complete schedule of weekend events go to www.nwcwc.org or call 866-904-6165.
Alfred A. Dolezal Examines the Deeper Meaning of Life
he symbolic art of Austrian artist, Alfred A. Dolezal, examines the deeper meaning of life and connects its challenges and rewards to a selfempowered and justly ordered existence. His visionary oil paintings has been described as allegorical, cubistic, paradoxical and thought-provoking. An interesting example of his style is found in The Racial Opportunity. This painting illustrates the narrow-minded attitude of racism and treats it with a limited two-dimensional image. The upper king insists upon supremacy and suppresses the figure below. A racist is unaware of the great universal law which states that the emotions of resentment and hate are binding and will result in an inborn opposition towards the other pigment, sex or religious conviction. This vicious circle continues until he learns that people are a unity and hurting someone else only hurts himself (emphasized by the small motor which enables the picture to slowly revolve). The human race is a family, regardless of color, culture or belief systems - everything is part of something else and all parts form a whole. Never before in this civilization have we had so much evidence to link the miracle of life to a meaningful and justly ordered universe. The breakdown of the old system - hunger, poverty, violence and pollution - is vital to the metamorphosis of the higher consciousness. Every problem is an opportunity. Like puzzle pieces, Alfred’s artwork represents this bigger picture where a loving im-
manent force is present in all people and in everything around us. A recurring theme in many of his paintings is the acceptance of the wide range of cultures and customs, the blueprint for world peace. Combining evocative symbolism and mystical surrealism with psychology, history, philosophy, mythology, physics and metaphysics, his paintings offer a theory to the human reality, the visual tools to enlightenment that help us to understand that which we inherently know, but have forgotten. Throughout the years he has cultivated a vivid imagination that reveals his mischievous, humorous side and his love for the unexpected. These eclectic, contemporary, realistic works tell a human interest The Racial Opportunity by Alfred A. Dolezal story; his choice of vivid colors dramatize their mood and positive theme. Gallery reception May 4, 2-4pm, 7525 Falcon Crest Dr., Redmond. Wednesday – Friday, 12 - 7pm or weekends from 10am - 6pm. 434-989-3510,www.alfreddolezal.com. Download the CascadeAE App | May 2014
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Stromboli oozing with cheese (think Calzone with the marinara sauce on the side). I thought I would prefer the meat-packed Stromboli Luigi, but the Stromboli Sophia with roasted red pepper, baby spinach, red onion and feta won me over. We even had the Braised Duck Poutine—essentially a huge dish of fries smothered in braised duck gravy and fresh made-in-house mozzarella curd. I’m not a poutine fan, but it worked for one of my friends. “I make sure I come in solo and get a corner table,” admitted Kebaba executive chef and co-owner Jake Lewis. “This isn’t something you eat in public, but it’s so right.” Back to the salads. We tried at least five. Aside from the classic Caesar, not one was like anything I’ve tasted. Brussels Baby! featured shaved brussel spouts, baby kale and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano in a creamy, vaguely sweet Dijon dressing. The Pear Bleu paired fresh sliced pears and mixed greens with toasted walnuts, dried cranberries and crumbled blue cheese. The Mother Grain, a vegetarian’s mother-load (pun and misspelling intended) boasted red quinoa, wheatberries, caramelized onion, dried cranberries and baby spinach tossed in a zesty lemon vinaigrette. But wait. There was more to come. A lot more. The half-pound burger was everything a burger should be—tasty meat (a combina-
tion of chuck and brisket ground inhouse), cooked to a perfectly charred medium-rare and served with crispy fries that tasted like real potatoes. The Truffle Mac & Cheese was anything but subtle, but I love truffle oil so it worked for me. Besides, how can you argue with shells tossed in a fourcheese Mornay sauce and studded with bacon? Even the pizzas were delicious. And the desserts? Let’s just say that I kept having bites of the peanutbutter chocolate cheesecake long after my stomach had raised the “stop” sign. At Nolan’s insistence, I returned two days later for breakfast—which is offered only on the weekends—with a new friend in tow. As we settled in, we noticed two little girls playing pool. Another Hideaway surprise: Kids are allowed in the tavern until 10pm. We kicked off our morning meal with a round of Eggs Benedict, which were even better than those at the Vic. The traditional bennie featured wonderfully smoky ham. The capers and shallots served with the smoked-in-house Wild King Salmon Benedict were a nice touch. But the Mushroom Basket Benedict stole the show. How can you resist a giant charbroiled portabella mushroom cap stuffed with vegetables and then topped with perfectly poached eggs and hollandaise? By then we had sampled the mimosas as well as The Game Changer, which is hands down the best—
and most ridiculous—Bloody Mary in town. Not only do you get a double shot of Nolan’s house-spiced pepper vodka, the garnish includes a jumbo prawn, pickled asparagus and beans, and a golf-ball-sized, crusty fried blue cheese ball wrapped in maple bacon. I could keep going and tell you about Carnitas Chimichanga, the breakfast burrito special or the French toast special with cinnamon bread, blueberry mascarpone, Meyer lemon cream sauce and fresh blueberries. But why? By now it must be apparent that it’s time you found your own favorites at The Hideaway.
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ention The Hideaway and invariably you’ll hear, “Oh, they have really good food.” Now I expect that about a top restaurant. But a sports bar with eight flat screen TVs, a pool table, darts and shuffleboard? Even if it is owned by Victorian Café notable John Nolan. I had to go check out the place for myself. I quickly realized that even though it’s a pub, The Hideaway can satisfy just about anyone’s palate. Even my vegetarian massage therapist recommended the food. “You’ve got to try the beet salad,” she said. She was right. The depth of flavor in the beets, which are braised in vinegar and herbs, and the dressing, which includes a reduction of the braising liquid, made it one of the best I’ve tasted. Did I mention that nearly everything except the bread is made from scratch? This isn’t the kind of place where you’re going to be served frozen poppers. Here the stuffed jalapeños are wrapped in bacon and filled with homemade pork, cheddar and cream cheese sausage. Instead of the usual reconstituted wings, The Hideway offers Buffalo Drumsticks that are beer braised, fried, sautéed and then baked. Seriously? Other yummy starters we sampled included pork wings in a slightly sweet Asian barbecue sauce with a hint of heat, tempurabattered fried pickles and two types of
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he Central Oregon Mastersingers will join the Central Oregon Symphony in May to present Clyde Thompson’s concert-length cantata, We Have Spoken - Voices from Native America. The libretto for the cantata is made up entirely of the words of Native Americans from the 15th to the 20th centuries, and traces the history of North American Indians through those centuries of change and turmoil as their way of life was gradually overwhelmed by white culture. Originally scored for accompaniment by two pianos and percussion, the cantata received its premiere in 2002. Portions of the work have been performed throughout the United States, including at the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Song of the Year Awards Show
he Central Oregon Songwriter’s Association (COSA) invites you to the 16th annual Song of the Year Awards Show Saturday May 17, from 6-8pm at Kelly D’s, 1012 SE Cleveland Ave. in Bend. Awards will be given for the best songs by local songwriters in many different categories. Recorded versions of the songs were entered in the competition in February. Tommy Joe Kelly will emcee the event.
in Washington D.C. These concerts with the Central Oregon Symphony will be the premiere of a newly orchestrated version created especially for this collaboration. Members of the Mastersingers who will appear as soloists in the work are Christian Clark, Katrina Hays, Trish Sewell, Mark Hickman and Steve Osterkamp. Performances will take place at Bend High School Auditorium on Saturday May 17, 7:30pm, Sunday May 18, 2pm and Monday May 19, 7:30pm. Admission to We Have Spoken is free, but tickets are required, available through the Central Oregon Symphony at www.cosymphony.com.
There will be a raffle with many great items to choose from and live performances by Allan Byer, Rick Havern, Christen Hawkins, Natalie Heidtmann, Joey Hodgson, Tom Leonard, JoAn Mann, Phil Page, Dennis Plant, Stan Roach, David Skelton, Shannon Smith, Bill Valenti, Mike Viles, Steven Walker and Hal Worcester. The cost is $5 cash or check (no cards please). www.oregonsongwriters.org.
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We Have Spoken - Voices from Native America
An Evening With David Malis
riday, June 6 at 7pm at the Pinckney Center for the Arts, COCC Campus, LaGrange native and opera singer, David Malis, will perform. Malis will be joined onstage by the Opera Bend Chorus and Central Oregon soloists Christine Keever, Debra Leonard, Nancy Engebretson, Trish Sewell, Jason Stein, Dan Glover and Scott Carroll.
Opera in 1982. After that, at the age of 25, Malis’s career took off. He sang with the Metropolitan Opera in New York for 12 seasons. He shared the stage with well known vocalists such as Italian opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti, and Australian soprano, Dame Joan Sutherland.
According to writer Melanie Ruberti, the first thing you might notice about David Malis is his powerful, baritone voice. That voice that has won him several awards, and allowed him to share the stage with some of the most well known opera singers in the world. “I think the thing you’re supposed to do with your life has a tendency to find you. Instead of you finding it,” Malis said.
Malis’ career took him around the globe. He sang for the King and Queen of Sweden in their royal palace. He’s performed in some of the most famous opera houses in the world, including: La Scala in Milan, Wales, London, Paris, Greece, Hong Kong, Vienna, Rome and New York. All told, Malis said he’s performed in 27 different countries and in 38 of the United States.
The love of music found its way into Malis’s heart very David Malis early in life. His dad was a singer and the Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of LaGrange until 1987. His mom was also a singer and a pianist who frequently accompanied her son during auditions and concerts. Malis’s passion for music quickly grew. After graduating from LaGrange High School, Malis became a instrumental music major at the University of Georgia. But that quickly changed.
“I basically lived out of a suitcase from the time I was 27 until I was in my 40’s,” Malis said. And his accolades grew. Malis was the first American to win the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World competition in Cardiff, Wales.
From there, he studied for four years at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before beginning his professional career with the San Francisco
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Harmony4Women Welcomes Two New Partners
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ith unprecedented excitetionally, and the Bend Branch, founded in ment, the Harmony4Women 1931, gives scholarships to COCC students leadership team announces continuing their educations in a four year the addition of two new partner-organizaprogram through their Charles and Helen tions to the Harmony4Women team. JoinWeil Scholarship Fund, and it offers miding Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus and dle school girls an introductory program in Grandma’s House will be long-time Bend STEM fields, science, technology, engineerwomen’s nonprofit groups, American Asing and math, toward preparing them for sociation of University Women (AAUW) careers in these fields, in partnership with Bend Branch, and Soroptimist Internathe Girl Scouts of America. tional of Bend. Soroptimist International, founded in Harmony4Women Team Members - Alison Garner Mata, Dana Barron, Connie Norman The purpose of Harmony4Women is to (director), Sarah Elmer, Mary Howard, Woody Medeiros, Nancy Ueland, Margaret Wyman & 1921 for business and professional women, educate, nurture, support and inspire women Linda Gardner. is a global women’s organization whose and audiences in Central Oregon through a year-long community outreach, culmi- members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities nating in a crowd pleasing fundraising concert that benefits the partner organizations. and throughout the world. Locally the group supports projects including a commuNancy Ueland, executive director, said, “AAUW and Soroptimist are wonder- nity baby shower for low income families, hats, gloves and “soap bunnies” for Head ful additions to Harmony4Women. All four of these organizations draw women Start children, support of local shelters housing women and families, advocacy and throughout Central Oregon and serve women and girls throughout the area. All support for victims of human trafficking,and economic project support, such as four are designed to improve the lives of women and girls. They empower, inspire, “Bras for a Cause.” shelter, and educate women and girls. Their goals blend nicely with the HarmonyOriginal members of the Harmony4Women Team are Grandma’s House, a non4Women mission.” profit home and outreach program that provides safe shelter to homeless and/or Together the groups will present two Harmony4Women acappella concerts, their abused pregnant, parenting and adopting girls between the ages of 12 and 19, and fifth annual offerings, at the Tower Theater in Bend, on Saturday, November 22 after Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus, committed to singing four-part barbershop 8-10 weeks of practice and bonding as the Harmony4Women community chorus. acappella harmony with joy and passion, and to achieving musical and performing Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been excellence through mutual respect, dedication, education and community outreach. the nation’s leading voice advancing education and equity for women and girls through Together, these four dynamic groups join harmony to provide cooperation and advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW offers grants and awards na- visibility for the causes they support. Joining together to “sing for their sisters” they all become Harmony4Women, providing a unique opportunity for both friend raising and fund raising. More information on the program and sponsor opportunities can be found at Harmony4Women.org, and on Facebook pages, or by calling 541-383-3142.
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Love: the Bitter & the Sweet
ou will find a multi-faceted view of love: passionate, tender, yearning and broken hearted, when Opera Bend and the COCC Department of Fine Arts and Communication present a joint performance featuring the University of Oregon Opera Ensemble and the Opera Bend Ensemble. The staged scenes will be sung in English and original foreign languages, including Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Cosi Fan Tutte, Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress, Offenbach’s Les Conte’s d’Hoffman, Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe, Verdi’s La Traviata, musical theatre and operetta. The Opera Bend ensemble will feature young and adult artists from Madras, Bend, Prineville and Redmond. Making their debut with Opera Bend are sopranos Christine Keever, Elizabeth Simpson, Kayla George, Debra Leonard, Karen Sipes, Katie Bullock, Sierra Sterrettn and Raelynn Stewart, alto Laura Reyes, baritones Juan Retano, TJ Brayton and Sayre Grant, tenors Mike Grigsby and Justin Tilton, and bass Dan Glover. Returning singers include sopranos Una Wagner, Angela Alvarez and tenor Jason Stein. The ensemble is under the direction of Nancy Engebretson and accompanied by pianist Scott Michaelson. During the last week of May, the group will work with famous Metropolitan Opera Baritone David Malis and opera coach/pianist Dr. Gustavo Castro. The University of Oregon Opera ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Karen Esquivel. 7pm Saturday, May 31, Pinckney Center for the Arts COCC Campus, admission $7, COCC students free. www.operabend.org.
Spotlight Chamber Players at Franklin Crossing for First Friday
he Spotlight Chamber Players will be performing as part of Downtown Bend’s monthly First Friday on May 2 at Franklin Crossing from 5:15-8pm. The following students were selected to participate in this year’s Spotlight Chamber Players program: Mateo Garza, Hannah Ortman (violins), Ben Kroeker (viola), Paul Blanscett, Amy Wheeler and Jonah Rosberg (cellos). This program provides a high level of chamber music instruction to aspiring young musicians. Included is weekly chamber music instruction with Executive Director Isabelle Senger and select visiting artists, and complimentary admission and performance opportunities at all HDCM events. Auditions are held yearly, and open to violin, viola, cello and bass students in grades 6-12 with three or more years of private study and intermediate to advanced levels of playing. This year’s students come from the private teaching studios of Diane Allen, Travis Allen, Julia Bastuscheck and Sarah Ruzicka.
Amy Wheeler, Paula Blanscett, Ben Kroeker, Hannah Ortman, Mateo Garza & Jonah Rosberg
Performance by a Duo or Group. People magazine ranked Bonoff ’s All My Life as one of the all-time top five most popular wedding songs. Whatever your preferred genre of music, chances are there’s a Jimmy Webb song on your playlist. The man who confounded generations of radio listeners with the brilliance of a lyric about a cake left out in the rain (MacArthur Park), remains a Karla Bonoff trailblazer among 50 years after his first hit. At 67, Webb looks back on his days as a Midwestern teen navigating fame and fortune in Los Angeles. “These are the songs that helped us survive the ‘70s,” said Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre Foundation. “To hear Karla perform All My Life, and Jimmy reprise Up, Up and Away is more than a concert; it’s a master class you can sing along with.” Bend Surgery Center is the title sponsor; showcase sponsor is Mt. View Heating, with supporting sponsors Deschutes Brewery and Central Oregon Radiology. Sunday, May 11 – 7:30pm, 835 NW Wall Street, tickets: $30 / $35 / $40, plus $1 historic theatre restoration fee, reserved seating, 541317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org. Photos courtesy of Tower Theatre
wo Hall of Fame songwriters share the stage and their most famous compositions at the Tower Theatre on Sunday, May 11 at 7:30pm. Karla Bonoff has written hits for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, Lynn Anderson and most notably Linda Ronstadt. Jimmy Webb, the only artist to receive Jimmy Webb Grammys for music, lyrics and orchestration, composed career-making classics for Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, The Fifth Dimension and Joe Cocker. This night of stories and songs is a perfect way to cap-off Mother’s Day. Bonoff wrote three songs for Linda Ronstadt’s Hasten Down the Wind album in 1976: Someone to Lay Down Beside Me, If He’s Ever Near and Lose Again. Karla and J.D. Souther wrote songs for the movie About Last Night, and she sang the Tom Snow/ Dean Pitchford song Somebody’s Eyes in Footloose. In 1990, her career came full circle, writing three songs on Ronstadt’s album Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. All My Life, a duet by Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, won the Grammy for Best Vocal
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igh Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) and Naxos labels. Having forged their varied caconcludes their sixth season featuring reers for the past decade in the New York area, the Thunder Egg Consort on Satthree of these four musicians hail from the Pacific urday, May 3, 7:30pm at the Tower Theatre. The Northwest. Having recently moved to Oregon, program includes works by Mozart, Franck and the group has taken their name and inspiration Dvorak. Join members of the quartet for a prefrom the state rock, formed a consort and are forgconcert talk at 6:45pm. This event is free for all ing new ground in their reclaimed homeland. ticket holders. The Spotlight Chamber Players from HDCM’s Making their debut in the HDCM Concert educational outreach program will perform works Series this season, the Thunder Egg Consort is a by composers ranging from Bach to Gershwin group of seasoned performers, who hold advanced prior to the concert. degrees from Juilliard School of Music and the Monica Ouchi Bunch, Anthea Kreston, Kenji Bunch & Jason Duckles General admission $35, student tickets $10, 541Curtis Institute of Music. The members have won international competi306-3988, www.HighDesertChamberMusic.com, Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall tions such as Banff, Melbourne and Munich, and have recorded for Sony St., 541-306-3988, email@example.com.
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High Desert Chamber Music Series Finale Thunder Egg Consort
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Red Chair Gallery Red Chair Gallery has developed a quality reputation as the local artists gallery. They have won the number one locals “Best” gallery two years in a row in The Source “Best of ” competition. They are looking for a fiber artist to show in the gallery. They require that the artist they jury in is willing to work 8 to 16 hours per month in the gallery. If you are a fiber artist that would like to join the best local gallery in Bend, contact www.redchairgallerybend.com. They would love to see images of your work either from your website or sent directly to the e-mail. Auditions at CTC Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn, at the theatre (148 NW Greenwood) on May 5-6 at 7pm. The cast requirements are three men and three women. 541-389-0803. Greg Walden Congressional Art Competition for High School Students An Artistic Discovery is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes Central, Southern and Eastern Oregon. The contest is a nationwide endeavor for students to showcase their artistic abilities while competing for the chance to have their work displayed in the United States Capitol. Submit no more than two photographs to Walden’s office by Monday, May 5, 2014. After artwork is received, a panel of experts will choose one winner and runners-up. The winner will have their artwork displayed in the national student art exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will also receive complimentary round-trip airfare for two to Washington, D.C. to view the full exhibit and attend a reception honoring the student’s talent. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in one of Walden’s offices in Oregon in Bend, Medford, La Grande or Hood River. Lizzie Litzow at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org. All forms and further information can be found on Walden’s website at http:// walden.house.gov/art-competition. The Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Committee Accepting entries for themed exhibition My Favorite Subject. This is an open theme of the artist’s choice. Artwork delivery date: June 3, 3-6pm at the Hutchinson Room on the second floor of the downtown Bend Library. Exhibition dates: June 4-September 2. Artists may submit two pieces, 16”x20” (outer frame dimensions), in any wall hanging medium, wired for hanging and of a value less than $1,000. Entry forms available in the foyer of the downtown Bend Li-
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Cascade Chorale practices for their Spring Show
Cascade Chorale Spring Show
he Cascade Chorale Spring Show features the music of Lerner & Loewe and Rodgers & Hart. Under the direction of guest conductor Trish Sewell, the concert includes highlights from Camelot, Gigi and Paint Your Wagon plus other familiar and fun tunes. The COCC chorus joins the Cascade Chorale for this entertaining show in the beautiful setting of the First Presbyterian Church. Friday, May 30 at 7pm Saturday, May 31 at 2pm First Presbyterian Church, Bend, free, family friendly, www.cascadechorale.org.
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brary and at the Reference desk on the second floor. Contact: Denise at 541-350-8039 or Nate 541-317-0894. Smith Rocks Paint Out The High Desert Art League and Smith Rocks State Park will present the second annual Smith Rocks Paint Out (SRPO) on June 21. Artists working in 2-D media are invited to participate in this unique plein-air opportunity. Join us and share your creativity in beautiful Smith Rock State Park. The price is right (free) and it is a snap to register. Registration and participation information: www. smithrockpaintout.com. LUMIN Art Studios We’re looking to feature guest artists at our monthly open studio events. You will have one wall area and a table. Go to www.luminartstudios.com/p/blog-page.html for info on how to apply. If you know someone who would be interested, share this! Get in touch with any questions. Art in the High Desert Artist Hosts Needed Art in the High Desert’s Home Hosting Program is designed to help out artists with lodging as well as connect community, artist and show. If you are interested in hosting a visiting artist during the 2014 show, please email Info@ ArtintheHighDesert.com for more information. Call to Artists Membership in newly forming artist-run gallery in Sisters. Contact Kathleenkeliher@yahoo.com. Located on the west end of Hood Ave. (next to Gary Cooley Gallery), hence our name: Hood Avenue Art. Newly formed LLC consisting of a core group of professional artists (Tina Brockway, Katherine Taylor, Kathleen Keliher, Winnie Givot, Elyse and Stephen Douglas, Mitch and Michelle Deadrick and Patricia Freeman-Martin). Opening the space for at least 10 memberships and looking for professional submissions to include glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood and 2-D art. Call to Artists for St. Charles Healthcare-Bend Arts in the Hospital, three venues through St. Charles Healthcare, Cancer Center - Bend and Redmond Cancer Center. Please send your requests/submissions to Linda Francis-Strunk, coordinator, Arts in the Hospital, email@example.com. 2014 Deschutes County Fair Talent Show Wednesday, July 30, 12-3pm on Eberhards Dairy Food
Court Stage, singers, musicians, dancers, bands, magicians, jugglers and acts of all kinds! Four acts will each win a $150 prize and perform again on Saturday. Send a CD, DVD, videotape (no 8mm) and/or photos along with name, age, address and phone number to: Deschutes County Fair, Talent Show Audition, 3800 Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756. All audition materials must be at the Fairgrounds by Monday, July 7 - notification will be completed by Monday, July 14. Creative Writing Competition The Nature of Words Call for Submissions for writers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The deadline is June 1. The competition is open to commercially unpublished writers in three genres: fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry and three age categories: 15-18, 19-25 and 25+. Winners receive a cash prize, are invited to an awards ceremony in Bend and are featured in The Nature of Words’ annual anthology. Submissions are judged by a panel of professional writers. This year’s panel includes fiction judge Chantal Strobel, community relations and development manager for the Deschutes Public Library; creative nonfiction judge David Jasper, journalist for The Bulletin and poetry judge, Dr. Emily Carr, director of the Low-Residency MFA at OSU-Cascades. www.thenatureofwords.submittable.com/submit. Vista Bonita Glass Art Studio & Gallery 222 W Hood St., Ste. B, Sisters. Looking for artists to consign in our approximately 800 square foot gallery, a working glass art studio collocated with the gallery. Looking for: unique art, functional pottery, artistic pottery, metal art, glass art, fiber art. No paintings or photography at this time. We will jury your work to see if it fits into our vision. 55/45 split. Jerry 541-5494527. Send pictures of your work to vistabonitaglass@ gmail.com. Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village has a rare space available to a 3-D artist. The artist must live in the Central Oregon region and be willing to work in the gallery and be part of the team. The time commitment is three to four half day shifts per month. Artists’ Gallery is a well established art gallery located in the Sunriver Village Mall. If you are interested please call: Vern Bartley 541-771-9111 or email him with photos and artist’s bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.cascadeae.com list of events May Best BetsSeeSee www.cascadeae.comforor full CascadeAE App for full list of events Bouquets of the Heart at Mt. Bachelor Village 11:30am http://thebloomproject.org
CUBA: Land of Eccentricity, Eroticism & Enigma at the Tower Theatre 6:30pm www.towertheatre.org
Haute Gala at SHARC in Sunriver 5pm www.hautegala.com
Open House at the Les Schwab Amphitheater 5:30pm www.bendconcerts.com
William Sullivan at Paulina Springs Books Redmond 6:30pm www.paulinasprings.com
We Have Spoken - Voices from Native America at Bend High (Thru 5/19) 7:30pm www.co-mastersingers.com
A Vision for Families Fine Photography Silent Auction at the Riverhouse Convention Center 5:30pm www.frconline.org/a-vision-for-families
Betty and the Boy at the Tower Theatre 7:30pm www.towertheatre.org
Dean Cummings at the Tower Theatre 7pm www.towertheatre.org I Remember You at Cascades Theatrical Company (Thru 5/10) 7:30pm www.cascadestheatrical.org
The Harlem Wizards at Summit High School 5:30pm www.harlemwizards.com
Bend First Friday ArtWalk Downtown & Old Mill District 5pm www.cascadeae.com
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at COCC 6pm www.cocc.edu
The B Fest Fashion Show at Crow’s Feet Commons 11 5pm www.crowsfeetcommons.com
Thunder Egg Consort at the Tower Theatre 7:30pm www.highdesertchambermusic.com
Alfred Dolezal Gallery Reception 2pm www.facebook.com/TheArtofAlfredADoleza
Steep Canyon Rangers at The Belfry 8pm www.belfryevents.com
Killing Us Softly Film at COCC 5:15pm www.cocc.edu CO Film Festival at Redmond Cinemas (Thru 5/7) 6:30pm www.centraloregonshowcase.com/COFF.html
Will Durst for KPOV at Volcanic Theatre Pub 7:30pm www.kpov.org
Jesse Cook at the Tower Theatre 8pm www.towertheatre.org The Culture Wars as Fuel for Inequality at COCC 1pm www.cocc.edu
Song of the Year Awards Show at Kelly D’s 6pm www.oregonsongwriters.org
Hot Buttered Rum at The Belfry 8pm www.belfryevents.com
Historic Homes of Bend at Bend Library 7pm www.deschuteslibrary.org
Grand Opening at Hood Avenue Art 10am www.facebook.com/hoodavenue.art
The National at Les Schwab Amphitheater 5pm www.bendconcerts.com
Central Oregon Beer Week (Thru 5/31) www.centraloregonbeerweek.com Navajo Textiles at Downtown Bend Library 6pm www.deschuteslibrary.org
Magical Italy at The Wine Shop 7pm www.thewineshopbend.com
Farewell Bend Writers Roundtable at The Bookmark 7pm 228 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend
Food Talk at COCC 14 19 Sustainable 4pm www.cocc.edu
Jimmy Webb & Karla Bonoff at the Tower Theatre 7:30pm www.towertheatre.org
Rendezvous at Redmond Library 13 15 Library 10:30am www.deschuteslibrary.org
Blemished, A Musical at 2nd Street Theater (Thru 5/10) 7:30pm www.2ndstreettheater.com
Mother’s Day Brunch at Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards 10am www.faithhopeandcharityevents.com Mother’s Day Brunch at Broken Top Bottle Shop 11am www.btbsbend.com
Latino Film Festival at COCC 2pm www.cocc.edu
DCF Art & Wine Auction at the Riverhouse 5:30pm www.deschuteschildrensfoundation.org
Art Reception at Artists’ Gallery Sunriver 4pm www.artistsgallerysunriver.com The Quick & Easy Boys at The Belfry 8pm www.belfryevents.com
Peter Heller at the Tower Theatre 7pm www.towertheatre.org
The Solo Speak Sessions at Greenwood Playhouse (Thru 5/17) 7:30pm www.facebook.com/SoloSpeak
First Thursday Art Reception at Humm Kombucha 3pm www.hummkombucha.com
May at the Museum Series at Bowman Museum (Also 5/8, 5/15 & 5/22) 6pm www.bowmanmuseum.org
Thursday Art Walk at Broken Top Club 24 Third 31 5:30pm www.brokentop.com
Cas Haley at Volcanic Theatre Pub 8pm www.volcanictheatrepub.com The Colors of Brass at First United Methodist Church 6pm www.cascadebrassquintet.com
Cascade Chorale Spring Show at First Presbyterian Church (Thru 5/31) 7pm www.cascadechorale.org Cascade Horizon Band Spring Concert at Sisters High School 2pm www.cascadehorizonband.org Last Saturday at The Old Ironworks Art District 5pm www.theworkhousebend.com Opera Bend at COCC 7pm www.operabend.org
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painting • photography • THE ART OF ALFRED A. DOLEZAL Instructor: Alfred Dolezal 7525 Falcon Crest Drive, Suite 100, Redmond. Patti Dolezal, email@example.com, 434-989-3510, www.alfreddolezal.com Drawing Skills I (teen & adults) Thursdays 10am-noon, May 8-June 26 Cost $175 which includes basic materials Drawing Skills II (teen & adults) Saturdays 10am-noon, May 10-June 28 Cost $200 which includes basic materials Oil Painting for Beginners Wednesdays 2-4pm, May 7-June 25 Cost $200 which includes basic materials Advanced Oil Painting Tuesdays 2-4pm, May 6-June 24 Cost $225 (includes basic materials) Chess for Beginners Thursdays 2-4pm, May 8-June 26, Cost $80 ART IN THE MOUNTAINS Tracy at 503-930-4572, info@artinthemountains. com, www.artinthemountains.com July 28 - August 1, Birgit O’Connor Rocks, Sand, Glass and Shells, watercolor - studio Beginning to advanced students - some knowledge of watercolor is helpful. Cost $655 limit 20 Want a better understanding of creating depth, shape and dimension in a painting? Then this class is for you. Learn to control water and color to get an effective three-dimensional illusion. We will work with many different techniques to create textures on rocks, transparency in beach glass, underwater and wet rocks, realistic driftwood, sand, shells, kelp etc. The results are simple and stunning. August 4 - 8, Gil Dellinger Turning Plein Air Sketches into Great Paintings Intermediate to advanced, cost $695 August 11 - 15, David Lobenberg California-Vibe Watercolor Portraiture, studio Beginning to intermediate, cost $595, limit 20 Shake it up with David Lobenberg. Apply watercolor with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats and slashes to that portrait you’ve be waiting to paint or use one of David’s outline drawings. Come flood, blossom and create textures with a style that is about gesture, expressive color, soft transparency and hard opacity. You’ll paint several studies with step-by-step demonstrations from painting start to painting finish. (See more workshops on www.cascadeae.com) CORY J. O’NEILL PHOTOGRAPHY firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.coryjoneillphotography.com May 31 - June 1 As one of the premier waterfall locations in the world, the Columbia Gorge has much to offer the landscape photographer. For this photo adventure, I’ll be leading a small group of individuals to into gorgeous canyons to explore and photograph several stunningly beautiful waterfall environments. We will spend all of Saturday and Sunday morning shooting and exploring, and then spend the second half of Sunday working with modern post-processing techniques to create our artistic vision for each image. Skill level: basic to professional, cost: $225 June 14 - 15, Beautiful Landscapes Part I Photoshop for Landscape Photographers Fine art landscape and wilderness photography. Learn how to post-process your landscape images to give them that professional pop and beauty in this two-day intensive workshop. Designed for beginning and intermediate photographers with little or no experience with Adobe Photoshop, this workshop will give you hands-on instruction and practice with your own images as you learn a processing workflow that maximizes the quality and beauty of your landscape photographs. Skill level: beginner/intermediate, cost: $225 (see more details on www.cascadeae.com)
CASCADE FINE ART WORKSHOPS David Kinker and James Sampsel, Plein Air Painting on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River All artists and significant others welcome. Lodgeto-lodge rafting & plein air painting trip. June 1-5 & August 30-September 3 Ted Nuttall, Watercolor Portraits July 14-18, registration deadline May 14 G. Russell Case, Plein Air in Oils August 7-9 with reception at Mockingbird Gallery, registration deadline July 7 Skip Lawrence, Artistic Explorations All painting mediums welcome Aug 18-22, registration deadline June 18 Colley Whisson Modern Impressionism In Action Oil & acrylic, October 17-20 Registration deadline July 10Sue Manley, 541-4085524, email@example.com, www. cascadefineartworkshops.com JEFFREY MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-325-6225 Experience the majestic beauty of Central Oregon and enhance your photographing skills by par-
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ticipating in a group photography tour taught by professional landscape photographer, Jeffrey Murray. Participants will experience one-on-one guidance as well as group instruction while in various wilderness locations surrounding Bend. In between location shooting, we invite participants back to the Jeffrey Murray Gallery in downtown Bend to engage in our casual Q&A. Group workshops start at $246 per person for one or two-day tours. Visit our website for more details. June 14 – 15, cost $436 June 21, cost $246 July 19 – 20, cost $436 July 26, cost $246 August 16 – 17, cost $436 August 23, cost $246 GIL DELLINGER Plein Air Class, Saturday, May 3 No outdoor painting experience necessary. Visit www.gildellinger.com for more details. 209-601-2973 Oil, Acrylic and Pastel Class duration 10 weeks, 15 students maximum. Individual sessions available.
PAINTING VACATIONS IN VENICE, SWITZERLAND & SPAIN WITH CINDY BRIGGS Featured on the cover of National Geographic Traveler, Cooking-Vacations.com is hosting Cindy’s next workshop in Venice. Celebrate the art, food and culture of Italy on a Venice Painting Vacation, June 26 to July 2 - accommodations, workshop and bonus cooking class included. $3,195 PP/DO. Also join Cindy in Switzerland, July 6-9, 2014 and Spain, May 2015. More information about tours and Bend area private and group workshops is available at www.MakeEveryDayAPainting.com for more details or call Cindy at 541-420-9463. RODES SMITHEY STUDIO Creative Metal Workshops taught by artists Randy Smithey and Holly Rodes Smithey Acrylic Paint on Copper May 17, 9am-4pm, August 16, 9am-4pm Cold Connections with Copper/Acrylic Paint June 14-15, 9am-4pm Plasma Cut Steel June 21, 9am-4pm, August 9, 9am-4pm www.rodes-smithey.com Holly at 541-280-5635, email@example.com SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY Register: sagebrushersartofbend.com, 541-617-0900
or firstname.lastname@example.org. 117 SW Roosevelt Ave., Bend Drop in Studio Class (Daytime) with David Kinker Mondays, 9:30-12:30pm $25 per 3-hour session. Contact David at 541383-2069 (or just drop in). David can help you with color, perspective and composition whether you work in ink, charcoal, pastel or paint. Drop in Studio Class (Evening) with David Kinker Mondays, 6-9pm $25 per 3-hour session. Contact David at 541-383-2069 (or just drop in). This is the same as the daytime class so if you can’t make the morning class, try this one. David works with artists of all levels, beginners to experienced. Beginning Acrylics with Carol Picknell Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2-4pm To register, call Carol at 360-880-5088 Watercolor Wednesdays with Jennifer Ware-Kempcke Work on your own project in this fun, open studio format. Wednesdays, 10am-12pm. Free to members, only $5 to non-members. Highly recommended. Our pastel artists meet on Thursdays from 10am-4pm. Call Nancy Misek at 541-388-1567 for more information. On Fridays, all mediums are welcome (non-instructional), 9:30-2pm. Lunch and Learn May 9 features Linda Kanable with Marketing Your Art 12-1pm. Bring a sack lunch and learn how to sell your work. (we request a $3 donation) A PERSONAL ART RETREAT REMEMBERING THE SACRED FEMININE Join Nina Ross PhD., http://ninarossphd.com/, a visiting artist/psychotherapist from Santa Fe, New Mexico for a weekend of creativity and personal exploration. From a Jungian perspective, Nina will guide participants in active imagination, creating art pieces, listening to dreams and journal writing toward the discovery and embracing of your own ‘inner knowing’. No artistic experience necessary. CEU’s available for certified counselors/art therapists. Workshop will be held in a private venue beginning evening of June 6 and ending June 8. Cost is $325 after, $100 deposit due to hold spot; closes May 15. Participants are responsible for lodging and art supplies (list upon deposit), food is included. Limited to 10-12 participants. Contact for more information; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New Perspective for May by Eileen Lock
he beginning of this month may still be filled with the ripple of changes from last month. Do your best to organize your thoughts on the 1st because there will be important decisions made on the 2nd. These choices will inspire new beginnings that have an immediate positive effect. Many recent changes will make more sense on the 6th and there will be a healing because of this. There still seems to be a tug-of-war going on that feels very apparent on the 10th and 11th. Take a deep breath and be willing to start again. Cooperation is very available on the 12th so share your ideas with others and you might be surprised at the offers for help. The Full Moon on the 14th brings both challenges and opportunities. Have enough faith to listen and you will hear what you need to make your changes. Relationships are changing significantly at this time and it’s important to let your heart lead the way. Conversations could be tense on the 17th and it may seem difficult to find resolution. Be as patient as you can because there will be more big changes coming after the 19th. Decisions are finally made and relationships begin to adjust. New ideas begin to surface after the 20th and the mood gets considerably lighter. Cooperation is the key to the new structure you are creating. Be grateful on the 24th while you are making important decisions. The New Moon on the 28th brings a clean slate and the opportunity to express appreciation. Speak lovingly with those around you and let them know how much they mean to you. The month ends with agreements to work together with Love and Cooperation. It is time to discover how good life can be. Love and Light Always, Eileen Lock Clairvoyant Astrologer, 541-389-1159, 1471 NW Newport Ave., www.eileenlock.freeservers.com, www.oneheartministry.freeservers.com.
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Paul Scott Gallery is happy to announce our May show by Central Oregon artist
Her show will run from May 2 through June 3, 2014. Come meet Valerie and enjoy her new works on First Friday Art Walk, May 2, from 5-9pm.
Valerie Winterholler “Thin Places” 36”x48” acrylic on panel
Valerie Winterholler “Treading Lightly” 48”x36” acrylic on panel
We welcome Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze to our gallery family.
Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze “Brothers and Sisters” 38”x40” acrylic on linen
Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze “Last” 52”x36” acrylic on linen