(Artwork above by Brent & Luke Lawrence) Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery presents paintings by Courtney Holton and metal sculpture by Brent Lawrence and Luke Lawrence. The three artists’ work will appear in the upper and lower galleries during Thanksgiving weekend through November 25. Painter Courtney Holton exhibits the mixed media, abstract art Construction…

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Most artists see the world a little differently than the rest of us. With Bend surrealist painter Carol Connett, that’s an understatement of massive proportion. In Carol’s work, a waterfall flows from a tiger’s mouth, a buck sports an evergreen rack (think branches) and a desert-scape body, while a human melds into a tree trunk,…

(Artwork above by Joanie Callen) Joanie Callen takes you on a magical mystery tour through an explosion of color and light. As whimsical creatures come to life, experience an expansion of the fantasy in your mind. Contemplate the colors and reflections from stained glass windows in cathedrals in Europe. See vibrant colorful creatures happily dancing…

(Artwork above by Mary Medrano) The Oxford Hotel presents Mary Medrano’s colorful acrylic paintings Feathers and Tails, continuing through December. Medrano will attend the champagne opening on First Friday, November 7, from 5:30-7pm. A BFA graduate of Western Michigan University, with certification in graphic design and visual communications from UC Santa Cruz, Medrano notes that…

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(Artwork above: “Wedding Reception” by Kenneth Marunowski) Viewer Participation is Required I always know when I am looking at something my eye doesn’t quite understand — and for me, that’s when art gets exciting. When I first glimpsed the work of Kenneth Marunowski my initial impression was: this is either total s*** — or it’s totally…

(Artwork above: Old Mill District Sunflowers by Joanne Donaca) The Oxford Hotel presents Joanne Donaca’s oil paintings of Oregon landscapes through October 26. A native Oregonian and noted Central Oregon artist, Joanne Donaca recalls the influence of women in her family on her fascination with art. Her paternal grandmother, an expert in embroidery and crochet, began…