(Split (diptych), oil on framed hardboard, 24”x29.5” by Darren Kling) Darren Kling is regionally known as the sole proprietor of Big Sky Balloon Co. and somewhat famously known as the first person to fly over Glacier National Park in a hot air balloon. As a balloonist, Darren has been flying low and high for 27…

(Ka’ila Farrell-Smith’s A Lie Nation, Alienation opens Thursday, July 9. | Photo courtesy of At Liberty) Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (American, Klamath, Modoc) presents ​​A Lie Nation, Alienation, opening Thursday, July 9 in the historic At Liberty Theater. Farrell-Smith is a contemporary Klamath Modoc visual artist based in Modoc Point, Oregon. The conceptual framework of her practice…

(Andrew Meyers, Where-Wolf, Mixed Media on Paper, 2019 | Photo Courtesy of The Oregon Arts Commission) In two rounds of FY2020 Career Opportunity Program grant awards, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation have collectively awarded $112,342 to 40 artists for career development projects. The awards include $55,121 from the Oregon Arts Commission…

(L: David Kinker R: Dead Line Falls, Acrylic, 22”x28”) Nature has been discussed, defined, deconstructed and reconstructed in a great many ways over the centuries. She has been examined through various lenses of philosophical thought, from Empiricism and Romanticism to Transcendentalism and Existentialism, just to name a few. Nature can be the essence of something,…