(Deserted Foothills by Jean Wells Keenan) Recurring themes in her textile art have to do with her fascination with color and natural configurations: rocks, trees, grasses, flowers and the land. As a Central Oregonian for all but 12 years of her life, the natural beauty around her is a constant inspiration. This is the common…

(Left: The Life Circle, Sculpture by Kellen Bateham & Anton Yakushev. Right:  Kellen Bateham & Anton Yakushev | Photos courtesy of Ken Marunowski) After a warm welcome from the Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild last year, Russian sculptor and blacksmith Anton Yakushev and his wife Katja returned to Bend last month for a follow-up visit….

(Still Life with Red Onions. Oil, 24”x30” by Eric Jacobsen) Eric Jacobsen is one of Central Oregon’s most prominent and beloved landscape painters and painting teachers. His generous, amicable personality attracts people far and wide, and his tall, thin frame and trucker hat makes Eric easily recognizable when out painting en plein air (outdoors). His…

Redmond’s annual Youth Art Walk will take place on April 3rd from 4-7pm and will continue throughout that weekend in various local businesses located throughout the downtown area. Coinciding with the town’s First Friday Art Walk, the Youth Art Walk showcases the local talent of Redmond’s student artist population, including homeschoolers and a 4H group,…

(Photo | Pexels) 30 Agencies in Deschutes County to Benefit Generous Oregonians ensured an increased investment in Oregon’s cultural community for FY2021 by donating $4.58 million to the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2019. The funds represent a 1.2 percent increase over 2018 and will support grant awards to cultural organizations across the state this summer,…