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A Call for Support Bend is a thriving community, and one element ever-present in communities that thrive is the artist. Artists create, and their creations aren’t simply about beauty; their creations may also question, critique, offend and perplex, thus generating dialogue, an element critical to a community’s well-being. The Bend community certainly recognizes this fact,…

(Photo courtesy of Bend Art Center) Fiery. Adventurous. Murderous. Come explore the dramatic life and untimely death of Italy’s great Baroque artist, Caravaggio. In the midst of the Catholic Reformation, Caravaggio’s immense talent helped reinvigorate the Church. His shocking spin on traditional religious subjects, combined with his bold realism and dramatic chiaroscuro, earned Caravaggio noteriety…

(Artwork above: Big Horn Ram by an Inmate of the Oregon Correctional Institute) Art in the Atrium, Franklin Crossing, First Friday, December 7, 5-8pm exhibits artwork by inmates of Oregon correctional institutions with sales benefiting the Ugandan orphan children of Otino Waa Children’s Village. The exhibit continues through December 28. In 2002, Carol and Bob Higgins,…

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(Artwork above: Winter by Richard Boyer) Richard Boyer lived in Germany where he studied languages at the Universitaet Kiel. With Kiel as a homebase, he traveled throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He departed from Kiel in 1984 for the ‘mod’ lifestyle of West Berlin. This exposure provided a rich backdrop for experimentation in…