Each August since 2008 the welcoming banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District in Bend come alive for one of the premier fine art shows in the country: Art in the High Desert (AHD). In its short ten years Art in the High Desert has been nationally recognized year after year accumulating…

Before J. M. Brodrick begins a painting, she first determines the mood she wants to convey to the viewer. Next she chooses the music that reflects that mood, so she can listen to it while she paints the piece. Brodrick’s memory holds a vast catalog of classical music. Raised by her grandmother from Finland they…

Local fiber and paint artists (and twins) Lori and Lisa Lubbesmeyer turned 48 in March and celebrated their professional collaboration of 18 years. In a delightful email they said, “We’re used to sharing milestones, so much so that they don’t hold a lot of significance to us. ‘Hey, it’s my birthday! Big deal, it’s mine…

She is an adventurer. Not of the outdoor sort of bungee jumping, paragliding, backcountry skiing, et cetera, but artist Kim Goldfarb makes her own adventure on a blank board coated with gesso and then taps into the unknown where she creates her discerning and creative mark.“It’s been a very long process to get to where I…

The Roundhouse Foundation, in an effort to further its support for the arts and artists in Sisters and Central Oregon, invited a group of artists to experience artist in residency programming at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Sitka…

Nearly half a million people around the world will set aside time in November to write their stories. It’s all part of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo—a creative writing project aimed at getting people of all ages to try to write 50,000 words by the end of November. This year Deschutes Public Library will…

The Sunriver Resort Lodge Betty Gray Gallery invites the public to a reception on Saturday, October 1, 4:30–6pm, in honor of the featured artists of Fall in the High Desert: JM Brodrick, Joanne Donaca, Mary Rollins and Gary Vincent. The artists, all participants in the continuing Fall Quarter Exhibit, will attend the reception featuring complementary…

Stepping back into the late 1960s, Central Oregon was a vastly different place. Rugged, it was still considered the untamed wild west of America. Populations were sparse, farm land was abundant, and few thought that classical music withstood even a chance of surviving, let alone thriving, in the relatively unknown mill town of Bend. “If…