Pamala Muse

“Over the past few years, our programs have doubled in size. We reach thousands locally and globally through our programming, events, travel, and grants. We believe this work is more important than ever, and we believe this year’s Muse Conference is more necessary than ever. We will be featuring more male voices on the stage…

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Not without controversy, just like the approval of artworks for the roundabouts, the Bend City Council has agreed to allow murals in the Makers District close to downtown Bend. Commissioner Doug Knight was the lone vote against the resolution citing concerns about content. Through a cohesive collaboration led by the Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission…

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Creativity, Culture & Innovation in Central Oregon Visit Bend has designated October as Tenth Month – a creative ideas month – highlighting innovative and entrepreneurial programming in Bend. Tenth Month Bend is a month-long celebration of brave ideas and innovation in art, film, marketing, technology and design. The Oregon Cultural Trust is launching October with Days…

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I received a press release recently from The Ford Family Foundation announcing the selection of Oregon visual artists — five of Portland and one of Eugene — as the 2016 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts. This is the seventh year of the $25,000 unrestricted awards to support Oregon visual artists and their exploration,…

Editorial

Cate O’Hagan has been spearheading the advancement of art, artists and arts education in Central Oregon for the past 20 years. Her sudden departure as executive director of Arts Central is troubling and urges a thoughtful approach to its survival. (Arts Central is our regional arts organization providing arts services in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook…