(L-R) Amy Jarvie, Oregon School for the Deaf, Salem (2018 state runner up); Gabriella Shirtcliff, Summit High School and Nicole Coronado, Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego | Photo courtesy of Oregon Arts Commission Regional Poetry Out Loud competitions held in Medford, Portland and Salem recently identified the nine Oregon high school students who are invited…

BendFilm announced its recognition as one of the country’s outstanding arts organizations by Ovation, America’s only arts-centric television network. Ovation announced its partnerships with two Oregon arts entities — the Rogue Valley Symphony and BendFilm Festival. Both organizations were featured in Arts Across the Heartland, a one-hour documentary, that provides an intimate look at how…

Nature Inspires Contemporary Wood Sculptures is on exhibit at COCC’s Barber Library gallery through March 21 and COCC’s First Nations Student Union presents a free screening of the documentary film Fractured Land that examines the impact of fracking operations on First Nationsl people in British Columbia on March 6. NATURE INSPIRES CONTEMPORARY WOOD SCULPTURES The…

(Jazz artist Adam BirnBaum | Photo courtesy of Sunriver Music Festival) Up and coming New York City Jazz pianist Adam Birnbaum has been added to Bend’s two-day piano celebration April 12-13. This will be the third year for Sunriver Music Festival’s Piano Showcase: From Bach to Boogie to Jazz. This event, which combines public performances…

(Hidden Gem Award | Photo courtesy of DiamondStone Guest Lodges) The Seventh Annual Newberry Event Music Festival received the 2019 State Hidden Gem Award from the Oregon Festivals and Events Association. The Award is given to small but worthy events with less than 1000 attendees which make an impact on a community and are worth…

(Photo | Courtesy of Sisters Folk Festival) On Sunday, March 3, there will be a free public concert at The Belfry at 7pm, entitled Celebration of Song. The concert is the culmination of the weekend-long Americana Song Academy for Youth, a program developed and produced by Sisters Folk Festival. Celebration of Song features aspiring young…