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First Friday ArtWalk

First Friday ArtWalk February 6

Alleda Real Estate
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, 541-633-7590, www.alledarealestate.com
The Perceptor exhibit features Joseph Freng of Bend. His works span the path of styles from bold, graphic abstractions to classical realism. Like few others, no formal art education is relied upon, having studied with artists in their respected fields to attain fundamentals continues tradition. Each piece reveals a committed relationship with art, giving them a personal place in time. By viewing them you share this place. Thru March.

 

Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing
50 NW Franklin Ave.
Paintings by inmates of Oregon correctional institutions to benefit Ugandan orphan children of Otino-Waa Children’s Village. Thru February 28.
The village now supports some 280 children. Founded in 2003 by Carol and Bob Higgins of Bend, dedicated employees, native Ugandans, volunteers and worldwide beneficiaries now continue its success. The children live and attend primary, secondary and vocational school, with some graduates continuing with higher education or skilled work in the community.
Visions of Hope embraces the unique task of supporting Otino-Waa by joining its children and Oregon inmates with the world. Inmates from multiple locations not only donate artwork but actively sponsor the children. Dale Russell, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Billye Turner, art consultant, curates the Franklin Crossing displays, 503-780-2828 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Arts Central & the Art Station
313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., 541-617-1317
Family First Friday with the theme Printmaking. Kick off First Friday with a family-friendly activity at the Art Station! Kids and adults can get creative with a self-guided art activity with one of our instructors. Special morning sessions from 10am-12pm are perfect for homeschoolers. Evening sessions from 4-6pm offer art making in one studio, and adult refreshments in the other! Adults, please accompany youth under 18 at all times.

 

Atelier 6000
389 SW Scalehouse Ct., Ste. 120, 541-330-8759, www.atelier6000.com
A6 invites the public to “play Hemingway” at its print exhibit, The Typewriter Returns! by typing six-word stories on vintage typewriters staged in the gallery. The exhibit features images of antique typewriters by contemporary printmakers Carol Wax and Ben Rosenberg. Thru February 28.
The six-word story is a popular creative exercise, spawned by an account of Ernest Hemingway meeting a friend’s challenge to write a story in just six words. As gallery visitors type their six-word stories, the typed paper will spool out and become a growing part of A6’s exhibit.
The Typewriter Returns! features contemporary prints of typewriters using two centuries-old printmaking techniques. Ben Rosenberg executes his loose and painterly prints using monotype, a favorite process of Edgar Degas. Carol Wax creates her detailed mezzotints through a laborious process of rocking a metal plate by hand, then working reductively to create a subtle range of blacks, grays and whites.

 

Azillion Beads
910 Harriman St., Ste. 100, 541-617-8854
Featuring Azillion Bead’s jewelry artists.

 

Cascade | Sotheby’s
821 NW Wall St. 541-549-4653, www.cascadesothebysrealty.com
Brown Cannon Photography, travel, editorial, documentary and portraits is by Broker Laura Blossey. Cannon is the type of artist who must be always changing. It is his constant ritual to try new techniques, technologies and mediums. This has driven his photography career for the last 15 years and what has kept top magazines like Sunset, Traveler, Outside and Men’s Journal intersted in his work. Growing up in Denver, the Cannons had a dark room and a wood shop, so Brown was always creating. Later, while studying medicine on the East Coast, a chemistry project in which he made a pin-hole camera turned his hobby of photography into a career.
His career has taken a few shifts that have continually challenged him to change and adapt. The shift from film to digital forced him to redefine his method without redefining his style. “Photos can live many, many different ways,” Cannon says. “Now with the ability to reach out beyond your desk to the world, instantaneously you can find markets and places for images to fit and work that will all last for decades.”
Embracing and reveling in change, Cannon now believes he doesn’t have to travel to foreign countries to find worthwhile stories, and that here in Bend—where he lives with his wife and two children—myriad stories worth telling are just down the street.

 

Century 21 Lifestyles
550 NE Franklin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Join us for an evening of food, drinks and amazing art. Mrs. Grube of Jewell Elementary School’s amazing and talented group of second graders will present art on canvas. Come see what these brilliant minds up with and support their creativity!

 

City Walls at City Hall
710 NW Wall St.
Juried exhibit of members of the Young Women’s Artist Group of Bend, titled New Nature, a unique twist on contemporary art and nature. Features work in painting, woodcarving, photography and mixed media digital art from 11 members of the group including Lisa Marie Sipe, Maria Fernanda Bay, MaryLea Harris, Lea Croft, Taylor Rose, Alicia Severson, Alisha Vernon, Chloe Raymond, Marisabel Jolie, Jenni Kowal and Carolyn Stokes. Thru June. Lisa Marie Sipe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 480-326-2109.


COSAS NW
115 NW Minnesota Ave., 512-289-1284
Mexican folk art, Latin American textiles and David Marsh Furniture.

 

Desperado Boutique
Old Mill District, 330 SW Powerhouse Dr. 541-749-9980
Featuring Bend artist Barbara Slater who is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. Painting oils with energy and spirit, this artist’s pigmentation is rich and succulent, while her brushwork is bold and responsive.  www.barbaraslater.com.

 

The Feather’s Edge Finery
113 NW Minnesota Ave. 541-306-3162, www.thefeathersedge.com
Many new artists to share with you all. Hope to see you for First Friday.

 

Jeffrey Murray Photography
118 NW Minnesota Ave. 925-389-0610, www.jeffreymurrayphotography.com
Landscape photography by Jeffrey Murray from local and national locations around the country.

 

John Paul Designs Custom Jewelry + Signature Series
1006 NW Bond St., www.johnpauldesigns.com
Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals.

 

Karen Bandy Design Jeweler
25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 5, 541-388-0155, www.karenbandy.com
Tucked between Thump Coffee and Alleda Real Estate, Karen Bandy is Central Oregon’s only national/international award-winning jewelry designer, specializing in custom design in downtown Bend since 1987. Her designs are bold, fun and always very wearable. Bandy is also an abstract acrylic painter whose work is described as colorful and textural contemporary fine art. When there is an actual subject, horses and wild animals are often depicted. Open Tues., Wed, Thurs., 11:30-5pm and by appointment, and First Fridays 5-9pm.

 

Mary Medrano Gallery
25 NW Minnesota, Ste. 12, 408-250-2732, www.marymedrano.com
Mary Medrano shows her newest figurative works and dog paintings. Her work has been shown in the U.S. and Italy with several solo shows in California including John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis and Gallery Blu in Santa Clara, Ameriprise Financial in San José, Bank of America in Sunnyvale and Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest.

 

Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery
Old Mill District, second story, 541-330-0840, www.lubbesmeyer.com
The Lubbesmeyer twins offer a range of work created in fiber and paint. Through the twins’ collaborative process, they distill literal imagery into vivid blocks of color and texture, creating an abstracted view of their surroundings. Working studio / gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday.

 

Mockingbird Gallery
869 NW Wall St., 541-388-2107, www.mockingbird-gallery.com
Oregon Adventures, a solo show of new works by Norma Holmes. First Friday meet Norma, enjoy a glass of wine and to hear the music of Rich Hurdle and Friends.

 

Art at the Oxford
Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., 541-382-8436
Bernard Gateau’s photography continuing thru February 26. Gateau, fascinated as a child with faces of village people near his French grandparent’s farm, captured that now-vanished life with his grandmother’s Kodak. Later, he resigned an IBM career in the U.S. to take an around-the-world drive, continuing his interest in recording rural peoples in portraiture. On further world travels, equipped with Leica and Nikon cameras, the artist photographed similar encounters in empathetic portraits. On display is an image of a toddler, “a bridesmaid who sees her future at her sister’s wedding in Hampi, India,” taken during a 3,500-mile drive from Kochin to Mussoorie in 2009. Billye Turner, art consultant, curates art displays for The Oxford Hotel lobby with additional information at 503-780-2828 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Paul Scott Gallery
869 NW Wall St., Ste. 104, 541-330-6000, www.paulscottfineart.com
Paul Scott Gallery introduces Randall David Tipton. A contemporary landscape painter working in watercolor and oil and his paintings are inspired by the great Northwest landscapes.


QuiltWorks
926 NE Greenwood Ave. 541-728-0527.
Featured quilter will be Phyllis Van Etten of Bend. Group exhibit from Sunriver’s Grey is the New Blond group.

 

Red Chair Gallery
103 NW Oregon Ave.,541-306-3176, www.redchairgallerybend.com
Featured artists Gabrielle Taylor and Mike Gwinup exhibit passion = emotion. Gabrielle has always had some creative outlet, ranging from fibre arts through pottery, computer programming and architectural design to her current work using .999 (Fine) silver and gemstones. She loves the shapes and textures she can create in the silver, taking inspiration from every source imaginable. Then adding lovely gemstones becomes a fun day in the studio, when all the beauty comes together.

 

Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks St., 541-382-5884, www.sageframing-gallery.com
Thru March Fur and Feathers devoted to animals and birds with a variety of local artists, including Laura Jo Sherman, participating in the medium of their choice.

 
Synergy Health & Wellness
244 NE Franklin Ave, 541-323-3488, www.synergyhealthbend.com
Dual exhibit with artists Steve Lawson displaying multidimensional polished metal art and Dave Town of Warrior Wood Fins displaying beautiful handcrafted surf board fins. The work of both of these artists must be seen to believe it. No description can describe the talent that their work depicts. www.warriorwoodfins.com.

 

The Jewel in Bend
Tres Jolie De Bend, 933 NW Wall Street, 541-549-9388
Industrial-edged glass cubicles house an eclectic blend of fine jewelry, dramatic quartz geodes and museum-caliber fossil specimens, all enclosed and stacked like icy walls.

 

Townshend’s Bend Teahouse
835 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-312-2001
Native American Apache artist ZoeyLane (all one word) exhibit titled Native Soul. Born in Texas, ZoeyLane graduated from Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University. She says, “Painting is my passion and my release.” She works in recycled canvas and wood, finding inspiration from her native roots and nature.


Tumalo Art Company
450 SW Powerhouse Dr., Ste. 407, 541-385-9144, www.tumaloartco.com
Taking the Long View, featuring panoramic oil paintings by Janice Druian, who is best known for landscapes that capture the beauty of the isolated parts of Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, California and other western locations. Inspired by such great painters as Maynard Dixon and Edgar Payne, Janice is drawn to the limitless vistas of the high desert. The beauty she is surrounded with at home and in her travels has informed her show. An award-winning painter, Janice has been invited back to the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational for the third year in a row and won Best of Show in the 2012 Los Gatos Invitational.