Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village
The Best Present is a Gift of Art! Artists’ Gallery in the Sunriver Village features a collective of 25 local Central Oregon Fine Artists. The gallery is in its fourth year in Sunriver - from wall art to handcrafted fine jewelry, functional and decorative pottery, art glass, quilting and hand-loomed wearables, functional wood art and metal wall art. Unique collectible gifts!
Hours: Open 0am to 5pm, Closed Tuesdays. The Village at Sunriver, Building 19, 541-593-4382, www.artistsgallerysunriver.com
Cascade School of Music
Give the gift of music this holiday season with a gift certificate to Cascade School of Music. Music lessons and classes make a perfect gift for aspiring music students of all ages and abilities. For families with very young children, the school has an outstanding Kindermusik program that builds a great foundation and nurtures a love of music. For older children there are instrumental classes like beginning piano or guitar, as well as private lessons on all instruments.
200 NW Pacific Park Lane, Bend, 541-382-6866, www.cascadeschoolofmusic.org
Desperado Boutique located in the Old Mill District brings you fashion, footwear & gifts as unique as you. This holiday season Desperado features jewelry by Lenny & Eva. This one-of-a-kind line of jewelry lets you build and interchange pieces to make every necklace or bracelet as individual as you like. Pieces range from $8.95 to $37.50 and come with a guidebook to help inspire you. Desperado offers free gift wrapping and no-hassle returns.
330 SW Powerhouse Drive, Ste. 120, Bend, 541-749-9980, www.desperadowesternwear.com
Douglas Fine Jewelry
For over 30 years Steven and Elyse Douglas have been designing and creating original designs together. Douglas Jewelry Design specializes in the Oregon Sunstone, a unique gemstone native to Oregon. The gemstone crystals are responsibly sourced from claims near Plush, Oregon. The natural, copper bearing feldspar, Oregon Sunstone, has a wide range of colors from rich reds to exotic greens. Douglas Jewelry Design has the largest Sunstone gem and jewelry collection in the State of Oregon.
920 NW Bond St., Bend, 541-389-2901, www.douglasjewelry.com
High Desert Museum
Give the gift of discovery with a High Desert Museum membership. Visit otters, porcupines, raptors, reptiles and lynx. Connect with the past by engaging with living history characters. Explore changing exhibits and enjoy special events throughout the year. Family memberships start at $7.50 per month.
59800 S Hwy. 97, Bend, OR 97702, 541-382-4754, www.highdesertmuseum.org
Lumin Art Studios
Mckenzie Mendel Jewelry
The Winter 2014 collection is perfect for the holiday season. She specializes in high quality jewelry for women made of sterling silver and high karat gold. Her line includes earrings, necklaces and rings. www.MckenzieMendel.com
Meditative abstract artwork based in nature, feeling into the space where life’s energy and timelessness meet.
Bold, expressive abstract paintings and prints that will add soulfulness to your life, home and work space. Grab some of Alisha’s art prints for a unique and heartfelt gift, sure to make anyone’s living space hum. www.AlishaVernon.com
19855 Fourth Street, Bend, 541-510-7535, www.LuminArtStudios.com
by RENEE PATRICK Cascade A&E Editor
Central Oregon loves BendFilm. As over 100 filmmakers make their way to the high desert, the venues ready the popcorn and the public pours over the festival schedule, the excitement is palpable.
With the goal of elevating the art of filmmaking and their connection to Central Oregon, this year BendFilm has increased their outreach to include screenings at Warm Springs Reservation.
“I know for a fact that there is filmmaking going on in Central Oregon [outside Bend]…and it seemed natural to expand the programming,” said Todd Looby, BendFilm’s new director. “We have the biggest film fest in the area and we want to be a film promotional organization [in addition to] a film celebration hub.”
The collaboration with Warm Springs was spearheaded by BendFilm Board Member Juli Hamdan, but was solidified at an Arts & Culture Alliance meeting, of which both the Warm Springs Museum and BendFilm are members. “The ACA has as its core the desire of the membership to bring diverse arts organizations together to create opportunities for all communities in Central Oregon to participate in the arts,” explained Warm Springs Museum Executive Director Carol Leone.
“The Bend Film Festival is a fantastic event and their willingness to reach out to Warm Springs will encourage potential young Warm Springs film makers,” Leone continued.
In fact one Warm Springs filmmaker, LaRonn Katchia, will be premiering his short film, Awakening, before the showing of Winter in the Blood at the new Warm Springs K-8 Academy on Saturday evening, October 11.
Awakening is a tale about a young man living on the Warm Springs Reservation and the struggle between his modern self and the quest to face his inner Native American. “The short film was entirely written for and shot on the reservation of Warm Springs. Growing up there 18 years of my life I felt it was only right to create my film based around my hometown,” explained Katchia.