Born Again Ghost by Megan McGuiness, featured at Tin Pan Alley

From the well-established Tin Pan Alley art collection to hopes for a High Desert Mural Festival, public art is quickly gaining steam in Bend. Cascade AE explores the importance, the need and the future of this growing movement. BEND HEADS TOWARDS LEGALIZING MURAL ART IN MAKERS DISTRICT A feeling of cohesive collaboration was in the…

JMBroderick

Through September 4 Art in a Series joins the 12 members of the league in the show of varied imagery and mediums.  Professional artist members include Cindy Briggs, JM Broderick, Helen Brown, Patricia (Pat) Clark, MaryLea Harris, David Kinker, Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, Jacqueline Newbold, Vivian Olsen, Janice Rhodes, Barbara Slater and Joren Traveller. Broderick…

The Writing Ranch announces three creative writing opportunities in the upcoming months: Writing Wild Horses, Writing for the Health of It, and the Eighth Annual Creative Writing Retreat in Mexico October: Writing Wild Horses A special three-day Nature Writing Intensive is being offered October 17-19, 2016 by the Writing Ranch in conjunction with the High Desert…

Meg Kahnle

Bidding for the Silent Auction Runs Until August 20th, Wrapping Up With The High Desert Rendezvous Fundraiser. Nothing more clearly connects the natural landscape of the High Desert to its rich cultural history, like the exhibits at the High Desert Museum. Now in its 34th year, and with over 100,000 square feet of space, the…

Charley

Thursday, July 21 Get a first view of the beautiful and unique Western art selected for this year’s Art of the West exhibition during the opening reception. Meet some of the contributing artists, watch demonstrations by local artists Sharon Engel and Norma Holmes and enjoy the folksy-jazz sounds of Alicia Viani and Mark Karwan. Come see the…

bella aca

Bella Acappella, Bend’s local 29 member barbershop chorus, recently participated in a regional competition in Reno, Nevada. Competition consisted of choruses throughout most of Oregon (excluding Portland), northern California, parts of Nevada and Hawaii. Bella won a second place medal for Division A Small Chorus. Since being chartered in 2012, for the last three years,…

aerial arts

Kendall Knowles, aerialist, head instructor and owner of Central Oregon Aerial Arts (COAA) is quick to point out, “For most of its history, aerial arts has been performance based. There weren’t schools and classes like there are now.” In aerial, performers climb and twist through long pieces of fabric, creating friction by wrapping and unwrapping…