(Photo courtesy of Les Schwab Amphitheater) Thursday, August 26 at Les Schwab Amphitheater The Decemberists explore a new sound with a new producer on their inspired eighth studio album I’ll Be Your Girl, which was released in March on Capitol Records. The acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band worked with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del…

(Artwork above: Hummingbird Feast by Susan Busik) The Oxford Hotel presents Susan Basic’s colorful acrylic paintings Magical Reality, continuing through August 31. Busik’s whimsical, intricately patterned paintings allegorically express her Mexican cultural heritage. In the tradition of Mexican Folk Art, the artist reveals the perceived world through magical elements. Mystical, yet realistic, renderings of juniper trees in…

(Artwork above: Encaustic Image by Suzi Bradley Sheward) Suzi Bradley Sheward, an artist and former resident of the Bend area, is embracing new but very old art: Encaustics Encaustic, meaning to “burn in” was first used by the Greeks in the Fifth Century BCE. Encaustic paint is a mixture of beeswax and damar crystals melted together…

(Artwork above: Tulip Companions by Barbara Slater) The Oxford Hotel presents Barbara Slater’s realistic, acrylic paintings of colorful spring and summer flowers continuing through June 29. Slater will attend the First Friday public champagne reception on June 1 from 5:30-7:30pm. Barbara Slater presents colorful images of seasonal blooms such as iris, tulips and magnolia. The artist…