(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…

(Photo above: Hadrians Villa in Tivoli courtesy of Bend Art Center) Join art historian Linda Cahall every third Wednesday of the month as Bend Art Center uncorks a fesh program on a famous artist or artist movement. Savor a fun evening as they examine the cultural and artistic influences that fueled great artists throughout history. This…

(Artwork above: Santorini Sunrise by Stuart L Gordon) Framed photography, photobook giveaway, complimentary refreshments, and more highlight the kickoff event to be held on Friday, June 1 Eastlake Framing and Stuart L Gordon Photography have partnered to help photo and art enthusiasts “travel the world through photography” through an exhibition that will be staged at…

(Photo above: L-R, Janet Smith and Darlene Cusick courtesy of Janet Smith) Pianists Janet Smith and Darlene Cusick will present a concert of two-piano music on Saturday, June 9 at 3pm in Wille Hall at COCC Campus Center. The concert will feature music by Mozart, Gershwin, Schumann and Milhaud. French horn player L. William Kuyper,…

(Photo courtesy of The Architecture Foundation of Oregon) The Architecture Foundation of Oregon will feature its annual Architects in Schools Exhibit on First Friday, June 1 at the Franklin Crossing Atrium in downtown Bend.  Bend and Redmond area elementary school students will showcase projects developed over the past few months during time spent with architects and…