Busy is a word that really doesn’t do justice to the life of Sarah Ruzicka, concert master for the Central Oregon Symphony, full-time music teacher, wife and mother of three. Wonder woman is more like it. Sarah Ruzicka (rhymes with musica) was born in Canada, and raised in Salem, where her life of music began….

(Artwork above by Susan Luckey Higdon) Check out our complete listing of events, galleries, artists talks and more in Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District this Friday! Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, alledarealestate.com Nature In The Light Of Illusion Photography by Sonja Runar Describing Sonja Runar as a photographer, is to…

(Artwork above by Mary Medrano | Photography of artwork by Century Effects Photography & submitted by Portrait Connection) Connecting Art with Children’s Health If you ask a room full of people to explain the value of art, you may hear all different answers including the power of art to provide relaxation, story-telling, beauty, or peace….

Alleda Real Estate 25 NW Minnesota Ave., Ste. 1, alledarealestate.com Featuring artist/photographer Kris Cranston First Friday from 5:30-8:30pm. “I was born and raised in Bend, living on our Tumalo farm since the ’70’s.After retiring from a 25 year teaching career with the Redmond School District  I returned to Tumalo Community School to teach art. My…

The Sunriver Music Festival invites a Central Oregon artist to create the 41st Season poster for the coming 2018 summer and join the esteemed ranks of our contributing artists of the last 4 decades. Benefits: – 300 posters are displayed on storefronts and businesses all over Bend, Sisters, Redmond and Sunriver. -A press release published in multiple local…

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR INSIDE/OUTSIDE THE BOX The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Deadline to commit: October 1. Exhibit: November 15-December 21. To create an exhibit where professional artists and amateurs can exhibit next to each other, enhancing the (art) community, while celebrating the season. To create an opportunity to buy an artistic…

High Desert Chamber Music (HDCM) announces the 2017-18 landmark tenth Anniversary season schedule. This celebratory year features Elizabeth Pitcairn and The Red Violin – October 7, Peter Wiley & Anna Polonsky – December 8, Evening with Brahms and Clara Schumann – February 14, 2018, Aviara Trio – March 9, Crown City String Quartet – April…