Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – June 1, 2016

June 1
7:00 pm
Tower Theatre

Bend Paddle Trail Alliance presents the 11th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon on June 1st, 2016 at 7:00pm.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world.
With 21 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.
Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films like: Martin’s Boat – honoring the legacy of Martin Litton with an expedition in the Grand Canyon; Kayaking the Aleutians – more than 2,500km and 20 open water crossings across the remote and stormy stretch of islands between Russia and Alaska; Paddle for the North – six mates, three canoes, two dogs, and two months along 1,500km of remote North American rivers; The Path of Grey Owl – bushcraft expert Ray Mears reflects on Grey Owl’s message of protecting our wilderness; Go Big or Go Home – professional athletes travel the world in search of big water and the perfect wave; Big Fish Stories: Expedition Hauka – friends spend two weeks in northern Sweden following legends of monster pike; Our Local Epic – modern day explorers follow dangerous whitewater in the Clarks Fork, one of North America’s deepest Canyons; Voyageurs without a Trace – follow the path of 3 Parisians who were the first to attempt kayaking the Colorado and Green Rivers in 1938, with current filming and original exceptional 16mm footage; and many more incredible stories.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is the title sponsor of this event.
For tickets and information visit or call (541) 317-0700.

June 2
The Arts Center, Corvallis

Corvallis Art Walk/Reception Thursday June 16, 4 – 8pm
Brown Bag Art Talk Thursday June 9, 12 noon
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon – 5pm

Is there a distinct “Oregon Style?” The Around Oregon Annual exhibition is an opportunity to find out.

The 14th Around Oregon Annual juried exhibition, showcases the artwork of artists from around our state. The exhibition is hosted by The Arts Center to allow local residents to see new artists, and is an opportunity for artists to show their work to a new audience. The exhibition is June 2 – July 9, 2016. There is a Brown Bag Art Talk, Thursday June 9, 12 noon, and a Corvallis Art Walk and Artist Reception, Thursday June 16, 4 – 8 pm. The reception for the Around Oregon Annual is a chance to engage in lively conversations about art. Many artists come to view the work in the gallery, meet the juror, and see who receives the cash awards.
The Around Oregon Annual stays fresh with a different sensibility every year. Each year a new juror is invited from outside of our immediate community, who brings his or her distinct awareness of artists from other parts of the state.  This year, The Arts Center invited John Olbrantz, the Maribeth Collins Director of the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem to jury the show. His fields of expertise are Ancient Roman and Contemporary American art. Over the years, Olbrantz has organized over 100 exhibitions and juried over 40 art competitions on the West Coast, lectured extensively and published in the fields of ancient and contemporary art. He is the Chair of the Salem Public Art Commission. Some of his recent exhibits at the Hallie Ford Museum are Sherrie Wolf Objects Lessons and A Contemporary Bestiary.
For the 14th Around Oregon Annual, Olbrantz selected 42 works by 42 artists that showcase a variety of different mediums, styles, and approaches.  To arrive at his selections, he asked himself: Does the artist have a thorough mastery of their materials and techniques? Are they pushing the boundaries of the medium to create new and exciting work? Does their work make me laugh? Cry? Think outside the box? Challenge my notions about art and ideas?  Overall, Olbrantz was deeply impressed with both the quality and diversity of art made in our state, not just in Portland, Salem and Eugene, but in towns like Florence, Lorane, Jacksonville, Mt. Angel and, of course, Corvallis.
The artist reception is Thursday June 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. John Olbrantz will determine cash prizes prior to the reception. The Brown Bag Art Talk is Thursday June 9, 12 noon. Chi Meredith, Kathryn Cellerini Moore, Deborah Unger, and Beth Barnett will speak about their artwork.
This exhibit received generous sponsorship support from the Steele Family Fund of The Arts Center’s Endowment Fund.

June 3
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards

Let the Klassixs Ayre Band entertain you all night! Enjoy the 50’s and 60’s tunes while dancing along and singing along! The Klassixs Ayre Band is a long-time favorite of Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards!

June 4
2nd Street Theater

SEVEN playwrights have overnight to write a 10 minute play, then meet with SEVEN directors who will cast, rehearse and perform the plays the following night!

Tickets are on sale for the end result:
Two performances: June 4 6:30pm & 9pm
Tickets: $15

June 5
11:30 am
Woodlands Golf Course

On June 5th, enjoy a great day of golf and support a great cause at the Sunriver Music Festival’s 8th Annual SWINGS fore STRINGS tournament sponsored by Precision Body & Paint. Join your friends and business acquaintances at the championship Sunriver Resort Woodlands Golf Course for a fun-filled day of great golf, food, beverages, music and camaraderie!  Proceeds from the tournament benefit the festival’s summer concerts and the Young Artists Scholarship program.

June 6 (Thru August 5)
11:00 am –6:00 pm
Looking Glass Imports & Café

Looking Glass Imports & Café announces its inaugural exhibition “Business Walls Become Gallery Walls!” featuring artists and photographers from throughout Central Oregon. The exhibition opens June 4th and continues through August 5, 2016. Looking Glass Imports & Cafe is located at 150 NE Bend River Mall Dr. # 260 in Bend, OR. 97703. Open seven days a week, store hours are Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. A grand opening celebration is planned is planned for June 11th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
New to Bend, Looking Glass Imports & Cafe offers multi-media arts and crafts, classes and events, a café, and a beautiful patio area. The café is home to bi-monthly art exhibitions featuring many award-winning artists and photographers
All exhibitions will be facilitated by the Friends of the Redmond Library Art Committee. The Central Oregon community is familiar with the FORBL and its Art Committee which were responsible for numerous exciting art exhibitions in the Redmond Library until June 2015.
At Looking Glass Imports & Café the public is certain to enjoy a unique experience while viewing the largest display of original artwork created by Central Oregon artists and photographers in one location.
Looking Glass Imports & Cafe believes in a world free of social restrictions that allows and supports each person’s pursuit of their greatness!
For more information about Looking Glass Imports & Cafe and existing art exhibitions contact “The Owners” at or 541.225.5775.
For more information about future art exhibitions in Looking Glass Imports & Cafe contact the FORBL Art Committee at or visit the Friends of the Redmond Branch Library website at

June 7
Juniper Brewing Company of Redmond

Juniper Brewing Company of Redmond is pleased to present “Vision versus Viewfinder” a two-person exhibition featuring paintings and photography by Shandel Gamer and Jill L. Tucker from May 14 – June 17, 2016 in the brewery’s taproom. “Vision versus Viewfinder” will focus on different aspects of seeing and creating art. Whether you have a vision of what you wish to share or if you see something interesting through the means of your camera’s viewfinder—each creative process is a means for the artist to tell a story.
Shandel Gamer,Pastel, Mixed Media and Photography, is an award-winning and published artist and photographer. Primarily a pastel and mixed media painter, Gamer added photography to her list of media in 2015. Whether painting (vision) or photographing (viewfinder), Shandel’s works reflect her interest in detail. Her paintings and photographs can be viewed and purchased at many locations throughout Central Oregon. To see more of Shandel’s artwork and photography visit her on the web at: .
Jill L. Tucker, Photography, is a retired high school and community college educator. She began photographing Central Oregon after settling here in 2011. Discovering she had a talent for taking photos was a thrilling surprise. Ms. Tucker’s photographs reflect her unique vision and her wonder at the beauty around her. In particular, Tucker enjoys taking candid photos (viewfinder) of her six amazing cats. Jill exhibits and sells her photographs throughout Central Oregon. To see more of Jill’s photographs visit her on the web at:
Award-winning Juniper Brewing Company was inspired by a passion for brewing great craft beer. Co-owners Curt Endicott and Scott Lesmeister have pledged to consistently offer the “highest quality ales.” Juniper Brewing Company is at located at 1950 SW Badger Ave. Suite 103, Redmond, OR. Art exhibitions in Juniper Brewing change every five weeks. Check back often to see new works by many Central Oregon artists.

June 8
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop

Deals on wine every Wednesday @ 6 pm – 10 pm at BTS.

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