(Flower Garden, oil on canvas, 60″ x 52″ by Ken Marunowski) From April 1 to May 4, Bend artist Ken Marunowski will enjoy his first solo exhibit of abstract paintings at the LAURA VINCENT DESIGN & GALLERY in Portland’s Pearl District. The title of his show, Spirit of Play, epitomizes the artist’s philosophical and pragmatic…

(Parker Quartet CMNW | Photo credit Luke Ratray) Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW) will present the concert premiere of the Grammy Award-winning string ensemble Parker Quartet on Saturday, April 24 at 7pm PT on CMNW.org. Parker Quartet: Inventive & Inspired will be available to stream through Saturday, May 1. This concert was recorded for CMNW at…

(Photo courtesy of Ashland Independent Film Festival) The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) released the complete schedule for its 20th annual festival presented this year as a “double feature”— online, with most films available coast-to-coast from April 15-29, and live and outdoors in Ashland and Medford from June 24-28. AIFF’s 2021 festival will present approximately…

Tell Us Your Westside Story  launches April 1, according to Lori Gleichman, a consultant working with The Bean Foundation.  “The Tell Us Your Westside Story campaign celebrates the iconic building on the south end of town that has served as Madras Union High School, Madras Junior High and Westside Elementary,” said Gleichman. “Today, it continues…

(Photos courtesy of Sisters Folk Festival) We are pleased to announce our 2021 Americana Song Academy for Youth! Happening April 23-25, this longstanding Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) program is open to students in grades 9-12 who want to learn the basics of songwriting, performing, and overall musicianship from professional musicians and each another. With this year’s virtual format,…

KIDS Center of Central Oregon, our area’s only medical-model child abuse advocacy center, is excited to highlight the month of April — Child Abuse Prevention Month — with the Healing Hearts Luncheon, an annual fundraiser and program to raise awareness and vital funds to prevent, evaluate and treat child abuse in our community. More than…

Deschutes Public Library announced its selection of an owner’s representative to help guide the organization through its upcoming expansion and renovation of libraries throughout Deschutes County. After evaluating several proposals, the Library Board awarded deChase Miksis and GH Consulting, in partnership, the contract. Both are based in Oregon. “Selecting an owner’s representative is a crucial…