(Brouhaha, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches by Paula Bullwinkel) The paintings of Paula Bullwinkel are quite enigmatic, to say the least. In them, oversized animals and rodents may share the scene with pale blue and light green headed humans, loose brushwork is often juxtaposed with finely detailed patterns, and the simultaneous presence of…

(Theatre Lobby: Before and After | Photos courtesy of CTC) Howard Huskey, executive director of the Cascades Theatrical Company (CTC), believes in community. In support of the Central Oregon community, he and his dedicated crew have been hard at work renovating the Cascade Theatre in downtown Bend. Huskey’s efforts started five years ago when, upon…

(Kelly Ozrelic and her craft | Photos courtesy of Kelly Ozrelic) “Louis Vuitton, Dooney and Bourke, Chanel, Coach — all huge forces within the fashion and leather goods industry. While their work is obviously beautiful and of excellent quality, I believe there are winds of change sweeping through the industry, allowing folks to recognize the…

(Mt. Bachelor Letterpress Print | Photo courtesy of Susan Porteous) Susan Porteous is the creative spark behind Green Bird Press, a small letterpress printing and bindery located in the Workhouse in Bend. As a designer of various forms of stationery, she describes her creations as “modern, minimalist and often geeky.” Whether entirely handmade or created…

((Left) Renny and Caren (Right) TV WEEK Cover for ‘L.A.T.E.R.’ | Photos courtesy of Renny Temple) Ever consider trying your hand at improv? Or, do you enjoy some belly-busting laughs in an intimate, participatory setting? If you answered yes to either question, your opportunity has arrived! Out of Thin Air, a new improvisational theater company…

((L-R) Lori Lubbesmeyer and Lisa Lubbesmeyer at work | Photos courtesy of Lubbesmeyer Studio and Gallery) The fiber arts, also known as textile arts, enjoy a long, rich history that continues to both assert and redefine itself in contemporary times. Originally utilitarian in scope, fiber arts first included various goods such as clothing and blankets…

(Emily Ross | Photos courtesy of Cascade School of Music) Beginning this fall, the Cascade School of Music (CSM) will enrich its already robust curriculum of youth classes, adult classes and private lessons by introducing a music therapy program under the guidance of Emily Ross, MA, MT-BC (Master of Arts, Music Therapy – Board Certified)….

(Rocks and Rhythm, oil, 16×20) Award-winning oil painter and pastel artist Barbara Jaenicke was born and raised in New Jersey and lived in Atlanta, Georgia for many years until she could no longer ignore the calling for her preferred subject matter, snow and mountains, which prompted her family’s move to Bend in 2015. Since that…

(Owl Armor – 5’ Tall 3’ wing span – Forged Steel by Kellen Bateham) Bend native Kellen Bateham is a contemporary blacksmith and self-proclaimed ‘nonprofit junkie’ currently serving as president of the Northwest Blacksmith Association (blacksmith.org). An incredibly active member of the blacksmith community, Bateham is a three time, first place winner of the Oregon…