New Pop-Up Gallery: Setting the Coordinates for Contemporary Art in Central Oregon

Mapping contemporary gallery will inspire and engage Old Mill District shoppers this holiday season, opening November 14.

The Old Mill District, announced a gallery pop-up dubbed “mapping contemporary” will open in the space across from REI. The gallery, whose name is a nod to “setting coordinates for Central Oregon’s contemporary art scene,” will feature art ranging from jewelry to large-scale sculptures, plus everything in between. The pop-up gallery will be open November 14-December 30, 2012.
Many of the artists featured in the temporary gallery have previously shown their work at Atelier 6000 and Art in High Desert, as well as being published in the High Desert Journal. These regional artists working in various mediums include: Mark Rodriguez, mixed media; Galen Ruud, sculpture; Randy Smithey and Holly Rodes-Smithey, sculpture and painting; Pat Clark, printmaking; Julie Winter, printmaking; Patty Freeman Martin, printmaking, painting and drawing; Ron Schultz, encaustic and printmaking; plus many others.

mapping contemporary will also be hosting select jewelry and fiber trunk shows throughout the season. Hours for the gallery will be 11am-6pm Wednesday – Sunday at 425 S.W. Powerhouse Drive.

New Stores in the Old Mill District
New retailers are popping up in the Old Mill District just in time for the holidays from Oregon Locker Room offering official sportswear and memorabilia to made in Central Oregon DANI Naturals, Nashelle featuring jewelry using recycled precious metals to a gallery pop up in the old Lahaina Galleries space: mapping contemporary, a collection of the region’s contemporary works featuring printmaking  to ceramics, large-scale sculpture to jewelry and mixed media to encaustics.

Oregon Locker Room offers official sportswear and memorabilia for professional and collegiate sports teams with tons of hats, apparel and accessories for your hometown baseball, football, basketball and hockey teams, both national and college division. Custom embroidered hats are also available. Cheer on your favorite team! Look for NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL licensed tees, jerseys and lids for your number one team.

Specialty Stores in for the Holidays

DANI Naturals will open a pop-up store in the Old Mill District on November 14 across from Chico’s and next to Desperado. DANI blends natural elements that stimulate your senses and create products that invigorate, soothe and nourish the mind and body. Products include soy candles, all natural lotions, shower gels, shampoos and conditioners, reed diffusers, stocking stuffers and much more. These natural home and personal care products are made with the purest ingredients available including all-natural, true-to-the-earth products with 100 percent vegetable oil bases, pure soy waxes, essential oils and organic ingredients.

DANI Naturals is based in Bend and has been in business for sixteen years. DANI Naturals is open 11am-6pm Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and Friday-Saturday 11-8pm starting November 14 through the New Year.

Nashelle has opened a pop-up store for the holidays in the Old Mill District next to Wonderland Toy Shoppe. Nashelle is passionate about creating beautiful jewelry using recycled precious metals and natural gemstones. Nashelle’s designs include semi-precious stones, hydro quartz and glass beads and all pieces are made in 14 k gold fill, sterling silver or brass. Nashelle often creates cause-related pieces with proceeds benefitting specific regional and local nonprofits. These items will also be for sale in the Old Mill District location.

This Bend based business is celebrating their 12th anniversary and continues to get incredible national exposure. The company has been featured in publications such as Lucky Magazine, O, InStyle and Us Weekly not to mention regularly worn on American Idol, Gossip Girl, Royal Pains, The Today Show and Good Morning America as well as numerous celebrities.

mapping contemporary | a gallery pop-up is a collection of the  region’s contemporary works featuring printmaking  to ceramics, large-scale sculpture to jewelry and mixed media to encaustics. Many of the works of art for sale will be displayed in a museum like setting offering a unique contemporary presentation. The artists on display have shown their work at Atelier 6000 and Art in High Desert as well as published in Cascade Arts & Entertainment magazine. Look for select jewelry and fiber trunk shows throughout the season. mapping contemporary has something special to inspire and  engage you during the holiday season and is open 11am-6pm  Wednesday – Sunday starting November 14 through December 30.        

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