Portrait Connection Paintings Unveiled

The Unveiling of The Portrait Connection Paintings in Bend

The creation of art, and especially painting, is often a solitary pursuit, but a new project called Portrait Connection is giving local artists a chance to work with children who are facing difficult challenges and leaving their families with a piece of art that marks a specific moment in time.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan followed two artists and the families of two children as they prepared for an emotional unveiling on Friday night in downtown Bend.

Mountain Film Festival Highlights Bend

New Short Film To Highlight Bend’s Environmental Center

The Environmental Center is on a mission, and they’re trying to spread the word in a new short film that will debut as part of the Mountain Film Festival at Tower Theatre this weekend. 
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has a preview of the festival and the film.
The festival is already sold out for Saturday night’s showings but there are still a few tickets left at the box office for Friday night’s show.

The Great Outdoors: Meet Photographer James Parsons

Even when you’re working with the natural beauty of Oregon, the eye of a professional can turn a beautiful scene into a breathtaking picture. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings introduces you to landscape photographer James Parsons to learn some of the tricks of his trade.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon on Central Oregon Daily.

Meet and Greet Famous Animator

Ron Campbell is an animator, director, and producer, best known for his work on the 1960’s “The Beatles” television series, as well as the animated feature film Yellow Submarine. Ron joins us to talk about his amazing career which includes animation for Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Winnie The Pooh, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and so much more.

Ron Campbell makes a rare appearance downtown Bend at Peterson Roth Gallery on Oregon Avenue Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 to 7 p.m.  The exhibit is free and original cartoon art will be for sale.