Bend Your Ear: Sleeping Beauty Ballet Comes to Bend Senior High

We met up with ballet dancer Josh Deininger at Strictly Organic Coffee to talk about the upcoming Central Oregon School of Ballet production of Sleeping Beauty at Bend High July 22.  Josh and his wife Elizabeth will be the lead dancers in the ballet and Josh shares the couple’s special love story with Donna. Performances are at 3pm and 7pm on July 22 and tickets are available at the door and at Central Oregon School of Ballet.

Artist/Blogger Kristen Riggle is a Central Oregon Maker 

Kristen stopped by Central Oregon Daily to talk about the projects she’s currently working on, including her BusyBird Illustrations, her Interactive Art practice and her blog HomeyHomey.club. Kristen shares the story of how she and her husband discovered Bend on their road trip honeymoon and how she’s enjoying the Central Oregon lifestyle. Follow Kristen on Instagram here!

It’s a Marbling World

Karen Ruane, marbling artist and painter, was chosen by Deschutes Brewery to design their 2016 Jubelale label. She loves the ancient art of marbling and marbles anything and everything she can, including ceramic Christmas ornaments and wrapping paper! You can find Karen online at karenruane.com on Facebook, Etsy and Instagram at Karen Ruane Studio.

Central Oregon Makers: Traditional Letterpress Creating Contemporary Designs

Sam Olson from Teenee Mi Design and Letterpress gave us a bit of a printmaking lesson while we got a glimpse of her vintage printing press. She also showed off some of her recent designs which included coasters for local breweries, wedding invitations and business cards. Much of Sam’s work is done by hand and she specializes in custom orders. Find her on Facebook at:  Teenee Mi Design Letterpress.