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.
How One Woman Changes the Meaning of Art
A cancer diagnosis is typically devastating, but a Redmond woman is doing her best to turn hers into an inspiring work of art for herself and her family.
Our weekly Arts & Culture chat at Strictly Organic Coffee is focused on The Courage Tribe’s “Man Camp” in this episode, coming up Saturday, November 4th. This one day only event features workshops, talks and more!
In this episode of the Strictly Organic Coffee arts & culture chat, Donna talks to Douglas Robertson about the High Desert Mural Festival’s mission and ongoing activities.
Donna gets to know artist Paul Alan Bennett in her weekly ‘arts’ talks at Strictly Organic Coffee on SW Bond in Bend. Find out more about Paul’s art at paulalanbennett.com.
In this episode of Strictly Organic’s Bend Your Ear art chat, Donna visits with Alexis from the Bend Art Center. Find out what the center is all about and get a peek of their current Lunar Exhibit honoring the Solar Eclipse.
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.
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!
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.