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From Cindercone to Mud Lake

From Cindercone to Mud Lake

Cindercone Clay Center is closed, but a new studio has opened in its place
In early fall, Cindercone Clay Center quietly closed after 17 years as one of Bend's first and longest-running shared art studios. Its founder, Chad Fox (think Boneyard beer steins), is pursuing a new endeavor and returning to the simpler life of being a studio artist—allowing himself the joy of focusing on his own craft while working alongside his brothers in their family business, Snowfox Equipment.

Artist Profile: Alisa Looney

Finding joy in sculpture
Not long ago, I took a stroll downtown to see what I could find in the way of inspiration. I stopped into Red Chair Gallery and found artist Alisa Looney's sweet enamel sculptures that are rich with storytelling, humor and a love and respect for nature.

Wildfire Ceramic Showcase

Clay Guild aims to connect people to the beauty and variety of the clay art form
This time of year can get exciting for those who like to collect art and other unique handmade items, as sales and collective showcases are beginning to pop up. On Nov. 2, the Clay Guild of the Cascades will hold its annual Wildfire Ceramics Showcase in the gymnasium of Highland Magnet School, featuring the work of over 25 clay artists.

Redmond Loves Art

With the help of arts organizations, artists and entrepreneurs, artists have many opportunities to find and create community in Redmond
Full Disclosure: I moved to Redmond from Bend one year ago. I love Bend.

Art vs Artificial Intelligence

Artist Kiel Fletcher considers the potential—and the drawbacks—of his new work
In his body of work on display now at Pence Pinckney Gallery at Central Oregon Community College, interactive media and video artist Kiel Fletcher exhibits work seated in artificial intelligence and technology. Through varied independent and collaborative pieces, Fletcher seems to invite the viewer, and at times the unwitting participant, to question whether technology is a thing to revere or to be wary of.

Local Filmmakers at BendFilm

Film fest showcases a host of films written and produced by Bend locals
Amy Castaño loves her phone, but she probably loves in it a way you didn't even know was possible. Castaño's phone is actually a box of creativity.

Pondering Inspired Women

Portraits of feminist leaders grace the walls at Franklin Crossing
Passed by Congress in 1919 and ratified to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, the right to vote was granted to women only 100 years ago, thanks to the fierce determination of suffragettes and feminists like Susan B. Anthony. This significant act unlocked doors (though some remain unopened), granting access for women to invaluable social and political spheres of influence.

Monica Helms: Local Artist

Helms is one of many artists selling at October's 20-Dollar Art Show
Growing up in the Ozarks, Monica Helms found a world of magic just outside her door. Her days were spent watching animals and marveling in the wonder that is nature.

In Celebration of the Rural Artist

An artist co-working space opens in Prineville
Walking into the storefront of Central Oregon's newest arts co-working space, Rick Steber & Company-Makers, one is struck by its genuine, cowboy feel. Apt, given that it's located in Prineville, a community whose historical roots are in ranching and mining.

The Tour of Art

Bend Tour Company offers a fun way to view public art
People can take so many tours in Central Oregon—tours of rivers, breweries and pub houses, tours of the marijuana industry... even tours of the most photographic spaces. But what about taking a tour of art?

A Trip for Art's Sake

A day tour of the Portland Art Museum
Sometimes those of us who call Bend home need more than this fair town has to offer. Namely, art.


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"Harvest Themed" Paint Night

"Harvest Themed" Paint Night - Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room

Sat., Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m.
Know News: Fake News and Information Literacy

Know News: Fake News and Information Literacy - Downtown Bend Public Library - Brooks Room

Thu., Nov. 14, 10-11 a.m.
Tip & Tricks: Fixing Common Knitting Mistakes

Tip & Tricks: Fixing Common Knitting Mistakes - Fancywork Yarn Shop

Sat., Nov. 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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