Mark Edward Fuller has a new series of work called "New Coordinates," which he describes as an exploration of chaos and confusion while searching for unity and integration. Fuller, who moved to Bend after a long stint in Seattle, Wash., brings a sense of bold color, graffiti and bright energy. "I channeled my energy into art, experiencing it as medicine...composing these new creations," he says of this new collection. The work is large and layered—not just in its composition, but also in its use of color and bold strokes to capture motion, energy and feeling. If you want to see more of Fuller's work, check out his Instagram feed, @markedwardfuller. There he often features close-ups of his work, allowing to look deeply into the layers of "medicine" he is building through paint. Of course, it doesn't compare to the work in person, on display until the end of July.
at Franklin Crossing through July 29
550 NW Franklin Ave., Bend
Plein Air Painting at Tumalo Art Gallery
Beginning this week, Tumalo Art Gallery is launching an Art in Action series that features artist talks, demonstrations and a few artists set up and painting plein air, two Thursdays a month from July to September. Plein Air painting is just what is sounds like: an artist set up and painting in the outdoors, allowing the artist to capture the landscape in natural light.
"Summer mornings are a wonderful time to be in the Old Mill District painting near the river and flowers...or wherever we decide is a good spot. There's plenty of parking at 10 am," says Susan Luckey Higdon. She'll be joined by fellow artists Sara B. Hanson and Marty Stewart July 12.
On July 26, the gallery will also feature two demonstrations, including glass bead making from Danica Curtright and watercolor batik from Helen Brown. The series culminates with a show in October that will exhibit the work created during these special Thursday morning outings. Tumalo Art Co. isn't the only one showcasing work during these special Thursdays mornings, either. Lubbesmeyer Studio and Nature Inspired will also get in on the action. This sounds like a fun way to engage with artists and see what sweet inspiration is floating through the air these days.