February 2012 Art Walk
February First Friday Art Walk
Businesses stay open late showcasing art!
Friday, February 3, 5-9pm
Stroll downtown and enjoy art, wine, music, food and fun as we celebrate our community and the arts.
Need childcare while you enjoy Art Walk???
Check out Drop & Hop,
a youth arts & music event where you drop the kids while you check out Art Walk!!!
Alleda Real Estate
25 Minnesota Avenue #1
875 Brooks Street
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) is partnering with Arts Central to host the first juried art quilt exhibit to be held in Bend, Oregon. Fabrications – The Art of Quilting opens at Arts Central on Friday February 3, 2012. Opening night coincides with the monthly First Friday Art Walk in Bend. Join us that evening from 5pm to 8pm to meet the artists, explore their creative processes and preview the 2012 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show poster and raffle quilt. The exhibit will include more than 30 quilts and showcase artists from around Central Oregon throughout the month of February.
Arts Central, 875 NW Brooks St., Between the two Mirror Pond parking lots, Wed – Sat., 11am – 4pm
Congratulations to the following quilt artists! Their work has been accepted into the juried exhibit for February 2012. Visit the SOQS Facebook page to see an album of the work that will be on display.
Artists include: Kathy Blondell, Helen Brisson, Sharon Carvalho, Betty Daggett, Sheila Finzer, Betty Gientke, Torrie Gordon, Grace Grinnell, Wendy Hill, Sarah Kaufman, Mary Klein, Carol Loehndorf-Webb, Charlene Kenny, Tammy MacArthur, Catherine Moen, Joanne Myers, Joanna Price, Donna Rice, Ann Richardson, Val Shewell, Deb Sorem, Mary Stiewig, Jean Wells and Candy Woods.
1001 Wall Street
Bella at Bella Moda – Shop, sip and sing, a harmonious combination! Bella Moda in downtown Bend welcomes a new and exciting women’s vocal ensemble, .Bella Acappella. This four part harmony chorus is the parent sponsor chorus for Harmony for Women, which benefits Saving Grace, Grandma’s House and Women’s Resource Center. Bella Acappella will entertain shoppers during Art Walk.
869 Wall Street #101
John Forrest from Harley Bourbon and Izzy Cox will be playing an acoustic set at Bellatazza for February First Friday from 5-8.
Bend Brewing Company
1019 Brooks Street
937 Wall Street
Bend d’Vine Wine Bar
916 Wall Street
Bend Yogurt Factory
744 Bond Street
This Friday is the Art Walk! Bend Yogurt Factory will be participating in the fun!!! We are having an Art of the Fro Yo Contest! We will be taking pictures during the evening of people with their delicious and colorful creations! The winner will receive a $10 Gift Card for future creations
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
821 Wall Street
Ceylon Blu Wedding and Event Design Studio
550 Franklin Avenue
Come join us in our studio in the Franklin Crossing Building for food, music and fun. Come see how we can artfully help you with your next celebration.
118 Minnesota Avenue
Open late with special deals and up to 30% off.
124 Minnesota Avenue
Open late with local art.
150 Oregon Avenue
855 Wall Street
920 Bond Suite #106
Dorota Nowak – Fine Art Photography, specializing in local landscapesMusic: Bare Roots, Bend’s best Americana band. 6 stringed instruments and great harmonies. 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Shoe Clearance Sale on select styles. Art Walk is always a fabulous time at faveur!
The Franklin Crossing Building
Art in the Atrium at Franklin Crossing, 550 NW Franklin, celebrates First Friday, February 3, 2012, from 5 – 8 pm with digital art by Dorothy Freudenberg and gallery artists. The exhibition continues through February 27, 2012.
Dorothy Freudenberg, cover artist of this month’s A&E, presents color-saturated, digital media images. Continuing to expand her skills and imagery, she creates the artwork by deconstructing and recombining digital photos, layering the constructions into collages. The work reveals both Western and Eastern influences wherein the artist juxtaposes still, empty space with profuse imagery and intense color. The confines of her initial, traditional photography pursuits disappear in the limitless possibilities of the complex digital media.
Appearing with Freudenberg are other artists frequently featured in exhibitions organized by Billye Turner, art consultant. In the February show are oils by Sandy Brooke, Joanne Donaca and D L Watson, acrylics by Gary Vincent, and bronze sculpture by Steve Tyree.
Typhoon! serves wine and Thai appetizers and the popular Tommy Leroy Trio performs jazz with Andy Armor, piano, George Bouhey, drums, and Tom Freedman, bass. Turner provides additional information at 541.382.9398.
Join us for a fun evening of wine and live music. Mention the secret code “Doug” and receive 15% off an art walk evening purchase.
Lots of fun! See you there!
Gowns on Demand
842 Wall Street Suite 6
Featuring Artist Denise Oldridge, Modern Art.
“My love for photography started out photographing children while capturing their innocence to photographing couples whom are about to embark on their journey in life together, to an even more artistic and creative approach which now includes artwork of images that I have sculpted to create an abstract effect.”
Come by for Wine, Cheese & Crackers from 5 pm – 9 pm.
842 NW Wall St. Suite 6
Thru the double doors in the Hallway.
High Desert Lotus
841 Bond Street
Offering wine & munchies!
High Desert Gallery
10 NW Minnesota
Come celebrate with us as we host “I Heart Oregon”, our annual group show where the artists show their love and interpretation of Oregon in a variety of mediums. “I Heart Oregon”, runs from February 2 through February 28, 2012 at High Desert Gallery located at 10 NW Minnesota Avenue at The Oxford. High Desert Gallery is open daily and the events are free to attend and open to the public.
I Heart Oregon artists: Judy Hoiness, Valerie Winterholler, Janet Rothermel, Ingrid Lustig, Renee Hartig, Morgan Madison, J & R Gumaelius, Judy Clinton, and guest artists. Custom Framing provided by High Desert Frameworks!
Preview Day: Thursday, February 2, 10am – 6pm. An opportunity for visitors and collectors to see the new work prior to art walk.
First Friday Gallery Walk Reception: Friday, February 3, 5pm – 9pm. Come see our new artist’s work and enjoy refreshments.
John Paul Designs
1006 Bond Street
John Paul Designs. Custom Jewelry + Signature Series. Specializing in unique, one of a kind wedding and engagement rings in a variety of metals. www.johnpauldesigns.com
Karen Bandy Design Jeweler
Featured this month is a new painting called ‘Lime Ricky’ named after old-fashioned-style cocktails.
The colors, the gestures, the feelings in this series of paintings remind Bandy of jazz and of other vibrant times, of cocktails from another era.
For inspiration Bandy often listens to jazz while she’s painting, or working in her other medium; her jewelry designs, or while just relaxing.
The tunes she listens to are mostly upbeat and Bandy hopes that is evident in her latest paintings. “Through colorful layers of energy, shape, notes, and city-like scenes, I am trying to convey the energy, the vibe of jazz and cocktails”, says Bandy.
Please join Karen in her gallery/studio this First Friday from 5-9pm for refreshments. You can also visit her
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and by appointment. Also at www.karenbandy.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and on facebook.
750 Lava Suite 120
Join us First Friday Feb 3rd from 5pm-8pm for sushi & wine! Tons of new arrivals + 10% off your purchase! Hope to see you there!
La Magie Bakery
Welcome to the new downtown La Magie Bakery (french for The Magic Bakery)
La Magie is excited to be a part of the Downtown Art Walk this Friday and will be offering a free sample of
three specialty pastries and desserts served with brewed coffee. Please come in for a visit and check out the
relaxing atmosphere of the upstairs dining area, or find an inviting window seat downstairs.
Located in downtown Bend at 949 NW Bond Street next door to Soba Noodles and the Red Chair Gallery.
La Magie is proud to offer a wonderful selection of European pastries, International breads and savory pastries
baked fresh daily, as well as a beautiful selection of gourmet desserts, cakes, cookies and cupcakes. They also
serve several specialty espresso & coffee drinks, deli sandwiches (made on homemade breads), and a homemade
soup of the day (coming soon).
La Magie bakes everything from scratch, using only the finest ingredients available like real butter, fresh
cream, Belgian chocolate and all natural flavorings imported from Europe. All the fruit and pastry cream fillings,
frostings, and savory fillings are made fresh by scratch as well. When you pour your heart and soul into
your work, your not going to get up before the crack of dawn to bake with a stick of margarine. If your going
to treat yourself you may as well do it with the best.
It’s owned and operated by Di Long who has been baking desserts for several local restaurants over the past
couple years. With great success and raving reviews she was encouraged to open a downtown storefront for
her bakery here in Bend. Di Long was taught by the world renowned Marda Stoliar, owner of The International
School of Baking. Marda Stoliar also owned and operated the Breads of France here in Bend back in
the 1980’s, and has been a consultant in the opening of over 100 bakeries worldwide, as well as the consultant
for La Magie Bakery. It didn’t take long after Di began her training a couple years ago with Marda, that she discovered
her passion was not just in baking amazing desserts, breads and pastries, but to turn them into a true
work of art.
La Magie is OPEN 7:30 am Mon. – Fri. for those of you who would like your coffee and pastry first thing
before work, and opens at 9am on Sat. CLOSING at 6 pm Mon. – Thurs. and 8 pm on Fri. and Sat. nights for
those of you who would like to come in for an evening dessert and coffee. Wifi is always available.
Please visit the website at: www.lamagiebakery.com
Call ahead (541) 914-2629 for any custom made cakes, ect.
Open late with cute sales girls!!
Mt. Bachelor Acupuncture
Did you know that acupuncture can treat addictions? You may be asking, “what sorts of addictions?” Acupuncture for addictions was begun in 1985 in New York City’s Lincoln Hospital to help those addicted to drugs recover quicker and more easily. So although acu-detox, as we acupuncturists call it, was begun with the intention of treating drug and alcohol addictions, it is also very effective in the treatment of smoking cessation and food addictions. If you have any questions about whether Chinese medicine is able to help you overcome your addiction, please don’t hesitate to call us at 541.420.9222 or come visit us at our open house and ask your questions in person! You may also visit the NADA website for more information: www.acudetox.com.
Special: We will be offering $10 off all treatments during the month of February for those who attend the open house.
869 Wall Street #120
Mockingbird Gallery presents “Artist’s Choice” on First Friday, February 3rd from 5 to 9 pm. “Artist’s Choice” is a group show with a focus on individual expression. Please join us for a glass of wine, to meet the artists, and for a night of jazz provided by Rich Hurdle and Friends. Throughout the month of February, we’ll be celebrating the artistic diversity and individuality of this group.
We’ve chosen to give our artists free rein and to create work expressing their interests and individual inspirations. Our artists are inspired by nature, wildlife, people and places. It is our feeling that diversity is what makes a gallery experience exciting. Moving from realism to impressionism including the mediums of oil, acrylic, pastel, gouache and watercolor is what awakens our senses and draws us in. It is our hope that by creating a platform like “Artist’s Choice,” each artist will utilize this opportunity to share their unique approach and individual inspiration with the public. As a gallery we hope to highlight this broad spectrum of talent in a cohesive and pleasurable viewing experience.
Red Chair Gallery
103 Oregon Avenue
“Romancing Color, Metal, and Earth” featuring Linda Heisserman’s functional and sculptural ceramic work; Kim McClain’s evocative and spiritual multi media paintings; and Gabrielle Taylor’s highly textured .999 silver jewelry pieces. 5-9 pm Feb 3rd opening reception. Work on exhibit the month of February. Come shop at Red Chair Gallery for your Valentine!
Sage Custom Framing and Gallery
834 Brooks Street
During the month of February and for Art Walk, Sage Custom Framing and Gallery located behind the Tower Theater, will feature the work of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon. The group, also known as PAPO, was established here in Central Oregon in 2002 by local artists wishing to share their love of painting out-of-doors. Plein air is the art of representing observed effects of light and atmosphere on location. The group meets for frequent paint-outs during the warmer months of the year in locations all over the state. For more information call the gallery at 541-382-5884 or go to www.pleinairpaintersoforegon.
25 NW Minnesota Avenue
Throughout February, Thump Coffee in downtown Bend exhibits a collection of Great Basin photos shot by Bend-based professional photographer Zack Jones, whose clients include bicycle companies Trek and
Burley, as well as several magazines. Thump will not be open late for First Friday Art Walk this month.
“From sitting in my garden with a refreshing beverage to guiding bike tours around the world, I have kept a visual record of the places, people, creatures, and adventures I have experienced in photographs,” says Jones. “The prints shown at Thump Coffee are a selection of images from the Great Basin, a place of both quirky and sublime beauty.”
Jones explains that he is not a “purist,” instead embracing the tools of modern technology to make and share images as he sees them in his mind. “I see these tools as brushes and paint to a painter and find the true art in knowing how and when to use them,” he explains.
For more about Zack Jones Photography, visit his website at www.zackjonesphotography.com.
933 Wall Street
From eclectic to glamorous, my designs fancy the woman’s inner beauty. Each piece is hand crafted with attention to detail and creativity. Hollywood style and class without the fancy high prices. My designs are located at Tres Jolie downtown on Wall St. Visit me at www.DK-Designs-Jewelry.com
Wine and homemade goodies are featured
Urban Beauty Bar
5 Minnesota Avenue
Karen Bandy and Kim Kimmerling
920 Bond (on Minnesota)
805 Wall Street
Visit Bend Welcome Center
842 Wall Street
Visit Bend’s Pillars of Art is designed to introduce tourists to Bend’s unique arts and culture scene, and to support emerging local artists.
Every three months, Visit Bend will choose one local artist to create unique chalk drawings on two large, cement pillars in the lobby of the Bend Visitor Center. The chosen artist will also have his or her framed art displayed and sold in the visitor center during the three-month period, including First Friday Art Walks.
Kevin Schwarting – Featured artist from January 1 to March 31, 2012
Artist Kevin Schwarting grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and spent ten years in Montana before moving to Bend in the spring of 2010. He began drawing and sketching as a child, initially fascinated by charcoal until colors took him into another realm. Pastels, oils, and acrylics are his favorite medium, and winter landscapes are his favorite muse.
What Lola Wants
842 Wall Street
Come see the beautiful artwork of Cindy Briggs and Mark Rada…
Friday through Sunday – stock up on Votivo candles at 15% off !
Wine and treats will be served !
830 Wall Street
The Wine Shop and Beer Tasting Bar
55 Minnesota Avenue
Always open late for Art Walk. This month join representatives from Three Creeks as they pour their delicious brews.