Friday, September 4, 2009

Lisa Copenhagen Wachs Oil Paintings at Mother’s Juice Café in September

Mother’s Juice Café in Bend is making a commitment to support the local arts community by featuring rotating monthly visual art exhibits. In September, Tumalo artist Lisa Copenhagen Wachs shows a collection of new oil paintings.

“The painting images are part of what I refer to as the ‘Drive By’ series,” says Copenhagen Wachs. “I snap photos while I am driving — usually over to Portland and back, around Warm Springs — and compile segments to create an amalgamation of different glances of landscape while passing through.”

Copenhagen Wachs has been a fixture on the local art scene for more than a decade. She works as a self-employed graphic designer and fine artist and has worked and lived in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco and Taos, New Mexico before settling in the Bend area in 1992. She paints primarily in oils and also works in mixed media collage/assemblage. She works in her Tumalo studio, which overlooks the high desert landscape.

Owners Mike and Janet Sackin, who bought Mother's Juice Café one year ago, are committed to supporting the local arts community by providing this opportunity to local artists to showcase their works. “My background is landscaping, and incorporating art into our lives is a natural part of who we are and what we want Mother’s Juice Café to be,” explains Mike Sackin.

Mother’s Juice Café is located on Bend’s west side at 1255 NW Galveston Ave. For details, visit or call 541-318-0989.

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