Friday, October 30, 2009

Sculpture Garden, Xeriscaping, Signage Blended at Mother’s Juice Café

See the rest of the sculpture garden images on Mother's Juice Cafe Facebook. -hoc

Sculpture garden? Low-water xeriscape landscaping? Business signage? How about all three? Mother’s Juice Café’s latest contribution to Galveston Avenue neighborhood beautification blends art, sustainability and commerce. Under the shade of a “Mother’s Juice Café” sculptural metal tree flourishes beds of sculptural metal flowers with small placards for Open, Espresso and other simple messages.

Mother’s Juice Café owner Mike Sackin tapped into his landscaping background to collaborate with Bend metal sculptor Andy Wachs at Weld Studio on the modern designs.

“We worked with the Mother’s tree-inspired logo to create a modern sculpture that also serves as signage in an organic way,” says Wachs. “It simulates a tree and plant forms and incorporates local landscapes for a playful, eye-catching blend of signage, garden and art,” Wachs explains.

The signs are constructed of steel and aluminum with traces of patina and rust to blend in with the surrounding Central Oregon desert environment.

Mother’s owners Mike and Janet Sackin, are also committed to supporting the local arts community by providing their venue as a platform for local artist to feature their work monthy.

“With our new sculpture garden emerging out front - we hope the community can be inspired to bring art into any environment,” states 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.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

11/6 Downtown Bend Business Association’s November First Friday Art Walk

Dozens of downtown Bend businesses will glow with the welcoming warmth of Autumn during the Downtown Bend Business Association’s monthly First Friday Walk on November 6. Art exhibits, artist receptions, live music, food and beverage samples and other events are open to the public free of charge throughout the evening.

Below are highlights and locations for several November First Friday Art Walk happenings:

Astro Lounge
147 NW Minnesota Avenue
Derek Anderson light paintings photography.
At the Beach
850 NW Wall
Handmade chocolate truffles, wine and 2010 swim and resort wear lines.
Bella Moda
1001 NW Wall Street #102
Lisa Mason color pencil drawings and acrylic paintings.
Bend Mapping & Blueprint 922 NW Bond Street
“Have you ever been this tired?” photo prints.
Douglas Fine Jewelry
920 NW Bond Street, Suite 106
Steven and Elyse Douglas gem show featuring Oregon Sunstone from Douglas mining claims.
Dudley’s Bookshop Café
135 Minnesota Avenue
Holly Grigg-Spall acrylic paintings. Music by French troubadour Eric John Kaiser. Artistic knitted items.

High Desert Gallery
10 Minnesota Avenue
Sue Favinger Smith “Perception and Imagination” oil paintings. Music by Erin Cole-Baker, acoustic mix of bluegrass, jazz, blues and rock.
Glass Symphony
916 Wall Street
Kate MacLeod new glass works.
Great Outdoor Clothing Company
933 NW Wall Street
Susan Mobley original watercolors and handpainted silk scarves and neckties.
Hot Box Betty
903 NW Wall Street
Karen Wright jewelry, Karen Brock designs, Stephanie Photography travel and nature photos.
Karen Bandy Design
25 Minnesota Avenue
Custom-designed jewelry and original abstract acrylic paintings.
Lowes Group
920 NW Bond Street, Ste 107
Artist TBA from BICA Gallery.

New York City Sub Shop
1043 NW Bond Street
Greta Gretzinger
 humorous paintings.

North Soles Footwear
800 Wall Street
Nikki Hoke Horner abstract interpretations of topographical mapping.

Sage Custom Framing
834 NW Brooks Street
Linda Gillard plein air pastel landscape paintings and figurative wire sculptures.

Thump Coffee
25 NW Minnesota Avenue
Kristin Klus hand-tinted darkroom prints and digital photography.

Will you one day be able to float this?

Article in Bend Bulletin proposing new options to benefit casual floaters, white water adventurists and the Deschutes fish habitat. -hoc

Read the full article, "Will you one day be able to float this? " here.

To Learn More: The Bend Park & Recreation District will hold an open house on the Colorado Avenue Dam report from 5:30- 7 p.m. Thursday in the district's Community Room at 799 S.W. Columbia St. in Bend.
To see the consultant's report on the Colorado Avenue Dam improvement project, visit People with questions or comments who can't attend the open house can contact Bruce Ronning at 541-706-6113 or

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kristin Klus Photography at Thump Coffee | November 2009

Looking forward to more hand-tinted darkroom prints @thumpcoffee from Klus. -hoc

Kristin Klus Photography at Thump Coffee, throughout the month of November 2009.

(BEND, OR) Scenes from Central Oregon by local photographer Kristin Klus are showcased at Thump Coffee in downtown Bend throughout November. Klus’s works bridge the gap between classic darkroom photography and newer digital techniques in the artist’s self-described quest to create photographs as “powerful as nature itself.”

“Photography is my way to share my adventures with the world,” says Klus. “My goal has always been to create photographs as powerful as nature itself by capturing the perfect lighting, angle, and exposure while in the field. The focus of my current collection is on capturing the beautiful landscapes and wildlife that I am so lucky to be exposed to here in Central Oregon.”

A native Oregonian who grew up with a strong love for the outdoors, Klus discovered a passion for photography in a high school photography class, and she pursued both academic training — earning a degree in photography — and hands-on experience working at a camera shop while attending Central Oregon Community College.

Klus’s work has been published in Photographers Forum magazine, and her photography can be found in businesses and private collections throughout Central Oregon. Visit her website at

Thump Coffee is located in downtown Bend at 25 NW Minnesota Ave. For details about art exhibits, coffee cuppings and other events, visit or call 541-388-0226.

Photo Caption: “Historic Old Mill” by Kristin Klus (hand-tinted black-and-white darkroom print, 12”x18”). “This photo was taken nine years ago. The pond has been bulldozed, and new buildings have blocked this angle entirely,” says Klus.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Help Shape Land Use in Deschutes County-Input Needed at October Meetings

Here's your chance to participate in shaping the future face of
Deschutes County. -hoc

Deschutes County has prepared a new draft of the Comprehensive Plan
for the first time since 1979. Over the next three months, the Deschutes
County Community Development Department will host 10 public meetings
to discuss the new draft Plan to obtain feedback from County residents.

The Community Plans within the Comprehensive Plan are specific
blueprints of how and where growth and development occur and how natural
resources will be protected in the unincorporated areas of the County
for the next 20 years. The draft Plan is based on public input received
over the past year, changes to state law, coordination with other
agencies and organizations and in-depth analysis of current conditions
and trends.

The County is asking for comments on all aspects of the Plan, from its
general themes to specific actions. The following meeting address
specific Community Plans that include growth and development affecting
each community. Give your input and learn more about the Community
Plan at these October meetings:

Date Tentative Topic Location Time
Oct. 19 Community Plan Terrebonne Grange Hall, 6:15 p.m.
Oct. 20 Community Plan Tumalo Community School, 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 29 Community Plan (Deschutes Junction) Three Sisters 7th Day
Adventist School, 6:00 p.m.
Note: This schedule is subject to change

Based on public comments received this fall, the draft Plan will be
revised in early 2010. Public hearings are expected to begin in spring

A copy of the draft Comprehensive Plan as well as detailed information
about the Planning Commission and community meetings are available at , under "Comprehensive Plan Update."

10/17 JZ Band at Three Creeks Brewing Co.

Joe Leonardi (Leonardi Media Arts) is one of those creative Central Oregonians whose work is always worth following. Check out his cool JZ Band at this happening Sisters watering hole. -hoc

With Special Guests
Live at:
Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Saturday October 17th

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10/25 Rise Up's 3rd annual "Art for India"

Rise up and check it out! -hoc


riddim driven

You are invited to Rise Up's 3rd annual "Art for India," on Sunday October 25th. Join us for one of Bend's largest art events. The evening will feature artwork by thirty of Bend's most talented artists and features an additional youth mural by children & teens from our local schools. This fun benefit helps fight discrimination and poverty by providing free education for over 250 underprivileged children in Bodhgaya, India.

This all age show starts at 5pm at the old Boomtown location, on the corner of Greenwood and Harriman (across from the Blacksmith restaurant). Come pick your piece of the canvas! Hosted by MC MOsleyWOtta and live music from Chris Chabot, Leif James and the Autonomics! Eats, Libations, Silent Auction, and a Media Presentation about the school in India. 

Tickets are: $15-Adults, under 21-$10, and under 10-Free. Tickets are available online   - at the door - or at Visit Bend.
We also have discounted group 5 & 10 packs. (5-$50, 10-$80)

If you would like to help volunteer for this event, Please contact us: 800-344-1540


Friday, October 9, 2009

Brian Daly Miniatures Photography at Mother’s Juice Café in October

Talent! Link takes you to event on Mother's Juice Cafe Facebook. -hoc

Brian Daly Miniatures Photography at Mother’s Juice Café in October

(Bend, OR) For the first time in Bend, local photographer Brian Daly exhibits his lilliputian photographic scenes in a solo show at Mother’s Juice Café throughout October. This series of photos depicts scenes created with miniature models ½-inch to 1-inch tall – people, cars, buildings, trees and other tiny figures, mostly “from my children's toys, or an old train set,” says Daly.

A photographer for 20 years, Daly recently started doing more studio work, including these miniature scenes. “The challenge is to try and throw some dramatic lighting into the scene and make the picture something it is not,” he explains. “I want to make the viewer, if even for a second, think, ‘Is that real? How did he do that?’”

Some shots, he says, “mimic a beautiful every day scene, with others the challenge is to create some tension or drama. And some are just to have fun.”

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10/25: An All Oyster Dinner at the Jackalope Grill

This sounds fantastic! -hoc

Some say oysters are an aphrodisiac, and while we invite you to decide for yourselves the myth's veracity, we know for a fact that they are delicious and lend themselves to a variety of presentations and preparations. After much thought and reflection on this princely mollusk, Chef Tim has developed another inspired menu for your enjoyment!

An All Oyster Dinner
October 25, 2009
~ Menu ~

Kumamoto Oyster
cava gelée, cava mignonette sauce

Oysters on the Half-Shell
an assortment including Chincoteague Bay, Calm Cove, Pickering Point and Barron Point

Oyster Chowder

Harry Hamblet's Oyster Sauté
house-made tarter sauce, cole slaw

Sake Poached Oyster
cucumber salad, sake-ginger dressing

Oysters Rockefeller
traditional preparation

Oyster Dessert

Please call soon to reserve one of the remaining places available for this special night of delicacies from the sea, paired with outstanding wines. Cost is $80 (including wines and gratuity), and we request payment in advance so the evening is more relaxed and enjoyable for all. Dinner starts at 6pm.

Reminder: Open Sunday, October 11 for Columbus Day Weekend
Since Monday is a holiday, we'll be open for regular dinner hours on Sunday, October 11. Come enjoy Sunday dinner at the Jackalope!

Kathy & Tim Garling
Reservations: 541-318-8435. Recipes, info and more.

Monday, October 5, 2009

10/25 Art For India Fundraiser

#inbend -hoc
We had a great turnout for the painting party with kids from three
schools and others participating this year too! We are having the Art
For India Fundraiser on Sun.,Oct. 25th, 5-9pm at the old Boomtown
location on the corner of Greenwood and Harriman (across from the
Blacksmith restaurant). Come pick your piece of the canvas! There will
also be live music from Chris Chabot, Leif James and the Autonomics!
Food, Beverages,Silent Artful Auction and a Slide Presentation of our
project in India. Tickets are the same as last year...$15-Adults,
under 21-$10, and under 10-Free.
If you would like to help volunteer for this event, Please contact me.
Hope to see you soon! Thanks sheri

Sheri Foster



10/10 Groovin' for Gavin

No health insurance, and a baby with a severe medical condition. Little Gavin is a poster child for why we need health care/health insurance reforms! -hoc


Come Support the Straw family through this tough time. Five month old baby Gavin will be having massive brain surgery on October 13th. Our lovely friends are hosting a fundraiser for Gavin and his family to help with medical expenses.


Groovin' for Gavin

Hosted at Parilla

635 NW 14th Street. 541-617-9600

Sat, October 10th

3-9 pm

Live music performed by

Larry and His Flask 8-9pm

Dela Project 7-8pm

Ben and Steve of Necktie killer 6-7pm

Silent Auction 3-8pm

Lovely donations from: The Tower Theatre, Bambini, Spork, Plum, Pave Jewelers, Vanilla, Soba, Bouncing off the Walls, Alpenglow, Scrappin' Along, Utilitu, Tan Republic and manymore!

Sliding scale donation requested $5-$20