April 2017 Around Town

Local Student Artists Celebrated

Nearly 300 award-winning pieces of art created by local student artists are being showcased during a special exhibit as part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition that highlights the best work from young artists and writers. The exhibit—which began with a special awards ceremony—runs through spring at the Pinckney Gallery and Auditorium at Pence Hall at Central Oregon Community College. The event is free and open to the public.

Bend-La Pine Schools students in grades 7-12 earned 191 awards including 40 Gold Keys, 43 Silver Keys and 108 Honorable Mentions. All of the Gold Key winning pieces will move on to national judging and some artists will be invited to attend the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City later this spring. Mountain View High School senior Hailey Kavanagh also picked up an American Vision Nomination. Kavanaugh—who received the award for her innovative fashion designs—was one of just five students to receive this honor in Oregon.

The awards are open to students in grades 7-12 from schools throughout the region. Categories include ceramics, painting, digital art, fashion, photography, writing, poetry and more. Bend.k12.or.us

4 Peaks Music Festival Sets Lineup for 2017

4 Peaks Presents has announced the lineup for the 2017 4 Peaks Music Festival, taking place June 15 – 18 at Stevenson Ranch. 4 Peaks is excited to welcome progressive rock jam band Moe. and souped-up string band Railroad Earth as the main headliners for Friday and Saturday night. Grammy-nominated bluegrass bands Infamous Stringdusters and Sierra Hull, funk saxophonist Karl Denson, 4 Peaks favorites Poor Man’s Whiskey, and British Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist Matt Schofield will all add to this year’s diverse lineup.

4 Peaks’ mission is to provide a multi-day music event in beautiful Central Oregon, featuring an array of eclectic, national, regional and local bands for music enthusiasts, community members and families. The stage is set for the 10th year, and attracts people from all over the region, benefitting the economy of Bend and its surrounding communities. Tickets for the 2017 festival are available now locally at The Cosmic Depot and online at Eventbrite.com. Full lineup can be found at 4PeaksMusic.com.

The Deschutes Cultural Coalition Announces Grant Recipients

The Deschutes Cultural Coalition has awarded $20,000 in grants to nine arts and culture non-profits in Central Oregon for projects taking place in the 2017 calendar year. Thirteen applicants submitted over $30,300 in requests, however, the amount available for the grants this year was $20,000. The 2017 Deschutes Cultural Coalition Grant is funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and The Arts and Culture Alliance is the fiscal sponsor.

This year’s recipients include Base Camp Studio, Cascade Theatrical Company, Central Oregon Symphony, Central Oregon Community College’s The Nancy R. Chandler Scholar Program, High Desert Museum, KPOV, Sunriver Music Festival, The Tower Theatre, and the Waterston Desert Writing Prize.

The Deschutes Cultural Coalition provides grant funding from all sectors within the culture field including arts, heritage, and humanities. Grant funding is sponsored by the Oregon Cultural Trust and must support projects and activities that address one of the four priorities outlined within the Deschutes Cultural Plan. ArtsAndCultureCo.org