April First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bend

Please join us Friday, February 1st at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Vivian Olsen and Barbara Slater.

This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, Natalie Vandenborn, Laura Blossey and Breanne Brand, along with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage, who will be serving wine and beer samples.

The  Animal paintings of two local artists, Vivian Olsen and Barbara Slater, are featured at Cascade Sotheby’s Realty on Wall St. during the month of April. Both artists will be present to meet with visitors during First Friday Art Walk for their painting exhibit, “Kaleidoscope”.

Vivian Olsen’s interest in portraying animals began as a girl living in the California hills and continued to grow while living in the mountains of Idaho. There she began painting waterfowl, birds of prey and various mammals while she worked as an assistant for a wildlife biologist and she set her goal to become a wildlife artist. Long ago she attained that goal and for years has been painting wildlife portraits with watercolors or pastels that capture the animal’s beauty and lively personality. Vivian says, “Animals have always given me a sense of peace and joy so, I paint what I love – animals.”

Barbara Slater’s oil painting subjects are lively  animals ranging from curious goats to dreamy-eyed cows, and other farm-yard animals  She paints her subjects with bold brush strokes and rich oil pigmentation. She says, “Color, to me, is magic and the color in nature just kills me! – it’s where color comes from!” Slater’s love for art began when she was 10 and took an art school correspondence course. Over the years she has continued to challenge herself as an artist and learn new techniques and skills.

More About these 2 local artists:  www.highdesertartleague.com


categorized in Art, Bend, Central Oregon


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