Dec
1
to Dec 22

MISC. Print Exchange & Exhibition

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Misc. is a varied print portfolio exchange and exhibition. This show presents an international print exchange and exhibition organized by Bend Gallery which features the work of 12 artists. Each artist created a varied edition of 11 x 15 in. unique prints exploring the theme "Misc." through a variety of printmaking techniques.

A print from each artist will be on display for the reception of this exhibition. Featured artists include:

  • E.J. Cobb
  • Elle Friedberg
  • Somé Louis
  • Kimberly Mills
  • James Nantelle
  • Alison Palmateer
  • Alan Pocaro
  • Erin Schaenzer
  • Jill Smith
  • Josh Stutz
  • Matt Squibb
  • Dayna Walton
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Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Chandra Yoga Series

Bend Gallery is pleased to host Molly Duff and her Chandra Yoga Series. This series is a monthly donation based class in which all of the proceeds go towards the Women's Interlink Foundation which oversees various causes including Nijoloy, a shelter for victims of human trafficking in Kolkata, India.

During this hour and a half session, instructor Molly Duff will lead the group through a meditation based, intention setting practice which coincides with the moon cycle. Each person will set an intention for themselves in an area in which they'd like to cultivate more abundance in their lives.

There will be a $10 minimum donation at the door (cash & card accepted), participants are encouraged to bring a pillow or a mat as the group will be seated on the floor as well as a journal and something to write with (chairs will be available for those who need).

Molly studied traditional Hatha yoga in Costa Rica at The Passion Yoga School. In her 200 hour teacher training, Molly learned how to dive deep into the heart space through asana, meditation, and breathing practices. These are all powerful tools that she uses to offer healing to her students. Molly has led various classes for places such as Oxbow School of Art and Artists' Residencies and Lions & Rabbits Gallery.

To read more about the Women's Interlink Foundation, visit womensinterlinkfoundation.org & https://www.classy.org/campaign/the-silent-seva-retreat/c121569

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Love Dunks!
Jan
5
to Jan 26

Love Dunks!

Close up of Love Dunks! (Pt. 2) 

Close up of Love Dunks! (Pt. 2) 

We all have to step back and look what we’ve done.
And I say “we” cause it’s not one.

This world runs on money and power, and it’s unequal opportunity
That prevents us from finding unity.

Don’t blame, but let’s find a new name.
A name called Love.

What if we could run off this?
I know they’ve tried and they got dissed,
But let’s give it our best shot cause this is all we got.

Love this world.
Love one another.
Love yourself.
Because…LOVE DUNKS!
— Jordyn Fishman - Artist Statement

Join us on Friday, January  5th from 6-9pm for the reception of "Love Dunks!", hosted by Bend Gallery. This exhibition features work from artist Jordyn Fishman.

The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

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Big Screen at Bend - Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Big Screen at Bend - Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

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We're putting Books at Bend on hold for the colder months as we introduce BIG SCREEN at Bend, a movie night event co-hosted by KCAD's Graduate run Alluvium gallery! 

The documentary we'll be watching this month is: Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

Join us for this once a month event as we'll be projecting different flicks on the wall in the gallery. Blankets, pillows, and snacks are encouraged! 18+ - As always are events are free to attend. Followed by a short discussion!

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Big Screen at Bend
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Big Screen at Bend

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We're putting Books at Bend on hold for the colder months as we introduce BIG SCREEN at Bend, a movie night event co-hosted by KCAD's Graduate run Alluvium gallery! 

The documentary we'll be watching this month is AI-WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY

Join us for this once a month event as we'll be projecting different flicks on the wall in the gallery. Blankets, pillows, and snacks are encouraged! 18+ - As always are events are free to attend. Followed by a short discussion!

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Chandra Yoga Series

Bend Gallery is pleased to host Molly Duff and her Chandra Yoga Series. This series is a monthly donation based class in which all of the proceeds go towards the Women's Interlink Foundation which oversees various causes including Nijoloy, a shelter for victims of human trafficking in Kolkata, India.

During this hour and a half session, instructor Molly Duff will lead the group through a meditation based, intention setting practice which coincides with the moon cycle. Each person will set an intention for themselves in an area in which they'd like to cultivate more abundance in their lives.

There will be a $10 minimum donation at the door (cash & card accepted), participants are encouraged to bring a pillow or a mat as the group will be seated on the floor as well as a journal and something to write with (chairs will be available for those who need).

Molly studied traditional Hatha yoga in Costa Rica at The Passion Yoga School. In her 200 hour teacher training, Molly learned how to dive deep into the heart space through asana, meditation, and breathing practices. These are all powerful tools that she uses to offer healing to her students. Molly has led various classes for places such as Oxbow School of Art and Artists' Residencies and Lions & Rabbits Gallery.

To read more about the Women's Interlink Foundation, visit womensinterlinkfoundation.org & https://www.classy.org/campaign/the-silent-seva-retreat/c121569

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Nov
3
to Nov 24

Roots

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Join us on Friday, November 3rd from 6-9pm for the reception of "Roots", hosted by Bend Gallery. This exhibition features work from artists who completed fellowships with the Peirce Cedar Creek Institute during the summer months of 2017.

Work by the following artists will be shown:

Elise Houcek

Jordyn Romersberger

Dayna Walton

The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

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Bend Gallery Book Club - Between the World and Me Recap
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bend Gallery Book Club - Between the World and Me Recap

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Bend Gallery is pleased to host Books at Bend - a community organized monthly book club!

RSVP to the facebook event, here!

Our next meeting will be held on October 26th at 7pm in the gallery. During this meeting we will discuss the book we have read, Between the World and Me, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. After our discussion we will also pick the next book that we will read! Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Stay up to date with our meetings by signing up for the book club mailing list here! 

The book is selling for around $14 new on amazon! 

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Unpolished: an informal critique series

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Unpolished is an informal critique series where local artists gather feedback in a communal setting.

This time-a-round, we will be at Bend Gallery on Thursday, October 19th. If you have work you'd like feedback on, bring 'er on in. Just want to join in on the conversation? A-ok! 

As always, all are welcome.

Questions? Concerns? Feel free to ask below or contact
eganfranks@gmail.com

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Chandra Yoga Series

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Bend Gallery is pleased to host Molly Duff and her Chandra Yoga Series. This series is a monthly donation based class in which all of the proceeds go towards the Women's Interlink Foundation which oversees various causes including Nijoloy, a shelter for victims of human trafficking in Kolkata, India.

During this hour and a half session, instructor Molly Duff will lead the group through a meditation based, intention setting practice which coincides with the moon cycle. Each person will set an intention for themselves in an area in which they'd like to cultivate more abundance in their lives.

There will be a $10 minimum donation at the door (cash & card accepted), participants are encouraged to bring a pillow or a mat as the group will be seated on the floor as well as a journal and something to write with (chairs will be available for those who need).

Molly studied traditional Hatha yoga in Costa Rica at The Passion Yoga School. In her 200 hour teacher training, Molly learned how to dive deep into the heart space through asana, meditation, and breathing practices. These are all powerful tools that she uses to offer healing to her students. Molly has led various classes for places such as Oxbow School of Art and Artists' Residencies and Lions & Rabbits Gallery.

To read more about the Women's Interlink Foundation, visit womensinterlinkfoundation.org & https://www.classy.org/campaign/the-silent-seva-retreat/c121569

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More Than Anything
Oct
6
to Oct 22

More Than Anything

Join us on Friday, October 6th from 6-9pm for "More Than Anything", hosted by Bend Gallery. This exhibition examines the dynamic nature of relationships and the personal impact they have on each artist. 

Work by the following artists will be shown: 
Megan Altieri
Amber Bledsoe
Emily Cobb
MacKenzie Lund
Erin Schaenzer

The show corresponds with Avenue for the Art's gallery hop event First Fridays.

RSVP to the facebook event here!

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Bend Gallery Book Club - Has Modernism Failed? Recap
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Bend Gallery Book Club - Has Modernism Failed? Recap

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Bend Gallery is pleased to host Books at Bend - a community organized monthly book club!

RSVP to the facebook event, here!

Our next meeting will be held on August 31st at 7pm in the gallery. During this meeting we will discuss the book we have read, Has Modernism Failed? (revised edition), written by Suzi Gablik. After our discussion we will also pick the next book that we will read! Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Stay up to date with our meetings by signing up for the book club mailing list here! 

The book is selling for around $18 new on amazon! 

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"How to Look at Art" - a Workshop by Zachary Trebellas
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

"How to Look at Art" - a Workshop by Zachary Trebellas

Join docent and art enthusiast Zachary Trebellas at Bend Gallery for a light hearted and informative workshop meant to provide tips and skills for more meaningful viewing experiences with art.  Checkout the Facebook event and RSVP here! Zachary Trebellas currently works at the Grand Rapids Childrens Museum and has worked and volunteered at the GRAM, the UICA, the Fed Galleries, the Avenue for the Arts, Artprize, and is a dedicated lifelong student of art history.

Join docent and art enthusiast Zachary Trebellas at Bend Gallery for a light hearted and informative workshop meant to provide tips and skills for more meaningful viewing experiences with art. 

Checkout the Facebook event and RSVP here!

Zachary Trebellas currently works at the Grand Rapids Childrens Museum and has worked and volunteered at the GRAM, the UICA, the Fed Galleries, the Avenue for the Arts, Artprize, and is a dedicated lifelong student of art history.

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Bend Gallery Book Club - Ways of Seeing Recap
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Bend Gallery Book Club - Ways of Seeing Recap

Bend Gallery is pleased to host Books at Bend - a community organized monthly book club!

RSVP to the facebook event, here!

Our next meeting will be held on August 31st at 7pm in the gallery. During this meeting we will discuss the book we have read, Ways of Seeing, written by John Berger. After our discussion we will also pick the next book that we will read! Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Stay up to date with our meetings by signing up for the book club mailing list here! 

The book is selling for around $11 on amazon! 

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PATTERNS - Print Exchange & Exhibition
Aug
4
to Aug 18

PATTERNS - Print Exchange & Exhibition

Tesselations, types of behaviors, shapes, and schedules are ways that patterns can be recognized through the world. This exhibition presents a national print exchange and exhibition organized by Bend Gallery which features the work of 12 artists. Each artist created an edition of 10 in. x 10 in. prints exploring the theme "Patterns" through a variety of printmaking techniques.

A print from each artist will be on display for the reception of this exhibition. Featured artists include:

Eana Apple Agopian
Elisabeth Busey
Joshua Butler
Joanna Cortez
Matthew Farrell
Elena Grey
Bryan Kosciolek
Maddie May
Branden J. Redmond
Liz Rennie
Eric Tracy
Dayna Walton

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Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Books at Bend - Recap of 1st Book

Bend Gallery is pleased to announce Books at Bend a community organized monthly book club!

Our next meeting will be held on July 26th at 8pm in the gallery. During this meeting we will discuss the book we have read, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking. After our discussion we will also pick the next book that we will read!  Snacks will be provided. 

A few of our members at our first meet & greet!

A few of our members at our first meet & greet!

 

To RSVP or get more information fill out the form here https://www.bendgallery.com/bendbookclub

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Books at Bend

Bend Gallery is pleased to announce Books at Bend a community organized monthly book club!

Our first meeting will be held on June 15th as a meet and greet for all community members who want to be involved, as well as announce our first book we will read, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking. Also during this meeting members can propose different books to read so we can begin to decide on a schedule. Snacks will be provided. 

Each month we will announce a new book and at the last Tuesday of the month we will meet in the gallery to discuss it! 

To RSVP or get more information fill out the form here https://www.bendgallery.com/bendbookclub

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